Fatigue Tests of Small-Size Tubular T-Joints

Y. Kurobane, M. Natarajan, and A. A. Toprac


Results of the fatigue tests of tubular T-joints are presented. The specimens consisted of about one hundred small-size T-joints. S-N curves were established for initiation of crack and for complete failure of the joints. The parameters which influence the fatigue strength of tubular T-joints are discussed.

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