DETERMINATION OF WELDING RESIDUAL STRESSES IN TUBULAR JOINTS WITH MULTI-PASS WELDS
Tensile residual stresses caused by welding potentially lend to detrimental consequences on the structural integrity and durability of tubular joints in the engineering field. This paper presents the experimental and numerical investigations to determine the welding residual stresses in X-tubular joints. This paper describes a new modeling approach to establish the finite element model of the tubular joint with a multi-pass weld to simulate the welding process with multiple welding passes and analyses the welding residual stresses. Assisted by the non-destructive residual stress measurement by the X-ray diffraction approach, the numerical results realized by the proposed modeling approach and the thermal-mechanical simulation method agree well with the X-ray diffraction measurement.