Assessment of Fatigue Life by FEMFAT on the Weld Configuration of Spot Welding
The stability of plate structure is a very critical problem. The spot welding is practically designed by experiential decisions; so, it is inefficient and risks fatigue fracture. In real structure, multi-spot welded joints are more frequently used than single-spot welded joint. The fatigue behavior of multi-spot welded joints is different from that of single-spot welded joints. The fatigue lives of spot-welding specimen and multi points spot-welding structure are predicted using a FEMFAT 4.4e based on the linear finite element analysis. It is necessary to establish a reasonable and systematic design criterion for the long life design of the spot-welding body structure. In this study, relative location of spot welding was chosen as parameter and the stress distribution around the spot-welding joints’ subjected tensile load was numerically analyzed.
Changhee Lee, Jong-Bong Lee, Dong-Hwan Park and Suck-Joo Na
B. K. Lim et al., "Assessment of Fatigue Life by FEMFAT on the Weld Configuration of Spot Welding", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 580-582, pp. 625-628, 2008