An inverse approach for constructing residual stress field induced by welding

N. Hu, Y. P. Cao, J. Lu, Hisao Fukunaga

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Abstract

In this paper, an inverse approach based on the inherent strain method is proposed for constructing the residual stress field induced by welding. First, some smooth basis functions in form of polynomial have been employed to approximate the inherent strains. To select the basis functions properly, the previous valuable knowledge about the distributions of residual stress for some typical welding structures should be considered roundly. Furthermore, the singular modes in the assumed inherent strains, which do not cause the residual stresses, are excluded. Then, a stable profile of the inherent strain field can be assumed. Second, by employing the finite element method (FEM) and the least-square technique, the inherent strain field can be identified from limited experimental data at some key points. Finally, the distribution of residual stress can be constructed efficiently using the obtained inherent strain field. Compared with the traditional inherent strain method, in the present work, the sensitivity matrix for predicting the inherent strains can be evaluated more effectively and the experimental data needed in the identification procedure can be reduced significantly. A practical example is used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the present method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Conference on Fracture 2005, ICF11
Pages5615-5620
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Event11th International Conference on Fracture 2005, ICF11 - Turin, Italy
Duration: 2005 Mar 202005 Mar 25

Publication series

Name11th International Conference on Fracture 2005, ICF11
Volume8

Other

Other11th International Conference on Fracture 2005, ICF11
CountryItaly
CityTurin
Period05/3/2005/3/25

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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