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An Improved Plasticity-Based Distortion Analysis Method

By Darlene Kerr on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Dr. Yu-Ping Yang, EWI Principal Engineer in Structural Integrity and Modeling, was recently published in the Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance Online First on November 11.  The print copy will be following in coming months.      

 To optimize welding sequence to control distortion, a new theory was developed to consider the effect of weld interactions on plastic strains.  “An Improved Plasticity-Based Distortion Analysis Method for Large Welded Structures,” discusses this improved method which was validated with experimental work on a Tee joint and tested on two large-scale welded structures – a light fabrication and a heavy fabrication.

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Posted by Darlene Kerr, EWI Manager of Library and Information Services; 614-688-5224;

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