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Welding, Brazing and Soldering

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David LeRoy Olson
David LeRoy Olson
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Thomas A. Siewert
Thomas A. Siewert
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Stephen Liu
Stephen Liu
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Glen R. Edwards
Glen R. Edwards
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ASM International
Volume
6
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-173-3
Publication date:
1993
Book Chapter

Welding in Space and Low-Gravity Environments

By
Milo Nance
Milo Nance
Martin Marietta Corporation
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Jerald E. Jones
Jerald E. Jones
Colorado School of Mines
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Published:
1993
Page range:
1020 - 1025

Abstract

Welding as an assembly process has become increasingly more attractive to designers of space structures because of its sufficient strength, endurance, reliability during their service lives, and ease of repair. This article reviews a variety of applications for welding in space and low-gravity environments and describes the unique aspects of the space environment. It compares the applicable welding processes, namely, electron-beam welding, laser-beam welding, and gas-tungsten arc welding and examines the metallurgy of low-gravity welds. Steps taken to ensure the continued development of welding technology in space are also discussed.

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Milo Nance, Jerald E. Jones, 1993. "Welding in Space and Low-Gravity Environments", Welding, Brazing and Soldering, David LeRoy Olson, Thomas A. Siewert, Stephen Liu, Glen R. Edwards

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