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Abstract

This article describes the formation of residual stresses and distortion, providing information on the techniques for measuring residual stresses. It presents a detailed discussion on the magnitude and distribution analysis of the residual stresses and distortion in weldments. The article briefly explains the effects of residual stresses and distortion on the brittle fracture and fatigue fracture of welded structures. It also provides information on the thermal treatments of weldments.

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