Real-time Weld Process Monitoring by YuMing Zhang

real-time weld process monitoring

Real-time Weld Process Monitoring is a handbook that describes a range of advanced welding techniques. The book is written by YuMing Zhang. It comprises topics like laser welding, narrow gap welding methods and gas tungsten arc welding and gas metal arc welding processes. Besides this, it explains the common issues pertaining to shielding gases, filler materials, and power sources.

The manual mainly emphasizes on process control, automation, monitoring, and robotics. It also gives guidelines on validation techniques, modeling options and methods. The following is all about the contents of the book.

Real-time Weld Process Monitoring by YuMing Zhang

Table of Contents:

1. An Analysis of Welding Process Monitoring and Control

  • Introduction
  • Welding Process as A System
  • Welding Process as A Complex System
  • Welding Process as An Uncertain System
  • Monitoring of Welding Processes
  • Overview of The Book

Part I – Monitoring Technologies

2. Arc Sensors in Weld Monitoring

  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Non-Consumable Electrode Processes
  • Consumable Electrode Processes
  • Power Supply Considerations
  • Signal Processing and Control Approaches
  • Future Trends
  • Sources of Further Information and Advice
  • List of Symbols and Abbreviations

3. Optical Sensors in Welding

  • Introduction
  • Knowledge of Optics
  • Optical Sensor Component
  • Optical Sensing System
  • Application of Optical Sensors

4. Infrared Sensors in Welding

  • Introduction
  • Theory of Infrared Sensors
  • Measurement of Weld Temperature Distribution
  • Infrared Sensors for Real-time Weld Quality Control
  • Summary

5. Ultrasonic Sensors in Welding

  • Introduction
  • Principles of Ultrasonic Sensing
  • Ultrasonic Techniques and Their Applications
  • Future Trends
  • Summary
  • Sources of Further Information and Advice

Part II – Monitoring of Welding Processes

6. Weld Seam Monitoring

  • Introduction
  • Methods of Weld Seam Monitoring
  • Through-Arc Monitoring of Weld Seams in Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Electromagnetic Monitoring of Weld Seams in Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Laser Visual Monitoring of Weld Seams in Gas Metal Arc Welding

7. Weld Profile Monitoring

  • The necessity for Weld Profile Measurement
  • Outline of Weld Profile
  • Surface Shaping Defects
  • Automatic Detection of Weld Profile

8. Weld Penetration Monitoring

  • Introduction
  • Weld Pool Oscillation Sensor
  • Infrared Sensor
  • Ultrasonic Sensor
  • Vision-Based Sensor
  • Weld Pool Sag Depression
  • Plasma Charge-Based Sensors
  • Weld Penetration Control Using Sensor Feedback
  • Summary

9. Weld Pool Surface Monitoring

  • Vision-Based Sensing 2D Surface Geometry of Weld Pool in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • Sensing 2D Weld Pool Boundary in Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Modeling and Simulation of Weld Pool Surface
  • Sensing 3D Weld Pool Surface Using Specular Reflection
  • Improvement on Observation of Dynamic 3D Weld Pool Surface

10. Monitoring Resistance Welding

  • Introduction
  • Resistance Spot Welding Systems, Weld Formation, and Signals
  • Real-Time Process Monitoring and Control
  • Future Trends
  • Sources of Further Information and Advice
  • Acknowledgment

11. Monitoring Laser Welding

  • Introduction
  • Principles of Laser Welding
  • Optical Sensing
  • Frequency Analyses of Acoustic and Optical Emissions
  • Smart Systems
  • Other Systems and Future Trends

Thus, Real-time Weld Process Monitoring is an extensive book on monitoring of welding processes along with next-generation technologies. The book is beneficial both for the students and other professionals.

Related: Other Important Welding Handbooks

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