Fatigue in Welded High-Strength Steel Plate Elements under Stochastic Loading

Henning Agerskov, R.I. Petersen, L. Lopez Martinez

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    Abstract

    The present project is a part of an investigation on fatigue in offshore structures in high-strength steel. The fatigue life of plate elements with welded attachments is studied. The material used has a yield stress of ~ 810-840 MPa, and high weldability and toughness properties. Fatigue test series with constant amplitude loading and with various types of stochastic loading have been carried through on test specimens in high-strength steel, and - for a comparison - on test specimens in conventional offshore structural steel with a yield stress of ~ 400-410 MPa.A comparison between constant amplitude and variable amplitude fatigue test results shows shorter fatigue lives in variable amplitude loading than should be expected from the linear fatigue damage accumulation formula. Furthermore, in general longer fatigue lives were obtained for the test specimens in high-strength steel than those obtained in corresponding tests on joints in conventional offshore structural steel.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFatigue in Welded High-Strength Steel Plate Elements under Stochastic Loading
    Place of PublicationParis
    PublisherInternational Institute of Welding
    Publication date1999
    Pages1-20
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    Event52nd Annual Assembly of the International Institute of Welding - Lissabon, Portugal
    Duration: 17 Jul 199924 Jul 1999

    Conference

    Conference52nd Annual Assembly of the International Institute of Welding
    CountryPortugal
    CityLissabon
    Period17/07/199924/07/1999

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