Evaluation of Residual Stress in 300m Steels Using Magnetization, Barkhausen Effect and X-Ray Diffraction Techniques
This investigation was undertaken to compare the techniques of x-ray diffraction, Barkhausen effect and magnetization measurement as methods of nondestructive evaluation of stress in shot peened 300M steel. In particular we were concerned with the estimation of the level of prevailing applied stress and the compressive overload (plastic deformation) which the samples had been subjected to. The 300M steel used in this study is a constructional material for the landing gears of aircraft, and as these components will eventually experience fatigue failure if not replaced, it was of interest to develop NDE techniques for the assessment of the mechanical condition of landing gears of in-service aircraft.
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