Civil Engineering Study 91-3
PREFACE The tensile strength of an arc spot weld is given only limited attention in the current edition of the AISI Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members. To broaden the design engineer's understanding of the behavior of arc spot welds, and to expand the specification's application for arc spot welds, the American Iron and Steel Institute, in 1989, initiated a research study at the University of Missouri-Rolla. The UMR research consisted of a comprehensive literature review, and experimental study which comprised of over 260 individual connection test specimens. The test specimen selection enabled the investigation of the key parameters that influence the behavior of an arc spot weld connection. In addition to individual connection tests, the behavior of the connection within a-full panel was also experimentally studied. This report provides a detailed discussion of the various test specimen configurations, test procedure, test results, and proposed design recommendations.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures
American Iron and Steel Institute
Cold-Formed Steel Series
Missouri University of Science and Technology
© 1991 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.
Report - Technical
Yu, Wei-wen and LaBoube, Roger A., "Tensile strength of welded connections" (1991). Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures Library. 190.