The proposed research project aims to design and create a miniature X-ray diffraction device so as to measure residual stresses in materials. This device will be portable and suitable for industrial exploitation conditions. Research is required :
- to improve the performance of the existing technologies (interms of rapidity, resolution, repeatability and reproductibility),
- to allow the development of a miniaturised device, which will achieve measurementswhatever the geometry and size of the mechanical controlled parts. The projectwill take into account some of the application conditions for each industrialsector of users.