Roberto Brighenti, Prof. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9273-0822 Janusz Lewandowski, Prof. Dariusz Rozumek, Prof. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2866-2041 Grzegorz Lesiuk, Prof. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3553-6107


The paper presents a result of experimental tests of welded S355 specimens subjected to combined bending and torsion loading. In order to analyse how the fillet joints’ shape and the load ratio affect the crack growth, we selected two kinds of the fillet shape: concave and convex, and two load ratios, namely R = -1, 0. Rectangular specimens with stress concentrators in form of the external two-sided blunt notches and fillet welded joint were tested. The test results were compared to experiments conducted on solid specimens without welds.


SI: Crack Paths