The Introduction of Discontinuities in High Strength Steel Weldments
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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The objective of this study was to develop methods for consistently creating porosity, slag inclusions, lack of fusion, and hydrogen cross-cracking discontinuities in welds to evaluate their effects on the properties of welds. To accomplish this objective, weld deposition procedures were altered systematically to develop welding techniques capable of producing a specific discontinuity type and size. The techniques used included both electrical and mechanical perturbations of the welding parameters. It proved possible to implant weld discontinuities with good reproducibility. It was found, however, that mechanical perturbations were more reliable for accurate reproduction of discontinuities.
- Fabrication Metallurgy
- Couplers, Fasteners and Joints