Steinert, Emil F. Formerly, Arc Welding Division, Westinghouse Electric Corporation.
Last reviewed:October 2019
- Welding current
- Welding processes
- Arc welders
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
A welding process utilizing the concentrated heat of an electric arc to join metal by the fusion of the parent metal and any filler metal added to the joint, usually in the form of a consumable electrode or, for nonconsumable electrode processes, as an auxiliary wire. This discussion of the arc-welding process is divided into five general subjects: kinds of welding current, methods of welding, arc-welding processes, types of arc welders, and classification of electrodes. Figure 1 presents a fundamental arc-welding circuit, and Fig. 2 shows the elements of the weld at the arc from a covered metal electrode. For the metallurgical aspects of welding See also: Welding and cutting of materials
The content above is only an excerpt.
for your institution. Subscribe
To learn more about subscribing to AccessScience, or to request a no-risk trial of this award-winning scientific reference for your institution, fill in your information and a member of our Sales Team will contact you as soon as possible.
to your librarian. Recommend
Let your librarian know about the award-winning gateway to the most trustworthy and accurate scientific information.
AccessScience provides the most accurate and trustworthy scientific information available.
Recognized as an award-winning gateway to scientific knowledge, AccessScience is an amazing online resource that contains high-quality reference material written specifically for students. Contributors include more than 10,000 highly qualified scientists and 45 Nobel Prize winners.
MORE THAN 8700 articles covering all major scientific disciplines and encompassing the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology and McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology
115,000-PLUS definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms
3000 biographies of notable scientific figures
MORE THAN 19,000 downloadable images and animations illustrating key topics
ENGAGING VIDEOS highlighting the life and work of award-winning scientists
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY and additional readings to guide students to deeper understanding and research
LINKS TO CITABLE LITERATURE help students expand their knowledge using primary sources of information