Portland State University. Department of Civil Engineering
Wendelin H. Mueller
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied Science
1 online resource (97 p.)
Steel tubes -- Vibration, Residual stresses
In many instances the predominant factor contributing to structural failure in welded parts is the residual stress which exists before the part is put into service. In this investigation an attempt is made to study the changes in residual stresses caused by vibrational stress relief (VSR). VSR is a fairly new idea in stress relief and there is no substantial evidence of its success in reducing residual stresses. This thesis documents the residual stress distributions found in 5/16 inch thick, 22 inch diameter welded fabricated tubes after VSR.
Ratnathicam, Shantini, "A study of the effect of vibration on the residual stresses in a welded fabricated tube" (1979). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2897.