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RE: aluminum weld

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I would say that normally there is no need for a fillet weld size larger
than 1.4*t, where 't' is the thickness of the thinner part.  Thus, the
root thickness is 0.707*(1.4t) = t; so if the weld and base metal have
similar strength, any additional weld material does not add any strength
beyond the base metal capacity.  

Bill Sherman

-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Wright [mailto:chrisw(--nospam--at)] 
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 5:21 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: aluminum weld

On Feb 1, 2007, at 5:51 PM, akester(--nospam--at) wrote:

> So I
> need positive ammo..
What are you shooting at? Do you want a bigger fillet or a smaller one? 
Normally there is no need for a fillet larger than the thinner base
metal. What are you looking to change?
Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania

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