Residual Stress Measurements in Australia: Present and Future
The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, ANSTO, (http:\\www.ansto.gov.au) has initiated a “Neutrons for Engineering” project to provide an integrated residual stress service to Australian industry and academia. The service is based around measurements of residual stress using neutrons on a newly-refurbished instrument on the HIFAR research reactor. In addition to the neutron measurements there is a range of expertise available on the ANSTO site to solve residual stress problems using other techniques including hole-drilling, strain-gauging, and x-ray diffraction, as well as capabilities for finite element modeling and mechanical testing. In this paper we describe briefly the existing and future facilities at ANSTO for neutron strain scanning and present some benchmark results for the HIFAR strain scanner.
Sabine Denis, Takao Hanabusa, Bob Baoping He, Eric Mittemeijer, JunMa Nan, Ismail Cevdet Noyan, Berthold Scholtes, Keisuke Tanaka, KeWei Xu
C. Curfs et al., "Residual Stress Measurements in Australia: Present and Future", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 490-491, pp. 218-222, 2005