Welded Design (Theory and Practice) by John Hicks

welded design theory and practice

Welded Design – Theory and Practice is a unique and stunning guide for engineers of all disciplines. The book is helpful in many ways to welding engineers without a background related to engineering designing. The scientific disciplines of chemistry, physics, and metallurgy also explained in the manual.

The handbook reveals the duties of an engineer, metal properties, fabrication processes, weld joint designing tips, weld quality, structural designing, management systems, and the purpose of welding standards.

Welded Design – Theory and Practice by John Hicks

Table of Contents:

1. The Engineer

  • Responsibility of the Engineer
  • Achievements of the Engineer
  • The Role of Welding
  • Other Materials
  • The Welding Engineer as Part of the Team

2. Metals

  • Steels
  • Aluminum Alloys

3. Fabrication Processes

  • Origins
  • Basic Features of the Commonly Used Welding Processes
  • Cutting
  • Bending
  • Residual Stresses and Distortion
  • Post Weld Heat Treatment

4. Considerations in Designing A Welded Joint

  • Joints and Welds
  • Terminology
  • Weld Preparations
  • Dimensional Tolerances
  • Access

5. Static Strength

  • Butt Welds
  • Fillet Welds

6. Fatigue Cracking

  • The Mechanism
  • Welded Joints
  • Residual Stresses
  • Thickness Effect
  • Environmental Effects
  • Calculating the Fatigue Life of a Welded Detail

7. Brittle Fracture

  • Conventional Approaches to Design Against Brittle Fracture
  • Fracture Toughness Testing and Specification
  • Fracture Mechanics and Other Tests

8. Structural Design

  • Structural Forms
  • Design Philosophies
  • Limit State Design

9. Offshore Structures

  • The Needs of Deep-Water Structures
  • The North Sea Environment
  • The Research
  • Platform Design and Construction
  • Service Experience

10. Management Systems

  • Basic requirements
  • Contracts and specifications
  • Formal management systems
  • Welded fabrication

11. Weld Quality

  • Weld Defects
  • Quality Control
  • Welded Repairs
  • Engineering Critical Assessment

12. Standards

  • What We Mean by Standards
  • Standard Specifications

Thus, Welded Design – Theory and Practice is a complete helping hand for the engineers of different disciplines. The book works for engineers as that of real educators or professors. It is beneficial not only for studying engineers but also for other professionals working in the welding industries.

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