Special Issue "Analysis of Strain, Stress and Texture with Quantum Beams"

A special issue of Quantum Beam Science (ISSN 2412-382X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Makoto Hayashi
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Guest Editor
AIDA ENGINEERING, LTD., Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-0134, Japan
Interests: fatigue; fracture mechanics; fractography; NDE; residual stress
Prof. Dr. K. Akita
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Co-Guest Editor
Tokyo City University
Interests: residual stress measurement

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Internal and residual stresses in materials have a considerable effect on material properties, including fatigue resistance, stress corrosion cracking, fracture toughness, and strength. Residual stresses are analyzed using FEM and measured using quantum beams, such as X-ray, synchrotron radiation, and neutron. In some cases, residual stresses are evaluated by the combination of FEM analysis and quantum methods. Since the penetration depth of neutron is very deep, the residual stresses inside of the structural component can be measured. Pulsed neutron beam experimental facilities have been constructed in the world. Thus, residual stresses have recently been measured using the pulsed neutron beam. However, it is necessary to prepare strain-free samples for the evaluation of residual stresses using the neutron. The most appropriate method has not been established yet. On the other hand, there is the diffraction plane dependence of elastic constants. The evaluation of residual stresses in heavily textured materials has to consider anisotropy. At the same time, it is necessary to develop measurement technology for texture. In this issue titled “Analysis of Strain, Stress and Texture with Quantum Beams”, many topics related the residual stress assessment will be discussed.

Dr. Makoto Hayashi
Prof. Dr. K. Akita
Guest Editors

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  • Residual stress
  • Residual strain
  • Texture
  • Surface finishing
  • Carburizing
  • Weldment
  • Interface
  • Parts and structural components
  • Residual stresses in hardly textured materials
  • FEM analysis
  • Complementary use of SR X-ray and neutron
  • Complementary analysis using FEM analysis and quantum beam
  • Novel technique for analyzing strain and stress
  • Novel technique for analyzing texture

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: A Study on Phase Stress of Centrifugally Cast Duplex Stainless Steel by using Neutron Diffraction Method
Authors: Yun Wang
Affiliation: Hitachi Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd.

Title: Double Exposure Method with Synchrotron White X-ray for Stress Evaluation of Coarse Grain Materials
Authors: K. Suzuki; A. Shiro; H. Toyokawa; C. Saji; T. Shobu
Affiliation: Niigata University; National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute Japan Atomic Energy Agency
Abstract: A stress measurement of coarse grain material is difficult using synchrotron X-ray diffraction, because the diffraction pattern from coarse grain material becomes spotty. In addition, the center of the diffraction pattern is unknown for the transmitted X-ray beam. A double exposure method is proposed as the countermeasure against this issue. In the experiment, we introduce a CdTe pixel detector. The detector is a newly developed area detector and can resolve high-energy X-rays. The strains of the coarse grain material can be measured by a combinations of the double exposure method, white synchrotron X-ray and the CdTe pixel detector. The bending stress in an austenitic stainless steel plate was measured using the proposed technique. As a result, the measured stress corresponded to the applied bending stress.

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