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Welding Fundamentals and Processes

Edited by
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

Arc Welding Process Control

By
Daniel A. Hartman
Daniel A. Hartman
Manufacturing Behavioral Science
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George E. Cook
George E. Cook
Vanderbilt University
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R. Bruce Madigan
R. Bruce Madigan
Montana Tech of the University of Montana
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David R. DeLapp
David R. DeLapp
Vanderbilt University
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Published:
2011
Page range:
285 - 295
Publication history
April 07, 2011

Abstract

This article provides an overview of the methods used to control aspects of the arc welding process and research associated with the development of closed-loop feedback control of the process. Successful implementation of a closed-loop feedback control system requires sensing, modeling, and control. The article describes the commonly applied sensing techniques for arc welding control: arc sensing and nonimaging and imaging optics. It reviews the physics-based, empirically-derived, and neural network models for arc welding control. The article also discusses the research and development activities that attempt to extend the commercial, welding process controllers, namely, adaptive control, intelligent control, multivariable control, and distributed, hierarchical control.

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Daniel A. Hartman, George E. Cook, R. Bruce Madigan, David R. DeLapp, 2011. "Arc Welding Process Control", Welding Fundamentals and Processes, T. Lienert, T. Siewert, S. Babu, V. Acoff

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