Residual stress mapping in welds using the contour method

Y. Zhang, S. Pratihar, M. E. Fitzpatrick, L. Edwards

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The contour method, a newly-invented sectioning technique for residual stress measurement, has the potential to measure the cross-sectional residual stress profile of a weld in a simple and time-efficient manner. In this paper we demonstrate the capability of the contour method to measure cross-sectional residual stress profiles, which are compared with neutron diffraction measurements and show excellent agreement. The results provide useful information for safety-critical design of welded components and optimization of welding parameters, and also illustrate the potential of the contour technique as a powerful tool for residual stress evaluation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResidual Stresses VII, ICRS 7 - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Residual Stresses, ICRS-7
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0878499695, 9780878499694
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Residual Stresses, ICRS-7 - Xi'an, China
Duration: 14 Jun 200417 Jun 2004

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
ISSN (Print)0255-5476


Conference7th International Conference on Residual Stresses, ICRS-7


  • Contour method
  • Neutron diffraction
  • Residual stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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