Layer Growing/Removing Method for the Determination of Residual Stresses in Inhomogeneous Cylinders
An algorithm of the layer growing/removing method is presented for computing residual stresses in case of the long multilayered hollow cylinder from strain measurements on the free stationary surface or from X-ray diffraction measurements on the cylinder´s moving surface. The algorithm is valid for layer growing/removing on the outer or inner surface of the cylinder and is of interest first of all in the study of residual stresses in coatings and surface layers generally. The suggested algorithm is programmed for PC. An example of application is presented.