ray diffraction method is used to determine the stress field in polycrystalline materials. The measurement of peak shifts enables the determination of the macrostresses and the plastic incompatibility stresses (intergranular stresses). In the interpretation of the experimental results self-consistent model of elatoplastic deformation is used. In the present work, the plastic incompatibility stresses and the elastic energy stored in cold rolled brass and ferritic steel were determinate. The results are discussed and presented in Euler space.