This focus book is intended to introduce the Flux Bounded Tungsten Inert Gas Welding (FBTIG) process, which is a variant of Activated Tungsten inert gas welding process. The benefits of activating flux in the weld pool in enhancing the depth of penetration and underlying mechanisms for the same is explained in detail. The benefits of FBTIG process over other fusion welding process are highlighted. The scope for the FBTIG process to be adapted at the industrial level and the advancements in this field is detailed that enables the practicing engineers to exploit the same.
- Covers activated TIG process, role of activating fluxes in enhancing the depth of penetration
- Illustrates mechanisms associated with FBTIG process including arc constriction effect, insulation effect and reverse marangoni flow
- Discusses scope of FBTIG process for commercialization at the industry level
- Gives general overview of chronological advancements in the field of welding
This book is aimed at graduate students, researchers and professionals in welding, manufacturing and engineering.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Tungsten Inert Gas Welding; Chapter 3 Activated Tungsten Inert Gas Welding (ATIG); Chapter 4 Flux Bounded Tungsten Inert Gas Welding (FBTIG); References
P. Chakravarthy is a faculty in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, India. He holds a Doctorate degree in the Metallurgical and Materials engineering and has a vast experience in the field of material processing. His current focus includes development of newer materials and processes for aerospace sectors.
M. Agilan is currently working as scientist in Vikram Sarabhai space centre, Indian space research organisation (ISRO), Thiruvananthapuram, India. He has nine years of experience in welding and joining of aerospace materials. He has been working on gas tungsten arc welding, electron beam welding and friction stir welding of various strategic materials. He has completed B.E in metallurgical engineering from Government college of engineering, Salem and currently pursuing his doctoral research work in Indian institute of technology, Madras, India.
N. Neethu is a final year undergraduate student in Aerospace Engineering at Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, India. Her primary research interest lies in the fields of Materials Science, Metallurgy and Manufacturing. She has expertise and experience in welding and forming and have publications on the same.