Computational Welding Mechanics (CWM) provides readers with a complete introduction to the principles and applications of computational welding including coverage of the methods engineers and designers are using in computational welding mechanics to predict distortion and residual stress in welded structures, thereby creating safer, more reliable and lower cost structures.
Drawing upon years of practical experience and the study of computational welding mechanics the authors instruct the reader how to:
- understand and interpret computer simulation and virtual welding techniques including an in depth analysis of heat flow during welding, microstructure evolution and distortion analysis and fracture of welded structures,
- relate CWM to the processes of design, build, inspect, regulate, operate and maintain welded structures,
- apply computational welding mechanics to industries such as ship building, natural gas and automobile manufacturing.
Ideally suited for practicing engineers and engineering students, Computational Welding Mechanics is a must-have book for understanding welded structures and recent technological advances in welding, and it provides a unified summary of recent research results contributed by other researchers.
Friction stir welding has seen significant growth in both technology implementation and scientific exploration. This book covers all aspects of friction stir welding and processing, from fundamentals to design and applications. It also includes an update on the current research issues in the field of friction stir welding and a guide for further research. <p> This title features a collection of papers from the TMS 2009 Annual Meeting & Exhibition held in San Francisco, California, February 15-19, 2009.
The welding industry is in the process of change and under pressure. New processes and new materials are being introduced in the wake of increasingly tough competition. In this book, Richard Boekholt, a senior welding consultant with vast experience and a uniquely international outlook, has compiled and summarized international practice within the field of welding developed from a European Union study'Working Life 2000. The Welding Industry in Technological Change: a Human Resource Perspective'. The book looks at the impact of automation and explains that, while some people may feel that the use of robotics and computers will threaten welders' jobs, in fact robots and computers will help welders, not replace them. At present welders are in demand and companies are faced with difficulties in recruiting and retaining good staff. It is through improved working conditions, which are presently often environmentally unsafe with workers exposed to smoke, noise, vibration and heavy physical labor, that companies can attract and keep workers. The book emphasizes the importance of managing human resources and looks at new ways of doing this. A recognition of the importance of training, of instructors as well as workers, will be essential to achieve the dedicated, motivated and flexible workforce necessary to work with the new technologies of the 21st century.
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