Which Process

Author: P. T. Houldcroft
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 9781855730083
Format: PDF
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The author presents a unique scheme for selecting processes at the drawing board stage where a need for a connection is usually first perceived. Leading the enquirer through a series of diagrams and tables, he reveals the processes which are feasible for a particular joint. The book includes descriptions of 28 joining processes in which the principal method of use, advantages and limitations, application and factors affecting costs are explained. The book is well illustrated and contains much useful advice invaluable to practicing engineers and designers having no previous knowledge of joining.

Self Piercing Riveting

Author: A Chrysanthou
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 0857098845
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Due to its speed, low energy requirements, and the fact that it does not require a pre-drilled hole, the technique of self-piercing riveting (SPR) has been increasingly adopted by many industries as a high-speed mechanical fastening technique for the joining of sheet material components. Self-piercing riveting comprehensively reviews the process, equipment, and corrosion behaviour of self-piercing riveting, and also describes the process of evaluation and modelling of strength of self-piercing riveted joints, quality control methods and non-destructive testing. Part one provides an extensive overview of the properties of self-piercing riveting. Chapters in this section review the mechanical strength, fatigue, and corrosion behaviour of self-piercing riveted joints. The second part of the book outlines the processing and applications of SPRs, and describes the dynamic strength evaluation/crashworthiness of SPRs, and the modelling of strength of self-piercing riveted joints, before going on to discuss the assessment of the suitability of materials for self-piercing riveting. The concluding chapters describe the quality control and non-destructive testing of self-piercing riveted joints, optimization of the strength of self-piercing rivets, and provides an overview of self-piercing rivets in the automotive industry and the applications of self-piercing riveting in automated vehicle construction. Self-piercing riveting is a standard reference for engineers and designers in the aerospace, materials, welding, joining, automotive and white goods industries, as well as manufacturers of metal components for the automotive, aerospace, white goods and building industries. Comprehensively reviews the process, equipment, and corrosion behaviour of self-piercing riveting Describes the process of evaluation and modelling of strength of self-piercing riveted joints, quality control methods and non-destructive testing Provides an overview of quality, optimization, applications and strength evaluations of self-piercing riveting

Welding and Joining of Advanced High Strength Steels AHSS

Author: Mahadev Shome
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0857098586
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Welding and Joining of Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS): The Automotive Industry discusses the ways advanced high strength steels (AHSS) are key to weight reduction in sectors such as automotive engineering. It includes a discussion on how welding can alter the microstructure in the heat affected zone, producing either excessive hardening or softening, and how these local changes create potential weaknesses that can lead to failure. This text reviews the range of welding and other joining technologies for AHSS and how they can be best used to maximize the potential of AHSS. Reviews the properties and manufacturing techniques of advanced high strength steels (AHSS) Examines welding processes, performance, and fatigue in AHSS Focuses on AHSS welding and joining within the automotive industry

Control of Welding Distortion in Thin Plate Fabrication

Author: Tom Gray
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0857099329
Format: PDF, Docs
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The intense temperature fields caused by heat sources in welding frequently lead to distortions and residual stresses in the finished product. Welding distortion is a particular problem in fabricating thin plate structures such as ships. Based on pioneering research by the authors, Control of Welding Distortion in Thin-Plate Fabrication reviews distortion test results from trials and shows how outcomes can be modeled computationally. The book provides readers with an understanding of distortion influences and the means to develop distortion-reducing strategies. The book is structured as an integrated treatment. It opens by reviewing the development of computational welding mechanics approaches to distortion. Following chapters describe the industrial context of stiffened plate fabrication and further chapters provide overviews of distortion mechanics and the modeling approach. A chapter on full-scale welding trials is followed by three chapters that develop modeling strategies through thermal process and thermo-mechanical simulations, based on finite-element analysis. Simplified models are a particular feature of these chapters. A final sequence of chapters explores the simulation of welding distortion in butt welding of thin plates and fillet welding of stiffened plate structures, and shows how these models can be used to optimize design and fabrication methods to control distortion. Control of Welding Distortion in Thin-Plate Fabrication is a comprehensive resource for metal fabricators, engineering companies, welders and welding companies, and practicing engineers and academics with an interest in welding mechanics. Allows practitioners in the field to minimize distortion during the welding of thin plates Provides computational tools that can give insight into the effects of welding and fabrication procedures Demonstrates how welding distortion in thin plate fabrications can be minimized through design

The Welding Engineer s Guide to Fracture and Fatigue

Author: Philippa L Moore
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1782423915
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Welding Engineer's Guide to Fracture and Fatigue provides an essential introduction to fracture and fatigue and the assessment of these failure modes, through to the level of knowledge that would be expected of a qualified welding engineer. Part one covers the basic principles of weld fracture and fatigue. It begins with a review of the design of engineered structures, provides descriptions of typical welding defects and how these defects behave in structures undergoing static and cyclical loading, and explains the range of failure modes. Part two then explains how to detect and assess defects using fitness for service assessment procedures. Throughout, the book assumes no prior knowledge and explains concepts from first principles. Covers the basic principles of weld fracture and fatigue. Reviews the design of engineered structures, provides descriptions of typical welding defects and how these defects behave in structures undergoing static and cyclical loading, and explains the range of failure modes. Explains how to detect and assess defects using fitness for service assessment procedures.

Advanced Welding Processes

Author: J Norrish
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1845691709
Format: PDF, Docs
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Advanced welding processes provides an excellent introductory review of the range of welding technologies available to the structural and mechanical engineer. The book begins by discussing general topics such power sources, filler materials and gases used in advanced welding. A central group of chapters then assesses the main welding techniques: gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), high energy density processes and narrow-gap welding techniques. Two final chapters review process control, automation and robotics. Advanced welding processes is an invaluable guide to selecting the best welding technology for mechanical and structural engineers. An essential guide to selecting the best welding technology for mechanical and structural engineers Provides an excellent introductory review of welding technologies Topics include gas metal arc welding, laser welding and narrow gap welding methods

Welding and Cutting

Author: P T Houldcroft
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 9781855735781
Format: PDF
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An authoritative source of reference on every aspect of thermal welding and associated cutting processes. Each process is examined clearly and comprehensively from first principles through to more complex technical descriptions suited to those who need more technical information. Copiously illustrated throughout and with an extensive glossary of terms, this book is essential reading for welding and production engineers, metallurgists, designers, quality control engineers, distributors, students and all who are associated with the selection and application of equipment and consumables. (reprinted with corrections 2001)

Handbook of Structural Welding

Author: John Lancaster
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 9781855733435
Format: PDF, ePub
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This handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of the current state of welding technology as applied to large structures and process plant. The author takes account of the increasing necessity for engineers at all levels to be aware of problems such as fatigue failure and provides advice.

Submerged Arc Welding

Author: P T Houldcroft
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 9781855730021
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This title includes: Origins and development: The process, The first twenty years; Development after 1955; Principles: Equipment, Joint preparation and welding procedure; Welding conditions; Special techniques; Weld defects; Process variants: Single electrode welding; Multiple electrode welding; Metal powder additions; Narrow gap submerged-arc welding; Consumables: Types of flux and their development; Wires; Flux/wire combination; Consumables for different steel types; Flux delivery system; Welding procedures: Welding costs; Establishing a procedure; Procedural options; Application and uses of optimisation; Heat input.

The Welding of Aluminium and Its Alloys

Author: Gene Mathers
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 9781855735675
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The welding of aluminium and its alloys provides a basic understanding of the metallurgical principles involved in the way that alloys achieve their strength and how welding can affect their properties. The book is aimed at engineers with little or no knowledge of metallurgy and perhaps only the briefest acquaintance with welding processes. It is intended as a practical guide for the shop-floor engineer and covers weldability of aluminium alloys, process description, advantages, limitations, proposed weld parameters, health and safety issues, preparation for welding, quality assurance and quality control issues along with problem solving. The book includes sections on parent metal storage and preparation prior to welding. It describes the more frequently encountered processes and has recommendations on welding parameters that may be used as a starting point for the development of a viable welding procedure. Included are hints and tips on how to avoid some of the pitfalls of welding these sometimes problematic materials. The content is both descriptive and qualitative, and the author has avoided the use of mathematical expressions to describe the effects of welding. This book is essential reading for welding engineers, production engineers, production managers, designers and shop-floor supervisors involved in the aluminium fabrication industry.