Mechanical Properties Investigation of Multi-Lap Stainless Steel Sheets

  •  Qasim M. Doos Al-Attaby    
  •  Shaymaa Abdul Khader Al-Jumaili    


The mechanical testing and microstructers for austenititc stainless steel have been carried out to indicate the effect of the localized heating on the spot welds. The results indicated that the increasing of the heating will increase the tensile shear strength rapidly up to the expulsion point. Therefore, the hardness increases with the increasing of the weld nugget area. Hence, the fracturing tendencies have been observed inside the nugget. Nevertheless, the outer surface cracking is developed by adding a thin layer of pure metals between the two stainless steel 304L sheets. It was shown that the addition of pure metals, 3-lap sheets decreases the joint strength as compared with the 2-lap joints for the same parameters. The effect of micro cracking and the intensive brittleness decreases the joint strength. The excessive cracking was observed in 3-lap as compared with the 2-lap joint.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-0585
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-0593
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: semiannual

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