Improving fatigue strength of welded joints by hammer peening and tig-dressing

K. Anami, C. Miki, H. Tani, H. Yamamoto

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The effectiveness of fatigue strength improvement methods, namely TIG-dressing and hammer peening, were examined using out-of-plane gusset welded joints of high strength steel (SM570). In addition, the mechanism of each improvement method was discussed with respect to the decrease in stress concentration and residual stress at the weld toe. Finally, various methods for improving the effectiveness of these fatigue strength improvement methods are proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57s-68s
JournalStructural Engineering/Earthquake Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Apr
Externally publishedYes


  • Hammer peening stress concentration
  • Improvement of fatigue strength
  • Residual stress
  • TIG-dressing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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