Assessing Transverse Fillet Weld Fatigue Behavior in Aluminum from Full-Size and Small-Specimen Data

    Published: Jan 1990

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    Differences between full-size and small specimens in the fatigue performance of transverse welded aluminum joints are investigated. Residual stresses and their possible effect on fatigue strength are also discussed. In addition, comparative methods of evaluating and presenting test data are introduced.


    weldments, aluminum, welding, fatigue, residual stresses, component testing, data evaluation

    Author Information:

    Erickson, D
    Technical University of Munich, Munich 2,

    Kosteas, D
    Technical University of Munich, Munich 2,

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.93

    DOI: 10.1520/STP24089S

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