FATIGUE BEHAVIOUR OF WELDED STRUCTURES

COMPORTEMENT A LA FATIGUE DES ASSEMBLAGES SOUDES

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS INVESTIGATION IS TO DEFINE THE BEHAVIOUR OF WELDED STRUCTURES SUBJECTED TO CYCLIC LOADING. AT THE PRESENT TIME, SEVERAL TEST METHODS ARE AVAILABLE WHICH DESCRIBE THE FATIGUE BEHAVIOUR OF STEEL. THOSE TESTS ARE EXPENSIVE AND THE RESULTS CANNOT ALWAYS BE USED FOR WELDED STRUCTURES. IN 1976, AN ATTEMPT WILL BE MADE AT DEFINING THE TEST METHODS BEST ADAPTED TO AND THE TESTING DEVICES NECESSARY FOR LATER TESTS.