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Fatigue Strength of Laser Welded Joints of PP and PC Components

DOI: 10.4236/wjm.2018.86017, PP. 219-226

Keywords: Fatigue Strength, Welded Joints, Laser Welding, Reinforced Plastics

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The paper describes research of fatigue properties of laser welded joints of PP and PC reinforced composites. Welded specimens were tested on dynamic testing machine to obtain data for fatigue strength and fatigue life evaluation. Materials used for testing were PP and PC plastics filled with various amounts of glass fibers. Nine combinations of PP specimens and 6 combinations of PC specimens were welded and loaded on testing machine by fluctuating stress with constant stress ratio. Presented results include fatigue strength of welded joints and also the S-N curves based on experimental data and theory are derived.

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