Weldability of high-tensile steels from experience in airplane construction, with special reference to welding crack susceptibility

Muller, J.

The concept of welding crack tendency is explained and illustrated with practical examples. All pertinent causes are enumerated, and experimental measures are given through which the secondary effects can be removed and the principal causes analyzed: 1) welding stresses; and 2) material defects. The variations in length and stresses incident to welding a small bar as free weld, with restrained elongation and restrained elongation and contraction, are explored in three fundamental experiments.

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