Residual Stress Redistribution During Elastic Shakedown in Fillet Welded Plate

Residual Stress Redistribution During Elastic Shakedown in Fillet Welded Plate

J.R. Chukkan, G. Wu, M.E. Fitzpatrick, X. Zhang, J. Kelleher

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Abstract. Welding residual stresses exist in various welded structures such as ships and offshore structures. According to the load levels during operation, the as-welded residual stresses can be relaxed or redistributed. The elastic shakedown phenomenon can be considered as one of the reasons for the stress relaxation or redistribution. This work studies the redistribution of welding residual stresses during different levels of shakedown in a fillet-welded plate manufactured in line with ship design and welding procedures. Fillet welding was performed on a ship structural steel, DH36. The fillet welds were subjected to different levels of shakedown under tensile cyclic load. Neutron diffraction was used to measure residual stresses in these plates in the as-welded state and after elastic shakedown. A mixed hardening model in line with the Chaboche model was determined for both weld and base material. A shakedown limit analysis based on plastic work dissipation was developed as the shakedown criterion to estimate the shakedown limit on the component. Further, the redistribution of residual stresses due to elastic shakedown was quantified through experimental measurements.

Residual Stress, Shakedown Limit Analysis, Elastic Shakedown, Neutron Diffraction, Stress Relaxation

Published online 9/11/2018, 6 pages
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Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: J.R. Chukkan, G. Wu, M.E. Fitzpatrick, X. Zhang, J. Kelleher, ‘Residual Stress Redistribution During Elastic Shakedown in Fillet Welded Plate’, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 6, pp 233-238, 2018


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