Title: Similitude of welded structures: an experimental study

Authors: F. Langle, P. Drazetic, T. Fourmentraux, E. Markiewicz, Y. Ravalard

Addresses: Industrial and Human Automatic Control and Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Research Group, URA CNRS D 1775, University of Valenciennes, France. ' Industrial and Human Automatic Control and Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Research Group, URA CNRS D 1775, University of Valenciennes, France. ' Industrial and Human Automatic Control and Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Research Group, URA CNRS D 1775, University of Valenciennes, France. ' Industrial and Human Automatic Control and Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Research Group, URA CNRS D 1775, University of Valenciennes, France ' Industrial and Human Automatic Control and Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Research Group, URA CNRS D 1775, University of Valenciennes, France

Abstract: The study of joining similitude is carried out by experimental tests. Static and dynamic tests on scaled box beams exhibit a welding scale effect. Changes in the design of joints and manufacturing methods between models and prototype are also studied. Box beams joining by Tig welding, laser welding, riveting, bonding, riveting/bonding are studied at scale factors of 1/2 and 1/1.

Keywords: bonding; dimensional analysis; impact tests; laser welding; riveting; scale effect; scale models; similitude laws; static test; welding effect; joining simulation; TIG welding; box beams.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMPT.1997.036356

International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 1997 Vol.12 No.2/3, pp.124 - 147

Available online: 02 Nov 2010

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