The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 56 (1978) > Issues > Issue 4 > Correspondence on The Strength of Straightened Welded Steel Stiffened Plates by M.R. Horne and R. Na
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Correspondence on The Strength of Straightened Welded Steel Stiffened Plates by M.R. Horne and R. Narayanan

It is difficult to predict the distribution of residual stresses present in an asymmetrical welded fabrication such as a stiffened panel. The problem is further complicated when techniques are employed to minimise the out-of-straightness of the finished article. Since residual compressive stresses are often a source of weakness in a compression member, it is important to allow for this effect when drafting design Codes. The tests reported in the paper form a useful contribution towards this end. However the work could have been considerably more interesting if some additional measurements had been made. G.H. Little and C.D. Bradfield