Weld Group Behavior

by Peter Swannell, Sr. Lect. in Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4067; also President, Australian Welding Inst., Australia,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 5, Pg. 803-815

Document Type: Journal Paper


Methods for calculating the ultimate loads of fillet weld groups are explored, and results are compared with elastic limiting loads. The position of the instantaneous center of rotation of an example weld group is traced throughout a load history from zero through to failure. The significance of pure shear and pure moment loading conditions are examined, and an example calculation is described. The computational procedures necessary for the solution of a general in-plane, generally loaded weld group are described.

Subject Headings: Load history | Ultimate loads | Welding | Elastic analysis | Rotation | Failure loads | History | Failure analysis

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