Real-Time Weld Process Monitoring

Real-Time Weld Process Monitoring

1st Edition - April 17, 2008

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  • Editor: Y M Zhang
  • eBook ISBN: 9781845694401

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Welding is a complex process, is increasingly automated, and operates at higher speeds in more difficult environments. Defects also need to be detected as they arise to ensure efficient, high-quality production. All these needs have led to a growing interest in the use of sensors to provide accurate, robust, real-time monitoring where this cannot be achieved by more traditional testing and inspection techniques. This important book reviews the range of monitoring techniques available and their applications.After an introductory chapter, the first part of the book reviews the range of sensor technologies in welding, from arc and optical sensors to infrared and ultrasonic techniques. Part two discusses the monitoring of particular aspects of welding such as weld seams and profiles, the analysis of weld penetration and weld pool surface, as well as monitoring of resistance and laser welding.With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Real-time weld process monitoring is a valuable reference to all those concerned with improving the quality of welding and welded components.

Key Features

  • Reviews the range of monitoring techniques available
  • Examines the range of sensor technologies in welding from arc and optical sensors to infrared and ultrasonic techniques
  • Discusses the monitoring of specific aspects of welding such as weld seams, resistance and laser welding


Welders; Academics and students in this field; Electrical engineers

Table of Contents

  • An analysis of welding process monitoring and control. Part 1 Monitoring technologies: Arc sensors in weld monitoring; Optical sensors in welding; Infrared sensors in welding; Ultrasonic sensors in welding. Part 2 Monitoring of welding processes; Weld seam monitoring; Weld profile monitoring; Weld penetration monitoring; Weld pool surface monitoring; Monitoring resistance welding; Monitoring laser welding.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 312
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2008
  • Published: April 17, 2008
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781845694401

About the Editor

Y M Zhang

Yi Ming Zhang is James R Boyd Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Kentucky. Professor Zhang is internationally-known for his research in machine vision and control systems and their application in such areas as robotic welding.

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University of Kentucky, USA

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