Welding Science and Technology
Get an overview of the most recent research and engineering developments in the field of welding science and technology. Features 17 chapters covering the fundamentals of welding, cutting, joining, and allied processes. Four chapters discuss metallurgy, the physics of welding and cutting, heat flow in welding, and residual stress and distortion. Other important chapters discuss the engineering considerations of weld design, weldment tooling and positioning, automation, process monitoring and control (new in this volume), methods for the evaluation and testing of welds, weld quality, weld inspection and nondestructive examination, and the economics of welding. Well-researched chapters on codes and other standards, the qualification and certification of welding techniques and personnel, the accurate communication of welding information, and safe practices are included.
Two useful appendices present a glossary to standard welding terms and a guide to metric practice for the welding industry. The information is applicable to all categories of welding, from manual welding to the most sophisticated automated and robotic systems.
Peer-reviewed for accuracy.
More than 700 drawings, schematics, and photographs illustrate the text. Approximately 170 tables provide categorized or comparative information. At the end of each chapter, readers wanting to know more are referred to a Supplementary Reading List. For easy access to specific topics, a table of contents for each chapter is presented on the cover page, and a subject index with cross-references appears at the end of each volume. A major subject index of this volume and previous editions is included to direct the reader to the volume and chapter of interest.
This volume, like the others preceding it, is a voluntary effort by the members of the Welding Handbook Committee, The Welding Handbook Volume 1 Committee, and the Chapter Committees. An important contribution is the review of each chapter provided by AWS–s Technical Activities Committee and other specialists. (ISBN 0-87171-657-7)