Welded Joint Design (3rd Edition) by John Hicks

welded joint design

Welded Joint Design (3rd Edition) is a handbook on designs of the welded structures. It is authored by John Hicks. The book is helping hand for design and welding engineers. It gives straightforward explanations to constraints and the basis of the design of welded structures.

Besides this, the handbook reveals information on fatigue life data, strength material fundamentals, structure types, bending theories, weld designs, fatigue cracking, brittle fractures, weld symbols and allowable stresses about standards. The following are all about the contents of the handbook.

Welded Joint Design (3rd Edition) by John Hicks

Table of Contents:

1. Fundamentals of The Strength of Materials

  • Normal Stress
  • Shear Stress
  • Shear Strain
  • Three-Dimensional Stress
  • Stress Concentration
  • Material Failure
  • Summary
  • Problems

2. Stresses in Some Common Types of Structures

  • Frames
  • Pressurized Shells
  • Tubular Structures
  • Effect of Deviation from Design Shape
  • Summary
  • Problems

3. Elementary Theories of Bending and Torsion

  • Bending
  • Calculating I for Other Sections
  • Shear Stresses in Beams
  • Torsion
  • Vibration
  • Summary

4. Basis of Design of Welded Structures

  • Allowable Stress Design
  • Limit State Design
  • Plastic Design
  • Summary

5. Weld Design

  • Joint Types
  • Weld Types
  • Weld Preparations
  • Partial Penetration Butt Welds
  • The Edge Weld
  • Spot, Plug and Slot Welds
  • Fabrication Tolerances
  • Residual Stresses
  • Access for Welding
  • Welding Information on Drawings
  • Summary

6. Calculating Weld Size

  • Butt Welds
  • Fillet Welds
  • Calculating the Strength of Welded Joints
  • Methods of Measuring Stress
  • Summary

7. Fatigue Cracking

  • Load Histories
  • Weld Features
  • Fatigue Crack Growth
  • The Practical Design Approaches
  • Complex Load Histories
  • Improving on The Performance of The As-Welded-Joint
  • Using Design Data
  • Summary
  • Problems

8. Brittle Fracture

  • Conventional Approach to Design Against Brittle Fracture
  • Fracture Toughness Testing and Specification
  • Fracture Mechanics and Other Tests
  • Summary

9. Assessment of Structural Integrity

  • Defect Assessment
  • Fracture Assessment
  • Fatigue Assessment
  • Summary

Thus, Welded Joint Design (3rd Edition) is an excellent book for welding and design engineers. It explains various aspects of weld joints with minute details.

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