How reliable are prediction and measurement of weld residual stresses? Lessons from the NeT Network

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The Task Groups of the NeT European Network undertake closely controlled round robin studies examining the prediction and measurement of residual stresses in thoroughly characterised welded benchmarks. Task Groups 4 and 6 are examining three-pass slot welds in plates made from AISI316L(N) and Alloy 600 respectively. A very large body of independent RS measurements and simulations have been performed, giving a unique insight into the real-world reliability of both RS measurements and finite element simulation of welding. This paper reviews NeT Task Groups 4 and 6, and considers their
implications for modelling of welding processes.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematical modelling of weld phenomena 12
Place of PublicationSeggau, Graz
PublisherVerlag der Technischen Universität Graz
Number of pages32
ISBN (Print)978-3-85125-615-4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019