The R&D project for steel components assessment using a novel non-destructive residual stress ultrasonic technology is called STEELAR. During steel manufacturing and in-service life of steel components, residual stress tends to appear due to mechanical and thermal loads, compromising material integrity and leading to premature failure.
A consortium, formed by 5 experts within the steel sector, will develop an innovative NDT technology able to assess residual stress levels in rolled products and rolling rolls, both during manufacturing and in-service, providing a decision-aiding tool that allow operators to optimize their manufacturing processes.
The industries targeted, apart from steel and roll manufacturers, are rail industry, oil and gas industry and aerospace, naval and renewable industries.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Research Fund for Coaland Steel (RFCS) programme under Grant Agreement No 101033790.