Chapter 2: Weldability Testing
This article describes the weldability tests that are used to evaluate the effects of welding on such properties and characteristics as base-metal and weld-metal cracking; base-metal and weld-metal ductility; weld penetration; and weld pool shape and fluid flow. It also describes several weldability tests for evaluating cracking susceptibility, classified as self-restraint or externally loaded tests. The article discusses the processes, advantages, and disadvantages of the weld pool shape tests, the weld penetration tests, and the Gleeble test.
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