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Strength reduction factors for welded edge joints

  1. Feb 22, 2012 #1
    I've looked everywhere and can't seem to find any information.

    Would someone be kind enough to point me to some literature?
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  3. Feb 22, 2012 #2


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    I think ASME, SAE and AWS would have specific standards.

    There may be examples in this publication - http://www.metalwebnews.org/ftp/welding-design-TI-809-26.pdf For example, see - STRENGTH REDUCTION EFFECTS AND OTHER CONCERNS WHEN WELDING UNDER LOAD

    It's usually material and geometry dependent, but then there are environmental effects as well.

    By welded edge, is one thinking of lap joints or butt joints?
  4. Feb 22, 2012 #3
    Thanks for the reply.

    Neither. By edge joint I mean something like this..

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