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Re: Fatigue at Shear Connection Weld

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Fatigue is generally more critical for welds than base metal because of the
potential for stress concentrations and the presence of microcracks in welds,
which are the locations of crack propagation.


Bill Polhemus wrote:

> I had thought that fatigue wouldn't matter for the weld attaching the ribs
> to the plate, but now I'm not so sure, because of the following sentence:

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