Minimizing Distortion and Buckling in Welded Structures

Welding is utilised both worldwide and in a variety of applications as it is a cost-effective and flexible fabricating method. As with all methods used on a large scale weaknesses are well documented and include residual stress, distortion and buckling all of which must be thoroughly investigated to optimise performance.

Minimization of welding distortion and buckling from Woodhead Publishing provides a systematic overview of the methods of minimizing distortion and buckling in welded structures. A thorough introduction to welding residual strength and distortion explores types of welding distortion, formation of welding distortion and distortion control methods. Experts review the application of computational welding mechanics including the Satoh test and heat input models.

A specific focus on modelling welding stress and distortion in large structures highlights 3D applied plastic strain methods and specific considerations based on structure size. A systematic review of methods to minimise welding distortion features weld cooling, hybrid laser arc welding and reverse side heating.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Minimization of welding distortion and buckling is an essential reference for all welders and engineers involved in fabrication of metal end-products, as well as those in industry and academia with a research interest in the area.

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