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AD 399: Design of partial penetration butt welds in accordance with BS EN 1993-1-8

Partial penetration butt welds are covered by Clause 4.7.2, which directs the designer to ‘use the method for a deep penetration fillet weld” given in clause 4.5.2(3). Clause 4.5.2(3) really concerns only the definition of the throat, and leaves the designer unsure of how the design resistance is to be calculated…

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