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On the Use of Gas Metal Arc Welding for Manufacturing Beams of Commercially Pure Titanium and a Titanium Alloy
Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Anil Patnaik, University of Akron, main campus
  • Narendra Poondla, University of Akron, main campus
  • Udaykar Bathini, University of Akron Main Campus
  • Tirumalai S. Srivatsan, University of Akron, main campus
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-31-2011
Abstract
A noticeable reduction in the cost of structural components made from titanium, both commercially pure and the alloy counterpart is possible with the concept of built-up welded fabrication. Rolled sheets of the titanium material can be welded together to fabricate a built-up structural component without having to machine the part from a large billet. In this paper, the results of a recent feasibility study on the manufacturing of welded built-up I-beams for large structural applications are presented and discussed. The fillet welds were produced using the pulsed Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW-P) process. Commercially pure titanium (Grade 2) and a titanium alloy (Ti-6Al-4 V) were the two materials chosen for the study. The specific details of the welding process are highlighted along with a discussion of the successful implementation of the concept of built-up welded beams for the manufacture of large structural elements and components of titanium.
Citation Information
Anil Patnaik, Narendra Poondla, Udaykar Bathini and Tirumalai S. Srivatsan. "On the Use of Gas Metal Arc Welding for Manufacturing Beams of Commercially Pure Titanium and a Titanium Alloy" Materials and Manufacturing Processes Vol. 26 Iss. 2 (2011) p. 311 - 318
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