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Volume 279, 201910th International Scientific Conference Building Defects (Building Defects 2018)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Mechanical and Materials Engineering|
|Published online||12 April 2019|
The Effects of Notches on the Fatigue Strength of Steel Structures
Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice, Department of Civil Engineering, Okružní 517/10, 37001 České Budějovice Czech Republic
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The paper informs about the research devoted to load–carrying capacity, fatigue strength and life–time of welded steel structures. The experimental programme comprises fatigue tests of constructional steel S380 (QStE 380 TM). In the first stage 35 specimens were tested: 9 without any weld connection, 14 with transverse milled butt weld and 12 with transverse rough butt weld. The applied loading in this stage was harmonic with constant stress range. All tests ended by fatigue failure. The second part of the research comprised the tests with block simulated loading with variable stress range. The third part applied continuous recording of stresses and strains in critical sections, that gave information about the local failure development in time. Data sets have allowed to define fatigue properties of investigated steel and degradation effects of used welds including the initiation time of remarkable changes in stress-strain stage expressed through the total kinetic energy. The degradation effects of welds on fatigue strength of structural steels were confirmed, especially it was the case of rough welds - without additional milling. Additionally, the differences in the fatigue curves inclinations were indicated that can depend on the level of fatigue strength. The applied approach gives an opportunity to analyse the effects of actual loading process and improve the methodology of judgement of fatigue strength and life-time of steel elements. Reasonable fatigue properties of this steel suggest it for using also in severe technology structures.
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