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This article addresses the study of crack behavior elicited on axial fatigue in specimens joined by butt weld made of steel ASTM A36 by using fracture mechanics and simulation software of finite elements Ansys APDL, Franc3D. The computational model was initially to define the geometry model by using CAD software. Specimens with Weld Reinforcement of 2 mm and 3mm were simulated.
Fatigue of welded joints can occur when poorly made or highly stressed welded joints are subjected to cyclic loading. During welding, joints are formed between two or more separate pieces of material which can introduce defects or residual stresses.
Under cyclic loading these defects can grow a fatigue crack, causing the assembly to fail even if these cyclic stresses are low and smaller than the base material and weld filler material yield stress.
Welded sample specimens undergo repeated loading at a specified stress amplitude, or fatigue strength, until the material fails. With the data collected, fatigue strength can be plotted against the corresponding number of cycles for a specific material, welded joint and loading. During the welding process, residual stresses can present themselves in the area of the weld, either in the heat affected zone or fusion zone. The mean stress a welded joint may see in application, can be altered due to the welding processes implementing residual stresses, changing the fatigue life and can render S-N laboratory testing results.
An increase in thickness of a base material decreases the fatigue strength when a crack propagates from the toe of a welded joint. All materials have varying physical and mechanical properties. As a materials ultimate tensile strength increases, this does not lead to an increase in fatigue strength. Most design information has been developed for structural steels.
Many welding processes are available for various applications and environments. Stress-cycle curves are not available for all of these processes and still need to be developed so that proper fatigue analysis can be performed. The surrounding environment can effect the fatigue life of a welded assembly, often lowering it.
Environments which contain sea water may see decreased fatigue life due to the increase in crack growth rates. Since the presence of cracks reduces fatigue life and accelerates failure, it is important to avoid all cracking mechanisms in order to prolong the fatigue life of a welded joint.
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Chapter 6: Improving weld class systems in assessing the fatigue life of different welded joint designs. Chapter 9: Reliability aspects in fatigue design of welded structures using selected local approaches: the example of K-nodes for offshore constructions. The failure of any welded joint is at best inconvenient and at worst can lead to catastrophic accidents. Fracture and fatigue of welded joints and structures analyses the processes and causes of fracture and fatigue, focusing on how the failure of welded joints and structures can be predicted and minimised in the design process. Part one concentrates on analysing fracture of welded joints and structures, with chapters on constraint-based fracture mechanics for predicting joint failure, fracture assessment methods and the use of fracture mechanics in the fatigue analysis of welded joints.
Due to high stress concentrations, welded joints represent the most common locations of fatigue crack initiation in steel structures that are prone to fatigue. Welding affects material properties by the process of heating, cooling, and combining basic and additional material. Since welding is the primary process of joining elements in steel structures, it is obvious that fatigue assessment during the design and maintenance process becomes inevitable. There are many fatigue assessment methods of welded joints, but their precision remains questionable. This paper represents a review of the most common fatigue assessment methods used for welded steel joints. As a result of this review, areas that require additional research are highlighted.
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E-mail: ronaldo. This work presents a new computational approach to estimate the fatigue life in welded joints, taking into account three-dimensional, non-proportional, and out-of-phase stresses; the thermomechanical properties of steel; parameters of the welding process; and the effects of residual stresses. We use the mechanical equations of continuous and cumulative fatigue damage found from Multiaxial RainFlow, the Wang and Brown and critical plane methods, and the Findley criteria approach. The numerical finite element method, available with software, is used to simulate the formation of residual stress and quantify its influence by solving equations.
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Fatigue analyses of weldments require detailed knowledge of the stress fields in critical regions. The stress information is subsequently used for finding high local stresses where fatigue cracks may initiate and for calculating stress intensity factors and fatigue crack growth. The method proposed enables the determination of the stress concentration and the stress distribution in the weld toe region using a special shell finite element modelling technique. The procedure consists of a set of rules concerning the development of the finite element mesh necessary to capture the bending and membrane structural stresses. The structural stress data obtained from the shell finite element analysis and relevant stress concentration factors are subsequently used to determine the peak stress and the non-linear through-thickness stress distributions. The peak stress at the weld toe is subsequently used for the determination of fatigue crack initiation life.
The stress state evaluation process of two standards is studied, and the stress state evaluation method of two standards is programmed by computer language. Among them, ASME standard can evaluate the stress state of welding structures without defects and with defects. In order to verify the feasibility of the method, under the fatigue load of en standard, the method is applied to the welding structure design of the rail car frame. The results show that the evaluation based on IIW standard is stricter, and the stress factor of the weld between the crossbeam and the traction pull rod seat is the largest, the value is 0. With the increase of the number of defects, the stress level of the welded joint increases and the fatigue life decreases.
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Fatigue of welded joints can occur when poorly made or highly stressed welded joints are subjected to cyclic loading.