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## Calculation of fillet welds loaded in the plane perpendicular

to the plane of part joining

## Standard Calculation Procedure

Loading in the plane perpendicular to the weld plane induces a tensile or pressure stress s in the weld.

where:

where:

u constant

## - for calculation in metric units u = 1000

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## rY distance of investigated weld point from the weld group center of

gravity in the y-axis direction [mm, in]

where:

where:

## Shear stress caused by torsion moment T

- x-component of stress

- y-component of stress

where:

u constant

## T torque [Nm, lb ft]

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## rX distance of investigated weld point to the weld group center of gravity

in the y-axis direction [mm, in]

## rY distance of investigated weld point to the weld group center of gravity

in the y-axis direction [mm, in]

where:

## Resultant shear stress in the investigated point of weld

where:

s
total normal stress [MPa, psi]

t
total shear stress [MPa, psi]

For calculation purposes, the bending force can be substituted by the combination of shearing force FY acting in the weld
plane and the bending moment M acting in the plane perpendicular to the weld plane. Then the stress in the weld can be
calculated using the previously mentioned procedure.

## The bending moment is defined by a formula:

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where:

u constant

## - for calculation in English units u = 12

For calculation purposes, the common force F can be substituted by the combination of shearing force FY acting in the weld
plane with the axial force FZ and the bending moment M acting in the plane perpendicular to the weld plane. Then the stress
in the weld for so defined loading can be calculated using the above mentioned procedure.

- bending moment

- axial force

- shearing force

where:

## F acting force [N, lb]

rF force arm related to the weld group center of gravity [mm, in]

u constant

## - for calculation in metric units u = 1000

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## - for calculation in English units u = 12

j
direction angle of acting force [Â°]

## Method of Comparative Stresses

Compared with the standard calculation method, the method of comparative stresses approaches a different way to calculate
stresses caused by the axial force or bending moment that actuate in the plane perpendicular to the weld plane. Generally the
stress in fillet welds has normal and tangential components. The method of comparative stresses is based on the fact that the
shear strength of weld metal is lower than the tensile strength. To simplify the calculation, weld joints are only checked for
shear stresses. But the calculation method is the same as in the standard calculation method. Used calculation formulas are
also similar.

where:

where:

## rY distance of investigated weld point from the weld group center of

gravity in the y-axis direction [mm, in]

u constant

## Shear stress caused by shearing force FY

where:

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## Shear stress caused by torque T

- stress x-component

- stress y-component

where:

u constant

## rY distance of investigated weld point to the weld group center of gravity

in the y-axis direction [mm, in]

## rX distance of investigated weld point to the weld group center of gravity

in the x-axis direction [mm, in]

where:

## 2. Calculation of comparative stress ss

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The comparative stress is determined from calculated partial stresses according to the formula.

while for the x-component of stress that actuates in the investigated point of weld, perpendicularly to the weld direction, the
aX = a3 formula is applied. In the opposite case aX = a4. The same applies for the y-component of the stress actuating
perpendicularly to the weld direction, that is aY = a3 or aY = a4.

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