Accession Number:

ADB805602

Title:

Results of Tests Made by Aluminum Research Laboratories of Spot-Welded Joints and Structural Elements

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

ALUMINUM CO OF AMERICA PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1942-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

Comparison is made of relative merits of spot-welded and riveted aluminum-alloy structural elements. Spot welds were tested for static shear strength, shear fatigue, and direct tension-compression fatigue. Spot-welded construction can be made to equal riveted construction in resistance to static and impact loadings. In resistance to fatigue, spot welds are inferior unless welds can be produced which are more sound and free from cracks than those examined.

Subject Categories:

  • Couplers, Fasteners and Joints

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE