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    Estimating Residual Stresses and Their Effect in Welded Aluminum Components in Fatigue

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    Observations and assumptions on residual stresses and their effect on the fatigue behavior of welded aluminum structures are reviewed along with attempts to explain and evaluate experimental component fatigue strength data. Measurements from a recent research program on welded aluminum beams are reported.


    residual stresses, welding, aluminum, structural components, fatigue, evaluation

    Author Information:

    Kosteas, D
    Professor, Institute of Steel Structures, Technical University of Munich, Munich,

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP17177S