dc.contributor.authorZhao, Ming Shan
dc.contributor.authorChiew, S. P.
dc.contributor.authorLee, C. K.
dc.identifier.citationZhao, M. S., Chiew, S. P., & Lee, C. K. (2016). Post Weld Heat Treatment for High Strength Steel Welded Connections. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 122, 167-177.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this study, experiments were conducted to investigate the effect of post-weld heat treatment (PWHT) on the reheated, quenched and tempered (RQT) grade S690 high strength steel welded connections. Firstly, the effect of PWHT on the mechanical properties after welding is investigated. It is found that the loss of both strength and ductility after welding could be serious but PWHT could be able to improve the ductility of the affected specimens at the expense of strength. Secondly, four Y-shape plate-to-plate (Y-PtP) and nine T-stub RQT-S690 joints are fabricated to study the effect of PWHT on the residual stress level near the weld toe and the tensile behavior of the joints, respectively. The hole drilling tests employed to study the residual stress reveal that PWHT is able to decrease the residual stress level near the weld toe significantly. The tensile test results show that proper PWHT could improve both the ductility and the maximum resistance while the reduction of plastic resistance can be kept in a negligible level. However, it is found that if the specimens are overheated, although the ductility could still be increased, the reduction of load carrying capacity was severe.en_US
dc.format.extent37 p.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Constructional Steel Researchen_US
dc.rights© 2016 Elsevier. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Elsevier. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2016.03.015].en_US
dc.subjectPost-weld heat treatmenten_US
dc.subjectHigh strength steelen_US
dc.subjectWelded connectionsen_US
dc.subjectResidual stressen_US
dc.subjectTensile behavioren_US
dc.titlePost Weld Heat Treatment for High Strength Steel Welded Connectionsen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Civil and Environmental Engineeringen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted versionen_US

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