Numerical Study of Welding Sequence on the Residual Stress Field in a Thick-Walled Tee Joint


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Finite element simulation is an efficient method for studying factors affecting weld-induced residual stress distributions. In this paper, a validated three-dimensional finite element model consisting of sequentially coupled thermal and structural analyses was developed. Three possible symmetrical welding sequences, i.e. one-welder, two-welder and four-welder sequence, which were perceived to generate the least distortion in actual welding circumstances, were proposed and their influences on the residual stress fields in a thick-walled tee joint were investigated. Appropriate conclusions and recommendations regarding welding sequences are presented.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 219-220)

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Helen Zhang, Gang Shen and David Jin




W. Jiang "Numerical Study of Welding Sequence on the Residual Stress Field in a Thick-Walled Tee Joint", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 219-220, pp. 1211-1214, 2011

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March 2011





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