PREDICTING SHRINKAGE AND DISTORTION IN A WELDED PLATE

Computer models of the behaviour of flat plates during welding have been developed to improve understanding of the mechanisms by which distortions arise. The models allow the key variables to be identified from which simple formulae relating distortion to weld conditions, plate dimensions and material properties may be derived. The paper presents a number of these equations and examines their validity for the prediction of various types of weld distortion, i.e. transverse shrinkage, angular distortion and longitudinal shrinkage. Theoretical results are compared with test data. Order from BSRA as No. 49,597.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • International Conference on Residual Stresses in Welded Construction and their Effects, London, 15-17 November 1977, Volume 1, Paper No. 16.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Welding Institute

    Abingdon Hall
    Cambridge CB1 6AL,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Leggatt, R H
    • White, J D
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195355
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM