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It is well known that the fatigue resistance of a construction depends heavily upon the quality of its joints. Therefore the application of high-strength steels, which can lead to a reduction in structural weight and operational costs, is only justified when the quality of the joints is upgraded. This report describes an extensive investigation into the quality of fixed connections in HS steel with regard to fatigue. The material used was hot-rolled HS steel, complying with FeE 560TM. The plate thickness was mainly 6 mm and the types of connections investigated were welded, bolted and riveted joints. This research applies in particular to the vehicle industry, where weight savings increase the efficiency of transportation considerably.

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Authors: OVERBEEKE J L, Eindhoven University of Technology, Laboratory for Structural Fatigue (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13626 EN (1991) 174 pp., FS, ECU 15
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-2819-1
Record Number: 199111285 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en