Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures

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Edited By: Youshi Hong (Editor-in-Chief), Paolo Lazzarin and Richard W. Neu (Editors) and Yukitaka Murakami (Editor-at-Large)

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 53/128 (Engineering Mechanical); 156/251 (Materials Science Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1460-2695

Virtual Issue: Fatigue and Fracture of Welded Joints

Paolo Lazzarin, University of Padua, and Roberto Tovo, University of Ferrara

In engineering structures under fatigue loading, welded joints are frequently the most critical parts: the “Achilles’ heel”. Among different joint types or techniques, due to their nature, welded joints present several technical issues and goals for scientists and technologists. FFEMS has always been an up-to-date monitor of current research and investigation on fracture and fatigue behaviour of welded joints and we are proud to publish a “Virtual Issue” to give an overview of the diverse subjects involved in the whole area of welded joint research, ranging from stress analysis, to mechanics of materials; experimental mechanics and correlation of mechanical behaviour, to process parameters.

Some of the selected papers are key works for the structural investigation of welded joints and are highly cited contributions on the topic; other papers are selected to supply a wide overview of possible issues to be addressed. In addition, the aim of the selection has been to outline research activity over the last fifteen years, paying particular attention to the most recent contributions avoiding duplicates on similar topics; hence several noteworthy papers, of comparable quality and relevance, have not been selected simply because of the limited number of selectable papers.

Part I

Failure mode of laser welds in lap-shear specimens of high strength low alloy (HSLA) steel sheets
Asim, K., Lee, J., Pan, J.
Volume: 35 Issue: 3 Pages 219-237 Published: MAR 2012

Effects of several TIG weld repairs on the axial fatigue strength of AISI 4130 aeronautical steel-welded joints
Nascimento, M. P.; Voorwald, H. J. C.; Payao Filho, J. Da C.
Volume: 35 Issue: 3 Pages: 191-204 Published: MAR 2012

Fatigue crack propagation into the residual stress field along and perpendicular to laser beam butt-weld in aluminium alloy AA6056
Vaidya, W. V.; Staron, P.; Horstmann, M.
Volume: 35 Issue: 5 Pages: 399-411 Published: MAY 2012

A numerical approach to fatigue assessment of spot weld joints
Tovo, R., Livieri, P.
Volume: 34, Issue 1 Pages: 32-45 Published: JAN 2011

Effect of welding parameters on microstructure and mechanical properties of AA7075-T6 friction stir welded joints
Gemme, F., Verreman, Y., Dubourg, L., Wanjara, P.
Volume: 34 Issue 11 Pages 877-886 Published: NOV 2011

Out-of-plane singular stress fields in V-notched plates and welded lap joints induced by in-plane shear load conditions
Berto, F., Lazzarin, P., Kotousov, A., Harding, S.
Volume: 34 Issue 4 Pages 291-304 Published: APR 2011

Fatigue crack initiation life estimation in a steel welded joint by the use of a two-scale damage model
Lautrou, N.; Thevenet, D.; Cognard, J. -Y.
Volume: 32 Issue: 5 Pages: 403-417 Published: MAY 2009

Fatigue life improvement for cruciform welded joint by mechanical surface treatment using hammer peening and ultrasonic nanocrystal surface modification
Han, S. -H.; Han, J. -W.; Nam, Y. -Y.
Volume: 32 Issue: 7 Pages: 573-579 Published: JUL 2009

Fatigue-relevant stress field parameters of welded lap joints: pointed slit tip compared with keyhole notch
Lazzarin, P.; Berto, F.; Radaj, D.
Volume: 32 Issue: 9 Pages: 713-735 Published: SEP 2009

Effect of welding processes on fatigue crack growth behaviour of AISI 409M ferritic stainless steel joints fabricated using duplex stainless steel fillers
Lakshminarayanan, A. K.; Shanmugam, K.; Balasubramanian, V.
Volume: 32 Issue: 8 Pages: 656-664 Published: AUG 2009

The peak stress method applied to fatigue assessments of steel and aluminium fillet-welded joints subjected to mode I loading
Meneghetti, G.
Volume: 31 Issue: 5 Pages: 346-369 Published: MAY 2008

Fatigue life prediction of cracked padded plates
Guo, K.; Bell, R.; Wang, X.
Volume: 31 Issue: 3-4 Pages: 234-241 Published: MAR 2008

The Modified Wohler Curve Method applied along with the Theory of Critical Distances to estimate finite life of notched components subjected to complex multiaxial loading paths
Susmel, L; Taylor, D.
Volume: 31 Issue: 12 Pages: 1047-1064 Published: DEC 2008

Part II

Fatigue crack propagation in tensile shear stainless steel spot welded specimens
Lanciotti, A.; Polese, C.
Volume: 31 Issue: 1 Pages: 76-84 Published: JAN 2008

Cruciform fillet welded joint fatigue strength improvements by weld metal phase transformations
Darcis, P. H. P.; Katsumoto, H.; Payares-Asprino, M. C.; et al.
Volume: 31 Issue: 2 Pages: 125-136 Published: FEB 2008

Improving fatigue life for aluminium cruciform joints by weld toe grinding
Ye, N.; Moan, T.
Volume: 31 Issue: 2 Pages: 152-163 Published: FEB 2008

A literature survey on the stability and significance of residual stresses during fatigue
McClung, RC
Volume: 30 Issue: 3 Pages: 173-205 Published: MAR 2007

The relationship between process mechanisms and crack paths in friction stir welded 5083-H321 and 5383-H321
James, MN; Bradley, GR; Lombard, H; Hattingh, DG
Volume: 28 Issue: 1-2 Pages: 245-256 Published: JAN 2005

Measuring stress intensity factors during fatigue crack growth using thermoelasticity
Diaz, FA; Patterson, EA; Tomlinson, RA; Yates, JR
Volume: 27 Issue: 7 Pages: 571-583 Published: JUL 2004

On the use of nominal stresses to predict the fatigue strength of welded joints under biaxial cyclic loading
Susmel, L; Tovo, R
Volume: 27 Issue: 11 Pages: 1005-1024 Published: NOV 2004

Critical plane approach for the assessment of the fatigue behaviour of welded aluminium under multiaxial loading
Kueppers, M; Sonsino, CM
Volume: 26 Issue: 6 Pages: 507-513 Published: JUN 2003

A notch stress intensity approach applied to fatigue life predictions of welded joints with different local toe geometry
Lazzarin, P; Lassen, T; Livieri, P
Volume: 26 Issue: 1 Pages: 49-58 Published: JAN 2003

A review of multiaxial fatigue of weldments: experimental results, design code and critical plane approaches
Backstrom, M; Marquis, G
Volume: 24 Issue: 5 Pages: 279-291 Published: MAY 2001

A notch intensity factor approach to the stress analysis of welds
Lazzarin, P; Tovo, R
Volume: 21 Issue: 9 Pages: 1089-1103 Published: SEP 1998

A crack growth approach to life prediction of spot-welded lap joints
Newman, JA; Dowling, NE
Volume: 21 Issue: 9 Pages: 1123-1132 Published: SEP 1998