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Two operating facilities are available for the purpose of residual stress measurements by neutron diffraction at the high flux reactor (HFR) in Petten, The Netherlands. During the past two years considerable progress has been made on one of these (HB4) in upgrading the setup of the instrument. The progress achieved by the implementation of various modifications in terms of statistical error and sampling time is shown through results of tests performed on standard specimens such as a stainless steel sample and an iron powder. Concerning the performance of the second neutron diffraction spectrometer (HB5) available at the HFR, an overview is given of the investigations performed on this facility during the last two years. Emphasis is made on the degree of measurement reproducibility shown by the example of Tom's Ring.

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Authors: OHMS C, JRC Petten (NL);YOUTSOS A G, JRC Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Fifth International Conference on Residual Stresses, Linköping (SE), June 16-18, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40972 ORA
Record Number: 199711558 / Last updated on: 1997-12-09
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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