AWS Welding Handbook
Ninth Edition, Volume 2
Welding Processes, Part 1


Gain a comprehensive overview of the latest scientific and technological developments in welding! This peer-reviewed volume represents a tremendous leap forward in welding technology. The precise control of welding parameters, advanced techniques, complex applications, and new materials discussed in this updated volume are dramatically changed from those described in previous editions. Detailed information on the following welding processes:

  • Shielded metal arc
  • Gas tungsten
  • Gas metal arc
  • Flux cored arc
  • Submerged arc
  • Plasma arc
  • Plus chapters on electroslag, stud, and oxyfuel gas welding; brazing, soldering, oxygen cutting; and arc cutting and gouging.
You’ll also find:
  • Background information on arc welding power sources enhanced with schematics of equipment, wiring diagrams, and tables
  • Information on the digital or computerized control of welding parameters, advanced techniques, and complex applications applied to new materials and equipment
  • Safe practices sections in each chapter

The fifteen chapters of this volume provide updated information on the arc welding and cutting processes, oxyfuel gas welding and cutting, brazing, and soldering.

This peer-reviewed volume represents a tremendous leap forward in welding technology. While many of the basics of the welding process have remained substantially the same, the precise control of welding parameters, advanced techniques, complex applications and new materials discussed in this updated volume are dramatically changed from those described in previous editions. In particular, advancements in digital or computerized control of welding parameters have resulted in consistently high weld quality for manual and mechanized welding and the repeatability necessary for successful automated operations.

Chapter 1 is a compilation of information on arc welding power sources. Subsequent chapters present specific information on shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux cored arc welding, submerged arc welding, plasma arc welding, electrogas welding, arc stud welding, electroslag welding, oxyfuel gas welding, brazing, soldering, oxygen cutting, and arc cutting and gouging.

Appendices A and B address safety issues. Appendix A reproduces the American Welding Society Lens Shade Selector. Appendix B is a list of national and international safety standards applicable to welding, cutting, and allied processes. Appendix C lists AWS filler metal specifications and related documents.

This volume, like the others preceding it, is a voluntary effort by the members of the Welding Handbook Committee, The Welding Handbook Volume 2 Committee, and the Chapter Committees. An important contribution is the review of each chapter provided by AWS’s Technical Activities Committee and other specialists. (ISBN 0-87171-729-8)

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PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
CONTRIBUTORS

CHAPTER 1--ARC POWER SOURCES
  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals
  • Principles of Operation
  • Volt-Ampere Characteristics
  • Duty Cycle
  • Open-Circuit Voltage
  • NEMA Power Source Requirements
  • Alternating-Current Power Sources
  • Direct-Current Power Sources
  • Economics
  • Safe Practices
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Supplementary Reading List

CHAPTER 2--SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING
  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals
  • Equipment
  • Materials
  • Applications
  • Joint Design and Preparation
  • Welding Variables
  • Weld Quality
  • Economics
  • Safe Practices
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Supplementary Reading List

CHAPTER 3--GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING
  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals
  • Applications
  • Equipment
  • Techniques
  • Materials
  • Joint Design
  • Weld Quality
  • Economics
  • Safe Practices
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Supplementary Reading List

CHAPTER 4--GAS METAL ARC WELDING
  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals
  • Principles of Operation
  • Equipment
  • Materials and Consumables
  • Process Variables
  • Weld Joint Designs
  • Inspection and Weld Quality
  • Troubleshooting
  • Economics
  • Safe Practices
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Supplementary Reading List

CHAPTER 5--FLUX CORED ARC WELDING
  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals
  • Applications
  • Equipment
  • Materials
  • Process Control
  • Joint Designs and Welding Procedures
  • Weld Quality
  • Troubleshooting
  • Economics
  • Safe Practices
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Supplementary Reading List

CHAPTER 6--SUBMERGED ARC WELDING
  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals
  • Equipment
  • Materials
  • Process Variables
  • Operating Procedures
  • Process Variations and Techniques
  • Applications
  • Weld Quality
  • Economics
  • Safe Practices
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Supplementary Reading List

CHAPTER 7--PLASMA ARC WELDING
  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals
  • Equipment
  • Materials
  • Application Methods
  • Process Variations
  • Welding Procedures
  • Weld Quality
  • Economics
  • Safe Practices
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Supplementary Reading List

CHAPTER 8--ELECTROGAS WELDING
  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals
  • Equipment
  • Materials
  • Process Variables
  • Applications
  • Joint Design
  • Inspection and Weld Quality
  • Economics
  • Safe Practices
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Supplementary Reading List

CHAPTER 9--ARC STUD WELDING
  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals
  • Applications
  • Equipment and Technology
  • Designing for Arc Stud Welding
  • Special Process Techniques
  • Capacitator Discharge Stud Welding
  • Stud Welding Process Selection
  • Weld Quality, Inspection, and Testing
  • Economics
  • Safe Practices
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Supplementary Reading List

CHAPTER 10--ELECTROSLAG WELDING
  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals
  • Equipment
  • Materials
  • Welding Variables
  • Welding Procedures
  • Applications
  • Inspection and Quality Control
  • Weld Quality
  • Economics
  • Safe Practices
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Supplementary Reading List

CHAPTER 11--OXYFUEL GAS WELDING
  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals of Oxyfuel Gas Welding
  • Materials
  • Oxyfuel Gas Welding Equipment
  • Process Variables and Operating Procedures
  • Applications
  • Weld Quality
  • Welding with Other Fuel Gases
  • Economics
  • Safe Practices
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Supplementary Reading List

CHAPTER 12--BRAZING
  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals
  • Applications
  • Principles of Operation
  • Processes, Equipment, and Techniques
  • Automation
  • Materials
  • Joint Design
  • Procedures
  • Inspection
  • Troubleshooting
  • Braze Welding
  • Economics
  • Safe Practices
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Supplementary Reading List

CHAPTER 13--SOLDERING
  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals
  • Applications
  • Process Variations
  • Equipment
  • Materials
  • Procedures
  • Process Variables
  • Inspection and Testing
  • Economics
  • Safe Practices
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Supplementary Reading List

CHAPTER 14--OXYGEN CUTTING
  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals of Oxygen Cutting
  • Oxyfuel Gas Cutting
  • Equipment
  • Gases
  • Operating Procedures
  • Process Variations
  • Applications
  • Quality
  • Oxygen Arc Cutting
  • Oxygen Lance Cutting
  • Metal Powder Cutting
  • Flux Cutting
  • Economics
  • Safe Practices
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Supplementary Reading List

CHAPTER 15--ARC CUTTING AND GOUGING
  • Introduction
  • Plasma Arc Cutting
  • Plasma Arc Gouging
  • Air Carbon Arc Cutting
  • Other Arc Cutting Processes
  • Economics
  • Safe Practices
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Supplementary Reading List

APPENDIX A–LENS SHADE SELECTOR
APPENDIX B–HEALTH AND SAFETY CODES AND OTHER STANDARDS
APPENDIX C–FILLER METAL SPECIFICATIONS
INDEX OF MAJOR SUBJECTS:
Eight Edition and Ninth Edition, Volume 1 and Volume 2
INDEX OF NINTH EDITION, Volume 2

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