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Publisher DOI: 10.1111/ffe.13163
Title: Fatigue strength of fillet-welded joints at subzero temperatures
Language: English
Authors: Braun, Moritz  
Scheffer, Robert 
Fricke, Wolfgang 
Ehlers, Sören 
Keywords: ductile-brittle transition;fatigue testing;high-strength steel;low temperatures;temperature dependence of fatigue curves;weldment fatigue
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2020
Source: Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures 2 (43) : 403-416 (2020)
Journal or Series Name: Fatigue & fracture of engineering materials & structures 
Abstract (english): Ships and offshore structures may be operated in areas with seasonal freezing temperatures and extreme environmental conditions. While current standards state that attention should be given to the validity of fatigue design curves at subzero temperatures, studies on fatigue strength of structural steel at subzero temperatures are scarce. This study addresses the issue by analysing the fatigue strength of welded steel joints under subzero temperatures. Although critical weld details in large welded structures are mostly fillet-welded joints, most published data are based on fatigue crack growth rate specimens cut out of butt-welded joints. This study analyses fillet-welded specimens at −20°C and −50°C against controls at room temperature. Significantly higher fatigue strength was measured in comparison to estimates based on international standards and data from design codes even at temperatures far below the allowed service temperature based on fracture toughness results.
DOI: 10.15480/882.2648
ISSN: 8756-758X
Institute: Konstruktion und Festigkeit von Schiffen M-10 
Type: (wissenschaftlicher) Artikel
Funded by: German Research Association
Donors' Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany
Project: Ermüdungsfestigkeit von Schweißverbindungen bei Minusgraden 
License: CC BY 4.0 (Attribution) CC BY 4.0 (Attribution)
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