Welding as a science has reached that stage in its development when further scientific progress requires the use of electronic computers. This state of the art review discusses the many areas of welding technology and the limits of man's knowledge. Further advancement in knowledge can be greatly enhanced through the use of problem simulation employing mathematical techniques that are more easily solved by computers. Suggested areas for future research and development are various phenomena involved in welding including heat flow during welding, melting and solidification, transformation during cooling, thermal stresses and distortion, etc. Among a number of computer applications discussed here, this subject of computer simulation is perhaps the most important because: (1) computer simulation of welding phenomena represents unique applications of computers to welding; (2) the extent of future automated welding processes depends largely upon how we are able to simulate welding phenomena.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the International Conference on Computer Applications in the Automation of Shipyard Operation and Ship Design, held by IFIP/IFAC/JSNA, Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 28-30, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    North Holland Publishing Company

    335 Jan Van Galenstraat, P.O. Box 103
    Amsterdam-W,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Masubuchi, K
    • Yada, T
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 9 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: V-7

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051991
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Purdue University
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 17 1974 12:00AM