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  1. Microcomputer Checks Butt-Weld Accuracy

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    Clisham, W.; Garner, W.; Cohen, C.; Beal, J.; Polen, R.; Lloyd, J.

    1982-01-01

    Electrical gage and microcomputer eliminate time-consuming manual measurements. Alinement and angle of plates on either side of butt weld are measured and recorded automatically by hand-held gage and desk-top microcomputer. Gage/micro-computer quickly determine whether weld is within dimensional tolerances or whether reworking is needed. Microcomputer prints out measurements while operator moves gage from point to point along weld. Out-of-tolerance measurements are marked by an asterisk on printout.

  2. Creep failure analysis of butt welded tubes

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    As part of a major research programme to investigate the influence of butt welds on the life expectancy of tubular components, a series of internal-pressure, stress-rupture tests have been carried out. Thick walled 1/2Cr 1/2Mo 1/4V tube specimens were welded with mild steel, 1Cr 1/2Mo steel, 2 1/4Cr 1Mo steel or nominally matching 1/2Cr 1/2Mo 1/4V steel to give a wide range of weld metal creep strengths relative to the parent tube. The weldments were tested at 5650C at two values of internal pressure, and gave failure lives of up to 44,000 hrs. Finite element techniques have been used to determine the stationary state stress distribution in the weldment which was represented by a three material model. Significant stress redistribution was indicated and these results enabled the position and orientation of cracking and the rupture life to be predicted. The theoretical and experimental results have been used to highlight the limitations of current design methods which are based on the application of the mean diameter hoop stress to the parent material stress rupture data. (author)

  3. Investigation and control of factors influencing resistance upset butt welding.

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    Kerstens, N.F.H.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this work is to investigate the factors influencing the resistance upset butt welding process to obtain an understanding of the metal behaviour and welding process characteristics, so that new automotive steels can be welded with reduced development time and fewer failures in producti

  4. Investigation and control of factors influencing resistance upset butt welding.

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    Kerstens, N.F.H.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this work is to investigate the factors influencing the resistance upset butt welding process to obtain an understanding of the metal behaviour and welding process characteristics, so that new automotive steels can be welded with reduced development time and fewer failures in production. In principle the welding process is rather simple, the materials to be joined are clamped between two electrodes and pressed together. Because there is an interface present with a higher resist...

  5. Butt-welding technology for double walled Polyethylene pipe

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    Highlights: ► We developed a butt welding apparatus for doubled walled Polyethylene pipe. ► We design the welding process by analyzing thermal behaviors of the material. ► We performed the welding and tested the welded structural performances. ► We also applied the same technology to PVC pipes. ► We verified the butt welding was successful and effective for the pipes with irregular sections. -- Abstract: In this study, mechanical analyses of a butt welding technology for joining Polyethylene pipe are presented. The pipe had unique structure with double wall, and its section topology was not flat. For an effective repair of leakage and replacements of the pipe, the butt welding technology was developed and tested. For the material characterizations, thermodynamic analyses such as thermal gravimetric analysis and differential scanning calorimetry were performed. Based on the test results, the process temperature and time were determined to ensure safe joining of the pipes using a hot plate apparatus. The welding process was carefully monitored by measuring the temperature. Then, the joined pipes were tested by various methods to evaluate the quality. The analyses results showed the detail process mechanism during the joining process, and the test results demonstrated the successful application of the technology to the sewage pipe repairs.

  6. GAP WIDTH STUDY IN LASER BUTT-WELDING

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    Gong, Hui; Olsen, Flemming Ove

    In this paper the maximum allowable gap width in laser butt-welding is intensively studied. The gap width study (GWS) is performed on the material of SST of W1.4401 (AISI 316) under various welding conditions, which are the gap width : 0.00-0.50 mm, the welding speed : 0.5-2.0 m/min, the laser...... power : 2 and 2.6 kW and the focal point position : 0 and -1.2 mm. Quality of all the butt welds are destructively tested according to ISO 13919-1.Influences of the variable process parameters to the maximum allowable gap width are observed as (1) the maximum gap width is inversely related to the...... welding speed, (2) the larger laser power leads to the bigger maximum allowable gap width and (3) the focal point position has very little influence on the maximum gap width....

  7. 75 FR 53714 - Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Japan, Korea, and Taiwan

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    2010-09-01

    ... imports of stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Japan (53 FR 9787). On February 23, 1993, Commerce issued an antidumping duty order on imports of stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Korea (58 FR... on imports of stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Japan, Korea, and Taiwan (65 FR...

  8. Development of Full Automatic Flash Butt Welding with Digital Control

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    WANG Rui; SUN Hexu; WANG Hongwen

    2006-01-01

    The hardware and software design of two digital control systems based on 80C196KB MCU for flash butt welder is introduced in this paper. The welding power supply is made of six-phase half-wave rectifier. The welding outer characteristic of welding machine is realized by digital PI algorithm with the voltage close-loop feedback. The flashing curve is finished by electric-hydraulic servo valve .The process control system transfers datum with power supply system by a serial communication interface. The parameters of the control systems are collected by photoelectrical seclusion to avoid the disturbing of the electromagnetism in welding process.

  9. Evaluation of tandem gas metal arc welding for low distortion butt-welds in naval shipbuilding

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    Tandem gas metal arc welding (T-GMAW) had been indentified as a welding process that is potentially capable of increasing productivity and minimizing distortion in the butt-welding of steel panels for the shipbuilding industry. In this study, the T-GMAW process has been used to butt-weld DH36 steel plate in order to determine its suitability as a replacement for submerged arc welding (SAW) or standard gas-metal-arc welding (GMAW) in naval shipbuilding applications. Experiments conducted show that the T-GMAW process is feasible and provides a significant improvement ove the SAW process in several respects, including higher travel speed, reduction in filler material, significantly lower post-weld distortion and residual stress, and a smaller heat affected zone (HAZ) with finer weld metal and HAZ microstructures. Furthermore, similar mechanical properties to those of SAW were obtained in the weld metal and HAZ.

  10. A Neural Network Approach for GMA Butt Joint Welding

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    Christensen, Kim Hardam; Sørensen, Torben

    2003-01-01

    penetration, when the gap width is varying during the welding process. The process modeling to facilitate the mapping from joint geometry and reference weld quality to significant welding parameters has been based on a multi-layer feed-forward network. The Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm for non-linear least......This paper describes the application of the neural network technology for gas metal arc welding (GMAW) control. A system has been developed for modeling and online adjustment of welding parameters, appropriate to guarantee a certain degree of quality in the field of butt joint welding with full...... squares has been used with the back-propagation algorithm for training the network, while a Bayesian regularization technique has been successfully applied for minimizing the risk of inexpedient over-training. Finally, a predictive closed-loop control strategy based on a so-called single-neuron self...

  11. A Neural Network Approach for GMA Butt Joint Welding

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    Christensen, Kim Hardam; Sørensen, Torben

    2003-01-01

    This paper describes the application of the neural network technology for gas metal arc welding (GMAW) control. A system has been developed for modeling and online adjustment of welding parameters, appropriate to guarantee a certain degree of quality in the field of butt joint welding with full...... penetration, when the gap width is varying during the welding process. The process modeling to facilitate the mapping from joint geometry and reference weld quality to significant welding parameters has been based on a multi-layer feed-forward network. The Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm for non-linear least...... squares has been used with the back-propagation algorithm for training the network, while a Bayesian regularization technique has been successfully applied for minimizing the risk of inexpedient over-training. Finally, a predictive closed-loop control strategy based on a so-called single-neuron self...

  12. Control of GMA Butt Joint Welding Based on Neural Networks

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    Christensen, Kim Hardam; Sørensen, Torben

    2004-01-01

    This paper presents results from an experimentally based research on Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), controlled by the artificial neural network (ANN) technology. A system has been developed for modeling and online adjustment of welding parameters, appropriate to guarantee a high degree of quality in...... the challenging field of butt joint welding with full penetration under stochastically changing boundary conditions, e.g. major gap width variations. GMAW experiments performed on mild-steel plates (3 mm of thickness), show that high quality welds with uniform back-bead geometry are achievable for gap...... width variations from 0.5 mm to 2.3 mm - scanned 10 mm in front of the electrode location. In this research, the mapping from joint geometry and reference weld quality to significant welding parameters has been based on a static multi-layer feed-forward network. The Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm, for...

  13. Critical Gap distance in Laser Butt-welding

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    Bagger, Claus; Olsen, Flemming Ove

    1999-01-01

    In a number of systematic laboratory experiments the critical gap distance that results in sound beads in laser butt welding is sought identified. By grinding the edges of the sheets, a number of "reference" welds are made and compared to the sheets with shear cut edges. In the tests the gap was...... set at 0.00, 0.02, 0.05, 0.08 and 0.10 mm. Mild steel (St 1203) with a thickness of 0.75 and 1.25 mm with and without zinc coating were analysed. A total of 120 welds were made at different welding speeds.As quality norm DIN 8563 was used to divide the welds into quality classes. A number of welds...... were also x-ray photographed.Of the weld combinations analysed 80 % were of high quality and 17 % of a non-acceptable quality. 90 % of the bad welds had a gap distance larger than 0.05 mm. The results showed that 85 % of the bad welds were shear cut and only 15 % grinded. Two third of the bad welds...

  14. Optimization of laser butt welding parameters with multiple performance characteristics

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    Sathiya, P.; Abdul Jaleel, M. Y.; Katherasan, D.; Shanmugarajan, B.

    2011-04-01

    This paper presents a study carried out on 3.5 kW cooled slab laser welding of 904 L super austenitic stainless steel. The joints have butts welded with different shielding gases, namely argon, helium and nitrogen, at a constant flow rate. Super austenitic stainless steel (SASS) normally contains high amount of Mo, Cr, Ni, N and Mn. The mechanical properties are controlled to obtain good welded joints. The quality of the joint is evaluated by studying the features of weld bead geometry, such as bead width (BW) and depth of penetration (DOP). In this paper, the tensile strength and bead profiles (BW and DOP) of laser welded butt joints made of AISI 904 L SASS are investigated. The Taguchi approach is used as a statistical design of experiment (DOE) technique for optimizing the selected welding parameters. Grey relational analysis and the desirability approach are applied to optimize the input parameters by considering multiple output variables simultaneously. Confirmation experiments have also been conducted for both of the analyses to validate the optimized parameters.

  15. Properties of weld deposit for butt weldings of reactor components

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    Mechanical properties of weld deposit type MnNiMo from submerged arc- and manual shielded arc weldings for reactor components, influence of chemical composition and heat treatment condition, proposal for the testing of mechanical properties for weld deposit. (orig.)

  16. Diffusion welding in air. [solid state welding of butt joint by fusion welding, surface cleaning, and heating

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    Moore, T. J.; Holko, K. H. (Inventor)

    1974-01-01

    Solid state welding a butt joint by fusion welding the peripheral surfaces to form a seal is described along with, autogenetically cleaning the faying or mating surfaces of the joint by heating the abutting surfaces to 1,200 C and heating to the diffusion welding temperature in air.

  17. Butt-welding Residual Stress of Heat Treatable Aluminum Alloys

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    C.M. Cheng

    2007-01-01

    This study, taking three types of aluminum alloys 2024-T351, 6061-T6 and 7075-T6 as experimental materials, conducted single V-groove GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding) butt-welding to analyze and compare the magnitude and differences of residual stress in the three aluminum alloys at different single V-groove angles and in restrained or unrestrained conditions. The results show that the larger the grooving angle of butt joint, the higher the residual tensile stress. Too small grooving angle will lead to dramatic differences due to the amount of welding bead filler metal and pre-set joint geometry. Therefore, only an appropriate grooving angle can reduce residual stress. While welding, weldment in restrained condition will lead to a larger residual stress. Also, a residual stress will arise from the restraint position. The ultimate residual stress of weldment is determined by material yield strength at equilibrium temperature. The higher the yield strength at equilibrium temperature, the higher the material residual stress. Because of its larger thermal conductivity, aluminum alloy test specimens have small temperature differential. Therefore, the residual tensile stress of all materials is lower than their yield strength.

  18. Critical Gap distance in Laser Butt-welding

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    Bagger, Claus; Olsen, Flemming Ove

    When butt-welding metal sheets with high power lasers the gap distance between the sheets determine the final quality of the seam. In a number of systematic laboratory experiments the critical gap distance that results in sound beads is identified. By grinding the edges of the sheets, a number of...... "reference" welds are made and compared to sheets with the edges shear cut. The gap distance is precisely controlled by inserting spacers between the sheets. In the tests the gap is set at 0.00, 0.02, 0.05, 0.08 and 0.10 mm. Mild steel (St 1203) with thickness? of 0.75 and 1.25 mm with and without zinc...... coating were analysed. A total of 120 welds are made at different welding speeds.As quality norm DIN 8563 is used to divide the welds into quality classes. Since this norm only deals with surface defects a number of welds are also x-ray photographed.According to DIN 8563 the welds have classes of either B...

  19. A new welding technique for stainless steel pipe butt welds

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    A modified TIG welding process which uses an accurately machined consumable weld socket ring for aligning pipes and providing filler material has been developed by British Nuclear Fuels and used successfully at Windscale Site Construction. The technique and its practical application at Windscale for automatic orbital TIG welding of stainless steel pipe is described. (author)

  20. 75 FR 76025 - Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Japan, Korea, and Taiwan

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    2010-12-07

    ... COMMISSION Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Japan, Korea, and Taiwan AGENCY: United States... stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Japan, Korea, and Taiwan would be likely to lead to... party responded to the sunset review notice of initiation by the applicable deadline * * *'' (75...

  1. 77 FR 24459 - Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Italy: Final Results of Antidumping Duty...

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    2012-04-24

    ... International Trade Administration Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Italy: Final Results of... stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings (SSBW pipe fittings) from Italy.\\1\\ This review covers two... results remain unchanged from the preliminary results of review. \\1\\ See Stainless Steel Butt-Weld...

  2. 77 FR 14002 - Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines: Final Results...

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    2012-03-08

    ... International Trade Administration Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Italy, Malaysia, and the... duty orders on stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings (butt-weld pipe fittings) from Italy, Malaysia...'' section of this notice. \\1\\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 76 FR 67412 (November 1,...

  3. 77 FR 42697 - Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines: Continuation...

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    2012-07-20

    ... Orders: Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines, 66 FR 11257... Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines, 77 FR 39735 (July 5, 2012), and... International Trade Administration Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Italy, Malaysia, and...

  4. 75 FR 60814 - Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Brazil, China, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand

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    2010-10-01

    ... Investigation No. F.R. cite 12/17/86 Carbon steel butt- 731-TA-308 51 FR 45152. weld pipe fittings/ Brazil. 12/17/86 Carbon steel butt- 731-TA-310 51 FR 45152. weld pipe fittings/ Taiwan. 2/10/87 Carbon steel butt- 731-TA-309 52 FR 4167. weld pipe fittings/ Japan. 7/6/92 Carbon steel butt- 731-TA-520 57...

  5. Acoustic Microscope Inspection of Cylindrical Butt Laser Welds

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    Maev, R. Gr.; Severin, F.

    Presented work was made in order to develop the ultrasound technique for quality control of critical butt laser welds in automotive production. The set of powertrain assemblies was tested by high resolution acoustic microscopy method. The pulse-echo Tessonics AM 1102 scanning acoustic microscope was modified to accommodate cylindrical configuration of the parts. The spherically focused transducers with frequencies 15, 25 and 50 MHz were used; ultrasonic beam was focused on the joint area. Three-dimensional acoustic images were obtained and analyzed. The clear distinction between weld seam and remaining gap was demonstrated on the B- and C-scans representation. Seam depth varying from 0 up to 3.2 mm was measured along the weld. Different types of defects (porosity, cracks, lack of fusion) were detected and classified. The optimized analytical procedures for signal processing and advanced seam visualization were determined. The results were used as a basis for development of specialized instrumentation for inspection of this kind of parts in industrial environment. The technical requirements were established and the general design of new cylindrical acoustical scanner was made.

  6. Characterization of magnetically impelled arc butt welded T11 tubes for high pressure applications

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    R. Sivasankari; V. Balusamy; P.R. Venkateswaran; G. Buvanashekaran; K Ganesh Kumar

    2015-01-01

    Magnetically impelled arc butt (MIAB) welding is a pressure welding process used for joining of pipes and tubes with an external magnetic field affecting arc rotation along the tube circumference. In this work, MIAB welding of low alloy steel (T11) tubes were carried out to study the microstructural changes occurring in thermo-mechanically affected zone (TMAZ). To qualify the process for the welding applications where pressure could be up to 300 bar, the MIAB welds are studied with variations...

  7. Perbandingan Deformasi dan Tegangan Sisa pada Socket-Weld dan Butt-Weld Menggunakan Metode Elemen Hingga

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    Dimas Prasetyo Nugroho

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui deformasi dan tegangan sisa pada sambungan pipa-flange dengan variasi sambungan socket-weld, butt-weld dan urutan pengelasan untuk material stainless steel. Penelitian dilakukan dengan pendekatan numerik. Validasi hasil dilakukan dengan dengan hasil percobaan yang dilakukan oleh Xiangyang Lu untuk validasi struktur dan percobaan S. Murugan untuk validasi termal. Hasil variasi sambungan dan urutan pengelasan yang telah dilakukan diperoleh kesimpulan bahwa pada sambungan socket-weld (urutan pengelasan loncat memiliki nilai tegangan sisa lebih besar dibandingkan sambungan butt-weld (urutan pengelasan loncat, sedangkan deformasi yang terjadi sambungan pada socket-weld (urutan pengelasan loncat memiliki nilai yang lebih kecil dibandingkan sambungan butt-weld (urutan pengelasan loncat.

  8. Experimental investigation on tensile strength of butt welded joint post high temperatures

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    Cao Pingzhou; Chen Jianfeng; Zhao Wentao

    2009-01-01

    In order to investigate the laws of variation on tensile strength of butt welded joint post high temperatures, the wide plate tension tests for butt welded joint were conducted after cooling down from different high temperatures. The tests indicate that specimens appear ductile fracture at the steel plate during the tension tests after cooling down. The maximum temperatures undergone and the cooling pattern are major factors influencing tensile strength of butt welded joint post high temperatures. The tensile strength mostly reduces by 8% within 900℃. Based on the experimental results, the paper proposes the calculation formulas of tensile strength of butt welded joint post high temperatures. The conclusions of the paper supply references for evaluation damage and feinforcement of steel structure post fire.

  9. Remote panoramic radiography of small diameter tubular butt welds

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    The application of low energy isotopes has been considered for the radiographic inspection of tubular butt welds in small diameter thin walled heat exchanger tubing. Four isotopes were selected from an initial list, after consideration of gamma ray energy spectrum, half life, specific activity, availability and cost. The experimental work undertaken to assess image contrast, inherent unsharpness and weld image sensitivity is briefly discussed and the relative insensitivity of conventional British Standard wire type image quality indicators to changes in radiographic definition is demonstrated. A design study undertaken to identify a suitable remote delivery/positioning system for panoramic radiography is also reported. This system is based upon conventional projection equipment with a flexible guide tube and inflatable source positioning device, which can incorporate a suitable image quality indicator. The equipment should prove capable of greatly extending the application of panoramic radiography during heat exchanger manufacture, particularly in situations where geometric restrictions limit the application of ultrasonic techniques, or where clarification of ultrasonic defect indication is required. Thus the system will provide a useful addition to the NDE techniques currently available for the implementation of the stringent quality assurance requirements of the nuclear industry. (author)

  10. Electron beam welding technology for butt weld in stainless steel tubes

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    This paper presents an EBW (Electron Beam Welding) technology for butt weld in stainless steel (00Cr17Ni14Mo2) tubes used in an electro-thermal component, which size is Φ22mm x 2.5mm. By carrying out the EBW technology with a low current and a near-focusing manner, the inner convex of the weld is accurately controlled, the problem of external collapse is solved, and the One Side Welding Both Sides Formation technology is implemented. The specimen has passed all the tests required in Code RCC-M, including visual examination, liquid penetrate examination, X-ray inspection, tensile test, bending test, metallography detection, ferrite determination, and inter-granular corrosion test. Each quality above has reached the technological index grade I. (authors)

  11. Laser welding of butt joints of austenitic stainless steel AISI 321

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    A. Klimpel; A. Lisiecki

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: of this paper: A study of an automated laser autogenous welding process of butt joints of austenitic stainless steel AISI 321 sheets 0.5 [mm] and 1.0 [mm] thick using a high power diode laser HPDL has been carried out.Design/methodology/approach: Influence of basic parameters of laser welding on shape and quality of the butt joints and the range of optimal parameters of welding were determined.Findings: It was showed that there is a wide range of laser autogenous welding parameters w...

  12. A parametric study of residual stresses in multipass butt-welded stainless steel pipes

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    Brickstad, B. [SAQ Inspection Ltd., Stockholm (Sweden); Josefson, L. [Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Goeteborg (Sweden). Div. of Solid Mechanics

    1996-06-01

    Multipass circumferential butt-welding of stainless steel pipes is simulated numerically in a non-linear thermo-mechanical FE-analysis. In particular, the through-thickness variation at the weld and heat affected zone, of the axial and hoop stresses and their sensitivity to variation in weld parameters are studied. Recommendations are given for the through thickness variation of the axial and hoop stresses to be used when assessing the growth of surface flaws at circumferential butt welds in nuclear piping system. 31 refs, 12 tabs, 54 figs.

  13. A parametric study of residual stresses in multipass butt-welded stainless steel pipes

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    Multipass circumferential butt-welding of stainless steel pipes is simulated numerically in a non-linear thermo-mechanical FE-analysis. In particular, the through-thickness variation at the weld and heat affected zone, of the axial and hoop stresses and their sensitivity to variation in weld parameters are studied. Recommendations are given for the through thickness variation of the axial and hoop stresses to be used when assessing the growth of surface flaws at circumferential butt welds in nuclear piping system. 31 refs, 12 tabs, 54 figs

  14. Evaluation of residual stress distribution in austenitic stainless steel pipe butt-welded joint

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    This paper reports measured and estimated results of residual stress distributions of butt-welded austenitic stainless steel pipe in order to improve estimation accuracy of welding residual stress. Neutron diffraction and strain gauge method were employed for the measurement of the welding residual stress and its detailed distributions on inner and outer surface of the pipe as well as the distributions within the pipe wall were obtained. Finite element method was employed for the estimation. Transient and residual stresses in 3D butt-welded joint model were computed by employing Iterative Substructure Method and also commercial FEM code ABAQUS for a reference. The measured and estimated distributions presented typical characteristic of straight butt-welded pipe which had decreasing trend along the axial direction and bending type distributions through wall of the pipe. Both results were compared and the accuracy of measurement and estimation was discussed. (author)

  15. Stress Distribution in the Dissimilar Metal Butt Weld of Nuclear Reactor Piping due to the Simulation Technique for the Repair Welding

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    During welding, the dissimilar metal butt welds of nuclear piping are typically subjected to repair welding in order to eliminate defects that are found during post-weld inspection. It has been found that the repair weld can significantly increase the tensile residual stress in the weldment, and therefore, accurate estimation of the weld residual stress due to repair weld, especially for dissimilar metal welds using Ni-based alloy 82/182 in nuclear components, is of great importance in order to assess susceptibility to primary water stress corrosion cracking. In the present study, the stress distributions of dissimilar metal butt welds in nuclear reactor piping subjected to repair weld were investigated based on detailed nonlinear finite element analyses. Particular emphasis was placed on the variation of the stress distribution in the dissimilar metal butt weld according to the finite element welding analysis sequence for the repair welding process

  16. Laser welding of butt joints of austenitic stainless steel AISI 321

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    A. Klimpel

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: of this paper: A study of an automated laser autogenous welding process of butt joints of austenitic stainless steel AISI 321 sheets 0.5 [mm] and 1.0 [mm] thick using a high power diode laser HPDL has been carried out.Design/methodology/approach: Influence of basic parameters of laser welding on shape and quality of the butt joints and the range of optimal parameters of welding were determined.Findings: It was showed that there is a wide range of laser autogenous welding parameters which ensures high quality joints of mechanical strength not lower than the strength of the base material (BM. The butt joints of austenitic steel AISI 321 sheets welded by the HPDL diode laser at optimal parameters are very high quality, without any internal imperfections and the structure and grain size of weld metal and HAZ is very small and also the HAZ is very narrow and the fusion zone is very regular.Research limitations/implications: Studies of the weldability of stainless steels indicate that the basic influence on the quality of welded joints and reduction of thermal distortions has the heat input of welding, moreover the highest quality of welded joints of austenitic stainless steel sheets are ensured only by laser welding.Practical implications: The technology of laser welding can be directly applied for welding of butt joints of austenitic steel AISI 321 sheets 0.5 and 1.0 [mm] thick.Originality/value: Application of high power diode laser for welding of austenitic stainless steel AISI 321.

  17. Gap Width Study and Fixture Design in Laser Butt-Welding

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    Gong, Hui; Olsen, Flemming Ove

    This paper discusses some practical consideration for design of a mechanical fixture, which enables to accurately measure the width of a gap between two stainless steel workpieces and to steadfastly clamp the workpieces for butt-welding with a high power CO2 laser.With such a fixture, a series of...... butt-welding experiment is successfully carried out in order to find the maximum allowable gap width in laser butt-welding. The gap width study (GWS) is performed on the material of SST of W1.4401 (AISI 316) under various welding conditions, which are the gap width : 0.00-0.50 mm, the welding speed : 0.......5-2.0 m/min, the laser power : 2 and 2.6 kW and the focal point position : 0 and -1.2 mm. Quality of all the butt welds are destructively tested according to ISO 13919-1.Influences of the variable process parameters to the maximum allowable gap width are observed as (1) the maximum gap width is inversely...

  18. 76 FR 7151 - Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and the People...

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    2011-02-09

    ... Order; Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Brazil, 51 FR 45152 (December 17, 1986... Fair Value; Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From the People's Republic of China, 57 FR... of 1930, as amended (the Act). See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 75 FR 60731...

  19. 76 FR 19788 - Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Brazil, China, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand

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    2011-04-08

    ... determined on January 4, 2011 that it would conduct expedited reviews (76 FR 5205). The Commission... COMMISSION Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Brazil, China, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand... U.S.C. 1675(c)), that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on carbon steel butt-weld...

  20. 77 FR 10773 - Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines; Scheduling of...

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    2012-02-23

    ... COMMISSION Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines; Scheduling of... antidumping duty orders on stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines... to its notice of institution (76 FR 67473, November 1, 2011) of the subject five-year reviews...

  1. A new method to butt weld pipes with laser at different angles

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    Laser butt welding of pipes at different angles may be cumbersome and may require very expensive tooling. The pipe size may not allow using the laser for large volume throughputs. We propose a rotary optical head composed by an adjustable focus lens system and two reflecting mirrors. The laser beam is bent at 90 deg. C. so that weld can be performed inwards outwards. The optic head design compensates the rotary backlash and vibrations, like a penta prism thus ensuring a perfect follow up of the weld track. The optic head can be inclined at 45 deg. C. to laser butt weld pipe each other at 90 deg. C. In this case the laser beam focus position is computer controlled in order to keep the focus point always on the elliptical weld profile. The paper covers theoretical and practical aspects of the proposed device. (author)

  2. Thermal Analysis on Butt Welded Aluminium Alloy AA7075 Plate Using FEM

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    M. Pal Pandi

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Thermo-mechanical finite element analysis has been performed to assess the residual stress in the butt weld joints of aluminium Alloy AA7075 plates by utilizing the commercial software package ABAQUS. This paper presents an efficient FE technique using equivalent load to precisely predict welding deformations and residual stresses in butt joints. The radial heat flux distribution is considered on the top surface of the weldment. Convective and radiative heat losses are taken into account through boundary conditions for the outward heat flux. Linear FE transient thermal analysis is performed using surface heat source model with Gaussian distribution to compute highest temperature in AA7075 plates. The objective of this project is to simulate the welding process by using the finite element method. After the model is built and verified, the main objective of this project is to study the effects of varying the welding process parameters on the thermo-mechanical responses. In addition to that, the aim of this research is also to find a relationship between welding parameters and the responses of single pass butt welding are evaluated through the finite element analysis. The study of this paper covers the effects of varying heat input, welding speed on the thermo-mechanical responses of the weldment after cooling down to room temperature.

  3. The ultrasonic examination of thin austenitic stainless steel butt-welds

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    The ultrasonic examination of butt welds in thin (2-10 mm) austenitic plates is associated with certain difficulties. In order to clarify these problems, welds containing deliberately implanted defects were examined with different ultrasonic probes. The most significant probe parameters like frequency, beam angle, wave mode, pulse length etc., were varied to find their optimum values. The results of the ultrasonic examination are compared to radiographs and to visual observations. Some typical defects were also examined with destructive metallographic methods. (author)

  4. Yb–YAG laser offset welding of AA5754 and T40 butt joint

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    Casalino, Giuseppe; MORTELLO, Michelangelo; PEYRE, Patrice

    2015-01-01

    In this work, a 5754 Al alloy and T40 were joined in butt configuration by focusing a fiber laser onto the titanium side, close to the weld centerline (offset). The keyhole was made entirely of titanium, and the fusion of the aluminum was achieved by heat conduction. Neither filler metal nor chamfering was necessary to produce a sound, dissimilar weld. The assembly was free from porosity and spatter defects. The mechanical properties were satisfactory. The energy input, the laser offset, and ...

  5. 77 FR 39735 - Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines

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    ... COMMISSION Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines Determination On... fittings From Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of... The Commission instituted these reviews on November 1, 2011 (76 FR 67473) and determined on February...

  6. Microstructure and microhardness of fiber laser butt welded joint of stainless steel plates

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    Highlights: ► Narrow and fully penetrated welded joint without marco-defects is obtained by fiber laser. ► Weld microstructures in fusion zone are mainly columnar dendrites and equiaxed dendrites. ► There are no obvious composition changes and segregation in the fusion zone. ► The welded joint shows higher microhardness than the stainless steel substrate. - Abstract: The butt welding of 304 stainless steel plates with thickness of 3 mm and 6 mm were achieved by YLR-6000 fiber laser under Ar protective gas. The weld appearance, microstructure, composition distribution and microhardness of welded joint were emphatically investigated. The results showed that the narrow and fully penetrated welded joint without marco-defects can be obtained with tightly focused 2 kW fiber laser power and 20 mm/s welding speed. The weld bead was smooth, and various microstructures typically formed at different zones of the welded joint. The fine columnar and equiaxed crystals existed in the edge and center of weld bead, respectively. Both were different with the microstructure of the stainless steel substrate. However, the composition distribution of the welded joint had no obvious changes. Furthermore, the superior microhardness of welded joint over the stainless steel substrate was mainly attributed to its finer microstructure

  7. Crack growth analysis due to PWSCC in dissimilar metal butt weld for reactor piping considering hydrostatic and normal operating conditions

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    Lee, Hwee Sueng; Huh, Nam Su [Seoul Nat' l Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Seung Gun; Park, Heung Bae [KEPCO Engineering and Construction Company, Gyeonggi (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Sung Ho [KHNP Central Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-01-15

    This study investigates the crack growth behavior due to primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC) in the dissimilar metal butt weld of a reactor piping using Alloy 82/182. First, detailed finite element stress analyses were performed to predict the stress distribution of the dissimilar metal butt weld in which the hydrostatic and the normal operating loads as well as the weld residual stresses were considered to evaluate the stress redistribution due to mechanical loadings. Based on the stress distributions along the wall thickness of the dissimilar metal butt weld, the crack growth behavior of the postulated axial and circumferential cracks were predicted, from which the crack growth diagram due to PWSCC was proposed. The present results can be applied to predict the crack growth rate in the dissimilar metal butt weld of reactor piping due to PWSCC.

  8. Gas metal arc welding of butt joint with varying gap width based on neural networks

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    Christensen, Kim Hardam; Sørensen, Torben

    2005-01-01

    This paper describes the application of the neural network technology for gas metal arc welding (GMAW) control. A system has been developed for modeling and online adjustment of welding parameters, appropriate to guarantee a certain degree of quality in the field of butt joint welding with full...... penetration, when the gap width is varying during the welding process. The process modeling to facilitate the mapping from joint geometry and reference weld quality to significant welding parameters, has been based on a multi-layer feed-forward network. The Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm for non-linear least...... squares has been used with the back-propagation algorithm for training the network, while a Bayesian regularization technique has been successfully applied for minimizing the risk of inexpedient over-training. Finally, a predictive closed-loop control strategy based on a so-called single-neuron self...

  9. The microstructure of aluminum A5083 butt joint by friction stir welding

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    Jasri, M. A. H. M.; Afendi, M. [School of Mechatronic Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Pauh, 02600, Arau, Perlis (Malaysia); Ismail, A. [UniKL MIMET, JalanPantaiRemis, 32200, Lumut, Perak (Malaysia); Ishak, M. [Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 02600, Pekan, Pahang (Malaysia)

    2015-05-15

    This study presents the microstructure of the aluminum A5083 butt joint surface after it has been joined by friction stir welding (FSW) process. The FSW process is a unique welding method because it will not change the chemical properties of the welded metals. In this study, MILKO 37 milling machine was modified to run FSW process on 4 mm plate of aluminum A5083 butt joint. For the experiment, variables of travel speed and tool rotational speed based on capability of machine were used to run FSW process. The concentrated heat from the tool to the aluminum plate changes the plate form from solid to plastic state. Two aluminum plates is merged to become one plate during plastic state and return to solid when concentrated heat is gradually further away. After that, the surface and cross section of the welded aluminum were investigated with a microscope by 400 x multiplication zoom. The welding defect in the FSW aluminum was identified. Then, the result was compared to the American Welding Society (AWS) FSW standard to decide whether the plate can be accepted or rejected.

  10. Microstructure and fatigue performance of butt-welded joints in advanced high-strength steels

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    This study presents a comparative analysis of the high-cycle fatigue behaviors of butt weld joints in advanced high-strength steels with different strength levels and weld bead geometry. Welded joints were made using a gas metal arc welding (GMAW) process on dual-phase steels (DP440 and DP590) and martensitic steel (MS) with tensile strengths of 440, 590, and 1500 MPa, respectively. The microstructures with the lowest hardness were found at the base metal, the sub-critical heat-affected zone (HAZ), and the fusion zone for DP440, DP590, and MS weldments, respectively. Fatigue failure of specimens without weld beads occurred at the points of lowest hardness, and fatigue life exhibited the order MS>DP590>DP440, similar to the order of lowest hardness values in each weldment. However, the introduction of high weld beads resulted in very short, similar fatigue lives for all welded joints and fracture occurred at weld toe due to the overwhelming stress concentration effect. A transition from geometry-governed fracture toward microstructure-governed fracture was investigated by varying weld bead heights

  11. Characterization of magnetically impelled arc butt welded T11 tubes for high pressure applications

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    R. Sivasankari

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Magnetically impelled arc butt (MIAB welding is a pressure welding process used for joining of pipes and tubes with an external magnetic field affecting arc rotation along the tube circumference. In this work, MIAB welding of low alloy steel (T11 tubes were carried out to study the microstructural changes occurring in thermo-mechanically affected zone (TMAZ. To qualify the process for the welding applications where pressure could be up to 300 bar, the MIAB welds are studied with variations of arc current and arc rotation time. It is found that TMAZ shows higher hardness than that in base metal and displays higher weld tensile strength and ductility due to bainitic transformation. The effect of arc current on the weld interface is also detailed and is found to be defect free at higher values of arc currents. The results reveal that MIAB welded samples exhibits good structural property correlation for high pressure applications with an added benefit of enhanced productivity at lower cost. The study will enable the use of MIAB welding for high pressure applications in power and defence sectors.

  12. The long-term behaviour of butt fusion welds in polyethylene pipeline systems

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    Parmar, Ravindra

    1986-01-01

    This thesis was submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and awarded by Brunel University. The objective of the study was to examine factors that influence the strength of butt welds and gain an understanding of the process of failure. The study was divided into several sectors. The first and primary part of the programme was to determine the extent to which the pipe system's long-term strength under both internal fluctuating and constant pressure is reduced by the presence o...

  13. Simplified inelastic analysis procedure to evaluate a butt-welded elbow end

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    In a thin-walled piping network, the end of an elbow welded to a straignt pipe constitutes one of the highly stressed cross-sections that require structural evaluation. Explicit rules are not provided in the ASME Code for structural evaluation of the elbow ovalization and fabrication effects at the welded end. This paper presents a conservative semi-analytical procedure that can be used with simplified inelastic analysis to evaluate the elbow cross section welded to the straight pipe. The concept of carry-over factors is used to obtain ovalization stresses or strains at the elbow end. The stresses introduced by material and geometric nonuniformities in the fabrication process are then added to the ovalization stresses to complete structural evluation of the girth butt-welded elbow joint

  14. Hybrid laser/arc welding of advanced high strength steel in different butt joint configurations

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    Highlights: • Feasibility of joining thick steel by HLAW process was studied. • Design of butt joint configurations satisfied ballistic test requirement. • Heat input and microstructure were changed by groove geometry. - Abstract: An experimental procedure was developed to join thick advanced high strength steel plates by using the hybrid laser/arc welding (HLAW) process, for different butt joint configurations. The geometry of the weld groove was optimized according to the requirements of ballistic test, where the length of the softened heat affected zone should be less than 15.9 mm from the weld centerline. The cross-section of the welds was examined by microhardness test. The microstructure of welds was investigated by scanning electron microscopy and an optical microscope for further analysis of the microstructure of fusion zone and heat affected zone. It was demonstrated that by changing the geometry of groove, and increasing the stand-off distance between the laser beam and the tip of wire in gas metal arc welding (GMAW) it is possible to reduce the width of the heat affected zone and softened area while the microhardness stays within the acceptable range. It was shown that double Y-groove shape can provide the optimum condition for the stability of arc and laser. The dimensional changes of the groove geometry provided substantial impact on the amount of heat input, causing the fluctuations in the hardness of the weld as a result of phase transformation and grain size. The on-line monitoring of HLAW of the advanced high strength steel indicated the arc and laser were stable during the welding process. It was shown that less plasma plume was formed in the case where the laser was leading the arc in the HLAW, causing higher stability of the molten pool in comparison to the case where the arc was leading

  15. Simulation and experimental study on distortion of butt and T-joints using WELD PLANNER

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    This paper investigates the capability of linear thermal elastic numerical analysis to predict the welding distortion that occurs due to GMAW process. Distortion is considered as the major stumbling block that can adversely affect the dimensional accuracy and thus lead to expensive corrective work. Hence, forecast of distortion is crucially needed and ought to be determined in advance in order to minimize the negative effects, improve the quality of welded parts and finally to reduce the production costs. In this study, the welding deformation was simulated by using relatively new FEM software WELD PLANNER developed by ESI Group. This novel Welding Simulation Solution was employed to predict welding distortion induced in butt and T-joints with thickness of 4 mm. Low carbon steel material was used for the simulation and experimental study. A series of experiments using fully automated welding process were conducted for verification purpose to measure the distortion. By comparing between the simulation and experimental results, it was found out that this program code offered fast solution analysis time in estimating weld induced distortion within acceptable accuracy

  16. 76 FR 67473 - Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Italy, Malaysia, and The Philippines; Institution of...

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    ...-weld pipe fittings from Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines (71 FR 71530). The Commission is now... COMMISSION Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Italy, Malaysia, and The Philippines; Institution of... From Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission....

  17. Numerical simulation of side heating for controlling angular distortion in multipass MMAW butt welded plates

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    Adinath V Damale; Keshav N Nandurkar

    2015-04-01

    Distortion is a severe problem in weld products.It depends on various process parameters like plate thickness, current, voltage, type of weld joint and restraints put on. If distortion is not properly dealt during welding then the product may become useless from geometric accuracy point of view. In the present study, a 3-D coupled transient thermal analysis model with auxiliary side heating (parallel heating) is developed to control angular distortion. During analysis, parallel heating flames are placed at several locations from weld line in cross direction. A user defined subroutine is used to apply transient heat source and side heating flames. Element birth and death technique is used to simulate the filler material deposition. One side multipass 'V' butt weld configuration is used for this study. A series of observational tests are done with a special experimental fixture using Manual Metal Arc Welding (MMAW) to validate the proposed FEA model. It is found that the angular distortion has decreased from 2 mm to 0.4 mm with change in side heating distance from 50 to 90 mm from the weld line.

  18. Selection of welding process to fabricate butt joints of high strength aluminium alloys using analytic hierarchic process

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    Selection of welding process is an unstructured decision problem involving multiple attributes (factors). To provide decision support for the welding or design engineer, an all encompassing analysis of multiple attributes is necessary. The present paper reports a new procedure using an analytic hierarchic process (AHP) for the selection of a welding process to fabricate butt joints of high strength aluminium alloy of AA 7075 grade, based on the qualitative factors of welding processes, when the quantitative factors appear to be equal. The following three welding processes from arc welding family are generally used to fabricate high strength aluminium alloys: (i) gas metal arc welding (GMAW) (ii) gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), and (iii) plasma arc welding (PAW). Of the three available processes, the best process has been selected by doing qualitative analysis with the help of AHP and in the present case, for welding high strength aluminium alloy, the best process is GTAW

  19. Mechanical and metallurgical properties of DP 1000 steel square butt welded joints with GMAW

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    Ianto Rocha

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available In this work, Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW was used to study the influence of heat input (i.e. cooling rate on mechanical/metallurgical properties of square butt welded joints of DP 1000 sheets. The influence of filler metals of different strengths on the mechanical properties of joints was also tested. A significant decrease in hardness was observed in the Heat Affected Zone (HAZ due to martensite tempering, in regions where peak temperature was close to isotherm AC1 (calculated in 735 oC for these steel; coincidently, fracture in every tensile test occurred in regions where martensite was tempered, even when a wire of less strength was used. It was noticed that the decrease in ultimate tensile and yield strength of base metal was inherent to welding. When minimum heat input was used, deterioration in mechanical properties was less pronounced, once degree of HAZ softening was smaller. Elongation of joints increased with increasing heat input.

  20. High power laser welding of thick steel plates in a horizontal butt joint configuration

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    Atabaki, M. Mazar; Yazdian, N.; Ma, J.; Kovacevic, R.

    2016-09-01

    In this investigation, two laser-based welding techniques, autogenous laser welding (ALW) and laser welding assisted with a cold wire (LWACW), were applied to join thick plates of a structural steel (A36) in a horizontal narrow gap butt joint configuration. The main practical parameters including welding method and laser power were varied to get the sound weld with a requirement to achieve a full penetration with the reinforcement at the back side of weld in just one pass. The weld-bead shape, cross-section and mechanical properties were evaluated by profilometer, micro-hardness test and optical microscope. In order to investigate the stability of laser-induced plasma plume, the emitted optical spectra was detected and analyzed by the spectroscopy analysis. It was found that at the laser power of 7 kW a fully penetrated weld with a convex back side of weld could be obtained by the LWACW. The microstructural examinations showed that for the ALW the acicular ferrite and for the LWACW the pearlite were formed in the heat affected zone (HAZ). The prediction of microstructure based on continuous cooling transformation (CCT) diagram and cooling curves obtained by thermocouple measurement were in good agreement with each other. According to the plasma ionization values obtained from the spectroscopy analysis the plume for both processes was recognized as dominated weakly ionized plasma including the main vaporized elemental composition. At the optimum welding condition (LWACW at the laser power of 7 kW) the fluctuation of the electron temperature was reduced. The spectroscopy analysis demonstrated that at the higher laser power more of the elemental compositions such as Mn and Fe were evaporated.

  1. Requirements to gap widths and clamping for CO2 laser butt welding

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    Gong, Hui; Juhl, Thomas Winther

    1999-01-01

    In the experimental study of fixturing and gap width requirements a clamping device for laser butt welding of steel sheets has been developed and tested. It has fulfilled the work and made the gap width experiments possible.It has shown that the maximum allowable gap width to some extent is...... inversely related to the welding speed. Also larger laser power leads to bigger allowable gap widths. The focal point position, though, has little influence on the maximum allowable gap width.During analysis X-ray photos show no interior porosity in the weld seam. Other methods have been applied to measure...... responses from variations in welding parameters.The table below lists the results of the study, showing the maximum allowable gap widths and some corresponding welding parameters.Maximum allowable Gap Width; Welding Speed; Laser Power:0.10 mm2 m/min2, 2.6 kW0.15 mm1 m/min2 kW0.20 mm1 m/min2.6 kW0.30 mm0.5 m...

  2. A description of local material properties close to a butt weld

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    Hutař, Pavel; Ševčík, Martin; Lach, R.; Knésl, Zdeněk; Náhlík, Luboš; Grellmann, W.

    Zurich : Trans Tech Publications, 2014 - (Pešek, L.; Zubko, P.), s. 146-149 ISBN 978-3-03785-876-9. ISSN 1013-9826. - (Key Engineering Materials. 586). [LMP 2012 International Conference on Local Mechanical Properties /9./. Levoča (SK), 07.11.2012-09.11.2012] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) EE2.3.30.0063; GA MŠk(CZ) ED1.1.00/02.0068; GA ČR(CZ) GAP108/12/1560 Institutional support: RVO:68081723 Keywords : polymer butt weld * microindentation * numerical modelling * lifetime estimation Subject RIV: JL - Materials Fatigue, Friction Mechanics

  3. Residual stresses at girth-butt welds in pipes and pressure vessels. Final report, April 1, 1976--June 30, 1977

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    A research program directed at developing a model or models to predict residual stress distributions due to girth-butt welds in pressure vessels and pipes is described. The program consisted of three tasks. In task 1, a critical review of the literature was conducted to obtain relevant information for developing and verifying the residual stress models. Task 2 was to provide specific experimental data for the purpose of checking the model capabilities and identifying characteristics of residual stress distributions in girth-butt welds. In task 3, residual stress models were developed

  4. Analysis on the joint tensile strength and fractography of TiNi shape memory alloy precise pulse resistance butt welding

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    赵熹华; 韩立军; 赵蕾

    2002-01-01

    This paper studies mechanical property and fractography of the welded joints obtained in different welding parameters such as welding heat and welding press with/without gas shield in TiNi shape memory alloy precise pulse resistance butt welding using tensile strength test, XRD, SEM and TEM measures. The optimum welding parameters obtaining high tensile strength welded joint are got. On the condition of welding press magneting current 2 A and welding heat 75%, the joint strength is the highest. This is important for to study other properties of TiNi shape memory alloy further. The experimental results state that argon gas shield have different effects on different welding parameters, less on welding press, but great on welding heat. But excessive welding press and welding heat have great effects on joint tensile strength. Too high welding heat can produce the new intermetallic compound, this intermetallic compound lead to dislocation density to increase and form the potential crack initiation, which can easily make the joint fracture under stress effect and decrease the shape memory ratio of joint for high density dislocation groups existing in the twinned martensite.

  5. Special metallurgy - the electrical butt-welding by flashing of sintered magnesium-magnesium oxide composites (1963)

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    Electrical resistance welding has become quite important since World War II because of the need of a high yield in aeronautical production. Progress has been due in particular to the improvements made in electronically controlled apparatus making possible the automatic control of welding. For the butt-welding of sections requiring either a high production rate or a high quality weld, the flash butt-welding system has been very much developed these last few years. The use of this welding method is of great importance in the field of the bonding of oxidisable metals such as magnesium or aluminium and its alloys, because the welded joint is free from oxides. This study consists of general considerations on the flash-welding process with regard to temperature distribution in the parts during welding, and to electrical phenomena connected with flashing. Besides this general or theoretical section, we have applied the welding process to the bonding of sintered magnesium, a magnesium-magnesium oxide composite, whose use as a structural element in nuclear reactors is considered. (author)

  6. On detection and automatic tracking of butt weld line in thin wall pipe welding by a mobile robot with visual sensor

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    An automatic pipe welding mobile robot system with visual sensor was constructed. The robot can move along a pipe, and detect the weld line to be welded by visual sensor. Moreover, in order to make an automatic welding, the welding torch can track the butt weld line of the pipes at a constant speed by rotating the robot head. Main results obtained are summarized as follows: 1) Using a proper lighting fixed in front of the CCD camera, the butt weld line of thin wall pipes can be recongnized stably. In this case, the root gap should be approximately 0.5 mm. 2) In order to detect the weld line stably during moving along the pipe, a brightness distribution measured by the CCD camera should be subjected to smoothing and differentiating and then the weld line is judged by the maximum and minimum values of the differentials. 3) By means of the basic robot system with a visual sensor controlled by a personal computer, the detection and in-process automatic tracking of a weld line are possible. The average tracking error was approximately 0.2 mm and maximum error 0.5 mm and the welding speed was held at a constant value with error of about 0.1 cm/min. (author)

  7. Microstructure feature of friction stir butt-welded ferritic ductile iron

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    Highlights: • Defect-free ferritic ductile iron joints is fabricated by FSW. • The welding nugget is composed of graphite, martensite, and recrystallized ferrite. • The graphite displays a striped pattern in the surface and advancing side. • The ferritic matrix transforms into martensite structure during welding. • High degree of plastic deformation is found on the advancing side. - Abstract: This study conducted friction stir welding (FSW) by using the butt welding process to join ferritic ductile iron plates and investigated the variations of microsturcture in the joined region formed after welding. No defects appeared in the resulting experimental weld, which was formed using a 3-mm thick ductile iron plate and tungsten carbide alloy stir rod to conduct FSW at a rotational speed of 982 rpm and traveling speed of 72 mm/min. The welding region was composed of deformed graphite, martensite phase, and dynamically recrystallized ferrite structures. In the surface region and on the advancing side (AS), the graphite displayed a striped configuration and the ferritic matrix transformed into martensite. On the retreating side (RS), the graphite surrounded by martensite remained as individual granules and the matrix primarily comprised dynamically recrystallized ferrite. After welding, diffusion increased the carbon content of the austenite around the deformed graphite nodules, which transformed into martensite during the subsequent cooling process. A micro Vickers hardness test showed that the maximum hardness value of the martensite structures in the weld was approximately 800 HV. An analysis using an electron probe X-ray microanalyzer (EPMA) indicated that its carbon content was approximately 0.7–1.4%. The peak temperature on the RS, 8 mm from the center of the weld, measured 630 °C by the thermocouple. Overall, increased severity of plastic deformation and process temperature near the upper stir zone (SZ) resulted in distinct phase transformation

  8. Effect of cyclic loading on the relaxation of residual stress in the butt-weld joints of nuclear reactor piping

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    Highlights: • The accuracy of welding simulation is confirmed by comparing with experiments. • Relaxation of residual stress for piping weld due to cyclic load is investigated. • High tensile stress that occurs in front of crack tip is reduced by cyclic loading. • Mechanism of relaxation of residual stress due to cyclic loading is discussed. • Cyclic loading on the piping welds affects the suppression of crack growth. - Abstract: Weld residual stress is among the most important factors in stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of the austenitic stainless steels used for pressure boundary piping in nuclear power plants. To assess the integrity of piping, particularly over long-term operation, it is necessary to understand the effects of cyclic loading, such as that caused by an earthquake, on residual stress. In this study, finite element analyses were performed using an axisymmetric model of a 250A pipe butt weld composed of low-carbon Type 316L stainless steel. The moving heat source was simulated by a double ellipsoid model. The accuracy of the method was verified by comparing the calculated results with experimental measurements. Subsequent to the welding simulation and residual stress analysis, the effects of cyclic loading were studied by applying several axial cyclic loading patterns to the model, varying the maximum load. Higher loading caused greater relaxation of the weld residual stress near the piping welds. It was concluded that cyclic loading on piping butt welds suppresses the SCC growth by reducing the tensile residual stress at the inner surface

  9. Microstructures and mechanical property of laser butt welding of titanium alloy to stainless steel

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    Highlights: • The laser direct butt welding of titanium alloy to stainless steel is realized. • The interfacial microstructures of the joints are confirmed. • The weldability is better when laser beam is offset toward titanium than steel. • The highest tensile strength of the joint reaches to 150 MPa. - Abstract: Laser butt welding of titanium alloy to stainless steel was performed. The effect of laser-beam offsetting on microstructural characteristics and fracture behavior of the joint was investigated. It was found that when the laser beam is offset toward the stainless steel side, it results in a more durable joint. The intermetallic compounds have a uniform thickness along the interface and can be divided into two layers. One consists of FeTi + α-Ti, and other consists of FeTi + Fe2Ti + Ti5Fe17Cr5. When laser beam is offset by 0 mm and 0.3 mm toward the titanium alloy side, the joints fracture spontaneously after welding. Durable joining is achieved only when the laser beam is offset by 0.6 mm toward the titanium alloy. From the top to the bottom of the joint, the thickness of intermetallic compounds continuously decreases and the following interfacial structures are found: FeAl + α-Ti/Fe2Ti + Ti5Fe17Cr5, FeAl + α-Ti/FeTi + Fe2Ti + Ti5Fe17Cr5 and FeAl + α-Ti, in that order. The tensile strength of the joint is higher when the laser beam is offset toward the stainless steel than toward the titanium alloy, the highest observed value being 150 MPa. The fracture of the joint occurs along the interface between two adjacent intermetallic layers

  10. 76 FR 8345 - Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and the People...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of...

  11. 75 FR 68324 - Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Japan, South Korea and Taiwan; Final Results...

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    ... Fittings from Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan; Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders, 70 FR 61119 (October... Fittings From Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, 65 FR 5604 (February 4, 2000). On September 1, 2010, the... International Trade Administration Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Japan, South Korea...

  12. 77 FR 18266 - Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines; Revised...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines; Revised... the conduct of the expedited subject five- year reviews (77 FR 10773, February 23, 2012)....

  13. A Study on the compensation margin on butt welding joint of Large Steel plates during Shipbuilding construction.

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    Kim, J.; Jeong, H.; Ji, M.; Jeong, K.; Yun, C.; Lee, J.; Chung, H.

    2015-09-01

    This paper examines the characteristics of butt welding joint shrinkage for shipbuilding and marine structures main plate. The shrinkage strain of butt welding joint which is caused by the process of heat input and cooling, results in the difference between dimensions of the actual parent metal and the dimensions of design. This, in turn, leads to poor quality in the production of ship blocks and reworking through period of correction brings about impediment on improvement of productivity. Through experiments on butt welding joint's shrinkage strain on large structures main plate, the deformation of welding residual stress in the form of I, Y, V was obtained. In addition, the results of experiments indicate that there is limited range of shrinkage in the range of 1 ∼ 2 mm in 11t ∼ 21.5t thickness and the effect of heat transfer of weld appears to be limited within 1000 mm based on one side of seam line so there was limited impact of weight of parent metal on the shrinkage. Finally, it has been learned that Shrinkage margin needs to be applied differently based on groove phenomenon in the design phase in order to minimize shrinkage.

  14. In-process monitoring and adaptive control for gap in micro butt welding with pulsed YAG laser

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    Kawahito, Yousuke; Kito, Masayuki; Katayama, Seiji

    2007-05-01

    A gap is one of the most important issues to be solved in laser welding of a micro butt joint, because the gap results in welding defects such as underfilling or a non-bonded joint. In-process monitoring and adaptive control has been expected as one of the useful procedures for the stable production of sound laser welds without defects. The objective of this research is to evaluate the availability of in-process monitoring and adaptive control in micro butt welding of pure titanium rods with a pulsed neodymium : yttrium aluminium garnet (Nd : YAG) laser beam of a 150 µm spot diameter. It was revealed that a 45 µm narrow gap was detected by the remarkable jump in a reflected light intensity due to the formation of the molten pool which could bridge the gap. Heat radiation signal levels increased in proportion to the sizes of molten pools or penetration depths for the respective laser powers. As for adaptive control, the laser peak power was controlled on the basis of the reflected light or the heat radiation signals to stably produce a sound deeply penetrated weld reduced underfilling. In the case of a 100 µm gap, the underfilling was greatly reduced by half smaller than those made with a conventional rectangular pulse shape in seam welding as well as spot welding with a pulsed Nd : YAG laser beam. Consequently, the adaptive control of the laser peak power on the basis of in-process monitoring could reduce the harmful effects due to a gap in micro butt laser welding with a pulsed laser beam.

  15. In-process monitoring and adaptive control for gap in micro butt welding with pulsed YAG laser

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    Kawahito, Yousuke; Kito, Masayuki; Katayama, Seiji [Joining and Welding Research Institute (JWRI), Osaka University, 11-1 Mihogaoka, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan)

    2007-05-07

    A gap is one of the most important issues to be solved in laser welding of a micro butt joint, because the gap results in welding defects such as underfilling or a non-bonded joint. In-process monitoring and adaptive control has been expected as one of the useful procedures for the stable production of sound laser welds without defects. The objective of this research is to evaluate the availability of in-process monitoring and adaptive control in micro butt welding of pure titanium rods with a pulsed neodymium : yttrium aluminium garnet (Nd : YAG) laser beam of a 150 {mu}m spot diameter. It was revealed that a 45 {mu}m narrow gap was detected by the remarkable jump in a reflected light intensity due to the formation of the molten pool which could bridge the gap. Heat radiation signal levels increased in proportion to the sizes of molten pools or penetration depths for the respective laser powers. As for adaptive control, the laser peak power was controlled on the basis of the reflected light or the heat radiation signals to stably produce a sound deeply penetrated weld reduced underfilling. In the case of a 100 {mu}m gap, the underfilling was greatly reduced by half smaller than those made with a conventional rectangular pulse shape in seam welding as well as spot welding with a pulsed Nd : YAG laser beam. Consequently, the adaptive control of the laser peak power on the basis of in-process monitoring could reduce the harmful effects due to a gap in micro butt laser welding with a pulsed laser beam.

  16. In-process monitoring and adaptive control for gap in micro butt welding with pulsed YAG laser

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    A gap is one of the most important issues to be solved in laser welding of a micro butt joint, because the gap results in welding defects such as underfilling or a non-bonded joint. In-process monitoring and adaptive control has been expected as one of the useful procedures for the stable production of sound laser welds without defects. The objective of this research is to evaluate the availability of in-process monitoring and adaptive control in micro butt welding of pure titanium rods with a pulsed neodymium : yttrium aluminium garnet (Nd : YAG) laser beam of a 150 μm spot diameter. It was revealed that a 45 μm narrow gap was detected by the remarkable jump in a reflected light intensity due to the formation of the molten pool which could bridge the gap. Heat radiation signal levels increased in proportion to the sizes of molten pools or penetration depths for the respective laser powers. As for adaptive control, the laser peak power was controlled on the basis of the reflected light or the heat radiation signals to stably produce a sound deeply penetrated weld reduced underfilling. In the case of a 100 μm gap, the underfilling was greatly reduced by half smaller than those made with a conventional rectangular pulse shape in seam welding as well as spot welding with a pulsed Nd : YAG laser beam. Consequently, the adaptive control of the laser peak power on the basis of in-process monitoring could reduce the harmful effects due to a gap in micro butt laser welding with a pulsed laser beam

  17. Probabilistic structural integrity assessment based on uncertainty of weld residual stress at the piping butt-welds of nuclear reactor components

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    Stress corrosion cracking (SCC), which affects the structural integrity of reactor component, has been observed at some piping joints made by austenitic stainless steel in BWR plants. It is well known that the SCC behavior is significantly scattered depending upon the various conditions such as materials, piping geometry, crack growth rate, weld residual stress, and so on. Since probabilistic fracture mechanics (PFM) analysis method treats such scatter and uncertainties in the structural integrity evaluation, it is, therefore, useful to apply the PFM analysis to the evaluation of the piping integrity. In JAEA, the PFM analysis code of PASCAL-SP for aged piping has been developed based on Monte Carlo method as described in our previous paper. Among the conditions related to SCC behavior, weld residual stress near the welded joint is one of the most important factors to assess the structural integrity of piping because the tensile residual stress becomes a driving force of a SCC. Welding conditions such as heat input, welding speed and piping geometry affect weld residual stress distribution at the welded joint of piping. Effect of the welding conditions on the weld residual stress distribution has not yet been evaluated quantitatively. Hence, in this study, an effect of uncertainty of welding conditions, such as scatters of heat input and welding speed during welding, on weld residual stress at the piping butt-welds was evaluated using the simulation method by varying the welding conditions. Probabilistic fracture mechanics analysis using PASCAL-SP was also performed to evaluate the effect of uncertainty of weld residual stress on the break probability of piping. It was clarified that the break probability increased with increasing the uncertainties of residual stress. (author)

  18. Study of Simulated Temperature of Butt Joint during Friction Stir Welding Of Aluminium Alloy by Using Hyperworks

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    Mohd Anees Siddiqui

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    Full Text Available Friction stir welding (FSW is one of the latest welding technology that utilizes a special tool for generation of frictional heat in the work piece by its rotation due to which joining occurs without melting of metal. For this reason friction stir welding lies under the category of solid state joining. A part from experimental work, there is large space to work on simulation of FSW by using simulation tools. In the present paper, simulation of friction stir welding of aluminium alloy AA-6061 is done by using HyperWeld module of Altair HyperWorks. The virtual experiment of friction stir welding is conducted for variable tool rotational speeds with constant travelling speed and study of simulation results of variation in temperature distribution along the weld line of butt joint is done. The results of simulation shows that the temperature is symmetrically distributed along the weld line. It is observed that the maximum temperature along the weld line increases with the increase in rotational speed. It is also observed that the temperature at advancing side is greater that retreating side.

  19. 76 FR 21331 - Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and the People...

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    2011-04-15

    ...On October 1, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated the third sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and the People's Republic of China (PRC), pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 75 FR 60731 (October......

  20. The study on defects in aluminum 2219-T6 thick butt friction stir welds with the application of multiple non-destructive testing methods

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    Research highlights: → Friction stir weld-defect forming mechanisms of thick butt-joints. → Relationship between weld-defects and friction stir welding process parameters. → Multiple non-destructive testing methods applied to friction stir welds. → Empirical criterion basing on mass-conservation for inner material-loss defects. → Nonlinear correlation between weld strengths and root-flaw lengths. -- Abstract: The present study focused on the relationship between primary friction stir welding process parameters and varied types of weld-defect discovered in aluminum 2219-T6 friction stir butt-welds of thick plates, meanwhile, the weld-defect forming mechanisms were investigated. Besides a series of optical metallographic examinations for friction stir butt welds, multiple non-destructive testing methods including X-ray detection, ultrasonic C-scan testing, ultrasonic phased array inspection and fluorescent penetrating fluid inspection were successfully used aiming to examine the shapes and existence locations of different weld-defects. In addition, precipitated Al2Cu phase coarsening particles were found around a 'kissing-bond' defect within the weld stirred nugget zone by means of scanning electron microscope and energy dispersive X-ray analysis. On the basis of volume conservation law in material plastic deformation, a simple empirical criterion for estimating the existence of inner material-loss defects was proposed. Defect-free butt joints were obtained after process optimization of friction stir welding for aluminum 2219-T6 plates in 17-20 mm thickness. Process experiments proved that besides of tool rotation speed and travel speed, more other appropriate process parameter variables played important roles at the formation of high-quality friction stir welds, such as tool-shoulder target depth, spindle tilt angle, and fixture clamping conditions on the work-pieces. Furthermore, the nonlinear correlation between weld tensile strengths and weld crack

  1. Fabrication of single V-butt welded test specimens with artificial defects for Non Destructive Testing training and research purposes

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    Non Destructive Testing (NDT) test specimens are very important in training of NDT personnel and are useful in evaluation of defects in actual NDT inspections. These test specimens must contain defects, which have known dimensions simulating the real defects that can occur in fabricated or in - service industrial components. Non-Destructive Testing personnel involved in the inspection of weldments must have a basic understanding of standard welding processes and the types of flaws common to such welding processes. Proper knowledge on types of flaws and welding precesses enables the manufacture of test specimens with artificial defects. Wrong manipulation of the electrode, incorrect welding current/speed, welding on dirty surfaces, welding with damp elecrodes, rapid colling of the weld metal, high strength quenching are some sources of defect formation. Conventional methods in use to create artificial defects in weldments are, restraining the weld from contract to create cracks, leaving arc air gauging in places where lack of penetration is required, welding to form blow holes at a crater etc. These may cause the manufacturer fatigue and may be time consuming and costly. In this work the authors have introduced relatively a simple and less expensive way to prepare single V-butt welded steel plates and pipes with artificial defects using shielded metal arc welding process. The flaws prepared in the weldments were incomplete penetration, slag, porosity, lack of fusion and crack. From the observations it is concluded that Low-welding current (64-68 Amp) can be efectively used to create incomplete penetration, porosity and lack of fusion in the weldments. Cracks can be originated at rigid joints, high strength quenching and if the parent metal cannot contract freely during welding. Using low electrode angle (48-52 degrees) non-metallic inclusions can be created. The results of the findings were confirmed using conventional NDT techniques such as Radiographic Testing and

  2. Residual stress distribution in austenitic stainless steel pipe butt-welded joint measured by neutron diffraction technique

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    Residual stress is inevitable consequence of welding or manufacturing process, which might greatly affect propagation of high-cycle fatigue or SCC crack. In order to evaluate damages due to the crack, it is required to estimate residual stress and to reflect them to the evaluation process as well. The magnitude and distribution of residual stress greatly depend on the individual process of welding or manufacturing, while the accuracy of prediction or measurement is still insufficient. This paper reports the result of residual stress measurement of butt-welded pipe made of austenitic stainless steel. It also intended to improve prediction and measurement techniques concerning to residual stress. The measurement was conducted by neutron diffraction technique employing the diffractometer for residual stress analysis developed by Japan Atomic Energy Agency. The measured results showed typical characteristics of butt-welded pipe both in decline of stress along axial direction and in radial distribution of bending due to axial stress. The measured result agreed qualitatively with the result predicted by the finite element analysis. A quantitative comparison between measured result and analysis showed a shift of the measured stress toward higher tensile. The measured result was also compared with the results by X-ray diffraction and strain-gauge methods to grasp the distinctive results of the methods. (author)

  3. Numerical Simulation and Artificial Neural Network Modeling for Predicting Welding-Induced Distortion in Butt-Welded 304L Stainless Steel Plates

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    Narayanareddy, V. V.; Chandrasekhar, N.; Vasudevan, M.; Muthukumaran, S.; Vasantharaja, P.

    2016-02-01

    In the present study, artificial neural network modeling has been employed for predicting welding-induced angular distortions in autogenous butt-welded 304L stainless steel plates. The input data for the neural network have been obtained from a series of three-dimensional finite element simulations of TIG welding for a wide range of plate dimensions. Thermo-elasto-plastic analysis was carried out for 304L stainless steel plates during autogenous TIG welding employing double ellipsoidal heat source. The simulated thermal cycles were validated by measuring thermal cycles using thermocouples at predetermined positions, and the simulated distortion values were validated by measuring distortion using vertical height gauge for three cases. There was a good agreement between the model predictions and the measured values. Then, a multilayer feed-forward back propagation neural network has been developed using the numerically simulated data. Artificial neural network model developed in the present study predicted the angular distortion accurately.

  4. Research on the welding properties of typical butt joints with laser-welding%激光焊典型对接接头焊接性能研究

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    高瑞全; 韩晓辉; 何智勇; 赵延强

    2013-01-01

    通过研究奥氏体不锈钢材料2-SUS301 L-ST对接接头的外观形貌、力学性能、显微硬度、金相组织等,考察激光焊接典型对接接头焊接性能.试验研究表明:激光焊接间隙小于等于0.2 mm时,激光焊接过程稳定,焊缝成形均匀美观,未发现外观缺陷和内部缺欠;激光焊接接头具有较好的塑韧性,其平均拉伸强度为786 MPa,激光焊对接接头显微硬度约250 HV;激光焊缝的微观组织均为柱状晶奥氏体组织,热影响区显微组织致密、晶粒细小.%The welding properties of typical butt joints with laser welding were investigated,by researching on coating appearance, mechanical properties, micro-hardness, metallographic structure of butt joints with austenitic stainless steel (2-SUS301L-ST).The experiment results showed that,the laser welding process steadied,appearances of weld were uniformity and artistic and any external or internal defects were not found,when the welding clearance was not more than 0.2 mm;the plasticity and the toughness of welding joints were good, their average tensile strength was 786 MPa,and the micro-hardness of the welding joints was 250 HV;the micro-structures of laser welding lines were columnar austenitic texture, and the micro-structures of heat affected zone were compact and the crystalline grains were tiny.

  5. Effect of Included Angle in V-Groove Butt Joints on Shrinkages in Submerged Arc Welding Process

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    N. LAKSHMANA SWAMY

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The problems of distortion, residual stresses and reduced strength of structure in and around a welded joint are of major concern in the shipbuilding industry and in other similar manufacturing industries. The predictions of the degree of shrinkages in ship panels due to welding are of great importance from the point of view of dimensional control and it is important to analyze transverse and longitudinal shrinkage. This paper deals with the experimental analysis of transverse and longitudinal shrinkage in single and double V-groove butt joints in submerged arc welding by varying included angle and keeping process parameters constant. It is found that, the maximum shrinkage was at the centre of the plate and minimum at the ends. It is also found that, the transverse and longitudinal shrinkage increase with increase in the included angle. There is a significant increase in the transverse shrinkage and small variation in longitudinal shrinkage.

  6. Feasibility evaluations for the integration of laser butt welding of tubes in industrial pipe coil production lines

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    Penasa, Mauro; Colombo, Enrico; Giolfo, Mauro

    1994-09-01

    Due to the good performance shown by laser welded joints, to the quality and repeatability achievable by this welding technique and to its high process productivity, a feature inherent to the laser technology which, together with its high flexibility, allows different operations to be performed by a single source, consistent savings in a production line may be obtained. Therefore laser welding techniques may be of high relevance for industrial applications, provided that a sufficient attention is paid to avoiding a low utilization time to the operating laser source. The paper describes a feasibility study for the integration of a laser source as an automatic unit for circumferential butt welding of tubes in production lines of pipe coils, just before the cold bending station. Using a 6 kW CO2 source, thickness ranging from 3.5 to 11.2 mm in carbon, low alloyed Cr-Mo and austenitic stainless steels, have been successfully welded. Cr-Mo steels require on line preheating treatment, which however can be achieved by laser defocused passes just before welding. The results of the preliminary qualification performed on laser welded joints of the involved topologies of product (materials, diameters and thicknesses) are described together with technological tests required for approval: laser circumferential butt welding of tubes has proven to be effective, with satisfactory and repeatable results and good joint performances. An exhaustive comparison with current welding techniques (TIG, MIG) is then carried out, along with a detailed analysis of the potential advantages and benefits which may be expected by using the laser welding technique, as well as with a first estimation of the investments and running costs. Since laser productivity is saturated only at a rough 35% during the year, an accurate analysis of other possible applications and of a possible lay out of a laser working cell integrated in the factory production lines is performed. Usually little attention is

  7. Creep-fatigue evaluation on butt welded joints of type 304 SS

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    In high temperature plant systems such as thermal power generation and petro-chemical complexes, various weldments are used for pressure vessels and piping. Usually in structural design methods for weldment of conventional pressure vessels and piping systems, load controlled stresses are dominant, and to protect early failure in weldments tensile and creep strengths of each welded joint have not to be lower than the standard values of base metal. While under cyclic deformation controlled stress such as thermal loading in LMFBR, creep-fatigue phenomenon caused by reversal loading and residual stress relaxation is dominant. Therefore, a creep-fatigue evaluation method of Type 304 ss butt welded joints has to be investigated under cyclic thermal loading. For a study of this effect, the strain concentration factor Kε; Kε = Max[1+(qwq-1)(1-2 γyσy/E εn), Kε0], which is derived from the generalized elastic follow-up concept as the plastic strain redistribution, was applied, and in the Kε factor the metallurgical discontinuity effects; qw and γy were considered. The elastic follow-up increment factor for weldment; qw is equal to 2 under uni-axial mechanical loading. And under bi-axial thermal loading in shell-type structures, it is clarified that 1.5 as the qw value can be applied. As the yield ration γy, the value of 0.8 is the best for Type 304 ss weldment. As for the creep damage estimation, the simplified procedure based on the time fraction rule is discussed, and it is investigated how the creep damage of weldment can be evaluated by using mechanical properties of base metal (design standard values). The initial value of stress relaxation is determined by the cyclic stress-strain relation of base metal and the above Kε value. Stress relaxation during strain hold can be analyzed by using creep strain behaviour of base metal. Finally the allowable creep-fatigue life can be estimated by using the design curves. (author). 8 refs, 14 figs

  8. Thermo-mechanical FE-analysis of butt-welding of a Cu-Fe canister for spent nuclear fuel

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    In the Swedish nuclear waste program it has been proposed that spent nuclear fuel shall be placed in composite copper-steel canisters. These canisters will be placed in holes in tunnels located some 500 m underground in a rock storage. The canisters consists of two cylinders of 4850 mm length, one inner cylinder made of steel and one outer cylinder made of copper. The outer diameter of the canister is 880 mm and the wall thickness for each cylinder is 50 mm. At the storage, the steel cylinder, which contains the spent nuclear fuel, is placed inside the copper cylinder. Thereafter, a copper end is butt welded to the copper cylinder using electron beam welding. To obtain penetration through the thickness with this weld method a backing ring is placed at the inside of the copper cylinder. In the present paper, the temperature, strain and stress fields present during welding and after cooling after welding are calculated numerically using the FE-code NIKE-2D. The aim is to use the results of the present calculations to estimate the risk for creep fracture during the subsequent design life. A large strain formulation is employed for the calculation of transient and residual stresses in the canister based on the calculated history of the temperature field present in the canister during the welding process. The contact algorithm available in NIKE-2D is used to detect possible contact between the steel and copper cylinders during the welding. To simplify the numerical calculations and reduce the computational time, rotational symmetry is assumed. For large gap distances between the steel and copper cylinders the residual stress field is calculated to have a shape similar to that observed in butt welded pipes with maximum axial stress values at the yield stress level. For small gap distances the backing ring will come in contact with the steel cylinder which leads to large residual stresses in the backing ring. The maximum accumulated plastic strain in the weld metal and

  9. Residual stress measurement of large-bore stainless steel pipe with butt-welded joint by inherent strain method

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    This study describes residual stress distribution of large-bore and heavy-walled stainless steel pipe with butt-welded joint as measured by inherent strain method with distribution function in which the inherent strain distribution is represented as function. The deviation of the most probable residual stress value obtained by the method was enough small to indicate accurate measurement. The detail feature and 3D-distribution of the residual stress generated within the heavy-walled pipe with welded joint were discussed on two variously-sized pipe joints. It was found that the residual stress distribution had more complicated shape as the bore and thickness of the pipe was larger. (author)

  10. Basic numerical study on gap influence of residual stress and distortion during high-brightness laser butt welding

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    High-brightness laser such as fiber laser or disk laser is expected to minimize the total heat input energy in welding due to its high beam quality, and the welding residual stress and distortion also seem to be reduced as a result. However, the diameter of high-brightness laser beam is less than 0.6 mm and it is difficult to set the beam position to contact face between two parts because in general there would be a gap due to quality of parts. In this study, in order to reveal the effect of gap on the residual stress and the welding distortion during fiber laser welding, the butt welding of two plates were examined through the thermal elastic-plastic analysis with a new gap element. From the result of thermal analyses, it was found that the homogeneous ellipsoid body could be applicable to model the shape of heat source for the fiber laser and the gap width would not influence the penetration shape when the gap width was changed from 0.1 to 0.25 mm. In addition, the elastic-plastic analyses indicated that the transverse shrinkage slightly increased with increasing the gap width, while this shrinkage without gap was much smaller than that with gap. Also, it was revealed that the welding speed largely affects both the welding residual stress and distortion. Moreover, it was found that the residual stress was almost independent of the jig position, while the position of fixtures slightly affected the transverse shrinkage. (author)

  11. Busted Butte report on laboratory radionuclide migration experiments in non-welded tuff under unsaturated conditions

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    Three blocks of non-welded tuff, one nominally one cubic foot (trial block) and the other two, nominally one cubic metre (1 m3), were excavated from the Busted Butte Test Facility on the Nevada Test Site and transported to the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited Whiteshell Laboratories in Pinawa, Manitoba. The trial block and one of the 1-m3 blocks were used for unsaturated flow experiments. The remaining 1-m3 block is being used for saturated flow experiments and will be reported on separately. After a vertical flow of synthetic transport solution was set up under unsaturated conditions, a suite of conservative and chemically reactive radionuclide tracers was injected at volumetric flow rates of 20 mL/hr in the trial block, and 10 mL/hr in the 1-m3 block. The duration of the migration experiment in the trial block was 87 days, while the migration experiment in the 1-m3 block was continuing after 600 days. Results obtained from the migration experiment in the trial block showed that transport of 95m+99Tc, injected as the pertechnetate (an)ion, was slightly faster than that of the transport solution, using tritiated water (3H2O) as a flow indicator. Retardation of 237Np was consistent with that predicted from results obtained in supporting static batch sorption studies. Post-migration analysis of the flow field in the trial block showed that the front of the 22Na had migrated about half the distance through the block, and that 60Co and 137Cs had been retained near the inlet. This observation agrees qualitatively with that predicted from the results from static batch sorption studies. In the larger scale experiment, the transport behavior of Tc is very similar to that of the transport solution at this point in time. None of the other radionuclide tracers have been detected in water collected from this block. This observation is consistent with the observations for the smaller block. (author)

  12. Busted Butte report on laboratory radionuclide migration experiments in non-welded tuff under unsaturated conditions

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    Vandergraaf, T.T.; Drew, D.J.; Ticknor, K.V

    2002-11-01

    Three blocks of non-welded tuff, one nominally one cubic foot (trial block) and the other two, nominally one cubic metre (1 m{sup 3}), were excavated from the Busted Butte Test Facility on the Nevada Test Site and transported to the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited Whiteshell Laboratories in Pinawa, Manitoba. The trial block and one of the 1-m{sup 3} blocks were used for unsaturated flow experiments. The remaining 1-m{sup 3} block is being used for saturated flow experiments and will be reported on separately. After a vertical flow of synthetic transport solution was set up under unsaturated conditions, a suite of conservative and chemically reactive radionuclide tracers was injected at volumetric flow rates of 20 mL/hr in the trial block, and 10 mL/hr in the 1-m{sup 3} block. The duration of the migration experiment in the trial block was 87 days, while the migration experiment in the 1-m{sup 3} block was continuing after 600 days. Results obtained from the migration experiment in the trial block showed that transport of {sup 95m+99}Tc, injected as the pertechnetate (an)ion, was slightly faster than that of the transport solution, using tritiated water ({sup 3}H{sub 2}O) as a flow indicator. Retardation of {sup 237}Np was consistent with that predicted from results obtained in supporting static batch sorption studies. Post-migration analysis of the flow field in the trial block showed that the front of the {sup 22}Na had migrated about half the distance through the block, and that {sup 60}Co and {sup 137}Cs had been retained near the inlet. This observation agrees qualitatively with that predicted from the results from static batch sorption studies. In the larger scale experiment, the transport behavior of Tc is very similar to that of the transport solution at this point in time. None of the other radionuclide tracers have been detected in water collected from this block. This observation is consistent with the observations for the smaller block. (author)

  13. The Study for Application of Residual Stress Improvement on 6 inch Pipe Butt Weld By MeSIA1

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    The welding procedure generates residual tensile stress at the inner region of pipe which is one of the factors contributing to some cracks such as Intergranular Stress Corrosion Cracking and Primary Water Corrosion Cracking in nuclear industry. There are some accidents in nuclear power plants due to those kinds of cracks. Nuclear power plants in Korea have also experience of PWSCC making big issue to have nuclear integrity. There are some technologies to mitigate or repair dissimilar metal weld related to Alloy 600. MeSIA is one of the mitigation technologies changing residual tensile stress to residual compressive stress in the weldment and heat-affected zone at the inner region of the pipe butt welds. The concept of this technology is to eliminate tensile stress by plastic deformation generated by mechanical pressure. To have optimum compressive stress, some major parameter combinations, distance, pressure width and loads, were found in which were mentioned at spring paper this year. This paper addresses the study for application of residual stress improvement. Two kinds of pipe, carbon seamless pipe and welded seamless pipe with carbon steel and stainless steel, were used to see the possibility. And finite element analysis was also performed. This study will be complete in 2012 when 29 inch mock-up test is completed. Therefore, the information shown in this paper is subject to adding data

  14. Research on Coiled Tubing (CT) Butt Welding Process and Properties of Welded Joint%连续管焊接工艺及接头性能研究

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    李霄; 石凯; 刘彦明; 王洪铎

    2012-01-01

    根据连续管结构特点开发了专用工装及优化的焊接工艺,并对焊接接头的强度、塑性、硬度、耐腐蚀性能进行了研究.结果表明,连续管对接接头的热影响区中总存在不同程度的软化,该软化区的存在使得接头断裂于焊缝附近,同时接头的强度降低.采用专门开发的水冷焊接工艺可以明显改善软化程度,接头强度下降幅度降低.接头的弯曲、压扁试验结果表明焊接接头具有良好的变形能力.在28%HCl模拟溶液中焊接接头的腐蚀速度很快,由于材质的不同及结构特点的影响,焊缝的腐蚀速度明显高于母材及热影响区.%According to structure characteristics of CT, the special welding fixture and optimized welding process were developed, and the properties of welded joint, such as strength, plasticity, hardness and corrosion resistance were researched. The results indicated that different degree softening always exist in HAZ of CT butt welded joints, the softening area make welded joint fracture appear nearby weld, and strength drop down. Adopting specially developed water cooling welding process can improve softening degree obviously, and decreasing range of welded joint strength is reduced. Welded joint bend and the flattening test results showed that welded joint is with perfect deformability. The corrosion rate of welded joint is very quick in 28%HC1 simulated solution. The corrosion rate of weld is higher than that of base metal and HAZ according to different material and characteristics.

  15. Effect of gradient thermal distribution on butt joining of magnesium alloy to steel with Cu–Zn alloy interlayer by hybrid laser–tungsten inert gas welding

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    Highlights: ► The gradient thermal distribution is put forward to affect butt joining. ► Butt joining of Mg alloy to steel is realized by hybrid welding with interlayer. ► The joint fracture happens in the Mg weld seam instead of the Mg/Fe interface. ► Metallurgical bonding is achieved. ► The tensile strength attains 203 MPa. -- Abstract: Experimental investigations on butt welding of magnesium alloy to steel by hybrid laser–tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding with Cu–Zn alloy interlayer are carried out. The results show that the gradient thermal distribution of hybrid laser–TIG welding, controlled by offset adjustment, has a noticeable effect on mechanical properties and microstructure of the joints. Particularly, at the offset of 0.2 mm, defect-free joints are obtained, and the tensile strength could attain a maximum value of 203 MPa. Moreover, the fracture of the joint with the 0.2 mm offset happens in the weld seam of Mg alloy instead of the Mg/Fe interface. Owning to the addition of the Cu–Zn alloy interlayer, a metallurgical bonding between Mg alloy and steel is achieved based on the formation of intermetallic compounds of CuMgZn and solid solutions of Cu and Al in Fe. Meanwhile, the same element distribution tendency of Fe and Al indicates the intimate interaction between Fe and Al in current experimental conditions.

  16. Development of radiographic technique for examining k-type butt weld

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    An attempt is made to develop a radiographic technique for examining K-type full penetration butt joints in heavy duty crane girders. The existing standard techniques of radiographic examination is found to be unsuitable to assess the internal defects properly. The examination technique reported here is successful in detecting not only the nature of the internal defects but also their degree of severities - from which clues for avoiding the most probable defects can be found out. The results of radiographic examination applied on the K-type butt joints of heavy duty crane girders have been discussed and it is specified that the acceptable limit of the defects must lie between 'blue' and 'green' according to the IIW colour code. Much work is yet to be done before standard specifications regarding the acceptibility of the defects in the actual job can be formulated. (author)

  17. Laser-based welding of 17-4 PH martensitic stainless steel in a tubular butt joint configuration with a built-in backing bar

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    Ma, Junjie; Atabaki, Mehdi Mazar; Liu, Wei; Pillai, Raju; Kumar, Biju; Vasudevan, Unnikrishnan; Kovacevic, Radovan

    2016-08-01

    Laser-based welding of thick 17-4 precipitation hardening (PH) martensitic stainless steel (SS) plates in a tubular butt joint configuration with a built-in backing bar is very challenging because the porosity and cracks are easily generated in the welds. The backing bar blocked the keyhole opening at the bottom surface through which the entrapped gas could escape, and the keyhole was unstable and collapsed overtime in a deep partially penetrated welding conditions resulting in the formation of pores easily. Moreover, the fast cooling rate prompted the ferrite transform to austenite which induced cracking. Two-pass welding procedure was developed to join 17-4 PH martensitic SS. The laser welding assisted by a filler wire, as the first pass, was used to weld the groove shoulder. The added filler wire could absorb a part of the laser beam energy; resulting in the decreased weld depth-to-width ratio and relieved intensive restraint at the weld root. A hybrid laser-arc welding or a gas metal arc welding (GMAW) was used to fill the groove as the second pass. Nitrogen was introduced to stabilize the keyhole and mitigate the porosity. Preheating was used to decrease the cooling rate and mitigate the cracking during laser-based welding of 17-4 PH martensitic SS plates.

  18. Evaluations of stress concentration at girth butt weld joint between straight pipe and elbow

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    The design of class 1 piping for nuclear plants is performed in accordance with the ASME B and PV Code Sec. Ill by rising stress index which have been defined at the center portion of elbow, since it has been generally believed that the highest stress will occur at this point. Consequently the stress evaluations at girth weld joint is riot recognized contrary to tire high stress concentration due to the weld irregularities. However, for LMFBR piping, especially under high temperature conditions the stress evaluations based on the index at the center portion of the elbow will not always provide conservative results from the piping design point of view, especially for fatigue, because it requires to evaluate the stress or strain range by multiplying the square of the stress or strain concentration factor. For thin wall and large diameter LMFBR piping the following four items provide significant effects on the stress and strain at the girth weld joint between straight pipe and elbow: stresses in weld joint due to ovalization of elbow, represented by 'carry over factor'; stress concentration due to weld Irregularities between straight pipe and elbow; gross structural discontinuity due to radial deflection caused by weld shrinkage at joint; increase of nominal stress due to decrease of nominal pipe wall thickness caused by counter bore machining. This report presents proposed design factors of above four items with the aim to use them in Monju FBR PHTS main piping and verify the structural integrity

  19. Corrosion Protection of the Zone of Thermal Action (Zone of Butt of Tubes While Welding) from the Inside When Laying Multifunctional Pipeline Systems

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    Glouschenkov, V. A.; Karpukhin, V. F.

    2008-01-01

    The work is aimed at handling a main problem of corrosion protection of the pipeline s interior section adjacent to a weld butt. It is proposed to execute fastening of elements of the protective system of pipes by application of the pulse-magnetic technology which has essential technical and economical advantages over other methods. Protection of end sections of pipes is performed by pulse-magnetic pressing-in of a bush made from stainless steel or by pulse-magnetic welding of rings from a pr...

  20. Simulation of the Thermal Process of Butt Welding of Polyethylene Pipes at Low Temperatures

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    Starostin, N. P.; Ammosova, O. A.

    2016-06-01

    A theoretical study has been made of the thermal process of welding polyethylene pipes for gas pipelines at low ambient air temperatures. The mathematical model used takes into account the heat of the phase transition in the temperature range, as well as the thermal effect of the fin formed by the slip. Computing experiments have shown that it is possible to control the temperature regime in welding at low ambient air temperatures and provide, in the thermal influence zone, the same change in the temperature field as at permissible air temperatures.

  1. F52法兰/X52接管环焊接头开裂原因浅析%Cracking Reason Analysis on Circumferential Welding Joints of F52 Flange and X52 Welded Pipe Butt Welding

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    牛靖; 刘迎来; 王鹏; 齐丽华; 冯耀荣; 吉玲康; 张建勋

    2011-01-01

    通过化学成分、微观组织、断口形貌分析等方法对某管线场站建设中F52法兰/X52接管环焊接头裂纹产生的原因进行了研究.结果表明,裂纹出现于打底焊缝F52法兰侧的近缝区,呈现出沿晶+穿晶的开裂形貌,属于焊接冷裂纹.打底焊法兰侧近缝区的粗大马氏体是裂纹产生的主要原因,焊接工艺不当是裂纹产生的直接诱因,控制F52法兰的化学成分和适当的打底焊前预热是防止该裂纹产生的主要途径.%The circumferential welding joints cracking reason of F52 flange and XS2 welded pipe butt welding in some pipeline station was analyzed by chemical composition analysis, microstructure observation and fracture appearance analysis. The results showed that the crack which appeared near weld zone of F52 flange side belongs to welding cold cracking during backing welding, because its fracture appearance presents intergranular and transgranular fracture. The coarse martensite near weld zone of flange side is main reason which leads to crack; the improper welding process is direct inducement for crack. Controlling chemical composition of F52 flange and preheating before backing welding are the principal methods to prevent cracks.

  2. Neuro-Fuzzy Model for the Prediction and Classification of the Fused Zone Levels of Imperfections in Ti6Al4V Alloy Butt Weld

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    Giuseppe Casalino

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Weld imperfections are tolerable defects as stated from the international standard. Nevertheless they can produce a set of drawbacks like difficulty to assembly, reworking, limited fatigue life, and surface imperfections. In this paper Ti6Al4V titanium butt welds were produced by CO2 laser welding. The following tolerable defects were analysed: weld undercut, excess weld metal, excessive penetration, incomplete filled groove, root concavity, and lack of penetration. A neuro-fuzzy model for the prediction and classification of the defects in the fused zone was built up using the experimental data. Weld imperfections were connected to the welding parameters by feed forward neural networks. Then the imperfections were clustered using the C-means fuzzy clustering algorithm. The clusters were named after the ISO standard classification of the levels of imperfection for electron and laser beam welding of aluminium alloys and steels. Finally, a single-value metric was proposed for the assessment of the overall bead geometry quality. It combined an index for each defect and functioned according to the criterion “the-smallest-the-best.”

  3. Optimal design for laser beam butt welding process parameter using artificial neural networks and genetic algorithm for super austenitic stainless steel

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    Sathiya, P.; Panneerselvam, K.; Soundararajan, R.

    2012-09-01

    Laser welding input parameters play a very significant role in determining the quality of a weld joint. The joint quality can be defined in terms of properties such as weld bead geometry, mechanical properties and distortion. Therefore, mechanical properties should be controlled to obtain good welded joints. In this study, the weld bead geometry such as depth of penetration (DP), bead width (BW) and tensile strength (TS) of the laser welded butt joints made of AISI 904L super austenitic stainless steel were investigated. Full factorial design was used to carry out the experimental design. Artificial Neural networks (ANN) program was developed in MatLab software to establish the relationships between the laser welding input parameters like beam power, travel speed and focal position and the three responses DP, BW and TS in three different shielding gases (Argon, Helium and Nitrogen). The established models were used for optimizing the process parameters using Genetic Algorithm (GA). Optimum solutions for the three different gases and their respective responses were obtained. Confirmation experiment has also been conducted to validate the optimized parameters obtained from GA.

  4. Characterization of Mg/Al butt joints welded by gas tungsten arc filling with Zn–29.5Al–0.5Ti filler metal

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    The multivariate alloying design of a welding joint is used in the Mg to Al welding process. A Zn–29.5Al–0.5Ti alloy is added as filler metal in gas tungsten arc welding of Mg and Al alloy joint based on the analysis of Al and Mg alloy characteristics. The tensile strength, microstructure, and phase constitution of the weld seam are analyzed. The formation of brittle and hard Mg–Al intermetallic compounds is avoided because of the effects of Zn, Al, and Ti. The average tensile strength of the joint is 148 MPa. Al3Ti is first precipitated and functions as the nucleus of heterogeneous nucleation during solidification. Moreover, the precipitated Al–MgZn2 hypoeutectic phase exhibited a feather-like structure, which enhances the property of the Mg–Al dissimilar joint. - Highlights: • Mg alloy AZ31B and Al alloy 6061 are butt welded by fusion welding. • The effect of Ti in filler metal is investigated. • The formation of Mg–Al intermetallic compounds is avoided

  5. Modelling and Pareto optimization of mechanical properties of friction stir welded AA7075/AA5083 butt joints using neural network and particle swarm algorithm

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    Highlights: ► Defect-free friction stir welds have been produced for AA5083-O/AA7075-O. ► Back-propagation was sufficient for predicting hardness and tensile strength. ► A hybrid multi-objective algorithm is proposed to deal with this MOP. ► Multi-objective particle swarm optimization was used to find the Pareto solutions. ► TOPSIS is used to rank the given alternatives of the Pareto solutions. -- Abstract: Friction Stir Welding (FSW) has been successfully used to weld similar and dissimilar cast and wrought aluminium alloys, especially for aircraft aluminium alloys, that generally present with low weldability by the traditional fusion welding process. This paper focuses on the microstructural and mechanical properties of the Friction Stir Welding (FSW) of AA7075-O to AA5083-O aluminium alloys. Weld microstructures, hardness and tensile properties were evaluated in as-welded condition. Tensile tests indicated that mechanical properties of the joint were better than in the base metals. An Artificial Neural Network (ANN) model was developed to simulate the correlation between the Friction Stir Welding parameters and mechanical properties. Performance of the ANN model was excellent and the model was employed to predict the ultimate tensile strength and hardness of butt joint of AA7075–AA5083 as functions of weld and rotational speeds. The multi-objective particle swarm optimization was used to obtain the Pareto-optimal set. Finally, the Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to the Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) was applied to determine the best compromised solution.

  6. Mechanical properties of high manganese non-magnetic steel and carbon steel welded butt joints. 1. Investigation for applying dissimilar materials to steel structures

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    Mechanical properties of the dissimilar materials welded butt joints between high manganese non-magnetic steels and carbon steels (referred to as DMW joints) were investigated for applying to steel structures. The SS400 is used as the carbon steel. The DMW joints, in which weld defects such as an incomplete penetration, blowhole and crack were not found, were shown to be of good quality. The tensile strength in the DMW joints was 10 (%) higher than that of the carbon steel. In the bend tests, the DMW joints showed good ductility, without cracks. The Charpy absorbed energy at 0 (degC) of the DMW joints was over 120 (J) at the bond where it seems to be the lowest. Significant hardening or softening was not detected in the heat affected zone. (author)

  7. Butt welding characteristics of austenitic 304 stainless steel using a continuous wave Nd:YAG laser beam

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    Laser beam welding is increasingly being used in welding of structural steels. The laser welding process is one of the most advanced manufacturing technologies owing to its high speed and deep penetration. The thermal cycles associated with laser welding are generally much faster than those involved in conventional arc welding processes, leading to a rather small weld zone. Experiments are performed for 304 stainless steel plates changing several process parameters such as laser power, welding speed, shielding gas flow rate, presence of surface pollution, with fixed or variable gap and misalignment between the similar and dissimilar plates, etc. The following conclusions can be drawn that laser power and welding speed have a pronounced effect on size and shape of the fusion zone. Increase in welding speed resulted in an increase in weld depth/ aspect ratio and hence a decease in the fusion zone size. The penetration depth increased with the increase in laser power

  8. Effect of laser beam position on mechanical properties of F82H/SUS316L butt-joint welded by fiber laser

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    Highlights: • The micro hardness of weld metal in F82H/SUS316L joint partially decreases after PWHT by shifting beam position to SUS316L. • Charpy impact energy of F82H/SUS316L joint obviously increases after PWHT due to the release of residual stress. • The tensile strength of weld metal in F82H/SUS316L joint is higher than that of SUS316L. • The fiber laser welding seems to be one of the most candidate methods to join between F82H and SUS316L pipes practically. - Abstract: A dissimilar butt-joint between reduced activation ferritic/martensitic steel F82H and SUS316L austenitic stainless steel was made by 4 kW fiber laser and the influence of laser beam position on its mechanical properties before and after post-weld heat treatment (PWHT) was examined at room temperature. From the nano-indentation measurements and the microstructural observations, it is found that the micro hardness of weld metal partially decreases after PWHT by shifting beam position to SUS316L because its phase seems to move from only the martensitic phase to the mixture of austenitic and martensitic phases. In addition, Charpy impact test suggests that the impact energy slightly increases by shifting beam position before PWHT and obviously increases after PWHT due to the release of residual stress. Moreover, the tensile test indicates that the tensile strength of weld metal is higher than that of SUS316L and the fracture occurs at the base metal of SUS316L regardless of laser beam position

  9. Effect of laser beam position on mechanical properties of F82H/SUS316L butt-joint welded by fiber laser

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    Serizawa, Hisashi, E-mail: serizawa@jwri.osaka-u.ac.jp [Joining and Welding Research Institute, Osaka University, 11-1 Mihogaoka, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan); Mori, Daiki; Ogiwara, Hiroyuki; Mori, Hiroaki [Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)

    2014-10-15

    Highlights: • The micro hardness of weld metal in F82H/SUS316L joint partially decreases after PWHT by shifting beam position to SUS316L. • Charpy impact energy of F82H/SUS316L joint obviously increases after PWHT due to the release of residual stress. • The tensile strength of weld metal in F82H/SUS316L joint is higher than that of SUS316L. • The fiber laser welding seems to be one of the most candidate methods to join between F82H and SUS316L pipes practically. - Abstract: A dissimilar butt-joint between reduced activation ferritic/martensitic steel F82H and SUS316L austenitic stainless steel was made by 4 kW fiber laser and the influence of laser beam position on its mechanical properties before and after post-weld heat treatment (PWHT) was examined at room temperature. From the nano-indentation measurements and the microstructural observations, it is found that the micro hardness of weld metal partially decreases after PWHT by shifting beam position to SUS316L because its phase seems to move from only the martensitic phase to the mixture of austenitic and martensitic phases. In addition, Charpy impact test suggests that the impact energy slightly increases by shifting beam position before PWHT and obviously increases after PWHT due to the release of residual stress. Moreover, the tensile test indicates that the tensile strength of weld metal is higher than that of SUS316L and the fracture occurs at the base metal of SUS316L regardless of laser beam position.

  10. Project of integrity assessment of flawed components with structural discontinuity (IAF). Data book for residual stress analysis in weld joint. Butt weld joint of small diameter cylinder (4B Sch40)

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    The project of Integrity Assessment of Flawed Components with Structural Discontinuity (IAF) was entrusted to Japan Power Engineering and Inspection Corporation (JAPEIC) from Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) and started from FY 2001. And then, it was taken over to Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization (JNES) which was established in October 2003 and carried out until FY 2007. In the IAF project, weld joints between nickel based alloys and low alloy steels around penetrations in reactor vessel, safe-end of nozzles and shroud supports were selected from among components and pipe arrangements in nuclear power plants, where high residual stresses were generated due to welding and complex structure. Residual stresses around of the weld joints were estimated by finite element analysis method (FEM) with a general modeling method, then the reasonability and the conservativeness was evaluated. In addition, for postulated surface crack of stress corrosion cracking (SCC), a simple calculation method of stress intensity factor (K) required to estimate the crack growth was proposed and the effectiveness was confirmed. JNES compiled results of the IAF project into Data Books of Residual Stress Analysis of Weld Joint, and Data Book of Simplified Stress Intensity Factor Calculation for Penetration of Reactor as typical Structure Discontinuity, respectively. Data Books of Residual Stress Analysis in Weld Joint. 1. Butt Weld joint of Small Diameter Cylinder (4B Sch40) (JNES-RE-2012-0005), 2, Dissimilar Metal Weld Joint in Safe End (One-Side Groove Joint (JNES-RE-2012-0006), 3. Dissimilar Metal Weld Joint in Safe End (Large Diameter Both-Side Groove Joint) (JNES-RE-2012-0007), 4. Weld Joint around Penetrations in Reactor Vessel (Insert Joint) (JNES-RE-2012-0008), 5. Weld Joint in Shroud Support (H8, H9, H10 and H11 Welds) (JNES-RE-2012-0009), 6. Analysis Model of Dissimilar Metal Weld Joint Applied Post Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT) (JNES-RE-2012-0010). Data Book of

  11. 大板梁翼板对接焊缝的超声波检测%Ultrasonic Testing on Butt Weld of Wing Plate of Main Girder

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    唐垚; 喻星星

    2015-01-01

    The ultrasonic testing method of the butt weld of the wing plate with a thickness of 140 mm of the main girder in the utility boiler is introduced. The selection of the probe, the determination of the scanning method in the detection process and the method for depicting the DAC curve using the CSK-Ⅳ test block are mainly discussed.%介绍了电站锅炉大板梁140 mm厚翼板对接焊缝的超声波检测方法. 主要论述了检测过程中探头的选取、 扫查方式的确定以及利用CSK-Ⅳ试块制作DAC曲线的方法.

  12. The Effect of Ultrasonic Peening on Service Life of the Butt-Welded High-Temperature Steel Pipes

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    Daavari, Morteza; Vanini, Seyed Ali Sadough

    2015-09-01

    Residual stresses introduced by manufacturing processes such as casting, forming, machining, and welding have harmful effects on the mechanical behavior of the structures. In addition to the residual stresses, weld toe stress concentration can play a determining effect. There are several methods to improve the mechanical properties such as fatigue behavior of the welded structures. In this paper, the effects of ultrasonic peening on the fatigue life of the high-temperature seamless steel pipes, used in the petrochemical environment, have been investigated. These welded pipes are fatigued due to thermal and mechanical loads caused by the cycle of cooling, heating, and internal pressure fluctuations. Residual stress measurements, weld geometry estimation, electrochemical evaluations, and metallography investigations were done as supplementary examinations. Results showed that application of ultrasonic impact treatment has led to increased fatigue life, fatigue strength, and corrosion resistance of A106-B welded steel pipes in petrochemical corrosive environment.

  13. Parameters optimization of hybrid fiber laser-arc butt welding on 316L stainless steel using Kriging model and GA

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    Gao, Zhongmei; Shao, Xinyu; Jiang, Ping; Cao, Longchao; Zhou, Qi; Yue, Chen; Liu, Yang; Wang, Chunming

    2016-09-01

    It is of great significance to select appropriate welding process parameters for obtaining optimal weld geometry in hybrid laser-arc welding. An integrated optimization approach by combining Kriging model and GA is proposed to optimize process parameters. A four-factor, five-level experiment using Taguchi L25 is conducted considering laser power (P), welding current (A), distance between laser and arc (D) and traveling speed (V). Kriging model is adopted to approximate the relationship between process parameters and weld geometry, namely depth of penetration (DP), bead width (BW) and bead reinforcement (BR). The constructed Kriging model was used for parameters optimization by GA to maximize DP, minimize BW and ensure BR at a desired value. The effects of process parameters on weld geometry are analyzed. Microstructure and micro-hardness are also discussed. Verification experiments demonstrate that the obtained optimum values are in good agreement with experimental results.

  14. A Combined Experimental/Computational Analysis of the Butt-Friction-Stir-Welded AA2139-T8 Joints

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    Grujicic, M.; Snipes, J. S.; Ramaswami, S.; Yen, C.-F.

    2016-07-01

    Combined experimental and computational investigations are carried out of the mechanical properties of materials residing in different weld zones of friction stir-welded (FSW) joints of thick plates of AA2139-T8. The experimental portion of the work comprised (a) identification of the weld zones within the FSW joints, through the use of optical-microscopy characterization of a transverse section; (b) validation of the weld zones identified in (a) via the generation of a micro-hardness field over the same transverse section; (c) extracting and subsequently testing miniature tensile specimens from different weld zones; and (d) extracting and testing a larger-size tensile specimen spanning transversely the FSW weld. The computational portion of the work comprised (i) validation of the mechanical properties, as determined experimentally using the miniature tensile specimens, of the material residing within different zones of the FSW joint; and (ii) clarification of the benefits yielded by the knowledge of the local material properties within the FSW joint. These benefits arise from the fact that (a) joint mechanical properties are generally inferior to those of the base metal; (b) the width of the weld in thick metallic-armor is often comparable to the armor thickness, and therefore may represent a significant portion of the armor exposed-surface area; and (c) modeling of the weld-material structural response under loading requires the availability of high-fidelity/validated material constitutive models, and the development of such models requires knowledge of the local weld-material mechanical properties.

  15. CT80连续油管TIG焊对接接头热循环过程研究%Welding Thermal Cycle of CT 80 Coiled Tube Butt Joint by TIG Welding

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    李霄; 石凯; 王洪铎; 李洁

    2011-01-01

    采用热电偶多点同步测量的方法研究r CT80连续油管对接接头的焊接热循环过程结果表明,由于CT80连续油管管径小,焊接热累积效应明显,热影响区中总是存在不问程度的软化区,为获得良好的焊接接头性能,在制定焊接工艺时,应避免热量的过分集中,从而减小软化的幅度及范围.%The thermal cycle during butt welding was studied by thermocouple and multi-point synchronized measuring technique. The results show that CT80 is very sensitive to welding heat, and the heat accumulation is obvious for mini-dimension coiled tubing, different degree of softening always exist in HAZ. In order to get good properties, the strength matching should be pay more attention during welding process setting, to avoid welding heat assembly for reducing the softening scale and degree.

  16. Method and equipment for measurement of residual stresses in erection welded butts of pipelines made of clad steel

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    Investigations into determination of residual stresses on welded joints of pipelines of 34 mm thick 22 K pearlitic steel cladded with a 4 mm thick layer of chromium-nickel steel are conducted under mounting at the Kursk NPP. Mounting welded joints of the pipelines of clad steel are under the effect of residual stresses, particularly, joints of tube-knee type, where the level of residual stresses reaches 450-550 MPa. Repair of mounting welded joints of pipeles of clad steel is stated to result in increase of residual stresses on the surface of the joints

  17. High-temperature creep rupture of low alloy ferritic steel butt-welded pipes subjected to combined internal pressure and end loadings.

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    Vakili-Tahami, F; Hayhurst, D R; Wong, M T

    2005-11-15

    Constitutive equations are reviewed and presented for low alloy ferritic steels which undergo creep deformation and damage at high temperatures; and, a thermodynamic framework is provided for the deformation rate potentials used in the equations. Finite element continuum damage mechanics studies have been carried out using these constitutive equations on butt-welded low alloy ferritic steel pipes subjected to combined internal pressure and axial loads at 590 and 620 degrees C. Two dominant modes of failure have been identified: firstly, fusion boundary failure at high stresses; and, secondly, Type IV failure at low stresses. The stress level at which the switch in failure mechanism takes place has been found to be associated with the relative creep resistance and lifetimes, over a wide range of uniaxial stresses, for parent, heat affected zone, Type IV and weld materials. The equi-biaxial stress loading condition (mean diameter stress equal to the axial stress) has been confirmed to be the worst loading condition. For this condition, simple design formulae are proposed for both 590 and 620 degrees C. PMID:16243708

  18. Application of new GMAW welding methods used in prefabrication of P92 (X10CrWMoVNb9-2) pipe butt welds

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    Urzynicok, Michal [Boiler Elements Factory ' ZELKOT' , Koszecin (Poland); Kwiecinski, Krzysztof; Slania, Jacek [Instytut Spawalnictwa, Gliwice (Poland); Szubryt, Marian [TUEV Nord, Katowice (Poland)

    2010-07-01

    Welding of collector pipes, flat heads, dished ends and connector pipes performed with high temperature and creep-resistant steels most often has been performed using TIG process combined with MMA processes. Progress in MAG process and availability of high quality filler materials (solid wires) enables welding of the above connections also using this method. In order to prove its efficiency, this article presents the results of related tests. The range of tests was similar to that applied during the qualification of welding technology. The investigation also involved microscopic and fractographic examinations. The results reveal that welding with new methods such as GMAW is by no means inferior to a currently applied MMA method yet the time of the process is shorter by 50%. The article present the world's first known positive results in welding of P92 grade steel using GMAW welding method. (orig.)

  19. Effect of Included Angle in V-Groove Butt Joints on Shrinkages in Submerged Arc Welding Process

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    N. Lakshmana Swamy; G. MAHENDRAMANI

    2012-01-01

    The problems of distortion, residual stresses and reduced strength of structure in and around a welded joint are of major concern in the shipbuilding industry and in other similar manufacturing industries. The predictions of the degree of shrinkages in ship panels due to welding are of great importance from the point of view of dimensional control and it is important to analyze transverse and longitudinal shrinkage. This paper deals with the experimental analysis of transverse and longitudina...

  20. Numerical Modelling Of Thermal And Structural Phenomena In Yb:YAG Laser Butt-Welded Steel Elements

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    Kubiak M.; Piekarska W.; Stano S.; Saternus Z.

    2015-01-01

    The numerical model of thermal and structural phenomena is developed for the analysis of Yb:YAG laser welding process with the motion of the liquid material in the welding pool taken into account. Temperature field and melted material velocity field in the fusion zone are obtained from the numerical solution of continuum mechanics equations using Chorin projection method and finite volume method. Phase transformations in solid state are analyzed during heating and cooling using classical mode...

  1. Porosity evolution in aluminum alloy 2024 bop and butt defocused welding by Yb-YAG disk laser

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    Alfieri, Vittorio; Cardaropoli, Francesco; Caiazzo, Fabrizia; Sergi, Vincenzo

    2011-01-01

    In many industrial applications, in order to obtain good results in laser welding processes, it may not be sufficient to use a focused beam on the upper surface, so a defocused beam is required instead. This study aims to investigate which advantages a defocused beam may offer in welding aluminum alloy 2024 using Yb:YAG disk laser. A characterization of laser beam geometry is preliminary necessary, in order to correlate bead features and effective specific energy provided. Porosity content de...

  2. X80长输油气管道闪光对接焊技术研究%Research on Flash Butt Welding Process of X80 Long-distance Oil and Gas Pipeline

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    高建文; 胡建春; 宋晞明; 李洁; 傅建楠

    2015-01-01

    According to the welding quality requirements of long-distance oil and gas pipeline construction, the flash butt welding process of X80 pipeline steel was studied. Through analyzing the chemical composition and mechanical properties, combined with the selected welding process and welding method, the welding was carried out for X80 pipeline steel, and the mechanical properties of its welded joints were tested. The results showed that the flash butt welding performance of X80 steel is very good, and the strength, hardness and low temperature toughness can meet the safety requirement of X80 grade pipeline steel. The welding method and the technological parameters can be used for site welding.%针对长输油气管道建设对焊接质量的要求,对X80管线钢的闪光对接焊工艺进行了研究。通过对长输管道用X80管线钢化学成分及力学性能进行分析,结合选定的焊接方法和焊接工艺,对该管线钢进行了焊接,并对其焊接接头的力学性能进行了测试。结果表明,闪光对接焊得到的焊接接头性能良好,接头的强度、硬度、韧性等性能均满足X80管线钢管的安全要求。所选用的焊接方法和工艺参数可用于该管材的现场焊接。

  3. Numerical Modelling Of Thermal And Structural Phenomena In Yb:YAG Laser Butt-Welded Steel Elements

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    Kubiak M.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The numerical model of thermal and structural phenomena is developed for the analysis of Yb:YAG laser welding process with the motion of the liquid material in the welding pool taken into account. Temperature field and melted material velocity field in the fusion zone are obtained from the numerical solution of continuum mechanics equations using Chorin projection method and finite volume method. Phase transformations in solid state are analyzed during heating and cooling using classical models of the kinetics of phase transformations as well as CTA and CCT diagrams for welded steel. The interpolated heat source model is developed in order to reliably reflect the real distribution of Yb:YAG laser power obtained by experimental research on the laser beam profile.

  4. Assessment of Weld Overlays for Mitigating Primary Water Stress Corrosion Cracking at Nickel Alloy Butt Welds in Piping Systems Approved for Leak-Before-Break

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    Sullivan, Edward J.; Anderson, Michael T.

    2012-08-01

    This TLR provides an assessment of weld overlays as a mitigation strategy for PWSCC, and includes an assessment of the WOL-related inspection requirements of Code Case N-770-1, as conditioned in §50.55a.

  5. Experience gained in field welding of pipe butt welds utilising the orbital-MAG process. Erfahrungen mit dem Metall-Aktivgas-Orbital-Schweissen von Rundnaehten im Feld

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    Hess, H. (Mannesmann Anlagenbau AG, Stuttgart (Germany, F.R.)); Wellnitz, G. (Mannesmann Anlagenbau AG, Duesseldorf (Germany, F.R.))

    For the field welding of a pipe gas storage consisting of nine 318 m pipe lengths of 2520 mm o.d. with 23 mm wall thickness, the orbital-MAG process was successfully applied. Utilising the stovepipe welding technique with cellulose type electrodes for root and hotpass, the fill and cap layers were applied with the mechanised orbital-MAG process. Optimal joint fit and weld bead sequence led to economies in costs and preparation. The safety of the process is demonstrated in the mechanical test results obtained in the procedure qualification tests together with the NDE results from the field welds. The final, hydrostatic, acceptance test was performed under a pressure of 65 bar. No defects were observed. (orig.).

  6. The non-destructive examination of butt-fillet tube-to-tubeplate welds for sodium-heated steam generators

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    The paper describes the inspection techniques which have been developed at Risley Nuclear Laboratories over the last decade for the tube-to-tubeplate welds in the sodium heated evaporator units of the Prototype Fast Reactor at Dounreay, Caithness, Scotland. These techniques include radiography for the fabrication inspection, magnetic crack detection for failure investigations and ultrasonic inservice inspection techniques. A computerised data recording system is also described for the inservice inspection techniques. (author)

  7. Multi-objective optimization of weld geometry in hybrid fiber laser-arc butt welding using Kriging model and NSGA-II

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    Gao, Zhongmei; Shao, Xinyu; Jiang, Ping; Wang, Chunming; Zhou, Qi; Cao, Longchao; Wang, Yilin

    2016-06-01

    An integrated multi-objective optimization approach combining Kriging model and non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm-II (NSGA-II) is proposed to predict and optimize weld geometry in hybrid fiber laser-arc welding on 316L stainless steel in this paper. A four-factor, five-level experiment using Taguchi L25 orthogonal array is conducted considering laser power ( P), welding current ( I), distance between laser and arc ( D) and traveling speed ( V). Kriging models are adopted to approximate the relationship between process parameters and weld geometry, namely depth of penetration (DP), bead width (BW) and bead reinforcement (BR). NSGA-II is used for multi-objective optimization taking the constructed Kriging models as objective functions and generates a set of optimal solutions with pareto-optimal front for outputs. Meanwhile, the main effects and the first-order interactions between process parameters are analyzed. Microstructure is also discussed. Verification experiments demonstrate that the optimum values obtained by the proposed integrated Kriging model and NSGA-II approach are in good agreement with experimental results.

  8. 海洋隔水管对接环焊缝接头高周疲劳性能研究%Research on High Cycle Fatigue Property for Butt Circumferential Weld of Marine Riser

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    余钊辉; 党恩; 朱安达; 杨龙; 张建勋

    2013-01-01

    The four-point bend fatigue test method was used to measure the high cycle fatigue property of marine riser X80/X80J butt circumferential weld. The influence on crack initiation location of stress concentration,microstructure and hardness was analyzed comprehensively. The results showed that the fatigue crack of welded joint with weld reinforcement initiates from toes, and then extends to the heat affected zone from the weld reinforcement,while the crack initiates from weld and propagates along the weld without reinforcement. The stress concentration caused by the weld reinforcement is the main factor to reduce the welded joint fatigue performance. The fatigue limit of welded joint is 216 MPa for with reinforcement and 400 MPa for without the weld reinforcement.%采用四点弯曲疲劳试验法,测试了海洋隔水管道X80/X80J对接环焊缝高周疲劳性能。综合分析了应力集中、显微组织和硬度对裂纹萌生位置的影响。结果表明,有余高焊接接头疲劳裂纹在焊趾处萌生并向热影响区扩展,去除余高的焊接接头疲劳裂纹从焊缝处萌生并沿焊缝扩展;焊缝余高引起的应力集中是降低焊接接头疲劳性能的主要因素,有余高焊接接头的疲劳极限为216 MPa,去除余高的焊接接头疲劳极限为400 MPa。

  9. 深海脐带缆内套钢管全位置脉冲TIG对接焊研究%Research on Full Position Pulse TIG Butt Welding of Steel Pipes in Deep-sea Umbilical Cable

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    杜兴吉; 夏正文; 王坤

    2014-01-01

    深海脐带缆是连接上部控制装置和海底生产系统的生命线,其内每根由数十至数百根钢管对接焊成的内套钢管质量必须是无懈可击的。由于管-管对接焊接时存在特殊性,在焊接过程中较容易出现焊接缺陷,严重影响到整个脐带缆的工作性能。通过大量试验,对每根长12~40 m的钢管进行精密组对,并采用全位置脉冲TIG焊技术对无法转动的小直径钢管环缝进行焊接,焊接采用TIG焊一次焊接成形,确定了最佳的焊接工艺规范参数,获得了焊缝表面成形美观、根部焊透性好、接头质量可靠等性能优良的焊接接头。%The deep sea umbilical cable is the lifeline for connecting the topside control facilities and the undersea production system;the quality of each steel pipe in umbilical cable which consists of tens to hundreds of steel pipe butt welding must be impeccable. Because the particularity exists in tube-tube butt welding, the welding defects occur easily in welding course, which seriously affects the working performance of umbilical cable. Through a large number of tests, during precision group for each 12 m to 40 m steel pipe, the circumferential weld of small diameter steel pipe of unable to rotate was welded by full position pulse TIG welding process. It determined the best welding procedure specification parameters, and obtained perfect welded joints with good weld profile, good penetrability and excellent quality.

  10. 20钢玻璃内衬防腐管与304不锈钢管对接工艺分析%Study on Butt Welding Process of 20 Steel Glass Lining Anticorrosion Tube and 304 Stainless Steel Pipe

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    赵泽敬; 赵志彬; 毛习飞; 王志文

    2015-01-01

    对于20钢玻璃内衬防腐管与304不锈钢钢管对接选用和耐蚀堆焊层相同的材料AT-ERNi625焊丝进行打底,填充盖面分别选择了AT-ERNi625焊丝和304焊丝,采用拉伸、弯曲试验、显微硬度试验测试焊接接头力学性能;通过扫描电镜、光学显微镜对焊缝断口及显微组织进行分析。结果表明,焊缝抗拉强度大于20钢抗拉强度,其显微硬度从母材到焊缝,从盖面层到打底层都呈现下降趋势,其力学性能满足使用要求;在母材20钢一侧出现了脱碳层,焊缝一侧出现增碳层,焊缝中的组织主要是少量的针状铁素体和奥氏体。%For 20 steel glass lining anticorrosion tube and 304 stainless steel pipe butt welding, it selected AT-ERNi625 welding wire to conduct backing, which is the same material as corrosion resistant surfacing layer. Filling and covering respectively chose ERNi625 welding wire and 304 welding wire. The mechanical properties of welded joints were tested by tensile test and microhardness test, and the weld fracture and microstructure were analyzed by scanning electron microscope, optical microscope. The results indicated that the tensile strength of weld is higher than that of 20 steel, and the microhardness present a downward trend from base metal to weld, from covering welding layer to backing layer. The mechanical properties can meet application requirements. The decarburization layer appeared at the side of the parent metal 20 steel, and recarburization layer appeared at the side of weld. The organization in weld mainly consist of a small amount of acicular ferrite and austenite.

  11. 特高压钢管塔对接环焊缝超声波检测影响因素分析%Influence Factors Analysis on Ultrasonic Testing of Ultra High Voltage(UHV) Steel Pipe Tower Butt Circumferential Weld

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    王国俊; 武英利; 韩晋锋

    2015-01-01

    特高压钢管塔对接环焊缝的超声波检测,依据 GB/T 11345和Q/GDW 707进行检测。由于钢管塔构件和焊缝的错边、余高和焊缝宽度等情况,易导致检测误判。对钢管塔法兰-钢管对接环焊缝超声波检测若干影响因素进行了分析,提出了识别和判定方法,可以实现对钢管塔对接环焊缝焊接质量的有效控制。%According to the criteria of GB/T 11345 and Q/GDW 707, ultrasonic testing was applied into butt circumferential weld of UHV steel tower. Weld offset,reinforcement,weld width of steel tower may lead to misjudgments of ultrasonic testing. In this paper, aiming to the analysis on the influence factors of steel tower flange and butt circumferential weld on exact implementation of ultrasonic testing, the methods of distinguish and judgment of ultrasonic testing were put forward. It can realize efficient controlling of welding quality for steel tower butt circumferential weld.

  12. Butt Joint Tool Commissioning

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    Martovetsky, N N

    2007-12-06

    ITER Central Solenoid uses butt joints for connecting the pancakes in the CS module. The principles of the butt joining of the CICC were developed by the JAPT during CSMC project. The difference between the CSMC butt joint and the CS butt joint is that the CS butt joint is an in-line joint, while the CSMC is a double joint through a hairpin jumper. The CS butt joint has to carry the hoop load. The straight length of the joint is only 320 mm, and the vacuum chamber around the joint has to have a split in the clamp shell. These requirements are challenging. Fig.1 presents a CSMC joint, and Fig.2 shows a CS butt joint. The butt joint procedure was verified and demonstrated. The tool is capable of achieving all specified parameters. The vacuum in the end was a little higher than the target, which is not critical and readily correctable. We consider, tentatively that the procedure is established. Unexpectedly, we discover significant temperature nonuniformity in the joint cross section, which is not formally a violation of the specs, but is a point of concern. All testing parameters are recorded for QA purposes. We plan to modify the butt joining tool to improve its convenience of operation and provide all features necessary for production of butt joints by qualified personnel.

  13. Evaluación del comportamiento a fatiga de una unión soldada a tope de acero AISI 1015//Evaluation of the fatigue behaviour of a butt welded joint of AISI 1015 steel

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    Pavel Michel Almaguer‐Zaldivar

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Las uniones soldadas son un componente importante de una estructura, por lo que siempre es necesario conocer la respuesta de las mismas sometidas a cargas cíclicas. El objetivo de este trabajo es obtener la curva S-N de una unión soldada a tope de acero AISI 1015 y electrodo E6013 como material de aporte. Los ensayos a fatiga se realizaron de acuerdo a la norma ASTM en una máquina universal MTS810. Se utilizaron probetas de sección rectangular. El ciclo de carga fueasimétrico a tracción, con un coeficiente de asimetría de 0,1. Se obtuvo que la unión estudiada tiene un límite de resistencia a la fatiga de 178 MPa, a un punto de corte de 2 039 093 ciclos.Palabras claves: unión soldada, fatiga, curva S-N, AISI 1015, electrodo E6013._______________________________________________________________________________AbstractWelded joints are an important component in structures, by this reason is necessary to know the behaviour of these elements under cyclic loads. The objective of this work is to obtain the S-N curve of the butt welded joint of AISI 1015 steel and electrode E6013 as the contribution material. Fatiguetest was realized within the ASTM standard in the MTS810 testing machine. Rectangular cross section specimens was used. Cyclic loads was asymmetric tensile and the asymmetry ratio used was 0,1. In this study was obtained the fatigue limit equal to 178 MPa, at the cut point of 2 039 093 cycles.Key words: welded joint, fatigue, S-N curve, AISI 1015 steel, electrode E6013.

  14. Direct measurement of the residual stresses near a 'boat-shaped' repair in a 20 mm thick stainless steel tube butt weld

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    Neutron diffraction measurements have been performed to quantify directly the three-dimensional residual stress field in a stainless steel pipe girth weld containing a part-circumference weld repair. Adjacent to the repair, the measured through-wall axial stress profile was found to be membrane in character and of tensile magnitude equal to about 60% of the base metal 1% proof stress. The measurements show that the repair procedure substantially increased axial and hydrostatic components of residual stress in the neighbouring heat-affected zone

  15. A final report on the performance achieved by non-destructive testing of defective butt welds in 50mm thick Type 316 stainless steel

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    This report concludes a programme of work started approximately eight years ago to fabricate deliberately defective austenitic downhand welds in 50 mm thick Type 316 plate and then to examine them non-destructively under ideal laboratory conditions. After completing and reporting the Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), the specimens were subjected to detailed metallography to locate, identify and size all the planned and unplanned flaws in the welds. The report gives the final analysis of this exercise on the relative merits of X-radiography, pulse echo ultrasonics and the time-of-flight technique for the detection, location and sizing of weld flaws. It was found that X-radiography and pulse echo ultrasonics were the best techniques for flaw detection but neither technique was reliable for flaw sizing. The time-of-flight technique provided accurate sizing data but the location of the flaws had to be known to identify the diffracted signals from the extremities of the flaws due to the poor signal to noise ratio. Observations are also reported on the fabrication of deliberately defective austenitic welds for use as reference specimens in the FR programme. (author)

  16. Ultrasonic systems for examining butt-fillet tube to tube plate welds in the evaporators of the Dounreay Prototype Fast Reactor

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    Ultrasonic techniques and comprehensive data recording systems are described which have been developed for the in-service inspection of the tube to tube plate welds in the evaporator steam generator units of the Prototype Fast Reactor at Dounreay, Caithness, Scotland

  17. Coyote Buttes Report

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report is the result of a study commencing July 3, 1970 and ending August 20 1970. The study area was the Coyote Buttes Field just east of refuge headquarters....

  18. Joint Performance for Laser Cutting-welding of Zinc-coated Tailored Blanks

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    WANG Chunming; HU Lunji; LIU Jianhua; HU Xiyuan; DU Hanbin

    2005-01-01

    The process of laser butt welding of zinc-coated steel ( SGCD3 and WLZn ) blanks was presented, whose edges were prepared by laser cutting. The properties of the butt joints, such as tensile strength, bending, stamping, weld shape, and corrosion- resistant were tested. The experiments of laser cutting and welding were carried out on a custom-made system designed, which is a set of equipment for wide sheet butt welding based on a laser cutting-welding combination process. The experiments proved the technological feasibility of laser butt welding for thin zinc coated steel sheets whose edges were prepared by laser cutting on the same equipment.

  19. The effect of thermal properties and weld efficiency on residual stresses in welding

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    E. Armentani; Esposito, R.; R. Sepe

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: A parametric model is adopted and the technique of element “birth and death” is used to estimate theeffect of thermal properties and weld efficiency on residual stresses in butt weld joints.Design/methodology/approach: Residual stresses and distortions on butt welded joints are numericallyevaluated by means of finite element method. The FE analysis allows to highlight and evaluate the stress fieldand its gradient around the fusion zone of welded joints, higher than any other located ...

  20. Welding.

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    Cowan, Earl; And Others

    The curriculum guide for welding instruction contains 16 units presented in six sections. Each unit is divided into the following areas, each of which is color coded: terminal objectives, specific objectives, suggested activities, and instructional materials; information sheet; transparency masters; assignment sheet; test; and test answers. The…

  1. Friction stir welding of 6061 aluminium alloy

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    6061 AA (Al-Mg-Si alloy) has gathered wide acceptance in the fabrication of light weight structures requiring a high strength-to-weight ratio and good corrosion resistance such as marine frames, pipelines, storage tanks, and aircraft components [1]. It is also used for the manufacturing of fuel elements in the nuclear research reactors. Compared to many of the fusion welding processes that are routinely used for joining structural alloys, friction stir welding (FSW) is a solid state joining process in which the material that is being welded is not melted and recast [2]. The welding parameters such as tool rotational speed, welding traverse speed, and tool profile play a major role in deciding the weld quality. Several FSW tools (differ from each other in pin angle, shoulder diameter, and shoulder concavity) have been used to fabricate a number of joints in order to obtain a tool with which a sound weld can be produced. It was found that the FSW tool with tapered cone pin, concave shoulder, and shoulder diameter equal to four times the welded plate thickness is suitable to produce a sound weld. The effect of the traverse speed on the global and local tensile properties of friction stir welded joints has been investigated in the 6061-T6 AA. The global tensile properties of the FSW joints were improved with increasing the traverse speed at constant rotation rate. It is found that the global tensile strength of the FSW joint is limited by the local tensile strength of the nearest region to the weld center at which the cross section is composed mainly of the HAZ. The effect of the initial butt surface on the formation of the zigzag line on the tensile properties of the welds was examined by using three types of welding samples differ in the preparation of the initial butt surface. The first type of samples welded without removing the oxide layer from the initial butt surface (uncleaned butt surfaces joint). In the second type of samples the oxide layer was removed from

  2. 46 CFR 154.660 - Pipe welding.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Pipe welding. 154.660 Section 154.660 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) CERTAIN BULK DANGEROUS CARGOES SAFETY STANDARDS FOR... § 154.660 Pipe welding. (a) Pipe welding must meet Part 57 of this chapter. (b) Longitudinal butt...

  3. Thermal Stresses in Welding

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    Hansen, Jan Langkjær

    1998-01-01

    Studies of the transient temperature fields and the hereby induced deformations and stressses in a butt-welded mild steel plate modelledrespectively in 2D plane stress state (as well as plane strain state) and in full 3D have been done. The model has been implemented in the generalpurpose FE...

  4. Thermal treatment of dissimilar steels' welded joints

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    Nikulina, A. A.; Denisova, A. S.; Gradusov, I. N.; Ryabinkina, P. A.; Rushkovets, M. V.

    2016-04-01

    In this paper combinations of chrome-nickel steel and high-carbon steel, produced by flash butt welding after heat treatment, are investigated. Light and electron microscopic studies show that the welded joints after heat treatment have a complex structure consisting of several phases as initial welded joints. A martensite structure in welded joints after thermal treatment at 300... 800 °C has been found.

  5. Laser welding of advanced high strength steels

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    Ahmed, Essam Ahmed Ali

    2011-01-01

    This research work focuses on characterization of CO2 laser beam welding (LBW) of dual phase (DP) and transformation induced plasticity (TRIP) steel sheets based on experimental, numerical simulation and statistical modeling approaches. The experimental work aimed to investigate the welding induced-microstructures, hardness, tensile properties and formability limit of laser welding butt joints of DP/DP, TRIP/TRIP and DP/TRIP steel sheets under different welding speeds. The effects of shieldin...

  6. Investigation into Variations of Welding Residual Stresses and Redistribution Behaviors for Different Repair Welding Widths

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    In this study, we investigated the variations in welding residual stresses in dissimilar metal butt weld due to width of repair welding and re-distribution behaviors resulting from similar metal welding (SMW) and mechanical loading. To this end, detailed two-dimensional axi-symmetric finite element (FE) analyses were performed considering five different repair welding widths. Based on the FE results, we first evaluated the welding residual stress distributions in repair welding. We then investigated the re-distribution behaviors of the residual stresses due to SMW and mechanical loads. It is revealed that large tensile welding residual stresses take place in the inner surface and that its distribution is affected, provided repair welding width is larger than certain value. The welding residual stresses resulting from repair welding are remarkably reduced due to SMW and mechanical loading, regardless of the width of the repair welding

  7. Residual stresses in welded structures

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    The nature of residual stresses in welded structures is discussed in terms of their magnitude, directionality, spatial distribution, range and variability. The effects of the following factors on the residual stresses are considered: material properties, material manufacture, structural geometry, fabrication procedure, welding procedure, post-weld treatments and service conditions. Examples are given of residual stress distributions in plate butt welds, circumferential butt welds and weld cladding. These illustrate the different magnitudes and distributions of residual stress that can be found in different joint geometries, and demonstrate the effects of the mechanical, thermal and metallurgical properties of the constituent materials and the sensitivity of residual stresses to pass sequence and to the restraints applied during welding. Further examples for the common case of circumferential butt welds in pipes and pressure vessels are used to illustrate the extent of residual stresses as a function of distance from the weld and the effects of post-weld heat treatment. Measurements or analytical predictions of residual stresses are often subject to significant scatter or variability. This scatter may be due to systematic factors such as variability in measurement location or material properties, or to experimental error in measured data, erroneous assumptions in analytical modelling or unknown factors such as pre-existing residual stresses, inadequately documented welding or fabrication procedures or unrecorded local repairs. Improved prediction and reduction of uncertainty of residual stresses will require better recording of the whole manufacturing and service history of the welded structure and its component materials and better understanding and analysis of the many processes that may affect the residual stresses

  8. Welding procedure of pipes of thermoplastic

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    Consideration is given to the sequence and peculiarities of production operations of butt hot-tope welding of polyethylene and polypropylene tubes. Methods of destructive testing of weld are correlated. Data on the developed standard-process documentation are presented. 12 refs.; 1 fig.; 1 tab

  9. Effect of Welding Parameters on the Weldability of Material

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    S. P. Tewari,; Ankur Gupta; Jyoti Prakash

    2010-01-01

    In this study, the effect of various welding parameters on the weldability of Mild Steel specimens having dimensions 50mm× 40mm× 6 mm welded by metal arc welding were investigated. The welding current, arc voltage, welding speed, heat input rate are chosen as welding parameters. The depth of penetrations were measured for each specimen after the welding operation on closed butt joint and the effects of welding speed and heat input rate parameters on depth of penetration were investigated.

  10. Fatique Resistant, Energy Efficient Welding Program, Final Technical Report

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    Egland, Keith; Ludewig, Howard

    2006-05-25

    The program scope was to affect the heat input and the resultant weld bead geometry by synchronizing robotic weave cycles with desired pulsed waveform shapes to develop process parameters relationships and optimized pulsed gas metal arc welding processes for welding fatique-critical structures of steel, high strength steel, and aluminum. Quality would be addressed by developing intelligent methods of weld measurement that accurately predict weld bead geometry from process information. This program was severely underfunded, and eventually terminated. The scope was redirected to investigate tandem narrow groove welding of steel butt joints during the one year of partial funding. A torch was designed and configured to perform a design of experiments of steel butt weld joints that validated the feasability of the process. An initial cost model estimated a 60% cost savings over conventional groove welding by eliminating the joint preparation and reducing the weld volume needed.

  11. Residual-stress distributions near stainless steel butt weldments

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    Concern for the integrity of stainless steel butt-weldments in boiling-water-reactor (BWR) piping systems has stimulated study of the conditions that cause stress corrosion cracking (SCC) in the heat-affected zones (HAZ) of the weldments. It is generally agreed that a high stress exceeding the initial yield strength is one of the essential elements for crack initiation. Since design procedures usually ensure that load stresses are below initial yield, the source of the high stresses necessary to produce SCC is thought to be the residual stresses due to welding. To examine the level of residual stresses in the weldments of interest, bulk residual stresses were measured on 100 mm (4-in.) and 254 mm (10-in.) diameter Schedule 80 piping weldments using strain relief techniques. Both laboratory welded specimens and field welded specimens from reactors in service were studied. Axial bulk residual stress distributions were obtained at 450 intervals around the circumference. At each azimuthal position, the residual stresses were measured at seven axial positions: on the weld centerline and 13, 20, and 25 mm on either side of the weld centerline on both the inside and outside surfaces

  12. Numerical simulation and experimental investigation of temperature distribution in the circumferentially butt GTAW of Incoloy 800H pipes

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    The multi-pass circumferential butt GTAW process of Incoloy 800H pipes was modelled with the FEM in 3D. The element birth and death technique was used for the addition of filler material. Goldak model was used to simulate the distribution of arc heat source. The validation of the simulation model was carried out based on the precise temperature measurements within the HAZ of the welds by thermocouples as well as metallographic characterisation of the cross section of the welds. A good agreement was found between the simulation and experimental results for both thermal field and weld zone shape. The present model showed that increasing the heat input resulted in a wider weld zone as well as a higher HAZ peak temperature. These effects were related to the net heat input and not to either welding current or welding speed, individually. The developed simulation model is a useful tool to investigate the welding thermal regime and the weld pool profile.

  13. Embrittlement of welds produced by pulsed laser welding

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    Welding through radiation of Nd:Yag laser is characterized by hard thermal deformation cycle under action of which the microstructure changes are obtained. These changes exert considerable influence on the mechanical properties. Experimentally investigated the influence of multipulse action on the butt weld strength at static tension. It was found that by increasing multiplicity equalled to increasing of overlapping factor the destroying stresses are decreased up to some

  14. Ultrasonic inspection of austenitic welds

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    The metallurgical structure of austenitic welds is described and contrasted with that found in ferritic welds. It is shown that this structure imparts a marked elastic anisotropy in the ultrasonic propagation parameters. Measurements of variations in the apparent attenuation of sound and deviations in the beam direction are described. The measurements are interpreted in terms of the measured velocity anisotropy. Two applications of the fundamental work are described. In the first it is shown how, by using short pulse compression wave probes, and with major modification of the welding procedure, a stainless steel fillet weld in an AGR boiler can be inspected. In the second application, alternative designs of a transition butt weld have been compared for ease of ultrasonic inspection. The effects of two different welding processes on such an inspection are described. Finally, the paper examines the prospects for future development of inspection and defect-sizing techniques for austenitic welds. (author)

  15. Butt and butt assembly in aluminium alloy: what are the effects of the welding or manufacturing defects on their fatigue resistance? Experimental results - part 2; Assemblage bout-a-bout en alliage d'aluminium: quels sont les effets des defauts de soudage ou de fabrication sur leur tenue a la fatique? Resultats experimentaux - 2. partie

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    Colchen, D. [Institut de Soudure, Serv. Fatigue et Mecanique de la Rupture, 57 - Yutz (France)

    2005-02-01

    In order to better know the fatigue resistance of aluminium alloys assemblies having welding or manufacturing defects, tensile tests on test-pieces reproducing methodically these defects have been carried out. Then, with the number of tests carried out, we have been able to establish with a numerical model Wohler curves in extent stresses. The influence that quantitatively exerts the dis-alignments, the deflections, the porosities, the geometry of under-cuts...has been deduced. These works lead on recommendations joining the fatigue resistance and critical size of one or several defects, and allow then to evaluate a specific resistance to wear and tear of an assembly in terms of its manufacturing quality. (O.M.)

  16. BEHAVIOUR OF WELDED PART OF Ti-Ni SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY

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    Nishikawa, M.; Tanaka, H.; Kohda, M.; Nagaura, T.; Watanabe, K.

    1982-01-01

    Thin wires of Ti-Ni shape memory alloy are welded without fusion or cast zone by the resistance butt welding. The weld current is fed to the butt welded parts with little offset during the time shorter than that in the forging process. The tensile strength of the welded part is attained over 80 percents of that of the base metal. For checking the shape memory effect, the recovery from bending deformation for the welded parts is tested in comparison with that for the base metal, and the residu...

  17. Influencia de la cantidad de O2 adicionado al CO2 en el gas de protección sobre la microestructura del metal depositado en uniones soldadas de bordes rectos en aceros de bajo contenido de carbono con el proceso GMAW Influence of O2 content, added to CO2 in the shielding gas, on the microstructure of deposited metal in butt welded joint with straight edges, in low carbon steels using GMAW process

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    Eduardo Díaz-Cedré

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available La presencia de ferrita acicular (FA en la microestructura del cordón de soldadura, dentro de determinado rango de valores, eleva considerablemente la tenacidad de las uniones soldadas. Es por ello, que el presente trabajo trata sobre un estudio que relaciona la cantidad de ferrita acicular en el cordón en función del contenido de oxígeno presente en la mezcla activa CO2+O2, durante la realización de uniones soldadas de bordes rectos en aceros de bajo carbono con el proceso con electrodo fusible y protección gaseosa (GMAW en condiciones invariables de parámetros de proceso (corriente de soldadura, voltaje de arco, velocidad de soldadura, longitud libre y flujo de gas protector. Como resultado del trabajo se estableció la relación gráfica existente entre la ferrita acicular y el contenido de oxígeno en la mezcla.The presence of acicular ferrite (AF in the microstructure of weld bead, in a specified range of values, increase considerably the toughness of welded joints. The present paper, for that reason, study the relationship between the acicular ferrite quantity in the deposited metal and the oxygen present in the active gas mixture of CO2+O2, during the execution of butt welded joints with straight edges, in low carbon steels with consumable electrode and gas protection (GMAW in invariable conditions of process parameters (welding current, arc voltage, welding speed, electrode extension, and gas flow. The graphic relation between the acicular ferrite and the oxygen content was established, as result of the research work.

  18. Stress corrosion cracking susceptibility of dissimilar stainless steels welded joints

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    J. Łabanowski

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: The aim of the current study is to reveal the influence of welding conditions on structure and stresscorrosion cracking resistance of dissimilar stainless steels butt welded joints.Design/methodology/approach: Butt joints between duplex 2205 and austenitic 316L steels were performedwith the use of submerged arc welding (SAW) method. The plates 15 mm in thickness were welded with heatinput in the range of 1.15 – 3.2 kJ/mm using duplex steel filler metal. Microstructure examinations an...

  19. Welding of titanium alloy by different types of lasers

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    A. Lisiecki

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: of this paper was focused on comparing the welding modes during laser welding of butt joints of titanium alloy Ti6Al4V sheets 1.5 and 2.0 mm thick with direct diode laser and Disk solid state laser.Design/methodology/approach: Bead-on-plate welds were produced at different parameters of laser welding, different welding speed, different output laser power resulted in different heat input of laser welding process. The test welds were investigated by visual test, metallographic observat...

  20. AECL devises new nuclear welding system

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    Automatic autogenous TIG pipe butt welding equipment has been developed for producing joints in reactor coolant monitoring systems for tubes of between 6 and 25 mm diameter and up to 3 mm wall thickness in stainless steel. The equipment is designed to work on site with power requirements of up to 2.2 KW maximum. A major feature of the design, therefore, was a welding system of sufficiently small size, portability and ruggedness to be able to withstand on-site conditions. Quality control is carried out automatically by a comparison of welding parameters with those of a standard acceptable weld. Details of power source characteristics and welding procedure are given. (author)

  1. Monitoring of Welding Processes with Application of Artificial Neural Networks

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    Чвертко, Євгенія Петрівна; Пірумов, Андрій Євгенович; Шевченко, Микола Віталійович

    2014-01-01

    The paper presents a summary of methods of monitoring systems’ development for the processes involving heating of filler material and/ or base metal by the electric current and with periodical shortages of the welding circuit. The processes investigated were MAG welding, underwater flux-cored welding and flash-butt welding. Details of experiments, primary data processing procedures based on statistical analysis methods are described, the aim of primary processing being obtaining of informativ...

  2. Friction stir welding (FSW) of aluminium foam sandwich panels

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    M. Bušić; Kožuh, Z.; D. Klobčar; Samardžić, I.

    2016-01-01

    The article focuses on the influence of welding speed and tool tilt angle upon the mechanical properties at the friction stir welding of aluminium foam sandwich panels. Double side welding was used for producing butt welds of aluminium sandwich panels applying insertion of extruded aluminium profile. Such insertion provided lower pressure of the tool upon the aluminium panels, providing also sufficient volume of the material required for the weldment formation. Ultimate tensile strength and f...

  3. Multispot fiber laser welding

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    Schutt Hansen, Klaus

    This dissertation presents work and results achieved in the field of multi beam fiber laser welding. The project has had a practical approach, in which simulations and modelling have been kept at a minimum. Different methods to produce spot patterns with high power single mode fiber lasers have...... been examined and evaluated. It is found that both diamond turned DOE’s in zinc sulphide and multilevel etched DOE’s (Diffractive Optical Elements) in fused silica have a good performance. Welding with multiple beams in a butt joint configuration has been tested. Results are presented, showing it has...... in the weld causing expulsion of the melt pool. Trailing beams were applied to melt additional material and ensure a melt pool. The method showed good results for increasing tolerances to impurities and reduction of scrapped parts from blowouts during laser welding....

  4. Neural network modeling for weld shape process of P-GMAW

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    Yan Zhihong; Wu Lin; Zhang Guangjun; Gao Hongming

    2007-01-01

    Weld shape control is a fundamental issue in automatic welding. In this paper, a double side visual system is established for pulsed gas metal arc welding (P-GMAW), and both topside and backside weld pool images can be captured and stored continuously in real time. By analyzing the weld shape regulation with the molten metal volume, some topside weld pool characterized parameters (WPCPs) are proposed for determining penetration in butt welding of thin mild steel. Moreover, some BP network models are established to predict backside weld pool width with welding parameters and WPCPs as inputs.

  5. Weld geometry strength effect in 2219-T87 aluminum

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    Nunes, A. C., Jr.; Novak, H. L.; Mcilwain, M. C.

    1981-01-01

    A theory of the effect of geometry on the mechanical properties of a butt weld joint is worked out based upon the soft interlayer weld model. Tensile tests of 45 TIG butt welds and 6 EB beads-on-plate in 1/4-in. 2219-T87 aluminum plate made under a wide range of heat sink and power input conditions are analyzed using this theory. The analysis indicates that purely geometrical effects dominate in determining variations in weld joint strength with heat sink and power input. Variations in weld dimensions with cooling rate are significant as well as with power input. Weld size is suggested as a better indicator of the condition of a weld joint than energy input.

  6. Alloy 800 welding experience at UKAEA Springfields

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    Investigatins into the welding of alloy 800 at the Reactor Fuel Element Laboratories, Springfields, commenced about three years ago following an extended development programme on tube to tube plate welding of low alloy and stainless steels for the Prototype Fast Reactor. The techniques and approach developed for critical fuel element welding applications had proved equally suitable for the precision welding requirements on the much heavier sections of heat exchangers. It had been demonstrated that the same control of weld quality and profile could be achieved with consistency and the permissible range of critical parameters could be readily defined. Because of this, development work was continued to include other materials, such as alloy 800, which might be of potential use. The tungsten inert gas (T.I.G.) arc welding process is used, and the equipment, including the control system, is described. Tube to tube-plate welding, and tube to tube butt welding, are discussed. (author)

  7. Inspection of thick welded joints using laser-ultrasonic SAFT.

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    Lévesque, D; Asaumi, Y; Lord, M; Bescond, C; Hatanaka, H; Tagami, M; Monchalin, J-P

    2016-07-01

    The detection of defects in thick butt joints in the early phase of multi-pass arc welding would be very valuable to reduce cost and time in the necessity of reworking. As a non-contact method, the laser-ultrasonic technique (LUT) has the potential for the automated inspection of welds, ultimately online during manufacturing. In this study, testing has been carried out using LUT combined with the synthetic aperture focusing technique (SAFT) on 25 and 50mm thick butt welded joints of steel both completed and partially welded. EDM slits of 2 or 3mm height were inserted at different depths in the multi-pass welding process to simulate a lack of fusion. Line scans transverse to the weld are performed with the generation and detection laser spots superimposed directly on the surface of the weld bead. A CCD line camera is used to simultaneously acquire the surface profile for correction in the SAFT processing. All artificial defects but also real defects are visualized in the investigated thick butt weld specimens, either completed or partially welded after a given number of passes. The results obtained clearly show the potential of using the LUT with SAFT for the automated inspection of arc welds or hybrid laser-arc welds during manufacturing. PMID:27062646

  8. Microstructure of AA 2024 fixed joints formed by friction stir welding

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    Eliseev, A. A.; Kalashnikova, T. A.; Tarasov, S. Yu.; Rubtsov, V. E.; Fortuna, S. V.; Kolubaev, E. A.

    2015-10-01

    Friction stir welded butt joints on 2024T3 alloy have been obtained using different process parameters. The microstructures of all the weld joint zones have been examined and such structural parameters as grain size, particle size and volume content of particles have been determined in order to find correlations with the microhardness of the corresponding zones of the weld.

  9. Numerical analysis of welded joint treated by explosion shock waves

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    GUAN Jianjun; CHEN Huaining

    2007-01-01

    This paper focuses on the simulation of welding residual stresses and the action of explosion shock waves on welding residual stresses. Firstly, the distributions of welding temperature field and residual stress on a butt joint were numerically simulated with the sequentially coupled method. Secondly, the effect of explosion shock waves, produced by plastic strip-like explosive, on welding residual stress distri-bution was predicted with coupled Lagrange-ALE algorithm.It was implicated that explosion treatment could effectively reduce welding residual stresses. The simulation work lays a foundation for the further research on the rule of explosion treatment's effect on welding residual stresses and the factors that may influence it.

  10. Combination of laser keyhole and conduction welding: Dissimilar laser welding of niobium and Ti-6Al-4V

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    Torkamany, M. J.; Malek Ghaini, F.; Poursalehi, R.; Kaplan, A. F. H.

    2016-04-01

    Pulsed Nd:YAG laser welding of pure niobium plate to titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4V sheet in butt joint is studied regarding the laser/metal interaction modes. To obtain the optimized process parameters in dissimilar welding of Ti-6Al-4V/Nb, the melting ratio of laser beam energy for each weld counterpart is evaluated experimentally. Different laser welding modes of keyhole and conduction are predicted regarding the absorbed energy from the similar laser pulses on each weld counterpart. Laser keyhole and conduction welding were observed simultaneously through direct visualization of laser interaction with dissimilar metals using High Speed Imaging (HSI) system.

  11. Single pass hybrid laser–MIG welding of 4-mm thick copper without preheating

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    Highlights: • For the first time, hybrid laser–arc welding is used in copper joining process. • Butt welding of 4-mm copper is achieved at high speed and without preheating. • Defect-free joint is obtained in butt-joint configuration with a right gap size. • Laser–MIG hybrid welding is a feasible, efficient welding method for copper. - Abstract: Laser–arc hybrid welding of highly reflective T2 copper was conducted and significant synergy effect was observed. Effects of primary welding parameters on the shape and integrity of copper joints were studied through bead-on-plate (BOP) welding test. Results of X-ray inspection and infrared photography showed that both porosity susceptibility and crack susceptibility were highly dependent on welding heat input or energy coupling efficiency, but had totally different trend, which narrowed the process window of BOP welding of copper. Hot crack and porosity were successfully suppressed by using a square butt joint configuration with a proper gap size. A 4-mm thick, defect-free butt joint was obtained by single-pass hybrid welding at a speed of 1.3 m/min without preheating the work piece. The microstructure, microhardness, mechanical properties and tensile fracture surface of the butt joint obtained were studied. Tensile strength and elongation rate of the butt joint obtained were about 87% and 56% of that of base metal, respectively. The lowered mechanical properties of butt welded copper joint were related to the softening of fusion zone (FZ) and its vicinity, the coarse microstructure in FZ and heat affected zone (HAZ), and the possible concentration of impurity elements at the central region of FZ

  12. FIRE HAZARDS ANALYSIS - BUSTED BUTTE

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    The purpose of this fire hazards analysis (FHA) is to assess the risk from fire within individual fire areas at the Busted Butte Test Facility and to ascertain whether the DOE fire safety objectives are met. The objective, identified in DOE Order 420.1, Section 4.2, is to establish requirements for a comprehensive fire and related hazards protection program for facilities sufficient to minimize the potential for: (1) The occurrence of a fire related event. (2) A fire that causes an unacceptable on-site or off-site release of hazardous or radiological material that will threaten the health and safety of employees. (3) Vital DOE programs suffering unacceptable interruptions as a result of fire and related hazards. (4) Property losses from a fire and related events exceeding limits established by DOE. Critical process controls and safety class systems being damaged as a result of a fire and related events

  13. Mechanical properties and corrosion resistance of dissimilar stainless steel welds

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    J. Łabanowski

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to determine the influence of welding on microstructure, mechanical properties, and stress corrosion cracking resistance of dissimilar stainless steels butt welded joints.Design/methodology/approach: Duplex 2205 and austenitic 316L steels were used. Butt joints of plates 15 mm in thickness were performed with the use of submerged arc welding (SAW) method. The heat input was in the range of 1.15 – 3.2 kJ/mm. Various plates’ edge preparation...

  14. Detection of micro-weld joint by magneto-optical imaging

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    Gao, Xiangdong; Liu, Yonghua; You, Deyong

    2014-10-01

    It is required that the laser beam focus should be controlled to accurately follow the weld joint center during laser butt joint welding; therefore, the weld joint position must be detected automatically in real-time. An approach for detecting the micro-weld joint (weld gap less than 0.1 mm) based on magneto-optical (MO) imaging is investigated during laser butt-joint welding of low carbon steel. Magneto-optical sensor was used to capture the dynamic images of weld joint. Weld MO image gray distribution features were analyzed to extract the transition zone of weld joint. The influences of a different magnetic field intensity and the welding speed on detecting the weld joint position were mainly studied. Under different welding conditions where welding path, weld gap or welding speed varies, it has been found that using magneto-optic imaging technology could effectively detect the position of the micro-weld joint. Different weld joint positions in MO images have been detected with various magnetic field intensities. Experimental results show that the welding speed has little influence on the detection of weld joint position.

  15. Laser welding and post weld treatment of modified 9Cr-1MoVNb steel.

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    Xu, Z. (Nuclear Engineering Division)

    2012-04-03

    Laser welding and post weld laser treatment of modified 9Cr-1MoVNb steels (Grade P91) were performed in this preliminary study to investigate the feasibility of using laser welding process as a potential alternative to arc welding methods for solving the Type IV cracking problem in P91 steel welds. The mechanical and metallurgical testing of the pulsed Nd:YAG laser-welded samples shows the following conclusions: (1) both bead-on-plate and circumferential butt welds made by a pulsed Nd:YAG laser show good welds that are free of microcracks and porosity. The narrow heat affected zone has a homogeneous grain structure without conventional soft hardness zone where the Type IV cracking occurs in conventional arc welds. (2) The laser weld tests also show that the same laser welder has the potential to be used as a multi-function tool for weld surface remelting, glazing or post weld tempering to reduce the weld surface defects and to increase the cracking resistance and toughness of the welds. (3) The Vicker hardness of laser welds in the weld and heat affected zone was 420-500 HV with peak hardness in the HAZ compared to 240 HV of base metal. Post weld laser treatment was able to slightly reduce the peak hardness and smooth the hardness profile, but failed to bring the hardness down to below 300 HV due to insufficient time at temperature and too fast cooling rate after the time. Though optimal hardness of weld made by laser is to be determined for best weld strength, methods to achieve the post weld laser treatment temperature, time at the temperature and slow cooling rate need to be developed. (4) Mechanical testing of the laser weld and post weld laser treated samples need to be performed to evaluate the effects of laser post treatments such as surface remelting, glazing, re-hardening, or tempering on the strength of the welds.

  16. Monitoring of solidification crack propagation mechanism in pulsed laser welding of 6082 aluminum

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    von Witzendorff, P.; Kaierle, S.; Suttmann, O.; Overmeyer, L.

    2016-03-01

    Pulsed laser sources with pulse durations in the millisecond regime can be used for spot welding and seam welding of aluminum. Seam welds are generally produced with several overlapping spot welds. Hot cracking has its origin in the solidification process of individual spot welds which determines the cracking morphology along the seam welding. This study used a monitoring unit to capture the crack geometry within individual spot welds during seam welding to investigate the conditions for initiation, propagation and healing (re-melting) of solidification cracking within overlapping pulsed laser welds. The results suggest that small crack radii and high crack angles with respect to welding direction are favorable conditions for crack healing which leads to crack-free seam welds. Optimized pulse shapes were used to produce butt welds of 0.5 mm thick 6082 aluminum alloys. Tensile tests were performed to investigate the mechanical strength in the as-welded condition.

  17. Crack propagation in a welded polyolefin pipe

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    Ševčík, Martin; Hutař, Pavel; Náhlík, Luboš; Lach, R.; Knésl, Zdeněk; Grellmann, W.

    2012-01-01

    Roč. 3, č. 2 (2012), s. 148. ISSN 1757-9864 R&D Projects: GA ČR GC101/09/J027 Institutional support: RVO:68081723 Keywords : polymers * pipes * butt weld * crack Subject RIV: JL - Materials Fatigue, Friction Mechanics

  18. Simplified identification method for estimating residual stress distribution due to welding by boundary element method

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    The residual stress due to butt-welds may affect the reliability of a welded structure because brittle fracture, buckling fracture, and fatigue life may be affected. The measurement of welding residual stress is conducted by destructive or nondestructive methods, but these methods require much time and labor. A simplified identification method based on the boundary element method is proposed to estimate the residual stress distribution due to butt-welding of thin plates. The validity of the proposed method was confirmed by numerical experiments when random measurement errors are included in the measured value. (author)

  19. Application of pulsed tandem gas metal arc welding for fabrication of high strength steel panels in naval surface vessels

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    Pulsed tandem gas metal arc welding (PT-GMAW) has been identified as a process that is potentially capable of increasing productivity and minimising distortion in the fabrication of surface ship panels. For this study, the PT-GMAW process was used in pulse pulse mode to butt-weld 8 MM HSLA65 steel plate in order to determine its suitability as a replacement for standard gas-metal-arc welding (GMAW) and submerged-arc welding (SAW) in naval shipbuilding. In the pulse-pulse mode, the leading and trailing welding wires alternately transfer metal into a single molten weld pool at deposition rates or travel speeds greater than those used in conventional single-wire arc welding processes. The results showed that the lowest level of distortion occurred in a single-bead butt weld using PT-GMAW. Higher levels of distortion were measured after square-butt welding using double-bead PT-GMAW, with one bead per side; and applying standard GMAW multiple-bead butt welding with a single-V preparation. Although the magnitude of the maximum tensile residual stresses was similar for all welds, the single-bead weld rising PT-GMAW resulted in the largest region of high tensile residual stresses (>500 MPa) in the longitudinal direction. Nevertheless, it showed the lowest distortion and the strength, hardness and impact toughness were similar to those of the double-bead PT-GMAW weldment and the standard GMAW weldment.

  20. Welding Process Feedback and Inspection Optimization Using Ultrasonic Phased Arrays

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    Hopkins, D. L.; Neau, G. N.; Davis, W. B.

    2009-03-01

    Measurements performed on friction-stir butt welds in aluminum and resistance spot welds in galvanized steel are used to illustrate how ultrasonic phased arrays can be used to provide high-resolution images of welds. Examples are presented that demonstrate how information extracted from the ultrasonic signals can be used to provide reliable feedback to welding processes. Modeling results are used to demonstrate how weld inspections can be optimized using beam-forming strategies that help overcome the influence of surface conditions and part distortion.

  1. Friction stir welding (FSW of aluminium foam sandwich panels

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    M. Bušić

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available The article focuses on the influence of welding speed and tool tilt angle upon the mechanical properties at the friction stir welding of aluminium foam sandwich panels. Double side welding was used for producing butt welds of aluminium sandwich panels applying insertion of extruded aluminium profile. Such insertion provided lower pressure of the tool upon the aluminium panels, providing also sufficient volume of the material required for the weldment formation. Ultimate tensile strength and flexural strength for three-point bending test have been determined for samples taken from the welded joints. Results have confirmed anticipated effects of independent variables.

  2. PENGARUH BESAR ARUS LISTRIK DENGAN MENGGUNAKAN ELEKTRODA SMAW TERHADAP KEKUATAN SAMBUNGAN LAS BUTT JOINT PADA PLAT MILD STEEL

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    Sarjito Jokosisworo

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The influence of mechanic disposition, is one of the factor influence ship strength. This influence can be test by mechanical test in welding butt joint. The result test database analysis can be conclude that very helpful to increase safety and quality butt joint. With steel specification C= 0,15%, Si= 0,24%, Mn= 0,88%,P= 0,018%, S= 0,034%. This material give a 90, 110, 125 ampere with SMAW AC electrode diameter 3,2 mm x 350 mm with V root and 600 angle In the fabrication of mild steel products, components or equipment, manufacturers employ welding as the principal joining method. Mild steel are weldable materials, and a welded joint can provide optimum corrosion resistance, strength, and fabrication economy. However, designers should recognize that any metal, including stainless steels, may undergo certain changes during welding. It is necessary, therefore, to exercise a reasonable degree of care during welding to minimize or prevent any deleterious effects that may occur, and to preserve the same degree of corrosion resistance and strength in weld zone that is an intheren part of the base metal

  3. Investigation of flux-powder wire’s components-stabilizers on welding and technological properties in underwater welding

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    КАХОВСЬКИЙ М.Ю.; Максимов, С. Ю.

    2015-01-01

    Based on long-term experience of welding by mechanized flux-cored wires, the E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute investigated a self-protecting flux-cored wire for wet underwater welding of stainless steels type 18-10. It allows to perform welding of butt, fillet and overlapped joints in flat and vertical positions of high-alloy corrosion-resistant steels type of 18-10 (AISI 304L, 308L, 347 and 321). The article presents results of development of welding-repair technology using self-shielde...

  4. Multi-response optimization of CO2 laser welding process of austenitic stainless steel

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    Benyounis, Khaled; Olabi, Abdul-Ghani; Hashmi, Saleem

    2008-01-01

    Recently, laser welding of austenitic stainless steel has received great attention in industry, due to its wide spread application in petroleum refinement stations, power plant, pharmaceutical industry and households. Therefore, mechanical properties should be controlled to obtain good welded joints. The welding process should be optimized by the proper mathematical models. In this research, the tensile strength and impact strength along with the joint operating cost of laser welded butt join...

  5. On crack propagation in the welded polyolefin pipes with and without the presence of weld beads

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    Mikula, Jakub; Hutař, Pavel; Nezbedová, E.; Lach, R.; Arbeiter, F.; Ševčík, Martin; Pinter, G.; Grellmann, W.; Náhlík, Luboš

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 87, DEC (2015), s. 95-104. ISSN 0264-1275 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP108/12/1560; GA MŠk(CZ) EE2.3.30.0063; GA MŠk(CZ) ED1.1.00/02.0068 Institutional support: RVO:68081723 Keywords : Slow crack growth * Butt weld * Lifetime estimation * Polyolefin pipes * Weld bead Subject RIV: JL - Materials Fatigue, Friction Mechanics

  6. Assessment of NDE Methods to Detect Lack of Fusion in HDPE Butt Fusion Joints

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    Studies at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington, were conducted to evaluate nondestructive examinations (NDE) coupled with mechanical testing of butt fusion joints in high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe for assessing lack of fusion. The work provided information to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on the effectiveness of volumetric inspection techniques of HDPE butt fusion joints in Section III, Division 1, Class 3, buried piping systems in nuclear power plants. This paper describes results from assessments using ultrasonic and microwave nondestructive techniques and mechanical testing with the high-speed tensile impact test and the side-bend test for determining joint integrity. A series of butt joints were fabricated in 3408, 12-inch (30.5-cm) IPS DR-11 HDPE material by varying the fusion parameters to create good joints and joints containing a range of lack-of-fusion conditions. Six of these butt joints were volumetrically examined with time-of-flight diffraction (TOFD), phased-array (PA) ultrasound, and the Evisive microwave system. The outer diameter (OD) weld beads were removed for microwave evaluation and the pipes ultrasonically re-evaluated. In two of the six pipes, both the outer and inner diameter (ID) weld beads were removed and the pipe joints re-evaluated. Some of the pipes were sectioned and the joints destructively evaluated with the high-speed tensile test and the side-bend test. The fusion parameters, nondestructive and destructive evaluation results have been correlated to validate the effectiveness of what each NDE technology detects and what each does not detect. There was no single NDE method that detected all of the lack-of-fusion flaws but a combination of NDE methods did detect most of the flaws.

  7. Three-dimensional finite element analysis to predict the effects of SAW process parameters on temperature distribution and angular distortions in single-pass butt joints with top and bottom reinforcements

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    Achieving adequate top and bottom reinforcement is important to minimize angular distortions in single-pass submerged arc welded (SAW) butt joints. This is achieved in the present work by using a reusable flux-filled backing strip and proper SAW process parameters without resorting to costly distortion mitigation techniques. The butt joints were made without edge (square butts) preparation. The process was also modeled by using three-dimensional finite element analysis by incorporating the top and bottom reinforcements into the modeling. Filler material deposition was also simulated. Temperature distributions and angular distortions obtained from the modeling closely matched with the experimental values. Thus, the cost effective experimental methodology established in the present work can be utilized for minimizing angular distortions in SAW square butts. The modeling methodology adopted can be used for predicting the angular distortions in SAW square butts with top and bottom reinforcements

  8. Tobacco and cigarette butt consumption in humans and animals

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    Novotny, Thomas E.; Hardin, Sarah N; Hovda, Lynn R; Novotny, Dale J; McLean, Mary Kay; Khan, Safdar

    2011-01-01

    Discarded cigarette butts may present health risks to human infants and animals because of indiscriminate eating behaviours. Nicotine found in cigarette butts may cause vomiting and neurological toxicity; leachates of cigarette butts in aquatic environments may cause exposure to additional toxic chemicals including heavy metals, ethyl phenol and pesticide residues. This report reviews published and grey literature regarding cigarette butt waste consumption by children, pets and wildlife. Alth...

  9. A study of structure and mechanical properties of welded joints in polyethylene pipes

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    The structure and the mechanical properties of a butt weld in a polyethylene pipe were examined and contrasted to non-welded PE pipe. X-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimeter and fourier transform infra red spectrometer measurements revealed details of axial amorphous and crystal orientation in the original pipe. Contrary to expectations considering the squeeze flow nature of butt-welding, formation of randomly oriented crystal structure was determined in the weld region. Tensile and notched impact tests at ambient and sub-ambient temperatures and varying rates of impact showed that welding consistently reduced resistance to failure. Microscopic evaluation of the brittle fracture surfaces revealed the surface morphology of the welded zone to be coarser than the non-welded PE material

  10. Application of narrow groove welding process to nuclear pipes

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    Experiments on narrow groove welding with a single string bead deposition per layer were performed using automatic orbital TIG welding equipment, and the narrow groove shape and welding conditions were optimized for stainless steel and carbon steel pipes. The characteristics of narrow groove weld joints of these materials were investigated in the areas of metallurgical structure and mechanical properties. The process of one bead per layer was found to produce a good homogeneous weld and the total weld has the same micro structure between two regular fusion lines and, therefore, uniform mechanical properties. Based on these test results, the narrow groove welding process was applied to butt weld joints for austenitic stainless steel pipe with a large diameter. (author)

  11. An Investigation on the Influence of Root Defects on the Fatigue Life of the Welded Structure of a Large Two-Stroke Diesel Engine

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    Hansen, Anders V.; Olesen, John Forbes; Agerskov, Henning

    2004-01-01

    The crankshaft housings of large two-stroke diesel engines are welded structures subjected to constant amplitude loading and designed for infinite life at full design load. A new design of the so-called frame box has been introduced in the engine using butt welded joints of thick plates, welded f...

  12. Welding of Thermomechanically Rolled Steel by Yb:YAG Disk Laser / Spawanie Stali Walcowanej Termomechanicznie Laserem Dyskowym Yb:YAG

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    Lisiecki A.

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Autogenous laser welding of 5.0 mm thick butt joints of thermomechanically rolled steel S700MC was investigated. The Yb:YAG disk laser TruDisk 3302 emitted at 1.03 μm was used for the trials of autogenous welding. The effect of laser welding parameters and thus thermal conditions of welding on weld shape, microstructure of weld metal and heat affected zone (HAZ, tensile strength, bending angle, impact toughness and microhardness profile was determined. Studies have shown that it is advantageous to provide a high welding speed and low heat input. High cooling rate of weld metal and HAZ leads to the formation of a favorable structure characterized by a large proportion of fine-grained acicular ferrite and provides high mechanical properties of butt joints.

  13. Development of the electron beam welding of the aluminium alloy 6061-T6 for the Jules Horowitz reactor

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    The aluminium alloy 6061-T6 has been selected for the construction of the Jules Horowitz's reactor vessel. This reactor vessel is pressurized and will be made through butt welding of ∼ 2 cm thick aluminium slabs. The electron beam welding process has been tested and qualified. It appears that this welding process allows: -) welding without pre-heating, -) vacuum welding, -) welding of 100% of the thickness in one passage, -) very low deforming welding process, -) very low density and very low volume of blow holes, -) weak ZAT (Thermal Affected Zones), and -) high reproducibility that permits automation. (A.C.)

  14. Stress indices for girth welded joints, including radial weld shrinkage, mismatch and tapered-wall transitions

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    A review is presented of B, C and K stress indices used in the ASME Nuclear Power Plant Code for girth butt welds and girth fillet welds. Theoretical stresses are presented to aid in evaluating C-indices. Fatigue test data are presented to aid in evaluating K-indices and CK-products. A limit load theory is presented to aid in evaluating B-indices. As a result of this review, recommendations are made for changes in the ASME Code. A major part of this consists of presenting definitions for girth welded joints and transitions and appropriate stress indices for those joints

  15. Tube welding of heat exchange surfaces

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    Many years experience of exploitation of a great number of butts of similar steels, made by partial fusion and with heating by high-frequency current is analysed. Their high reliability and capability of operation are observed. Taking into account the requirements of ducers of power-generating equipment, it is concluded, that subsequent development of tube butt welding by pressure must follow the way: increase of welded tube nomenclature (by diameter and thickness of the wall); improvement of methods of removing internal fin or the introduction of finless welding methods; wide use of instruments of the process parameters control and application of nondestructive control methods. It is shown, that the increase of reliability of the welded joints of tubes of similar steels (austenitic and perlitic) may be achieved by the change of the joint construction, using special spaciers and tubes of perlitic steel, containing carbide-forming elements, which exclude the softening of perlitic steel near the butt in the process of the steel operation

  16. Structural integrity and fatigue crack propagation life assessment of welded and weld-repaired structures

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    Alam, Mohammad Shah

    2005-11-01

    Structural integrity is the science and technology of the margin between safety and disaster. Proper evaluation of the structural integrity and fatigue life of any structure (aircraft, ship, railways, bridges, gas and oil transmission pipelines, etc.) is important to ensure the public safety, environmental protection, and economical consideration. Catastrophic failure of any structure can be avoided if structural integrity is assessed and necessary precaution is taken appropriately. Structural integrity includes tasks in many areas, such as structural analysis, failure analysis, nondestructive testing, corrosion, fatigue and creep analysis, metallurgy and materials, fracture mechanics, fatigue life assessment, welding metallurgy, development of repairing technologies, structural monitoring and instrumentation etc. In this research fatigue life assessment of welded and weld-repaired joints is studied both in numerically and experimentally. A new approach for the simulation of fatigue crack growth in two elastic materials has been developed and specifically, the concept has been applied to butt-welded joint in a straight plate and in tubular joints. In the proposed method, the formation of new surface is represented by an interface element based on the interface potential energy. This method overcomes the limitation of crack growth at an artificial rate of one element length per cycle. In this method the crack propagates only when the applied load reaches the critical bonding strength. The predicted results compares well with experimental results. The Gas Metal Arc welding processes has been simulated to predict post-weld distortion, residual stresses and development of restraining forces in a butt-welded joint. The effect of welding defects and bi-axial interaction of a circular porosity and a solidification crack on fatigue crack propagation life of butt-welded joints has also been investigated. After a weld has been repaired, the specimen was tested in a universal

  17. Welding of titanium alloy by different types of lasers

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    A. Lisiecki

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: of this paper was focused on comparing the welding modes during laser welding of butt joints of titanium alloy Ti6Al4V sheets 1.5 and 2.0 mm thick with direct diode laser and Disk solid state laser.Design/methodology/approach: Bead-on-plate welds were produced at different parameters of laser welding, different welding speed, different output laser power resulted in different heat input of laser welding process. The test welds were investigated by visual test, metallographic observations including macro and microstructure analysis. Additionally mechanical test were carried out such as tensile tests and technological bending test of the joints. The influence of basic laser welding parameters on the penetration depth, shape of fusion zone, width of welds and width of heat affected zones were studied. Additionally the phenomena of laser heating and melting of the welded sheets were analyzed.Findings: It was found that the mechanism of HPDL laser welding of titanium alloy differs distinctly from the mechanism of Disk laser welding. The test welds produced by HPDL laser were high quality. Welds produced by the Disk laser are characterized by a columnar shape of fusion zones, very narrow with narrow and fine structure heat affected zone.Research limitations/implications: In further investigations of laser welding of titanium alloys applying the key-hole welding mode a special care must be taken to the shielding of the weld zone and protection the weld pool and weld metal against the harmful gases from air atmosphere.Practical implications: Results of investigations presented in this paper may be applied directly for welding high quality butt joints of titanium alloy with the HPDL laser. In a case of laser welding with the Disk laser practical application requires further study, especially concentrated on the effectiveness of gas protection of the welding area including the key-hole, weld pool and surrounding regions of metal

  18. Laser welding of the 12Kh18N10T steel

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    A possibility of laser welding of 5 and 6 mm thick butt joints of the 12Kh18N10T stainless steel has been studied. The laser beam power constituted 5 and 23 kW and rates-75 and 250 m/h, respectively. Both two-sided air blasting of the molten pool by helium and the AN-60 flux were used for the weld metal protection from oxidation. The quality of welding was assessed on the basis of the results metallographic and X-ray structural analyses of welds and mechanical tests. The effect of welding parameters and weld metal protection technique on the quality of welded joints has been shown. The mechanical properties of welded joints are satisfactory. It has been made the conclusion on the possibility of laser welding of the above steel for the weld metal protection from oxidation using fluxes and inert gases

  19. Disk Laser Welding of Car Body Zinc Coated Steel Sheets / Spawanie Laserem Dyskowym Blach Ze Stali Karoseryjnej Ocynkowanej

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    Lisiecki A.

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Autogenous laser welding of 0.8 mm thick butt joints of car body electro-galvanized steel sheet DC04 was investigated. The Yb:YAG disk laser TruDisk 3302 with the beam spot diameter of 200 μm was used. The effect of laser welding parameters and technological conditions on weld shape, penetration depth, process stability, microstructure and mechanical performance was determined. It was found that the laser beam spot focused on the top surface of a butt joint tends to pass through the gap, especially in the low range of heat input and high welding speed. All test welds were welded at a keyhole mode, and the weld metal was free of porosity. Thus, the keyhole laser welding of zinc coated steel sheets in butt configuration provides excellent conditions to escape for zinc vapours, with no risk of porosity. Microstructure, microhardness and mechanical performance of the butt joints depend on laser welding conditions thus cooling rate and cooling times. The shortest cooling time t8/5 was calculated for 0.29 s.

  20. Busted Butte Phase II Excavation Analysis

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    The purpose of this analysis is to provide an engineering excavation and ground support design for the Busted Butte phase II mine back. The analysis will apply engineering practices and previous proven design methods for pillar design and ground support in accordance with applicable Integrated Safety Management principles and functions. The scope of this analysis is limited to the Busted Butte Test Facility. The intended use of this analysis is to provide testing excavation boundaries, ground support and pillar design input to drawing(s) to support test operations implementation. This design activity has been prepared under ''Technical Work Plan For Test Facilities Design FY01 Work Activities'' (TWP) (CRWMS M andO 2000b). No deviations from the TWP have been necessary for this analysis

  1. CO2 laser welding of AISI 321stainless steel

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    CO2 laser welding of AISI 321austenitic stainless steel has been carried out. Bead on plate welds on 2 mm thick steel were performed with 450W CO2 laser at speeds ranging from 200 to 900 mm/min. It was observed that weld depth and width was decreased with increasing the speed at constant laser power. Butt welds on different sheet thickness of 1, 2 and 2.5 mm were performed with laser power of 450 W and at speed 750, 275 and 175 mm/min, respectively. The microstructures of the welded joints and the heat affected zones (HAZ) were examined by optical microscopy and SEM. The austenite/delta ferrite microstructure was reported in the welded zone. The microhardness and tensile strength of the welded joints were measured and found almost similar to base metal due to austenitic nature of steel

  2. Development of inspection technology for laser welding section

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    We are developing the inspection technology for laser micro spot welding. Butt welding for the inner wall of heat exchanger tubes were successfully carried out by a composite-type optical fiber scope. The related technologies are the following: 1. Rapid inspection by Eddy Current Testing, 2. Fiber endoscope observation, 3. Synchrotron X-ray absorption contrast method. These technologies are versatile to be applied in maintenance for industrial production plants. (author)

  3. Pulsed TIG welding in the fabrication of nuclear components and structures

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    TIG welding is an important welding technique in nuclear plant fabrication for the welding of critical components and structures where a high level of weld integrity is demanded. Whilst the process is ideally suited to precision welding, since the arc is a small intense heat source, it has proved to be somewhat intolerant to production variations in 'difficult' applications, such as tube to tube plate welding and orbital tube welding with tube in the fixed position. Whilst the problems directly associated with this intolerance (of the welding process) are less frequently observed when used manually, difficulties are experienced in fully mechanised welding operations particularly when welding to a relatively rigid approved procedure. Pulsing of the welding current was developed as a technique to achieve greater control of the behaviour of the weld pool. Instead of moving the weld pool in a continuous motion around the joint, welding was conducted intermittently in the form of overlapping spots. This technique, which offers significant advantages over continuous current welding has been exploited in nuclear fabrication for welding those components which demand a high level of weld quality. In this paper, the essential features of this technique are described and, in indicating its advantages, examples have been drawn from recent experiences on the welding of two types of joint for the Advanced Gas Cooled Reactor, a tube sheet and a butt joint in the G Position. (author)

  4. Integrated FEM-DBEM simulation of crack propagation in AA2024-T3 FSW butt joints considering manufacturing effects

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    Sonne, Mads Rostgaard; Carlone, P.; Citarella, R.;

    2015-01-01

    This paper deals with a numerical and experimental investigation on the influence of residual stresses on fatigue crack growth in AA2024-T3 friction stir welded butt joints. An integrated FEM-DBEM procedure for the simulation of crack propagation is proposed and discussed. A numerical FEM model of...... the welding process of precipitation hardenable AA2024-T3 aluminum alloy is employed to infer the process induced residual stress field. The reliability of the FEM simulations with respect to the induced residual stresses is assessed comparing numerical outcomes with experimental data obtained by...... means of the contour method. The computed stress field is transferred to a DBEM environment and superimposed to the stress field produced by a remote fatigue traction load applied on a friction stir welded cracked specimen. Numerical results are compared with experimental data showing good agreement and...

  5. Measurement of throughwall residual stresses in large-diameter piping butt weldments using strain-gauge techniques

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    Measurements of throughwall distributions of the residual stresses in five large-diameter Type 304 stainless steel Schedule 80 butt weldments are presented. Three weldments were fabricated using conventional welding procedure; one weldment was fabricated by a heat sink welding procedure in which water spray cooling was applied to the inner surface after the initial closure pass; and one weldment was fabricated using a last-pass heat sink welding procedure. Four of the weldments were fabricated strictly for stress measurements; however, one of the weldments is from an operating reactor which was in service for approximately twelve years. Numerical simulations of the analytical procedures used to derive the throughwall stress distributions are presented and used to assess the adequacy of the procedures. Possible effects of these stress distributions on the nature of crack growth in large-diameter weldments are discussed briefly

  6. Welding of Thermomechanically Rolled Steel by Yb:YAG Disk Laser / Spawanie Stali Walcowanej Termomechanicznie Laserem Dyskowym Yb:YAG

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    Lisiecki A.

    2015-01-01

    Autogenous laser welding of 5.0 mm thick butt joints of thermomechanically rolled steel S700MC was investigated. The Yb:YAG disk laser TruDisk 3302 emitted at 1.03 μm was used for the trials of autogenous welding. The effect of laser welding parameters and thus thermal conditions of welding on weld shape, microstructure of weld metal and heat affected zone (HAZ), tensile strength, bending angle, impact toughness and microhardness profile was determined. Studies have shown that it is advantage...

  7. Hot press and roll welding of titanium-6-percent-aluminum-4-percent-vanadium bar and sheet with auto-vacuum cleaning

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    Holko, K. H.

    1972-01-01

    Hot press butt welds were made in 0.5 in. diameter bar, and roll lap welds were made in 0.060 in. thick sheet of Ti-6A1-4V. For hot press welds made after auto-vacuum cleaning at 1800 F for 2 hours, weld strength and ductility equaled the parent metal properties. Only 5 minutes of pressing time were needed at 1800 F and 200 psi to make the hot press welds. Roll welds were made in sheet at 1750 F with only 10 percent deformation. The welds in the bar and sheet were metallurgically indistinguishable from the parent material.

  8. Resistance welding of tubes at low regidual pressure jn tube cavity

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    The procedure of butt resistance welding of boilers in diameter of 32 mm at low residual pressure in tube cavities has been studied. It is shown that the creation of low residual pressure in tube cavity makes it possible to produce qualitative joints of tubes of the 20, 12Kh1MF, 12Kh18N12T steels. The maximum relative deformation in the butt zone should be in the range of 0.5...0.6

  9. Vision of the Arc for Quality Documentation and for Closed Loop Control of the Welding Process

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    Kristiansen, Morten; Kristiansen, Ewa; Jensen, Casper Houmann;

    2014-01-01

    For gas metal arc welding a vision system was developed, which was robust to monitor the position of the arc. The monitoring documents the welding quality indirectly and a closed loop fuzzy control was implemented to control an even excess penetration. For welding experiments on a butt......-joint with a V-groove with varying root gapthe system demonstrated increased welding quality compared to the system with no control. The system was implemented with a low cost vision system, which makes the system interesting to apply in industrial welding automation systems....

  10. Investigation of the corrosion behaviour of laser-TIG hybrid welded Mg alloys

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    The paper presents the corrosion behaviour of the laser-tungsten inert gas welded Mg alloy. The effects of microstructure variations of Mg alloy joint on the corrosion behaviour and reliabilities of joint are investigated. The results demonstrate that the effects of some weld defects and precipitated phases on the corrosion behaviour of weld joint are very little, and corrosion resistance of joint is predominantly influenced by grain refinement or interactions of grain refinement and continued net-shaped β phases. Moreover, the corrosion resistance of weld joints and welding mode (butt and lap joint) keep a close relation, which must not be ignored.

  11. Ultrasonic examination of stainless steel EB welds by an immersion technique

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    The authors report the development of an ultrasonic examination method of austenitic stainless steel electron beam (EB) welds. This method is based on an automatic immersion technique employing focused transducers and is aimed at detecting both the weld soundness and penetration. The authors describe the examination procedure with a calibration of the ultrasonic equipment, a complete weld scanning, and a repetition of the calibration for matters of verification. They also describe how results are interpreted in terms of wave soundness (attenuation) and weld penetration. They discuss the reliability of the examination procedure. They comment results obtained for EB butt welds in a AISI 304 pipe

  12. Application of Taguchi approach to optimize friction stir welding parameters of polyethylene

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    Bejaoui S.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents experimental and numerical results of butt friction stir welding of high density polyethylene. The FSW designed tool insulates the welded samples and preserves the heat gained from friction thus avoiding the appearance of blisters and splits after welding. The experimental tests, conducted according to combinations of process factors such as rotation speed, welding speed, pin diameter and hold time at beginning welding, were carried out according the Taguchi orthogonal table L27 in randomized way. Temperatures in the joint during the welding operation and flow stresses from the tensile tests of welded samples were measured and variances were analyzed. Identified models were used to simulate, by finite elements, the tensile tests performed on specimens having a weld cordon in their active area. The results show coherence between the numerical predictions and experimental observations in different cases of weld cordon mechanical behaviour.

  13. Weldability of dissimilar joint between PNC-FMS and Type 316 steel under electron beam welding

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    The dissimilar butt welding joint of 11Cr-ferritic/martensitic steel (PNC-FMS) and Type 316 austenitic stainless steel (SUS316) produced by electron beam (EB) welding was studied. This study was carried out to investigate optimization of EB welding and postweld heat treatment (PWHT) for the wrapper tube materials. Optimum EB welding conditions were a focus position of 30–40 mm and a welding speed of 1750–2000 mm/min, and optimum PWHT was performed after welding at 690°C for 60 min. As a result, no formation of δ-ferrite was observed adjacent to the fusion zone, and the mechanical properties of the welds were similar to those of the base material. In this regard, EB welding is a proper fusion welding process for dissimilar PNC-FMS and SUS316. (author)

  14. Disk Laser Welding of Car Body Zinc Coated Steel Sheets / Spawanie Laserem Dyskowym Blach Ze Stali Karoseryjnej Ocynkowanej

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    Lisiecki A.; Burdzik R.; Siwiec G.; Konieczny Ł.; Warczek J.; Folęga P.; Oleksiak B.

    2015-01-01

    Autogenous laser welding of 0.8 mm thick butt joints of car body electro-galvanized steel sheet DC04 was investigated. The Yb:YAG disk laser TruDisk 3302 with the beam spot diameter of 200 μm was used. The effect of laser welding parameters and technological conditions on weld shape, penetration depth, process stability, microstructure and mechanical performance was determined. It was found that the laser beam spot focused on the top surface of a butt joint tends to pass through the gap, espe...

  15. The effect of thermal properties and weld efficiency on residual stresses in welding

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    E. Armentani

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: A parametric model is adopted and the technique of element “birth and death” is used to estimate theeffect of thermal properties and weld efficiency on residual stresses in butt weld joints.Design/methodology/approach: Residual stresses and distortions on butt welded joints are numericallyevaluated by means of finite element method. The FE analysis allows to highlight and evaluate the stress fieldand its gradient around the fusion zone of welded joints, higher than any other located in the surrounding area.Findings: The main conclusion is the significant effect of varying the value of the conductivity on residualstresses.Practical implications: Several experimental destructive and non destructive techniques for directly measuringresidual stress have been developed. However, the application of these methods in practice is usually limitedby either cost or accuracy. Numerical simulation based on finite element techniques, therefore, offers acomprehensive solution for the prediction of residual stress and strain as well as welding distortion in complexwelded structures.Originality/value: In this study it is shown that the technique of element “birth and death” can be usefullyapplied to welding process in order to take in account the effect of the thermal properties of materials.

  16. Effect of welding process, type of electrode and electrode core diameter on the tensile property of 304L austenitic stainless steel

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    Akinlabi OYETUNJI; Nwafagu NWIGBOJI

    2014-01-01

    The effect of welding process, type of electrode and electrode core diameter on the tensile property of AISI 304L Austenitic Stainless Steel (ASS) was studied. The tensile strength property of ASS welded samples was evaluated. Prepared samples of the ASS were welded under these three various variables. Tensile test was then carried out on the welded samples. It was found that the reduction in ultimate tensile strength (UTS) of the butt joint samples increases with increase in core diameter of...

  17. The non-destructive testing of transition welds

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    This paper reviews C.E.G.B. experience of the NDT of transition butt welds joining tubes, pipes and thick plates. Pre-service inspection has been predominantly by radiography, while dye penetrants have been most frequently used for the in-service inspection of pipe to pipe welds. Some ultrasonic inspection has been performed with conventional techniques but its value was uncertain because of high attenuation and scatter in the weld metal. Nevertheless, ultrasonics is potentially the most useful technique, particularly for in-service inspection. Recent laboratory work is described which shows that the ultrasonic inspection of transition welds presents essentially the same problems as for austenitic welds of similar geometry, and that a limited sensitivity inspection is usually possible. The welding process used and the thickness of the weldment are identified as the most important factors governing the inspection capability. (author)

  18. Butte Digital Image Project: Shifting Focus from Collection to Community

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    Pierson, Patricia

    2010-01-01

    The Butte Free Public Library was established in 1894. At that time, head librarian J. Davies published a catalog of the opening collection. Two fires and one flood later, many of the monographs from that original collection list have, remarkably, survived. Because of this, in part, the library, now known as the Butte-Silver Bow Public Library…

  19. Stress corrosion cracking susceptibility of dissimilar stainless steels welded joints

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    J. Łabanowski

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The aim of the current study is to reveal the influence of welding conditions on structure and stresscorrosion cracking resistance of dissimilar stainless steels butt welded joints.Design/methodology/approach: Butt joints between duplex 2205 and austenitic 316L steels were performedwith the use of submerged arc welding (SAW method. The plates 15 mm in thickness were welded with heatinput in the range of 1.15 – 3.2 kJ/mm using duplex steel filler metal. Microstructure examinations and corrosiontests were carried out. Slow strain rate tests (SSRT were performed in inert (glycerin and aggressive (boiling35% MgCl2 solution environments.Findings: It was shown that place of the lowest resistance to stress corrosion cracking is heat affected zone atduplex steel side of dissimilar joins. That phenomenon was connected with undesirable structure of that zoneconsisted of great amount of coarse ferrite grains and acicular austenite precipitates. High welding inputs do notdeteriorate stress corrosion cracking resistance of welds.Research limitations/implications: High welding heat inputs should enhance the precipitation process ofintermetallic phases in the HAZ. It is necessary to continue the research to determine the relationship betweenwelding parameters, obtained structures, and corrosion resistance of dissimilar stainless steels welded joints.Practical implications: Application of more productive joining process for dissimilar welds like submerged arcwelding instead of currently employed gas metal arc welding (GMAW method will be profitable in terms ofreduction the welding costs.Originality/value: The stress corrosion cracking resistance of dissimilar stainless steel welded joints wasdetermined. The zone of the weaker resistance to stress corrosion cracking was pointed out.

  20. Analysis and Comparison of Friction Stir Welding and Laser Assisted Friction Stir Welding of Aluminum Alloy

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    Sabina Luisa Campanelli

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Friction Stir Welding (FSW is a solid-state joining process; i.e., no melting occurs. The welding process is promoted by the rotation and translation of an axis-symmetric non-consumable tool along the weld centerline. Thus, the FSW process is performed at much lower temperatures than conventional fusion welding, nevertheless it has some disadvantages. Laser Assisted Friction Stir Welding (LAFSW is a combination in which the FSW is the dominant welding process and the laser pre-heats the weld. In this work FSW and LAFSW tests were conducted on 6 mm thick 5754H111 aluminum alloy plates in butt joint configuration. LAFSW is studied firstly to demonstrate the weldability of aluminum alloy using that technique. Secondly, process parameters, such as laser power and temperature gradient are investigated in order to evaluate changes in microstructure, micro-hardness, residual stress, and tensile properties. Once the possibility to achieve sound weld using LAFSW is demonstrated, it will be possible to explore the benefits for tool wear, higher welding speeds, and lower clamping force.

  1. Fiber-laser welding for ultra-high tensile strength steel and stainless steel

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    Ultra-high tensile strength steel of 980 or 1150 MPa class has been often used for a large scale construction machine with lightweight parts because of transport weight limit. This steel needs its pre-processing before welding and has a tendency of delayed cracking, that requests a high welding technique with qualified welders. Austenitic stainless steel frequency used for nuclear energy related equipments has much strains caused by welding because of a large coefficient of thermal expansion. As a welding with small amount of its heat input and without a large size facility like a vacuum chamber, a fiber-laser welding was chosen to apply to equipments made of ultra-high tensile strength steel and stainless steel. Tensile and bending tests for I-butt and around 2mm root gap welded joints of high strength steel of 980 MPa showed their mechanical properties were similar to those of base metal. I-butt welded joints of high strength steel of 1150 MPa showed similar mechanical properties of base metal but as for root gap welded joint, a filler metal was not available. With filler metal of 980 MPa instead, the welded joints showed similar tensile strength of base metal but a crack occurred at the bending test according to the JIS welding procedure qualification specification. Application of fiber laser welding to stainless steel had been conducted successfully for I-butt welded joints of good penetration up to the plate thickness of 8mm. As an example, T-joint of mercury target vessel for J-PARC was produced by fiber laser welding, that became to apply to other nuclear equipments. (T. Tanaka)

  2. Cyclically controlled welding purge chamber

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    Gallagher, Robert L. (Inventor)

    1996-01-01

    An arrangement for butt-welding cylindrical sections of large, thin-wall tanks includes a rotatable mandrel with side-by-side sets of radial position adjusters. Each set of adjusters bears on one of the tank sections adjacent the seam, to prevent the sections from sagging out-of-round. The mandrel rotates relative to the welder, so that a continuous seam is formed. A purge chamber is fixed in position behind the seam at the weld head, and is flushed with inert gas. The purge chamber includes a two-sided structure which is contiguous with the cylindrical sections and a circumferential vane to form an open-ended tube-like structure, through which the radial position adjusters pass as the mandrel and cylindrical workpiece sections rotate. The tube-like structure is formed into a chamber by a plurality of movable gates which are controlled to maintain a seal while allowing adjusters to progress through the purge chamber.

  3. Gas tungsten arc welding assisted hybrid friction stir welding of dissimilar materials Al6061-T6 aluminum alloy and STS304 stainless steel

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    Highlights: ► GTAW assisted hybrid friction stir welding (HFSW) has been carried out for dissimilar butt joint. ► Mechanical strength of dissimilar butt joint by HFSW and FSW has been investigated and compared. ► Microstructure of dissimilar butt joint by HFSW and FSW has been investigated and compared. -- Abstract: The aim of this research is to evaluate the potential for using the gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) assisted hybrid friction stir welding (HFSW) process to join a stainless steel alloy (STS304) to an aluminum alloy (Al6061) in order to improve the weld strength. The difference in mechanical and microstructural characteristics of dissimilar joint by friction stir welding (FSW) and HFSW has been investigated and compared. Transverse tensile strength of approximately 93% of the aluminum alloy (Al6061) base metal tensile strength is obtained with HFSW, which is higher than the tensile strength of FSW welds. This may be due to the enhanced material plastic flow and partial annealing effect in dissimilar materials due to preheating of stainless steel surface by GTAW, resulting in significantly increased elongation of welds. The results indicate that HFSW that integrates GTAW preheating to FSW is advantageous in joining dissimilar combinations compared to conventional FSW.

  4. Residual stresses in 2 1/4Cr1Mo welds

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    Two separate investigations, initiated in an attempt to explain the large amount of residual stress scatter previously observed in the weld metal of eighteen nominally identical thick-section 2 1/4Cr1Mo butt welds, are described in this paper. The first examined the detailed surface residual stress distributions in 2 1/4Cr1Mo manual arc circumferential butt welds in 80mm and 100mm thick 1/2Cr1/2Mo1/4V steam pipe. High residual stresses were found in the regions of overlap between adjacent weld beads, with low values in virgin weld metal. The second utilised single pass manual metal arc bead-in-groove welds to investigate the effects of preheat and weld metal composition on weld metal residual stresses. In four weld metals, mild steel, 1/2Cr1/2Mo1/4V, 1Cr1/2Mo, and 2 1/4Cr1Mo, the residual stresses were very similar, becoming less tensile (or more compressive) with increase of preheat, while the residual stresses in the fifth weld metal (12Cr) were significantly different, being compressive and less affected by preheat. In both investigations the effects have been described in terms of the basic metallurgical phenomena occurring in the weld metal. (author)

  5. Welding Curriculum.

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    Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Div. of Adult and Vocational Education.

    This competency-based curriculum guide is a handbook for the development of welding trade programs. Based on a survey of Alaskan welding employers, it includes all competencies a student should acquire in such a welding program. The handbook stresses the importance of understanding the principles associated with the various elements of welding.…

  6. Welding IV.

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    Allegheny County Community Coll., Pittsburgh, PA.

    Instructional objectives and performance requirements are outlined in this course guide for Welding IV, a competency-based course in advanced arc welding offered at the Community College of Allegheny County to provide students with proficiency in: (1) single vee groove welding using code specifications established by the American Welding Society…

  7. A study on the CO2 laser welding characteristics of high strength steel up to 1500 MPa for automotive application

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    C.-H. Kim; J.-K. Choi; M.-J. Kang; Y.-D. Park

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: This paper presents the mechanical and metallurgical characteristics of laser weldments for automotive steels with high strength ranging from 370 MPa to 1500 MPa.Design/methodology/approach: Butt joint welding was conducted on high strength steel sheets by using a CO2 laser with 6 kW output power. For sound welds with full penetration, the proper welding conditions were chosen and the cross-sectional bead shape, tensile strength, hardness profile and micro-structure were evaluated ...

  8. Optimization of GMAW process of AA 6063-T5 aluminum alloy butt joints based on the response surface methodology and on the bead geometry

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    The geometry of the weld beads is characterized by the overhead, the width and the penetration. These values are indices of the behavior of the welded joint and therefore, they can be considered as factors that control the process. This work is performed to optimize the GMAW process of the aluminum alloy AA 6063-T5 by means of the response surface methodology (RSM). The variables herein considered are the arc voltage, the welding speed, the wire feed speed and the separation between surfaces in butt joints. The response functions that are herein studied are the overhead, the width, the penetration and the angle of the bead. The obtained results by RSM show high grade of agreement with the experimental values. The procedure is experimentally validated by welding for the theoretically obtained optimized technological conditions and a wide agreement between theoretical and experimental values is found. (Author) 16 refs.

  9. Measurement of through-thickness residual stress in T-butt weldments of offshore steel by high resolution neutron diffraction

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    The use of high resolution neutron diffraction to measure, nondestructively, the residual strain and hence the residual stress variation through the heat affected zone and into the plate beneath the toe of a T-butt is described. The effects on the strain variation of post weld heat treatment, and of fatigue loading until a crack is formed in the plate, have been investigated. The results indicate the power of the neutron diffraction technique to obtain unique information on the strain distribution with a weldment. (author)

  10. Simultaneous control of weld pool size and position for precision TIG welding

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    This paper describes the application of novel feedback control techniques to the welding of the thermal sleeve joint for fast reactor heat exchangers. It is required to produce a full penetration Tee-butt weld between a tube and flange, without fusion into the tube bore. Two complementary feedback control systems are therefore employed: (a) the penetration of the Tee-butt weld is ensured by viewing the back of the weld with photodiodes, the signals from which control the current and travel speed; and (b) protrusion into the bore is prevented by measuring the radiation from the bore surface by means of photodiodes: the signal from these is applied to a magnetic arc deflector, which controls the position of the arc with respect to the tube to maintain the required bore temperature. The system has been demonstrated experimentally, and it is shown that the feedback control system enables consistently good quality welds to be made in a situation where quality control is notoriously difficult. (author)

  11. CO2 laser beam welding of high manganese cast steel; Komangan chuko no tansan gas laser beam yosetsu

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    Kataoka, Y. [University of Industrial Technology, Kanagawa (Japan); Miyazaki, T. [Chiba Institute of Technology, Chiba (Japan); Umeda, T. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-05-25

    Butt-welding was attempted on high manganese cast steel by using CO2 laser to discuss its applicability. A fabricated test piece of austenite structure with a thickness of 2 mm was butt-welded under prescribed conditions while argon shielding gas is being sprayed. The following findings were obtained: the penetration has reached bottom of the plate without having a heat affected zone remaining and without causing bend; the butt-welding is possible; average bead width tends to increase as the laser output was increased; laser speed to obtain proper bead shape is between 1000 and 2400 W when welding speed is 2.5 times 10 {sup -2} m/s; a welding speed at which depth of fusion reaching bottom of a test piece can be obtained is 5 times 10 {sup -2} m/s or greater when the output is 1500W; the average bead width increases linearly with increasing welding heat input; and weld structure changes into a dendrite structure due to self-cooling effect, but their hardness differ very little from that of the base material. A bending test revealed that tenacity in welds will not decrease. Carbon and manganese in welds do not cause macro-segregation. 34 refs., 11 figs., 2 tabs.

  12. A repair process for an heterogenous welded joint between a nuclear reactor component tube and a pipe

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    The repairing process involves cutting a tubular section of the tube (made of low alloy steel) and the pipe (made of austenitic stainless steel), which includes the welded joint, and preparing an heterogenous tubular section for substitution (a first section, made of ferritic steel, is butt welded to a second section, made of austenitic stainless steel); the tubular section is then narrow-joint welded with the low-alloy steel tube, and finally welded to the austenitic stainless steel pipe. Application to repairing a welded joint between a pressurizer tube and an expansion pipe connected to the primary circuit. (author). 5 refs., 4 figs

  13. Welding process

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    This invention relates to a process for making a large number of weld beads as separate contours, spaced out from each other, by means of an automatic welding head. Under this invention, after striking the arc in the prescribed manner and positioning the torch on the first contour to be welded and having made the first weld bead, the torch current is reduced to bring about a part fade out of the arc. The torch is then moved to the starting position on a second contour to be welded where a static timed pre-fusion is effected by resumption of the welding current to carry out the second weld bead by following the second welding contour in the same manner and so forth. The invention particularly applies to the welding of tube ends to a tube plate

  14. Laser beam welding and friction stir welding of 6013-T6 aluminium alloy sheet

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    Butt welds of 1.6 mm thick 6013-T6 sheet were produced using laser beam welding and friction stir welding processes. Employing the former joining technique, filler powders of the alloys Al-5%Mg and Al-12%Si were used. Microstructure, hardness profiles, tensile properties and the corrosion behaviour of the welds in the as-welded condition were investigated. The hardness in the weld zone was lower compared to that of the base material in the peak-aged temper. Hardness minima were measured in the fusion zone and in the thermomechanically affected zone for laser beam welded and friction stir welded joints, respectively. Metallographic and fractographic examinations revealed pores in the fusion zone of the laser beam welds. Porosity was higher in welds made using the filler alloy Al-5%Mg than using the filler metal Al-12%Si. Transmission electron microscopy indicated that the β'' (Mg2Si) hardening precipitates were dissolved in the weld zone due to the heat input of the joining processes. Joint efficiencies achieved for laser beam welds depended upon the filler powders, being about 60 and 80% using the alloys Al-5%Mg and Al-12%Si, respectively. Strength of the friction stir weld approached over 80% of the ultimate tensile strength of the 6013-T6 base material. Fracture occurred in the region of hardness minima unless defects in the weld zone led to premature failure. The heat input during welding did not cause a degradation of the corrosion behaviour of the welds, as found in continuous immersion tests in an aqueous chloride-peroxide solution. In contrast to the 6013-T6 parent material, the weld zone was not sensitive to intergranular corrosion. Alternate immersion tests in 3.5% NaCl solution indicated high stress corrosion cracking resistance of the joints. For laser beam welded sheet, the weld zone of alternately immersed specimens suffered severe degradation by pitting and intergranular corrosion, which may be associated with galvanic coupling of filler metal and

  15. Ultrasonic defects measurements of fuel welded joints

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    Fuel elements welding joints of atomic power station should provide hermetic state of sheath in the course of exploitation period. The quality of welded joints is determined by non-destructive methods of control. Weld width and defects' evidence are determined by ultrasonic means in butt resistance welding joints of fuel elements. The boundary of a weld line is not structurally heterogeneous, so the reflection of waves with the frequency up to 50 MHz is not observed, that allows to obtain high sensitivity to small defects with opening of ∼ 0.4 x 10-3 mm. The best results could be achieved by means of supervision of two-dimensional images of defects. The program of data processing makes it possible to measure the width of the weld with the accuracy of ± 0.1 mm and sizes of defects. Fast generation (∼ 25 sec.) of weld images at C and B - scanning could be obtained as well. High sensitivity to small defects occurs through utilization of diffraction of spherical ultrasonic wave's effect. The proposed method of defects' measurements could be applied to different technical problems of atomic industry and mechanical engineering. (author)

  16. Effects of flashing and upset sequences on microstructure, hardness, and tensile properties of welded structural steel joints

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    Highlights: → Flash butt welding ASTM A529 steel specimens with varied process settings. → Tensile, hardness, and nondestructive evaluation of welds and HAZs. → Acicular ferrite in weld zone provides necessary strength and ductility. → Maximum hardness achieved within the weld zone. → Quantity of interfacial inclusions depends on upset dimension and flashing time. -- Abstract: In this study, ASTM A529 carbon-manganese steel angle specimens were joined by flash butt welding and the effects of varying process parameter settings were investigated. The resulting weld metal and heat affected zones were examined and further processed using tensile testing, Rockwell hardness testing, ultrasonic scanning, optical microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive spectroscopy. Test results showed that hardness was increased in the weld zone for all specimens, which can be attributed to the extensive deformation of the upset operation. Statistical analysis of experimental data highlighted the sensitivity of weld strength and the presence of weld zone inclusions and interfacial defects to the process factors of upset current, flashing time duration, and upset dimension. Microstructural analysis revealed various phases within the weld and heat affected zone, including acicular ferrite, Widmanstatten or side-plate ferrite, and grain boundary ferrite. Fractography of tensile specimens indicated brittle cleavage fracture within the weld zone for certain factor combinations. The significance of process factor levels on microstructure, fracture characteristics, and weld zone strength, inclusions, and embrittlement was analyzed.

  17. Socket welding method

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    Upon joining of metal tubes having a same composition, a metal having a corrosion potential higher by from 50 to 300mV than that of the metal which constitutes the metal tube is disposed at the periphery of the joint portion of the metal tubes in order to improve corrosion resistance of the joint portion of pipelines in a plant such as a nuclear reactor. In a socket joint in which metal tubes having a greater outer diameter than the inner diameter of the other are fitted to each other at the joint portion, more remarkable effect can be obtained. This is because the area of the gap portion is greater than in the case of butt welding. Further, it is preferred that a metal having a corrosion potential greater by from 50 to 300mV than that of the metal tube is interposed at least to a portion of the overlapped portion of the tubes in order to prevent corrosion of the gap portion. Then, a carbon steel pipe weld-joint having sufficiently high resistance to temperature and pressure water SCC can be attained in a BWR reactor water circumstance, and the safety of the BWR can be ensured, as well as the working life of the reactor plant can be attained. (N.H.)

  18. Advanced Welding Concepts

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    Ding, Robert J.

    2010-01-01

    Four advanced welding techniques and their use in NASA are briefly reviewed in this poster presentation. The welding techniques reviewed are: Solid State Welding, Friction Stir Welding (FSW), Thermal Stir Welding (TSW) and Ultrasonic Stir Welding.

  19. Ultrasonic-assisted friction stir welding on V95AT1 (7075) aluminum alloy

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    Tarasov, S. Yu.; Rubtsov, V. Ye.; Kolubaev, E. A.; Ivanov, A. N.; Fortuna, S. V.; Eliseev, A. A.

    2015-10-01

    Ultrasonic-assisted friction stir butt welding on aluminum alloy V95AT1 (7075) has been carried out. Samples have been characterized using metallography, microhardness and XRD. As shown, ultrasonic treatment during welding provides extra plasticizing of metal and better stirring efficiency. The latter serves for elimination of defects, such as root flaw and grain refining in the stir zone. The stress state in the welded joint is characterized by tensile stress in the direction of the weld seam centerline and compression in the transversal direction. The ultrasonic treatment was shown to increase the compression stress and relieve the tensile one.

  20. Applicability assessment of plug weld to ITER vacuum vessel by crack propagation analysis

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    In order to improve the fabricability of the vacuum vessel (VV) of International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), applicability of plug weld between VV outer shell and stiffening ribs/blanket support housings has been assessed using crack propagation analysis for the plug weld. The ITER VV is a double-wall structure of inner and outer shells with ribs and housings between the shells. For the fabrication of VV, ribs and housings are welded to outer shell after welding to inner shell. A lot of weld grooves should be adjusted for welding outer shell. The plug weld is that outer shells with slit at the weld region are set on ribs/housings then outer shells are welded to them by filling the slits with weld metal. The plug weld can allow larger tolerance of weld groove gap than ordinary butt weld. However, un-welded lengths parallel to outer sell surface remain in the plug weld region. It is necessary to evaluate the allowable un-welded length to apply the plug weld to ITER VV fabrication. For the assessment, the allowable un-welded lengths have been calculated by crack propagation analyses for load conditions, conservatively assuming the un-welded region is a crack. In the analyses, firstly allowable crack lengths are calculated from the stresses of the weld region. Then assuming initial crack length, crack propagation is calculated during operation period. Allowable initial crack lengths are determined on the condition that the propagated cracks should not exceed the allowable crack lengths. The analyses have been carried out for typical inboard straight region and inboard upper curved region with the maximum housing stress. The allowable initial cracks of ribs are estimated to be 8.8mm and 38mm for the rib and the housing, respectively, considering inspection error of 4.4mm. Plug weld between outer shell and ribs/housings could be applicable. (author)

  1. Corrosion Resistance of Synergistic Welding Process of Aluminium Alloy 6061 T6 in Sea Water

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    Kharia Salman Hassan

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This work involves studying corrosion resistance of AA 6061T6 butt welded joints using Two different welding processes, tungsten inert gas (TIG and a solid state welding process known as friction stir welding, TIG welding process carried out by using Rolled sheet of thickness6mm to obtain a weld joint with dimension of (100, 50, 5 mm using ER4043 DE (Al Si5 as filler metal and argon as shielding gas, while Friction stir welding process carried out using CNC milling machine with a tool of rotational speed 1000 rpm and welding speed of 50mm/min to obtain the same butt joint dimensions. Also one of weld joint in the same dimensions subjected to synergistic weld process TIG and FSW weld process at the same previous weld conditions. All welded joints were tested by X-ray radiography and Faulty pieces were excluded. The joints without defects used to prepare many specimens for Corrosion test by the dimensions of (15*15*3 mm according to ASTM G71-31. Specimens subjected to micro hardness and microstructure test. Corrosion test was achieved by potential at scan rate( +1000 ,-1000mv/sec to estimate corrosion parameters by extrapolator Tafle method after polarized ±100 mv around open circuit potential,in seawater (3.5%NaCl at a temperature of 25°C. From result which obtained by Tafel equation. It was found that corrosion rate for TIG weld joint was higher than the others but synergistic weld process contributed in improving TIG corrosion resistance by a percentage of 14.3%. and FSW give the lest corrosion rate comparing with base metal.

  2. Development of laser welding techniques for vanadium alloys

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    Strain, R.V.; Leong, K.H.; Smith, D.L. [Argonne National Laboratory, IL (United States)

    1996-10-01

    Laser welding is potentially advantageous because of its flexibility and the reduced amount of material affected by the weld. Bead-on-plate and butt welds were previously performed to depths of about 4 mm with a 6-kW CO{sub 2} laser on V-4%Cr-4%Ti and V-5%Cr-5%Ti alloys. These welds were made at a speed of 0.042 m/s using argon purging at a flow rate of 2.8 m{sup 3}/s. The purge was distributed with a diffuser nozzle aimed just behind the laser beam during the welding operation. The fusion zones of welds made under these conditions consisted of very fine, needle-shaped grains and were also harder than the bulk metal (230-270 dph, compared to {approx}180 dph for the bulk metal). A limited number of impact tests showed that the as-welded ductile-brittle transition temperatures (DBTT) was above room temperature, but heat treatment at 1000{degrees}C for 1 h in vacuum reduced the DBTT to <{minus}25{degrees}C. Activities during this reporting period focused on improvements in the purging system and determination of the effect of welding speed on welds. A 2-kW continuous YAG laser at Lumonics Corp. in Livonia, MI, was used to make 34 test welds for this study.

  3. Steel welding.

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    Kučera, Marek

    2011-01-01

    Topic of the thesis concerns the problem of steel welding. The aim was to give acomprehensive overview on the topic, describe the known methods, advantages and disadvantages of welding technology. The introductory part is focused on introducing the basics of the process required to produce high-quality connections. Chapter three offers an overview of known and used welding methods with thein brief description of the method. The next chapter describes steel as material suitable for welding....

  4. Weldability of A7075-T651 and AZ31B dissimilar alloys by MIG welding method based on welding appearances

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    It is not recommended to weld aluminium and magnesium dissimilar alloys using fusion welding method because of the formation of AlmMgn type intermetallic brittle compounds like Mg2Al3, Mg17Al12 etc. in the welding joint. These brittle compounds deteriorate the mechanical properties of the joint. But so far, insufficient researches have been attempted to stop the formation of AlmMgn type intermetallic brittle compounds in fusion welding method. The aim of this research work was to investigate on the weldability between A7075-T651 and AZ31B dissimilar alloys based on welding appearances and study the formation of intermetallic brittle compounds at the joint. In this research, A7075-T651 and AZ31B alloys were welded using ER5356 filler wire in MIG welding method in butt configuration. 100% argon was used as shielding gas. The results showed that, most of the welding appearances were moderate. The macroscopic investigation at all welding cross section showed that a lot of AlmMgn intermetallic brittle compounds were formed at the interface between weld seam and AZ31B parent metal side which caused macro cracks. A good number of macro pores were also observed at AZ31B parent metal side. These cracks and pores could easily cause the failure of the joint at very low stress.

  5. Friction Stir Welding in HSLA-65 Steel: Part I. Influence of Weld Speed and Tool Material on Microstructural Development

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    Barnes, S. J.; Bhatti, A. R.; Steuwer, A.; Johnson, R.; Altenkirch, J.; Withers, P. J.

    2012-07-01

    A systematic set of single-pass full penetration friction stir bead-on-plate and butt-welds in HSLA-65 steel were produced using a range of different traverse speeds (50 to 500 mm/min) and two tool materials (W-Re and PCBN). Microstructural analysis of the welds was carried out using optical microscopy, and hardness variations were also mapped across the weld-plate cross sections. The maximum and minimum hardnesses were found to be dependent upon both welding traverse speed and tool material. A maximum hardness of 323 Hv(10) was observed in the mixed martensite/bainite/ferrite microstructure of the weld nugget for a welding traverse speed of 200 mm/min using a PCBN tool. A minimum hardness of 179 Hv(10) was found in the outer heat-affected zone (OHAZ) for welding traverse speed of 50 mm/min using a PCBN tool. The distance from the weld centerline to the OHAZ increased with decreasing weld speed due to the greater heat input into the weld. Likewise for similar energy inputs, the size of the transformed zone and the OHAZ increased on moving from a W-Re tool to a PCBN tool probably due to the poorer thermal conductivity of the PCBN tool. The associated residual stresses are reported in Part II of this series of articles.

  6. Welding Technician

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    Smith, Ken

    2009-01-01

    About 95% of all manufactured goods in this country are welded or joined in some way. These welded products range in nature from bicycle handlebars and skyscrapers to bridges and race cars. The author discusses what students need to know about careers for welding technicians--wages, responsibilities, skills needed, career advancement…

  7. Numerical modelling of liquid material flow in the fusion zone of hybrid welded joint

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    Kubiak, M.

    2011-01-01

    This paper concerns modelling of liquid metal motion in the fusion zone of laser-arc hybrid butt-welded plate. Velocity field in the fusion zone and temperature field in welded plate were obtained on the basis of the solution of mass, momentum and energy conservationsequations. Differential equations were solved using Chorin’s projection method and finite volume method. Melting and solidificationprocesses were taken into account in calculations assuming fuzzy solidification front where fluid ...

  8. Composite Aluminum-Copper Sheet Material by Friction Stir Welding and Cold Rolling

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    Kahl, S.; Osikowicz, W.

    2013-01-01

    An aluminum alloy and a pure copper material were butt-joined by friction stir welding and subsequently cold rolled. The cold-rolling operation proved to be very advantageous because small voids present after friction stir welding were closed, the interface area per material thickness was enlarged, a thin intermetallic layer was partitioned, and the joint was strengthened by strain hardening. Tensile test specimens fractured in the heat-affected zone in the aluminum material; tensile strength...

  9. Numerical and experiment study of residual stress and strain in multi-pass GMA welding

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    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Recently, manufacturing industries have been concentrated on selection an optimal of welding parameter and condition that reduces the risk of mechanical failures on weld structures should be required in manufactory industry. In robotic GMA (Gas Metal Arc welding process, heat and mass inputs are coupled and transferred by the weld arc to the molten weld pool and by the molten metal that is being transferred to the weld pool. The amount and distribution of the input energy are basically controlled by the obvious and careful choices of welding process parameters in order to accomplish the optimal bead geometry and the desired mechanical properties of the quality weldment. The residual stress and welding deformation have the large impact on the failure of welded structures.Design/methodology/approach: To achieve the required precision for welded structures, it is required to predict the welding distortions at the early stages. Therefore, this study represented 2D Finite Element Method (FEM to predict residual stress and strain on thick SS400 steel metal plate.Findings: The experiment for Gas Metal Arc (GMA welding process is also performed with similar welding condition to validate the FE results. The simulated and experiment results provide good evidence that heat input is main dependent on the welding parameter and residual stress and distortions are mainly affected by amount on heat input during each weld-pass.Practical implications: This present study on based on the numerical analysis using ansys software, for a thick multi-pass GMA welding. A birth and death technique is employed to control the each weld pass welding.Originality/value: The developed 2D multi-pass model employs Goldak’s heat distribution, to simulate welding on SS400 steel butt-weld joint with a thickness of 16mm. moreover the numerical results are validated with experiment results.

  10. Friction Stir Welding of austenitic stainless steels

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    C. Meran

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Friction Stir Welding (FSW was applied austenitic stainless steels that is difficult to weld using FSW technique. Proper weld can be obtained by using appropriate welding parameter. In this paper, the effect of different tool rotational speeds, traverse speeds, compressive tool forces, and tool angles was investigated.Design/methodology/approach: The dimension of 3 mm x 75 mm x 150 mm two stainless steel plates were used and butt welded by FSW method using 7.5 kW vertical head milling machine. All welded test specimens were prepared perpendicular to the weld line in order to determine the mechanical properties and tested with 12 MPa/sec stress rate under stress control using a servo-hydraulic Instron 8801. Microstructure of the welding zone and macrograph of the heat affected zone was investigated by SEM.Findings: The average grain size in the SZ was between 3 and 7 μm, which is smaller than that in the BM. The average grain size in the HAZ was about 20 μm, which is half of that in the BM.Fine-grained microstructures are present the welded area. The dark bands observed in the weld zone were also detected the microstructure of the transition zone. Dark and narrow bands do not consist of pores or cavities. It was determined that these bands do not process an ultra fine-grained microstructure. They are Cr2O3 oxide layers which over the surface of stainless steels may have been ruptured during friction stir welding and may form bands inside the welding bead due to stirring.Research limitations/implications: The proper cooling system helps to prevent the stirrer tool from the deformation.Practical implications: The strength of the welded zone of AISI 304 stainless steel can be easily found by implementing welding design parameters and high quality joints can be obtained.Originality/value: This study was performed in the frame of the TUBITAK project no 106M504, „Friction Stir Weldability of Stainless Steels and Investigation of the

  11. Laser welding of Ti-Ni type shape memory alloy

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    The present study was undertaken to apply the laser welding to the joining of a shape memory alloy. Butt welding of a Ti-Ni type shape memory alloy was performed using 10 kW CO2 laser. The laser welded specimens showed successfully the shape memory effect and super elasticity. These properties were approximately identical with those of the base metal. The change in super elasticity of the welded specimen during tension cycling was investigated. Significant changes in stress-strain curves and residual strain were not observed in the laser welded specimen after the 50-time cyclic test. The weld metal exhibited the celler dendrite. It was revealed by electron diffraction analysis that the phase of the weld metal was the TiNi phase of B2 structure which is the same as the parent phase of base metal and oxide inclusions crystallized at the dendrite boundary. However, oxygen contamination in the weld metal by laser welding did not occur because there was almost no difference in oxygen content between the base metal and the weld metal. The transformation temperatures of the weld metal were almost the same as those of the base metal. From these results, laser welding is applicable to the joining of the Ti-Ni type shape memory alloy. As the application of laser welding to new shape memory devices, the multiplex shape memory device of welded Ti-50.5 at % Ni and Ti-51.0 at % Ni was produced. The device showed two-stage shape memory effects due to the difference in transformation temperature between the two shape memory alloys. (author)

  12. Influence of heat input on corrosion resistance of SAW welded duplex joints

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    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Purpose of this paper is description of influence of the heat input of submerged arc welding (SAW of duplex steel UNS S31803 on welded butt joints corrosion resistance.Design/methodology/approach: Butt joints on plates of 9 – 30 mm thickness were executed where the applied heat input of welding exceeded the 2.5 kJ/mm value. Maximum heat input level was HI ≤ 3.0; HI ≤ 3.5; HI ≤ 4.0; HI ≤ 4.5; HI ≤ 5.0. Analysis of welding heat input influence on mechanical properties, value of ferrite share, and corrosion of test joints has been done. Non-destructive and destructive testing, e. g. visual examinations, microstructure examination, corrosion resistance tests according to ASTM G48 Method A, HV5 hardness tests, impact and tensile test were carried out. For analysis of welding heat input influence on creation of welding imperfections, there were executed welding of sheet of thickness 9, 14, 28 mm.Findings: It was shown that submerged arc welding of duplex steel with the heat input from 2.5 kJ/mm up to 5.0 kJ/mm has no negative influence on properties of the joints. Based on the performed tests the conclusion is that according to DNV Rules the welding heat input exceeding the recommended values has no negative impact on strength properties and corrosion resistance of the executed welded joints.Research limitations/implications: Research implications the welding heat input exceeding the recommended values should influenced the precipitation processes in the HAZ, what need further experiments.Practical implications: Application of high value of the welding heat input will be profitable in terms of the welding costs.Originality/value: An original value of the paper is to prove that a usage of high value welding heat input provides the best joints quality.

  13. Friction stir welding of dissimilar joint between semi-solid metal 356 and AA 6061-T651 by computerized numerical control machine

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    Muhamad Tehyo; Prapas Muangjunburee; Somchai Chuchom

    2011-01-01

    The objective of this research is to investigate the effect of welding parameters on the microstructure and mechanicalproperties of friction stir welded butt joints of dissimilar aluminum alloy sheets between Semi-Solid Metal (SSM) 356 and AA6061-T651 by a Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) machine. The base materials of SSM 356 and AA 6061-T651 werelocated on the advancing side (AS) and on the retreating side (RS), respectively. Friction Stir Welding (FSW) parameterssuch as tool pin profil...

  14. Welding of Mo-Based Alloy Using Electron Beam and Laser-GTAW Hybrid Welding Techniques

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    Chatterjee, Anjan; Kumar, Santosh; Tewari, Raghvendra; Dey, Gautam Kumar

    2016-03-01

    In the current study, welding of TZM (molybdenum-based alloy) plates in square-butt configuration was carried out using electron beam and laser-GTAW hybrid power sources. Microstructures of weld joint containing three zones—parent metal, heat-affected zone, and fusion zone—were clearly identified when examined through optical and scanning electron microscopy. The weld joints were found to be sound with very wide fusion and heat-affected zones. The microstructure of the fusion zone was coarse-grained. as-solidified microstructure, while the microstructure of heat-affected zone was the recrystallized microstructure with reduction in grain size as distance from the fusion line increased. Microhardness profile using Vickers hardness tester was obtained across the weld region, and the tensile properties of the weld joints were evaluated by performing room temperature tensile test and fracture was examined using scanning electron microscope. Joint coefficient of the weld joints were ~40 to 45 pct of that of the parent metals with nonmeasurable tensile ductility with predominantly transgranular mode of fracture indicating weakness along the grain boundary. Detailed orientation imaging and transmission electron microscopy were carried out to understand the most dominating factor in introducing weld joint brittleness.

  15. Effect of Weld Tool Geometry on Friction Stir Welded Ti-6Al-4V

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    Querin, Joseph A.; Schneider, Judy A.

    2008-01-01

    In this study, flat 0.250" thick Ti-6Al-4V panels were friction stir welded (FSWed) using weld tools with tapered pins. The five different pin geometries of the weld tools included: 0 degree (straight cylinder), 15 degree, 30 degree, 45 degree, and 60 degree angles on the frustum. All weld tools had a smooth 7 degree concave shoulder and were made from microwave sintered tungsten carbide. For each weld tool geometry, the FSW process parameters were optimized to eliminate internal defects. All the welds were produced in position control with a 2.5 degree lead angle using a butt joint configuration for the panels. The process parameters of spindle rpm and travel speed were varied, altering the hot working conditions imparted to the workpiece. Load cells on the FSWing machine allowed for the torque, the plunge force, and the plow force to be recorded during welding. Resulting mechanical properties were evaluated from tensile tests results of the FSWjoints. Variations in the material flow were investigated by use of microstructural analysis including optical microscopy (OM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and orientation image mapping (aIM).

  16. Recommendations of the MRP-139: Inspection of Welds dissimilar in Nozzles PWR reactor vessel in Spain

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    The guide EPRI MRP-139, which provides the way forward for the inspection and evaluation of dissimilar butt welds, the primary system of PWR reactors, indicating the type of nondestructive testing to be done in these areas, based on discovered several cases of default in lnconel alloys 600 and 182 in American and European plants. The phenomenon of cracking.

  17. The study of welding residual stress test technology on inconel 690 alloy

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    The influence factors in measuring residual stress of Inconel 690 alloy with blind hole method. The fit between hole, strain gauge, and drilling depth were studied. The coefficients of A and B were determined. The satisfactory data were obtained in measuring residual stress of butt weld by above research results. (authors)

  18. Resistance welding

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    Bay, Niels; Zhang, Wenqi; Rasmussen, Mogens H.;

    2003-01-01

    Resistance welding comprises not only the well known spot welding process but also more complex projection welding operations, where excessive plastic deformation of the weld point may occur. This enables the production of complex geometries and material combinations, which are often not possible...... to weld by traditional spot welding operations. Such joining processes are, however, not simple to develop due to the large number of parameters involved. Development has traditionally been carried out by large experimental investigations, but the development of a numerical programme system has...... changed this enabling prediction of the welding performance in details. The paper describes the programme in short and gives examples on industrial applications. Finally investigations of causes for failure in a complex industrial joint of two dissimilar metals are carried out combining numerical...

  19. X-Ray diffraction technique applied to study of residual stresses after welding of duplex stainless steel plates

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    Monin, Vladimir Ivanovitch; Assis, Joaquim Teixeira de [Instituto Politecnico do Rio e Janeiro (IPRJ), Nova Friburgo, RJ (Brazil); Lopes, Ricardo Tadeu; Turibus, Sergio Noleto; Payao Filho, Joao C., E-mail: sturibus@nuclear.ufrj.br [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2014-08-15

    Duplex stainless steel is an example of composite material with approximately equal amounts of austenite and ferrite phases. Difference of physical and mechanical properties of component is additional factor that contributes appearance of residual stresses after welding of duplex steel plates. Measurements of stress distributions in weld region were made by X-ray diffraction method both in ferrite and austenite phases. Duplex Steel plates were joined by GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) technology. There were studied longitudinal and transverse stress components in welded butt joint, in heat affected zone (HAZ) and in points of base metal 10 mm from the weld. Residual stresses measured in duplex steel plates jointed by welding are caused by temperature gradients between weld zone and base metal and by difference of thermal expansion coefficients of ferrite and austenite phases. Proposed analytical model allows evaluating of residual stress distribution over the cross section in the weld region. (author)

  20. X-Ray diffraction technique applied to study of residual stresses after welding of duplex stainless steel plates

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    Duplex stainless steel is an example of composite material with approximately equal amounts of austenite and ferrite phases. Difference of physical and mechanical properties of component is additional factor that contributes appearance of residual stresses after welding of duplex steel plates. Measurements of stress distributions in weld region were made by X-ray diffraction method both in ferrite and austenite phases. Duplex Steel plates were joined by GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) technology. There were studied longitudinal and transverse stress components in welded butt joint, in heat affected zone (HAZ) and in points of base metal 10 mm from the weld. Residual stresses measured in duplex steel plates jointed by welding are caused by temperature gradients between weld zone and base metal and by difference of thermal expansion coefficients of ferrite and austenite phases. Proposed analytical model allows evaluating of residual stress distribution over the cross section in the weld region. (author)

  1. Joint properties of dissimilar Al6061-T6 aluminum alloy/Ti–6%Al–4%V titanium alloy by gas tungsten arc welding assisted hybrid friction stir welding

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    Highlights: • Hybrid friction stir welding for Al alloy and Ti alloy joint has been carried out. • Mechanical strength of dissimilar joint by HFSW and FSW has been compared. • Microstructure of dissimilar joint by HFSW and FSW has been compared. - Abstract: Hybrid friction stir butt welding of Al6061-T6 aluminum alloy plate to Ti–6%Al–4%V titanium alloy plate with satisfactory acceptable joint strength was successfully achieved using preceding gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) preheating heat source of the Ti alloy plate surface. Hybrid friction stir welding (HFSW) joints were welded completely without any unwelded zone resulting from smooth material flow by equally distributed temperature both in Al alloy side and Ti alloy side using GTAW assistance for preheating the Ti alloy plate unlike friction stir welding (FSW) joints. The ultimate tensile strength was approximately 91% in HFSW welds by that of the Al alloy base metal, which was 24% higher than that of FSW welds without GTAW under same welding condition. Notably, it was found that elongation in HFSW welds increased significantly compared with that of FSW welds, which resulted in improved joint strength. The ductile fracture was the main fracture mode in tensile test of HFSW welds

  2. The applicability of using low transformation temperature welding wire to minimize unwanted residual stresses and distortions

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    Fusion welding of steel pressure vessels provides one of the most economic methods for creating such structures. However, the highly localised heat distribution, at the fused region gives rise to non-uniform heating/expansion and cooling/contraction of the weld and the surrounding base material, consequently giving rise to residual stresses and distortion. Several techniques are available to minimize welding distortions and residual stresses [1]. One feasible and efficient mitigation technique, that alters the inherent residual stresses developed during welding, includes the use of low transformation start temperature welding wire [2–4]. By altering the filler material and metallurgical transformations developed at the fusion zone and heat affected zone, wielded regions at the weld line can give rise to compressive residual stresses [2]. Consequently by establishing the appropriate chemical composition of the welding wire, a significant reduction in welding distortions can be achieved. This study focuses on establishing the merits of using different filler materials to minimize welding residual stresses and distortion through a thermal-metallurgical-elasto-plastic numerical parametric study. Numerical modelling of butt welded structures using three different filler materials is considered and the applicability of using low transformation temperature welding wire is investigated. The predicted residual stresses and distortions give a significant advance in understanding and control of welding distortion in welded fabrications. The chemical composition of the filler material and ultimately fused zone composition, leading to reductions in residual stresses and distortions is identified

  3. Numerical estimation of temperature distribution in laser welded elements

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    W. Piekarska; Kubiak, M.

    2008-01-01

    This paper presents a nurncrical modcl of tcmpcraturc fictd in lascr butt welded plate. Thc tcmpcraturc ficld in thc wcldcd joint wasobtained using the finitc difrcrcncc mcthod to solve thc hcat transfer cqualion with a convection unit in EuIcrian coordinatcs. Larcnt hcat,hcat of phasc rransforrna!ion in solid statc and evaporation hcat wcrc considcrcd in thc nurncrical algorithtn. Thc thcrmo-physicalparameters in hcat transfcr cquation wcrc assumcd as dcpcnding on tcrnpcraturc. The Goldak's ...

  4. Influence of argon pollution on the weld surface morphology

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    Krolczyk, G.M.; Nieslony, P.; Krolczyk, J.B.; I. Samardzic; Legutko, S.; S. Hloch; Barrans, Simon; Maruda, R.W.

    2015-01-01

    In this paper the surfaces of butt welded joints in steel tubes were analyzed using an optical 3D measurement system to determine the morphology and topographic parameters. It was established that pollution of the argon shield gas with oxygen did not influence the width of the heat-affected zone. However, the composition of the shield gas significantly influenced the surface asymmetry, Ssk, and its inclination Sku. The measurement of these parameters enabled the selection of a ...

  5. Inertial friction welding process for making an anode assembly

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    A method is specified for fixing a stem to a disc which includes an x-ray target to a selected surface area of a substrate to make an anode assembly for a rotating x-ray anode tube. The disc, wherein the substrate comprises molybdenum or molybdenum based alloys, and the stem which comprises columbium or columbium alloys are welded together in a butt joint by inertial friction. (U.K.)

  6. A study of laser and electron beam welding of Nb-1Zr-0.1C alloy

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    The Nb-1Zr-0.1C alloy is one of the most promising refractory metal alloys, having an excellent combination of high temperature properties and is suitable for several structural applications in the proposed Compact High Temperature Reactor (CHTR). The application calls for the welding of this alloy to itself in different shapes and sizes. Due to reactive nature of this alloy proper precautions are necessary during its welding. In comparison to the conventional welding processes, the high energy density sources like, laser and electron beam which can produce deep penetrations with narrow heat affected zones are more suitable techniques to weld the components of this Nb-alloy. A systematic study was conducted for the development of laser and electron beam welding of the Nb-1Zr-0.1C alloy. The specimens of this alloy were welded using both processes in bead on plate and butt joint configuration by systematically varying the process parameters like power, travel speed and welding atmosphere and their effects on the weld quality, such as visual appearance of weld, depth and width of the weld, weld defects like crack, porosity, etc. were studied. The metallurgical characterization (optical and electron microscopic examination) of the weld joints produced by both techniques and the microhardness profile across the width of welds was also studied. The detailed results of the optimization of welding parameters and the characterization of the weld joints are discussed in this paper. (author)

  7. Experimental Investigation of the Corrosion Behavior of Friction Stir Welded AZ61A Magnesium Alloy Welds under Salt Spray Corrosion Test and Galvanic Corrosion Test Using Response Surface Methodology

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    Dhanapal, A.; Boopathy, S. Rajendra; Balasubramanian, V.; Chidambaram, K; Zaman, A. R. Thoheer

    2013-01-01

    Extruded Mg alloy plates of 6 mm thick of AZ61A grade were butt welded using advanced welding process and friction stir welding (FSW) processes. The specimens were exposed to salt spray conditions and immersion conditions to characterize their corrosion rates on the effect of pH value, chloride ion concentration, and corrosion time. In addition, an attempt was made to develop an empirical relationship to predict the corrosion rate of FSW welds in salt spray corrosion test and galvanic corrosi...

  8. A study on the CO2 laser welding characteristics of high strength steel up to 1500 MPa for automotive application

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    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: This paper presents the mechanical and metallurgical characteristics of laser weldments for automotive steels with high strength ranging from 370 MPa to 1500 MPa.Design/methodology/approach: Butt joint welding was conducted on high strength steel sheets by using a CO2 laser with 6 kW output power. For sound welds with full penetration, the proper welding conditions were chosen and the cross-sectional bead shape, tensile strength, hardness profile and micro-structure were evaluated for each case.Findings: Laser welding is known to be a low heat input process because of its high heat density and welding speed. But for laser welding of ultra high strength steel with strength over 780 MPa, micro-structural softening was observed in the HAZ (heat affected zone, resulting from dissolved martensite.Practical implications: The tensile strength reduction in laser welding of ultra high strength steed should be considered in the design of car body structures. The HAZ softening that occurs in butt joint welding can reduce the tensile shear strength for overlap joint welds, which are predominantly mostly used in the BIW (body-in-white structure.Originality/value: This paper quantitatively demonstrates the occurrence of HAZ softening and a tensile strength reduction in laser welding of automotive steel with 780 MPa strength and more.

  9. Soldadura (Welding). Spanish Translations for Welding.

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    Hohhertz, Durwin

    Thirty transparency masters with Spanish subtitles for key words are provided for a welding/general mechanical repair course. The transparency masters are on such topics as oxyacetylene welding; oxyacetylene welding equipment; welding safety; different types of welds; braze welding; cutting torches; cutting with a torch; protective equipment; arc…

  10. Assessment of NDE Methods on Inspection of HDPE Butt Fusion Piping Joints for Lack of Fusion with Validation from Mechanical Testing

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    Studies at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington, are being conducted to evaluate nondestructive examinations (NDE) coupled with mechanical testing of butt fusion joints in high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe for assessing lack of fusion. The work provides information to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on the effectiveness of volumetric inspection techniques of HDPE butt fusion joints in Section III, Division 1, Class 3, buried piping systems in nuclear power plants. This paper describes results from preliminary assessments using ultrasonic and microwave nondestructive techniques and mechanical testing with the high-speed tensile impact test and the side-bend test for determining joint integrity. A series of butt joints were fabricated in 3408, 12-in. IPS DR-11 HDPE material by varying the fusion parameters to create good joints and joints containing a range of lack-of-fusion conditions. Six of these butt joints were volumetrically examined with time-of-flight diffraction (TOFD), phased-array (PA) ultrasound, and the Evisive microwave system. The outer-diameter weld beads were removed for the microwave inspection. In two of the four pipes, both the outer and inner weld beads were removed and the pipe joints re-evaluated. The pipes were sectioned and the joints destructively evaluated with the side-bend test by cutting portions of the fusion joint into slices that were planed and bent. The last step in this limited study will be to correlate the fusion parameters, nondestructive, and destructive evaluation results to validate the effectiveness of what each NDE technology detects and what each does not detect. The results of the correlation will be used in identifying any future work that is needed.

  11. Comparison of the material modelling performing characterization of weld microstructure of S355N steel and defining of residual stresses

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    Kuitunen, Mikko

    2016-01-01

    The objective of this Master thesis was to answer the following questions. Do the characterized microstructures of VTT S355N samples with their mechanical properties and the experimental results of TIG welds of the Voss‘s doctoral thesis correspond to the modelled material results? Is the mixing of the investigated weld samples of LAHW and MAG welds even? Do X-ray diffraction measured residual stresses of S355N butt weld samples correspond with the measured residual stresses of Contour method...

  12. Predicitng safe welding conditions with hydrogen cracking parameters

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    Hydrogen induced cracking at the root of the first pass weld in a butt joint is one of the most serious problems faced in the welding of high strength steels. The present study shows the high potentiality of three parameters affecting the hydrogen crack initiation. The parameters are (1)HV, the predicted value of HAZ hardness, (2) H sub (R)100, the remaining diffusible hydrogen content of the weld metal at 100 degrees C, and (3) F sub (I), a stress field parameter. Methods for estimating the numerical values of the parameters are introduced and evaluated. Further, an approximate method is established for assessing the safe welding conditions when using the above parameters. (Authors)

  13. CO2 laser tailored blank welding: process monitoring

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    D'Angelo, Giuseppe; Borello, Elena; Pallaro, Nereo

    1996-09-01

    Tailored blank welding has been a rapidly growing segment of the automotive industry over the last five years. It allows to choose the optimal thickness of the sheets for different zones taking into account different mechanical stresses, vehicle safety reinforcement. Through the elimination of extra reinforcement parts, the use of tailored blanks allows to produce lighter car bodies and to simplify the production cycle. As more laser welding systems are being installed in industry, in order to increase the productivity and maintain constant quality of the products, the demand for the development of process monitoring systems increases. In this paper a monitoring system, based on the measurement of the radiation from the plasma plume during the CO2 tailored blanks laser welding, is presented. Using an appropriate combination of optical components, detectors and a special software, a complete apparatus has been developed. The signals were found to be correlated to weld quality parameters including the defects such as holes, overlapping and open butts.

  14. PRESS FORMABILITY OF YAG LASER WELDED TRIP STEEL SHEETS

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    A.Nagasaka

    2002-01-01

    The effects of YAG laser welding conditions on mechanical properties and pressformability (bendability, stretch-formability and deep drawability) of high-strengthtransformation-induced plasticity-aided dual-phase (TDP) steel were investigated.Tensile tests and press forming tests have been conducted for laser butt welded jointsbetween two pieces of the same steel. The tensile property and press formability wereaffected by the welding speed of 100 to 1100mm/min and the energy of 6 to 9J/pulse.Excellent press formability was obtained with the energy of 6J/pulse and the weldingspeed of 300mm/min. It was concluded that the excellent weldability of the TDP steelcan be ascribed to the weld joint formation.

  15. Micro friction stir welding of copper electrical contacts

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    D. Klobčar

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents an analysis of micro friction stir welding (μFSW of electrolytic tough pitch copper (CuETP in a lap and butt joint. Experimental plan was done in order to investigate the influence of tool design and welding parameters on the formation of defect free joints. The experiments were done using universal milling machine where the tool rotation speed varied between 600 and 1 900 rpm, welding speed between 14 and 93 mm/min and tilt angle between 3° and 5°. From the welds samples for analysis of microstructure and samples for tensile tests were prepared. The grain size in the nugget zone was greatly reduced compared to the base metal and the joint tensile strength exceeded the strength of the base metal.

  16. WELDING TORCH

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    Correy, T.B.

    1961-10-01

    A welding torch into which water and inert gas are piped separately for cooling and for providing a suitable gaseous atmosphere is described. A welding electrode is clamped in the torch by a removable collet sleeve and a removable collet head. Replacement of the sleeve and head with larger or smaller sleeve and head permits a larger or smaller welding electrode to be substituted on the torch. (AEC)

  17. Geology of Gable Mountain-Gable Butte Area

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    Gable Mountain and Gable Butte are two ridges which form the only extensive outcrops of the Columbia River Basalt Group in the central portion of the Pasco Basin. The Saddle Mountains Basalt and two interbedded sedimentary units of the Ellensburg Formation crop out on the ridges. These include, from oldest to youngest, the Asotin Member (oldest), Esquatzel Member, Selah Interbed, Pomona Member, Rattlesnake Ridge Interbed, and Elephant Mountain Member (youngest). A fluvial plain composed of sediments from the Ringold and Hanford (informal) formations surrounds these ridges. The structure of Gable Mountain and Gable Butte is dominated by an east-west-trending major fold and northwest-southeast-trending parasitic folds. Two faults associated with the uplift of these structures were mapped on Gable Mountain. The geomorphic expression of the Gable Mountain-Gable Butte area resulted from the comlex folding and subsequent scouring by post-basalt fluvial systems

  18. Effect of power distribution on the weld quality during hybrid laser welding of an Al-Mg alloy

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    Leo, P.; Renna, G.; Casalino, G.; Olabi, A. G.

    2015-10-01

    This paper treats of the analysis of the effect of arc and laser powers on the quality of the arc assisted fiber laser welding of an Al-Mg alloy in the butt configuration. Grain size, weld geometry defects, porosity, and magnesium loss were measured. Magnesium content of the fused zone decreased as the laser power increased while the porosity increased with laser power. Microhardness profiles and tensile properties were explained on the basis of the joint microstructure and defects and related to the power distribution. The porosity level and Mg content in the fused zone affected both tensile strength and ductility. The power distribution that stabilized the welding process and minimize the weld porosity was defined.

  19. Mechanism of laser welding on dissimilar metals between stainless steel and W-Cu alloy

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    Kai Chen; Zhiyong Wang; Rongshi Xiao; Tiechuan Zuo

    2006-01-01

    @@ CO2 laser is employed to join a piece of powder metallurgical material (PMM) to a stainless steel in butt joint welding mode. The powder Ni35, as a filler powder, is used. The weld metal comes from three parts of stainless steel, powder Ni35, and Cu in W-Cu PMM. It is indicated that some parts of the W-Cu base metal are heated by laser and the metal Cu at the width of 0.06-0.12 mm from the edge is melted into the melting pool in the laser welding process. The formation of firm weld joint is just because that the melting liquid metal could fill the position occupied by metal Cu and surround the metal W granules fully. The analysis results indicate that the mechanism of the laser welding for stainless steel and W-Cu alloy is a special mode of fusion-brazing welding.

  20. On-line quality inspection in laser blank welding using ART2 neural network

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    Zou Yuanyuan; Zhao Mingyang; Zhang Lei

    2006-01-01

    Laser blank welding is becoming more and more important in the automotive industry and the quality of the weld is critical for a successful application. A fully automated solution is required to inspect the quality of the blanks. This paper presents a vision inspection system with a CMOS camera which uses ART2 network to inspect the defects on-line to obtain the geometry and the quality of the weld seam. The neural network ART2 has the capability of self-learning from the environment.It can distinguish the defects that have been learned before and give new outputs for new defects. So ART2 network is suitable for weld quality inspection in laser blank welding. Additionally, a CO2 laser is used for the blank butt-welding.

  1. Microstructures and properties of tungsten inert gas welding joint of super-eutectic ZA alloy

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    2001-01-01

    The microstructure of butt-welding joint of supper-eutectic ZA alloy in TIG welding was analyzed through optical microscope and transmission electronic microscope. The results show that the weld seam microstructure is fine and mainly composed of columnar crystals and minor equiaxed crystals, the microstructure in the zone near the weld seam is coarse columnar crystals, and the grain in heat-affected zone does not grow markedly. The joint microstructure at room temperature is consisted of β phase (rich Al), η-Zn, ε phase (CuZn compound), Al4Cu9 and other compounds. The hardness of the weld bond area and the tensile strength of the joint are a little higher than that of base materials. The specific elongation of the weld and bond area is a little lower than those of base materials.

  2. Boundary for the Deadman coal zone in the Black Butte area (bbbndg.shp)

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    U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior — This ArcView shapefile contains a polygon representation of the Deadman coal zone in the Black Butte area of the Point of Rocks-Black Butte coalfield, Wyoming. This...

  3. Measurement of micro weld joint position based on magneto-optical imaging

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    Gao, Xiang-Dong; Chen, Zi-Qin

    2015-01-01

    In a laser butt joint welding process, it is required that the laser beam focus should be controlled to follow the weld joint path accurately. Small focus wandering off the weld joint may result in insufficient penetration or unacceptable welds. Recognition of joint position offset, which describes the deviation between the laser beam focus and the weld joint, is important for adjusting the laser beam focus and obtaining high quality welds. A new method based on the magneto-optical (MO) imaging is applied to measure the micro weld joint whose gap is less than 0.2 mm. The weldments are excited by an external magnetic field, and an MO sensor based on principle of Faraday magneto effect is used to capture the weld joint images. A sequence of MO images which are tested under different magnetic field intensities and different weld joint widths are acquired. By analyzing the MO image characteristics and extracting the weld joint features, the influence of magnetic field intensity and weld joint width on the MO images and detection of weld joint position is observed and summarized. Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51175095), the Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, China (Grant No. 10251009001000001), the Guangdong Provincial Project of Science and Technology Innovation of Discipline Construction, China (Grant No. 2013KJCX0063), and the Science and Technology Plan Project of Guangzhou City, China (Grant No. 1563000554).

  4. Measurement of micro weld joint position based on magneto-optical imaging

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    In a laser butt joint welding process, it is required that the laser beam focus should be controlled to follow the weld joint path accurately. Small focus wandering off the weld joint may result in insufficient penetration or unacceptable welds. Recognition of joint position offset, which describes the deviation between the laser beam focus and the weld joint, is important for adjusting the laser beam focus and obtaining high quality welds. A new method based on the magneto-optical (MO) imaging is applied to measure the micro weld joint whose gap is less than 0.2 mm. The weldments are excited by an external magnetic field, and an MO sensor based on principle of Faraday magneto effect is used to capture the weld joint images. A sequence of MO images which are tested under different magnetic field intensities and different weld joint widths are acquired. By analyzing the MO image characteristics and extracting the weld joint features, the influence of magnetic field intensity and weld joint width on the MO images and detection of weld joint position is observed and summarized. (paper)

  5. Effect of Multipass TIG and Activated TIG Welding Process on the Thermo-Mechanical Behavior of 316LN Stainless Steel Weld Joints

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    Ganesh, K. C.; Balasubramanian, K. R.; Vasudevan, M.; Vasantharaja, P.; Chandrasekhar, N.

    2016-04-01

    The primary objective of this work was to develop a finite element model to predict the thermo-mechanical behavior of an activated tungsten inert gas (ATIG)-welded joint. The ATIG-welded joint was fabricated using 10 mm thickness of 316LN stainless steel plates in a single pass. To distinguish the merits of ATIG welding process, it was compared with manual multipass tungsten inert gas (MPTIG)-welded joint. The ATIG-welded joint was fabricated with square butt edge configuration using an activating flux developed in-house. The MPTIG-welded joint was fabricated in thirteen passes with V-groove edge configuration. The finite element model was developed to predict the transient temperature, residual stress, and distortion of the welded joints. Also, microhardness, impact toughness, tensile strength, ferrite measurement, and microstructure were characterized. Since most of the recent publications of ATIG-welded joint was focused on the molten weld pool dynamics, this research work gives an insight on the thermo-mechanical behavior of ATIG-welded joint over MPTIG-welded joint.

  6. Residual stress measurements in a P92 steel-In625 superalloy metal weldment in the as-welded and after post weld heat treated conditions

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    Residual stress measurements have been undertaken in a multi-pass circumferential double J butt-weld made from a P92 martensitic steel pipe using an In625 superalloy weld metal. Stresses were evaluated in the as welded condition and after post weld heat treatment. The deep hole drilling and neutron diffraction techniques were used to provide through thickness measurements for the parent, weld metal and heat affected region for the as-welded and the post weld heat treated conditions. The use of multiple residual stress measurement techniques provides an understanding of the stress distributions as well as increasing confidence in the reliability of the measurements. The results presented are discussed with respect to the residual stress magnitude and location as well as with respect to the effectiveness of the post weld heat treatment procedure. - Highlights: • Work on dissimilar weldment of a P92 steel pipe using an In625 weld filler. • Residual stress measurements using DHD and ND techniques in dissimilar metal welds. • DHD-ND residual stress measurements and R6 assessment profiles comparison. • High residual stresses found in the AW condition of the welded pipe. • Relatively high residual stresses remain after PWHT

  7. Weld overlay cladding with iron aluminides

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    Goodwin, G.M. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1997-12-01

    The author has established a range of compositions for these alloys within which hot cracking resistance is very good, and within which cold cracking can be avoided in many instances by careful control of welding conditions, particularly preheat and postweld heat treatment. For example, crack-free butt welds have been produced for the first time in 12-mm thick wrought Fe{sub 3}Al plate. Cold cracking, however, still remains an issue in many cases. The author has developed a commercial source for composite weld filler metals spanning a wide range of achievable aluminum levels, and are pursuing the application of these filler metals in a variety of industrial environments. Welding techniques have been developed for both the gas tungsten arc and gas metal arc processes, and preliminary work has been done to utilize the wire arc process for coating of boiler tubes. Clad specimens have been prepared for environmental testing in-house, and a number of components have been modified and placed in service in operating kraft recovery boilers. In collaboration with a commercial producer of spiral weld overlay tubing, the author is attempting to utilize the new filler metals for this novel application.

  8. Creep behavior evaluation of welded joint

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    In the creep design of high temperature structural elements, it is necessary to grasp the creep performance of joints as a whole, paying attention to the essential lack of uniformity between the material qualities of parent metals and welds. In this study, the factors controlling the creep performance of butt welded joints were investigated theoretically, when they were subjected to lateral tension and longitudinal tension. It was clarified that the rupture time in the case of laterally pulled joints was determined by the ratio of the creep rupture times of weld metals and parent metals, and the rupture time in the case of longitudinally pulled joints was determined by the ratio of the creep rupture times and the ratio of the creep strain rates of weld metals and parent metals. Moreover, when the joints of the former ratio less than 1 and the latter ratio larger than 1 were investigated experimentally, the rupture time in the case of laterally pulled joints was affected by the relative thickness, and when the relative thickness was large, the theoretical and the experimental values coincided, but the relative thickness was small, the theoretical values gave the evaluation on safe side as compared with the experimental values due to the effect of restricting deformation. In the case of longitudinally pulled joints, the theoretical and the experimental values coincided relatively well. The diagram of classifying the creep performance of welded joints was proposed. (Kako, I.)

  9. Life time assessment and repair of dissimilar metal welds. Part 1; Livslaengdsbedoemning och reparation av blandsvetsskarvar. Etapp 1

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    Storesund, Jan; Borggreen, Kjeld

    2005-04-01

    Research on the performance of dissimilar metal welds in high temperature plant has been performed for many years. Nevertheless damages are frequent in such welds. In order to decrease the damage problems and make it possible to estimate residual lifetimes of dissimilar metal welds in our Nordic countries it is first essential to i) collect the knowledge in the literature and ii) map current dissimilar metal welds and their condition in Swedish and Danish plants. The present report describes this first part of the work. There is a comprehensive literature of she subject. Most work has been performed on ferritic/austenitic dissimilar welds. In Swedish and Danish plants the dominating type is ferritic/martensitic dissimilar welds. The damage mechanisms are about the same in the two types, creep is the dominating mechanism, but plant experience indicates that the ferritic/austenitic combination is more prone to damage than the ferritic/martensitic one. An important difference between the two types is that Ni-base weld metal generally prolongs the lifetime for ferritic/austenitic dissimilar welds whereas it shows an opposite effect in ferritic/martensitic ones. In the latter case use of a 5 % Cr weld metal seems to be the best choice but the experiences of such welds are limited. The mapping of dissimilar welds indicates that there are predominantly special kinds of welds which fail whereas ordinary butt welds and branch welds are relatively free from damage.

  10. Development of Multi-Purpose Jig for Laser Welding

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    Heo, Sung-Ho; Hong, Jintae; Joung, Chang-Young; Kim, Ka-Hye [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-10-15

    A Nuclear Fuel Test Rig, which is designed to investigate nuclear fuel, need hundreds of detailed component assembly or welding processes. To weld small and complicate components, the laser welding process is one of the most important processes in fabricating a Nuclear Fuel Test Rig. Joung developed an automatic Laser Welding System. Hong analyzed the welding properties of Zircaloy-4 and STS 316L of the rig's material. Kim used a Dual Cooled Fuel Test Rig. In this study, a Multi-Purpose Jig, which is able to change the angle and fix the center of the Mother material to help the Laser welding system, is described. In this study, a Multi-Purpose Jig available in fabricating a nuclear fuel test rig was developed. Using the developed Multi-Purpose Jig, butt and lap welding experiments are currently in progress. As a result, it was confirmed that precise fixing and support are possible. Using the developed jig, the workability and accuracy of the laser welding for small components were dramatically improved.

  11. Development of Multi-Purpose Jig for Laser Welding

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    A Nuclear Fuel Test Rig, which is designed to investigate nuclear fuel, need hundreds of detailed component assembly or welding processes. To weld small and complicate components, the laser welding process is one of the most important processes in fabricating a Nuclear Fuel Test Rig. Joung developed an automatic Laser Welding System. Hong analyzed the welding properties of Zircaloy-4 and STS 316L of the rig's material. Kim used a Dual Cooled Fuel Test Rig. In this study, a Multi-Purpose Jig, which is able to change the angle and fix the center of the Mother material to help the Laser welding system, is described. In this study, a Multi-Purpose Jig available in fabricating a nuclear fuel test rig was developed. Using the developed Multi-Purpose Jig, butt and lap welding experiments are currently in progress. As a result, it was confirmed that precise fixing and support are possible. Using the developed jig, the workability and accuracy of the laser welding for small components were dramatically improved

  12. Experimental Tests and Analytical Models for Welds and Grade 8.8 Bolts under Heating and Subsequent Cooling

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    Hanus, François; Zilli, Giuliana; Franssen, Jean-Marc

    2011-01-01

    The present article describes experimental tests performed on bolts and welds at the Centro Sviluppo Materiali under heating and subsequent cooling. Force-displacement laws, calibrated on these tests, are proposed afterwards for bolts in tension, bolts in shear and butt welds in shear during a natural fire. These laws can be integrated into models representing the global behaviour of steel and composite joints, based on the Component Method.

  13. WELDING METHOD

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    Cornell, A.A.; Dunbar, J.V.; Ruffner, J.H.

    1959-09-29

    A semi-automatic method is described for the weld joining of pipes and fittings which utilizes the inert gasshielded consumable electrode electric arc welding technique, comprising laying down the root pass at a first peripheral velocity and thereafter laying down the filler passes over the root pass necessary to complete the weld by revolving the pipes and fittings at a second peripheral velocity different from the first peripheral velocity, maintaining the welding head in a fixed position as to the specific direction of revolution, while the longitudinal axis of the welding head is disposed angularly in the direction of revolution at amounts between twenty minutas and about four degrees from the first position.

  14. A Recent Welding Technique: Laser Welding

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    ATİK, Dt.Ezgi; CİĞER, Prof. Dr. Semra

    2013-01-01

    Welding is a process that joins two adjacent metal surfaces with or without using filling material. The latest laser welding technique is a technology based on using infrared light spectrum. Laser welding has numerous advantages considering other conventional welding options used in dentistry and because of these reasons laser welding is used widely. When searching the literature in concern with laser welding, it is observed that this technique is compared with other conventional welding meth...

  15. Development of science imperative for progress: Pervez Butt

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    Mr. Parvez Butt, chairman of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, has said that development of science and technology is imperative for progress and prosperity of any country. He was addressing a meeting on "CERN Data Grid and its Application" an opportunity for learning for scientists of developing countries (1/2 page).

  16. Willamette Valley - Baskett Butte Oak Savannah Restoration-Phase 2

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This project is a follow-up to the 2010 project that removed three invasive tree species across 85 acres on Baskett Butte at Baskett Slough NWR. Lack of fire in the...

  17. Impact of cigarette butt leachate on tidepool snails.

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    Booth, David J; Gribben, Paul; Parkinson, Kerryn

    2015-06-15

    In urban areas, cigarette butts are the most common discarded refuse articles. In marine intertidal zones, they often fall into tidepools. We tested how common intertidal molluscs were affected by butt leachate in a laboratory experiment, where snails were exposed to various leachate concentrations. Mortality was very high, with all species showing 100% mortality at the full leachate concentration (5 butts per litre and 2h soak time) after 8days. However, Austrocochlea porcata showed higher mortality than the other 2 species at lower concentrations (10%, 25%) which may affect the relative abundance of the 3 snails under different concentrations of leachate pollution. Also, sublethal effects of leachate on snail activity were observed, with greater activity of Nerita atramentosa than the other 2 species at higher concentrations, suggesting it is more resilient than the other 2 species. While human health concerns predominate with respect to smoking, we show strong lethal and sublethal (via behavioural modifications) impacts of discarded butts on intertidal organisms, with even closely-related taxa responding differently. PMID:25913792

  18. Effects of Gap Width and Groove on the Mechanical Properties of Butt Joint Between Aluminum Alloy and Stainless Steel

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    Honggang DONG; Chuanqing LIAO

    2013-01-01

    Butt joining of 5A02 aluminum alloy to 304 stainless steel sheets was conducted using gas tungsten arc welding process with Al-12%Si (wt.%,the same below) and Zn-15%Al flux-cored filler wires.The effects of gap width and groove in steel side on the microstructure and tensile strength of the resultant joints were investigated.For the joint made with 0 mm-wide gap and without groove in steel side,severe incomplete brazing zone occurred along the steel side and bottom surfaces,and consequently seriously deteriorated the joint strength.However,presetting 1.5 mm-wide gap or with groove in steel side could promote the wetting of molten filler metal on the faying surfaces,and then significantly enhance the resultant joint strength.Moreover,post-weld heat treatment could further improve the tensile strength of the joints.During tensile testing,the specimens from the joints made with Al-12%Si flux-cored filler wire fractured through the weld or interfacial layer,but those from the heat-treated joints made with Zn-15%Al flux-cored filler wire fractured in the aluminum base metal.

  19. Thermal and mechanical properties of e-beam irradiated butt-fusion joint in high-density polyethylene pipes

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    Vijayan, Vipin; Pokharel, Pashupati; Kang, Min Kwan; Choi, Sunwoong

    2016-05-01

    The effects of electron beam irradiation on the thermal and mechanical properties of a butt-fusion joint in high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes were investigated. Differential scanning calorimetry, X-ray diffraction, and Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy of welded samples revealed the changes of crystallinity due to the cross linking effect of electron beam irradiation. The suppression of the degree of crystallinity with increasing the irradiation dose from 0 kGy to 500 kGy indicated that the e-beam radiation induced cross-links among the polymer chains at the weld zone. The cross-link junction at the joint of HDPE pipe prevented chain folding and reorganization leading to the formation of imperfect crystallites with smaller size and also less in content. Tensile test of the welded samples with different dose of e-beam irradiation showed the increased values of the yield stress and Young's modulus as a function of irradiation dose. On the other hand, the elongation at break diminished clearly with increasing the irradiation doses.

  20. Study on arc and laser powers in the hybrid welding of AA5754 Al-alloy

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    Highlights: • 5754 Al-alloy weldability with a hybrid welding source was assessed. • Weld porosity sensitiveness to laser and arc powers was demonstrated. • Microstructure, residual stress and the mechanical properties were evaluated. • The best levels of welding parameters were given in the investigated range. - Abstract: In this paper a new generation of fiber laser assisted by a MIG source was used to weld AA5754-H111 aluminum alloy in 3 mm thick butt configuration. The effects of laser and arc powers on the weld geometry and properties were studied. Weld geometry and porosity were measured. The microstructure was investigated by optical microscope and Vickers micro-hardness was taken. The residual stress close to the heat affected zone was measured by the incremental hole-drilling method. Eventually, the tensile test was conducted in order to compare the mechanical properties of the weld with those of the parent metal. For the first time the sensitiveness of the hybrid welding of the 5754 aluminum alloy to the arc and laser powers was demonstrated. Higher laser power favored the stability of the process and provided good structural and geometrical properties of the weld. Further investigation can be performed in order to optimize the weld soundness and the energy efficiency of hybrid welding an aluminum alloy using a fiber laser

  1. Optimization of welding variables for duplex stainless steel by GTAW and SMAW

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    The main problems faced during the welding of duplex stainless steels are cleanliness and slag inclusions. In the present work the methods to eliminate these problems were studied during the welding of duplex stainless steel by Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). Since the duplex stainless steel is an expensive material, the initial experiments for optimization of welding variables were. carried out on low carbon steel (CS) plates with duplex consumables. Welding of butt groove joints on CS plates was carried with various sets of welding variables i.e. current, voltage and arc energy using duplex consumables. The. radiographic inspection, micro-structural observations and hardness testing of the welds suggested the welding variables that will produce a sound weld on CS plate. These optimized variables were then used for the welding of edge groove joint and T -joint on duplex stainless steel by GTAW and SMAW processes. The hardness and micro-structural study of the joints produced on duplex stainless steel by GTAW and SMAW with duplex consumables were also studied. No slag inclusions and porosity were observed in the microstructure of these weldments and their properties were found similar to the parent metal. (author)

  2. Numerical simulation to study the effect of tack welds and root gap on welding deformations and residual stresses of a pipe-flange joint

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    This paper presents a three dimensional sequentially coupled non-linear transient thermo-mechanical analysis to investigate the effect of tack weld positions and root gap on welding distortions and residual stresses in a pipe-flange joint. Single-pass MIG welding for a single 'V' butt-weld joint geometry of a 100 mm diameter pipe with compatible weld-neck ANSI flange class no. 300 of low carbon steel is simulated. Two tack welds at circumferentially opposite locations, with the crucial effect of the tack weld's orientation from the weld start position is the focus in this study. Four different angular positions of tack welds (0 and 180 deg., 45 and 225 deg., 90 and 270 deg., 135 and 315 deg.) are analyzed. In addition, four cases for root gaps (0.8, 1.2, 1.6, 2.0 mm) are considered and computational results are compared. A basic FE model is also validated with experimental data for temperature distribution and deformations. From the results, the axial displacement and tilt of the flange face are found to be strongly dependent on the tack weld orientation and weakly dependent on the root gap

  3. Optimization of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Process for Maximum Ballistic Limit in MIL A46100 Steel Welded All-Metal Armor

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    Grujicic, M.; Ramaswami, S.; Snipes, J. S.; Yavari, R.; Yen, C.-F.; Cheeseman, B. A.

    2015-01-01

    Our recently developed multi-physics computational model for the conventional gas metal arc welding (GMAW) joining process has been upgraded with respect to its predictive capabilities regarding the process optimization for the attainment of maximum ballistic limit within the weld. The original model consists of six modules, each dedicated to handling a specific aspect of the GMAW process, i.e., (a) electro-dynamics of the welding gun; (b) radiation-/convection-controlled heat transfer from the electric arc to the workpiece and mass transfer from the filler metal consumable electrode to the weld; (c) prediction of the temporal evolution and the spatial distribution of thermal and mechanical fields within the weld region during the GMAW joining process; (d) the resulting temporal evolution and spatial distribution of the material microstructure throughout the weld region; (e) spatial distribution of the as-welded material mechanical properties; and (f) spatial distribution of the material ballistic limit. In the present work, the model is upgraded through the introduction of the seventh module in recognition of the fact that identification of the optimum GMAW process parameters relative to the attainment of the maximum ballistic limit within the weld region entails the use of advanced optimization and statistical sensitivity analysis methods and tools. The upgraded GMAW process model is next applied to the case of butt welding of MIL A46100 (a prototypical high-hardness armor-grade martensitic steel) workpieces using filler metal electrodes made of the same material. The predictions of the upgraded GMAW process model pertaining to the spatial distribution of the material microstructure and ballistic limit-controlling mechanical properties within the MIL A46100 butt weld are found to be consistent with general expectations and prior observations.

  4. Development of a process envelope for friction stir welding of DH36 steel – A step change

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    Highlights: • The friction stir welding speed on DH36 steel has been substantially increased. • Excellent quality welds offering potential economic advantages are obtained. • Friction stir welding of steel generates a very complex metallurgical system. • Slow and intermediate welding speed tensile samples fractured in the parent material. • Increasing traverse speed is seen to improve the impact toughness of the weld. - Abstract: Friction stir welding of steel presents an array of advantages across many industrial sectors compared to conventional fusion welding techniques. However, the fundamental knowledge of the friction stir welding process in relation to steel remains relatively limited. A microstructure and property evaluation of friction stir welded low alloy steel grade DH36 plate, commonly used in ship and marine applications has been undertaken. In this comprehensive study, plates of 2000 × 200 × 6 mm were butt welded together at varying rotational and traverse speeds. Samples were examined microscopically and by transverse tensile tests. In addition, the work was complemented by Charpy impact testing and micro-hardness testing in various regions of the weld. The study examined a wide range of process parameters; from this, a preliminary process parameter envelope has been developed and initial process parameter sets established that produce commercially attractive excellent quality welds through a substantial increase in the conventionally recognised weld traverse speed

  5. Thermographic Analysis of Stress Distribution in Welded Joints

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    Domazet Ž.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The fatigue life prediction of welded joints based on S-N curves in conjunction with nominal stresses generally is not reliable. Stress distribution in welded area affected by geometrical inhomogeneity, irregular welded surface and weld toe radius is quite complex, so the local (structural stress concept is accepted in recent papers. The aim of this paper is to determine the stress distribution in plate type aluminum welded joints, to analyze the reliability of TSA (Thermal Stress Analysis in this kind of investigations, and to obtain numerical values for stress concentration factors for practical use. Stress distribution in aluminum butt and fillet welded joints is determined by using the three different methods: strain gauges measurement, thermal stress analysis and FEM. Obtained results show good agreement - the TSA mutually confirmed the FEM model and stresses measured by strain gauges. According to obtained results, it may be stated that TSA, as a relatively new measurement technique may in the future become a standard tool for the experimental investigation of stress concentration and fatigue in welded joints that can help to develop more accurate numerical tools for fatigue life prediction.

  6. Welding robots

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    Pires, J. Norberto; Loureiro, Altino; Godinho, T.; Ferreira, P; Fernando, B; Morgado, J

    2003-01-01

    Using robots in industrial welding operations is common but far from being a streamlined technological process. The problems are with the robots, still in their early design stages and difficult to use and program by regular operators; the welding process, which is complex and not really well known and the human-machine interfaces, which are unnatural and not really working. In this article, these problems are discussed, and a system designed with the double objective of serving R&D efforts o...

  7. Syllabus in Trade Welding.

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    New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.

    The syllabus outlines material for a course two academic years in length (minimum two and one-half hours daily experience) leading to entry-level occupational ability in several welding trade areas. Fourteen units covering are welding, gas welding, oxyacetylene welding, cutting, nonfusion processes, inert gas shielded-arc welding, welding cast…

  8. Analysis of pulsed Nd:YAG laser welding of AISI 304 steel

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    Pulsed laser welding of AISI 304 stainless steel plate was simulated using commercial finite element software to determine the optimal welding conditions. Due to geometric symmetry, only one plate was modeled to reduce the simulation computation time. User subroutines were created to account for a moving three-dimensional heat source and to apply boundary conditions. The material properties such as conductivity, specific heat, and mass density were determined as functions of temperature. The latent heat was considered within the given temperature range. The three-dimensional heat source model for pulsed laser beam butt welding was designed by comparing the finite element analysis results and experimental data. This successful simulation of pulsed Nd:YAG laser welding for AISI 304 stainless steel will prove useful for determining optimal welding conditions

  9. Effect of Autogenous Arc Welding Processes on Tensile and Impact Properties of Ferritic Stainless Steel Joints

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    A K Lakshminarayanan; K Shanmugam; V Balasubramanian

    2009-01-01

    The effect of autogeneous arc welding processes on tensile and impact properties of ferritic stainless steel conformed to AISI 409M grade is studied.Rolled plates of 4 mm thickness have been used as the base material for preparing single pass butt welded jointa.Tensile and impact properties,microhardness,microstructure,and fracture surface morphology of continuous current gas tungsten arc welding (CCGTAW),pulsed current gas tungsten arc welding (PCGTAW),and plasma arc welding (PAW) joints are evaluated and the results are compared.It is found that the PAW joints of ferritic stainless steel show superior tensile and impact properties when compared with CCGTAW and PCGTAW joints,and this is mainly due to lower heat input,finer fusion zone grain diameter,and higher fusion zone hardness.

  10. Analysis of pulsed Nd:YAG laser welding of AISI 304 steel

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    Kim, Kwan Woo; Lee, Jung Kil; Cho, Hae Yong [Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Jeonju (Korea, Republic of)

    2010-11-15

    Pulsed laser welding of AISI 304 stainless steel plate was simulated using commercial finite element software to determine the optimal welding conditions. Due to geometric symmetry, only one plate was modeled to reduce the simulation computation time. User subroutines were created to account for a moving three-dimensional heat source and to apply boundary conditions. The material properties such as conductivity, specific heat, and mass density were determined as functions of temperature. The latent heat was considered within the given temperature range. The three-dimensional heat source model for pulsed laser beam butt welding was designed by comparing the finite element analysis results and experimental data. This successful simulation of pulsed Nd:YAG laser welding for AISI 304 stainless steel will prove useful for determining optimal welding conditions

  11. The influence of heat treatment on the properties of laser welded Al-Li alloy

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    An Al-Li-Cu-Mg-Zr alloy was welded with CO2 laser to produce full-penetration, single pass butt welds. Initial YS of 487 MPa for unwelded material decreased to 268 MPa after laser welding as well as the measured elongation decreased from 17.48% to 3.7% respectively. The postweld heat treatment consisting of solutionizing at 550 oC for 2 h and/or artificial aging at 150, 175, 200 and 225oC for 2, 4, 8, 16 and 32 h were performed to improve the properties of welded material. Studies by optical, scanning and transmission electron microscopes were provided in: as-welded, as-heat-treated and as-deformed states to show the microstructural changes with postweld heat treatment. (author)

  12. HAZ microstructure in joints made of X13CrMoCoVNbNB9-2-1 (PB2 steel welded with and without post-weld heat treatment

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    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available The article presents the results of research butt welded joints made of X13CrMoCoVNbNB9-2-1 steel. The joints were welded with post-weld heat treatment PWHT and without PWHT, using the temper bead technique TBT. After welding the joint welded with PWHT underwent stress-relief annealing at 770 °C for 3 hours. The scope of structural tests included the microstructural examination of the coarse-grained heat affected zone (HAZ areas of the joints, the comparison of the morphology of these areas and the determination of carbide precipitate types of the coarse grain heat affected zone (CGHAZ of the joints welded with and without PWHT.

  13. A J estimation scheme for surface cracks in piping welds

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    A cooperative program between EDF, CEA and AREVA NP was launched in 2004 to develop a J estimation scheme which takes into account the strength mis-match effects. The scheme relies on the definition of an 'equivalent' stressplastic strain curve, as proposed in the R6 rule. This curve is then used with the analytical methods for homogeneous cracked components. In a first step, the method is developed for circumferential surface cracks in straight butt-welded pipes submitted to mechanical loading. It takes into account the geometry of the weld joint (V-shaped), as well as the location of the crack within the weld. This paper recalls the background of the method, provides the detailed formulae needed to apply the J-estimation scheme and finally presents thevalidation work, based on a large finite element database

  14. Surface Residual Stresses in Ti-6Al-4V Friction Stir Welds: Pre- and Post-Thermal Stress Relief

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    Edwards, P.; Ramulu, M.

    2015-09-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the residual stresses present in titanium friction stir welds and if a post-weld thermal stress relief cycle would be effective in minimizing those weld-induced residual stresses. Surface residual stresses in titanium 6Al-4V alloy friction stir welds were measured in butt joint thicknesses ranging from 3 to 12 mm. The residual stress states were also evaluated after the welds were subjected to a post-weld thermal stress relief cycle of 760 °C for 45 min. High (300-400 MPa) tensile residual stresses were observed in the longitudinal direction prior to stress relief and compressive residual stresses were measured in the transverse direction. After stress relief, the residual stresses were decreased by an order of magnitude to negligible levels.

  15. Technical assistance to AECL: electron beam welding of thick-walled copper containers for nuclear fuel waste disposal

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    This report describes the results of Phase Two of the copper electron beam welding project for the final closure of copper containers for nuclear fuel waste disposal. It has been demonstrated that single pass, electron beam square butt welds (depth of weld penetration > 25 mm) can be made without preheat in both electrolytic tough-pitch copper and oxygen-free copper plates. The present results show that oxygen-free copper exhibits better weldability than the electrolytic tough-pitch copper in terms of weld penetration and vulnerability to weld defects such as gas porosity, erratic metal overflow and blow holes. The results of ultrasonic inspection studies of the welds are also discussed

  16. Residual strains and microstructure development in single and sequential double sided friction stir welds in RQT-701 steel

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    Single and double sided partial penetration friction stir butt welds, in a rolled, quenched and tempered steel (RQT-701), were produced at The Welding Institute (TWI) under controlled process conditions. The residual strain distributions in the longitudinal and transverse directions have been measured using energy dispersive synchrotron X-ray diffraction. The measured strains were indicative of longitudinal tensile residual stresses at levels greater than the 0.2% yield stress of the parent metal in both the single and double pass welds. In both cases, the maximum tensile strain was found in the parent metal at the boundary of the heat affected zone (HAZ). Microstructural analysis of the welds was carried out using optical microscopy and hardness variations were also mapped across the weld-plate cross-section. The maximum hardness was observed in the mixed bainite/martensite structure of the weld nugget on the advancing side of the stir zone. The minimum hardness was observed in the HAZ

  17. FCAW orbital pipe welding technology improves fab shop productivity

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    Emmerson, J.G.

    1999-11-01

    Fabricators, like all companies facing increasing competition, are reevaluating and redesigning work flow and plant layout, and implementing new techniques to improve productivity and reduce work-in-process times. Submerged arc welding (SAW) has been widely used for years to produce high-quality mechanized butt joint welds in pipe, but requires workpieces to be rotated under a fixed torch. Submerged arc welding can provide high deposition rates, but requires considerable capital expenditures for turning rolls and positioners, especially if the pipe work consists of larger-diameter pipe, long lengths and heavy assemblies. Spool pieces with complex or asymmetrical configurations (elbows, for example) often cannot be conveniently rotated without special and time-consuming fixturing. Many assemblies may consist of pipe connections that must be made in position. Traditionally, these welds have been made using manual techniques: shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) or a combination of processes by skilled welders. With the growing shortage of skilled welders worldwide, fabricators are increasingly evaluating different processes and techniques to compensate for less-skilled welders or to improve the productivity of their skilled work force. One technique increasingly being used in mechanized orbital flux cored arc welding (FCAW). FCAW might be thought of as the submerged arc process turned inside out. With SAW, a solid wire electrode is simultaneously fed into the weld pool along with powdered flux. Instead of solid wire, FCAW substitutes a metal tube or sheath, wrapped around a core of flux. The orbital systems on the market today use additional gas shielding of the weld pool. All-position FCAW wires are formulated with fluxing agents that promote rapid pool solidification, which allow welds to be made in all positions.

  18. Dissimilar pulsed Nd:YAG laser welding of pure niobium to Ti–6Al–4V

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    Highlights: • Pulsed Nd:YAG laser welding of Ti–6Al–4V/Nb sheets was carried out successfully. • Laser beam alignment relative to dissimilar joint interface has crucial role. • In tensile testing of as welded sample failure occurred outside the weld in Nb side. - Abstract: Dissimilar butt welding of pure niobium plate to the titanium alloy Ti–6Al–4V sheet using a pulsed Nd:YAG laser is performed. Effects of laser pulse energy, duration and repetition rates on the melt profile on both sides of the weld line were investigated. Considering the thermo-physical properties of the two base metals, variation of the weld profiles on different sides of the weld line is discussed. Through optimization of the process parameters a sound weld with full penetration along the dissimilar interface was obtained. However, islands of Ti rich and Nb rich phases were identified in the weld metal. Tensile strength of the welded joints matched that of the weaker base metal i.e. niobium and the specimens broke outside the fusion line

  19. A study of electron beam welding of Mo based TZM alloy

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    Mo based TZM alloy is one of the most promising refractory alloy having several unique high temperature properties suitable for structural applications in the new generation advanced nuclear reactors. However, this alloy easily picks up interstitial impurities such as N2, H2 and C from air during welding due to its reactive nature. High melting point of TZM alloy also restricts use of conventional welding technique for welding. Hence, Electron beam welding (EBW) technique with its deep penetration power to produce narrow heat affected zones under high vacuum was employed to overcome the above welding constraints by conducting a systematic study using both processes of bead on plate and butt joint configuration. Uniform and defect free weld joints were produced. Weld joints were subjected to optical characterization, chemical homogeneity analysis and microhardness profile study across the width of welds. Improved grain structure with equiaxed grains was obtained in the weld zone as compared to fibrous base structure. Original chemical composition was retained in the weld zone. The detailed results are described in this report. (author)

  20. Kinetics of manganese in MAG/MIG welding with a 18/8/6 wire

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    The paper deals with a study of MAG/MIG welding of low-alloy ferritic steel and high-alloy austenitic steel with a 18/8/6 wire. Manganese burn-off from the wire in welding a single-V butt weld was studied. It was found that manganese burns off in the arc during melting of a droplet at the wire end, and from the weld pool during weld formation. The range of manganese burn-of-depends mainly on the type of shielding gas used and the arc length,i. e., from the arc voltage. The manganese burn-off increases with an increase of the content of active gases, i.e., CO2 and O2 in the neutral gas i. e., argon. It also increases with an increase in arc voltage. The longer the welding arc, the longer exposition of the filler materials to the welding arc and the wider the penetration, Which allows manganese vapours to evaporate from the weld pool. The most important finding is that manganese burn-off from the 18/8/6 wire during welding of austenitic stainless steel with low-alloy ferritic steel is considerably strong, i.e., from 20% to 30%; nevertheless the wire concerned is perfectly suitable for welding of different types of steel. (Author) 23 refs

  1. Nd:YAG laser welding of aerospace grade ZE41A magnesium alloy: Modeling and experimental investigations

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    Keyhole formation as well as the geometry of weld profiles during Nd:YAG laser welding of ZE41A-T5 were studied through combining various models and concepts. The results indicated that weld width and fusion area decrease with increasing welding speed. In the case of partially penetrated welding, penetration depth decreases with increasing welding speed. Also, the model predicted that excessive decrease in laser power or increase in defocusing distance decreases surface power density, thereby changing the welding mode from fully penetrated keyhole, to partially penetrated keyhole, and then to the conduction mode. The predicted conditions for keyhole stability and welding modes as well as the weld profiles for various processing conditions were validated by some selected welding experiments. These experiments included studying the effects of welding speed, laser power, joint gap and laser defocusing on the weld geometry of 2- and 6-mm butt joints or bead-on-plates of ZE41A-T5 sand castings using a continuous wave 4 kW Nd:YAG laser system and 1.6-mm EZ33A-T5 filler wire. Good agreements were found between the model predictions and experimental results indicating the validity of the assumptions made for the development of the model

  2. Process modeling and parameter optimization using radial basis function neural network and genetic algorithm for laser welding of dissimilar materials

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    Ai, Yuewei; Shao, Xinyu; Jiang, Ping; Li, Peigen; Liu, Yang; Yue, Chen

    2015-11-01

    The welded joints of dissimilar materials have been widely used in automotive, ship and space industries. The joint quality is often evaluated by weld seam geometry, microstructures and mechanical properties. To obtain the desired weld seam geometry and improve the quality of welded joints, this paper proposes a process modeling and parameter optimization method to obtain the weld seam with minimum width and desired depth of penetration for laser butt welding of dissimilar materials. During the process, Taguchi experiments are conducted on the laser welding of the low carbon steel (Q235) and stainless steel (SUS301L-HT). The experimental results are used to develop the radial basis function neural network model, and the process parameters are optimized by genetic algorithm. The proposed method is validated by a confirmation experiment. Simultaneously, the microstructures and mechanical properties of the weld seam generated from optimal process parameters are further studied by optical microscopy and tensile strength test. Compared with the unoptimized weld seam, the welding defects are eliminated in the optimized weld seam and the mechanical properties are improved. The results show that the proposed method is effective and reliable for improving the quality of welded joints in practical production.

  3. Greater Natural Buttes: One Model for Stakeholder Cooperation

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    Bell, Brooke

    2012-01-01

    The presentation will discuss the recently approved Greater Natural Buttes Environmental Impact Statement and the path of stakeholder involvement that brought the NEPA process to a successful conclusion. Brooke will briefly touch on the keys to project success and the “effective” management practices that allow Anadarko to minimize the development footprint and coexist with wildlife, threatened plants, recreationalists, and the community. Brooke Bell, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Anadarko P...

  4. The Western Environmental Technology Office (WETO), Butte, Montana. Technology summary

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    The Western Environmental Technology Office (WETO) is a multi-purpose engineering test facility located in Butte, Montana, and is managed by MSE, Inc. WETO seeks to contribute to environmental research by emphasizing projects to develop heavy metals removal and recovery processes, thermal vitrification systems, and waste minimization/pollution prevention technologies. WETO's environmental technology research and testing activities focus on the recovery of usable resources from waste. In one of WETO's areas of focus, groundwater contamination, water from the Berkeley Pit, located near the WETO site, is being used in demonstrations directed toward the recovery of potable water and metal from the heavy metal-bearing water. The Berkeley Pit is part of an inactive copper mine near Butte that was once part of the nation's largest open-pit mining operation. The Pit contains approximately 25 billion gallons of Berkeley Pit groundwater and surface water containing many dissolved minerals. As part of DOE/OST's Resource Recovery Project (RRP), technologies are being demonstrated to not only clean the contaminated water but to recover metal values such as copper, zinc, and iron with an estimated gross value of more than $100 million. When recovered, the Berkeley Pit waters could benefit the entire Butte valley with new water resources for fisheries, irrigation, municipal, and industrial use. At WETO, the emphasis is on environmental technology development and commercialization activities, which will focus on mine cleanup, waste treatment, resource recovery, and water resource management

  5. The Western Environmental Technology Office (WETO), Butte, Montana. Technology summary

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    The Western Environmental Technology Office (WETO) is a multi-purpose engineering test facility located in Butte, Montana, and is managed by MSE, Inc. WETO seeks to contribute to environmental research by emphasizing projects to develop heavy metals removal and recovery processes, thermal vitrification systems, and waste minimization/pollution prevention technologies. WETO`s environmental technology research and testing activities focus on the recovery of usable resources from waste. In one of WETO`s areas of focus, groundwater contamination, water from the Berkeley Pit, located near the WETO site, is being used in demonstrations directed toward the recovery of potable water and metal from the heavy metal-bearing water. The Berkeley Pit is part of an inactive copper mine near Butte that was once part of the nation`s largest open-pit mining operation. The Pit contains approximately 25 billion gallons of Berkeley Pit groundwater and surface water containing many dissolved minerals. As part of DOE/OST`s Resource Recovery Project (RRP), technologies are being demonstrated to not only clean the contaminated water but to recover metal values such as copper, zinc, and iron with an estimated gross value of more than $100 million. When recovered, the Berkeley Pit waters could benefit the entire Butte valley with new water resources for fisheries, irrigation, municipal, and industrial use. At WETO, the emphasis is on environmental technology development and commercialization activities, which will focus on mine cleanup, waste treatment, resource recovery, and water resource management.

  6. Black Butte switches to laser for mapping open pit mines

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    Corbley, K.P. [Corbley Communications Inc., Littleton, CO (USA)

    2001-03-01

    The Black Butte Coal Co. has turned to a new laser-based mapping technology called Light Detection and Ranging, LIDAR, for mapping the topography of surface mines. The system, known as the Remote Airborne Mapping System (RAMS), is provided by EnerQuest Systems LLC of Denver. In four projects at the 63-square mile Black Butte operation, advanced airborne LIDAR has demonstrated advantage over aerial photography in terms of timeliness and convenience for mapping coal seams in an open-pit mine. LIDAR uses a scanning laser altimeter to directly measure the latitude, longitude and elevation coordinates of ground points by emitting light pulses towards the ground from the unit in the aircraft. Black Butte mine uses a dragline for overburden stripping. 3-D models of the pit and seams are created with Minescape software. The LIDAR system allows modeling of overburden to determine the position of the economic cutoff by mapping outside the pit: mapping inside the pit enables the 3-D model to be checked. 1 fig., 1 photo.

  7. An Investigation of the Microstructure of an Intermetallic Layer in Welding Aluminum Alloys to Steel by MIG Process

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    Quoc Manh Nguyen; Shyh-Chour Huang

    2015-01-01

    Butt joints of A5052 aluminum alloy and SS400 steel, with a new type of chamfered edge, are welded by means of metal inert gas welding and ER4043 Al-Si filler metal. The microhardness and microstructure of the joint are investigated. An intermetallic layer is found on the surface of the welding seam and SS400 steel sheet. The hardness of the intermetallic layer is examined using the Vickers hardness test. The average hardness values at the Intermetallic (IMC) layer zone and without the IMC la...

  8. Lightweight design potential of cyclically loaded laser hybrid welds of HSLA steel S1100QL; Leichtbaupotenzial zyklisch belasteter Laserstrahl-Hybridschweissverbindungen aus S1100QL

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    Winderlich, Bernd; Jahn, Axel; Brenner, Berndt [Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik (IWS), Dresden (Germany)

    2011-07-01

    Laser hybrid welded joints of HSLA steel S1100QL are well suited for industrial use in cyclically highly loaded structures. In comparison to conventional MAG welding, laser hybrid welding enables shorter process time, lower heat input and reduced weldment distorsion. Hybrid butt welds ground flush to plate reach the same fatigue strength level as the blast cleaned base material. Pores in the weld metal are the fatigue limiting factor. Application of these welded joints is useful at high mean stress and low number of cycles. In this case it gives an advantage of grinding over generation of residual compressive stresses at the weld toe by the UIT method. Design and manufacturing issues and testing requirements are discussed. (orig.)

  9. Modelling and Analysis of Phase Transformations and Stresses in Laser Welding Process / Modelowanie I Analiza Przemian Fazowych I Naprężeń W Procesie Spawania Laserowego

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    Piekarska W.

    2015-01-01

    The work concerns the numerical modelling of structural composition and stress state in steel elements welded by a laser beam. The temperature field in butt welded joint is obtained from the solution of heat transfer equation with convective term. The heat source model is developed. Latent heat of solid-liquid and liquid-gas transformations as well as latent heats of phase transformations in solid state are taken into account in the algorithm of thermal phenomena. The kinetics of phase transf...

  10. Development of weld plugging for steam generator tubes of FBR

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    This study was undertaken to develop a method of weld plugging of the heat-exchanger tubes of steam generator of Prototype FBR 'MONJU' in case these tubes are damaged for some reason. We studied mainly the shape of plug, welding procedure and effect of postweld heat treatment (PWHT). Evaporator tube sheet, tube and plug are made of 2-1/4Cr-1Mo steel and usually preheating and PWHT will be required for welding of this steel. The results of this study is as follows. 1) Plug was designed to make butt joint welding with grooved tube sheet around the tube hole to satisfy the requirements of plug designing, stress analysis, and good weldability. 2) TIG welding process was selected and certified its good weldability and good performance. 3) PWHT can be done by using high frequency induction heating method locally and also designing the plug to weld joint with tube sheet which was grooved around the tube hole. 4) Mock up test was done and it was certified that this plugging procedure has good weldability and good performance ability for Non Destructive Inspection. (author)

  11. Monitoring of high-power fiber laser welding based on principal component analysis of a molten pool configuration

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    There exists plenty of welding quality information on a molten pool during high-power fiber laser welding. An approach for monitoring the high-power fiber laser welding status based on the principal component analysis (PCA) of a molten pool configuration is investigated. An infrared-sensitive high-speed camera was used to capture the molten pool images during laser butt-joint welding of Type 304 austenitic stainless steel plates with a high-power (10 kW) continuous wave fiber laser. In order to study the relationship between the molten pool configuration and the welding status, a new method based on PCA is proposed to analyze the welding stability by comparing the situation when the laser beam spot moves along, and when it deviates from the weld seam. Image processing techniques were applied to process the molten pool images and extract five characteristic parameters. Moreover, the PCA method was used to extract a composite indicator which is the linear combination of the five original characteristics to analyze the different status during welding. Experimental results showed that the extracted composite indicator had a close relationship with the actual welding results and it could be used to evaluate the status of the high-power fiber laser welding, providing a theoretical basis for the monitoring of laser welding quality. (paper)

  12. Experimental investigation on dissimilar pulsed Nd:YAG laser welding of AISI 420 stainless steel to kovar alloy

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    Highlights: • Austenite solidification morphology is cellular affected by temperature gradient. • Epitaxial growth region was produced in the fusion boundary of kovar side. • Precipitation of M23C6 carbides in ferrite grain boundary increased 420 HAZ hardness. • At high temperature gradient, columnar grains created in 420 fusion side. • Chemical compositions variations, grains morphologies alter welds vickers hardness. - Abstract: This paper presents the results of an investigation on autogeneous laser welding of AISI 420 stainless steel to kovar alloy using a 100 W pulsed Nd:YAG laser. The joints had a circular geometry and butt welded. The joints were examined by optical microscope for cracks, pores and for determining the weld geometry. The microstructure of the weld and the heat affected zones were investigatedby scanning electron microscope. The austenitic microstructure was achieved in the weld. The morphology of weld zone solidification was basically cellural, being influenced by the temperature gradient. It was found that the start of solidification in the kovar side of weld zone occurred by means of epitaxial growth. When the temperature gradient was high, the columnar grains were created in the fusion boundary of 420 stainless steel side toward weld zone. Measurements taken by X-ray spectrometry for dispersion of the energy in the weld zone indicated a significantly heterogeneous distribution of chromium element. The variations in chemical compositions and grains morphologies significantly alter the Vickers microhardness values in the weld zone

  13. Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Laser Beam Welds of 15CDV6 Steel

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    M.V.L Ramesh

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The present study is concerned with laser beam welding of 15CDV6 steel, that is in the hardened (quenched and tempered condition before welding. Autogenously butt-welded joints are made using carbon dioxide laser with a maximum output of 3.5 kw in the continuous wave mode. Weld microstructure, microhardness measurement across the weldment, transverse tensile properties, and room temperature impact properties of the weldment have been evaluated. The fusion zone exhibits a epitaxial grain growth. The microstrutural features of heat-affected zone and fusion zone vary, due to different thermal cycles for which these were subjected during welding. The average weld metal hardness was 480 Hv. The observed hardness distribution across the welds were correlated with the microstructures. The welds exhibited lower toughness of 50 joules as compared to parent metal of 55 joules and the tensile strength values of the welded specimens are close to that obtained for sheet specimens.Defence Science Journal, Vol. 65, No. 4, July 2015, pp. 339-342, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/dsj.65.8749

  14. Multi-response optimization of CO 2 laser-welding process of austenitic stainless steel

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    Benyounis, K. Y.; Olabi, A. G.; Hashmi, M. S. J.

    2008-02-01

    Recently, laser welding of austenitic stainless steel has received great attention in industry. This is due to its widespread application in petroleum refinement stations, power plants, the pharmaceutical industry and also in households. Therefore, mechanical properties should be controlled to obtain good welded joints. The welding process should be optimized by the proper mathematical models. In this research, the tensile strength and impact strength along with the joint-operating cost of laser-welded butt joints made of AISI304 was investigated. Design-expert software was used to establish the design matrix and to analyze the experimental data. The relationships between the laser-welding parameters (laser power, welding speed and focal point position) and the three responses (tensile strength, impact strength and joint-operating cost) were established. Also, the optimization capabilities in design-expert software were used to optimize the welding process. The developed mathematical models were tested for adequacy using analysis of variance and other adequacy measures. In this investigation, the optimal welding conditions were identified in order to increase the productivity and minimize the total operating cost. Overlay graphs were plotted by superimposing the contours for the various response surfaces. The process parameters effect was determined and the optimal welding combinations were tabulated.

  15. Welding of thin sheets of high strength zinc alloy coated steels

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    Zinc alloy coated, high strength (G550) sheet steels are important materials in automobile manufacture, building and construction. Spot or arc welding is typically required in the component manufacturing process, but these processes result in localised softening because of the weld thermal cycle. As a consequence, the strength is normally downgraded significantly for design purposes to values typical of the annealed Zn or Zn alloy grades (G250 or G300). The investigation described in this paper involved the examination of the effect of the welding process and welding variables on butt welding on 1mm thick Zn-coated and Zn-Al-coated sheet steels. It has been demonstrated that these sheet steels can be successfully welded by both FCAW and GMAW methods using appropriately low welding heat inputs. However, strength loss below the minimum specified 5.50 MPa tensile strength did occur because of transformation and recrystallisation of the recovery annealed base metal structure as a result of the heat input of the welding process. The extent of the strength loss increased with increasing nominal weld heat input due to an increased width of the softened heat affected zone (HAZ) regions and grain growth in the grain refined and recrystallised regions. The maximum loss in yield strength at the highest heat input of 130 J/mm was about 150 MPa, suggesting that a minimum yield stress of 400 MPa can be safely used for structural design calculations.

  16. Residual stresses determination in an 8 mm Incoloy 800H weld via neutron diffraction

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    Highlights: • Stress through thickness at 5 mm from weld centerline indicates a “U” distribution. • Declining of tensile stress through thickness occurred at weld centerline. • Residual stress between layers is the lowest. - Abstract: To investigate the distribution of residual stresses, the 8 mm 800H alloy was joined by multi-layer butt TIG process. Residual stresses in the longitudinal, transverse and normal directions were measured via neutron diffraction. These residual stress measurements were taken at a series of points 2 mm below the top surface, covering the fusion zone, heat affected zone (HAZ) and base metal. In addition, two lines of longitudinal residual stress values at the weld centerline and 5 mm from weld centerline through thickness were measured. Results show that both the longitudinal and transverse stresses from the weld centerline to base metal are mainly tensile stresses. The longitudinal residual stress is the largest, with a maximum value of 330 MPa. As for the normal residual stress, the weld zone shows tensile stress, while the HAZ shows compressive stress. The middle of the thickness shows compressive residual stress along the thickness direction. The longitudinal stress at weld centerline through thickness reveals the interlayer heat treat effects leads to a declining of tensile stress. While the stress at 5 mm from weld centerline indicates a “U” distribution due to the mixed microstructure close to fusion line. With the increasing distance from weld seam, the residual stress decreases gradually

  17. Microstructure and pitting corrosion of armor grade AA7075 aluminum alloy friction stir weld nugget zone – Effect of post weld heat treatment and addition of boron carbide

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    P. Vijaya Kumar

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Friction stir welding (FSW of high strength aluminum alloys has been emerged as an alternative joining technique to avoid the problems during fusion welding. In recent times FSW is being used for armor grade AA7075 aluminum alloy in defense, aerospace and marine applications where it has to serve in non uniform loading and corrosive environments. Even though friction stir welds of AA7075 alloy possess better mechanical properties but suffer from poor corrosion resistance. The present work involves use of retrogression and reaging (RRA post weld heat treatment to improve the corrosion resistance of welded joints of aluminum alloys. An attempt also has been made to change the chemical composition of the weld nugget by adding B4C nano particles with the aid of the FSW on a specially prepared base metal plate in butt position. The effects of peak aged condition (T6, RRA and addition of B4C nano particles on microstructure, hardness and pitting corrosion of nugget zone of the friction stir welds of AA7075 alloy have been studied. Even though RRA improved the pitting corrosion resistance, its hardness was slightly lost. Significant improvement in pitting corrosion resistance was achieved with addition of boron carbide powder and post weld heat treatment of RRA.

  18. GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) PWR repair technology - FineLineTM Welding, Weld Overlay, and ReNewTM Surface Improvement

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    This paper discusses GEH technologies for fabrication, maintenance, and repair of welded components in nuclear reactors. Each process increases margins against PWSCC in PWRs (and SCC in BWRs) by controlling residual stress, alloy chemistry, and microstructure. First, FineLineTM Welding automated welding technology produces compressive stresses in the weld root regions. The narrow weld joint design improves fabrication productivity and reduces weld shrinkage distortion. The low heat input, combined with special welding parameters, also limits heat affected zone (HAZ) residual strains and sensitization in addition to the compressive stresses, which will further prevent PWSCC. Second, Weld Overlays (WOLs) for cracking mitigation are presented, including those for stainless steels, nickel alloys, and low alloy steel. WOLs for stainless steels have been successfully applied for many decades in BWRs for mitigation of existing-cracks. More recently, WOLs are being used pre-emotively, especially in PWRs, where mitigation of cracking in nozzle and butt welds are currently being implemented using nickel-base Alloy 52M. For hard enable Low Alloy Steels such as the P V nozzles, a Temper Bead welding process in used, which is now qualified for both dry and wetted IDs. Thirdly, a new PWSCC mitigation technology, ReNewTM Surface Improvement, puts the surface of SCC-susceptible weld areas into compression, removes cold work from fabrication grinding/machining, removes aging degradation from service exposure, while improving the surface finish to further resist SCC initiation. Re New utilizes flexible abrasive media that is applied underwater with automated delivery tooling. Laboratory testing has been conducted to show that after application of Re New, a significant Factor of Improvement on component life can be achieved for nickel-base Alloy 182 subjected to a BWR environment. Similar life improvement is expected for PWRs welds. This technology can also be combined with Hitachi

  19. Preliminary geologic map of the Sleeping Butte volcanic centers

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    The Sleeping Butte volcanic centers comprise two, spatially separate, small-volume (3) basaltic centers. The centers were formed by mildly explosive Strombolian eruptions. The Little Black Peak cone consists of a main scoria cone, two small satellitic scoria mounds, and associated lobate lava flows that vented from sites at the base of the scoria cone. The Hidden Cone center consists of a main scoria cone that developed on the north-facing slope of Sleeping Butte. The center formed during two episodes. The first included the formation of the main scoria cone, and venting of aa lava flows from radial dikes at the northeast base of the cone. The second included eruption of scoria-fall deposits from the summit crater. The ages of the Little Black Peak and the Hidden Cone are estimated to be between 200 to 400 ka based on the whole-rock K-Ar age determinations with large analytical undertainty. This age assignment is consistent with qualitative observations of the degree of soil development and geomorphic degradation of volcanic landforms. The younger episode of the Hidden Cone is inferred to be significantly younger and probably of Late Pleistocene or Holocene age. This is based on the absence of cone slope rilling, the absence of cone-slope apron deposits, and erosional unconformity between the two episodes, the poor horizon- development of soils, and the presence of fall deposits on modern alluvial surfaces. Paleomagnetic data show that the centers record similar but not identical directions of remanent magnetization. Paleomagnetic data have not been obtained for the youngest deposits of the Hidden Cone center. Further geochronology, soils, geomorphic, and petrology studies are planned of the Sleeping Butte volcanic centers 20 refs., 3 figs

  20. Littered cigarette butts as a source of nicotine in urban waters

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    Roder Green, Amy L.; Putschew, Anke; Nehls, Thomas

    2014-11-01

    The effect of nicotine from littered cigarette butts on the quality of urban water resources has yet to be investigated. This two-part study addresses the spatial variation, seasonal dynamics and average residence time of littered cigarette butts in public space, as well as the release of nicotine from cigarette butts to run-off in urban areas during its residence time. Thereby, we tested two typical situations: release to standing water in a puddle and release during alternating rainfall and drying. The study took place in Berlin, Germany, a city which completely relies on its own water resources to meet its drinking water demand. Nine typical sites located in a central district, each divided into 20 plots were studied during five sampling periods between May 2012 and February 2013. The nicotine release from standardized cigarette butts prepared with a smoking machine was examined in batch and rainfall experiments. Littered cigarette butts are unevenly distributed among both sites and plots. The average butt concentration was 2.7 m-2 (SD = 0.6 m-2, N = 862); the maximum plot concentration was 48.8 butts m-2. This heterogeneity is caused by preferential littering (gastronomy, entrances, bus stops), redistribution processes such as litter removal (gastronomy, shop owners), and the increased accumulation in plots protected from mechanized street sweeping (tree pits, bicycle stands). No significant seasonal variation of cigarette butt accumulation was observed. On average, cigarette butt accumulation is characterized by a 6 days cadence due to the rhythm and effectiveness of street sweeping (mean weekly butt accumulation rate = 0.18 m-2 d-1; SD = 0.15 m-1). Once the butt is exposed to standing water, elution of nicotine occurs rapidly. Standardized butts released 7.3 mg g-1 nicotine in a batch experiment (equivalent to 2.5 mg L-1), 50% of which occurred within the first 27 min. In the rainfall experiment, the cumulative nicotine release from fifteen consecutive

  1. Distortion Control during Welding

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    Akbari Pazooki, A.M.

    2014-01-01

    The local material expansion and contraction involved in welding result in permanent deformations or instability i.e., welding distortion. Considerable efforts have been made in controlling welding distortion prior to, during or after welding. Thermal Tensioning (TT) describes a group of in-situ methods to control welding distortion. In these methods local heating and/or cooling strategies are applied during welding. Additional heating and/or cooling sources can be implemented either stationa...

  2. The Use of CDM Analysis Techniques in High Temperature Creep Failure of Welded Structures

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    Hayhurst, David R.; Wong, Man Tak; Vakili-Tahami, Farid

    Techniques are reviewed for the calibration of constitutive relationships for the different phases of the weld. It is shown how the calibration is carried out using property ratios, and a knowledge of the constitutive equations of the parent material. The results of CDM analyses, obtained using the two-dimensional solver Damage XX, are reviewed for: a butt-welded pipe at 565°C and, a welded cylinder-sphere pipe intersection at 590°C. Results are then presented of a three-dimensional CDM solution for a three-degree slice of the welded cylinder-sphere pipe intersection, and shown to be in close agreement with the two-dimensional, Damage XX, solution. Then the paper examines damage growth at a constant temperature of 590°C in a ferritic steel butt-welded pipe subjected to a combined constant internal pressure of 4MPa and a constant global bending moment of 49kNm. The CDM results for a three-dimensional analysis are compared with qualitative experimental results, and good correlation is indicated.

  3. The use of CDM analysis techniques in high temperature creep failure of welded structures

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    Techniques are reviewed for the calibration of constitutive relationships for the different phases of the weld. It is shown how the calibration is carried out using property ratios, and a knowledge of the constitutive equations of the parent material. The results of CDM analyses, obtained using the two-dimensional solver Damage XX, are reviewed for: a butt-welded pipe at 565degC; and, a welded cylinder-sphere pipe intersection at 590degC. Results are then presented of a three-dimensional CDM solution for a three-degree slice of the welded cylinder-sphere pipe intersection, and shown to be in close agreement with the two-dimensional, Damage XX, solution. Then the paper examines damage growth at a constant temperature of 590degC in a ferritic steel butt-welded pipe subjected to a combined constant internal pressure of 4 MPa and a constant global bending moment of 49 kNm. The CDM results for a three-dimensional analysis are compared with qualitative experimental results, and good correlation is indicated. (author)

  4. T.I.G. Welding of stainless steel. Numerical modelling for temperatures calculation in the Haz; Soldadura T.I.G. de acero inoxidable. Modelo numerico para el calculo de temperaturas en la ZAT

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    Martinez-Conesa, E. J.; Estrems-Amestoy, M.; Miguel-Eguia, V.; Garrido-Hernandez, A.; Guillen-Martinez, J. A.

    2010-07-01

    In this work, a numerical method for calculating the temperature field into the heat affected zone for butt welded joints is presented. The method has been developed for sheet welding and takes into account a bidimensional heat flow. It has built a computer program by MS-Excel books and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). The model has been applied to the TIG process of AISI 304 stainless steel 2mm thickness sheet. The welding process has been considered without input materials. The numerical method may be used to help the designers to predict the temperature distribution in welded joints. (Author) 12 refs.

  5. Study on fracture characteristic of welded high-density polyethylene pipe

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    齐芳娟; 霍立兴; 张玉凤; 荆洪阳; 杨新岐

    2002-01-01

    Crack opening displacement(COD) was applied to characterize the fracture initiation of the tough high density polyethylene. Normal single side notched three-point bend specimens and silica rubber replica techniques were used to study the characteristic COD of high-density polyethylene pipe and its butt-fusion joints including the weld fusion zone and heat affected zone at different temperature from -78℃ to 20℃ . Testing results show that the characteristic COD appears to depend on the structural features that are determined by welding process and the testing temperature. As the temperature is lowered, the characteristic COD of all zones studied decreases. Because the welding process significantly changes some structural feature of the material, characteristic COD of the weld fusion zone is the smallest one among those of the three zones. The results can be used for the engineering design and failure analysis of HDPE pipe.

  6. Modelling of laser welding of flat parts using the modifying nanopowders

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    Cherepanov, A. N.; Shapeev, V. P.

    2013-06-01

    A mathematical model is formulated to describe thermophysical processes at laser welding of metal plates for the case when the modifying nanoparticles of refractory compounds have been introduced in the weld pool (the nanopowder seed cultrure fermenters — NSCF). Specially prepared nanoparticles of refractory compounds serve the crystallization centers that is they are in fact the exogenous primers, on the surface of which the individual clusters are grouped. Owing to this, one can control the process of the crystallization of the alloy and the formation of its structure and, consequently, the joint weld properties. As an example, we present the results of computing the butt welding of two plates of aluminum alloy and steel. Computed and experimental data are compared.

  7. Residual stress simulation in thin and thick-walled stainless steel pipe welds including pipe diameter effects

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    In this paper, residual stresses in welded components are discussed and a brief review of weld simulation is presented. The general methodology of the FE analysis methods used for welded sections of steel pipes is explained. FE analyses are performed for two axisymmetric butt welds in stainless steel pipes having a 4-pass or a 36-pass weld in a pipe with a wall thickness of 7.1 or 40.0 mm, respectively. In addition, more FE models with inside radius to wall thickness ratio ranging from 1 to 100 have been analysed to investigate the effect of pipe diameter on residual stresses. Residual axial and hoop stresses are plotted for the considered range of pipe diameters for the two simulated pipe wall thicknesses and the differences are discussed

  8. Shear strength of fillet welds in aluminum alloy 2219. [for use on the solid rocket motor and external tank

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    Lovoy, C. V.

    1978-01-01

    Fillet size is discussed in terms of theoretical or design dimensions versus as-welded dimensions, drawing attention to the inherent conservatism in the design load sustaining capabilities of fillet welds. Emphasis is placed on components for the solid rocket motor, external tank, and other aerospace applications. Problems associated with inspection of fillet welds are addresses and a comparison is drawn between defect counts obtained by radiographic inspection and by visual examination of the fracture plane. Fillet weld quality is related linearly to ultimate shear strength. Correlation coefficients are obtained by simple straight line regression analysis between the variables of ultimate shear strength and accumulative discontinuity summation. Shear strength allowables are found to be equivalent to 57 percent of butt weld A allowables (F sub tu.)

  9. Embrittlement of welded joints

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    The structure of a weld is considered and the role of the main parts of a welded joint in the appearance of defects during welding is determined. Factors greatly affecting hot crack formation (heat removal, impurity redistribution, volume of welding bath, welding rate) are shown. Reasons for the appearance of cracks not related to crystallization process (subsequent heat treatment, plastic working, etc.) are analyzed. The process of cold cracking of welds due to hydrogen absorption and relaxation of high welding stresses, is investigated. Methods to avoid cold cracking are described. Mechanisms of weld embrittlement are considered using as examples steels and high nickel alloys. 248 refs.; 28 figs.; 2 tabs

  10. On the mechanical behaviour of a butt jointed thermoplastic composite under bending

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    Baran, I.; Warnet, L.; Akkerman, R.; Thomsen, O.T

    2015-01-01

    In the present work, the mechanical behavior of a recently developed novel butt jointed thermoplastic composite was investigated under bending conditions. The laminated skin and the web were made of carbon fiber (AS4) and polyetherketoneketone (PEKK). The butt joint (filler) was injection molded fro

  11. Development of phased array ultrasonic testing in lieu of radiography for testing complete joint penetration (CJP) welds

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    Haldipur, P.; Boone, Shane D.

    2014-04-01

    The past decade has seen new, emerging innovation of Ultrasonic Testing (UT). Specifically, multiple manufacturers have produced Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) systems. The PAUT systems embed a matrix of multiple (some up to 128) single transducers into one probe used for scanning elastic materials. Simultaneously exciting multiple transducers offers distinct advantages; depending on the sequencing of transducer excitation, the ultrasonic beam could be steered within the material and multiple beams help develop extra dimensional data to assist with visualization of possible flaws including the discontinuity size, shape and location. Unfortunately, there has not been broad acceptance of PAUT in the bridge fabrication industry because it is currently not a recognized inspection technology in AWS D1.5. One situation in which the technology would excel would be inspection of Complete Joint Penetration (CJP) butt welds. Currently, AWS D1.5 required CJP welds subjected to tensile or reversal stresses only be inspected by Radiographic Testing (RT). However, discontinuities normally seen by RT can also be seen with PAUT. Until specification language is adopted into D1.5, there will continue to be hesitancy to use PAUT for the inspection of CJP butt welds. Developmental work must first be performed to develop the acceptance criteria and the specification language. The developmental work from the inspections carried out on butt-weld specimens and transition butt-weld specimens are presented in this paper. Specific scan plans were developed using the ES-Beam simulation software for each of the test specimens. In depth analysis of PAUT data obtained to determine exact location and sizing information of the defects was performed. The results also present the comparison of results from PAUT to those obtained using conventional UT and radiography.

  12. Well field development at the Crow Butte ISL uranium mine

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    The Crow Butte project, located in the northwest corner of the state of Nebraska, is one of four commercial in-situ leach (ISL) uranium mines currently operating in the United States. The facility began commercial production in April 1991 some 12 years after the discovery of the sandstone, roll front uranium deposit. The ore body lies about 200 metres below the surface in a highly permeable aquifer with excellent confining shale/clay layers above and below the deposit. The exploration and development period included ore body delineation, pilot testing, environmental licensing, engineering design, and facilities construction. Production at the mine was planned to increase from the (then) current annual level of 600,000 pounds U3O8 to one million pounds in 1995. Commercial ISL mining operations, using alkaline leach chemistry and oxygen, have gone smoothly with no major technical or regulatory problems. The mine, in year three of commercial production, is now operating in the third mining unit with some production still coming from the first and second mining units. The method for establishing the locations of the injection and recovery wells, and the method of well construction have been modified since the first commercial mining unit, Mine Unit 1, was installed. These modifications enhanced the recover efficiency of the solution mining process as evidenced by the performance of the newest mining unit, Mine Unit 3. This paper presents the well field development procedures and the performance results at the Crow Butte mine. 6 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab

  13. Optimization of deep penetration laser welding of thick stainless steel with a 10 kW fiber laser

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    Highlights: • The focal position is a key parameter for high-power fiber laser welding of thick plate. • Good full penetration weld cannot be obtained just via varying the welding speed without a proper focal position. • The bottom shielding gas improves the stability of the total welding process. • The cross section of the optimal butt joint appears “I” shape. • The joint is ductile fractured far from the weld seam with the tensile strength of 809 MPa. - Abstract: Deep penetration laser welding of 12 mm thick stainless steel plates was conducted using a 10 kW high-power fiber laser. The effect of the processing parameters on the weld bead geometry was examined, and the microstructure and mechanical properties of the optimal joint were investigated. The results show that the focal position is a key parameter in high-power fiber laser welding of thick plates. There is a critical range of welding speed for achieving good full penetration joint. The type of top shielding gas influences the weld depth. The application of a bottom shielding gas improves the stability of the entire welding process and yields good weld appearances at both the top and bottom surfaces. The maximum tensile stress of the joint is 809 MPa. The joint fails at the base metal far from the weld seam with a typical cup–cone-shaped fracture surface. The excellent welding appearance and mechanical properties indicate that high-power fiber laser welding of a 304 stainless steel thick plate is feasible

  14. OPTIMIZATION OF PROCESS PARAMETERS TO MINIMIZE ANGULAR DISTORTION IN GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDED STAINLESS STEEL 202 GRADE PLATES USING PARTICLE SWARM OPTIMIZATION

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    R. SUDHAKARAN

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a study on optimization of process parameters using particle swarm optimization to minimize angular distortion in 202 grade stainless steel gas tungsten arc welded plates. Angular distortion is a major problem and most pronounced among different types of distortion in butt welded plates. The process control parameters chosen for the study are welding gun angle, welding speed, plate length, welding current and gas flow rate. The experiments were conducted using design of experiments technique with five factor five level central composite rotatable design with full replication technique. A mathematical model was developed correlating the process parameters with angular distortion. A source code was developed in MATLAB 7.6 to do the optimization. The optimal process parameters gave a value of 0.0305° for angular distortion which demonstrates the accuracy of the model developed. The results indicate that the optimized values for the process parameters are capable of producing weld with minimum distortion.

  15. Improving the Fatigue Performance of the Welded Joints of Ultra-Fine Grain Steel by Ultrasonic Peening

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    王东坡; 王婷; 霍立兴; 张玉凤

    2004-01-01

    Contrast tests were carried out to study the fatigue performance of the butt joints treated by ultrasonic peening, aiming at the improvement of ultrasonic peening treatment(UPT) on welded joints of a new material.The material is a new generation of fine grain and high purity SS400 steel that has the same ingredients as the traditional low carbon steel. The specimens are in two different states:welded and ultrasonic peening conditions.The corresponding fatigue testing data were analyzed according to the regulation of the statistical method for fatigue life of the welded joints established by International Institute of Welding(IIW). Welding residual stress was considered in two different ways: the constant stress ratio R = 0. 5 and the Ohta method. The nominal stress-number (σ-N)curves were corrected because of the different plate thickness compared to the standard and because there was no mismatch or angular deformation. The results indicated that: 1 ) Compared with the welded specimens, when the stress range was 200 MPa, the fatigue life of the SS400 steel specimens treated by ultrasonic peening is prolonged by over 58 times, and the fatigue strength FAT corresponding to 106 cycles is increased by about 66%; 2) As for the SS400 butt joint ( single side welding double sides molding), after being treated by UPT, the nominal S-N curve (m = 10) of FAT 100 MPa(R =0.5) should be used for fatigue design. The standard S-N curves of FAT 100 MPa ( R = 0. 5, m = 10) could be used for fatigue design of the SS400 steel butt joints treated by ultrasonic peening.

  16. Welding processes handbook

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    Weman, Klas

    2011-01-01

    Offers an introduction to the range of available welding technologies. This title includes chapters on individual techniques that cover principles, equipment, consumables and key quality issues. It includes material on such topics as the basics of electricity in welding, arc physics, and distortion, and the weldability of particular metals.$bThe 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 techniqu...

  17. Friction Stir Welding

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    Nunes, Arthur C., Jr.

    2008-01-01

    Friction stir welding (FSW) is a solid state welding process invented in 1991 at The Welding Institute in the United Kingdom. A weld is made in the FSW process by translating a rotating pin along a weld seam so as to stir the sides of the seam together. FSW avoids deleterious effects inherent in melting and promises to be an important welding process for any industries where welds of optimal quality are demanded. This article provides an introduction to the FSW process. The chief concern is the physical effect of the tool on the weld metal: how weld seam bonding takes place, what kind of weld structure is generated, potential problems, possible defects for example, and implications for process parameters and tool design. Weld properties are determined by structure, and the structure of friction stir welds is determined by the weld metal flow field in the vicinity of the weld tool. Metal flow in the vicinity of the weld tool is explained through a simple kinematic flow model that decomposes the flow field into three basic component flows: a uniform translation, a rotating solid cylinder, and a ring vortex encircling the tool. The flow components, superposed to construct the flow model, can be related to particular aspects of weld process parameters and tool design; they provide a bridge to an understanding of a complex-at-first-glance weld structure. Torques and forces are also discussed. Some simple mathematical models of structural aspects, torques, and forces are included.

  18. Research on Hot Melt (Welding) Bonding Defects of PE Pipe%PE 管热熔(焊接)粘接缺陷的研究

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    董守江; 邱建新; 温友林; 周裕昌; 冯志飞

    2015-01-01

    本文首先将PE管的热熔焊接与金属焊接进行了区别,并介绍了其工艺过程;其次对PE管热熔对接接头的断口特征进行了分类,并分析了PE管热熔对接接头中可能产生的缺陷,虚(焊)粘、假(焊)粘是PE管存在的主要缺陷,对对接接头的强度影响较大。可以采取超声波检测方法控制PE管热熔(焊接)粘接接头的内部质量,以保证工程应用安全。%In this article, the distinction between the fusion welding and melt welding of the PE pipe was given, whose process was also introduced. Then the fracture characteristics of PE pipe butt joints were classiifed, and it gave an analysis of the possible defects of PE pipe butt fusion joints, ifnding that, virtual (welding) stick and false (welding) of PE pipe sticking were major defects which had inlfuence on the impact of butt joints. Ultrasonic testing could be used to take control of PE pipe internal quality of fusion(welding) adhesive joints in order to ensure the safety of engineering application.

  19. A review on the welding technology for the sealing of irradiation test fuel element

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    Lee, J. W.; Kang, Y. H.; Kim, B. G.; Joo, K. N.; Oh, J. M.; Park, S. J.; Shin, Y. T

    2000-02-01

    For the irradiation test of nuclear fuel in a research reactor, the fuel manufacturing technology should be developed in advance. Highly radioactive fission products are produced and can be released from the fuel materials during irradiation. Therefore, The sealing of the test is one of the most important procedure among the test fuel manufacturing processes, considering its impacts on the safety of a reactor operation.many welding techniques such as TIG, EBW, LBW, upset butt welding and flash welding are applied in sealing the end of fuel elements. These welding techniques are adopted in conjunction with the weld material, weldability, weld joint design and cost effectiveness. For fuel irradiation test, the centerline temperature of fuel pellets is one of the important item to be measured. For this, a thermocouple is installed into the center of the fuel pellet. The sealing of the penetration hole of the thermocouple sheath should be conducted and the hole should be perfectly sealed using the dissimilar metal joining technique. For this purpose, the dissimilar metal welding between zircaloy-4 and Inconel or stainless steel is needed to be developed. This report describes the techniques sealing the end cap and the penetration of a thermocouple sheath by welding. (author)

  20. Stress corrosion crack initiation of alloy 182 weld metal in primary coolant - Influence of chemical composition

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    Calonne, O.; Foucault, M.; Steltzlen, F. [AREVA (France); Amzallag, C. [EDF SEPTEN (France)

    2011-07-01

    Nickel-base alloys 182 and 82 have been used extensively for dissimilar metal welds. Typical applications are the J-groove welds of alloy 600 vessel head penetrations, pressurizer penetrations, heater sleeves and bottom mounted instrumented nozzles as well as some safe end butt welds. While the overall performance of these weld metals has been good, during the last decade, an increasing number of cases of stress corrosion cracking of Alloy 182 weld metal have been reported in PWRs. In this context, the role of weld defects has to be examined. Their contribution in the crack initiation mechanism requires laboratory investigations with small scale characterizations. In this study, the influence of both alloy composition and weld defects on PWSCC (Stress Corrosion Cracking in Primary Water) initiation was investigated using U-bend specimens in simulated primary water at 320 C. The main results are the following: -) the chemical compositions of the weld deposits leading to a large propensity to hot cracking are not the most susceptible to PWSCC initiation, -) macroscopically, superficial defects did not evolve during successive exposures. They can be included in large corrosion cracks but their role as 'precursors' is not yet established. (authors)

  1. Mechanical properties and corrosion resistance of dissimilar stainless steel welds

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to determine the influence of welding on microstructure, mechanical properties, and stress corrosion cracking resistance of dissimilar stainless steels butt welded joints.Design/methodology/approach: Duplex 2205 and austenitic 316L steels were used. Butt joints of plates 15 mm in thickness were performed with the use of submerged arc welding (SAW method. The heat input was in the range of 1.15 – 3.2 kJ/mm. Various plates’ edge preparations were applied. Microstructure examinations were carried out. Mechanical properties were evaluated in tensile tests, bending tests and Charpy-V toughness tests. Susceptibility to stress corrosion cracking was determined with the use of slow strain rate tests (SSRT performed in inert (glycerin and aggressive (boiling 35% MgCl2 solution environments.Findings: All tested joints showed acceptable mechanical properties. Metallographic examinations did not indicate the excessive ferrite contents in heat affected zones (HAZ of the welds. It was shown that area of the lowest resistance to stress corrosion cracking is heat affected zone at duplex steel side of dissimilar joins. That phenomenon is connected with undesirable structure of that zone consisted of greater amounts of coarse ferrite grains and acicular austenite precipitates. High heat inputs do not deteriorate mechanical properties as well as stress corrosion cracking resistance of welds.Practical implications: All tested joints showed acceptable mechanical properties. Metallographic examinations did not indicate the excessive ferrite contents in heat affected zones (HAZ of the welds. It was shown that area of the lowest resistance to stress corrosion cracking is heat affected zone at duplex steel side of dissimilar joins. That phenomenon is connected with undesirable structure of that zone consisted of greater amounts of coarse ferrite grains and acicular austenite precipitates. High heat inputs do not deteriorate

  2. Numerical analysis of residual stress in welded pipes and life assessment of pipes considering initiation and growth of SCC based on probabilistic fracture mechanics

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    Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) has been observed near the welded zones of pipes made of austenitic stainless steel type 316L. Residual stress is an important factor for SCC. In the joining processes of pipes, butt welding is conducted after surface machining. Residual stress is generated by both processes. In this study, numerical analyses of the residual stress distribution by butt welding after surface machining were performed by the finite element method. The SCC initiation time was estimated by the residual stress at the inner surface. SCC growth analyses based on probability fracture mechanics were performed by using the SCC initiation time and the residual stress distribution. As a result, the residual stress distribution in the axial direction has high tensile stress of approximately 1600 MPa at the inner surface. The effect of SCC initiation time on leakage probability is not as significant as the effect of plastic strain on the crack growth rate. (author)

  3. Optimization of GMAW process of AA 6063-T5 aluminum alloy butt joints based on the response surface methodology and on the bead geometry; Optimizacion del proceso de soldadura GMAW de uniones a tope de la aleacion AA 6063-T5 basada en la metodologia de superficie de respuesta y en la geometria del cordon de soldadura

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    Miguel, V.; Martinez-Conesa, E. J.; Segura, F.; Manjabacas, M. C.; Abellan, E.

    2012-11-01

    The geometry of the weld beads is characterized by the overhead, the width and the penetration. These values are indices of the behavior of the welded joint and therefore, they can be considered as factors that control the process. This work is performed to optimize the GMAW process of the aluminum alloy AA 6063-T5 by means of the response surface methodology (RSM). The variables herein considered are the arc voltage, the welding speed, the wire feed speed and the separation between surfaces in butt joints. The response functions that are herein studied are the overhead, the width, the penetration and the angle of the bead. The obtained results by RSM show high grade of agreement with the experimental values. The procedure is experimentally validated by welding for the theoretically obtained optimized technological conditions and a wide agreement between theoretical and experimental values is found. (Author) 16 refs.

  4. Welding and cutting '93. Lectures

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    This volume contains 46 lectures on the following ten groups of subjects: New knowledge and experience for welding firms; European welding process testing; welding developments in Europe - process and equipment; progress in material technique; accreditation and certification in the Single European Market; development of equipment in welding and cutting techniques; quality assurance in welding technique; welding additives and welding aid materials; work and health protection in welding technique; training and qualification of personnel; basis of welding technique in Europe - test technique. (MM)

  5. Investigation of Effect of Welding Current on Welding Penetration in Covered Electrode Arc Welding And MIG Welding

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    2013-01-01

    In this study, the effect of welding current on penetration in covered electrode arc welding and MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding was investigated. St 37 quality steel materials were used in the experiments. Three different welding current (60, 90 and 120 A with covered electrode arc welding, 100, 125 and 155 A with MIG welding) was selected for welding process and was made 200 mm long weld. The welded specimens were cut particular lengths, then metallographic tests were performed. As a result o...

  6. Introduction to Welding.

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    Fortney, Clarence; Gregory, Mike

    This curriculum guide provides six units of instruction on basic welding. Addressed in the individual units of instruction are the following topics: employment opportunities for welders, welding safety and first aid, welding tools and equipment, basic metals and metallurgy, basic math and measuring, and procedures for applying for a welding job.…

  7. Distortion Control during Welding

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    Akbari Pazooki, A.M.

    2014-01-01

    The local material expansion and contraction involved in welding result in permanent deformations or instability i.e., welding distortion. Considerable efforts have been made in controlling welding distortion prior to, during or after welding. Thermal Tensioning (TT) describes a group of in-situ met

  8. Laser welding in space

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    Kaukler, W. F.; Workman, G. L.

    1991-01-01

    Autogenous welds in 304 stainless steel were performed by Nd-YAG laser heating in a simulated space environment. Simulation consists of welding on the NASA KC-135 aircraft to produce the microgravity and by containing the specimen in a vacuum chamber. Experimental results show that the microgravity welds are stronger, harder in the fusion zone, have deeper penetration and have a rougher surface rippling of the weld pool than one-g welds. To perform laser welding in space, a solar-pumped laser concept that significantly increases the laser conversion efficiency and makes welding viable despite the limited power availability of spacecraft is proposed.

  9. The Western Environmental Technology Office (WETO) Butte, Montana

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    This document has been prepared to highlight the research, development, demonstration, testing and evaluation activities funded through the Western Environmental Technology Office (WETO) in Butte, Montana. Technologies and processes described have the potential to enhance DOE's cleanup and waste management efforts, as well as improve US industry's competitiveness in global environmental markets. This information has been assembled from recently produced Office of Technology Development (OTD) documents which highlight technology development activities within each of the OTD program elements. Projects include: Heavy metals contaminated soil project; In Situ remediation integrated program; Minimum additive waste stabilization program; Resource recovery project; Buried waste integrated demonstration; Mixed waste integrated program; Pollution prevention program; and Mine waste technology program

  10. Remote Operations and Nightly Automation of The Red Buttes Observatory

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    Kasper, David H; Yeigh, Rex R; Kobulnicky, Henry A; Jang-Condell, Hannah; Kelley, Mark; Bucher, Gerald J; Weger, James S

    2016-01-01

    We have implemented upgrades to the University of Wyoming's Red Buttes Observatory (RBO) to allow remote and autonomous operations using the 0.6 m telescope. Detailed descriptions of hardware and software components provide sufficient information to guide upgrading similarly designed telescopes. We also give a thorough description of the automated and remote operation modes with intent to inform the construction of routines elsewhere. Because the upgrades were largely driven by the intent to perform exoplanet transit photometry, we discuss how this science informed the automation process. A sample exoplanet transit observation serves to demonstrate RBO's capability to perform precision photometry. The successful upgrades have equipped a legacy observatory for a new generation of automated and rapid-response observations.

  11. BUSTED BUTTE TEST FACILITY GROUND SUPPORT CONFIRMATION ANALYSIS

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    The main purpose and objective of this analysis is to confirm the validity of the ground support design for Busted Butte Test Facility (BBTF). The highwall stability and adequacy of highwall and tunnel ground support is addressed in this analysis. The design of the BBTF including the ground support system was performed in a separate document (Reference 5.3). Both in situ and seismic loads are considered in the evaluation of the highwall and the tunnel ground support system. In this analysis only the ground support designed in Reference 5.3 is addressed. The additional ground support installed (still work in progress) by the constructor is not addressed in this analysis. This additional ground support was evaluated by the A/E during a site visit and its findings and recommendations are addressed in this analysis

  12. Enabling Remote and Automated Operations at The Red Buttes Observatory

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    Ellis, Tyler G.; Jang-Condell, Hannah; Kasper, David; Yeigh, Rex R.

    2016-01-01

    The Red Buttes Observatory (RBO) is a 60 centimeter Cassegrain telescope located ten miles south of Laramie, Wyoming. The size and proximity of the telescope comfortably make the site ideal for remote and automated observations. This task required development of confidence in control systems for the dome, telescope, and camera. Python and WinSCP script routines were created for the management of science images and weather. These scripts control the observatory via the ASCOM standard libraries and allow autonomous operation after initiation.The automation tasks were completed primarily to rejuvenate an aging and underutilized observatory with hopes to contribute to an international exoplanet hunting team with other interests in potentially hazardous asteroid detection. RBO is owned and operated solely by the University of Wyoming. The updates and proprietor status have encouraged the development of an undergraduate astronomical methods course including hands-on experience with a research telescope, a rarity in bachelor programs for astrophysics.

  13. The Western Environmental Technology Office (WETO), Butte, Montana, technology summary

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    This document has been prepared by the DOE Environmental Management (EM) Office of Technology Development (OTD) to highlight its research, development, demonstration, testing, and evaluation activities funded through the Western Environmental Technology Office (WETO) in Butte, Montana. Technologies and processes described have the potential to enhance DOE`s cleanup and waste management efforts, as well as improve US industry`s competitiveness in global environmental markets. WETO`s environmental technology research and testing activities focus on the recovery of useable resources from waste. Environmental technology development and commercialization activities will focus on mine cleanup, waste treatment, resource recovery, and water resource management. Since the site has no record of radioactive material use and no history of environmental contamination/remediation activities, DOE-EM can concentrate on performing developmental and demonstration activities without the demands of regulatory requirements and schedules. Thus, WETO will serve as a national resource for the development of new and innovative environmental technologies.

  14. The Western Environmental Technology Office (WETO), Butte, Montana, technology summary

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    This document has been prepared by the DOE Environmental Management (EM) Office of Technology Development (OTD) to highlight its research, development, demonstration, testing, and evaluation activities funded through the Western Environmental Technology Office (WETO) in Butte, Montana. Technologies and processes described have the potential to enhance DOE's cleanup and waste management efforts, as well as improve US industry's competitiveness in global environmental markets. WETO's environmental technology research and testing activities focus on the recovery of useable resources from waste. Environmental technology development and commercialization activities will focus on mine cleanup, waste treatment, resource recovery, and water resource management. Since the site has no record of radioactive material use and no history of environmental contamination/remediation activities, DOE-EM can concentrate on performing developmental and demonstration activities without the demands of regulatory requirements and schedules. Thus, WETO will serve as a national resource for the development of new and innovative environmental technologies

  15. Orbital welding technique

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    The TIG (Tungsten-inert gas) orbital welding technique is applied in all areas of pipe welding. The process is mainly used for austenitic and ferritic materials but also for materials like aluminium, nickel, and titanium alloys are commonly welded according to this technique. Thin-walled as well as thick-walled pipes are welded economically. The application of orbital welding is of particular interest in the area of maintenance of thick-walled pipes that is described in this article. (orig.)

  16. Advanced Welding Applications

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    Ding, Robert J.

    2010-01-01

    Some of the applications of advanced welding techniques are shown in this poster presentation. Included are brief explanations of the use on the Ares I and Ares V launch vehicle and on the Space Shuttle Launch vehicle. Also included are microstructural views from four advanced welding techniques: Variable Polarity Plasma Arc (VPPA) weld (fusion), self-reacting friction stir welding (SR-FSW), conventional FSW, and Tube Socket Weld (TSW) on aluminum.

  17. Effects of pulsed Nd:YAG laser welding parameters and subsequent post-weld heat treatment on microstructure and hardness of AISI 420 stainless steel

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    Highlights: ► Weld depth and width increase with voltage and decrease with welding speed. ► The weld microstructure consists of martensite, delta ferrite, retained austenite. ► The high hardness was observed in HAZ due to precipitation of M23C6 carbide. ► Hardness of weld decreases with tempering temperature. ► Higher toughness for type 2 than 1; more martensite transforms to ferrite and M23C6. -- Abstract: Martensitic stainless steels are often used in cases where high strength and medium corrosion resistance are required. In this study, pulsed Nd:YAG laser welding of AISI 420 martensitic stainless steel is considered. Welding of samples were carried out autogenously. The spacing between samples was set to almost zero. All samples were butt welded. The effect of welding parameters such as voltage, laser beam diameter, frequency, pulse duration, and welding speed on the weld dimensions were investigated and the optimum values were obtained for the 450 V voltage, 0.6 mm focal diameter, 6 Hz frequency, 5 ms pulse duration and 1.5 mm/s welding speed. Microstructure of weld pool and heat affected zone (HAZ) were investigated by optical microscopy (OM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Micro-hardness studies were also carried out. The results showed the presence of some remaining delta-ferrite in the martensitic weld structure and coarsening of M23C6 carbides in HAZ. The magnitude of hardness in the HAZ was higher than that of the weld zone. To reduce the hardness of weld and HAZ and to increase the toughness in these regions, two types of post-weld heat treatments (PWHTs) were carried out. In type 1, samples tempered for 2 h. In type 2, samples austenitizied for 0.5 h at 1010 °C and then tempered for 2 h. In order to achieve high strength and toughness, optimum temper temperatures for type 1 and 2 heat treatments were obtained for 595 and 537 °C, respectively. The results showed higher toughness for type 2 than type 1.

  18. Repair welding of fusion reactor components. Final technical report

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    The exposure of metallic materials, such as structural components of the first wall and blanket of a fusion reactor, to neutron irradiation will induce changes in both the material composition and microstructure. Along with these changes can come a corresponding deterioration in mechanical properties resulting in premature failure. It is, therefore, essential to expect that the repair and replacement of the degraded components will be necessary. Such repairs may require the joining of irradiated materials through the use of fusion welding processes. The present ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) conceptual design is anticipated to have about 5 km of longitudinal welds and ten thousand pipe butt welds in the blanket structure. A recent study by Buende et al. predict that a failure is most likely to occur in a weld. The study is based on data from other large structures, particularly nuclear reactors. The data used also appear to be consistent with the operating experience of the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF). This reactor has a fuel pin area comparable with the area of the ITER first wall and has experienced one unanticipated fuel pin failure after two years of operation. The repair of irradiated structures using fusion welding will be difficult due to the entrapped helium. Due to its extremely low solubility in metals, helium will diffuse and agglomerate to form helium bubbles after being trapped at point defects, dislocations, and grain boundaries. Welding of neutron-irradiated type 304 stainless steels has been reported with varying degree of heat-affected zone cracking (HAZ). The objectives of this study were to determine the threshold helium concentrations required to cause HAZ cracking and to investigate techniques that might be used to eliminate the HAZ cracking in welding of helium-containing materials

  19. Effect of geometric construction on residual stress distribution in designing a nuclear rotor joined by multipass narrow gap welding

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    Highlights: • The internal stress of the pipe is measured using local material removal method. • Bottom protrusion at weld seam can release the stress and mitigate stress evolution. The through-wall axial stress is bending type under the effect of the rotor discs. • The impact of geometric construction on the stress evolution begins after pass 15. - Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of geometric construction on the distribution of residual stresses before and after heat treatment in designing a nuclear welded rotor. The local material removal method was used to measure internal residual stress of the experimental pipe after post weld heat treatment. Three finite element models were employed as follows: a model of experimental pipe, a model with a bottom protrusion existed at the weld region, and a model of two rotor discs butt-welded with a bottom protrusion at the weld region. Investigated results showed that the bottom protrusion existed at the weld region can decrease the residual stress and mitigate the stress evolution significantly on the inner surface. Under the binding effect of the rotor discs, the axial stress of inner surface region is compressive stress; the through-wall axial stress at the weld center line can be deemed to a bending type; both the hoop stress and axial stress at the weld center line on the inner surface are compressive. The impact of geometric construction on the stress evolution at the root bead begins after pass 15 deposited

  20. Study of laser and electron beam welding of Nb-1Zr-0.1C and TZM alloys

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    The refractory metal alloys Nb-1Zr-0.1C and TZM (0.5 Ti-0.08 Zr-0.04 C) having an excellent combination of high temperature properties; which makes them suitable for structural applications in advanced nuclear reactors operating at high temperature.The applications of these alloys call for their welding in different forms and shapes. Due to their high melting point, thermal conductivity and reactive nature; welding of these alloys is challenging and difficult task. The high energy density welding techniques like laser and electron beam (EB) capable of producing deep penetration welds with minimal heat affected zone (HAZ) are more suitable for welding of these alloys. Both the techniques had some advantages and limitations which need to be studied. The autogeneous laser (Nd:YAG) and EB welds in bead-on-plate (BOP) and butt joint configuration were produced on sheets of Nb-1Zr-0.1C and TZM alloy by systematically varying the process parameters. The laser and EB welds produced on sheets of Nb-1Zr-0.1C alloy were subjected to optical and electron microscopic examination and were characterized in detailed by studying their weld profiles, optical and SEM micrographs of the weld zone and HAZ

  1. In-Process Detection of Weld Defects Using Laser-Based Ultrasound

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    Laser-based ultrasonic (LBU) measurement shows great promise for on-line monitoring of weld quality in tailor-welded blanks. Tailor-welded blanks are steel blanks made from plates of differing thickness and/or properties butt-welded together; they are used in automobile manufacturing to produce body, frame, and closure panels. LBU uses a pulsed laser to generate the ultrasound and a continuous wave (CW) laser interferometer to detect the ultrasound at the point of interrogation to perform ultrasonic inspection. LBU enables in-process measurements since there is no sensor contact or near-contact with the workpiece. The authors are using laser-generated plate (Lamb) waves to propagate from one plate into the weld nugget as a means of detecting defects. This paper reports the results of the investigation of a number of inspection architectures based on processing of signals from selected plate waves, which are either reflected from or transmitted through the weld zone. Bayesian parameter estimation and wavelet analysis (both continuous and discrete) have shown that the LBU time-series signal is readily separable into components that provide distinguishing features which describe weld quality. The authors anticipate that, in an on-line industrial application, these measurements can be implemented just downstream from the weld cell. Then the weld quality data can be fed back to control critical weld parameters or alert the operator of a problem requiring maintenance. Internal weld defects and deviations from the desired surface profile can then be corrected before defective parts are produced

  2. Laser-ultrasonic inspection of hybrid laser-arc welded HSLA-65 steel

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    The hybrid laser-arc welding (HLAW) process is a relatively low heat input joining technology that combines the synergistic qualities of both the high energy density laser beam for deep penetration and the arc for wide fit-up gap tolerance. This process is especially suitable for the shipbuilding industry where thick-gauge section, long steel plates have been widely used in a butt joint configuration. In this study, preliminary exploration was carried out to detect and visualize the welding defects using laser ultrasonics combined with the synthetic aperture focusing technique (SAFT). Results obtained on 9.3 mm thick butt-welded HSLA-65 steel plates indicated that the laser-ultrasonic SAFT inspection technique can successfully detect and visualize the presence of porosity, lack of fusion and internal crack defects. This was further confirmed by X-ray digital radiography and metallography. The results obtained clearly show the potential of using the laser-ultrasonic technology for the automated inspection of hybrid laser-arc welds

  3. Laser-ultrasonic inspection of hybrid laser-arc welded HSLA-65 steel

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    Lévesque, D.; Rousseau, G.; Wanjara, P.; Cao, X.; Monchalin, J.-P.

    2014-02-01

    The hybrid laser-arc welding (HLAW) process is a relatively low heat input joining technology that combines the synergistic qualities of both the high energy density laser beam for deep penetration and the arc for wide fit-up gap tolerance. This process is especially suitable for the shipbuilding industry where thick-gauge section, long steel plates have been widely used in a butt joint configuration. In this study, preliminary exploration was carried out to detect and visualize the welding defects using laser ultrasonics combined with the synthetic aperture focusing technique (SAFT). Results obtained on 9.3 mm thick butt-welded HSLA-65 steel plates indicated that the laser-ultrasonic SAFT inspection technique can successfully detect and visualize the presence of porosity, lack of fusion and internal crack defects. This was further confirmed by X-ray digital radiography and metallography. The results obtained clearly show the potential of using the laser-ultrasonic technology for the automated inspection of hybrid laser-arc welds.

  4. Influence of Tool Pin Profile on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Friction Stir Welded 6351 Aluminium Alloy

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    N Srujana; O Umadevi; G.Venkateswarlu

    2014-01-01

    The objective of this investigation is to study the effect of five tool pin profiles, namely straight, cylindrical, taper cylindrical, threaded cylindrical, square and triangular on the mechanical properties and microstructure of friction stir welded aluminium AA6351 alloy. The defect free FSW butt joints were produced on the alloy sheet at a constant rotational speed 900 rpm and traverse speed of 65mm/ min with different tool profiles. The results indicate that the triangular tool produced m...

  5. Television system for automatic control of electrode position during argon arc welding of large-sized components

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    The article deals with a TV system designed for controlling the position of electrode during argon-arc welding of butt joints with deep bevelling (levelling depth exceeds 10 mm). The operation of the system is based on the processing of bevelling images. The application of the system ensures the travel of the electrode along bevelling axis with an accuracy ±1 mm, minimum. 2 refs., 3 figs

  6. Gas tungsten arc and laser beam welding processes effects on duplex stainless steel 2205 properties

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    Highlights: ► LBW results in considerable variation in the ferrite–austenite balance of FZ. ► LBW produces smaller FZ size than GTAW. ► The effect of FZ size is more pronounced than that of ferrite–austenite balance. ► Satisfactory mechanical properties were obtained using both GTAW and LBW. ► LBW process has produced welded joint properties comparable to BM. - Abstract: A comparative study on the influence of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and carbon dioxide laser beam welding (LBW) processes on the size and microstructure of fusion zone FZ then, on the mechanical and corrosion properties of duplex stainless steel DSS grade 2205 plates of 6.4 mm thickness was investigated. Autogenous butt welded joints were made using both GTAW and LBW. The GTA welded joint was made using well established welding parameters (i.e., current ampere of 110 A, voltage of 12 V, welding speed of 0.15 m/min and argon shielding rate of 15 l/min). While optimum LBW parameters were used (i.e., welding speed of 0.5 m/min, defocusing distance of 0.0 mm, argon shielding flow rate of 20 l/min and maximum output laser power of 8 kW). The results achieved in this investigation disclose that welding process play an important role in obtaining satisfactory weld properties. In comparison with GTAW, LBW has produced welded joint with a significant decrease in FZ size and acceptable weld profile. The ferrite–austenite balance of both weld metal WM and heat affected zone (HAZ) are influenced by heat input which is a function of welding process. In comparison with LBW, GTAW has resulted in ferrite–austenite balance close to that of base metal BM due to higher heat input in GTAW. However, properties of LB welded joint, particularly corrosion resistance are much better than that of GTA welded joint. The measured corrosion rates for LBW and GTAW joints are 0.05334 mm/year and 0.2456 mm/year, respectively. This is related to the relatively small size of both WM and HAZ produced in the case

  7. Gas tungsten arc and laser beam welding processes effects on duplex stainless steel 2205 properties

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    Mourad, A-H.I., E-mail: ahmourad@uaeu.ac.ae [Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, P.O. Box. 17555 (United Arab Emirates); Khourshid, A.; Sharef, T. [Mechanical Design and Production Department, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Tanta (Egypt)

    2012-07-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer LBW results in considerable variation in the ferrite-austenite balance of FZ. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer LBW produces smaller FZ size than GTAW. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The effect of FZ size is more pronounced than that of ferrite-austenite balance. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Satisfactory mechanical properties were obtained using both GTAW and LBW. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer LBW process has produced welded joint properties comparable to BM. - Abstract: A comparative study on the influence of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and carbon dioxide laser beam welding (LBW) processes on the size and microstructure of fusion zone FZ then, on the mechanical and corrosion properties of duplex stainless steel DSS grade 2205 plates of 6.4 mm thickness was investigated. Autogenous butt welded joints were made using both GTAW and LBW. The GTA welded joint was made using well established welding parameters (i.e., current ampere of 110 A, voltage of 12 V, welding speed of 0.15 m/min and argon shielding rate of 15 l/min). While optimum LBW parameters were used (i.e., welding speed of 0.5 m/min, defocusing distance of 0.0 mm, argon shielding flow rate of 20 l/min and maximum output laser power of 8 kW). The results achieved in this investigation disclose that welding process play an important role in obtaining satisfactory weld properties. In comparison with GTAW, LBW has produced welded joint with a significant decrease in FZ size and acceptable weld profile. The ferrite-austenite balance of both weld metal WM and heat affected zone (HAZ) are influenced by heat input which is a function of welding process. In comparison with LBW, GTAW has resulted in ferrite-austenite balance close to that of base metal BM due to higher heat input in GTAW. However, properties of LB welded joint, particularly corrosion resistance are much better than that of GTA welded joint. The measured corrosion rates for LBW and GTAW joints are 0.05334 mm

  8. Multiple pass and multiple layer friction stir welding and material enhancement processes

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    Feng, Zhili [Knoxville, TN; David, Stan A. [Knoxville, TN; Frederick, David Alan [Harriman, TN

    2010-07-27

    Processes for friction stir welding, typically for comparatively thick plate materials using multiple passes and multiple layers of a friction stir welding tool. In some embodiments a first portion of a fabrication preform and a second portion of the fabrication preform are placed adjacent to each other to form a joint, and there may be a groove adjacent the joint. The joint is welded and then, where a groove exists, a filler may be disposed in the groove, and the seams between the filler and the first and second portions of the fabrication preform may be friction stir welded. In some embodiments two portions of a fabrication preform are abutted to form a joint, where the joint may, for example, be a lap joint, a bevel joint or a butt joint. In some embodiments a plurality of passes of a friction stir welding tool may be used, with some passes welding from one side of a fabrication preform and other passes welding from the other side of the fabrication preform.

  9. Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Hybrid Welded Joints with Laser and CO2-Shielded Arc

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    Wahba, M.; Mizutani, M.; Katayama, S.

    2016-06-01

    With the objective of reducing the operating costs, argon-rich shielding gas was replaced by 100% CO2 gas in hybrid laser-arc welding of shipbuilding steel. The welding parameters were optimized to obtain buried-arc transfer in order to mitigate spatter formation. Sound butt joints could be successfully produced for plates of 14 and 17 mm thickness in one welding pass. Subsequently, the welded joints were subjected to different tests to evaluate the influence of CO2 shielding gas on the mechanical properties of the welded joints. All tensile-tested specimens failed in the base material, indicating the higher strength of the welded joints. The impact toughness of the welded joints, measured at -20 °C, reached approximately 76% of that of the base material, which was well above the limit set by the relevant standard. The microstructure of the fusion zone consisted of grain boundary ferrite and acicular ferrite uniformly over the plate thickness except for the joint root where the microstructure was chiefly ferrite with an aligned second phase. This resulted in higher hardness in the root region compared with the top and middle parts of the fusion zone.

  10. Creep properties of welded joints in OFHC copper for nuclear waste containment

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    In Sweden it has been suggested that copper canisters are used for containment of spent nuclear fuel. These canisters will be subjected to temperatures up to 100 degrees C and external pressures up to 15 MPa. Since the material is pure (OFHC) copper, creep properties must be considered when the canisters are dimensioned. The canisters are sealed by electron beam welding which will affect the creep properties. Literature data for copper - especially welded joints - at the temperatures of interest is very scare. Therefore uniaxial creep tests of parent metal, weld metal, and simulated HAZ structures have been performed at 110 degrees C. These tests revealed considerable differences in creep deformation and rupture strength. The weld metal showed creep rates and rupture times ten times higher and ten times shorter, respectively, than those of the parent metal. The simulated HAZ was equally strongen than the parent metal. These differences were to some extent verified by results from creep tests of cross-welded specimens which, however, showed even shorter rupture times. Constitutive equations were derived from the uniaxial test results. To check the applicability of these equations to multiaxial conditions, a few internal pressure creep tests of butt-welded tubes were performed. Attemps were made to simulate their creep behaviour by constitutive equations were used. These calculations failed due to too great differences in creep deformation behaviour across the welded joint. (authors)

  11. Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Hybrid Welded Joints with Laser and CO2-Shielded Arc

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    Wahba, M.; Mizutani, M.; Katayama, S.

    2016-07-01

    With the objective of reducing the operating costs, argon-rich shielding gas was replaced by 100% CO2 gas in hybrid laser-arc welding of shipbuilding steel. The welding parameters were optimized to obtain buried-arc transfer in order to mitigate spatter formation. Sound butt joints could be successfully produced for plates of 14 and 17 mm thickness in one welding pass. Subsequently, the welded joints were subjected to different tests to evaluate the influence of CO2 shielding gas on the mechanical properties of the welded joints. All tensile-tested specimens failed in the base material, indicating the higher strength of the welded joints. The impact toughness of the welded joints, measured at -20 °C, reached approximately 76% of that of the base material, which was well above the limit set by the relevant standard. The microstructure of the fusion zone consisted of grain boundary ferrite and acicular ferrite uniformly over the plate thickness except for the joint root where the microstructure was chiefly ferrite with an aligned second phase. This resulted in higher hardness in the root region compared with the top and middle parts of the fusion zone.

  12. Corrosion resistance and electrochemical properties of welded joints of chromium-nickel steel in hydrochloric acid

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    Effect of alloying elements coming into electrode materials on corrosion resistance of surfaced metal and electrochemical characteristics of welded joints of the 08Kh18N10T steel have been studied (0.08% C, 1.4% Mn; 0.6% Si; 17.5O% Cr; 10.0% Ni; 0.25% Cu; 0.64% Ti; 0.016% S; 0.028% P) in 5% solution of hydrochloric acid. Plates of 200x80x10 mm dimensions have been butt welded with different electrodes. It is shown that welded joints of 08Kh18N10T steel can be subjected to selective corrosion in solutions of hydrochloric acid. Alloying of surfaced metal with niobium (up to 1%) and vanadium (up to 2%) increases corrosion resistance, preserving selective character of joint welds failure. Alloying of surfaced metal with molybdenum (2.3%), molybdenum and vanadium (2.5% Mo and 0.52% V), molybdenum and niobium (2.4 % Mo and 0.8 % Nb) increases corrosion resistance of joint weld. Heat treatment - hardening of welded joints from 1050 deg C practically levels off values of electrode potentials of basic metal and welds, close in chemical composition, as well as additionally alloyed with niobium (0.98% Nb) and niobium and molybdenum (2.4% Mo+0.8% Nb)

  13. A non-conventional technique for evaluating welded joints based on the electrical conductivity

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    Santos, T.G.; Sorger, G., E-mail: telmo.santos@fct.unl.pt, E-mail: lgs18243@campus.fct.unl.pt [Universidade Nova de Lisboa, UNIDEMI, Departamento de Engenharia Mecanica e Industrial, Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Caparica (Portugal); Vilaca, P., E-mail: pedro.vilaca@aalto.fi [Aalto Univ., Dept. of Engineering Design and Production, School of Engineering, Aalto (Finland); Miranda, R., E-mail: rmiranda@fct.unl.pt [Universidade Nova de Lisboa, UNIDEMI, Departamento de Engenharia Mecanica e Industrial, Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Caparica (Portugal)

    2015-01-15

    Recent studies showed that electrical conductivity is a valuable technique to identify the different zones of solid-state welded joints with a good correlation with the microstructure and hardness. This is a relevant result since this technique is fast and, in some cases, non destructive, The concept was applied to other welding processes such as the ones involving fusion to a wide range of materials, For this, a comprehensive study was performed using friction stir welding, tungsten inert gas (TlG) and gas metal arc (MAG) welding processes in either bead on plate or butt joints in: carbon steel, magnesium and titanium, Eddy current nondestructive testing (NDT) was used to measure the electrical conductivity at different depths in transverse sections of the processed materials. The profiles were compared to the hardness profiles in the same sections. As a result, a correlation was observed in most materials welded by solid state and by fusion processes. The variation of the electrical conductivity closely follows that measured in the hardness. Another interesting conclusion is that, even for fusion welding of carbon steels, the technique has potential to complement the hardness measurements and microstructural observations, allowing the identification of the distinct zones of welds in materials commonly used in industry. (author)

  14. The Investigation on Welding Processes for SUS316LN Tubes Used in Superconducting Magnetic System of EAST

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    Wu Jiefeng; Chen Siyue; Weng Peide; Gao Daming

    2005-01-01

    The force flow cooled superconducting cable-in-conduit conductor (CICC) is used in both of EAST toroidal field (TF) and poloidal field (PF) coils. The conductor consists of multi-stage NbTi superconducting cable and 1.5 mm thick square jacket. The cable is pulled through in a thin wall circular jacket and then compacted to square cross-section conductor. The jacket material is SUS316LN austenitic stainless steel seamless tubes (about 10 m each), which is assembled by butt-welding up to 600 m. The results of the welding procedure investigation and quality assurance procedures carrying out are described in this paper.

  15. The Investigation on Welding Processes for SUS316LN Tubes Used in Superconducting Magnetic System of EAST

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    Wu, Jiefeng; Chen, Siyue; Weng, Peide; Gao, Daming

    2005-08-01

    The force flow cooled superconducting cable-in-conduit conductor (CICC) is used in both of EAST toroidal field (TF) and poloidal field (PF) coils. The conductor consists of multi-stage NbTi superconducting cable and 1.5 mm thick square jacket. The cable is pulled through in a thin wall circular jacket and then compacted to square cross-section conductor. The jacket material is SUS316LN austenitic stainless steel seamless tubes (about 10 m each), which is assembled by butt-welding up to 600 m. The results of the welding procedure investigation and quality assurance procedures carrying out are described in this paper.

  16. Nondestructive testing of welds in steam generators for advanced gas cooled reactors at Heyshamm II and Torness

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    The paper concerns non-destructive testing (NDT) of welds in advanced gas cooled steam generators for Heysham II and Torness nuclear power stations. A description is given of the steam generator. The selection of NDT techniques is also outlined, including the factors considered to ascertain the viability of a technique. Examples are given of applied NDT methods which match particular fabrication processes; these include: microfocus radiography, ultrasonic testing of austenitic tube butt welds, gamma-ray isotope projection system, surface crack detection, and automated radiography. Finally, future trends in this field of NDT are highlighted. (UK)

  17. Dissimilar welding of WC-Co cemented carbide to Ni42Fe50.9C0.6Mn3.5Nb3 invar alloy by laser-tungsten inert gas hybrid welding

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    Dissimilar welding between cemented carbide and invar alloy was carried out using CO2 laser beam and argon arc as heat sources. η Phase was formed near WC-Co/weld interface and precipitations in the fracture were discovered. In order to disclose the microstructure and mechanical property, firstly, η phase's morphology and composition at interface were investigated using backscattered electron imaging (BEI); and element diffusion across heat affected zone near WC-Co/weld interface was further studied. Secondly, bend strength values of butt joint with different welding parameters were tested by four-point bend strength experiment. Finally, WC migration mechanism was further discussed and the bend strength was measured. The results showed: (1) microstructures consisted of columnar crystals, cellular crystals, eutectic structure and fir-tree crystal and dendritic crystals. The columnar crystals were surrounded by lots of fir-tree crystals. (2) WC migration was driven by stirring effects of welds, high pressure of molten materials and ionized shielding gas, interface reaction and surface tension. (3) η Phases dispersion did not decrease bend strength of butt joint. And the maximum bend strength was 1493.56 MPa, which was attributed to NbC precipitations featured with super-fine fir-tree.

  18. Willamette Valley - Oregon White Oak Restoration: North Baskett Butte and Maple Knoll RNA

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This project was the initial work needed to preserve the existing oak habitat on WVNWRC by eliminating the Douglas fir overstory. North Baskett Butte, on Baskett...

  19. 78 FR 21582 - Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Butte County Air Quality Management...

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    ... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Butte County Air Quality Management District and Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District AGENCY: Environmental... County Air Quality Management District (BCAQMD) and Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality...

  20. Spatial Vegetation Data for Fossil Butte National Monument Vegetation Mapping Project

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    National Park Service, Department of the Interior — This polygon feature class represents vegetation communities mapped at Fossil Butte National Monument. The polygons were generated using guidelines set by the...

  1. Field Plot and Observation Points for Fossil Butte National Monument Vegetation Mapping Project

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    National Park Service, Department of the Interior — This point file contains 255 point locations of field plot and observation data used by, and collected for, the vegetation mapping project for Fossil Butte National...

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    National Park Service, Department of the Interior — This photo mosaic of Fossil Butte National Monument was created from scanned 9x9s flown in 2004 in conjunction with the Vegetation Mapping Program. The photography...

  3. Diffusion welding

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    After a brief recall of the principle, and of the advantages of the method, we give some examples of metallic bonding in a first part where we describe preliminary trials: Ta-Mo, Zr-Zr, Zr-Nb, Nb-stainless steel, Mo-stainless steel, aluminium-aluminium (A5-A5). The second part of the note is devoted to trials on construction elements: on tubular elements for bonding between Mo or Nb on one hand, and stainless steel on the other hand (We indicate in what conditions the bonding are tight and what are their mechanical strength and their resistance to thermic cycles). We indicate, in this chapter, a method to obtain radiation windows in Be welded on an element made of stainless steel. (authors)

  4. CO{sub 2} laser tailored blanks welding process monitoring

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    D`Angelo, G.; Borello, E.; Pallaro, N. [Centro Ricerche FIAT, Orbassano (Italy)

    1996-12-31

    Tailored blank welding has been a rapidly growing segment of the automotive industry over the last five years. It allows to choose the optimal thickness of the sheets for different zones taking into account different mechanical stresses, vehicle safety reinforcement. Through the elimination of extra reinforcement parts, the use of tailored blanks allows to produce lighter car bodies and to simplify the production cycle. As more laser welding systems are being installed in industry, in order to increase the productivity and maintain constant quality of the products, the demand for the development of process monitoring systems, increases. In this paper a monitoring system, based on the measurement of the radiation from the plasma plume during the CO{sub 2} tailored blanks laser welding, is presented. Using an appropriate combination of optical components, detectors and a special software, a complete apparatus has been developed. The signals were found to be correlated to weld quality parameters including the defects such as holes, overlapping and open butts.

  5. Effect of welding process, type of electrode and electrode core diameter on the tensile property of 304L austenitic stainless steel

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    Akinlabi OYETUNJI

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The effect of welding process, type of electrode and electrode core diameter on the tensile property of AISI 304L Austenitic Stainless Steel (ASS was studied. The tensile strength property of ASS welded samples was evaluated. Prepared samples of the ASS were welded under these three various variables. Tensile test was then carried out on the welded samples. It was found that the reduction in ultimate tensile strength (UTS of the butt joint samples increases with increase in core diameter of the electrode. Also, the best electrode for welding 304L ASS is 308L stainless steel-core electrode of 3.2 mm core diameter. It is recommended that the findings of this work can be applied in the chemical, food and oil industries where 304L ASS are predominantly used.

  6. Strength of Butt and Sharp-Cornered Joints

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    REEDY JR.,EARL DAVID

    2000-08-21

    There has been considerable progress in recent years towards developing a stress intensity factor-based method for predicting crack initiation at a sharp, bimaterial comer. There is now a comprehensive understanding of the nature of multi-material, two-dimensional, linear-elastic, wedge-tip stress fields. In general, the asymptotic stress state at the apex of dissimilar bonded elastic wedges (i.e. at an interface comer) can have one or more power-law singularities of differing strength and with exponents that can be real or complex. There are, however; many configurations of practical importance, (e.g. adhesively bonded butt joints, hi-material beams, etc.) where interface-comer stresses are described by one, real-valued power-law singularity. In such cases, one can reasonably hypothesize that failure occurs at a critical value of the stress intensity factor: when K{sub a}=K{sub ac}.This approach is completely analogous to LEFM except that the critical stress intensity factor is associated with a discontinuity other than a crack. To apply the K{sub ac} criterion, one must be able to accurately calculate K{sub a} for arbitrary geometries. There are several well-established methods for calculating K{sub a}. These include matching asymptotic and detailed finite element results, evaluation of a path-independent contour integral, and general finite element methods for calculating K. for complex geometries. A rapidly expanding catalog of K{sub a} calibrations is now available for a number of geometries of practical interest. These calibrations provide convenient formulas that can be used in a failure analysis without recourse to a detailed numerical analysis. The K{sub ac} criterion has been applied with some notable successes. For example, the variation in strength of adhesively bonded butt joints with bond thickness and the dependence of this relationship on adhered stiffness is readily explained. No other one-parameter fracture criterion is able to make this sort of

  7. Corrosion resistance of SAW duplex joints welded with high heat input

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    J. Nowacki

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: test if the welding heat input exceeding the recommended values has negative impact on strength properties and corrosion resistance of the executed welded joints as well as description of influence of the heat input of submerged arc welding (SAW of duplex steel UNS S31803 (0.032%C, 23.17%Cr, 9.29%Ni, 3.48%Mo, 0.95%Mn, 0.7%Si, 0.16%N, 0.017P, 0.006%S, 0.11%Cu on welded joints microstructure, particularly average values of ferrite volume fraction, mechanical properties, and corrosion resistance.Design/methodology/approach: analysis of welding heat input influence on mechanical properties, value of ferrite share, and corrosion of test joints has been done. Non-destructive and destructive testing, e. g. visual examinations, microstructure examination, corrosion resistance tests according to ASTM G48 Method A, HV5 hardness tests, impact and tensile test were carried out. For analysis of welding heat input influence on creation of welding imperfections, there were executed welding of sheet of thickness 9, 14, 28 mm. Butt joints on plates of different thickness were made where the applied heat input of welding exceeded the 2.5 kJ/mm value. Maximum heat input level was HI ≤ 3.0; HI ≤ 3.5; HI ≤ 4.0; HI ≤ 4.5; HI ≤ 5.0.Findings: based on the performed tests the conclusion is that according to DNV Rules the welding heat input exceeding the recommended values has no negative impact on strength properties and corrosion resistance of the executed welded joints. It was shown that submerged arc welding of duplex steel with the heat input from 2.5 kJ/mm up to 5.0 kJ/mm has no negative influence on properties of the joints.Research limitations/implications: the welding heat input exceeding the recommended values may influenced the precipitation processes in the HAZ, what need further experiments.Practical implications: application of high value of the welding heat input will be profitable in terms of the welding costs.Originality/value: an

  8. Laser Seam welding method

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    The present invention provides a laser seam welding method for welding spacers to be used in nuclear fuel assemblies at a stable quality. Namely, the laser seam welding method comprises irradiating, while moving, laser beams to a portion to be welded. In this case, data of the shapes and characteristics of the portion to be welded are inputted to restrict the range of the welding of the portion to be welded. The power, moving speed, distance to a focal point and energy of the laser beams are controlled in the midway of the range for the welding. Then, a welding nugget having a shape defined to a portion to be welded can be formed thereby enabling to keep the portion to be welded to stable quality. As a result, failed welding can be eliminated, and strength of joint can be guaranteed. In addition, auxiliary products of portions to be welded, for example, springs are not failed by laser beams. As a result, satisfactory spacers can be provided. (I.S.)

  9. Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior of Gas Metal Arc Welded AISI 409 Grade Ferritic Stainless Steel Joints

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    Lakshminarayanan, A. K.; Shanmugam, K.; Balasubramanian, V.

    2009-10-01

    The effect of filler metals such as austenitic stainless steel, ferritic stainless steel, and duplex stainless steel on fatigue crack growth behavior of the gas metal arc welded ferritic stainless steel joints was investigated. Rolled plates of 4 mm thickness were used as the base material for preparing single ‘V’ butt welded joints. Center cracked tensile specimens were prepared to evaluate fatigue crack growth behavior. Servo hydraulic controlled fatigue testing machine with a capacity of 100 kN was used to evaluate the fatigue crack growth behavior of the welded joints. From this investigation, it was found that the joints fabricated by duplex stainless steel filler metal showed superior fatigue crack growth resistance compared to the joints fabricated by austenitic and ferritic stainless steel filler metals. Higher yield strength and relatively higher toughness may be the reasons for superior fatigue performance of the joints fabricated by duplex stainless steel filler metal.

  10. The influence of distance between heat sources in hybrid welded plate on fusion zone geometry

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    W. Piekarska

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Results of numerical analysis into temperature field in hybrid laser-arc welding process with motion of liquid material taken intoaccount are presented in this study. On the basis of obtained results the influence of the distance between the arc foot point and the laserbeam focal point on the shape and size of fusion zone in hybrid butt welded plate. Temperature field was calculated on the basis ofsolution of transient heat transfer equation. The solution of Navier-Stokes equation allowed for simulation of fluid flow in the fusion zone.Fuzzy solidification front was assumed in calculations with linear approximation of solid fraction in solid-liquid region where liquidmaterial flow through porous medium is taken into consideration. Numerical solution algorithms were developed for three-dimensionalproblem. Established numerical model of hybrid welding process takes into account different electric arc and laser beam heat sourcespower distributions.

  11. Development of an automatic post-weld inspection system based on laser vision

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    Fu Xibin; Lin Sanbao; Fan Chenglei; Yang Chunli; Luo Lu

    2008-01-01

    In order to overcome the limitations of manual post-weld visual inspection approach, an automated inspection system is developed which uses three-dimensional laser vision system based on the principle of optical triangulation. The system hardware consists of a modular development kit (MDK), a computer, an actuating mechanism and so on. In image processing algorithms, extraction accuracy of centric line of laser stripe is the critical factor that determines the system performance. So according to the features of laser stripe image, a novel algorithm is developed to detect the central line of laser stripe fast and accurately. Experiments have demonstrated that this system can be used in various weld features inspection of both butt and fillet types of weld. Compared with traditional manual inspection method, this method has obvious dominance. The three-dimensional reconstruction result shows that this system has high accuracy and reliability.

  12. Numerical modelling of thermal phenomena in laser beam and hybrid welding processes using Abaqus FEA

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    W. Piekarska

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper concerns numerical analysis of thermal phenomena accompanying laser beam and laser-arc hybrid welding processes.Temperature field was obtained on the basis of the solution into energy conservation equation with Fourier law using finite elementmethod. ABAQUS/Standard solver was used for calculations. Electric arc and laser beam heat sources were described respectively by“double ellipsoidal” heat source and Gaussian distribution with assumption of linear decrease of heat source power intensity with material penetration deep. Heat source movement along welded plate was obtained using DFLUX subroutine. Thermo-physical parametersdependant on temperature as well as latent heat of fusion were taken into account in FE analysis. The results of calculations includetemperature field in rectangular elements butt welded by a single laser beam and hybrid laser-arc technique.

  13. Microstructures and mechanical properties of magnesium alloy and stainless steel weld-joint made by friction stir lap welding

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    Highlights: → Friction stir lap welding technology with cutting pin was successfully employed to form lap joint of magnesium and steel. → The cutting pin made the lower steel participate in deformation and the interface was no longer flat. → A saw-toothed structure formed due to a mechanical mixing of the magnesium and steel was found at the interface. → A high-strength joint was produced which fractured in the magnesium side. -- Abstract: Friction stir lap welding was conducted on soft/hard metals. A welding tool was designed with a cutting pin of rotary burr made of tungsten carbide, which makes the stirring pin possible to penetrate and cut the surface layer of the hard metal. Magnesium alloy AZ31 and stainless steel SUS302 were chosen as soft/hard base metals. The structures of the joining interface were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The joining strength was evaluated by tensile shear test. The results showed that flower-like interfacial morphologies were presented with steel flashes and scraps, which formed bonding mechanisms of nail effect by long steel flashes, zipper effect by saw-tooth structure and metallurgical bonding. The shear strength of the lap joint falls around the shear strength of butt joint of friction stir welded magnesium alloy.

  14. Residual stress measurement of large scaled welded pipe using neutron diffraction method. Effect of SCC crack propagation and repair weld on residual stress distribution

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    The RESA-1 neutron engineering diffractometer in the JRR-3 (Japan Research Reactor No.3) at the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, which is used for stress measurements, was upgraded to realize residual stress measurements of large scaled mechanical components. A series of residual stress measurements was made to obtain through-thickness residual stress distributions in a Type 304 stainless steel butt-welded pipe of 500A-sch.80 using the upgraded RESA-1 diffractometer. We evaluated effects of crack propagation such as stress corrosion cracking (SCC) and a part-circumference repair weld on the residual stress distributions induced by girth welding. Measured residual stress distributions near original girth weld revealed good agreement with typical results shown in some previous works using finite element method, deep hole drilling as well as neutron diffraction. After introducing a mock crack with 10 mm depth in the heat affected zone on the inside wall of the pipe by electro discharge machining, the axial residual stresses were found to be released in the part of the mock crack. However, changes in the through-wall bending stress component and the self-equilibrated stress component were negligible and hence the axial residual stress distribution in the ligament was remained in the original residual stresses near girth weld without the mock crack. Furthermore, changes in hoop and radial residual stress were also small. The residual stress distributions after a part repair welding on the outer circumference of the girth weld were significantly different from residual stress distributions near the original girth weld. The through-thickness average axial residual stress was increased due to increase of the tensile membrane stress and mitigation of the bending stress after repair welding. Throughout above studies, we evidenced that the neutron diffraction technique is useful and powerful tool for measuring residual stress distributions in large as well as thick mechanical

  15. Microstructural characterization of laser and electron beam (EB) welds of Nb-1Zr-0.1C alloy

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    Nb-1wt%Zr-0.1wt%C alloy is being considered for the structural applications in proposed Compact High Temperature Reactor (CHTR) on account of its excellent combination of high temperature properties. The applications of this alloy calls for welding, which is a difficult task due to its reactive nature, higher thermal conductivity and melting point. The high energy density techniques like laser and electron beam were employed to produce the welds on sheets of Nb-alloy at various processing parameters in bead-on-plate and square butt joint configurations. The weld joints produced were characterized by studying their optical, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Electron Back Scattering Diffraction (EBSD) micro-graphs. The SEM micrograph of EB fusion zone along with the heat affected zone (HAZ) and the base region were studied and abrupt changes in the grain morphology were found in each zone. The fusion zone shows larger grains indicating the rapid grain growth after solidification, whereas the HAZ shows relatively smaller size of the grains but still much larger than the base zone. The SEM micrograph of central part of the same butt weld shows clear grain boundaries with a large variation in the grain size (45-82 micrometer) in the weld region. The heat affected zone (HAZ) and base metal showed fine carbide precipitates along the grain boundaries, whereas carbides were found dissolved in the weld zone. The EBSD micrograph of electron beam fusion zone describing the grain orientation in the weld region are described. The micro-hardness profile across the width of welds was also studied. The detailed results of all these studies are described in this paper. (author)

  16. Welding of girders to insert plates of composite steel-concrete structure

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    A. Klimpel

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: of this paper: A study of influence of preheating and MMA welding technique of tee-joints of plate girders to insert plates of a composite steel-concrete structure of the telecommunication tower, on the properties and quality of the concrete in the region of the insert plate has been carried out.Design/methodology/approach: Studies of thermo-mechanical phenomena during manual arc welding MMA of tee-joints between plate girders and insert plates were carried out to identify possible sources of the concrete damage due to high welding temperature and stresses.Findings: It was shown that MMA welding at vertical-up position, by a rutile coated electrode of diameter 3,2 [mm], at welding current 110-120 [A], of the butt welds of tee-joints of girders and the insert plate does not cause any harmful and damaging effect to concrete, which temperature in a region of the contact with the bottom surface of the insert plate does not exceed 240 [˚C] during full cycle of welding. Tensile and compression stresses of concrete are transmitted mainly by anchoring bars, fixed in concrete and also by reinforcing fabric of concrete, and do not cause any cracks of concrete.Research limitations/implications: To achieve more consistent results of the numerical analysis of stresses and deformation distribution in the insert plate with experimental results, it is necessary to calculate plastic deformation of materials and also take into consideration nonlinear change of yield point (plasticity as a function of temperature.Practical implications: The technology was applied for welding of the girders to insert plates of the telecommunication tower in Kuwait.Originality/value: Welding procedure specification ensuring high quality of the welded joints of girders and insert plate of composite steel-concrete structure.

  17. Welding of girders to insert plates of composite steel-concrete structure of tower in Kuwait

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    A. Lisiecki

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: A study of influence of preheating and MMA welding technique of tee-joints of plate girders to insert plates of a composite steel-concrete structure of the telecommunication tower, on the properties and quality of the concrete in the region of the insert plate has been carried out.Design/methodology/approach: Studies of thermo-mechanical phenomena during manual arc welding MMA of tee-joints between plate girders and insert plates were carried out to identify possible sources of the concrete damage due to high welding temperature and stresses.Findings: It was shown that MMA welding at vertical-up position, by a rutile coated electrode of diameter 3,2 [mm], at welding current 110-120 [A], of the butt welds of tee-joints of girders and the insert plate does not cause any harmful and damaging effect to concrete, which temperature in a region of the contact with the bottom surface of the insert plate does not exceed 240 [°C] during full cycle of welding. Tensile and compression stresses of concrete are transmitted mainly by anchoring bars, fixed in concrete and also by reinforcing fabric of concrete, and do not cause any cracks of concrete.Research limitations/implications: To achieve more consistent results of the numerical analysis of stresses and deformation distribution in the insert plate with experimental results, it is necessary to calculate plastic deformation of materials and also take into consideration nonlinear change of yield point (plasticity as a function of temperature.Practical implications: The technology was applied for welding of the girders to insert plates of the telecommunication tower in Kuwait.Originality/value: Welding procedure specification ensuring high quality of the welded joints of girders and insert plate of composite steel-concrete structure.

  18. Handbook of Plastic Welding

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    Islam, Aminul

    The purpose of this document is to summarize the information about the laser welding of plastic. Laser welding is a matured process nevertheless laser welding of micro dimensional plastic parts is still a big challenge. This report collects the latest information about the laser welding of plastic...... materials and provides an extensive knowhow on the industrial plastic welding process. The objectives of the report include: - Provide the general knowhow of laser welding for the beginners - Summarize the state-of-the-art information on the laser welding of plastics - Find the technological limits in terms...... of design, materials and process - Find the best technology, process and machines adaptive to Sonion’s components - Provide the skills to Sonion’s Design Engineers for successful design of the of the plastic components suitable for the laser welding The ultimate goal of this report is to serve as a...

  19. High temperature fatigue experiments on welded stainless steel tubular elements

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    A test rig has been designed to perform high temperature fatigue experiments on AISI 304 stainless steel tubular elements of 500 mm length, 60.3 mm outer diameter and 2 mm thickness; they are composed by two butt welded tubular elements with welded end flanges. During the experiments it is possible to control the axial strain range, the strain rate and the hold time; the specimen temperature is obtained by an inner heating device, controlled by a series of measuring thermocouples; until now the imposed temperature is 6500C. A preliminary series of experiments has been carried out, with the aim at getting informations for a proper development of the main experimental program, while in the meantime the adjustment of the specimen manufacturing process and its characterization have been performed. Each specimen is welded on the same TIG welding rig, which accounts both for a uniformly reliable welding process and for a proper alignment of the tubular elements. The specimens are then marked by a high precision grid which allows a measurement of the residual localized plastic strain along some generatrix of the specimen and on its thickness. The basic fatigue data have to be measured through a series of standard tests carried out on small size specimens obtained either from the base material and around the welded, heat affected zone. It is also planned to carry out a detailed study on the crack surfaces and to use acoustical emission techniques to properly assess the initial crack propagation. The first results show a marked reduction of the number of cycles at failure, if compared with existing data about small size specimens; the measurement of residual plastic strains shows clearly non-uniform distribution of the plastic zones

  20. The Crow Butte ISL project: A case history

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    The Crow Butte project, located in the northwest corner of Nebraska, is one of four commercial in-situ uranium leach mines currently operating in the United States. The facility began commercial production in April 1991 some 12 years after the discovery of the sandstone, roll front uranium deposit. The ore body lies about 700 feet (213 metres) below the surface in a highly permeable aquifer with excellent shale/clay confinement above and below. The exploration and development period included ore body delineation, pilot testing with successful demonstration of aquifer restoration, feasibility study, environmental licensing, engineering design, and facilities construction. The commercial startup is taking a phased approach with current annual production of some 700,000 pounds U3O8; increasing to a planned one million pounds by 1997. Operations during the four years of commercial production, using alkaline leach chemistry, have gone smoothly with no major technical or regulatory problems. Capital costs for construction of the 3,500 gallon per minute (221 litres per second) capacity plant were minimized by acquiring used processing equipment from closed in situ leach uranium mines located in Texas and Wyoming. The total manpower requirement of only 25 on-site employees contributes to the low production costs. (author). 9 refs, 16 figs, 4 tabs

  1. Position welding using disk laser-GMA hybrid welding

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    C.-H. Kim; H.-S. Lim; J.-K. Kim

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: Position welding technology was developed by using disk laser-GMA hybrid welding in this research.Design/methodology/approach: The effect of hybrid welding parameters such as the shielding gas composition and laser-arc interspacing distance were investigated for the bead-on-plate welding. The pipe girth welding was implemented and the adequate arc welding parameters were selected according to the welding position from a flat position to an overhead position.Findings: The optimized sh...

  2. Role of the micro/macro structure of welds in crack nucleation and propagation in aerospace aluminum-lithium alloy

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    Talia, George E.

    1996-01-01

    Al-Li alloys offer the benefits of increased strength, elastic modulus and lower densities as compared to conventional aluminum alloys. Martin Marietta Laboratories has developed an Al-Li alloy designated 2195 which is designated for use in the cryogenic tanks of the space shuttle. The Variable Polarity Plasma Arc (VPPA) welding process is currently being used to produce these welds [1]. VPPA welding utilizes high temperature ionized gas (plasma) to transfer heat to the workpiece. An inert gas, such as Helium, is used to shield the active welding zone to prevent contamination of the molten base metal with surrounding reactive atmospheric gases. [1] In the Space Shuttle application, two passes of the arc are used to complete a butt-type weld. The pressure of the plasma stream is increased during the first pass to force the arc entirely through the material, a practice commonly referred to as keyholing. Molten metal forms on either side of the arc and surface tension draws this liquid together as the arc passes. 2319 Al alloy filler material may also be fed into the weld zone during this pass. During the second pass, the plasma stream pressure is reduced such that only partial penetration of the base material is obtained. Al 2319 filler material is added during this pass to yield a uniform, fully filled welded joint. This additional pass also acts to alter the grain structure of the weld zone to yield a higher strength joint.

  3. Characteristics of Welding Fumes

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    Johansson, Gerd; Malmqvist, Klas; Bohgard, Mats; Akselsson, Roland

    1981-01-01

    The aerosols from 13 common electric arc welding processes have been characterized regarding total emission, particle size distribution, elemental composition and, when applicable, the oxidation state of chromium. The characterizations have been performed systematically for different combinations of welding current and welding voltage.

  4. Instructional Guidelines. Welding.

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    Fordyce, H. L.; Doshier, Dale

    Using the standards of the American Welding Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, this welding instructional guidelines manual presents a course of study in accordance with the current practices in industry. Intended for use in welding programs now practiced within the Federal Prison System, the phases of the program are…

  5. Welding Course Curriculum.

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    Genits, Joseph C.

    This guide is intended for use in helping students gain a fundamental background on the major aspects of the welding trade. The course emphasis is on mastery of the manipulative skills necessary to develop successful welding techniques and on acquisition of an understanding of the specialized tools and equipment used in welding. The first part…

  6. Active weld control

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    Powell, Bradley W.; Burroughs, Ivan A.

    1994-01-01

    Through the two phases of this contract, sensors for welding applications and parameter extraction algorithms have been developed. These sensors form the foundation of a weld control system which can provide action weld control through the monitoring of the weld pool and keyhole in a VPPA welding process. Systems of this type offer the potential of quality enhancement and cost reduction (minimization of rework on faulty welds) for high-integrity welding applications. Sensors for preweld and postweld inspection, weld pool monitoring, keyhole/weld wire entry monitoring, and seam tracking were developed. Algorithms for signal extraction were also developed and analyzed to determine their application to an adaptive weld control system. The following sections discuss findings for each of the three sensors developed under this contract: (1) weld profiling sensor; (2) weld pool sensor; and (3) stereo seam tracker/keyhole imaging sensor. Hardened versions of these sensors were designed and built under this contract. A control system, described later, was developed on a multiprocessing/multitasking operating system for maximum power and flexibility. Documentation for sensor mechanical and electrical design is also included as appendices in this report.

  7. Comparing Laser Welding Technologies with Friction Stir Welding for Production of Aluminum Tailor-Welded Blanks

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    Hovanski, Yuri; Carsley, John; Carlson, Blair; Hartfield-Wunsch, Susan; Pilli, Siva Prasad

    2014-01-15

    A comparison of welding techniques was performed to determine the most effective method for producing aluminum tailor-welded blanks for high volume automotive applications. Aluminum sheet was joined with an emphasis on post weld formability, surface quality and weld speed. Comparative results from several laser based welding techniques along with friction stir welding are presented. The results of this study demonstrate a quantitative comparison of weld methodologies in preparing tailor-welded aluminum stampings for high volume production in the automotive industry. Evaluation of nearly a dozen welding variations ultimately led to down selecting a single process based on post-weld quality and performance.

  8. Finite element thermal analysis of the fusion welding of a P92 steel pipe

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    A. H. Yaghi

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Fusion welding is common in steel pipeline construction in fossil-fuel power generation plants. Steel pipes in service carry steam at high temperature and pressure, undergoing creep during years of service; their integrity is critical for the safe operation of a plant. The high-grade martensitic P92 steel is suitable for plant pipes for its enhanced creep strength. P92 steel pipes are usually joined together with a similar weld metal. Martensitic pipes are sometimes joined to austenitic steel pipes using nickel based weld consumables. Welding involves severe thermal cycles, inducing residual stresses in the welded structure, which, without post weld heat treatment (PWHT, can be detrimental to the integrity of the pipes. Welding residual stresses can be numerically simulated by applying the finite element (FE method in Abaqus. The simulation consists of a thermal analysis, determining the temperature history of the FE model, followed by a sequentially-coupled structural analysis, predicting residual stresses from the temperature history.

    In this paper, the FE thermal analysis of the arc welding of a typical P92 pipe is presented. The two parts of the P92 steel pipe are joined together using a dissimilar material, made of Inconel weld consumables, producing a multi-pass butt weld from 36 circumferential weld beads. Following the generation of the FE model, the FE mesh is controlled using Model Change in Abaqus to activate the weld elements for each bead at a time corresponding to weld deposition. The thermal analysis is simulated by applying a distributed heat flux to the model, the accuracy of which is judged by considering the fusion zones in both the parent pipe as well as the deposited weld metal. For realistic fusion zones, the heat flux must be prescribed in the deposited weld pass and also the adjacent pipe elements. The FE thermal results are validated by comparing experimental temperatures measured by five thermocouples on the

  9. Tensile Strength of Bonded Lap-mitered Butt-Joints between Layered CFRP Bands : -In collaboration with RUAG Space AB

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    Zeeshan, Muhammad

    2014-01-01

    Joints in structures always cause strength reduction. The percentage of strength reduction depends upon the selection of several factors such as: type of joint (i.e. adhesive or mechanical), technique of joint (i.e. lap joint, butt joint etc.), geometry of joint, mode of load application etc. Here in this research, the strength of adhesively bonded butt joints with several geometries, later referred as joint angles, is investigated under uniaxial tension loading. Adhesively bonded simple butt...

  10. Analysis of Residual Stresses and Distortions in Girth-Welded Carbon Steel Pipe

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    Prabhat Kumar Sinha,

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available This article, the weld joint suffers various types of weld-induced residual stress fields (hoop and axial and deformation patterns (axial shrinkage, radial shrinkage. In this paper Three-dimensional finite element modeling of residual stresses in a girth-welded carbon steel pipe is presented with an emphasis on modeling procedures for the global residual stress characteristics. To precisely capture the distortions and residual stresses, computational methodology based on three-dimensional finite element model for the simulation of gas tungsten arc welding in thin-walled pipe is presented. Butt-weld geometry with single "V" for a 300 mm outer diameter cylinder of 3 mm thick is used. The complex phenomenon of arc welding is numerically solved by sequentially coupled transient, non-linear thermo-mechanical analysis. The accuracy of both the thermal and structural models is validated through experiments for temperature distribution, residual stresses and distortion. The simulated result shows close correlation with the experimental measurements.

  11. A Study of Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Grade 91 Steel A-TIG Weld Joint

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    Arivazhagan, B.; Vasudevan, M.

    2013-12-01

    In the present study, A-TIG welding was carried out on grade 91 steel plates of size 220 × 110 × 10 mm using the in-house developed activated flux to produce butt-joints. The room-temperature impact toughness of the A-TIG as-welded joint was low due to the presence of untempered martensite matrix despite the low microinclusion density caused by activated flux and also low δ-ferrite (Toughness after postweld heat treatment (PWHT) at 760 °C-2 h was 20 J as against the required value of 47 J as per the specification EN: 1557:1997. However, there was a significant improvement in impact toughness after PWHT at 760 °C for 3 h. The improvement in toughness was attributed to softening of martensite matrix caused by precipitation of carbides due to tempering reactions. The precipitates are of type M23C6, and they are observed at grain boundary as well as within the grains. The A-TIG-processed grade 91 steel weld joint was found to meet the toughness requirements after PWHT at 760 °C-3 h. Observations of fracture surfaces using SEM revealed that the as-welded joint failed by brittle fracture, whereas post-weld heat-treated weld joints failed by decohesive rupture mode.

  12. Fracture toughness and crack growth resistance of pressure vessel plate and weld metal steels

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    Compact tension specimens were used to measure the initiation fracture toughness and crack growth resistance of pressure vessel steel plates and submerged arc weld metal. Plate test specimens were manufactured from four different casts of steel comprising: aluminium killed C-Mn-Mo-Cu and C-Mn steel and two silicon killed C-Mn steels. Unionmelt No. 2 weld metal test specimens were extracted from welds of double V butt geometry having either the C-Mn-Mo-Cu steel (three weld joints) or one particular silicon killed C-Mn steel (two weld joints) as parent plate. A multiple specimen test technique was used to obtain crack growth data which were analysed by simple linear regression to determine the crack growth resistance lines and to derive the initiation fracture toughness values for each test temperature. These regression lines were highly scattered with respect to temperature and it was very difficult to determine precisely the temperature dependence of the initiation fracture toughness and crack growth resistance. The data were re-analysed, using a multiple linear regression method, to obtain a relationship between the materials' crack growth resistance and toughness, and the principal independent variables (temperature, crack growth, weld joint code and strain ageing). (author)

  13. Friction stir welding of F82H steel for fusion applications

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    Noh, Sanghoon; Ando, Masami; Tanigawa, Hiroyasu; Fujii, Hidetoshi; Kimura, Akihiko

    2016-09-01

    In the present study, friction stir welding was employed to join F82H steels and develop a potential joining technique for a reduced activation ferritic/martensitic steel. The microstructures and mechanical properties on the joint region were investigated to evaluate the applicability of friction stir welding. F82H steel sheets were successfully butt-joined with various welding parameters. In welding conditions, 100 rpm and 100 mm/min, the stirred zone represented a comparable hardness distribution with a base metal. Stirred zone induced by 100 rpm reserved uniformly distributed precipitates and very fine ferritic grains, whereas the base metal showed a typical tempered martensite with precipitates on the prior austenite grain boundary and lath boundary. Although the tensile strength was decreased at 550 °C, the stirred zone treated at 100 rpm showed comparable tensile behavior with base metal up to 500 °C. Therefore, friction stir welding is considered a potential welding method to preserve the precipitates of F82H steel.

  14. Effect of welding parameters of Gas Metal Arc welding on weld bead geometry: A Review

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    Pushp Kumar Baghel

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Weld quality comprises bead geometry and its microstructure, which influence the mechanical properties of the weld. This brief review illustrates the effect of pulse parameters on weld quality. The responsefactors, namely bead penetration, weld width, reinforcement height, weld penetration shape factor and weld reinforcement form factor as affected by arc voltage, wire feed rate, welding speed, gas flow rate and nozzle-toplate distance has also been analysed

  15. Welding method, and welding device for use therein, and method of analysis for evaluating welds

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    Aendenroomer, A.J.; Den Ouden, G.; Xiao, Y.H.; Brabander, W.A.J.

    1995-01-01

    Described is a method of automatically welding pipes, comprising welding with a pulsation welding current and monitoring, by means of a sensor, the variations occurring in the arc voltage caused by weld pool oscillations. The occurrence of voltage variations with only frequency components below 100 Hz indicates excessive welding through; the occurrence of voltage variations with only frequency components above 100 Hz indicates in sufficient welding through; a welding process showing proper we...

  16. Current status of TIG orbital welding in Germany; Aktueller Stand der WIG-Orbitalschweisstechnik in Deutschland

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    Lorenz, C. [Lorenz GmbH und Co. KG, Ingenieurbuero fuer Schweissen, Schneiden und verwandte Verfahren, Landshut (Germany)

    1999-09-01

    TIG orbital welding can be used with all materials which are suitable for fusion welding. Pipe joints in ferritic and austentitic materials with nominal diameters of less than 200 mm and wall thicknesses of up to 6 mm make up a large percentage of applications. Welding is performed using a closed square butt joint. Welding without a filler material is possible with wall thicknesses of up to 3.6 mm. In the case of larger wall thicknesses, the weld is prepared in such a way that the quantity of filler material needed is kept as low as possible. Narrow-gap welding has become established in this field. Hot-wire welding has been introduced in order to increase metal deposition efficiency. The process's benefits include high weld quality, good repeatability, high system availability and excellent visual characteristics, combined with extremely good customer acceptance of such welds. (orig.) [German] Das WIG-Orbitalschweissen ist bei allen schmelzschweissgeeigneten Werkstoffen einsetzbar. Rohrverbindungen aus ferritischen und austenitischen Werkstoffen mit Nenndurchmessern <200 mm und Wanddicken bis 6 mm stellen einen grossen Teil der Anwendungen. Geschweisst wird im I-Stoss ohne Spalt. Bei Wanddicken bis 3,6 mm ist ein Schweissen ohne Zusatzwerkstoff moeglich. Fuer groessere Wanddicken wird die Nahtvorbereitung so angepasst, dass die Menge des einzubringenden Zusatzwerkstoffes moeglichst gering ist. Hier hat sich die Engspalttechnik etabliert. Zur Steigerung der Abschmelzleistung ist die Heissdrahttechnik eingefuehrt worden. Die Staerken des Verfahrens sind hohe Nahtqualitaet, gute Wiederholbarkeit, die hohe Verfuegbarkeit der Technik sowie hervorragende optische Eigenschaften und sehr gute Akzeptanz der Schweissverbindung beim Kunden. (orig.)

  17. Nuclear pipework - welding and inspection

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    The subject is covered in sections: introduction emphasizing need for perfection in welding nuclear pipework; detailed procedures (British Standards, TIG welding, automatic orbital TIG welding machines); unacceptable faults; improving performance (higher quality of commercially-available grades of stainless steels); auto welding; testing 'nuclear' welding; safe working (standard specifications, radiography); training; radiographic techniques; radiographic procedures; other inspections. (U.K.)

  18. Position welding using disk laser-GMA hybrid welding

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    C.-H. Kim

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Position welding technology was developed by using disk laser-GMA hybrid welding in this research.Design/methodology/approach: The effect of hybrid welding parameters such as the shielding gas composition and laser-arc interspacing distance were investigated for the bead-on-plate welding. The pipe girth welding was implemented and the adequate arc welding parameters were selected according to the welding position from a flat position to an overhead position.Findings: The optimized shielding gas composition and laser-arc interspacing distance for disk laser-GMA hybrid welding were 80% Ar- 20% CO2 and 2mm, respectively for the bead-on-plate welding. The sound welds could be achieved even in the pipe girth welding, but the proper joint shape should be prepared.Research limitations/implications: The laser-arc hybrid welding was implemented for pipe girth welding as a kind of 3-dimensional laser welding and the process parameters could be optimized according to the various target materials and sizes.Practical implications: The optimized process parameters for the disk laser-arc hybrid welding can extend the application of the laser hybrid welding technology.Originality/value: This research showed the possibility of the disk laser-GMA hybrid welding as new pipe girth welding technique. The behaviour of molten pool and droplet transfer could enhance understanding of the hybrid welding.

  19. Friction Stir Welding of HSLA-65 Steel: Part II. The Influence of Weld Speed and Tool Material on the Residual Stress Distribution and Tool Wear

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    Steuwer, A.; Barnes, S. J.; Altenkirch, J.; Johnson, R.; Withers, P. J.

    2012-07-01

    A set of single pass full penetration friction stir bead-on-plate and butt welds in HSLA-65 steel were produced using a range of traverse speeds (50 to 500 mm/min) and two tool materials (W-Re and PCBN). Part I described the influence of process and tool parameters on the microstructure in the weld region. This article focuses on the influence of these parameters on residual stress, but the presence of retained austenite evident in the diffraction pattern and X-ray tomographic investigations of tool material depositions are also discussed. The residual stress measurements were made using white beam synchrotron X-ray diffraction (SXRD). The residual stresses are affected by the traverse speed as well as the weld tool material. While the peak residual stress at the tool shoulders remained largely unchanged (approximately equal to the nominal yield stress (450 MPa)) irrespective of weld speed or tool type, for the W-Re welds, the width of the tensile section of the residual stress profile decreased with increasing traverse speed (thus decreasing line energy). The effect of increasing traverse speed on the width of the tensile zone was much less pronounced for the PCBN tool material.

  20. Influences of post weld heat treatment on fatigue crack growth behavior of TIG welding of 6013 T4 aluminum alloy joint (Part 1. Fatigue crack growth across the weld metal)

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    The present study evaluates the influences of PWHT on FCG behavior and tensile properties of TIG butt welded Al 6013-T4 sheets. Crack propagation tests were carried out on compact tension (CT) specimens. The T82 heat treatment was varied in three artificial aging times (soaking) of 6, 18 and 24 hours. The results of T82 heat treatment with artificial aging variations were tested for their fatigue crack growth rates at the main metal zone, the heat-affected zone (HAZ), and the welded metal zone. It has been observed that the various agings in heat treatment T82 are sensitive to the mechanical properties (fatigue crack growth rate test, tensile test). The results show that PWHT-T82 for 18 hours aging is the highest fatigue resistance, while the aging 18 hours provided the highest tensile test result

  1. New welding technologies for car body frame welding

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    T. Węgrzyn; J. Piwnik; R. Burdzik; G. Wojnar; D. Hadryś

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: of that paper was analysing main welding process for car body welding. The main reason of it was investigate possibilities of getting varied amount of acicular ferrite (AF) in WMD (weld metal deposit). High amount of acicular ferrite influences positively impact toughness of weld. For optimal amount of AF it is necessary to have optimal chemical composition in WMD. Important role plays especially Ni. There were also tested new welding technology: welding with micro-jet cooling.Design...

  2. Development of temper bead welding by under water laser welding

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    Toshiba has developed temper bead welding by under water laser welding as SCC counter measure for aged components in PWR and BWR nuclear power plants. Temper bead welding by under water laser welding technique recovers toughness of low alloy steel reactor vessel by employing proper the number of cladding layers and their welding conditions. In this report, some evaluation results of material characteristics of temper bead welded low alloy steel are presented. (author)

  3. Peculiarities of weld crystallization in the process of laser welding

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    The effect of the process of laser welding of 08Kh18N10T steel on weld formation and crystallization is investigated. It is shown that at vsub(weld.) >= 40 m/h the lower sinked part of the weldpool stretched along the weld axis is crystallized quickly. Improvement in hot cracking resistance of weld metal in the process of laser welding results from the additional feeding with a liquid metal of the crystallizing part of the weldpool

  4. Weldability of reduced activation ferritic/martensitic steel under ultra power density fiber laser welding

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    Full text of publication follows: Reduced activation ferritic/martensitic steels (RAFMs) are recognized as the primary candidate structural materials for fusion blanket systems as it has been developed based on massive industrial experience of ferritic/martensitic steel replacing Mo and Nb of high chromium heat resistant martensitic steels (such as modified 9Cr-1Mo) with W and Ta, respectively. As one of RAFMS, F82H, which has been developed and studied in Japan, is designed with emphasis on high temperature property and weldablility, and was provided and evaluated in various countries as a part of the collaboration of IEA fusion materials development. Although F82H is the well perceived RAFM as ITER Test Blanket Module (TBM) structural material, the weldability was proved though TIG, EB and YAG laser weld tests using only 15 and 25 mm thickness plate. In order to reduce the welding distortion, the residual stress and the area of the heat affected zone, it is necessary to decrease the total heat input under the welding. Recently, as a result of R and D efforts about the sources of laser beam, a high-power fiber laser beam has been developed as one of the desirable heat sources for high-speed and deep-penetration welding. Since the power density of the fiber laser beam is very large, it is possible to increase the welding speed more than 10 m/min. So, in this study, the weldability of 1.5 mm thickness F82H plate and pipe was examined by using a ultra power density fiber laser, in order to reveal the excellent weldability of F82H. As a basic study of the butt welding between 1.5 mm plate and 1.5 mm thickness pipe with 11 mm outer diameter, the focus position, the beam position and the laser power were varied using 25 mm square plate and 25 mm length pipe. Then, by using the fiber laser with 1.1 MW/mm2 peak power density under the appropriate welding condition obtained from the basic study, a full penetrated weld bead with narrow width was formed in the butt welding

  5. Dormaier and Chester Butte 2007 Follow-up Habitat Evaluation Procedures Report.

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    Ashley, Paul R.

    2008-01-01

    Follow-up habitat evaluation procedures (HEP) analyses were conducted on the Dormaier and Chester Butte wildlife mitigation sites in April 2007 to determine the number of additional habitat units to credit Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) for providing funds to enhance, and maintain the project sites as partial mitigation for habitat losses associated with construction of Grand Coulee Dam. The Dormaier follow-up HEP survey generated 482.92 habitat units (HU) or 1.51 HUs per acre for an increase of 34.92 HUs over baseline credits. Likewise, 2,949.06 HUs (1.45 HUs/acre) were generated from the Chester Butte follow-up HEP analysis for an increase of 1,511.29 habitat units above baseline survey results. Combined, BPA will be credited with an additional 1,546.21 follow-up habitat units from the Dormaier and Chester Butte parcels.

  6. Transient and residual stresses from multipass weld in very thick plates and their reduction from stress relief annealing

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    Recently, the material of high grade is used and the wall thickness is increased in pressure vessels, therefore the measures for preventing cracking during the welding and stress relief treatment are important subject. In this study, 2-1/4 Cr-1 Mo forged steel for pressure vessels was used as the specimen, and the test pieces of very thick plates simulating the circumferential joints of end plates and shells were made by multipass butt welding, changing the plate thickness. The residual stress in these test pieces before and after the stress relief treatment was measured, and the theoretical analysis on the process of generating residual stress by welding and the process of eliminating it by stress relief treatment was carried out by applying the thermal elasto-plastic creep analysis method based on the finite element method, developed by the authors. The modeling of the circumferential joint of an end plate and a shell of a pressure vessel, the experimental method, the results of experiment, the selection of material constants, the method of analysis, and the results of analysis are described. The maximum tensile residual stress due to welding in the direction perpendicular to the welding line occurred at the position 20 mm apart from the weld edge on the surface, and just below the last weld as a whole, and it is in good agreement with the actual tendency. (Kako, I.)

  7. Evaluation of post-weld heat treatment behavior in modified 9Cr–1Mo steel weldment by magnetic Barkhausen emission

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    The butt joint of two sight tubes of modified 9Cr–1Mo steel is welded by TIG technique. Subsequently, the post-weld heat treatment (PWHT) of the tubes has been carried out at 650, 700 and 750 °C temperatures for 3 h. Magnetic Barkhausen emission (MBE) measurements are performed in fusion zone, heat affected zone (HAZ) and base metal region of as-welded and all the post-weld heat treated samples. In each weldment, the variation of the MBE signal emanated from fusion zone, HAZ and base metal has been examined. It is found that the RMS voltage of MBE signal increases with PWHT temperature. The conversion of retained austenite to alpha ferrite during PWHT makes the fusion region as a softer zone in the weldment. The variation of magnetic parameters with different PWHT is correlated with hardness and microstructures. This study can be used as an effective tool in evaluation of PWHT parameters in modified 9Cr–1Mo weld joint. - Highlights: • Effect of post-welding heat treatment (PWHT) on microstructure, mechanical properties and magnetic properties of 9Cr–1Mo steel. • Correlation of mechanical and microstructural parameters with magnetic properties. • An effective tool in evaluation of PWHT parameters in modified 9Cr–1Mo weld joint

  8. Microstructure- and Strain Rate-Dependent Tensile Behavior of Fiber Laser-Welded DP980 Steel Joint

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    Jia, Qiang; Guo, Wei; Peng, Peng; Li, Minggao; Zhu, Ying; Zou, Guisheng

    2016-02-01

    DP980 steels were butt-welded by fiber laser welding. The microstructures, microhardness distribution, and tensile behavior of the joint were investigated. The results showed that the fusion zone (FZ) consisted of fully martensite with higher hardness compared to the base metal (BM). A softened zone (20 HV0.2 drop) was produced in heat-affected zone due to martensite tempering during the laser welding. The ultimate tensile strength (UTS) and yield strength (YS) of the laser-welded joint were not degraded compared to BM with the existence of softened zone. The UTS and YS of the welded joint increased with the increase of tensile strain rate. The work hardening exponents of the BM and welded joint showed weak positive strain rate dependence. The deformation of softened zone was restrained by the hardened FZ during loading, resulting in a higher work hardening rate of softened zone than that of BM. The failure of welded joint occurred in the BM instead of softened zone. The fracture surfaces of the joint exhibited typical ductile fracture over strain rate from 0.0001 to 0.1 s-1.

  9. Fiber laser welding of dual-phase galvanized sheet steel (DP590): traditional analysis and new quality assessment techniques

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    Miller, Stephanie; Pfeif, Erik; Kazakov, Andrei; Baumann, Esther; Dowell, Marla

    2016-03-01

    Laser welding has many advantages over traditional joining methods, yet remains underutilized. NIST has undertaken an ambitious initiative to improve predictions of weldability, reliability, and performance of laser welds. This study investigates butt welding of galvanized and ungalvanized dual-phase automotive sheet steels (DP 590) using a 10 kW commercial fiber laser system. Parameter development work, hardness profiles, microstructural characterization, and optical profilometry results are presented. Sound welding was accomplished in a laser power range of 2.0 kW to 4.5 kW and travel speed of 2000 mm/min to 5000 mm/min. Vickers hardness ranged from approximately 2 GPa to 4 GPa across the welds, with limited evidence of heat affected zone softening. Decreased hardness across the heat affected zone directly correlated to the appearance of ferrite. A technique was developed to non-destructively evaluate weld quality based on geometrical criteria. Weld face profilometry data were compared between light optical, metallographic sample, and frequency-modulated continuous-wave laser detection and ranging (FMCW LADAR) methods.

  10. Experimental Investigations on Pulsed Nd:YAG Laser Welding of C17300 Copper-Beryllium and 49Ni-Fe Soft Magnetic Alloys

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    Copper-beryllium and soft magnetic alloys must be joined in electrical and electro-mechanical applications. There is a high difference in melting temperatures of these alloys which cause to make the joining process very difficult. In addition, copper-beryllium alloys are of age hardenable alloys and precipitations can brittle the weld. 49Ni-Fe alloy is very hot crack sensitive. Moreover, these alloys have different heat transfer coefficients and reflection of laser beam in laser welding process. Therefore, the control of welding parameters on the formation of adequate weld puddle composition is very difficult. Laser welding is an advanced technique for joining of dissimilar materials since it can precisely control and adjust the welding parameters. In this study, a 100W Nd:YAG pulsed laser machine was used for joining 49Ni-Fe soft magnetic to C17300 copper-beryllium alloys. Welding of samples was carried out autogenously by changing the pulse duration, diameter of beam, welding speed, voltage and frequency. The spacing between samples was set to almost zero. The ample were butt welded. It was required to apply high voltage in this study due to high reflection coefficient of copper alloys. Metallography, SEM analysis, XRD and microhardness measurement was used for survey of results. The results show that the weld strength depends upon the chemical composition of the joints. To change the wells composition and heat input of the welds, it was attempted to deviate the laser focus away from the weld centerline. The best strength was achieved by deviation of the laser beam away about 0.1mm from the weld centerline. The result shows no intermetallic compounds if the laser beam is deviated away from the joint.

  11. Experimental Investigations on Pulsed Nd:YAG Laser Welding of C17300 Copper-Beryllium and 49Ni-Fe Soft Magnetic Alloys

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    Mousavi, S. A. A. Akbari; Ebrahimzadeh, H.

    2011-01-01

    Copper-beryllium and soft magnetic alloys must be joined in electrical and electro-mechanical applications. There is a high difference in melting temperatures of these alloys which cause to make the joining process very difficult. In addition, copper-beryllium alloys are of age hardenable alloys and precipitations can brittle the weld. 49Ni-Fe alloy is very hot crack sensitive. Moreover, these alloys have different heat transfer coefficients and reflection of laser beam in laser welding process. Therefore, the control of welding parameters on the formation of adequate weld puddle composition is very difficult. Laser welding is an advanced technique for joining of dissimilar materials since it can precisely control and adjust the welding parameters. In this study, a 100W Nd:YAG pulsed laser machine was used for joining 49Ni-Fe soft magnetic to C17300 copper-beryllium alloys. Welding of samples was carried out autogenously by changing the pulse duration, diameter of beam, welding speed, voltage and frequency. The spacing between samples was set to almost zero. The ample were butt welded. It was required to apply high voltage in this study due to high reflection coefficient of copper alloys. Metallography, SEM analysis, XRD and microhardness measurement was used for survey of results. The results show that the weld strength depends upon the chemical composition of the joints. To change the wells composition and heat input of the welds, it was attempted to deviate the laser focus away from the weld centerline. The best strength was achieved by deviation of the laser beam away about 0.1mm from the weld centerline. The result shows no intermetallic compounds if the laser beam is deviated away from the joint.

  12. Improvement and Validation of Weld Residual Stress Modelling Procedure

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    The objective of this work is to identify and evaluate improvements for the residual stress modelling procedure currently used in Sweden. There is a growing demand to eliminate any unnecessary conservatism involved in residual stress assumptions. The study was focused on the development and validation of an improved weld residual stress modelling procedure, by taking advantage of the recent advances in residual stress modelling and stress measurement techniques. The major changes applied in the new weld residual stress modelling procedure are: - Improved procedure for heat source calibration based on use of analytical solutions. - Use of an isotropic hardening model where mixed hardening data is not available. - Use of an annealing model for improved simulation of strain relaxation in re-heated material. The new modelling procedure is demonstrated to capture the main characteristics of the through thickness stress distributions by validation to experimental measurements. Three austenitic stainless steel butt-welds cases are analysed, covering a large range of pipe geometries. From the cases it is evident that there can be large differences between the residual stresses predicted using the new procedure, and the earlier procedure or handbook recommendations. Previously recommended profiles could give misleading fracture assessment results. The stress profiles according to the new procedure agree well with the measured data. If data is available then a mixed hardening model should be used

  13. Improvement and Validation of Weld Residual Stress Modelling Procedure

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    Zang, Weilin; Gunnars, Jens (Inspecta Technology AB, Stockholm (Sweden)); Dong, Pingsha; Hong, Jeong K. (Center for Welded Structures Research, Battelle, Columbus, OH (United States))

    2009-06-15

    The objective of this work is to identify and evaluate improvements for the residual stress modelling procedure currently used in Sweden. There is a growing demand to eliminate any unnecessary conservatism involved in residual stress assumptions. The study was focused on the development and validation of an improved weld residual stress modelling procedure, by taking advantage of the recent advances in residual stress modelling and stress measurement techniques. The major changes applied in the new weld residual stress modelling procedure are: - Improved procedure for heat source calibration based on use of analytical solutions. - Use of an isotropic hardening model where mixed hardening data is not available. - Use of an annealing model for improved simulation of strain relaxation in re-heated material. The new modelling procedure is demonstrated to capture the main characteristics of the through thickness stress distributions by validation to experimental measurements. Three austenitic stainless steel butt-welds cases are analysed, covering a large range of pipe geometries. From the cases it is evident that there can be large differences between the residual stresses predicted using the new procedure, and the earlier procedure or handbook recommendations. Previously recommended profiles could give misleading fracture assessment results. The stress profiles according to the new procedure agree well with the measured data. If data is available then a mixed hardening model should be used

  14. Non-destructive Residual Stress Analysis Around The Weld-Joint of Fuel Cladding Materials of ZrNbMoGe Alloys

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    Parikin; Bandriyana; I. Wahyono; A.H. Ismoyo

    2003-01-01

    The residual stress measurements around weld-joint of ZrNbMoGe alloy have been carried out by using X-ray diffraction technique in PTBIN-BATAN. The research was performed to investigate the structure of a cladding material with high temperature corrosion resistance and good weldability. The equivalent composition of the specimens (in %wt.) was 97.5%Zr1%Nb1%Mo½%Ge. Welding was carried out by using TIG (tungsten inert gas) technique that completed butt-joint with a current 20 amperes. Three reg...

  15. Influence of friction stir welding parameters on metallurgical and mechanical properties of dissimilar joint between semi-solid metal 356-T6 and aluminum alloys 6061-T651

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    Muhamad Tehyo; Prapas Muangjunburee; Abdul Binraheem; Somchai Chuchom; Nisida Utamarat

    2012-01-01

    The objective of this research is to investigate the effect of welding parameters on the microstructure and mechanicalproperties of friction stir (FS) welded butt joints of dissimilar aluminum alloy sheets between Semi-Solid Metal (SSM) 356-T6and AA6061-T651 by a computerized numerical control (CNC) machine. The base materials of SSM356-T6 and AA6061-T651were located on the advancing side (AS) and on the retreating side (RS), respectively. For this experiment, the FS weldedmaterials were join...

  16. Modelling and Analysis of Phase Transformations and Stresses in Laser Welding Process / Modelowanie I Analiza Przemian Fazowych I Naprężeń W Procesie Spawania Laserowego

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    Piekarska W.

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The work concerns the numerical modelling of structural composition and stress state in steel elements welded by a laser beam. The temperature field in butt welded joint is obtained from the solution of heat transfer equation with convective term. The heat source model is developed. Latent heat of solid-liquid and liquid-gas transformations as well as latent heats of phase transformations in solid state are taken into account in the algorithm of thermal phenomena. The kinetics of phase transformations in the solid state and volume fractions of formed structures are determined using classical formulas as well as Continuous-Heating-Transformation (CHT diagram and Continuous-Cooling-Transformation (CCT diagram during welding. Models of phase transformations take into account the influence of thermal cycle parameters on the kinetics of phase transformations during welding. Temporary and residual stress is obtained on the basis of the solution of mechanical equilibrium equations in a rate form. Plastic strain is determined using non-isothermal plastic flow with isotropic reinforcement, obeying Huber-Misses plasticity condition. In addition to thermal and plastic strains, the model takes into account structural strain and transformation plasticity. Changing with temperature and structural composition thermophysical parameters are included into constitutive relations. Results of the prediction of structural composition and stress state in laser butt weld joint are presented.

  17. Challenges to Resistance Welding

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    Song, Quanfeng

    This report originates from the compulsory defense during my Ph.D. study at the Technical University of Denmark. Resistance welding is an old and well-proven technology. Yet the emergence of more and more new materials, new designs, invention off new joining techniques, and more stringent...... requirement in quality have imposed challenges to the resistance welding. More some research and development have to be done to adapt the old technology to the manufacturing industry of the 21st century. In the 1st part of the report, the challenging factors to the resistance welding are reviewed. Numerical...... simulation of resistance welding has been under development for many years. Yet it is no easy to make simulation results reliable and accurate because of the complexity of resistance welding process. In the 2nd part of the report numerical modeling of resistance welding is reviewed, some critical factors to...

  18. The spectrum of low molecular weight alpha-amylase/protease inhibitor genes expressed in the US bread wheat Butte 86

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    The complement of genes encoding alpha-amylase/protease inhibitors expressed in Triticum aestivum cv. Butte 86 was characterized by transcript and proteomic analysis. Coding sequences for 18 distinct proteins were identified among a collection of expressed sequence tags (ESTs) from Butte 86 developi...

  19. Development of Fatigue Life Improvement Technology of Butt Joints Using Friction Stir Processing

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    Jeong-Ung Park; GyuBaek An; Heung-ju Kim; Jae-hyouk Choi

    2014-01-01

    Burr grinding, tungsten inert gas (TIG) dressing, ultrasonic impact treatment, and peening are used to improve fatigue life in steel structures. These methods improve the fatigue life of weld joints by hardening the weld toe, improving the bead shape, or causing compressive residual stress. This study proposes a new postweld treatment method improving the weld bead shape and metal structure at the welding zone using friction stir processing (FSP) to enhance fatigue life. For that, a pin-shape...

  20. Assessment of wave data collected at Butt of Lewis and Holy Island by National Maritime Institute

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    Wave height data from the Butt of Lewis and from Holy Island recorded by the National Maritime Institute, Hythe onto analogue magnetic tapes, has been assessed for completeness and quality. The overall data return is about 50% at Holy Island and 20% at the Butt of Lewis. The general quality of the data returned has been assessed, and although there is some interference and periods of noise masking data, much of the data will yield to subsequent analysis in Phase II. The paucity of survey notes and the haphazard labelling of tapes returned from the field must be noted. Most of the ambiguities arising from these should be resolved in Phase II.

  1. Multiple crack propagation by DBEM in a riveted butt-joint: a simplified bidimensional approach

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    R. Citarella

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available A Multi-Site Damage (MSD crack growth simulation is presented, carried out by means of Dual Boundary Element Method (DBEM, in a two-dimensional analysis of a cracked butt-joint made of aluminium 2024 T3. An equivalent crack length is proposed for an approximated 2D analysis of a 3D problem where the crack front assumes a part elliptical shape due to secondary bending effects. The assumptions made to perform such simplified bidimensional analyses are validated by comparing numerical results with experimental data, the latter obtained from a fatigue tested riveted butt-joint.

  2. Welding by laser beam

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    A laser which does not require a vacuum and the beam from which can be projected over a distance without loss of power is sited outside a welding zone and the beam projected through a replaceable laser transparent window. The window is designed and shaped to facilitate access of the beam of workpiece items to be welded in containment. Either the workpiece or the laser beam may be moved during welding. (author)

  3. Underwater YAG laser welding technique

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    When planning preventive maintenance of reactor components using welding, it is necessary to consider special environments such as narrow space or difficult accessibility while minimizing exposure to radiation in the reactor pressure vessel. Toshiba has developed an underwater neodymium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd: YAG) laser welding technique. The features of this welding technique are low-heat-input welding and compact welding machine dimensions for welding in narrow spaces. This paper provides a summary of the new welding technique as a reliable welding technology. (author)

  4. In-Process Detection of Weld Defects Using Laser-Based Ultrasonic Lamb Waves

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    Kercel, S W

    2001-01-04

    Laser-based ultrasonic (LBU) measurement shows great promise for on-line monitoring of weld quality in tailor-welded blanks. Tailor-welded blanks are steel blanks made from plates of differing thickness and/or properties butt-welded together; they are used in automobile manufacturing to produce body, frame, and closure panels. LBU uses a pulsed laser to generate the ultrasound and a continuous wave (CW) laser interferometer to detect the ultrasound at the point of interrogation to perform ultrasonic inspection. LBU enables in-process measurements since there is no sensor contact or near-contact with the workpiece. The authors have used laser-generated plate (Lamb) waves to propagate from one plate into the weld nugget as a means of detecting defects. This report recounts an investigation of a number of inspection architectures based on processing of signals from selected plate waves, which are either reflected from or transmitted through the weld zone. Bayesian parameter estimation and wavelet analysis (both continuous and discrete) have shown that the LBU time-series signal is readily separable into components that provide distinguishing features, which describe weld quality. The authors anticipate that, in an on-line industrial application, these measurements can be implemented just downstream from the weld cell. Then the weld quality data can be fed back to control critical weld parameters or alert the operator of a problem requiring maintenance. Internal weld defects and deviations from the desired surface profile can then be corrected before defective parts are produced. The major conclusions of this study are as follows. Bayesian parameter estimation is able to separate entangled Lamb wave modes. Pattern recognition algorithms applied to Lamb mode features have produced robust features for distinguishing between several types of weld defects. In other words, the information is present in the output of the laser ultrasonic hardware, and it is feasible to

  5. Dual wire welding torch and method

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    Diez, Fernando Martinez; Stump, Kevin S.; Ludewig, Howard W.; Kilty, Alan L.; Robinson, Matthew M.; Egland, Keith M.

    2009-04-28

    A welding torch includes a nozzle with a first welding wire guide configured to orient a first welding wire in a first welding wire orientation, and a second welding wire guide configured to orient a second welding wire in a second welding wire orientation that is non-coplanar and divergent with respect to the first welding wire orientation. A method of welding includes moving a welding torch with respect to a workpiece joint to be welded. During moving the welding torch, a first welding wire is fed through a first welding wire guide defining a first welding wire orientation and a second welding wire is fed through a second welding wire guide defining a second welding wire orientation that is divergent and non-coplanar with respect to the first welding wire orientation.

  6. Electron beam welding

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    Electron-beam equipment is considered along with fixed and mobile electron-beam guns, questions of weld environment, medium and nonvacuum welding, weld-joint designs, tooling, the economics of electron-beam job shops, aspects of safety, quality assurance, and repair. The application of the process in the case of individual materials is discussed, giving attention to aluminum, beryllium, copper, niobium, magnesium, molybdenum, tantalum, titanium, metal alloys, superalloys, and various types of steel. Mechanical-property test results are examined along with the areas of application of electron-beam welding

  7. Robot welding process control

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    Romine, Peter L.

    1991-01-01

    This final report documents the development and installation of software and hardware for Robotic Welding Process Control. Primary emphasis is on serial communications between the CYRO 750 robotic welder, Heurikon minicomputer running Hunter & Ready VRTX, and an IBM PC/AT, for offline programming and control and closed-loop welding control. The requirements for completion of the implementation of the Rocketdyne weld tracking control are discussed. The procedure for downloading programs from the Intergraph, over the network, is discussed. Conclusions are made on the results of this task, and recommendations are made for efficient implementation of communications, weld process control development, and advanced process control procedures using the Heurikon.

  8. Electric arc welding gun

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    Luttrell, Edward; Turner, Paul W.

    1978-01-01

    This invention relates to improved apparatus for arc welding an interior joint formed by intersecting tubular members. As an example, the invention is well suited for applications where many similar small-diameter vertical lines are to be welded to a long horizontal header. The improved apparatus includes an arc welding gun having a specially designed welding head which is not only very compact but also produces welds that are essentially free from rolled-over solidified metal. The welding head consists of the upper end of the barrel and a reversely extending electrode holder, or tip, which defines an acute angle with the barrel. As used in the above-mentioned example, the gun is positioned to extend upwardly through the vertical member and the joint to be welded, with its welding head disposed within the horizontal header. Depending on the design of the welding head, the barrel then is either rotated or revolved about the axis of the vertical member to cause the electrode to track the joint.

  9. Manual tube welding torch

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    In a welding torch which fits over a tube intermediate the ends thereof for welding the juncture between the tube and a boss on the back side of a tube plate, a split housing encloses a tungsten electrode, a filler wire duct and a fiber optic bundle arranged to observe the welding process. A shielding gas duct is provided in the housing. A screw is provided for setting electrode/work distance. Difficult remote tube welding operations can be performed with the apparatus. (author)

  10. Welding irradiated stainless steel

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    Conventional welding processes produced severe underbead cracking in irradiated stainless steel containing 1 to 33 appm helium from n,a reactions. A shallow penetration overlay technique was successfully demonstrated for welding irradiated stainless steel. The technique was applied to irradiated 304 stainless steel that contained 10 appm helium. Surface cracking, present in conventional welds made on the same steel at the same and lower helium concentrations, was eliminated. Underbead cracking was minimal compared to conventional welding methods. However, cracking in the irradiated material was greater than in tritium charged and aged material at the same helium concentrations. The overlay technique provides a potential method for repair or modification of irradiated reactor materials

  11. Use of servo controlled weld head for end closure welding

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    In the PHWR fuel fabrication line resistance welding processes are used for joining various zirconium based alloy components to fuel tube of similar material. The quality requirement of these welding processes is very stringent and has to meet all the product requirements. At present these welding processes are being carried out by using standard resistance welding machines. In the resistance welding process in addition to current and time, force is one of the critical and important parameter, which influences the weld quality. At present advanced feed back type fast response medium frequency weld controllers are being used. This has upslope/down slope, constant and repetitive weld pattern selection features makes this critical welding process more reliable. Compared to weld controllers, squeeze force application devices are limited and normally standard high response pneumatic cylinders are used in the welding process. With this type of devices the force is constant during welding process and cannot be varied during welding process as per the material deformation characteristics. Similarly due to non-availability of feed back systems in the squeeze force application systems restricts the accuracy and quality of the welding process. In the present paper the influence of squeeze force pattern on the weld quality using advanced feed back type servo based force control system was studied. Different squeeze forces were used during pre and post weld heat periods along with constant force and compared with the weld quality. (author)

  12. PRODUCTION OF METAL CHEMICAL WELDING ADDITIVE WITH NANODISPERSED PARTICLES OF TITANIUM DIOXIDE

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    BOLDYREV Alexander Mikhaylovich

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available When welding bridge structures automatic welding under a gumboil layer with metal chemical additive (MCA is widely applied in the modern bridge building. MCA consists of a chopped welding wire (granulated material, which is powdered by modifying chemical additive of titanium dioxide (TiO₂ in the cylindrical mixer «drunk cask». Chemical composition of all welding materials including welding wire, gumboil, electrodes, are strictly normalized and controlled. However, the existing technology of producing MCA doesn’t allow precise controlling of its structure under working conditions and that causes an impact on the stability of welded connections properties. Therefore the aim of this work is to develop a technology to produce stable MCA structure. The paper compares the existing and proposed manufacturing techniques of the metal chemical additive (MCA which is applied in automatic welding of butt connections for bridge structures. It is shown that production of MCA in a high-energy planetary mill provides more stable structure of the additive introduced into a welded joint. The granulometric analysis of the powder TiO₂ showed that when processing MCA in a planetary mill TiO₂ particles are crashed to nanodimensional order. This process is accompanied by crushing of granulated material too. The proposed method for production of MCA in a planetary mill provides stronger cohesion of dioxide with the granulate surface and, as a consequence, more stable MCA chemical structure. Application of MCA which has been mechanical intensified in a planetary mill, increases stability of mechanical properties, if compare with applied technology, in single-order by breaking point and almost twice by impact viscosity.

  13. Numerical estimation of temperature distribution in laser welded elements

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    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a nurncrical modcl of tcmpcraturc fictd in lascr butt welded plate. Thc tcmpcraturc ficld in thc wcldcd joint wasobtained using the finitc difrcrcncc mcthod to solve thc hcat transfer cqualion with a convection unit in EuIcrian coordinatcs. Larcnt hcat,hcat of phasc rransforrna!ion in solid statc and evaporation hcat wcrc considcrcd in thc nurncrical algorithtn. Thc thcrmo-physicalparameters in hcat transfcr cquation wcrc assumcd as dcpcnding on tcrnpcraturc. The Goldak's modcl was uscd lo rcprcscnt ihc rnovablcwclding sourcc taking into account thc cl~angc in a powcr dcnsity wilh dcpth ol thc wcld. Thc tcmpcraturc distributinn in thc wcld wasdetermined. The characteristic arcas of a joim. c.g. melting zonc, hcat-affccted zonc. wcrc numerically computcd.

  14. Optimization of laser welding process parameters for super austenitic stainless steel using artificial neural networks and genetic algorithm

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    Highlights: ► Super austenitic stainless steel has successfully welded by laser welding with three different shielding gases. ► Among the three shielded joints, the helium shielded weld has more tensile strength. ► Neural network model was developed to predict the depth of penetration, bead width and tensile strength of the joints. ► The developed ANN model is suitably integrated with GA for optimization. -- Abstract: The laser welding input parameters play a very significant role in determining the quality of a weld joint. The quality of the joint can be defined in terms of properties such as weld bead geometry, mechanical properties and distortion. In particular mechanical properties should be controlled to obtain good welded joints. In this study, the weld bead geometry such as depth of penetration (DP), bead width (BW) and tensile strength (TS) of the laser welded butt joints made of AISI 904L super austenitic stainless steel are investigated. Full factorial design is used to carry out the experimental design. Artificial neural networks (ANNs) program was developed in MatLab software to establish the relationship between the laser welding input parameters like beam power, travel speed and focal position and the three responses DP, BW and TS in three different shielding gases (argon, helium and nitrogen). The established models are used for optimizing the process parameters using genetic algorithm (GA). Optimum solutions for the three different gases and their respective responses are obtained. Confirmation experiment has also been conducted to validate the optimized parameters obtained from GA.

  15. Prediction of residual stress distributions due to surface machining and welding and crack growth simulation under residual stress distribution

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    Ihara, Ryohei, E-mail: ihara@mapse.eng.osaka-u.ac.j [Division of Materials Manufacturing Science, Osaka University, 2-1, Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan); Katsuyama, JInya; Onizawa, Kunio [Nuclear Safety Research Center Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai, Ibaraki 319-1195 (Japan); Hashimoto, Tadafumi; Mikami, Yoshiki; Mochizuki, Masahito [Division of Materials Manufacturing Science, Osaka University, 2-1, Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)

    2011-05-15

    Research highlights: Residual stress distributions due to welding and machining are evaluated by XRD and FEM. Residual stress due to machining shows higher tensile stress than welding near the surface. Crack growth analysis is performed using calculated residual stress. Crack growth result is affected machining rather than welding. Machining is an important factor for crack growth. - Abstract: In nuclear power plants, stress corrosion cracking (SCC) has been observed near the weld zone of the core shroud and primary loop recirculation (PLR) pipes made of low-carbon austenitic stainless steel Type 316L. The joining process of pipes usually includes surface machining and welding. Both processes induce residual stresses, and residual stresses are thus important factors in the occurrence and propagation of SCC. In this study, the finite element method (FEM) was used to estimate residual stress distributions generated by butt welding and surface machining. The thermoelastic-plastic analysis was performed for the welding simulation, and the thermo-mechanical coupled analysis based on the Johnson-Cook material model was performed for the surface machining simulation. In addition, a crack growth analysis based on the stress intensity factor (SIF) calculation was performed using the calculated residual stress distributions that are generated by welding and surface machining. The surface machining analysis showed that tensile residual stress due to surface machining only exists approximately 0.2 mm from the machined surface, and the surface residual stress increases with cutting speed. The crack growth analysis showed that the crack depth is affected by both surface machining and welding, and the crack length is more affected by surface machining than by welding.

  16. Numerical analysis of residual stress distribution generated by welding after surface machining based on hardness variation in surface machined layer due to welding thermal cycle

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    Recently, stress corrosion cracking (SCC) has been observed near the welded zone of the primary loop recirculation pipes made of low-carbon austenitic stainless steel type 316L in boiling water reactors. SCC is initiated by superposition effect of three factors. They are material, environmental and mechanical factors. For the non-sensitized material such as type 316L, residual stress as a mechanical factor of SCC is comparatively important. In the joining processes of pipes, butt-welding is conducted after surface machining. Surface machining is performed in order to match the inside diameter and smooth surface finish of pipes. Residual stress is generated by both processes. Moreover, residual stress distribution generated by surface machining is varied by subsequent welding process, and it has the maximum residual stress around 900 MPa near the weld metal. The variation of metallographic structure, such as recovery and recrystallization, in surface machined layer due to welding thermal cycle is an important factor for this residual stress distribution. In this study, thermal aging tests were performed in order to evaluate hardness variation due to thermal cycle in surface machined layer. The results of thermal aging tests were applied to finite element method (FEM) as the additivity rule of the hardness variation. Varied hardness was converted into equivalent plastic strain. Then, thermo-elastic-plastic analysis was performed under residual stress fields generated by surface machining. As a result, analytical results of surface residual stress distribution generated by bead-on-plate welding after surface machining show good agreement with measured results by X-ray diffraction method. The maximum residual stress near the weld metal is generated by same mechanism as both-ends-fixed bar model in surface machined layer that have high yield stress. (author)

  17. Research on the Electrochemical Corrosion Behavior of Carbon Steel Pipe Welded Joint%碳钢管线焊接接头的电化学腐蚀行为研究

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    李维锋; 韩永典; 路永新; 孙紫麾; 陈英; 舒欣欣; 许威; 杨鹏; 毛晓军; 杨寿海; 徐连勇

    2015-01-01

    母材选用 A106B 管线钢,焊丝选用2.4 mm 的实芯焊丝 ER70S-G,使用两种焊接工艺(GTAW+SMAW和GTAW)进行钢管对接焊,试样焊接前后均无热处理。通过对焊接接头的焊缝、热影响区和母材的极化曲线测量,研究了两种焊接工艺所得焊接接头各区域的腐蚀行为。结果表明,两种接头不同区域的耐蚀性为:母材>热影响区>焊缝。%In this article, it used two kinds of welding process (GTAW+SMAW and GTAW)to carry out butt welding for A106B pipeline steel, selecting 2.5 mm solid core welding wire of ER70S-G, without heat treatment for test sample before and after welding. Through polarization curve measurement for welded joint weld, HAZ and base metal, the corrosion behavior of welded joints various regions under two welding process were studied. The results showed that the corrosion resistance of two kinds of welded joints various regions are as follows:the base metal>HAZ>weld.

  18. Low-hydrogen Electrode Root Welding Technology of X80 Pipeline Steel%X80管线钢低氢焊条根焊技术

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    薛慧; 孔繁荣

    2015-01-01

    目前我国大直径长输管道大部分采用X80管线钢, X80钢根焊道的焊接常采用管道全位置自动焊、 STT和RMD半自动焊、钨极氩弧焊以及焊条电弧焊等工艺。管道全位置自动焊设备昂贵、适应性差。 STT和RMD半自动焊焊接时灵活性较差,必须严格防风措施。钨极氩弧焊的抗风能力差且焊接效率太低。低氢焊条电弧焊虽操作难度大且焊接效率不高,但灵活性强、焊接接头力学性能好且设备简单,适应于返修、连头和不良地段的焊接。详细介绍了X80管线钢低氢焊条根焊焊道的焊前准备、焊接操作技术及焊接工艺参数。%At present, X80 pipeline steel mostly was used in large diameter long-distance pipeline in China. In X80 steel root welding, it usually adopts all position automatic welding, STT and RMD semi-automatic welding, tungsten argon arc welding, shielded metal arc welding, etc. The equipment of pipeline all position automatic welding is expensive, poor adaptability;windproof measures must be strictly controlled in STT and RMD semi-automatic welding;The poor ability to resist the wind for tungsten argon arc welding and its welding efficiency is too low. Although high operation difficulty and low welding efficiency for low hydrogen electrode arc welding, but it is with good flexibility and simple equipment, the mechanical properties of welded joint are good, suitable for welding repair, butt welding and welding in bad location. In this article, it detailedly introduced preparation before welding, welding technology and welding parameters for X80 pipeline steel low-hydrogen electrode root welding bead.

  19. Microstructure and Tensile Behavior of Laser Arc Hybrid Welded Dissimilar Al and Ti Alloys

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    Ming Gao

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Fiber laser-cold metal transfer arc hybrid welding was developed to welding-braze dissimilar Al and Ti alloys in butt configuration. Microstructure, interface properties, tensile behavior, and their relationships were investigated in detail. The results show the cross-weld tensile strength of the joints is up to 213 MPa, 95.5% of same Al weld. The optimal range of heat input for accepted joints was obtained as 83–98 J·mm−1. Within this range, the joint is stronger than 200 MPa and fractures in weld metal, or else, it becomes weaker and fractures at the intermetallic compounds (IMCs layer. The IMCs layer of an accepted joint is usually thin and continuous, which is about 1μm-thick and only consists of TiAl2 due to fast solidification rate. However, the IMCs layer at the top corner of fusion zone/Ti substrate is easily thickened with increasing heat input. This thickened IMCs layer consists of a wide TiAl3 layer close to FZ and a thin TiAl2 layer close to Ti substrate. Furthermore, both bead shape formation and interface growth were discussed by laser-arc interaction and melt flow. Tensile behavior was summarized by interface properties.

  20. Measurement of inhomogeneous strength in weld joint by 3D image correlation technique

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    It is possible for stress corrosion cracking to occur in weld joints and their neighborhood of nuclear power plants. Crack growth prediction and fracture assessment based on fitness-for-service is applied to initiated cracks. Yield point and tensile strength of material is used for fracture assessment. However, the material strength distribution of a welded part is usually not uniform. Therefore, to assess structural integrity correctly, it is important to understand the inhomogeneous strength distribution. In this study, identification of an inhomogeneous material strength distribution of a welded part was tried using a digital image correlation technique (DIC). A specimen was taken from a butt welded joint and the displacement of the specimen surface during a tensile test was measured using the DIC. It was shown that the nominal stress-local strain curves on a specimen surface and 0.2% proof strength distribution around the weld part could be corrected by the DIC. Furthermore, change in the cross-section during the tensile test was estimated by the DIC, and the local stress (true stress) at an arbitrary cross-section of the specimen could be identified. (author)

  1. Tensile, fatigue, and fracture properties of an Fe-18Cr-16Ni-6.5Mn-2.4Mo fully austenitic SMA weld at 4 K

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    A fully austenitic stainless steel butt weld was produced by shielded metal arc (SMA) welding using a new filler composition: Fe-18Cr-16Ni-6.5Mn-2.4Mo. The weld was 25-mm thick and contained no microfissures. Tensile, fatigue crack growth rate, and fracture toughness properties for the weld at 4 K are reported. Fatigue crack growth resistance compares favorably with base metals for the case of crack growth in the longitudinal direction of the weld. A completely ductile fracture with very fine dimple size was evidenced in both tensile and fracture toughness tests. The 4-K weld fracture toughness (K/sub Ic/ = 190 MPa m1/2) is about 20% lower than typical values for conventional austenitic stainless steel base metals of equivalent yield strength (sigmay = 842 MPa) but is significantly higher than values for conventional type 308L and 316L SMA welds, which contain some brittle fracture features owing to second-phase delta-ferrite. The lower toughness of the weld relative to base metals is attributed to the effects of a higher density of inclusions on ductile fracture initiation

  2. Study of the temperature distribution on welded thin plates of duplex steel to be used for the external clad of a cask for transportation of radiopharmaceuticals products

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    Betini, Evandro G.; Ceoni, Francisco C.; Mucsi, Cristiano S.; Politano, Rodolfo; Rossi, Jesualdo L., E-mail: egbetini@ipen.br, E-mail: fceoni@hotmail.com, E-mail: csmucsi@ipen.br, E-mail: politano@ipen.br, E-mail: jelrossi@ipen.br [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Orlando, Marcos T.D., E-mail: mtdorlando@gmail.com [Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo (CCE/DFIS/UFES), Vitoria, ES (Brazil). Centro de Ciencias Exatas. Departamento de Fisica

    2015-07-01

    The clad material for a proprietary transport device for radiopharmaceutical products is the main focus of the present work. The production of {sup 99}Mo-{sup 99m}Tc transport cask requires a receptacle or cask where the UNS S32304 duplex steel sheet has shown that it meets high demands as the required mechanical strength and the spread of impact or shock waves mitigation. This work reports the experimental efforts in recording the thermal distribution on autogenous thin plates of UNS S32304 steel during welding. The UNS S32304 duplex steel is the most probable candidate for the external clad of the containment package for the transport of radioactive substances so it is highly relevant the understanding of all its physical parameters and its behavior under the thermal cycle imposed by a welding process. For the welding of the UNS S32304 autogenous plates the GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding) process was used with a pure argon arc protection atmosphere in order to simulate a butt joint weld on a thin duplex steel plate without filler metal. The thermal cycles were recorded by means of K-type thermocouples embedded by electrical spot welding near the weld region and connected to a multi-channel data acquisition system. The obtained results validate the reliability of the experimental apparatus for the future complete analysis of the welding experiment and further comparison to numerical analysis. (author)

  3. Impact tests on welded joints between the steel X 20 CrMoV 12 1 and 10 CrMo 9 10

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    Dueren, C.; Jahn, E.; Langhardt, W.; Schleimer, W.

    1982-05-03

    In a joint study of four works the toughness behaviour in the heat affected zone of welded joints between the steels X 20 CrMoV 12 1 and 10 CrMo 9 10 has been investigated. For manual arc and submerged arc welds using filler metals similar to X 20 CrMoV 12 1 or 10 CrMo 9 10, impact values were measured at room temperature on these weld junction sides where the different metals partner butt, which were partly lower than the minimum value of 34 J on the DVM transverse specimen required for the parent metals. The cause was the carbon diffusion during tempering after welding which, at the interface between the two steels, lead to the formation of a decarburized zone in the steel and weld metal 10 CrMo 9 10 and of a carbide seam in the steel and weld metal X 20 CrMoV 12 1. This phenomenon was especially pronounced in welds using a filler metal similar to 10 CrMo 9 10. It was further intensified by quenching and tempering. THis decrease of toughness did not occur when, by using the high-nickel filler metal S-NiCr 15 FeMn, carbon diffusion was largely suppressed during usual tempering after welding.

  4. Study of the temperature distribution on welded thin plates of duplex steel to be used for the external clad of a cask for transportation of radiopharmaceuticals products

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    The clad material for a proprietary transport device for radiopharmaceutical products is the main focus of the present work. The production of 99Mo-99mTc transport cask requires a receptacle or cask where the UNS S32304 duplex steel sheet has shown that it meets high demands as the required mechanical strength and the spread of impact or shock waves mitigation. This work reports the experimental efforts in recording the thermal distribution on autogenous thin plates of UNS S32304 steel during welding. The UNS S32304 duplex steel is the most probable candidate for the external clad of the containment package for the transport of radioactive substances so it is highly relevant the understanding of all its physical parameters and its behavior under the thermal cycle imposed by a welding process. For the welding of the UNS S32304 autogenous plates the GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding) process was used with a pure argon arc protection atmosphere in order to simulate a butt joint weld on a thin duplex steel plate without filler metal. The thermal cycles were recorded by means of K-type thermocouples embedded by electrical spot welding near the weld region and connected to a multi-channel data acquisition system. The obtained results validate the reliability of the experimental apparatus for the future complete analysis of the welding experiment and further comparison to numerical analysis. (author)

  5. Geology of the Pumpkin Buttes Area of the Powder River Basin, Campbell and Johnson Counties, Wyoming

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    Sharp, William Neil; White, Amos McNairy

    1956-01-01

    About 200 uranium occurrences have been examined in the Pumpkin Buttes area, Wyoming. Uranium minerals are visible at most of these places and occur in red and buff sandstone lenses in the Wasatch formation of Eocene age. The uranium minerals are disseminated in buff sandstone near red sandstone, and also occur in red sandstone in manganese oxide concretions and uraninite concretions.

  6. 78 FR 21540 - Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Butte County Air Quality Management...

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    ... Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993); Does not... Management District and Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District AGENCY: Environmental... revisions to the Butte County Air Quality Management District (BCAQMD) and Sacramento Metropolitan...

  7. 75 FR 44281 - Public Land Order No. 7747; Partial Revocation, Juniper Butte Range; Idaho

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    ... geothermal leasing laws. DATES: Effective Date: July 28, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cathie Foster... Secretary of the Interior by Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714, and Section 2915(b)(3) of the Juniper Butte Range Withdrawal Act, 112 Stat. 2226, 2232, it...

  8. 75 FR 54183 - Notice of Temporary Closure for Lands West of North Menan Butte, Idaho

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    .... This same area has been closed to target shooting and full-size vehicles for the past 3 years to... tons of solid waste from public lands near North Menan Butte, a National Natural Landmark and an Area of Critical Environmental Concern. The waste originates when the public brings propane tanks,...

  9. A Review: Welding Of Dissimilar Metal Alloys by Laser Beam Welding & Friction Stir Welding Techniques

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Welding of dissimilar metals has attracted attention of the researchers worldwide, owing to its many advantages and challenges. There is no denial in the fact that dissimilar welded joints offer more flexibility in the design and production of the commercial and industrial components. Many welding techniques have been analyzed to join dissimilar metal combinations. The objective of this paper is to review two such techniques – Laser welding and Friction stir welding. Laser beam welding, a high power density and low energy-input process, employs a laser beam to produce welds of dissimilar materials. Friction stir welding, a solid-state joining process, is also successfully used in dissimilar welding applications like aerospace and ship building industries. This paper summarizes the trends and advances of these two welding processes in the field of dissimilar welding. Future aspects of the study are also discussed.

  10. Welding machine and welding process for nuclear fuel assembly structures

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    The welding device comprises a mounting jig which receives the guide tubes and the assembly supporting structures in the desired spatial orientation. It also comprises a welding head which can travel on rails along the length of the guide tubes and has at least a welding spring chuck movable in two axes and rotatable relative to the welding machine; the spring chuck can pass between two adjacent tube rows and takes a tubes where a weld is necessary. The welding spring chuck can apply spot-welding pulses. This is used for the assembly of guide tubes and bundles for water-cooled nuclear reactors

  11. The Hydrogeologic Character of the Lower Tuff Confining Unit and the Oak Springs Butte Confining Unit in the Tuff Pile Area of Central Yucca Flat

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    Drellack, Jr., Sigmund L.; Prothro, Lance B.; Gonzales, Jose L.; Mercadante, Jennifer M.

    2010-07-30

    , 2006). • No welded-tuff (or lava-flow aquifers), referred to as low-porosity, high-permeability zones in Boryta et al. (in review), are present within the LTCU in the Tuff Pile area. • Fractures within the LTCU are poorly developed, a characteristic of zeolitic tuffs; and fracture distributions are independent of stratigraphic and lithologic units (Prothro, 2008). • Groundwater flow and radionuclide transport will not be affected by laterally extensive zones of significantly higher permeability within the LTCU in the Tuff Pile area. Although not the primary focus of this report, the hydrogeologic character of the Oak Spring Butte confining unit (OSBCU), located directly below the LTCU, is also discussed. The OSBCU is lithologically more diverse, and does include nonwelded to partially welded ash-flow tuffs. However, these older ash-flow tuffs are poorly welded and altered (zeolitic to quartzofeldspathic), and consequently, would tend to have properties similar to a tuff confining unit rather than a welded-tuff aquifer.

  12. Laser Welding in Space

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    Workman, Gary L.; Kaukler, William F.

    1989-01-01

    Solidification type welding process experiments in conditions of microgravity were performed. The role of convection in such phenomena was examined and convective effects in the small volumes obtained in the laser weld zone were observed. Heat transfer within the weld was affected by acceleration level as indicated by the resulting microstructure changes in low gravity. All experiments were performed such that both high and low gravity welds occurred along the same weld beam, allowing the effects of gravity alone to be examined. Results indicate that laser welding in a space environment is feasible and can be safely performed IVA or EVA. Development of the hardware to perform the experiment in a Hitchhiker-g platform is recomended as the next step. This experiment provides NASA with a capable technology for welding needs in space. The resources required to perform this experiment aboard a Shuttle Hitchhiker-pallet are assessed. Over the four year period 1991 to 1994, it is recommended that the task will require 13.6 manyears and $914,900. In addition to demonstrating the technology and ferreting out the problems encountered, it is suggested that NASA will also have a useful laser materials processing facility for working with both the scientific and the engineering aspects of materials processing in space. Several concepts are also included for long-term optimization of available solar power through solar pumping solid state lasers directly for welding power.

  13. Laser welding in space

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    This paper reports on the design and construction, as well as typical results from performing low gravity laser welding experiments on NASA's KC-135 aircraft flying parabolic maneuvers to simulate low gravity. Results of the experiments are reported and some new concepts regarding the implementation of laser technology suitable for laser welding in space are presented

  14. Simulation of welding

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    Chuan-Song WU; Michael RETHMEIER; Christopher SCHWENK

    2011-01-01

    @@ Welding has become the most important materials processing technology in manufacturing, and has critical effects on the quality, reliability and life of products as well as production cost, efficiency and response speed to market.As various kinds of high performance metallic materials are widely used in engineering, there are more demands in manufacturing industry for advanced welding technology.

  15. Sorting Titanium Welding Rods

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    Ross, W. D., Jr.; Brown, R. L.

    1985-01-01

    Three types of titanium welding wires identified by their resistance to current flow. Welding-wire tester quickly identifies unknown titaniumalloy wire by touching wire with test probe, and comparing meter response with standard response. Before touching wire, tip of test probe dipped into an electrolyte.

  16. Welding Tubes In Place

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    Meredith, R.

    1984-01-01

    Special welding equipment joins metal tubes that carry pressurized cyrogenic fluids. Equipment small enough to be used in confined spaces in which such tubes often mounted. Welded joints lighter in weight and more leak-proof than joints made with mechanical fittings.

  17. Fatigue behaviour of coated sheets but joints welded by laser process

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    The fatigue strength and the fracture mechanism studies of butt laser welded joints in A155-Zn coated steel sheets, 0,62 and 1.16 mm thick, have been continued. The 2 x 10''6 cycles fatigue strength for both thicknesses has been finally established in 130 and 175 MPa, respectively, and the big ferritic grain -300μm-produced by symmetrical solidification from the fusion zone centre has been confirmed. Initiation and extension fracture zones are analysed by SEM and so are the involved microstructures. The first ones are concerned with high stress concentration zones, mainly undercut or lack of penetration, from which the fatigue cracks extend in semiellipses, longitudinally and through thickness, along the fusion line or the HAZ. The final fracture is produced by tearing of the residual fatigue crack bound and crack deviation towards the central gross grain line of the welds. (Author) 13 refs

  18. Stress indices for ANSI standard B16.11 socket-welding fittings

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    Stress indices for ANSI standard B16.11 socket-welding tees, 450 elbows, 900 elbows, and couplings are developed for intended use with the Class-1 piping system design rules of Section III--Division 1 of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. Indices are given for the evaluation of appropriate primary stresses, primary-plus-secondary stresses, and peak stresses due to internal pressure, bending-moment loads, and thermal gradients between the fitting and the attached pipe. The proposed indices are based on the dimensional and pressure-burst requirements of the B16.11 standard, the apparent shapes of B16.11 fittings as indicated from a random sampling taken off-the-shelf, the standard pressure-temperature ratings of the fittings, and on current stress indices now in the Code for similar butt-welding fittings. Specific recommendations are made for issuing the new stress indices in a Code case. (auth)

  19. Electric pulse treatment of welded joint of aluminum alloy

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    A.A. Mitiaev

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. Explanation of the redistribution effect of residual strengthes after electric pulse treatment of ark welding seam of the aluminum alloy. Methodology. Alloy on the basis of aluminium of АК8М3 type served as the research material. As a result of mechanical treatment of the ingots after alloy crystallization the plates with 10 mm thickness were obtained. After edge preparation the elements, which are being connected were butt welded using the technology of semiautomatic argon arc welding by the electrode with a diameter of 3 mm of AK-5 alloy. Metal structure of the welded joint was examined under the light microscope at a magnification of 200 and under the scanning electronic microscope «JSM-6360 LA». The Rockwell hardness (HRF was used as a strength characteristic of alloy. Hardness measuring of the phase constituents (microhardness was carried out using the device PМТ-3, with the indenter loadings 5 and 10 g. The crystalline structure parameters of alloy (dislocation density, second kind of the crystalline grid distortion and the scale of coherent scattering regions were determined using the methods of X-ray structural analysis. Electric pulse treatment (ET was carried out on the special equipment in the conditions of the DS enterprise using two modes A and В. Findings. On the basis of researches the previously obtained microhardness redistribution effect in the area of welded connection after ET was confirmed. As a result of use of the indicated treatment it was determined not only the reduction of microhardness gradient but also the simultaneous hardening effect in the certain thermal affected areas near the welding seam. During study of chemical composition of phase constituents it was discovered, that the structural changes of alloy as a result of ET first of all are caused by the redistribution of chemical elements, which form the connections themselves. By the nature of the influence the indicated treatment can be

  20. Method for welding beryllium

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    Dixon, R.D.; Smith, F.M.; O`Leary, R.F.

    1995-12-31

    A method is provided for joining beryllium pieces which comprises: depositing aluminum alloy on at least one beryllium surface; contacting that beryllium surface with at least one other beryllium surface; and welding the aluminum alloy coated beryllium surfaces together. The aluminum alloy may be deposited on the beryllium using gas metal arc welding. The aluminum alloy coated beryllium surfaces may be subjected to elevated temperatures and pressures to reduce porosity before welding the pieces together. The aluminum alloy coated beryllium surfaces may be machined into a desired welding joint configuration before welding. The beryllium may be an alloy of beryllium or a beryllium compound. The aluminum alloy may comprise aluminum and silicon. Beryllium parts made using this method can be used as structural components in aircraft, satellites and space applications.