Description

Welding is a cost-effective and flexible method of fabricating large structures, but drawbacks such as residual stress, distortion and buckling must be overcome in order to optimize structural performance. Minimization of welding distortion and buckling provides a systematic overview of the methods of minimizing distortion and buckling in welded structures.

Following an introductory chapter, part one focuses on understanding welding stress and distortion, with chapters on such topics as computational welding mechanics, modelling the effect of phase transformations on welding stress and distortion and using computationally efficient reduced-solution methods to understand welding distortion. Part two covers different methods of minimizing welding distortion. Chapters discuss methods such as differential heating for minimizing distortion in welded stiffeners, dynamic thermal tensioning, reverse-side heating and ways of minimizing buckling such as weld cooling and hybrid laser arc welding.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Minimization of welding distortion and buckling is an essential reference for all welders and engineers involved in fabrication of metal end-products, as well as those in industry and academia with a research interest in the area.

Key Features

  • Provides a systematic overview of the methods of minimizing distortion and buckling in welded structures
  • Focuses on understanding welding stress and distortion featuring computational welding mechanics and modelling the effect of phase transformations
  • Explores different methods of minimizing welding distortion discussing differential heating and dynamic thermal tensioning

Readership

Welders and engineers involved in fabrication of metal end-products, as well as those in industry and academia with a research interest in the area.

Table of Contents

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Part 1: Understanding welding residual stress and distortion

Chapter 1: Introduction to welding residual stress and distortion

Chapter 2: Understanding welding stress and distortion using computational welding mechanics

Chapter 3: Modelling the effects of phase transformations on welding stress and distortion

Chapter 4: Modelling welding stress and distortion in large structures

Chapter 5: Using computationally efficient, reduced-solution methods to understand welding distortion

Part II: Minimizing welding distortion

Chapter 6: Minimization of bowing distortion in welded stiffeners using differential heating

Chapter 7: Minimizing buckling distortion in welding by thermal tensioning methods

Chapter 8: Minimizing buckling distortion in welding by weld cooling

Chapter 9: Minimizing buckling distortion in welding by hybrid laser-arc welding

Chapter 10: Minimizing angular distortion in welding by reverse-side heating

Index

Details

No. of pages:
308
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Print ISBN:
9781845696627
Electronic ISBN:
9780857092908

About the editor

Pan Michaleris

Dr. Michaleris received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was employed as a senior research engineer with Edison Welding Institute for three years before joining the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State University as an assistant professor. He has served as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Science and Technology in Welding, as well as being a principal reviewer for the Welding Journal. Most recently, he started a company, Pan Computing, soley dedicated to the development of physics-based modeling of additive processes. In early 2016 Pan Computing was acquired by Autodesk.