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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Dehan, Christophe F.
URN etd-06102012-040457
Title An intelligent workstation for reliable residual stress determination using x-ray diffraction
Degree Master of Science
Department Materials Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Hendricks, Robert W. Committee Chair
Dowling, Norman E. Committee Member
Roach, John W. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Engineering instruments
Date of Defense 1989-07-05
Availability restricted
Abstract
Recent hardware developments of automated, high speed, portable X-ray diffraction instrumentation

have not yet resulted in widespread use of the technique in industry despite its potentials. We suggest

that these hardware developments require an equivalent development in the training of instrument

operators in order to guarantee the integrity of the resulting data, as well as to enhance the

understanding of such materials characterization data. The hurdle to date is the variety of skills

necessary in a wide range of scientific and engineering disciplines and which are not commonly found

in a single individual. We suggest that a computer-based system, integrating visualization tools,

knowledge bases and analysis-capabilities and which isfocused on the operator performance can provide an efficient solution to this problem, as it changes the enactment of the stress determination work process.

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