The Welding Of Aluminium And Its Alloys

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  • Copyright: 2002-09-24
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
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The welding of aluminum and its alloysis a practical user's guide to all aspects of welding aluminum and aluminum alloys. It gives a basic understanding of the metallurgical principles involved and is intended to provide engineers a concise and effective reference to the subject. It covers weldability of aluminum alloys; process descriptions; proposed weld parameters; health and safety issues; preparation for welding, quality assurance and quality control issues.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introduction to the welding of aluminiump. 1
Introductionp. 1
Characteristics of aluminiump. 4
Product formsp. 6
Welding: a few definitionsp. 6
Welding metallurgyp. 10
Introductionp. 10
Strengthening mechanismsp. 10
Aluminium weldability problemsp. 18
Strength loss due to weldingp. 31
Material standards, designations and alloysp. 35
Designation criteriap. 35
Alloying elementsp. 35
CEN designation systemp. 36
Specific alloy metallurgyp. 40
Filler metal selectionp. 46
Preparation for weldingp. 51
Introductionp. 51
Storage and handlingp. 51
Plasma-arc cuttingp. 52
Laser beam cuttingp. 58
Water jet cuttingp. 63
Mechanical cuttingp. 64
Cleaning and degreasingp. 66
Welding designp. 69
Introductionp. 69
Access for weldingp. 70
Welding speedp. 71
Welding positionp. 72
Edge preparation and joint designp. 72
Distortionp. 84
Rectification of distortionp. 88
Fatigue strength of welded jointsp. 89
TIG weldingp. 97
Introductionp. 97
Process principlesp. 97
Mechanised/automatic weldingp. 114
TIG spot and plug weldingp. 115
MIG weldingp. 116
Introductionp. 116
Process principlesp. 116
Welding consumablesp. 130
Welding procedures and techniquesp. 135
Mechanised and robotic weldingp. 141
Mechanised electro-gas weldingp. 143
MIG spot weldingp. 144
Other welding processesp. 147
Introductionp. 147
Plasma-arc weldingp. 147
Laser weldingp. 150
Electron beam weldingp. 155
Friction weldingp. 160
Resistance welding processesp. 166
Introductionp. 166
Power sourcesp. 167
Surface condition and preparationp. 169
Spot weldingp. 171
Seam weldingp. 175
Flash butt weldingp. 176
Welding procedure and welder approvalp. 181
Introductionp. 181
Welding proceduresp. 181
Welder approvalp. 191
Weld defects and quality controlp. 199
Introductionp. 199
Defects in arc weldingp. 199
Non-destructive testing methodsp. 205
British and ISO standards related to welding and aluminiump. 216
Physical, mechanical and chemical properties at 20[degree]Cp. 226
Principal alloy designations: cast productsp. 227
Alloy designations: wrought productsp. 228
Bibliographyp. 230
Indexp. 235
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