Welding: Principles and Applications, 6th Edition

  • Larry Jeffus Eastfield College (Emeritus)
  • ISBN-10: 1418052752  |  ISBN-13: 9781418052751
  • 960 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004, 1999, 1993
  • © 2008 | Published
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This newly updated sixth edition of Welding: Principles and Applications features tight shots of actual welds to speed beginners to an understanding of a variety of different welding processes used today. Moving quickly from basic concepts to the study of today's most complex welding technologies, each section begins by introducing readers to the materials, equipment, setup procedures, and critical safety information they need to know to successfully execute a specific process. Remaining chapters in the section zero in on individual welding tasks and must-know techniques. Comprehensive coverage spans from specific welding processes to discussion of related topics, including welding metallurgy, metal fabrication, weld testing and inspection, joint design, and job costing. Objectives, key terms, review questions, lab experiments, and practice exercises in every chapter are also included to focus attention on information and skills required for success as a professional welder.

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Features and Benefits

  • updated to include the most current welding technologies in use today, so readers can feel confident that they are well-prepared for entering today�s welding field
  • newly revised Companion Study Guide/Lab Manual makes it easy to gain hands-on welding practice
  • updated information on Flux Cored Steel Electrode Identification and Metal Cored Steel Electrode Identification
  • "success stories" profile real-life welders, capturing attention and motivating readers who may be considering welding as a career choice
  • real-world features at the end of each chapter showcase real-life applications of the principles presented, maintaining reader interest while bridging the gap between theory and practice

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Welding
Chapter 2 Safety in Welding
Chapter 3 Shielded Metal Arc Equipment, Setup and Operation
Chapter 4 Shielded Metal Arc Welding of Plate
Chapter 5 Shielded Metal Arc Welding of Pipe
Chapter 6 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Chapter 7 Flame Cutting
Chapter 8 Plasma Arc Cutting
Chapter 9 Related Cutting Processes
Chapter 10 Gas Metal Arc Welding Equipment, Setup, and Operation
Chapter 11 Gas Metal Arc Welding
Chapter 12 Flux Cored Arc Welding Equipment, Setup, and Operation
Chapter 13 Flux Cored Arc Welding
Chapter 14 Other Constant-potential Welding Processes
Chapter 15 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Equipment, Setup, Operation and Filler Metals
Chapter 16 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Plate
Chapter 17 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding of Pipe
Chapter 18 Welding Joint Design, Welding Symbols, and Fabrication
Chapter 19 Welding Codes, Standards, and Costs
Chapter 20 Testing and Inspection of Welds
Chapter 21 Welder Certification
Chapter 22 Railroad Welding
Chapter 23 Welding Metallurgy
Chapter 24 Weldability of Metals
Chapter 25 Filler Metal Selection
Chapter 26 Welding Automation and Robotics
Chapter 27 Other Welding Processes
Chapter 28 Oxyfuel Welding and Cutting Equipment, Setup, & Operation
Chapter 29 Oxyfuel Gases and Filler Metals
Chapter 30 Oxyacetylene Welding
Chapter 31 Soldering, Brazing, and Braze Welding
I. Student Welding Report
II. Conversion of Decimal Inches to Millimeters and Fractional Inches to Decimal Inches and Millimeters
III. Conversion Factors: US Customary (Standard) Units and Metric Units (SI)
IV. Abbreviations and Symbols
V. Metric Conversions Approximations
VI. Pressure Conversion
VII. Welding Codes and Specification
VIII. Welding Associations and Organizations

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Larry Jeffus

Larry Jeffus is a welder with over 55 years of welding experience, and he has his own well-equipped welding shop. In his welding career he has passed many welding certification tests in a wide variety of processes, positions, and on many different material types and thicknesses. Larry has provided welding and professional consulting services locally, nationally, and internationally to major corporations, small businesses, government agencies, schools, colleges, and individuals. He is a Life Member of the American Welding Society. Larry Jeffus has over forty years experience as a dedicated classroom teacher and is the author of several Delmar Cengage Learning welding publications. Prior to retiring from teaching, Professor Jeffus taught at Eastfield College, part of the Dallas County Community College District. Since retiring from full-time teaching, he remains very active in the welding community, especially in the field of education. He serves on several welding program technical advisory committees and has visited high school, college, and technical campuses in more than forty states and four foreign countries. Professor Jeffus was selected as Outstanding Post-Secondary Technical Educator in the State of Texas by the Texas Technical Society. Professor Jeffus has served for 12 years as a board member on the Texas Workforce Investment Council in the Texas Governor's office where he works to develop a skilled workforce and bring economic development to the state. He served as a member of the Apprenticeship Project Leadership Team where he helped establish apprenticeship training programs for Texas, and he has made numerous trips to Washington lobbying for vocational and technical education. Larry Jeffus holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and has completed post graduate studies.