Quality Measure and Control System for the Whole Process of Arc Welding
Welding quality control is critical for welding manufacturing. However, the factors that affect welding quality exist in the whole welding process. Whole process welding quality control is a technology control process that can control the welding quality from choice of the welding material, stability of the welding process and quality assurance after welding. In this paper, a quality measure and control system is developed. The system is consisted of three modules: Technology property evaluation and welding material choice module is based on Analysator Hannover. This module can evaluate three type of welding material: electrode, solid welding wire and flux-cored wire. The welding process stability evaluation module can collect electrical and light spectral signal for disturbance factors diagnosis during the welding. The metallurgical structure and property forecasting module call the CCT diagram data base for predicting he metallurgical structure and mechanical property of the weld affected zone and weld metal. For stainless steel, a predicting method based on Schaeffer is also provided in this module.
Jitai NIU, Zuyan LIU, Cheng JIN and Guangtao Zhou
Z. Y. Li et al., "Quality Measure and Control System for the Whole Process of Arc Welding", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 575-578, pp. 722-727, 2008