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Impact of the Weld Geometry on the Stress Intensity Factor of the Welded T-Joint Exposed to the Tensile Force and the Bending Moment

Jelena M. Djoković / Ružica R. Nikolić
  • Faculty of Engineering, University of Kragujevac, Sestre Janjić 6, 34000 Kragujevac, Serbia. Research Center, University of Žilina, Univerzitná 1, 01026 Žilina, Slovakia
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Published Online: 2015-12-12 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cee-2015-0013


In this paper it is analyzed the welded T-joint exposed to the axial tensile force and the bending moment, for determining the impact of the weld geometry on the fracture mechanics parameters. The stress intensity factor was calculated analytically, based on the concept of the linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM), by application of the Mathematica® programming routine. The presence of the weld was taken into account through the corresponding correction factors. The results show that increase of the size of the triangular welds leads to decrease of the stress intensity factor, while the SIF increases with increase of the welds’ width. The ratio of the two welded plates’ thicknesses shows that plate thicknesses do not exhibit significant influence on the stress intensity factor behavior.

Keywords: Welding; T-joint; Filled weld; Stress Intensity Factor (SIF); LEFM concept


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Published Online: 2015-12-12

Published in Print: 2015-12-01

Citation Information: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Volume 11, Issue 2, Pages 103–109, ISSN (Online) 1336-5835, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cee-2015-0013.

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