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A review of residual stress analysis using thermoelastic techniques

By A.F. Robinson, J.M. Dulieu-Barton, S. Quinn and R.L. Burguete


Thermoelastic Stress Analysis (TSA) is a full-field technique for experimental stress analysis that is based on infra-red thermography. The technique has proved to be extremely effective for studying elastic stress fields and is now well established. It is based on the measurement of the temperature change that occurs as a result of a stress change. As residual stress is essentially a mean stress it is accepted that the linear form of the TSA relationship cannot be used to evaluate residual stresses. However, there are situations where this linear relationship is not valid or departures in material properties due to manufacturing procedures have enabled evaluations of residual stresses. The purpose of this paper is to review the current status of using a TSA based approach for the evaluation of residual stresses and to provide some examples of where promising results have been obtained

Topics: TJ
Publisher: Insitute of Physics Publishing
Year: 2009
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Provided by: e-Prints Soton

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