Project

Plastic collapse behaviour of welds containing embedded and/or multiple flaws

Duration
01 March 2013 → 31 December 2018
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Numerical modelling and design
    • Mechanics not elsewhere classified
Keywords
interaction weld flaws fracture mechanics
 
Project description

Existing procedures for re-categorisation of buried flaws and interaction of multiple flaws in welds are not suited for contemporary ductile and tough steel grades. The failure behaviour of weldments with buried and/or multiple flaws will be studied based on a coupled experimental and numerical framework. Goal is to develop improved evaluation procedures.