Field criteria, which are usually applied in fracture mechanics to ensure the structural integrity of cracked components, are extended to the fatigue design of welded joints, whose weld toe can be assimilated to a notch with a small tip radius. In particular, fatigue strength in terms of strain rather than of stress has been determined by applying stress cycles with different stress ratios R = sigma (min)/sigma (max). Finally, for the evaluation of the fatigue strength of welded joints in structural steel, a strain curve versus different R ratios is given to be compared with the service measured local strain at the weld toe.
|Titolo:||Local Strain for Fatigue Strength of Welded Structures|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2001|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1243/0309324011514746|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|