Welding Metallurgy and Weldability of Nickel-Base Alloys / Edition 1

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Overview

The most up-to-date coverage of welding metallurgy aspects and weldability issues associated with Ni-base alloys

Welding Metallurgy and Weldability of Nickel-Base Alloys describes the fundamental metallurgical principles that control the microstructure and properties of welded Ni-base alloys. It serves as a practical how-to guide that enables engineers to select the proper alloys, filler metals, heat treatments, and welding conditions to ensure that failures are avoided during fabrication and service. Chapter coverage includes:

  • Alloying additions, phase diagrams, and phase stability
  • Solid-solution strengthened Ni-base alloys
  • Precipitation strengthened Ni-base alloys
  • Oxide dispersion strengthened alloys and nickel aluminides
  • Repair welding of Ni-base alloys
  • Dissimilar welding
  • Weldability testing
  • High-chromium alloys used in nuclear power applications

With its excellent balance between the fundamentals and practical problem solving, the book serves as an ideal reference for scientists, engineers, and technicians, as well as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses in welding metallurgy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470087145
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/12/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 804,650
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

John N. DuPont, PhD, is the R.D. Stout Distinguished Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Lehigh University and Associate Director of the Energy Research Center. A Fellow of both the American Welding Society and ASM International, Dr. DuPont has won numerous awards for his research and teaching, including the Charles H. Jennings Memorial Award., the William Spraragen Memorial Award, the Masubuchi Award., the Lehigh Teaching Excellence Award, and the McKay-Helm award. He and his students have published over 200 articles in the area of solidification, high-temperature corrosion, and welding metallurgy.

John C. Lippold, PhD, is a Professor in the Welding Engineering Program and leader of the Welding and Joining Metallurgy Group at The Ohio State University. A Fellow of both the American Welding Society and ASM International, Dr. Lippold has received numerous awards for his research and teaching, including the Charles H. Jennings Memorial Award, the William Spraragen Memorial Award, the McKay-Helm Award, the James F. Lincoln Gold Medal, the Comfort A. Adams Lecture Award, the Plummer Memorial Education Lecture Award, and the IIW Jaeger Lecture Award. Together with his students and colleagues, he has published over 250 articles on welding metallurgy and weldability of structural materials.

Samuel D. Kiser is Director of Technology for the Special Metals Welding Products Co., formerly INCO.  He is a professional welding engineer, a Fellow of the American Welding Society, and holds more than ten patents for nickel alloy welding products. Sam is the recipient of the A.F. Davis Silver Medal and the Samuel Wylie Miller Memorial Medal Awards, and has published more than eighty articles and lectured extensively at AWS meetings to audiences around the world.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Introduction.

1.1 Ni-base Alloy Classification.

1.2 History of Nickel and Ni-base Alloys.

1.3 Corrosion Resistance.

1.4 Nickel Alloy Production.

2. Alloying Additions, Phase Diagrams, and Phase Stability.

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 General Influence of Alloying Additions.

2.3 Phase Diagrams for Solid-Solution Alloys.

2.4 Phase Diagrams for Precipitation Hardened Alloys—γ' Formers.

2.5 Phase Diagrams for Precipitation-Hardened Alloys—γ" Formers.

2.6 Calculated Phase Stability Diagrams.

2.7 PHACOMP Phase Stability Calculations.

3. Solid-Solution Strengthened Ni-base Alloys.

3.1 Standard Alloys and Consumables.

3.2 Physical Metallurgy and Mechanical Properties.

3.3 Welding Metallurgy.

3.4 Mechanical Properties of Weldments.

3.5 Weldability.

3.6 Corrosion Resistance.

3.7 Case Studies.

4. Precipitation Strengthened Ni-base Alloys.

4.1 Standard Alloys and Consumables.

4.2 Physical Metallurgy and Mechanical Properties.

4.3 Welding Metallurgy.

4.4 Mechanical Properties of Weldments.

4.5 Weldability.

5. Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Alloys and Nickel Aluminides.

5.1 Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Alloys.

5.2 Nickel Aluminide Alloys.

6. Repair Welding of Ni-base Alloys.

6.1 Solid-Solution Strengthened Alloys.

6.2 Precipitation Strengthened Alloys.

6.3 Single Crystal Superalloys.

7. Dissimilar Welding.

7.1 Application of Dissimilar Welds.

7.2 Influence of Process Parameters on Fusion Zone Composition.

7.3 Carbon, Low Alloys and Stainless Steels.

7.4 Postweld Heat Treatment Cracking in Stainless Steels Welded with Ni-base Filler Metals.

7.5 Super Austenitic Stainless Steels.

7.6 Dissimilar Welds in Ni-base Alloys - Effect on Corrosion Resistance.

7.7 9%Ni Steels.

7.8 Super Duplex Stainless Steels.

7.9 Case Studies.

8. Weldability Testing.

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 The Varestraint Test.

8.3 Modified Cast Pin Tear Test.

8.4 The Sigmajig Test.

8.5 The Hot Ductility Test.

8.6 The Strain-to-Fracture Test.

8.7 Other Weldability Tests.

Appendix A Composition of Wrought and Cast Nickel-Base Alloys.

Appendix B Composition of Nickel and Nickel Alloy Consumables.

Appendix C Corrosion Acceptance Testing Methods.

Appendix D Etching Techniques for Ni-base Alloys and Welds.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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