# EC3 – NF1993-1-8 Design of filet welds

Design of filet Weld according to EC3
NF 1993-1-8 - §4.5 1) Geometry (§4.5.1 / 2)

Throat §4.5.2 a > 3mm Typical weld a = 0.7 x thickness of thinnest linked plate

Length / Effective Length §4.5.1 (Le = L – 2 x a) or Le = L Le > 30mm Le > 6 x a

2) Design resistance of welds, directional method (§4.5.3.2)

= Normal stress perpendicular to the throat = Normal stress parallel to the axis of the weld (not used in this method) = Shear stress (in the plane of the throat) perpendicular to the axis of the weld = Shear stress (in the plane of the throat) parallel to the axis of the weld

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see table below is the appropriate correlation factor taken form table below = 1.25 2 .EC3 – NF1993-1-8 Design of filet welds Design resistance of the fillet weld will be sufficient if the following are both satisfied: [ And ] Where : is the nominal ultimate tensile strength of the weaker part joined.

EC3 – NF1993-1-8 Design of filet welds 3) Example of calculation using the directional method a) Calculation of weld loads b) Position of critical point c) Stresses calculation per millimeter of throat Due to normal stress: Due to moment: See diagram below 3 .

4 . z: ∑ ∑ ∑ d) Stresses on weld axes: e) Calculation of throat thickness: [ ] With S275 steel.EC3 – NF1993-1-8 Design of filet welds Moment repartition in welds: Total stresses along axis x. y.

EC3 – NF1993-1-8 Design of filet welds 4) Design resistance of welds.3) √ Where : is the design value of the weld force per unit length : is the design weld resistance per unit length Where : : ⁄ is the design shear strength of the weld 5) Example of calculation using the simplified method Checking of the fillet welds: a) Calculation Repartition of moment in welds : 5 .3.5. simplified method (§4.

EC3 – NF1993-1-8 Design of filet welds ∑ Per unit length. b) Calculation ⁄ Per unit length. 6 .