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Over the last two decades, the steel industry has made great progress in developing new grades of structural steel with reduced alloying elements while improving strength, toughness and embrittlement sensitivity. Reliable welding techniques are a prime requirement for cost-effective prefabrication and maintaining static integrity, fatigue resistance and the prevention of brittle failure. At the same time, structural codes are specifying new design rules which tend to save weight by employing the possibilities of elasto-plastic design and the concepts of boundary states. This report presents the experience of specialists in the field of mismatch in high strength steel welds, and their suggestions for future work and development.

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Authors: DEFOURNY J, Centre de Recherches Métallurgiques, Liège (BE);D'HAEYER R, Centre de Recherches Métallurgiques, Liège (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16029 EN (1995) 39 pp., FS, ECU 7
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ISBN: ISBN 92-827-4096-X
Record Number: 199411673 / Last updated on: 1995-03-21
Original language: en
Available languages: en