SOME ASPECTS OF THE PRACTICAL CONTROL OF WELD COLD CRACKING

A fracture mechanics approach has been used to analyse the problems of hydrogen induced heat affected zone cracking of structural steels. The approach provides a new perspective on the relative importance of the factors affecting cracking in particular the effect of weld metal strength, hydrogen concentration and inclusion parameters are highlighted and the inherent scatter in some of the common weldability tests explained. Recommendations are made for the control of maximum weld metal strength, for circumstances where special control of hydrogen potential of consumables is justified and for tests to compare materials and assess the risks of cracking in specific circumstances. (A) /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Australian Welding Institute

    118 Alfred Street
    Milsons Point, Milsons Point,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • BAKER, R G
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164202
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 18 1978 12:00AM