Fatigue in Welds

  • Pietro Paolo Milella


More than half a century has passed from World War II when welding heavily entered into the naval construction technique, in particular, often with catastrophic results and in the engineering practice, in general. Much has been learned and welding techniques improved. Yet, welds still remain the location where cracks are more likely to occur. The impact of such defects is enhanced by the heat treatment operated by welding on the base metal and residual stresses left around them. Since most of metallic structures today are welded, designer must be well acquainted with weld defects and their effects on fatigue strength of metals.


Residual Stress Base Metal Weld Metal Fatigue Strength Austenitic Stainless Steel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EngeneeringUniversity of Cassino ItalyCassino FRItaly

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