GMAW:Modeling. Gas metal arc welding, Physics of welding, Melting rate, Metal transfer charecteristics, Weld pool, Process voltages, Heat and mass transfer, Process variables, INEEL/ISU Model, Empirical and statistical models, Modeling by system identification and estimation, Intelligent modeling, Other issues on modeling, Power supplies.
GMAW:Sensing, Classifications of sensors, Conventional method, Computer-based measurements, Welding parameters monitoring, Sensors for line following/seam tracking, Arc length sensors, Sensors for weld penetration control, Sensors for weld pool geometry, Optical sensors, Sensors for quality control, Intelligent sensing, Other issues in sensing, Classification of references by section.
GMAW:Automatic. Automatic welding, Control of process variables, Classical control, Multivariable control, Optimization and optimal control, Adaptive control, Intelligent control, Statistical process control and quality control, Other control methodologies and issues, Safety and environmental issues, Classification of references by section. CONTROL OF
GMAW:Case Study. Introduction, Empirical modeling of a GMAW process, SISO current control using PI controller, Multi-loop control of the GMAW process, Adaptive control of GMAW process, Control strategy, Summary, Classification of references by section.Conclusions: Control technology and automation in welding, Main issues and outlook, Classification of references by section.