n the notch stress intensity approach to the fatigue assessment of welded joints, the weld toe is modelled as a sharp V-notch and the local stress distributions in plane problems are given on the basis of the relevant mode I and mode II notch stress intensity factors (N-SIFs). These factors quantify the magnitude of asymptotic stress distribution obeying Williams’ solution. If the V-notch opening angle at the weld toe is constant and the mode II is not singular, the mode I N-SIF can be directly used to summarize the fatigue behaviour of welded joints. In all the other cases, varying the V-notch angle or including multiaxial loading conditions (where typically both Mode I and Mode III stress distributions are singular), the synthesis can be carried out on the basis of the mean value of the strain energy density over a well-defined volume surrounding the weld toe or the weld root. By using this scalar quantity, two fatigue scatterbands are obtained for structural steels and aluminium alloys, respectively. The material-dependent radius RC of the control volume (area) is carefully identified with reference to conventional arc welding processes. Sometimes the weld toe radius is found to be very different from zero. The local strain energy approach can be extended as it stands also to these cases, providing a gradual transition from a N-SIF-based approach to a Kt-based approach.

Local strain energy density and fatigue strength of welded joints under uniaxial and multiaxial loading

LIVIERI, Paolo;
2008

Abstract

n the notch stress intensity approach to the fatigue assessment of welded joints, the weld toe is modelled as a sharp V-notch and the local stress distributions in plane problems are given on the basis of the relevant mode I and mode II notch stress intensity factors (N-SIFs). These factors quantify the magnitude of asymptotic stress distribution obeying Williams’ solution. If the V-notch opening angle at the weld toe is constant and the mode II is not singular, the mode I N-SIF can be directly used to summarize the fatigue behaviour of welded joints. In all the other cases, varying the V-notch angle or including multiaxial loading conditions (where typically both Mode I and Mode III stress distributions are singular), the synthesis can be carried out on the basis of the mean value of the strain energy density over a well-defined volume surrounding the weld toe or the weld root. By using this scalar quantity, two fatigue scatterbands are obtained for structural steels and aluminium alloys, respectively. The material-dependent radius RC of the control volume (area) is carefully identified with reference to conventional arc welding processes. Sometimes the weld toe radius is found to be very different from zero. The local strain energy approach can be extended as it stands also to these cases, providing a gradual transition from a N-SIF-based approach to a Kt-based approach.
2008
Lazzarin, P; Livieri, Paolo; Berto, F; Zappalorto, M.
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