Comparison of neutron diffraction residual stress measurements of steel welded repairs with current fitness-for-purpose assessments

Anna M. Paradowska, John W.H. Price, Trevor R. Finlayson, Ronald B. Rogge, Ronald L. Donaberger, Raafat Ibrahim

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In this research the neutron diffraction technique was used to investigate the residual stress distributions in carbon steel components with weld repairs. Two full penetration weld repairs were studied using a) the stringer bead and b) the temper bead weld techniques in 25 mm thick plate. The welds were not post weld heat treated. The focus of the measurements is on the values of the sub-surface and through-thickness strain/stress variation near the middle of the weld and the toe. The experimental results showed that both processes had high residual stresses particularly through the thickness. The measurements were compared with current fitness-for-purpose approaches, such as BS7910 and R6 showing that these approaches underestimated and overestimated the stresses in various regions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2008 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, PVP2008
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
EventASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference (PVP) 2008 - Marriott on Magnificent Mile, Chicago, United States of America
Duration: 27 Jul 200831 Jul 2008 (Proceedings)


ConferenceASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference (PVP) 2008
Abbreviated titlePVP 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
Other2008 ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference
Internet address


  • Fitness-forpurpose assessments
  • Neutron diffraction
  • Residual stress
  • Stringer and temper bead welding repairs
  • Welding

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