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Title: Advanced experimental methods for the characterization of welded structures
Author: Kartal, Mehmet Emin
Awarding Body: The Open University
Current Institution: Open University
Date of Award: 2008
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Welding is one of the most prevalent techniques for mechanical fastening of metals. Recent developments in welding technology have led to welding techniques being more readily employed in safety-critical engineering structures. Since the existence of residual stresses and material property variation around welds affects the mechanical performance and thereby structural integrity, it is essential to improve our knowledge in understanding and modelling the mechanical response of the welded structures. The present work focuses on mechanical characterizations of such structures. This work can be broadly classified into two parts; the first part investigates the residual stress distribution in welded specimens of different metals and the second part presents investigations of mechanical properties in welded specimen using full-field optical techniques.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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