HARDNESS AS AN INDEX OF THE WELDABILITY AND SERVICE PERFORMANCE OF STEEL WELDMENTS

The idea of specifying a maximum hardness as a simple means of controlling cracking in steel weldments has appealed to many investigators. A considerable amount of research has therefore been done in the past 35 years, particularly in the US and the UK, and more recently in Japan and Canada, in an attempt to correlate hardness with that elusive parameter "weldability." The author has sorted through the relevant literature to produce an informative summary of the past work, and also to point out some of the dangers of placing too much reliance on hardness testing as a criterion of weldability and service performance.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was prepared at the request of the Weldability (Metallurgical) Committee of the Welding Research Council.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Welding Research Council

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  • Authors:
    • Stout, R D
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

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  • Accession Number: 00050815
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Welding Research Council
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 24 1974 12:00AM