Synopses & Reviews
This newly updated sixth edition of Welding: Principles and Applications features tight shots of actual welds to speed beginners to an understanding of a variety of different welding processes used today. Moving quickly from basic concepts to the study of today's most complex welding technologies, each section begins by introducing readers to the materials, equipment, setup procedures, and critical safety information they need to know to successfully execute a specific process. Remaining chapters in the section zero in on individual welding tasks and must-know techniques. Comprehensive coverage spans from specific welding processes to discussion of related topics, including welding metallurgy, metal fabrication, weld testing and inspection, joint design, and job costing. Objectives, key terms, review questions, lab experiments, and practice exercises in every chapter are also included to focus attention on information and skills required for success as a professional welder.
Now nearing its 30th year of publication, WELDING: PRINCIPLES and APPLICATIONS (WP&A), 7th Edition is the authoritative introduction to the subject of welding. It's designed for students in a wide range of academic and workforce training programs who want to pursue careers as skilled welders and welding supervisors. The text also supports the needs of learners who need to achieve a basic level of proficiency in welding in their chosen skilled trade. While covering the procedural and safety information all students need, WELDING: PRINCIPLES and APPLICATIONS also explains underlying theories. The combination of hands-on information with clear explanations of theory is a hallmark of this book. The depth of coverage allows it to be used as the core text in a multi-course welding curriculum, generally starting with shielded metal arc welding, and then covering other basic processes and more advanced techniques.
Features more tight shots of actual welds to speed beginners to an understanding of a variety of different welding processes used today. Moving quickly from basic concepts to the study of today's most complex welding technologies, each section begins by introducing readers to the materials, equipment, setup procedures, and critical safety information they need to know to successfully execute a specific process. Chapters also zero in on individual welding tasks and must-know techniques for a comprehensive approach.
About the Author
Larry F. Jeffus has over forty years experience as a dedicated classroom teacher and is the author of several Delmar Cengage Learning welding publications. Prior to retiring from teaching, Professor Jeffus taught at Eastfield College, part of the Dallas County Community College District. Since retiring from full-time teaching, he remains very active in the welding community, especially in the field of education. He serves on several welding program technical advisory committees and has visited high school, college, and technical campuses in more than forty states and four foreign countries. Professor Jeffus was selected as Outstanding Post-Secondary Technical Educator in the State of Texas by the Texas Technical Society. Professor Jeffus has served for six years as a board member on the Texas Workforce Investment Council in the Texas Governor's office where he works to develop a skilled workforce and bring economic development to the state. He is a member of the Apprenticeship Project Leadership Team where he helps establish apprenticeship training programs for Texas, and he has made numerous trips to Washington lobbying for vocational and technical education. Larry F. Jeffus holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and has completed post graduate studies.
Table of Contents
Section One Chapter 1 Introduction to Welding Chapter 2 Safety in Welding Section Two Chapter 3 Shielded Metal Arc Equipment, Setup and Operation Chapter 4 Shielded Metal Arc Welding of Plate Chapter 5 Shielded Metal Arc Welding of Pipe Chapter 6 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding Section Three Chapter 7 Flame Cutting Chapter 8 Plasma Arc Cutting Chapter 9 Related Cutting Processes Section Four Chapter 10 Gas Metal Arc Welding Equipment, Setup, and Operation Chapter 11 Gas Metal Arc Welding Chapter 12 Flux Cored Arc Welding Equipment, Setup, and Operation Chapter 13 Flux Cored Arc Welding Chapter 14 Other Constant-potential Welding Processes Chapter 15 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Equipment, Setup, Operation and Filler Metals Chapter 16 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Plate Chapter 17 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Pipe Section Five Chapter 18 Welding Joint Design, Welding Symbols, and Fabrication Chapter 19 Welding Codes, Standards, and Costs Chapter 20 Testing and Inspection of Welds Chapter 21 Welder Certification Chapter 22 Railroad Welding Section Six Chapter 23 Welding Metallurgy Chapter 24 Weldability of Metals Chapter 25 Filler Metal Selection Chapter 26 Welding Automation and Robotics Chapter 27 Other Welding Processes Section Seven Chapter 28 Oxyfuel Welding and Cutting Equipment, Setup, and Operation Chapter 29 Oxyfuel Gases and Filler Metals Chapter 30 Oxyacetylene Welding Chapter 31 Soldering, Brazing, and Braze Welding Appendix I. Student Welding Report II. Conversion of Decimal Inches to Millimeters and Fractional Inches to Decimal Inches and Millimeters III. Conversion Factors: US Customary (Standard) Units and Metric Units (SI) IV. Abbreviations and Symbols V. Metric Conversions Approximations VI .Pressure Conversion VII. Welding Codes and Specification VIII. Welding Associations and Organizations