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Fatigue Assessment of Welded Joints by Local Approaches

Local approaches to fatigue assessment are used to predict the structural durability of welded joints, to optimise their design and to evaluate unforeseen joint failures. This standard work provides a systematic survey of the principles and practical applications of the various methods. It covers the hot spot structural stress approach to fatigue in general, the notch stress and notch strain approach to crack initiation and the fracture mechanics approach to crack propagation. Seam-welded and spot-welded joints in structural steels and aluminium alloys are also considered.

This completely reworked second edition takes into account the tremendous progress in understanding and applying local approaches which has been achieved in the last decade. It is a standard reference for designers, structural analysts and testing engineers who are responsible for the fatigue-resistant in-service behaviour of welded structures.

Hardbound, 660 Pages

Published: October 2006

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-85573-948-2

Reviews

  • ...a standard reference for designers, structural analysts and testing engineers., Welding and Cutting

Contents

  • Nominal stress approach for welded joints; Structural stress or strain approach for seam-welded joints; Notch stress approach for seam-welded joints; Notch strain approach for seam-welded joints; Crack propagation approach for seam-welded joints; Notch stress intensity approach for seam-welded joints; Local approaches applied to a seam-welded tubular joint; Structural stress or strain approach for spot-welded and similar lap joints; Stress intensity approach for spot-welded and similar lap joints; Notch stress, notch strain and crack propagation approach for spot-welded and similar lap joints; Significance, limitations and potential of local approaches.

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