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PWL#104B - Resources on Welding Distortion Prevention, Types, Minimizing Causes, Control, Prediction
April 16, 2012
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PWL#104B Mid Month Bulletin No.72
16 April 2012

PWL#104B Resources on Welding Distortion Prevention, Types, Minimizing Causes, Control, Prediction, Warping Prevention by Design, by Restraint, by pre-setting, pre-bending, by fabrication sequence, by using fixtures, by stress relieving. Correcting Distortion by local heat application, by peening, by optimizing parameters, and much more...

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Although limited in scope and coverage, our website page on Welding-distortion: how to prevent and control, is still a useful guide to discover the essential phenomena causing Warping due to Welding and Cutting operations.

Furthermore a Welding Resource on Welding Distortion, Types, Causes and Prevention, with a short list of reference links, was published as the Mid August 2007 issue of Practical Welding Letter #048B. Click on PWL#048B to see it.

Here we enlarged the scope of the search to cover other aspects of the subject, like Finite Elements analysis and modeling for prediction studies, and other readily reachable online sources.

Due to the frequency by which queries on Warping and Distortion are submitted to it seams that the problems are not clearly seen and resolved by many welders, and that more attention should be devoted to minimize their impact on actual production.

The addresses reported hereafter were live and correct at the time of their publication. There is no guarantee that they will always be so, because they are administered by the sources themselves and are under their control.

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Weld Distortion

Tips for Successfully Welding Sheet Metal

Avoiding Weld Distortion on Thin Sheet

Welding Distortion of a Thin-Plate Panel Structure (10 pages)

Prediction of Welding Distortion in Large and Complex Structures

Thermal Distortion in Aluminum Welded Structures

Distortion in aluminum weldments

Several Methods to Reduce Distortion on Welding Aluminum

Distortion - prevention by design -
Job knowledge for welders 34

Distortion - Prevention by pre-setting, pre-bending or use of restraint -
Job knowledge for welders 35
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Distortion - Prevention by fabrication techniques -
Job knowledge for welders 36
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Distortion - corrective techniques -
Job knowledge for welders 37

How to relieve stress in welding
The Fabricator 1

Welding austenitic stainless steel - Preventing Distortion and Cracking
The Fabricator 2

Controlling Distortion (12 pages)

The welding process impact on residual stress and distortion
(21 pages)
DSpace 1

Control of Distortion and Residual Stresses in Girth Welded Pipes
(216 pages) [Wait a few minutes...]
DSpace 2

Rolling to control Residual Stress and Distortion in Friction Stir Welds
(16 pages)
DSpace 3

Welding and Cutting Distortion

Optimization of Process Parameters to Minimize Angular Distortion (18 pages)

Welding Distortion Prevention

Fabricators' and Erectors' Guide to Welded Steel Construction (58 pages)

What is distortion?
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Finite Elements Analysis of Thermal Tensioning Techniques (7 pages)

Finite Elements Modelling of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (127 pages)

Minimization of welding residual stress and distortion in large structures
(22 pages)

Prediction of weldingdistortion in butt joint of thin plates (Abstract)
Science Direct

Distortion Control in Shipbuilding (9 pages)

Weld Shrinkage Compensation in Ship Hull Construction (8 pages)

Weld Distortion Control (2 pages)

The effect of welding fixtures on welding distortions (4 pages)

Welding and cutting distortion - causes, prevention and rectification
(10 pages)

Prediction of Welding Distortion (10 pages)

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Research and Markets: Minimization of Welding Distortion and Buckling (Description)

Analysis of Distortion and Deformation (Pages: 1047-1057)
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