QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF THE JAPAN WELDING SOCIETY
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Effect of Fabrication Procedure on Liquid Metal Embrittlement Cracking in Welded Steel Structures by Molten Zinc
Yoneo KikutaTakao ArakiMasafumi YonedaKei Uchikawa
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1986 Volume 4 Issue 4 Pages 747-753

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This study deals with the estimation of occurrence and preventive condition of the Liquid Metal Embrittlement cracking (LMEC) due to hot dip galvanizing using Y-Groove Crack ing Test pieces.
The results obtained are as follows,
(1) Using Y-Groove Cracing Test piece is appropriate for the estimation test of the LMEC in welded steel structures.
(2) The critical condition for LMEC occurrence is indicated by the relation between the intensity of restraint and the maximum hardness in HAZ (Hv max.).
(3) The LMEC preventive condition for welded steel structures to be galvanized are obtained by the Hv max. under the condition that welded joints have the most severerity value of the intensity of restraint in each type of structure. For example, the LMEC preventive condition of weldment in transmission tubular tower structures is assumed that Hv max. keeps less than 260.

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