Interactive Resource icon  Tension Force Resistance of Member with Welds or Holes

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Description: Local weakening like welds and bolt holes have of course influence on the strength of members in tension. For a member with a transverse but weld the strength is depending on the ultimate strength of the weld material itself but most often the ultimate strength in the heat-affected zone (HAZ) adjacent to the weld is governing. For members with holes, usually bolt holes, the ultimate strength in the section with the holes should be checked and also the tensile strength of the parent material. This example explains about the reduction of strength of members with welds and bolt holes and how to calculate the resistance.
Keywords: tension force • HAZ • ultimate strength • weakening
Categories: Materials > Metals & alloys > Aluminium & alloys
Applications > Construction
Properties > Mechanical & thermal
Other topics > Design
Created by: MATTER, The University of Liverpool
Frans Soetens, TNO
Torsten Höglund, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
Contributions: Jürgen Hirsch, Hydro Aluminium Deutschland GmbH
Jan Rothe, Rio Tinto Alcan
Steinar Lundberg, Hydro Aluminium Structures, Karmoy
Marc Ryckeboer, Sapa
Published by: European Aluminium Association, Brussels
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Date created: 14 January 2009
Date added: 17 December 2009
Resource ID: 2567