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Fatigue Life Prediction of Non-Load-Carrying Cruciform Welded Joint using Master S-N Curve based on Structural Stress Approach
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  • Journal title : Journal of Welding and Joining
  • Volume 33, Issue 6,  2015, pp.49-54
  • Publisher : The Korean Welding and Joining Society
  • DOI : 10.5781/JWJ.2015.33.6.49
 Title & Authors
Fatigue Life Prediction of Non-Load-Carrying Cruciform Welded Joint using Master S-N Curve based on Structural Stress Approach
Kwak, Si-Young;
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Welding process is of importance to assemble products or structures, but also the process is structural weakness due to stress concentration in welding joint. The fatigue design of welded joint requires time & labor consuming fatigue test because the fatigue life is various according to the depth of joint, joint type and load type etc. In fatigue design codes, they guide to classify welding joints with their shape( BS7608, IIW Documents) and provide fatigue assessment information. In terms of numerical method for fatigue analysis, it is also difficult to decide the stress peak in joint because of mesh sensitivity which means that stress value is varies with element type or size on stress concentration zone. Hot-spot method is used generally, but Battelle of United States proposed Master S-N Curve based on structural stresses converted by mechanical equilibrium theory. In this research, we extracted master S-N curve from Battelle's fatigue test DB including test data of various welding joints to apply on Non-Load-Carrying cruciform Joint. Comparing fatigue results between the case of using normal stress and case of structural stress cor the cruciform Joint, The suggested Battelle method showed successive results.
Arc weld;Fatigue;Structural stress;Cruciform welded joint;
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