This completely reworked second edition takes into account the tremendous progress in understanding and applying local approaches which has been achieved in the last decade. It is a standard reference for designers, structural analysts and testing engineers who are responsible for the fatigue-resistant in-service behaviour of welded structures.
- Completely reworked second edition of a standard work providing a systematic survey of the principles and practical applications of the various methods- Covers the hot spot structural stress approach to fatigue in general, the notch stress and notch strain approach to crack initiation and the fracture mechanics approach to crack propagation.- Written by a distinguished team of authors
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Nominal stress approach for welded joints Structural stress or strain approach for seam-welded joints Notch stress approach for seam-welded joints Notch strain approach for seam-welded joints Crack propagation approach for seam-welded joints Notch stress intensity approach for seam-welded joints Local approaches applied to a seam-welded tubular joint Structural stress or strain approach for spot-welded and similar lap joints Stress intensity approach for spot-welded and similar lap joints Notch stress, notch strain and crack propagation approach for spot-welded and similar lap joints Significance, limitations and potential of local approaches.
Sonsino, C MCetin Morris Sonsino, Dr-Ing, is Professor of Structural Durability at both Darmstadt University of Technology and Saarland University, and Deputy Head of Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability at Darmstadt.
Fricke, WProfessor Dr-Ing. Wolfgang Fricke is Head of the Institute for Ship Structural Design and Analysis at Hamburg University of Technology, Germany.