STP1321: Effect of Weld Metal Mismatch on Joint Efficiency and Measured Fracture Toughness

    Yee, R
    Fleet Technology Limited, Kanata, Ontario

    Malik, L
    Fleet Technology Limited, Kanata, Ontario

    Morrison, J
    Esquimalt Defence Research Detachment, CFB Esquimalt, Victoria, B.C.

    Pages: 19    Published: Jan 1997


    Abstract

    Fracture toughness tests of deep-notched and shallow-notched SENB specimens at various sub-zero temperatures were conducted to study the effect of weld metal mismatch on measured fracture toughness. Tensile tests of cross-weld tensile specimens were also conducted to study the effect of weld metal mismatch on joint efficiency. These specimens were machined from butt welds that were fabricated with the same welding consumable and welding procedure using HSLA 100 steel plates heat treated to different tensile strengths. No significant differences were found between the joint efficiencies and ductilities of the cross-weld tensile specimens with overmatching weld metal and those of specimens with up to 9% weld metal undermatch in terms of yield strength (3% in terms of ultimate tensile strength). Furthermore, 100% joint efficiency was still achieved in the cross-weld tensile specimens with intact reinforcements and 17% undermatching weld metal in terms of yield strength (9% in terms of ultimate tensile strength). No correlation was found between the degree of weld metal mismatch and the measured fracture toughness of the SENB specimens.

    Keywords:

    mismatch, HSLA-100, weld metal, CTOD, J, joint efficiency


    Paper ID: STP12324S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP12324S


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