Fracture and Fatigue of Welded Joints and Structures book cover

Fracture and Fatigue of Welded Joints and Structures

The failure of any welded joint is at best inconvenient and at worst can lead to catastrophic accidents. Fracture and fatigue of welded joints and structures analyses the processes and causes of fracture and fatigue, focusing on how the failure of welded joints and structures can be predicted and minimised in the design process.

Part one concentrates on analysing fracture of welded joints and structures, with chapters on constraint-based fracture mechanics for predicting joint failure, fracture assessment methods and the use of fracture mechanics in the fatigue analysis of welded joints. In part two, the emphasis shifts to fatigue, and chapters focus on a variety of aspects of fatigue analysis including assessment of local stresses in welded joints, fatigue design rules for welded structures, k-nodes for offshore structures and modelling residual stresses in predicting the service life of structures.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Fracture and fatigue of welded joints and structures is an essential reference for mechanical, structural and welding engineers, as well as those in the academic sector with a research interest in the field.

Hardbound, 360 Pages

Published: April 2011

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84569-513-2

Reviews

  • This book is a timely addition to the body of literature on the subject and will be of undoubted value to both researchers and practitioners as a reference of current thinking., Materials World

Contents

  • Part 1 Analysing fracture of welded joints and structures: Constraint-based fracture mechanics in predicting the failure of welded joints; Constraint fracture mechanics: Test methods; Fracture assessment methods for welded structures. Part 2 Analysing fatigue of welded joints and structures: Fatigue strength assessment of local stresses in welded joints; Improving weld class systems in assessing the fatigue life of different welded joint designs; Fatigue design rules for welded structures; Fatigue assessment methods for variable amplitude loading of welded structures; Reliability aspects in fatigue design of welded structure using selected local approaches: The example of k-nodes for offshore costructions; Assessing residual stresses in predicting the service life of welded structures; Fatigue strength improvement methods.

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