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December 14, 2006

Mid December Bulletin

Engineering Design for Welding, Brazing, Soldering, Adhesive-, Mechanical-Joining and more...

14 December 2006


We are going to present here our new Mid Month Bulletin with the purpose of making useful information easily accessible to our readers, either now or at some later date.

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Online Resources (8)

Our eighth installment of pertinent Resources available Online deals with the subject of Engineering Design for Welding, Brazing, Soldering, Adhesive- and Mechanical-Joining.

While not replacing a complete Course on this complex subject, the References proposed here may help finding an answer needed in a hurry.

Our Website displays a page on Welding Design

Should anyone wish to devote him/her/self to a more thorough study, a few recommended reference books to be bought online are indicated in the above Webpage.

An article of ours, titled
"Design for Welding: Letter to an Engineer"
is available: Copy and Paste the following line in a browser and Enter


Welding - Design, Procedures and Inspection (129 pages) 2000

Design Considerations

Process Considerations

Design For Assembly

A page with links to Welding Calculations is available at
Other useful links can be found by browsing this site.

Weld Process and Joint Design

Design and Performance of Aluminum Joints

Joint Design and Preparation of Metals

Design of Brazed Joints

Solder Joint Design Information

Weld Design Change for Fatigue Enhancement (14 pages)

NASA Fastener Design Manual (96 pages)

Guide to Design Criteria for Bolted and Riveted Joints (352 pages)

Fastening Applications

Joining Composites

Adhesive Design Toolkit

Centre for Innovation and Technical Application

An Adhesive Pad – without Adhesives

Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tapes Feature_Article/2fbe9ad7e40cc010VgnVCM100000f932a8c0____

Adhesive Joints - Design and Calculations (9 pages)

A few essential books on Design for Welding can be purchased at a nominal price from The Lincoln Electric Company at
In particular we would recommend:
Design of Welded Structures
Design of Weldments
Solutions to Design of Weldments



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In case you missed the last Practical Welding Letter, Issue No. 40 of December 2006, you will be able to obtain it by clicking on PWL#040. (Opens a new Page).

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