Near field stress analysis of a spot weld between elastic plates

L. E. Goodman*, L. M. Keer

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The mechanics of a circular, spot weld between two identical elastic plates is studied. A method of solution similar to that used by the authors in a paper concerned with the influence of an elastic layer on the tangential compliance of bodies in contact is used. In the present analysis the relation between tangential load and deflection is lost due to the nature of the problem; hence, physical quantities are determined in terms of the total tangential load applied in the weld region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-158
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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