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Reliable estimates of residual stresses based on non-destructive testing techniques have recently become an essential requirement for the efficient design of advanced materials. Over the last ten years the neutron scattering technique has been recognized as a powerful tool in the characterization of such materials. In this paper the neutron diffraction facilities are described at the High Flux Reactor (HFR) at Petten. Experimental data on two specimens are presented. For the first specimen, an austenitic steel ring exhibiting sharp residual stress gradients. These findings are compared against similar data obtained elsewhere. For the second specimen, a metal/ceramic composite, the test data are compared against numerical results derived by numerical modelling of the composite's manufacturing process.

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Authors: YOUTSOS A G, JRC Petten (NL);TIMKE T, JRC Petten (NL);OHMS C, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 1st European Conference on Neutron Scattering, Interlaken (CH), October 8-11, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40862 ORA
Record Number: 199711351 / Last updated on: 1997-10-16
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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