6082-T6 aluminium alloy belongs to Al-Mg-Si series alloys, is a medium strength alloy with excellent corrosion resistance, highest strength of the 6xxx series alloys and widely used in welded structures
. Furthermore, the magnesium silicide (Mg2Si) provides ability to become alloy heat treated for improved strength.
 discussed the key factors affecting the fatigue of large-scale welded structures
through fatigue experiments.
Reviews of Miner rule application for welded structures
are given by Maddox and Razmjoo , Gurney , and Sonsino et al.
The filler materials enable significant improvement in the fatigue or durability performance and service life of welded structures
in harsh service environments by eliminating a primary factor causing stress corrosion cracking and weld fatigue.
In this development, LTi Metaltech (or LTi) of Oxfordshire is expert in high integrity welded structures
and has supported neighbouring high-tech company Tokamak Energy with its aim to create the ST40 fusion reactor, a crucial prototype step towards a device to produce electricity for the first time in 2025.
Fatigue recommendations for the design and analysis of welded structures
[2,3] are based on stress analysis and fatigue resistance S-N curves (Wohler curves), irrespective of the steel grade.
are subjected to a variety of standard tests to determine their suitability for the anticipated service conditions.
Guideline for the fatigue assessment by notch stress analysis for welded structures
. International Institute of welding, IIW Doc.
Ikushima, A study of development of prediction method of welding deformation and stresses of welded structures
using idealized explicit FEM [Ph.D.
Aygul, Fatigue analysis of welded structures
using the finite element method [Licentiate of Engineering thesis], Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2012.
In contrast to nanocomposites with spherical fillers, CNT-based nanocomposites are able to exploit the bulk material strength in the welded structures
. However, the welding process results in a further decreasing in the weld ductility.