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The aim of the present project is : -the development of a numerical model to allow lifetime predictions for spot welded structures under multiaxial loading, -the evaluation of the fatigue resistance of spot welds in high resistance ("HR") material and its comparison with a material widely used in the automotive industry.
The following steps were defined and completed: -evaluation of the fatigue properties of both chosen materials, - evaluation of the fatigue properties of spot wilds under different types of loading tensile, shear or torsion loading. Comparison between the HSS material and the "classical" material, - development of a numerical model, based on the performed experiments, which allows lifetime predictions of spot welded structures under multiaxial loading.

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Authors: DI FANT-JAECKELS H, Sollac;GALTIER A, IRSID;BARTHELEMY J Y, Institut de Soudure
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18481 EN (1998) 57pp
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-4394-7
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