Comparison of Residual Stress in Martensitic Alloys by Nondestructive Techniques

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Three martensitic materials, namely Alloys EP-823, HT-9 and 422 were subjected to tensile loading at ambient temperature. The cylindrical specimens tested at different levels of tensile loading were analyzed for characterization of residual stress resulting from plastic deformation corresponding to the applied loads between the yield strength and the ultimate tensile strength. The extent of residual stress developed at these applied stresses was analyzed by nondestructive positron annihilation spectroscopy, activation, and neutron diffraction techniques. The results indicate that the residual stresses characterized by all three techniques exhibited a consistent pattern showing a gradual enhancement in residual stress with increasing applied load.


Alloys; Deformations (Mechanics); Martensite – Mechanical properties; Martensitic alloys; Neutron diffraction; Positron annihilation spectroscopy; Residual stresses; Strains and stresses


Materials Science and Engineering | Mechanics of Materials | Metallurgy


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