Modeling, Sensing and Control of Gas Metal Arc Welding

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Modeling, Sensing, and Control of Gas Metal Arc Welding is a unique work on the GMAW welding process. It is a complete survey of Sensing, Modeling, and Automatic Control of the GMAW process. The book is a collective work of Desineni Subbaram Naidu, Selahattin Ozcelik and Kevin L. Moore.

Arc welding is the key player in the welding industry and industrial manufacturing. GTAW and GMAW are among them, that are extremely employed in factory automation. The handbook explains the following subjects such as physics of welding, metal transfer characteristics, power supplies, multivariable control, classification of various welding processes, process voltages and variables, sensing, modeling aspects of GMAW, use optical and intelligent sensors control techniques, etc. The contents of the book are as follows.

GMAW Welding Process Modeling, Sensing and Control

Table of Contents:

1. Introduction

  • Introduction
  • The Survey

2. Gas Metal Arc Welding: Modeling

  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Physics of Welding
  • Melting Rate
  • Metal Transfer Characteristics
  • Weld Pool
  • Process Voltages
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Process Variables
  • INEEL/ISU Model
  • Empirical and Statistical Models
  • Modeling by System Identification and Estimation
  • Intelligent Modeling
  • Other Issues on Modeling
  • Power Supplies
  • Other Issues on Power Supplies
  • Classification of References by Section

3. Gas Metal Arc Welding: Sensing

  • Classification of Sensors
  • Conventional Method
  • Computer-Based Measurements
  • Welding Parameters Monitoring
  • Sensors for Line Following/Seam Tracking
  • Arc Length Sensors
  • Sensors for Weld Penetration Control
  • Sensors for Weld Pool Geometry
  • Optical Sensors
  • Sensors for Quality Control
  • Intelligent Sensing
  • Other Issues on Sensing
  • Classification of References by Section

4. GMAW: Automatic Control

  • Automatic Welding
  • Control of Process Variables
  • Classical Control: PI, PID, and Others
  • Multivariable Control
  • Optimization and Optimal Control
  • Adaptive Control
  • Intelligent Control
  • Statistical Process Control and Quality Control
  • Other Control Methodologies and Issues
  • Safety and Environmental Issues
  • Classification of References by Section

5. Control of GMAW: A Case Study

  • Introduction
  • Empirical Modeling of a GMAW Process
  • SISO Current Control Using PI Controller
  • Multi-Loop Control of the GMAW Process
  • Adaptive Control of GMAW Process
  • Control Strategy
  • Summary
  • Classification of References by Section

6. Conclusions

  • Control Technology and Automation in Welding
  • Main Issues and Outlook
  • Classification of References by Section

Thus, Modeling, Sensing, and Control of GMAW Process is a comprehensive view of the survey of automatic control sensing and modeling of the GMAW process. Aspiring students can see all the detailed content of the book on the GMAW welding process.

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