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RS Lab

Lab full name
Residual Stress Laboratory
Research Activities

Residual stress (RS) develops during manufacturing processes as a result of heat and mechanical treatment experienced by the material. Welding process generates RS in welded parts and this could lead to some problems in terms of dimensional stability and structural integrity.
Under working condition, the RS  combines with the stress field produced by external loads, changing the distribution of stress and influencing the structural stability and resistance to fatigue and fracture of the structure. The experimental evaluation of the RS (really difficult to predict) is very important for a proper design.
Complete equipment for RS measurement on real welded  components are available. We are able to perform measurements on site.

Contact Person
X-Ray Diffractometer
Thermal Imaging Camera
development of research projects, consultancy, program contracts