Scientific research and standardization objectives
The ISO Draft International Standard 21432:2018 on determining residual stresses by neutron diffraction has been strongly supported by NeT studies, which have also contributed to ISO/TS 18166:2015 on numerical welding simulation.
One of the NeT studies (TG1) has been adopted as the ﬁrst validation benchmark for the recently developed weld residual stress simulation guidelines incorporated into the R6 defect assessment procedure.
Scientific publications, contributions to PhD work etc.
The NeT research activities and their results are published in ca. 85 academic publications and have contributed to more than 10 PhD degree theses in relevant scientific disciplines, while two special issues of the International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping have been published in January 2009 and July 2018 covering the results and the interpretation of NeT Task Groups 1 and 4, respectively.