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Spotweld benchmarks

Spotweld benchmarks

Spotweld benchmarks

Does anybody know of any publicly available information sources (books, papers, studies) that include benchmark tests for evaluating welds?

I am specifically looking for published weld test specimen information that I can use (and reference) for a study.  I am willing to pay some amount of money for this, but I do not want to reinvent the wheel and create and run the test myself.  I can conform to the available tests, so I am somewhat flexible in the information that is of use.  I am particularly interested in the effects of the stiffness as a function of weld size and specimen geometry.

Thank you in advance.

RE: Spotweld benchmarks

When you say "stiffness as a function of weld size and specimen geometry", do you mean global stiffness, as in the rigidity of a vehicle body structure or modal frequency of a welded column?  Or do you mean local stiffness of a welded coupon (simple three-ply spot weld arrangement) as tested in a tensile test machine?  This will obviously influence what references I would offer for you to consult.

RE: Spotweld benchmarks

Both types of information would be useful to me. However, I need to be able to replicate the results, so I am looking for something which would have quantitive dimensions. With that in mind, welded coupons and/or simple welded columns are probably of more interest to me.

RE: Spotweld benchmarks

I was wondering what information you may be able to provide on this.  
Best regards,

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