Fatigue life analysis of weld ends: Comparison between testing and FEM-calculations
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 300 HE creditsStudent thesis
The thesis examines the fatigue life of weld ends, where very little usable research previously has been conducted, and often the weld ends are the critical parts of the weld. It is essential knowing the fatigue life of welds to be able to use them most efficiently.The report is divided into two parts; in the first the different calculation methods used today at Toyota Material Handling are examined and compared. Based on the results from the analysis and what is used mostly today, the effective notch approach is the method used in part two.To validate the calculation methods and models used, fatigue testing of the welded test specimens was conducted together with a stress test. New modelling methods of the weld ends that coincide with the test results were made in the finite element software Abaqus. A new way of modelling the weld ends for the effective notch method is also proposed. By using a notch radius of 0.2 mm and rounded weld ends the calculated fatigue life better matches the life of the real weld ends.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 82 p.
Weld end, Fatigue, Fatigue Life, Calculation methods, Modelling, FEM, Comparison, Testing, LCF
Svetsslut, Utmattning, Beräkningsmetoder, Provning, Modellering, FEM, Jämförelse
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-108988ISRN: LIU-IEI-TEK-A--14/02012--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-108988DiVA: diva2:734520
Toyota Material Handling
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