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Where can I find information regarding porosity in aluminium welds?


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The following list of references provides information on various aspects of porosity in aluminium welds, such as:

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  1. Develetian J H and Wood W E: 'Factors affecting porosity in aluminium welds-A review', Welding research bulletin 290, 1983. ISSN 0043-2326.
  2. Freeman R and Dong P: 'Acceptance Criteria for allowable porosity levels in thin gauge aluminium weldments'. Paper presented at 2nd International EWI/TWI Seminar on Joining of Aerospace Materials, Littleton, Colorado, 24-25 March 1999.
  3. Riches A D L: 'Welding Aluminium alloys', Australian Welding Journal Vol. 14, No 9, 1970.
  4. Mazur M: 'Porosity in aluminium welds', Welding International, pp.929-931, 1992.
  5. Jata K V: 'Friction stir welding of high strength aluminium alloys', Materials Science Forum, 2000.
  6. Nogi K, Sumi Y, Aoki Y, Yamamoto T and Fujii H: 'Welding phenomena of aluminium- copper alloy in electron beam welding', Materials Science Forum, 2000.
  7. Jones I A: 'Welding aluminium by laser', 1996.
  8. Gean A, Westgate S A, Kucza J C and Ehrstrom J C: 'Static and fatigue behaviour of spot-welded 5182-0 aluminium alloy sheet', Welding Journal, Vol.78, No 3, March 1999, pp 80-s-86-s.
  9. Defects/imperfections in welds-porosity: Join-IT, 1999.
  10. Madhusudhan Reddy G, Gokhale A A, Saxena V K and Prasad Rao K: 'Effect of welding techniques on microstructure and mechanical properties of aluminium-lithium alloy welds', Materials Science Forum, 2000.
  11. Chaturvedi M C and Chen D L: 'Influence of weld simulation on the microstructure and fatigue strength of 2195 aluminium-lithium alloy', Material Science Forum, 2000.
  12. 'The effect of welding on the properties of Aluminium': ALCOA.
  13. Harris I D: 'A review of literature on porosity formation and recommendations on the avoidance of porosity in MIG welding', TWI, 1988.
  14. Harris I D: 'A review of literature on porosity formation and recommendations on the avoidance of porosity in TIG welding', TWI, 1988.
  15. Westgate S A: 'Joining of aluminium alloy sheet- A literature survey', 1979.
  16. Rudy J F and Rupert E J: 'Effects of porosity on mechanical properties of aluminium welds' Welding Journal, July 1970, pp322-s-337-s.
  17. Shore R J and McCaulay R B: 'Effects of porosity on high strength aluminium 7039', Welding Research Supplement, 1970.
  18. Jones I A, Yoon J W, Riches S T and Wallach E R: 'Improved mechanical properties for laser welded automotive aluminium alloy sheets', Paper presented at the AWS Sheet Metal Welding Conference VI, Detroit, USA, 12-14 October 1994.
  19. Collins F R: 'Porosity in aluminium-alloy welds', Welding Journal, 1958, 37 (6), 589-593.
  20. Saperstien Z P, Prescott G R and Monroe E W: 'Porosity in aluminium welds', Welding Journal, 1964, 43 (10), 443s-453s.
  21. Mathers E: 1855735679 - The welding of aluminium and its alloys. Gt Abington, Cambs: Woodhead, 2002.

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