Effects of gta dressing on the fatigue properties of aluminum alloy welded, butt jointed and fillet welded plates

I. J. Polmear, D. R. Wilkinson

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A study of the fatigue behavior of 5083 aluminum alloy plates containing transverse welded butt joints and fillet welds has shown that GTA dressing on the toe regions of welds may increase average lives by factors ranging from two to seven times. This beneficial effect can be correlated directly to a reduction in the notch effect at weld toes due to the dressing operation.

Original languageEnglish
JournalWelding Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1983

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