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How to determine stress distrubution in overlap welds in tension

  1. Sep 13, 2009 #1
    I am looking to determine stress distrubution is overlap welds with some samples which have been tensile tested in a tensile testing machine. i want to find where there is the highest stress concentrations etc. how can i do this?
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  3. Sep 14, 2009 #2
  4. Sep 14, 2009 #3


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    Just to clarify, when you say overlapping, are you describing the joint configuration or the fact that the welds are overlapping, i.e. multiple passes?
  5. Sep 21, 2009 #4
    joint configuration. one plate is placed over the other and lap welded.

    like this: http://www.laserk.com/media/wp_fig5.jpg
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