Welding and Joining of Aerospace Materials

Welding and Joining of Aerospace Materials

1st Edition - December 19, 2011

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  • Editor: Mahesh Chaturvedi
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781845695323
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857095169

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Welding and joining techniques play an essential role in both the manufacture and in-service repair of aerospace structures and components, and these techniques become more advanced as new, complex materials are developed. Welding and joining of aerospace materials provides an in-depth review of different techniques for joining metallic and non-metallic aerospace materials.Part one opens with a chapter on recently developed welding techniques for aerospace materials. The next few chapters focus on different types of welding such as inertia friction, laser and hybrid laser-arc welding. The final chapter in part one discusses the important issue of heat affected zone cracking in welded superalloys. Part two covers other joining techniques, including chapters on riveting, composite-to-metal bonding, diffusion bonding and recent improvements in bonding metals. Part two concludes with a chapter focusing on the use of high-temperature brazing in aerospace engineering. Finally, an appendix to the book covers the important issue of linear friction welding.With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Welding and joining of aerospace materials is an essential reference for engineers and designers in the aerospace, materials and welding and joining industries, as well as companies and other organisations operating in these sectors and all those with an academic research interest in the subject.

Key Features

  • Provides an in-depth review of different techniques for joining metallic and non-metallic aerospace materials
  • Discusses the important issue of heat affected zone cracking in welded superalloys
  • Covers many joining techniques, including riveting, composite-to-metal bonding and diffusion bonding

Readership

Engineers and designers in the aerospace, materials and welding and joining industries; companies and other organizations operating in these sectors and all those with an academic research interest in the subject.

Table of Contents

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    Preface

    Part I: Welding techniques

    Chapter 1: New welding techniques for aerospace engineering

    Abstract:

    1.1 Introduction

    1.2 Airworthiness implications of new welding and joining technologies

    1.3 New developments in welding and joining of aerospace materials

    1.4 Failure of welded and bonded joints in service

    1.5 The importance of international standards

    Chapter 2: Inertia friction welding (IFW) for aerospace applications

    Abstract:

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Process parameters, heat generation and modelling

    2.3 Microstructural development

    2.4 Development of mechanical properties

    2.5 Residual stress development

    2.6 Future trends

    2.7 Source of further information and advice

    Chapter 3: Laser welding of metals for aerospace and other applications

    Abstract:

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Operating principles and components of laser sources – an overview

    3.3 Key characteristics of laser light

    3.4 Basic phenomena of laser light interaction with metals

    3.5 Laser welding fundamentals

    3.6 Laser weldability of titanium alloys

    3.7 Future trends

    3.8 Sources of further information and advice

    Chapter 4: Hybrid laser-arc welding of aerospace and other materials

    Abstract:

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Fundamentals of hybrid laser-arc welding

    4.3 Hybrid laser-arc welding of aeronautical materials

    4.4 Future trends

    Chapter 5: Heat-affected zone cracking in welded nickel superalloys

    Abstract:

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Characteristics of crack-inducing intergranular liquid and factors that affect heat-affected zone (HAZ) cracking

    5.3 Formation of HAZ grain-boundary liquid

    5.4 Constitutional liquation of second-phase particles in nickel-based superalloys

    5.5 Role of minor elements in HAZ intergranular liquation cracking

    5.6 Conclusions

    Part II: Other joining techniques

    Chapter 6: Assessing the riveting process and the quality of riveted joints in aerospace and other applications

    Abstract:

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Riveting process and quality assessment of the rivet installation

    6.3 Determination of residual strains and interference in riveted lap joints

    6.4 Summary and recommendations for the riveting process research

    6.5 Case studies using the force-controlled riveting method

    6.6 Conclusions

    6.7 Acknowledgements

    Chapter 7: Quality control and non-destructive testing of self-piercing riveted joints in aerospace and other applications

    Abstract:

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Computer vision

    7.3 Ultrasonic testing

    7.4 Conclusion

    Chapter 8: Improvements in bonding metals for aerospace and other applications

    Abstract:

    8.1 Introduction: key problems in metal bonding

    8.2 Developments in the range of adhesives for metal

    8.3 Developments in surface treatment techniques for metal

    8.4 Developments in joint design

    8.5 Developments in modelling and testing the effectiveness of adhesive-bonded metal joints

    8.6 Future trends

    8.7 Sources of further information and advice

    Chapter 9: Composite to metal bonding in aerospace and other applications

    Abstract:

    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 Testing of adhesive bonded structures

    9.3 Bonding to the metal substrate

    9.4 Composite pre-treatment

    9.5 Bonding composite to metal

    9.6 Adhesives

    9.7 Composite–metal bonded structures

    9.8 Conclusions

    9.9 Acknowledgements

    Chapter 10: Diffusion bonding of metal alloys in aerospace and other applications

    Abstract:

    10.1 Introduction

    10.2 Diffusion-bonding process

    10.3 Conclusions and future trends

    Chapter 11: High-temperature brazing in aerospace engineering

    Abstract:

    11.1 Introduction

    11.2 Filler metals

    11.3 Trends in brazing at high temperature

    11.4 Conclusion and future trends

    Appendix: Linear friction welding in aerospace engineering

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 448
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2011
  • Published: December 19, 2011
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781845695323
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857095169

About the Editor

Mahesh Chaturvedi

Mahesh C. Chaturvedi is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Manitoba, Canada.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Manitoba, Canada

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