Srinivasan, Lakshmi (2006) Measurement of stress in bolts using resonant ultrasound spectroscopy. Masters thesis, Durham University.
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Stress affects the resonance properties of materials. A suitable technology and instrumentation for calculating stress in pre-installed oil pipeline bolts is developed and tested. The technology, Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy (RUS), relates the change in bolt resonances to bolt stress, using analysis software. A suitable instrumentation that excites the bolt over a band of frequencies through a broad band sweep and measures the response to compute resonances and bolt stress is developed. The instrumentation and the analysis software operate in a loop with minimum operator input to predict stress in the bolts. The project is primarily aimed at the oil and gas industry but has the potential to fit bolt-testing applications in aerospace, defence and manufacturing industries. The proposed testing method is new to Non Destructive Testing (NDT) of oil pipeline bolts and has no peers. A calibration data set is built using the resonance information extracted from a set of bolts. Test results are discussed and areas of future work explored. A stress prediction accuracy of = 20% has been achieved with a group of 10 B7 bolts. This project is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project and was done at Hedley Purvis Ltd., in association with Durham University.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Award:||Master of Science|
|Copyright:||Copyright of this thesis is held by the author|
|Deposited On:||05 Sep 2011 17:24|