Estimation of Elastic Follow-Up in Structures
Using simplified benchmark models, representative of the behavior of real structures, a unified framework for quantification of elastic follow-up (EFU) in structures has been provided. Closed form analytical solutions for evaluation of elastic follow-up are presented for model structures. The impact of elastic follow-up on the relaxation i.e. the redistribution of residual stresses has been explored and hence its significance in the integrity assessment of structures in general and in classification of residual stresses in particular has been highlighted.
Ahmad Kamal Ariffin, Shahrum Abdullah, Aidy Ali, Andanastuti Muchtar, Mariyam Jameelah Ghazali and Zainuddin Sajuri
S. Hadidi-Moud and D. J. Smith, "Estimation of Elastic Follow-Up in Structures", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 462-463, pp. 361-365, 2011