Advances in Brazing

1st Edition

Science, Technology and Applications

Editors: Dušan Sekulić
Hardcover ISBN: 9780857094230
eBook ISBN: 9780857096500
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 4th March 2013
Page Count: 620
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Part I: Fundamentals of brazing

Chapter 1: The wetting process in brazing


1.1 Introduction

1.2 Wetting of solids by liquid metals and oxides

1.3 Wetting versus brazing: general considerations

1.4 Brazing of metals and ceramics by non-reactive and reactive alloys

1.5 Conclusion

Chapter 2: Strength and margins of brazed joints


2.1 Introduction

2.2 Applicability of common failure criteria to analysis of brazed joints

2.3 Alternative approach for developing failure assessment diagrams (FADs)

2.4 Conclusion

2.5 Acknowledgements

Chapter 3: Modeling of the sequence of phenomena in brazing


3.1 Introduction

3.2 Modeling brazing systems

3.3 Finite element analysis of residual stresses in brazed structures

3.4 Micro-scale brazing phenomena modeling

3.5 Conclusions

Part II: Materials used in brazing

Chapter 4: Brazing of superalloys and the intermetallic alloy (γ-TiAl)


4.1 Introduction

4.2 Brazing of superalloys on a nickel base

4.3 Brazing of titanium aluminides

4.4 Conclusion

4.5 Future trends

Chapter 5: High-temperature brazing: filler metals and processing


5.1 Introduction

5.2 Features of base metal (BM) alloys used in high-temperature brazing

5.3 Brazing filler metals (BFMs) for joining high-temperature base metals

5.4 High-temperature base metal brazing

5.5 Metallurgical paths of joint formation

5.6 Industrial applications

Chapter 6: Brazing of diamonds and cubic boron nitride


6.1 Introduction

6.2 Physical properties of diamond and cubic boron nitride (CBN)

6.3 Diamond’s interaction with metals

6.4 Diamond graph


Brazing processes offer enhanced control, adaptability and cost-efficiency in the joining of materials. Unsurprisingly, this has lead to great interest and investment in the area. Drawing on important research in the field, Advances in brazing provides a clear guide to the principles, materials, methods and key applications of brazing.

Part one introduces the fundamentals of brazing, including molten metal wetting processes, strength and margins of safety of brazed joints, and modeling of associated physical phenomena. Part two goes on to consider specific materials, such as super alloys, filler metals for high temperature brazing, diamonds and cubic boron nitride, and varied ceramics and intermetallics. The brazing of carbon-carbon (C/C) composites to metals is also explored before applications of brazing and brazed materials are discussed in part three. Brazing of cutting materials, use of coating techniques, and metal-nonmetal brazing for electrical, packaging and structural applications are reviewed, along with fluxless brazing, the use of glasses and glass ceramics for high temperature applications and nickel-based filler metals for components in contact with drinking water.

With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Advances in brazing is a technical guide for any professionals requiring an understanding of brazing processes, and offers a deeper understanding of the subject to researchers and engineers within the field of joining.

Key Features

  • Reviews the advances of brazing processes in joining materials
  • Discusses the fundamentals of brazing and considers specific materials, including super alloys, filler metals, ceramics and intermetallics
  • Brazing of cutting materials and structural applications are also discussed


Professionals requiring understanding of the brazing process; Researchers and engineers within the field of joining


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"Drawing on important recent research in the field of soldering, this book provides a clear guide to the basic principles, materials, methods, and the main applications…With its author and the international team of expert contributors, the book is a technical guide for all professionals who require a study on May brazing processes.", January 2014
"A great primary source of scientific and practical information., "--Welding Journal

About the Editors

Dušan Sekulić Editor

Dusan P. Sekulic is Secat J. G. Morris Aluminium Professor at the University of Kentucky. He is also the Director of the Brazing Research Laboratory at the Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing, which performs research for the development of cutting edge brazing technologies.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Kentucky, USA