FOR THE DESIGN OF WELDED ALUMINUM JOINTS LOADED BY FATIGUE: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS

There are four main problem areas when dimensioning welded aluminum joints for fatigue loads: Many different types of joints, with as many different fatigue strengths. Size effect, i.e. most fatigue tests were carried out on small specimens, whereas large structures must be dimensioned. Damage accumulation, i.e. most tests are carried out under constant stress amplitude, while service stresses are random. Scatter of fatigue test results is generally quite large, that is: how to determine allowable stresses from a few test results. The presently available solutions for these problems are discussed and an example is given.

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    Siemens (Georg) Verlagsbuchhandlung

    Luetzowstrasse 105-196
    1 Berlin 30,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Schuetz, W
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 41-45
  • Serial:
    • Glasers Annalen ZEV
    • Volume: 100
    • Issue Number: 2/3
    • Publisher: Siemens (Georg) Verlagsbuchhandlung
    • ISSN: 0373-322X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139502
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM