Finite Element Simulation of the Sachs Boring Method of Measuring 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), 274-276 (Aug 01, 2003) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1593700 History: Received March 14, 2003; Revised May 06, 2003; Online August 01, 2003
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Schematic representation of plane stress finite element mesh for internally pressurized thick-walled cylinders
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Finite element hoop strain results
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Term1 from Eq. (11) and polynomial curve fitting thereof
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Comparison of results of FE simulation of Sachs boring



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