Picture of two heads

Open Access research that challenges the mind...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including those from the School of Psychological Sciences & Health - but also papers by researchers based within the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, and from the Strathclyde Business School.

Discover more...

The challenges in predicting the fatigue life of dissimilar brazed joints and initial finite element results for a tungsten to EUROFER97 steel brazed joint

Hamilton, Niall Robert and Olsson Robbie, Mikael Brian and Wood, James and Galloway, Alexander and Katramados, Ioannis and Milnes, Joe (2011) The challenges in predicting the fatigue life of dissimilar brazed joints and initial finite element results for a tungsten to EUROFER97 steel brazed joint. Fusion Engineering and Design, 86 (9-11). pp. 1642-1645. ISSN 0920-3796

[img] Microsoft Word
Hamilton_N_Wood_J_Galloway_A_Pure_The_challenges_in_predicting_the_fatigue_life_of_dissimilar_brazed_joints...Tungsten_to_EUROFER97_steel_brazed_joint_Jun_2011.docx - Preprint

Download (330kB)

Abstract

This paper summarises the challenges in accurately predicting stress states in dissimilar brazed joints and presents initial results from a finite element analysis of a tungsten to EUROFER97 brazed joint. The residual stresses due to joint manufacture are presented and differences in stress distribution due to thermal and mechanical loading highlighted. The results from this analysis correlate well to experimental results from previous research however further validation is required. The challenges in developing fatigue assessment procedures for dissimilar brazed joints are also discussed. These fatigue assessment procedures are introduced and a validation strategy for such procedures is proposed.