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Effect of Low Blow Impact Treatment on Fatigue and Mechanical Properties of Spot-Welded Joints

Farizah Adliza Ghazali, Zuraidah Salleh, Ya'kub Md Taib, Koay Mei Hyie and Nik Rozlin Nik Mohd Masdek

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 25, Issue S, August 2017

Keywords: Hardness test, LBIT, LCS, PWIT, tensile-shear test

Published on: 26 Feb 2018

Post Weld Impact Treatment (PWIT) is necessary in order to improve the tensile shear and hardness strengths on the welded joints of spot welding process. PWIT can be performed via Low Blow Impact Treatment (LBIT), which is the main focus in this research. In this present study, two plates of low carbon steel (LCS) with dimensions of 110 mm × 45 mm × 1.2 mm underwent a resistance spot welding. All welded samples were later tested for their mechanical properties by performing the tensile-shear, hardness test and qualitative analysis. Tensile shear test was conducted on the spot welded area for both treated and untreated samples using crosshead speed of 2 mm/min, while hardness test was performed using 1 kgf load Vickers hardness indenter. The effects of LBIT on tensile-shear properties, hardness and fatigue strength were evaluated and it was found that the implementation of LBIT increased the tensile shear strength, fatigue strength and hardness on the welded joint significantly.

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