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Part B Hull and Stability


Chapter 12 Construction and testing
Appendix 1 Welding Details
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1.3 Lap-joint, slot and plug welding

1.3.1 Welding details of lap-joint, slot and plug welds are specified in Tab 3.

Table 1 : Typical butt weld plate edge preparation


(manual welding) - See Note 1
Detail Standard
Square butt

t <= 5 mm
G = 3 mm

Single bevel butt


t > 5 mm
G <= 3 mm
R <= 3 mm
50° <= θ <=
70°

Double bevel butt


t > 19 mm
G <= 3 mm
R <= 3 mm
50° <= θ <=
70°

Double vee butt, uniform bevels

G <= 3 mm
R <= 3 mm
50° <= θ <=
70°

Double vee butt, non-uniform bevels


G <= 3 mm
R <= 3 mm
6 <= h <= t/3
mm
θ = 50°
α = 90°

Note 1 : Different plate edge preparation may be


accepted or approved by the Society on the basis of
an appropriate welding procedure specification.

Table 2 : Typical butt weld plate edge preparation


(manual welding) - See Note 1
Detail Standard
Single vee butt, one side welding with
backing strip (temporary or permanent)

3 <= G <=

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9 mm
30° <= θ
<= 45°

Single vee butt

G <= 3 mm
50° <= θ
<= 70°
R <= 3 mm

Note 1 : Different plate edge preparation may be


accepted or approved by the Society on the basis of
an appropriate welding procedure specification.

Table 3 : Typical lap joint, plug and slot welding (manual welding)
Detail Standard Remark
Fillet weld in lap joint

b = 2 t2 + 25 mm

location of lap joint to be


Fillet weld in joggled lap joint approved by the Society

b >= 2 t2 + 25 mm

Plug welding
 t <= 12 mm  12 mm < t <=
l = 60 mm 25 mm
R = 6 mm l = 80 mm
40° <= θ <= R = 0,5 t mm
50° θ = 30°
G = 12 mm G = t mm
L>2l L>2l

Slot welding

 t <= 12 mm  t > 12 mm
G = 20 mm G=2t
l = 80 mm l = 100 mm
2 l <= L <= 3 2 l <= L <= 3
l, max 250 mm l, max 250 mm

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