stress relief cracking

stress relief cracking

[′stres ri¦lēf ‚krak·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
Cracking between metal grains in the heat-affected zone of a weldment during exposure to high temperatures.
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Among specific topics are in-situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction studies in the chip formation zone during orthogonal metal cutting, micromagnetic analysis of residual stress distribution in 42CrMo4 steel after thermal and mechanical surface treatment, residual stress formation in component-related stress relief cracking tests of a welded creep-resistant steel, and an analytical method for predicting residual stress distribution in selective laser melted/sintered alloys.