The measurement of weld penetration using a front-face sensor has been an important issue in welding automation. The fundamental problem is to find a measurable front-face parameter that can adequately represent the weld penetration. In this paper, both the front-face average weld depression depth (a novel weld geometrical parameter) and the weld width are selected as possible representations of full penetration in GTA welding. Two types of sensitivities of front-face weld geometry, with respect to variations in welding conditions and with respect to control variables, are proposed as criteria for determination of promising parameters. Sensitivity calculation of experimental data shows that the front-face weld width is not promising while the average front-face weld depression depth is. This conclusion is also confirmed by a specific experiment and statistic models.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture|
|State||Published - Aug 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mechanical Engineering
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering