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Re: Transitions at welded splices

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>Please let me hear some opinions regarding your interpretations.
The ASME Code wants 3:1 transitions for Category B welds, but requires 
only that appropriate fillets be used with less critical changes in 
thickness. I think transitions whether weld fillets or machined tapers 
are simply good practice. 

Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)