Joining of Thin Plates Using Various Arc Welding Heat Sources – A Review

S.D. Sabdin, N.I.S. Hussein, M.K. Sued, M.N. Ayof

Abstract


Advancements and improvements in welding processes are mostly to expand profitability without losing the nature of the weldment. In order to protect the quality and the cost, using light material has become an interest among industries. One of the purpose of the developments in thin plate welding technology is to minimize the cost and the weight.  The main objective of the current study to investigates the current status of thin plates joining using arc welding as the heat sources for common method variance in research and assists researchers in taking appropriate actions. Welding distortion resulted from residual stress and it can cause problems in terms of dimensional tolerance and manufacturing integrity in the assembled structure. In this paper, methods for thin plate welding process were reviewed and it was evident that numerical modeling and experimental has been employed on evaluation of welding parameters and its effect to the weld performance and characteristic. This paper also aims at outlining the recent findings from similar and dissimilar material, laser welding, TIG and MIG welding in regards to the thin plate welding. The most significant findings emerged from this study is that output responses related to heat source, deformation of welded joint, thermal and physical properties. Some recommendations and future research methods are also proposed.

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