X-Ray Diffraction Study of Residual Stresses in Metal Matrix Composite-Jacketed Steel Cylinders Subjected to Internal Pressure

  • S. L. Lee
  • M. Doxbeck
  • G. Capsimalis


The study of aluminum/silicon carbide metal matrix composite (MMC)-jacketed steel structural components was made because of their light weight and high stiffness. Steel ‘liner’ cylinders were wrapped with MMC ‘jackets’ with all-hoop layup and were put through various degrees of hydraulic autofrettage and thermal soak. In this paper, we summarize the results from our x-ray diffraction residual stress measurements on a number of cylinders using a position-sensitive scintillation detection (PSSD) system. Our experimental results are compared with theoretical predictions from a model based on the elastic-plastic analysis of a thick cylinder subjected to internal pressure. Interpretation of the interference effect caused by the MMC jacket on the steel liner is discussed.


Residual Stress Metal Matrix Composite Steel Cylinder Steel Liner Aluminum Alloy Matrix 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. L. Lee
    • 1
  • M. Doxbeck
    • 1
  • G. Capsimalis
    • 1
  1. 1.U.S. Army ARDEC, Close Combat Armaments CenterBenet LaboratoriesWatervlietUSA

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