Welding of Aluminum and its Alloys – Gene Mathers – 1st Edition

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The Welding of Aluminium and its Alloys provides a basic understanding of the metallurgic principles underpinning how alloys achieve their strength and how welding can effect their properties.

A for the shop-floor engineer, the book covers weldability of aluminium alloys, process description, advantages, limitations, proposed weld parameters, health and safety issues, preparation for welding, quality and quality issues, and problem solving.

The book covers parent metal storage and preparation prior to welding, describes the more frequently encountered processes, and presents recommendations on welding parameters that may be used as a starting point for the development of a viable welding procedure. Providing hints and tips that help you avoid some of the pitfalls of welding these sometimes problematic materials, the book’s content is both descriptive and qualitative.

The Welding of Aluminium and its Alloys is a concise and effective for who may have little prior understanding of and only a brief acquaintance with the welding involved.

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  • INTRODUCTION TO THE WELDING OF ALUMINIUM
    Introduction
    Characteristics of Aluminium
    Product Forms
    Welding: A Few Definitions

    1. WELDING METALLURGY
    Introduction
    Strengthening Mechanisms
    Structure of Metals
    Aluminium Weldability Problems
    Oxide Film Removal During Welding
    Hot Cracking
    Strength Loss During Welding

    2. MATERIAL STANDARDS, DESIGNATIONS AND ALLOYS
    Designation Criteria
    Alloying Elements
    CEN Designation System
    Specific Alloy Metallurgy
    Filler Metal Selection

    3. PREPARATION FOR WELDING
    Introduction
    Storage and Handling
    Plasma-Arc Cutting
    Laser Beam Cutting
    Water Jet Cutting
    Mechanical Cutting
    Cleaning and Degreasing

    4. WELDING DESIGN
    Introduction
    Access for Welding
    Welding Speed
    Welding Position
    Edge Preparation and Joint Design
    Distortion
    Rectification of Distortion
    Fatigue Strength of Welded Joints

    5. TIG WELDING
    Introduction
    Process Principles
    Mechanised/Automatic Welding
    TIG Spot and Plug Welding

    6. MIG WELDING
    Introduction
    Process Principles
    Welding Consumables
    Welding Procedures and Techniques
    Mechanised and Robotic Welding
    Mechanised Electro-Gas Welding
    MIG Spot Welding

    7. OTHER WELDING PROCESSES
    Introduction
    Plasma-Arc Welding
    Laser Welding
    Electron Beam Welding
    Friction Welding

    8. RESISTANCE WELDING PROCESSES
    Introduction
    Power Sources
    Surface Condition and Preparation
    Spot Welding
    Seam Welding
    Flash Butt Welding

    9. WELDING PROCEDURE AND WELDER APPROVAL
    Introduction
    Welding Procedures
    Welder Approval

    10. WELD DEFECTS AND QUALITY CONTROL
    Introduction
    Defects in Arc Welding
    Non-Destructive Testing Methods

    Appendix A: British and ISO standards related to welding and aluminium
    Appendix B: Physical, mechanical and chemical properties at 20 degrees C
    Appendix C: Principal alloy designations: cast products
    Appendix D: Alloy designations: wrought products
  • Citation
    • Full Title: Welding of Aluminum and its Alloys
    • Author/s:
    • ISBN-10: 849315514
    • ISBN-13: 9781855737631
    • Edition: 1st Edition
    • Publication date: 2002
    • Topic: Mechanical
    • Subtopic: Manufacturing
    • File Type: eBook
    • Idioma: English

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