Principles of Welding by Robert W. Messler, Jr

principles of welding

Principles of Welding is a masterpiece of work explaining the detailed information on welding processes, physics, chemistry, and metallurgy. Robert W. Messler, Jr has written the book. Part I of the book consists of information on topics like welding process introduction, classification, and fusion. Part II reveals the physics of welding i.e. Power sources, heat flow, residual stresses, distortion, transfer of molten metal. Part III comprises information on the chemistry of welding. And Part IV highlights the metallurgy of weldings like fusion zones, heat-affected zone, melted zone, and testing zones.

According to the author, the handbook is an important source of welding fundamentals. Some more this book is an advanced and candid than the previous edition published. The contents of the book are as follows:

Principles of Welding by Robert W. Messler, Jr

Table of Contents

Part I: The Process and Processes of Welding

1. Introduction to the Process of Welding

2. Classifying Welding Processes

3. Fusion Welding Processes

4. Non-fusion Welding Processes

Part II: The Physics of Welding

5. Energy for Welding

6. The Flow of Heat in Welds

7. Thermally Induced Distortion and Residual Stresses During Welding

8. The Physics of Welding Energy or Power Sources

9. Molten Metal Transfer in Consumable Electrode Arc Welding

10. Weld Pool Convection, Oscillation, and Evaporation

Part III: The Chemistry of Welding

11. Molten Metal and Weld Pool Reactions

12. Weld Chemical Heterogeneity

Part IV: The Metallurgy of Welding

13. Weld Fusion Zone Solidification

14. Eutectic, Peritectic, and Post-solidification Fusion Zone Transformations

15. The Partially Melted Zone

16. The Weld Heat-Affected Zone

17. Weldability and Weld Testing

Thus, Principles of Welding is a great manual on the information of welding principles. Besides this, it explains various aspects of welding processes, physics, metallurgy, and chemistry. The book is a good source of information both for the welders and industry. They can benefit from it in many ways in their respective fields.

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