Weld thickness

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Hi guys,

Quick question, How do you calculate the min. weld thickness needed for an allowable stress?

You calculate shear flow I assume?

Thanks in advance!
 

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Hi guys,

Quick question, How do you calculate the min. weld thickness needed for an allowable stress?

You calculate shear flow I assume?

Thanks in advance!
For most applications, the weld size is determined by the amount of shear it must resist; in other situations, the stress in the weld can be a combination of shear and bending.

There's no hard and fast rule. Weld design and analysis are just a couple of things an engineer does when looking at making something.

These books by Omer Blodgett have found wide use by engineers who design welded structures:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/search/re...&Adv-Srch-Books-Submit.y=13&tag=pfamazon01-20
 
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Blodgett is an excellent reference and they are not expensive books to purchase. Treating a weld as a line has saved me lots of time. :)
 

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