Welding, Brazing, and Soldering
Thermite welding (TW) is a fusion welding process in which two metals become bonded after being heated by superheated metal that has experienced an aluminothermic reaction. This article describes the thermite welding principles by presenting equations of the aluminothermic reaction that occurs in thermite welding. It provides information on the applications of thermite welding: rail welding, electrical connections, and railroad applications. The article concludes with a discussion on the associated safety aspects.
Bernard Schwartz, Thermite Welding, Welding, Brazing, and Soldering, Vol 6, ASM Handbook, Edited By David LeRoy Olson, Thomas A. Siewert, Stephen Liu, Glen R. Edwards, ASM International, 1993, p 291–293, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v06.a0001373
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