A Guide to Designing Welds

A practical 'how to do it' book written with the design and welding interface in mind. It informs designers not only of what they should know about welding but also, and most importantly, sets out the information the designer should give to the welding engineer or fabrication superintendent so that the designer's aims can be achieved, in terms of engineering performance, safety, reliability, cost and appearance.
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Welding designers


Book information

  • Published: January 1990
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-85573-003-8

Table of Contents

Definitions; Indicating welds on drawings; Edge preparations; Distortion; Calculating the static strength of welded joints; Welding procedures; Access for welding; Engineering properties of welds; Steels for welded construction; Weld defects - what are they and do they matter? Non-destructive testing; Getting it together!