Comparison of Two X-Ray Residual Stress Measurement Methods: Sin2 ψ and Cos α, Through the Determination of a Martensitic Steel X-Ray Elastic Constant

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Comparison of Two X-Ray Residual Stress Measurement Methods: Sin2 ψ and Cos α, Through the Determination of a Martensitic Steel X-Ray Elastic Constant

D. Delbergue, D. Texier, M. Lévesque, P. Bocher

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Abstract. X-ray diffraction technique for residual stresses measurement is usually associated to the sin2 ψ method, a method based on the interception of the diffraction cone and line detectors. To overcome this loss of information, the cos α method is an alternative method which uses a single exposure to collect the entire diffraction cone via a 2D detector. The present paper compares both sin2 ψ and cos α methods, through the X-ray elastic constant (XEC) determination of a quenched and tempered martensitic steel. The full-cone measurement method demonstrates a smaller scatter and a better repeatability of the measurements. This latter point is of considerable interest since larger scatter in XEC may result in large variation in residual stress values, especially at high stress levels.

Keywords
X-Ray Diffraction, Residual Stresses, X-Ray Elastic Constant, Single Exposure

Published online 12/22/2016, 6 pages
Copyright © 2016 by the author(s)
Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: D. Delbergue, D. Texier, M. Lévesque, P. Bocher, ‘Comparison of Two X-Ray Residual Stress Measurement Methods: Sin2 ψ and Cos α, Through the Determination of a Martensitic Steel X-Ray Elastic Constant’, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 2, pp 55-60, 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21741/9781945291173-10

The article was published as article 10 of the book Residual Stresses 2016

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