Fatigue Strength of Welded Steel Mesh

by Naji M. Al-Mutairi, Univ of Maryland, United States,
Bilal M. Ayyub, Univ of Maryland, United States,
Peter Chang, Univ of Maryland, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Materials


Welded steel mesh (WSM) is prefabricated by welding cold-drawn wires in a grid-like mesh. Engineers avoid using WSM as main reinforcement in highway structures due to their lack of knowledge of its fatigue strength. An effort is made in this paper to highlight the important findings of a comprehensive study on the fatigue characteristics of WSM. The results indicate that WSM is suitable as a main reinforcement with regard to fatigue strength.

Subject Headings: Fatigue (material) | Strength of materials | Welding | Steel | Mesh generation | Structure reinforcement | Highway and road structures | Steel structures

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