Residual stresses due to surface treatment are measured using the compliance method. The method makes use of the strains measured on the surface while a cut is extended progressively along a plane of interest. The experimental results for a shot peened specimen show good agreement with those obtained by the X-ray method. This experiment demonstrates that the compliance method is accurate and capable of measuring residual stresses which vary rapidly over a depth of less than 50 μm. Good general agreement with results by the X-ray method is also obtained for a laser treated specimen. Some advantages and disadvantages of the present method relative to hole-drilling, layer removal and X-ray methods are discussed.

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