METHODS OF EVALUATING WELDED JOINTS
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH DEFENSE METALS INFORMATION CENTER
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Methods of evaluating welded joints vary throughout the country, depending on the purpose of the evaluation, the welding process, material and thickness involved, and on the needs of the particular industry conducting the evaluation. These varying requirements have led to the development of many different test specimens. New materials and joining processes have led to a sharp increase in the number of specimen types and to confusion in the interpretation of results obtained. An analysis of existing specimens is included to show why so many different specimens are used, and the advantages and limitations of each specimen type. The analysis is a composite of available information in the literature, engineering judgement and experience, and the results of 2 industry surveys.
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