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June 5, 2018

Stresstech Bulletin 15: Residual Stress in Welding

Modern industry has many requirements like cost efficiency, durability, lightness of manufactured parts and eco-friendliness to name a few. With these requirements in mind it’s crucial to have deep understanding of the manufacturing process and how it affects the finished part. Residual stress is one physical property that is becoming more crucial as the requirements and quality of manufacturing process grow.

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April 4, 2018

Stresstech Bulletin 14: Shot Peening Residual Stresses

Cold working causes plastic deformation that creates residual stresses. The degree and sign of the residual stress depend on degree and type of the working process. Shot peening is a cold working process in which the surface of a component is peened with small spherical balls called shots. The process induces plastic deformation on the surface, relieves surface tensile stresses and introduces beneficial compressive residual stresses. Shot peening is a similar process with surface rolling, both deform the surface plastically to develop a compressive residual stress depth profile.

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March 15, 2018

Stresstech Bulletin 13: Types of Residual Stresses

Residual stresses are spontaneously in equilibrium as tensile residual stresses (detrimental) and compressive residual stresses (beneficial). For example, a surface formed in tensile stresses will comprise compressive residual stresses, and a surface formed in compressive stresses will contain tensile residual stresses.