Measurement of Residual Stress in Water Pipe Welds Using the Hole-Drilling Technique
In case of large steel water pipe, it have been observed that its fracture mostly occurs due to the complicated outside fatigue load on the pipe in the underground. It is also well known that its damage and leakage happen mainly in a weld zone. In this study we evaluated the fatigue characteristics based on size effect and residual stress by comparing the test results on the standard specimen collected from real pipe with those on full scale pipe.
Yu Zhou, Shan-Tung Tu and Xishan Xie
J. H. Choi et al., "Measurement of Residual Stress in Water Pipe Welds Using the Hole-Drilling Technique", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 353-358, pp. 2419-2422, 2007