Mechanical Methods for the Inducement of Residual Surface Compressive Stresses

Author:  Ministry of Defence Defence Standard 03-21(Issue 3)
Source:  DEF STAN 03-21/3
Doc ID:  2002088
Year of Publication:  2002
Publication Date 24 May 2002 REVISION NOTE: This Standard has been revised in order to bring the technical methods and procedures into line with current practice and the format into line with the latest MOD requirement. HISTORICAL RECORD: Def Stan 03-21 / Issue 1 dated 21 July 1983 (EI Library #1983026) Def Stan 03-21 / Issue 2 dated 23 January 1998 (Not in EI library) PREFACE: MECHANICAL METHODS FOR THE INDUCEMENT OF RESIDUAL SURFACE COMPRESSIVE STRESSES a. This Defence Standard specifies the requirements for mechanical methods for the inducement of residual surface compressive stresses with emphasis on manual control techniques. b. This Defence Standard has been produced on behalf of the Standardization Advisory Group (SAG) by the Corrosion Prevention and Metallic Materials Standards Production Group (E3). c. This Defence Standard has been agreed by the authorities concerned with its use and is intended to be used whenever relevant in all future designs, contracts, orders etc and whenever practicable by amendment to those already in existence. If any difficulty arises which prevents application of the Defence Standard, the Directorate of Standardization (DStan) shall be informed so that a remedy may be sought. d. Any enquiries regarding this Defence Standard in relation to an invitation to tender or a contract in which it is incorporated are to be addressed to the responsible technical or supervising authority named in the invitation to tender or contract. e. Compliance with this Defence Standard shall not in itself relieve any person from any legal obligations imposed upon them. f. This Defence Standard has been devised solely for the use of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and its contractors in the execution of contracts for the MOD. To the extent permitted by law, the MOD hereby excludes all liability whatsoever and howsoever arising (including, but without limitation, liability resulting from negligence) for any loss or damage however caused when the standard is used for any other purpose.

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