Accession Number : ADA111886

Title :   Weldability Characteristics of Construction Steels A36, A514, and A516.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Weber,R A

PDF Url : ADA111886

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : This study determined the voltage, current, and travel speed limits necessary to ensure proper weld strength levels for three construction steels: American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) A36, A516, and A514. To achieve the objective of this study, voltage, current, and travel speed limits are defined through bead-on-plate tests and tests to determine the tensile and impact properties of butt joint welds produced with fully automatic gas metal-arc welding and manual shielded metal-arc welding. Then the limits were refined by using the results of fabricating butt joints under high restraint conditions.

Descriptors :   *Steel, *Structural steel, *Welding, *Weldability, *Strength(Mechanics), *Cracks, Fracture(Mechanics), Charpy impact tests, Tensile properties, Mechanical properties, Test methods, Heat treatment, Electrodes, Carbon steels, Low alloy steels, Arc welding, Butt welding, Welded joints, Construction

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Fabrication Metallurgy
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE