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Title: Critical specimen sizes for tensile-shear testing of steel sheets

Abstract

Tensile-shear testing results are influenced not only by the quality of spot welds, but also by the dimensions of testing specimens. Experimental and numerical studies have been conducted on determining critical sizes for tensile-shear testing of resistance spot welded specimens. Statistical methods have been employed, from planning stages to the analysis of results, for the purposes of getting generic relationships between the critical dimensions and the geometric variables and material properties of testing specimens. The specimen width was found the most influential, and quantitative relations were developed for testing spot welded specimens of various gauges and strengths. The systematic research results obtained in this study can be used as a guideline for tensile-shear testing specimen preparation and for analyzing testing results.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
687474
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Welding Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 78; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: PBD: Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; MECHANICAL TESTS; STEELS; SAMPLE PREPARATION; SIZE; RESISTANCE WELDING; WELDED JOINTS; TENSILE PROPERTIES; SHEAR PROPERTIES

Citation Formats

Zhou, M., Hu, S.J., and Zhang, H. Critical specimen sizes for tensile-shear testing of steel sheets. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Zhou, M., Hu, S.J., & Zhang, H. Critical specimen sizes for tensile-shear testing of steel sheets. United States.
Zhou, M., Hu, S.J., and Zhang, H. Wed . "Critical specimen sizes for tensile-shear testing of steel sheets". United States.
@article{osti_687474,
title = {Critical specimen sizes for tensile-shear testing of steel sheets},
author = {Zhou, M. and Hu, S.J. and Zhang, H.},
abstractNote = {Tensile-shear testing results are influenced not only by the quality of spot welds, but also by the dimensions of testing specimens. Experimental and numerical studies have been conducted on determining critical sizes for tensile-shear testing of resistance spot welded specimens. Statistical methods have been employed, from planning stages to the analysis of results, for the purposes of getting generic relationships between the critical dimensions and the geometric variables and material properties of testing specimens. The specimen width was found the most influential, and quantitative relations were developed for testing spot welded specimens of various gauges and strengths. The systematic research results obtained in this study can be used as a guideline for tensile-shear testing specimen preparation and for analyzing testing results.},
doi = {},
journal = {Welding Journal},
number = 9,
volume = 78,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}