An estimation of integrity of a welded structure regarding constraint

Gubeljak

Project timeline
Start:
June 2000
Duration:
12 months
End:
May 2001
General Information
The strength mis-match and current width of weld joint have an effect on the stress-strain distribution in the vicinity of the crack tip. Both can contribute to a higher constraint in the weld metal. This could be the important reason for the difference between the measured critical values of fracture toughness obtained by the testing of specimens and welded structures. The aim and purpose of this project is to establish the correction terms for the width of weld joints by considering the different strength mis-matches. Additionally, an application of the correction terms for the engineering approaches to the safe service of welded structures will be performed.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP5-HUMAN POTENTIAL-1999, Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship
Project TypeMarie-Curie Individual Fellowship
Contract NumberHPMF-CT-1999-00253
Co-ordinatorHelmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (DE)
Total Eligible Costs (€) HZG Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for HZG (€)
58.03258.032
Contact Person at HZG Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Norbert Huber, Institute of Materials Research, phone: +49-4152-87 2500 (initial contact: Dr. Mustafa Kocak, Institute of Materials Research)
E-mail contact
Worldwide Europe

Participants
Dr. Nenad Gubeljak (SI)

(completed May 2001)

Last Update: 06. June 2017