The Improvement of Welded Structures by Subsequent Forging Operations 580028
THIS PAPER describes a new technique of utilizing the subsequent forging of welded structures. The method results in the development of physical properties in welded sections of alloy materials approaching those of the wrought parent material.
The authors think that the process offers several advantages, including: Weight reduction in dynamically stressed wrought-steel assemblies, increase in design factor values, and conservation of critical alloy materials.
The authors have drawn the following conclusions from their work thus far: Definite economies can be effected by the forged weldment approach; parts formerly impossible to forge can be fabricated by the method; and forged weldments can be obtained with the same chemical and mechanical properties as the parent material.