Special Issue "Online and Offline Diagnosis of Welding Defects on Metallic Materials"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Structural Integrity of Metals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 243

Special Issue Editors

Department of Welding Engineering, Institution of Engineering and Technology, South Ural State University, 454080 Chelyabinsk, Russia
Interests: resistance welding; gas metal arc welding; quality control; online monitoring; microstructure
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, CEMMPRE, University of Coimbra, 3030-788 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: fatigue behaviour; additive manufacturing; multiaxial fatigue; damage accumulation
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Department of Production and Industrial Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology: Mesra, Ranchi 835215, India
Interests: Laser material processing, advanced welding technologies, micro-manufacturing, modeling and simulation of manufacturing processes, decision engineering
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Welded metal structures have been extensively employed in various fields, such as the construction, automotive, aerospace, railway, petrochemical, mechanical and electrical industries. Due to uncontrollable environmental conditions and the number of variables involved in the welding process, welding defects are inevitable. Verifying the quality of welded joints in order to ensure structural integrity and safety is crucial, particularly in critical applications in which weld failure can be catastrophic. Destructive and non-destructive testing techniques are those most often employed in order to inspect the quality of metal welds. Among these, non-destructive testing methods, including radiographic, ultrasonic, thermal, optical, magnetic particle and liquid penetrant testing, are widely used.

Extensive research is currently being conducted worldwide into both the on-line and off-line diagnosis of weld defects, and this deserves our unreserved attention. Articles that reflect experimental studies and numerical analyses, and illustrate advancements in this area, are particularly welcome.

Dr. Dawei Zhao
Dr. Ricardo Branco
Dr. Fábio Fernandes
Dr. Bappa Acherjee
Guest Editors

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  • welding techniques
  • welding defects
  • welding quality
  • destructive testing
  • non-destructive testing
  • artificial intelligence
  • metals

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