2000 Volume 7 Issue 27 Pages 23-37
This paper is intended as an investigation of the useful method of HAZ toughness evaluation and describes the results of toughness estimation for various structural steels for buildings, including JIS G 3136 SN steel. According to the experiment of fracture in the vicinity of beam-to-column connection, it often initiates near the root welding pass or finishing welding pass. Therefore, the new HAZ toughness evaluation method was proposed using one-bead welding to duplicate the coarse grain region, by taking notice of the grain-coarsened region in HAZ of the last welding pass. The HAZ toughness of SN steels and various high quality steels was estimated using one-bead method, and each exhibited the absorbed energy of more than 27J. Finally, it was examined to formulate the relationship between the HAZ toughness and the chemical compositions.