Welding residual stress determination and crack analysis in butt-welded thin-walled plate by finite-element method

Kwang Bo Shim, Hong Yeol Bae, Jun Young Jeon, Tae Kwang Song, Yun Jae Kim

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In this study, we calculate the welding residual stresses for a butt-welded thin-walled plate by carrying out threedimensional finite-element analyses. To study the effect of mechanical boundary conditions on the welding residual stresses, various boundary conditions are considered. The welding residual stresses obtained in the measurements and finite-element analyses are validated by comparing them with the welding residual stress profiles in the R6 code. The results of this study are used to analyze the influence of residual stress on the crack formation in thin-section weldments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-596
Number of pages8
JournalTransactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, A
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May 1



  • Finite element method
  • Thin-walled plate
  • Welding residual stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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