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Thefollowing articles and research papers were published in the WeldingJournal and are available.
Welding Journal Articles
Welding JournalResearch Papers
Characterization of DynamicMechanicalProperties of
Resistance Welding Machines
A test was devised to determine basic,independent machine parametersto help in the development of a model for predicting the mechanicaldynamics of a resistance welding machine
BY P. WU ET AL.
Development ofRequirements forResistance Spot Welding Dual-Phase (DP600) Steels Part 1 — The Causesof
Weld fracturewas investigated in relation to weldparameters and steel sheet characteristics
BY M. MARYA and X. Q. GAYDEN
Development ofRequirements forResistance Spot Welding Dual-Phase(DP600) Steels Part 2: Statistical Analysesand Process Maps
Weld diameter proved to be the primary factorinfluencing type of weld fracture
BY M. MARYA AND X. Q. GAYDEN
An Experimental StudyDetermines the Electrical Contact Resistance in Resistance Welding
Gleeble® machine experiments evaluatedthe influence of pressure,temperature, and metal properties on resistance welding
BY QUANFENG SONG, WENQI ZHANG, AND NIELS BAY
Penetrator FormationMechanisms during High-Frequency Electric Resistance Welding
The cause of a weld defect in steel pipemanufacture is identifiedBY J.-H. CHOI, Y. S. CHANG, C.-M. KIM, J.-S. OH, AND Y.-S. KIM
ExpulsionPrediction inResistance Spot Welding
A model is proposed for predicting expulsionin resistance spot weldingBY J. SENKARA, H. ZHANG, AND S. J. HU
Resistance SpotWelding ofAluminum Alloyto Steel with Transition Material —From Process to Performance —
Part I: ExperimentalStudy
Weldstrength, failure mode, and fatigue life were compared withself-piercingrivets of the same dissimilar metals combination
BY X. SUN, E. V. STEPHENS, M. A. KHALEEL, H. SHAO, AND M. KIMCHI
Resistance SpotWelding ofAluminum Alloyto Steel with Transition Material — Part II: Finite Element Analyses of
An aluminum-clad steel transition layer canbe used in forming astructural weld between aluminum and steel parts
BY X. SUN AND M. A. KHALEEL
Theoretical Analysisof WeldingCharacteristics during Resistance MashSeam Welding of Sheet Steels
Surfacestrains and approximate thermal cycles can be easily calculatedfor resistance mash seam welding and used to infer joint quality.
BY J. E. GOULD
Effects ofElectrodeDegradation onElectrode Life in Resistance Spot Weldingof Aluminum Alloy 5182
Degradationof electrode tip faces increased the contact area at theelectrode/sheet interface, which resulted in an undersized nugget atthesheet/sheet interface.
BY S. FUKUMOTO, I. LUM, E. BIRO, D. R. BOOMER,AND Y. ZHOU
Analysis of AluminumResistance SpotWelding Processes Using Coupled FiniteElement Procedures
Incrementally coupledfinite element procedures that simulate the resistance spotwelding process are suitable for analyzing a variety of important weldparameters.
BY X. SUN AND P. DONG