The Need for Analytical/Experimental Orchestrated Approaches to Solve Residual Stress Problems in Real Structures

  • Koichi Masubuchi


This paper discusses the need for analytical/experimental hybrid approaches to solve residual stress problems in real structures. Analytical models are used as the basis, and experimental data obtained on selected locations are used to calibrate the analytical models and to improve their accuracy. By properly combining recent analytical and experimental techniques, it is possible to significantly improve the state-of-the-art of studying residual stresses and distortion and their effects on service behaviors of welded structures.


Residual Stress Weld Metal Stress Corrosion Crack Rectangular Plate Spot Welding 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Koichi Masubuchi
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  1. 1.Department of Ocean EngineeringMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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