A Method for Measurement of Axisymmetric Axial Residual Stresses in Circumferentially Welded Thin-Walled Cylinders

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Weili Cheng, Iain Finnie

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 107(3), 181-185 (Jul 01, 1985) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3225799 History: Received April 09, 1984; Online September 23, 2009


A new method is proposed for measuring the axial component of an axisymmetric residual stress field in thin-walled cylinders. The specific application considered is determination of the stress at the centerline of a circumferential weld. The method involves strain measurements at the outside wall while a complete circumferential slit is cut to increasing depths from the inside wall. The technique is applied to the simple case of a single pass weld. Experimental results are in good agreement with predicted values.

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