Accession Number : AD0677445

Title :   X-RAY DIFFRACTION STUDY OF RESIDUAL MICROSTRESSES IN SHOT-PEENED AND FATIGUED 4130 STEEL,

Corporate Author : BOEING CO RENTON WASH COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Esquivel,A. L. ; Evans,K. R.

Report Date : 09 OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : A study was made of the effects of shot peening and fatigue cycling on the residual macrostresses determined by X-ray methods in an austenitized and tempered AISI 4130 steel (150-170 ksi). The results show that the effect of shot peening is to produce a residual compressive macrostress layer .014 inch deep. The residual stress profile (stress versus depth) exhibits a small negative stress gradient at and near the surface and a large positive stress gradient in the interior. Stress relaxation (due to fatigue cycling) which occurred early in the fatigue history of the specimen was found greater at the surface than in the sub-surface layers. Stress gradients of the stress profile increased with continued cycling and varied with depth. A correlation appears to exist between stress relaxation and stress gradients at the surface. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STEEL, STRESSES), X RAY DIFFRACTION, COLD WORKING, FATIGUE(MECHANICS)

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE