Fatigue strength of welded joints of cold worked mild steel

Markku Rantanen

Research output: Book/ReportReport


Prior cold working seems to have only indirect effects on the fatigue performance of welded mild steel as far as structures in the as-welded condition are concerned. Obvioubly the effects of welding wipe out or override almost all effects of the prior cold working. Experimental data is needed to check this conclusion of literature review results. The main effect of cold.working is not the loss of fatigue strength but the increased susceptibility to brittle fracture.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)951-38-1662-1
Publication statusPublished - 1983
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

SeriesValtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tiedotteita


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