The presentations are now available► Research2Business Online-Workshop: Residual Stress Analysis

March 9, 2021 all-day

In the frame of the ACCELERATE project, HZG organised an R2B workshop focused on the topic ”Residual Stress Analysis”. The event was held online on 09 March 2021.


Residual stresses are mechanical stresses present in a workpiece or a component, which is not influenced by external forces or heat gradients. They are present in nearly all materials and result from deformations, heat treatments or structural changes (phase transformation). Uneven cooling in castings or welds also leads to significant residual stresses.

Residual stresses, superposed by external load during service conditions of the material can lead to premature failure of the components. In other cases, residual stresses are generated on purpose to obtain materials with special features. This technique is called residual stress engineering.

About the workshop

What are the best ways to achieve understanding about residual stress in your materials and components?

This workshop covered both standard laboratory techniques and advanced methods at large scale research facilities. It showcased how synchrotron radiation and neutrons can, in a non-destructive manner, give insights into residual stress in materials and engineering components during fabrication or operation. Several techniques were explained and linked to current questions.

> The event’s program is available here.
> Workshop’s presentations:
  • Residual Stress Analysis with Neutron Diffraction: click here
  • CERIC-ERIC: How to Access Large-Scale Facilities:  click here
  • Brilliant Analytics – Access to Neutrons and Synchrotron Instruments by GEMS: click here
  • Residual Stress Analysis – Hole Drilling and the Contour Method: click here
  • Advanced Methods near Surface X-ray Techniques: click here
  • Bridging the Gap between Synchrotron/Neutron Stress Analysis and Industry: click here
  • Bulk Residual Stress Analysis with Synchrotron High-Energy X-rays: click here
  • Synchrotron based 3DXRD Studies of Rolled Braze Clad Aluminium Sheets: click here


CERIC-ERIC is an integrated multidisciplinary Research Infrastructure open for basic and applied users in the fields of materials, biomaterials and nanotechnology. With a single entry point to excellent facilities, it allows structural investigation, analysis and synthesis of materials, using photon, electron, neutron, and ion based techniques.

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