Finite Element Simulation of Crack Compliance Experiments to Measure Residual Stresses in Thick-Walled Cylinders

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R. R. de Swardt

LIW Division of Denel, PO Box 7710, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 125(3), 305-308 (Aug 01, 2003) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1593076 History: Received May 06, 2003; Revised May 09, 2003; Online August 01, 2003
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Schematic diagram of compliance experiment
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Typical finite element mesh and boundary conditions for simulation of compliance method
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Demonstration of accuracy of the thermal simulation technique
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Strain at measurement location of thinner ring
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Strain at measurement location of thicker ring
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Comparison of crack-compliance measurements and two FE simulations




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