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Abstract

The purpose of this review is a better understanding of the fatigue strength of spot welded joints so as to work out fatigue design rules using fracture mechanics criteria. MAT - to analyse the distribution of stresses in the vicinity of the weld spots in various joint modes - to determine the levels of flange stresses between the spots and the local residual stresses in the crack propagation area - to provide a model for these stresses and integrate them into the calculation of the stress intensity factors required for an estimation of the fatigue service life of multiple spot welded joints.

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Authors: LE DUFF J A, Institut de Soudure, Ennery (FR);MASALSKI D, Institut de Soudure, Ennery (FR);COLCHEN D, Institut de Soudure, Ennery (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12262 FR (1989) 153 pp., MF, ECU 8, blow-up copy ECU 20
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Record Number: 199010461 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: fr
Available languages: fr