The principle of strain reconstruction tomography: Determination of quench strain distribution from diffraction measurements

Alexander M. Korsunsky, Willem J.J. Vorster, Shu Yan Zhang, Daniele Dini, David Latham, Mina Golshan, Jian Liu, Yannis Kyriakoglou, Michael J. Walsh

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Abstract

The evaluation of residual elastic strain within the bulk of engineering components or natural objects is a challenging task, since in general it requires mapping a six-component tensor quantity in three dimensions. A further challenge concerns the interpretation of finite resolution data in a way that is commensurate and non-contradictory with respect to continuum deformation models. A practical solution for this problem, if it is ever to be found, must include efficient measurement interpretation and data reduction techniques. We describe the principle of strain tomography by high-energy X-ray diffraction, i.e. reconstruction of the higher dimensional distribution of strain within an object from multiple scans in lower dimensions, and illustrate the application of this principle to a simple case of reconstruction of an axisymmetric residual strain state induced in a cylindrical sample by quenching. The underlying principle of the analysis method presented in this paper allows generalisation to more complex situations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2101-2108
Number of pages8
JournalActa Materialia
Volume54
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • High-energy diffraction
  • Residual elastic strain
  • Synchrotron
  • Tomography

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