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A Useful Guide for X-Ray Stress Evaluation (XSE)

  • Viktor M. Hauk (a1) and Eckard Macherauch (a1)


This paper summarizes experiences available for the measurement of lattice strains in different materials with different wavelengths to evaluate stresses by means of X-rays. The recommendations given are based on previous statements. Some principles of fundamentals of X-ray physics for the recording of interference lines with Ω and ψ-diffractometers are dealt with. Methods applicable for the determination of the peak position of the interference lines, the assessment of linear and non-linear lattice strain distributions, and tine calculation of stresses are outlined. For iron, aluminium, copper, nickel and titanium the constants for practical X-ray stress evaluation (XSE) and the parameters of measurement are tabled.



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