About the Book
Despite the critically important role
welding plays in nearly every type of human endeavor, most books on this
process either focus on basic technical issues and leave the science out, or
vice versa. In Principles of Welding, industry expert and prolific technical
speaker Robert W. Messler, Jr. takes an integrated approach--presenting a
comprehensive, self-contained treatment of the welding process along with the
underlying physics, chemistry, and metallurgy of weld formation.
Promising to become the standard text and reference in the field, this book
provides an unprecedented broad coverage of the underlying physics and the
mechanics of solidification--including peritectic and eutectic reactions--and
emphasizes material continuity and bonding as a way to create a joint between
materials of the same general class. The author supplements the book with
hundreds of tables and illustrations, and correlates the science to welding
practices in the real world.
Principles of Welding departs from existing books with its clear, unambiguous
presentation, which is easily grasped even by undergraduate students, yet given
at the advanced level required by experienced engineers.
I.THE PROCESS AND PROCESSES OF WELDING, 1. Introduction to
the Process of Welding, 2. Classifying Welding Processes, 3. Fusion Welding
Processes, 4. Nonfusion Welding Processes, II.
THE PHYSICS OF WELDING, 5. Energy for Welding, 6. The Flow of Heat in
Welds, 7. Thermally Induced Distortion & 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, &
Evaporation, III. THE CHEMISTRY OF
WELDING, 11. Molten Metal & Weld Pool Reactions, 12. Weld Chemical Heterogeneity,
IV. THE METALLURGY OF WELDING, 13.
Weld Fusion Zone Solidfication, 14. Eutectic, Peritectic, &
Postsolidification Fusion Zone Transformations, 15. The Partially Melted Zone,
16. The Weld Heat-Affected Zone, 17. Weldability and Weld Testing.
About the Author
ROBERT W. MESSLER,
JR., PhD, FASM, FAWS,
is Associate Professor and Director of the Warren F. Savage Materials Joining
Laboratory at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. With over
three decades in diverse areas of advanced materials and processes in industry
and academia, Professor Messler has published numerous papers on welding,
brazing, soldering, and innovative integral fastening as well as the book
Joining of Advanced Materials.
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