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Welding Fundamentals and Processes

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T. Lienert
T. Lienert
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T. Siewert
T. Siewert
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S. Babu
S. Babu
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V. Acoff
V. Acoff
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ASM International
Volume
6A
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-174-0
Publication date:
2011
Book Chapter

Introduction to Resistance Welding

Published:
2011
Page range:
397 - 403
Publication history
August 23, 2011

Abstract

Resistance welding (RW) encompasses many variations on the basic theme of local Joule heating while an external pressure is applied. This article provides an overview of the most generally applied RW processes, followed by a discussion on the general design aspects of various resistance-welded joints. The various resistance-welded joints include spot welds, projection welds, seam welds, and butt welds. The article explains the relative contributions of the Joule, Peltier, and Thomson effects for typical RW scenarios. It concludes with information on the electrode “follow” behavior.

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2011. "Introduction to Resistance Welding", Welding Fundamentals and Processes, T. Lienert, T. Siewert, S. Babu, V. Acoff

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