Best Reference Books – Welding Technology

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Welding Technology subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Welding Technology along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Welding Technology subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Welding Technology" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Welding Technology Fundamentals” by William A Bowditch

“Welding Technology Fundamentals” Book Review: The textbook discusses the fundamentals of welding technology. It covers the techniques and equipment associated with the welding and cutting processes most widely used in industry today. The book provides detailed analysis of various welding processes such as oxyfuel gas welding and cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux cored arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and resistance welding. It also contains discussions on weld inspection and testing, welder qualification, and welding symbols, safety information concerning fire and electrical hazards etc. The text is written in a flexible format such that the text is organized into eight sections, which can be studied independently or in sequence.

2. “Welding Technology” by N K Srinivasan

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“Welding Technology” Book Review: This textbook provides a comprehensive coverage of the various techniques and processes of welding technology. It contains detailed explanations on gas welding, arc welding, shielded metal arc welding, submerged arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding, plasma arc welding, stud welding, resistance welding, electro-slag welding, electron beam welding, Miscellaneous welding processes etc. The book also covers several welding concepts such as heat flow in welding, welding metallurgy, welding of specific alloys, residual stresses and distortion, testing and inspection, Brazing and soldering, metal surfacing, design of weldments, maintenance welding etc. It is supplemented with questions and problems for better comprehension and practice.

3. “Welding Engineering and Technology” by R S Parmar

“Welding Engineering and Technology” Book Review: The book describes various welding techniques, processes and concepts. The coverage of the book sweeps through some very important topics such as welding and welding processes, heat flow in welding, basic metallurgy of fusion welds, welding stresses and distortion preheat and post welding heat treatment, cracks in welds etc. It also covers weldability and weldability tests, weldability of specific materials, welding defects, welding inspection and quality control repair and maintenance of welding, welding joints, welding symbols and Joint design principles. There are chapters dedicated to discussions on welding design for static loading, welding design for fatigue loading, fracture toughness and welding design, heavy welding fabrication, expert systems in welding, residual life assessment and failure analysis of welded structures, welding codes and standards and Welder qualification. The book also includes a question bank for practice.

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4. “A Text-Book of Welding Technology” by O P Khanna

“A Text-Book of Welding Technology” Book Review: This textbook provides detailed discussions on welding technology, practices and various techniques focusing on the core welding concepts. The book consists of a total of forty six chapters covering a wide range of topics. The various chapters present in the book are Welding A Fabrication Process, Safety Recommendations in Welding and Cutting, Gas Welding Processes and Equipments, Arc Welding Processes and Equipments, Thermochemical Welding Processes, Resistance Welding, Solid-State Welding Processes, Radiant Energy Welding Processes, Underwater Welding Processes etc. The book also sheds light on computational methods incorporated in modern welding engineering with chapters such as Computer-Aided Welding Design, Computer Systems for Welding Engineering, Welding Robots, Welding Automation etc. The book also includes an exhaustive question bank for extensive practice.

5. “Welding and Welding Technology” by Richard Little

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“Welding and Welding Technology” Book Review: The textbook intends to provide a basic introduction to the present welding and welding technology and the underlying theories of welding. The book elaborately describes the application of these theories to the process and the application of these processes to the fabrication of goods. It explains the principles of welding technology through both theory and mathematics. The text can benefit undergraduate students in mechanical engineering to understand and apply these principles to practice. The book does not require the reader to have a strong scientific background as the concepts are explained in an easy to understand and applicative format.

6. “Welding Technology” by G D Garg

“Welding Technology” Book Review: The textbook discusses the fundamentals of welding technology, the various techniques and principles involved in welding. It provides detailed coverage of various welding processes such as Resistance Welding Processes, Thermal Cutting Processes, Special Welding Processes, Friction Welding etc. It also covers various welding concepts and theories such as Arc Theory, Surfacing, Welding Distortion and Control, Weldability, Heat-Treatment of Welds etc. Some of the other chapters present in the book are: Classification of Steels and their Properties, Weld Design – Symbols and Estimation, Safety in Welding and Cutting, Mechanization and Automation in Welding, Arc Welding Power Sources etc.

7. “Advanced Welding Technology” by Dr K S Yadav

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“Advanced Welding Technology” Book Review: This textbook presents the various concepts of welding technology and its applications. The book covers the current welding processes and new welding techniques, inspection of products without destroying them, i.e., by Non-destructive techniques used in Modern Industry etc. The book is organized into seven chapters. The coverage includes Introduction, Conventional Welding Processes, Advance Welding Process, Weld Design and Quality Control, Inspection and Testing and Thermal and Metallurgical Considerations, and Non-Destructive Testing (N.D.T.) Lab. work. The textbook can benefit B. Tech. and M. Tech. Mechanical Engineering students as well as students of Industrial Engineering, Production Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering and Manufacturing Technology etc.

8. “Welding Technology” by Gower A Kennedy

“Welding Technology” Book Review: This textbook provides a detailed exposition on the various concepts, techniques and principles of welding technology. The book is divided into six sections with a total of twenty nine chapters. The six sections are: Introduction to Heat in Metal Working, Oxy-Acetylene Welding, Arc Welding, Tungsten Inert Gas Welding, Other Welding Processes and Welding Language Analysis. These six sections contain chapters elaborating on the various welding processes as well as some basic welding analysis such as welding tests and welding defects, welding drafting and welding framework, common welding mistakes etc.

9. “Modern Welding Technology” by Howard B Cary and Scott Helzer

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“Modern Welding Technology” Book Review: This textbook provides coverage of all the latest materials processes and techniques of welding technology. This includes high strength metals, laser welding, arc and oxyacetylene welding, and ANSI standards etc. The coverage also expands over topics such as hybrid welding and stir friction welding; background concepts and basic welding techniques; the latest standards, codes, and specifications provided by the AWS, the use of high strength metals, laser welding, and arc and oxyacetylene welding, specifications for filler materials, electrodes, brazing fluxes, computer-aided welding processes, and welding power sources. The book can benefit welding technicians and engineers.

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