Fatigue Strength Improvement of Welded Aluminium Alloys by Different Post Weld Treatment Methods

  1. Prof. Dr.-Ing Lothar Wagner Chairman of ICSP8
  1. Thomas Nitschke-Pagel and
  2. Helmut Wohlfahrt

Published Online: 7 FEB 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527606580.ch45

Shot Peening

Shot Peening

How to Cite

Nitschke-Pagel, T. and Wohlfahrt, H. (2003) Fatigue Strength Improvement of Welded Aluminium Alloys by Different Post Weld Treatment Methods, in Shot Peening (ed L. Wagner), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606580.ch45

Editor Information

  1. TU Clausthal, Institut für Werkstoffkunde und Werkstofftechnik, Agricolastr. 6, D-38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany

Author Information

  1. Institut für Schweißtechnik, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 FEB 2006
  2. Published Print: 12 MAY 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527305377

Online ISBN: 9783527606580

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Keywords:

  • welded aluminium alloys;
  • fatigue strength improvement;
  • post weld treatment methods

Summary

Special fields where the application of aluminium alloys offer many advantages can be found in the whole field of transportation. Due to strongly increased energy costs the weight factor of transport vehicles like cars, trains and aircrafts has become one of the most important factors because the costs for each vehicle depend directly on its weight. The possibility of substitution of steels by aluminium alloys in fatigue loaded constructions requires the easy applicability of manufacturing techniques where joining processes are a very important part.