Effect of Welding Parameters on Weld Bead Shape for Welds Done Underwater
International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Applications
Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2014, Pages: 128-134
Received: Nov. 18, 2014; Accepted: Nov. 30, 2014; Published: Jan. 4, 2015
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Joshua Emuejevoke Omajene, LUT Mechanical Engineering, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland
Jukka Martikainen, LUT Mechanical Engineering, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland
Paul Kah, LUT Mechanical Engineering, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland
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The desire to model a control system so as to optimize the welding process parameters and the effect of the environment during underwater wet welding makes it necessary to study the effects of these parameters as it affects the weld bead geometry of welds achieved in underwater welding. The objective of this paper is to analyze how welding arc current, voltage, speed, and the effect of the water environment affect the weld bead geometry such as bead width, penetration, and reinforcement height. Comparing the differences of the effects of welding input parameters for air and wet welding as it affects the welding output quality parameter is the method employed in this research paper. The result of this study will give a better understanding of applying control mechanism in predicting the quality of a weld during underwater welding. A clearer insight of the weldability of structural steels for offshore applications as it relates to underwater welding, having a full knowledge of the nonlinear multivariable parameters is indicative of better control methods.
Bead Geometry, Process Parameter, Water Depth, Water Temperature, Underwater Welding
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Joshua Emuejevoke Omajene, Jukka Martikainen, Paul Kah, Effect of Welding Parameters on Weld Bead Shape for Welds Done Underwater, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Applications. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2014, pp. 128-134. doi: 10.11648/j.ijmea.20140206.17
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