Control of Welding Distortion in Thin-Plate Fabrication
Design Support Exploiting Computational Simulation
- Tom Gray, University of Strathclyde, UK
- D. Camilleri, University of Malta, Malta
- N. McPherson, BAE Systems, UK
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.
Metal fabricators; Forensic engineers; Engineering companies involved in the fabrication and manufacture of metal-end products; Engineers and academics with an interest in metallurgy and welding
- Published: January 2014
- Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
- ISBN: 978-0-85709-047-8