Weld Integrity and Performance by ASM International

weld integrity and performance

Weld Integrity and Performance is an intensive handbook on conference proceedings, technical books, and handbooks of ASM International. The information source of the book is adapted articles from various ASM International publications. The article section contains information on the general topic of structural performance and weld integrity. Besides this, the manual comprises information on weld imperfections and cracking; weld solidification and weldability; weld failure analysis and prevention and general engineering properties of weldments.

The book is a stunning guide for students, practitioners, design engineers and manufacturing engineers involved in the development, application and welded structure assessments. It explains the causes of weld cracking, imperfections, inspection and evaluation. Further, it reveals the engineering properties of welds, prevention, and failure analysis.

Weld Integrity and Performance by ASM International

The following is all about the contents of the book.

Table of Contents:

I: Introduction

Chapter 1 – Weld Solidification

  • Solidification Behavior
  • Weld Grain Structure
  • Weld Pool Shape
  • Solute Segregation
  • Micro-structure of the Weld and Heat-Affected Zone
  • Effects of Welding on Microstructure
  • Welding Flaws

Chapter 2 – Weldability Testing

  • Tests for Cracking Susceptibility
  • Self-Restraint Tests
  • Externally Loaded Tests
  • Tests for Weld Pool Shape and Penetration
  • Gleeble Testing

II: Weld Imperfections and Cracking

Chapter 3 – Characterization of Welds

  • Nondestructive Characterization Techniques
  • Internal Characterization Requiring Destructive Procedures
  • Weld Macrostructure
  • Weld Microstructure
  • Composition of a Weld
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Weld Characterization Examples

Chapter 4 – Weld Discontinuities and Imperfections

  • Classification of Weld Discontinuities
  • Metallurgical Discontinuities
  • Discontinuities Associated with Specialized Welding Processes
  • Electron-Beam Welding
  • Plasma Arc Welding
  • Electroslag Welding
  • Friction Welding
  • Resistance Welding
  • Diffusion Welding
  • Base Metal Discontinuities
  • Methods of Testing

Chapter 5 – Cracking Phenomena Associated with Welding

  • Solidification Cracking (Hot Cracking)
  • Heat-Affected-Zone Cracks
  • Hydrogen-Induced Cracking (Cold Cracking)
  • Lamellar Tearing (Ref 9)

Chapter 6 – Inspection and Evaluation of Weldments

  • Applications
  • NDE Methods
  • Test Procedures
  • Test-Operator Training
  • NDE Performance
  • Evaluation of Test Results
  • Selection of the NDE Method
  • NDE Examples
  • Visual Inspection
  • Magnetic Particle Inspection
  • Liquid Penetrant Inspection
  • Radiographic Inspection
  • Ultrasonic Inspection
  • Acoustic Emission Monitoring

III: Weld Failure Analysis and Prevention

Chapter 7 – Fatigue and Fracture Control of Welds

  • Fracture Control Plans for Welded Steel Structures
  • Fatigue in Welded Joints
  • Fracture Control in Welded Structures
  • Codes and Standards
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Methods for Fatigue Control

Chapter 8 – Factor Influencing Weldment Fatigue

  • Metallic Fatigue in Weldments
  • Effects of Weldment Geometry
  • Variables of Weldment Fatigue

Chapter 9 – Fracture Mechanics and Service-Fitness of Welds

  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Toughness Tests for Welds
  • Failure Assessment Diagrams
  • Fatigue Design
  • Environmental Cracking
  • High-Temperature Creep
  • Benefits of a Fitness-for-Service Approach

Chapter 10 – Repair Welding

  • Preliminary Assessment
  • Welding Process Selection
  • Base Metal Preparation
  • Guidelines for Various Base Metals

Chapter 11 – Corrosion of Weldments

  • Forms of Weld Corrosion
  • Welding Practice to Minimize Corrosion

Chapter 12 – Failure Analysis of Weldments

  • Analysis of Procedures
  • Failure Origins in Arc Welds
  • Failure Origins in Electroslag Welds
  • Failure Origins in Electrogas Welds
  • Failures in Resistance Welds
  • Failure Origins in Flash Welds
  • Failure Origins in Upset Butt Welds
  • Failure Origins in Friction Welds
  • Failure Origins in Electron Beam Welds
  • Failure Origins in Laser Beam Welds

IV: Engineering Properties of Welds

Chapter 13 – Properties of Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel Welds

  • Heat-Affected Zone
  • Effect of Alloying Elements on the HAZ
  • Controlling Toughness in the HAZ
  • Weld Metal
  • Single-Pass versus Multipass Welding
  • Effect of Welding Procedures on Weldment Properties
  • Fatigue Strength of Welded Structures
  • Fracture Toughness of Welded Structures
  • Effects of Residual Stresses on the Service Behavior of Welded Structures
  • Corrosion of Weldments

Chapter 14 – Properties of Stainless-steel Welds

  • Constitution Diagrams
  • Martensitic Stainless Steels
  • Ferritic Stainless Steel Welds
  • Austenitic Stainless Steels
  • Duplex Stainless Steels

Chapter 15 – Properties of Aluminum-Alloy Welds

  • Hot Tears
  • Weldability
  • Filler Alloy Selection
  • Properties
  • Fatigue Performance of Aluminum Welds

Chapter 16 – Properties of Titanium-Alloy Welds

  • Alloy Types and Weldability
  • Weld Solidification
  • Post-weld Heat Treatment
  • Titanium Weldment Properties
  • Welding Process Application

Chapter 17 – Properties of Nickel-Alloy Welds

  • General Welding Characteristics
  • Solid-Solution Nickel Alloys
  • Precipitation-Hardenable Nickel Alloys
  • Cast Nickel-Base Superalloys
  • Special Topics

Chapter 18 – Properties of Refractory Metal Welds

  • Tantalum Alloys
  • Rhenium Alloys
  • Molybdenum and Tungsten

Thus, Weld Integrity and Performance is a unique handbook for manufacturing engineers, design engineers, students, and practitioners. They can use it for reference while being on work.

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