Fatigue Design of the Railroad Car Body Member Using a Simulated Single Spot Welded Joint
In order to develop a fatigue design method for the actual railroad car body structures using the fatigue data on simulated single spot welded lap joints, firstly, evaluated fatigue strength on the spot welded t-type member which is a component of the actual railroad car body structure. And next, possibility of fatigue design for spot welded T-type member using the fatigue data of single spot welded lap joints was investigated. From the results, it was found that, even though there is some difference in fatigue strength between single spot welded joint and the actual members under the same fatigue life, the fatigue design criterion could be predicted by correction between them.
Yu Zhou, Shan-Tung Tu and Xishan Xie
D. H. Bae et al., "Fatigue Design of the Railroad Car Body Member Using a Simulated Single Spot Welded Joint", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 353-358, pp. 2809-2811, 2007