Stresstech Bulletin 7: The Importance of Residual Stresses
Independent of external loads, there are internal stresses inside structures and materials. These stresses are called residual stresses. Even though “stress” is an abstract term, the plural form “residual stresses” is often used. Residual stresses / Residual Stress terms were first mentioned in literature already in 1841. Since then, the importance of residual stress has become a well-known fact.