This book offers a comprehensive overview on the subject of welding. Written by a group of expert contributors, the book covers all welding methods, from traditional to high-energy plasmas and lasers. The reference presents joint welding, stainless steel welding, aluminum welding, welding in the nuclear industry, and all aspects of welding quality control.
Regis Blondeau is an Engineer of the National School of Electrochemistry and Electrometallurgy of Grenoble, France.
Preface. Chapter 1. Traditional Welding Processes. Chapter 2. High Density Energy Beam Welding Processes: Electron Beam and Laser Beam (Abdelkrim CHEHAIBOU and Jean-Claude GOUSSAIN). Chapter 3. Thermal, Metallurgical and Mechanical Phenomena in the Heat Affected Zone (Dominique KAPLAN and Guy MURRY). Chapter 4. Molten Metal (Christian BONNET). Chapter 5. Welding Products (Christian BONNET). Chapter 6. Fatigue Strength of Welded Joints (Henri-Paul LIEURADE). Chapter 7. Fracture Toughness of Welded Joints (Marc BOUSSEAU). Chapter 8. Welding of Steel Sheets, With and Without Surface Treatments (Gilles RIGAUT, Olivier DIERAERT, Pascal VERRIER and Joel CLAEYS). Chapter 9. Welding of Steel Mechanical Components (Yves DESALOS and Gerard PRADERE). Chapter 10. Welding Steel Structures (Jean-Pierre PESCATORE and Jean-Henri BURGEOT). Chapter 11. Welding Heavy Components in the Nuclear Industry (Francois FAURE and Leon DUNAND-ROUX). Chapter 12. Welding Stainless Steels (Jean-Louis MOIRON). Chapter 13. Welding Aluminum Alloys (Michel COURBIERE). Chapter 14. Standardization: Organization and Quality Control in Welding (Jean-Paul GOURMELON). List of Authors. Index.