Say I have a steel angle section and I weld a rather heavy piece of steel plate to the flange and I want the section to behave as a composite section. I have to size the weld connecting the two pieces to be able to transfer the longitudinal shear stress. However I note that there is also a transverse shear stress which is equal to the longitudial shear.
Should I size the weld based on th combination of these stresses or simply consider the longitudinal stress. Textbooks I have seem to imply the latter is sufficient.
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