fundamentals of welding skills

Fundamentals of Welding Skills by Peter F. Woods

Fundamentals of Welding Skills is a stunning handbook for welding engineers working on the design, invention, and development of new equipment and processes. The book is authored by Peter F. Woods. Besides this, it provides guidelines to welders working on various projects such as motor-vehicle manufacture, railway rolling-stock fabrication, pressure-vessel construction ‘ armored vehicles, and aircraft.

Fundamentals of Welding Skills by Peter F. Woods

Table of Contents:

I – Introduction

1. General Safety

  • Cutting Edges
  • Injuries Through Flying Objects
  • Correct Dress
  • Injuries Through Ignorance or Abuse
  • Electrical Safety
  • Electric-Shock Treatment
  • Lifting or Moving Materials
  • Fire Hazards

2. Principles of Fusion

  • Heat and Work
  • The Thermal Reservoir
  • Expansion and Contraction

3. Iron and Steel

  • Casting and Forge Welding

4. Basic Metallurgy

  • Alloy

5. Fluxes

  • Reactive Fluxes
  • Organic Fluxes
  • Fume Removal

6. Engineering Materials

  • Sintered Materials
  • Non-Ferrous Metals
  • Ferrous Alloys
  • Non-Metallic Materials

7. Heat Treatment

  • Annealing
  • Normalizing
  • Tempering
  • Surface Hardening and Case Hardening
  • Nitriding

8. Surface Protection of Metals

  • Cladding
  • Chemical Coatings
  • Anodizing
  • Encapsulation
  • Metal Spraying
  • Powder-Metal Spraying
  • Plasma-Arc Spraying

9. Elements of Drawing

  • Geometrical Definitions
  • Area
  • Volume
  • Line Language
  • Plane Section
  • Half-Section
  • Part Section
  • Revolved Section
  • Offset Section

II – Flux-Metal-Arc Welding

1. Energy Supply

2. Safety

  • Ventilation
  • Clothing

3. Electrodes

  • Electrode Coatings
  • Functions of Electrode
  • Coatings
  • Electrode Types
  • Electrode Storage

4. Power Sources

  • Electrical Conductors

5. Carbon-arc Welding

6. The solubility of Gases in Metals

7. Preparation of Workpiece

8. Penetration

9. The Crater

10. Welding Procedures

  • Tacking
  • Presetting the Joint
  • Vertical Welding
  • Overhead Butt-and Fillet-Join
  • ‘Stovepipe’ Technique
  • Plug Welding

III – Oxy-Acetylene Techniques

1. Oxy-acetylene Equipment

  • Low-Pressure System
  • High or Equal
  • Pressure System
  • Gas-Pressure Regulators
  • Oxygen and Acetylene
  • Assembly of Equipment
  • Lighting-up Procedure
  • Shutting-down Procedure

2. Safety

  • Working on Tanks or Vessels
  • Working on Painted Surfaces

3. Gases

  • Oxy-Acetylene
  • Air-Acetylene
  • Oxy-Hydrogen
  • Hydrocarbon Gases

4. Oxy-acetylene Welding Techniques

5. Cast Iron

  • Preparations for Welding Cast Iron
  • Welding Procedure

6. Braze Welding

  • Braze Welding of Cast Iron
  • Braze Welding of Copper
  • Tin and Lead Bronzes
  • Aluminum Brazing
  • Low-Temperature Brazing

7. Hard-facing

8. Flame Cutting

  • Starting A Cut

9. Flame Hardening

10. Flame Spraying

11. Flame Gouging

IV – Gas-shielded Metal-arc Welding

1. Metal transfer in G.S.M.A. Welding Safety

2. Safety

3. Preparation for Welding

  • Effect of Wire Extension on Deposition

4. G.S.M.A. Welding Practice

  • Tracking
  • Vertical Welding
  • Alloy Steels

5. Pulse-arc Welding

V – Gas-shielded Tungsten-arc Welding

1. Electrode Geometry

2. Safety

3. Main Parameters of G.S.T.A. Welding

  • Electrode Attitude and Tracking
  • Filler Wire

4. Jigging and Joint Preparation

5. Welding Aluminum and its Alloys

  • Direct-current welding

6. Welding Stainless Steel

7. Spot Welding

8. Welding Copper

9. Welding Titanium

  • Safety with Titanium

VI – Quality and Inspection

1. Visual Inspection

  • Simple Aids to Inspection

2. Impact Testing

3. Classification of Defects

4. Structural and Design Assessment

  • Stress Relief
  • Proof Testing
  • Jigs

5. Summary of Other Welding Techniques and Processes

  • Resistance Welding
  • Electron
  • Beam Welding
  • Friction Welding
  • Plasma-Gas Metal-Arc Welding
  • Plasma-Cutting (Transferred Arc)
  • Plasma-Plating
  • Plasma-Cutting (Non-Transferred Arc)
  • Explosive Welding
  • Vapor Plating
  • Vacuum Welding

Thus, Fundamentals of Welding Skills is a stunning handbook for welding engineers intending to invent or working on finding new welding processes and equipment.

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