RESIDUAL STRESSES AT A LONGITUDINAL STIFFENER - WEB FRAME INTERSECTION AND THEIR EFFECTS ON CRACK GROWTH

Stress coining at geometrical discontinuities may introduce compressive residual stresses which will lower the propagation of surface cracks and thus increase the fatigue life. In a non-linear finite element analysis, the residual stresses after welding of a transverse web-frame to a ship hull plating is first estimated. Stress coining of one corner of a longitudinal cut-out in a transverse web- frame is then simulated in detail. The calculated residual compressive tangential stresses in the corner of the cut-out is seen to lower the propagation of edge cracks. Experiments performed on web-frames taken from a shipyard after manufacturing show indeed that large tensile residual stresses exist in the web-frame after welding. Stress coining is therefore believed to have a beneficial effect on the fatigue life.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Marine Structures, v 8 n 6, 1995, p 603 [14 p, 14 ref, 11 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Ogeman, R T
    • JOSEFSON, B L
    • Ulfvarson, A
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00718305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM