Residual Stresses in Overlapping Friction Taper Stud Welds
This paper presents microstructural, hardness and residual strain information for solid-state welds in creep-resistant Cr-Mo steel, made using the new local damage repair technique offered by friction taper stud welding (FTSW). The technique is suitable for making single welds to repair, for example, localised creep damage but can also be extended to deal with planar defects through the use of overlapping welds. Neutron diffraction was used to measure residual strains at a number of positions along a series of 5 overlapping FTS welds.
Y. Akiniwa, K. Akita and H. Suzuki
D.G. Hattingh et al., "Residual Stresses in Overlapping Friction Taper Stud Welds", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 652, pp. 111-115, 2010