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An estimation of integrity of a welded structure regarding constraint


Project timeline
June 2000
12 months
May 2001
General Information
The strength mis-match and current width of weld joint have an effect on the stress-strain distribution in the vicinity of the crack tip. Both can contribute to a higher constraint in the weld metal. This could be the important reason for the difference between the measured critical values of fracture toughness obtained by the testing of specimens and welded structures. The aim and purpose of this project is to establish the correction terms for the width of weld joints by considering the different strength mis-matches. Additionally, an application of the correction terms for the engineering approaches to the safe service of welded structures will be performed.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP5-HUMAN POTENTIAL-1999, Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship
Project TypeMarie-Curie Individual Fellowship
Contract NumberHPMF-CT-1999-00253
Co-ordinatorHelmholtz Zentrum Hereon (DE)
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Norbert Huber, Institute of Materials Research, phone: +49-4152-87 2500 (initial contact: Dr. Mustafa Kocak, Institute of Materials Research)
E-mail contact
Worldwide Europe

Dr. Nenad Gubeljak (SI)

(completed May 2001)

Last Update: 18. May 2021