Description

The first edition of Welding processes handbook established itself as a standard introduction and guide to the main welding technologies and their applications. This new edition has been substantially revised and extended to reflect the latest developments.

After an initial introduction, the book first reviews gas welding before discussing the fundamentals of arc welding, including arc physics and power sources. It then discusses the range of arc welding techniques including TIG, plasma, MIG/MAG, MMA and submerged arc welding. Further chapters cover a range of other important welding technologies such as resistance and laser welding, as well as the use of welding techniques for cutting, surface cladding and hardfacing, soldering and brazing. A final group of chapters discuss more general issues such as mechanisation, safety, residual stress and distortion, welding design, costs and quality assurance, as well as the welding of steel and aluminium.

The new edition of Welding processes handbook confirms its reputation as a concise, authoritative and practical introduction to welding and its applications for both students and engineers. It is designed to meet the requirements of Module 1: Welding processes and equipment of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) guidelines for the training of welding personnel at IWE, IWT, IWS and IWP level.

Key Features

  • This new edition has been substantially revised and extended to reflect the latest developments in the main welding technologies and their applications
  • Reviews gas welding and discusses the fundamentals of arc welding, including arc physics and power sources, before covering the range of arc welding techniques, including TIG, plasma, MIG/MAG, MMA and submerged arc welding
  • Examines a range of important welding technologies, such as resistance and laser welding and the use of welding techniques for cutting, surface cladding and hardfacing, soldering and brazing

Readership

Student text; for students and engineers.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction to welding

1.1 The history of welding

1.2 Terminology

Chapter 2: Gas welding

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Equipment

2.3 Gas flames

2.4 Welding techniques

2.5 Applications

Chapter 3: Basics of electricity in welding

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Basic electrical concepts

3.3 Components in electrical circuits

3.4 Measuring welding data

Chapter 4: Arc welding: an overview

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Arc physics

4.3 Drop transfer

4.4 Magnetic arc blow

4.5 Shielding gases

4.6 Standardisation of shielding gases

4.7 Standards for wires and rods

Chapter 5: Power sources for arc welding

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Electrical characteristics and their control in welding

5.3 Different types of welding power units

5.4 Controlling power sources

5.5 Rating data for power sources

5.6 Safety requirements

Chapter 6: TIG welding

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Equipment

6.3 Consumables

6.4 Quality issues

Chapter 7: Plasma welding

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Classification of plasma welding methods

7.3 Equipment

7.4 Gases for plasma welding

Chapter 8: MIG/MAG welding

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Equipment

8.3 Consumables

8.4 MIG/MAG welding process variations

8.5 Quality issues in MIG/MAG welding

Chapter 9: Manual metal arc (MMA) welding with coated electrodes

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Equipment

9.3 Consumables: electrodes

9.4 Quality issues

Chapter 10: Submerged arc welding

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Equipment

10.3 Consumables

10.4 Process knowledge

10.5 Quality issues: weld defects

Chapter 11: Pressure welding methods

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Resista

Details

No. of pages:
280
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9780857095183
Print ISBN:
9780857095107

About the author

K Weman

Professor Klas Weman currently works for WEMAB AB in Sweden. He has previously worked for ESAB Welding Equipment AB and in the Welding Technology Department of the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.