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Anil Patnaik

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On The Use Of Gas Metal Arc Welding For Manufacturing Beams Of Commercially Pure Titanium And A Titanium Alloy, Anil Patnaik, Narendra Poondla, Udaykar Bathini, Tirumalai Srivatsan Aug 2015

On The Use Of Gas Metal Arc Welding For Manufacturing Beams Of Commercially Pure Titanium And A Titanium Alloy, Anil Patnaik, Narendra Poondla, Udaykar Bathini, Tirumalai Srivatsan

Anil Patnaik

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 ...


Isolating Corrosion Of Steel Plates Coupled With Titanium, Anil Patnaik, X. Shan, M. Adams, T. Srivatsan, Craig Menzemer, Joe Payer Aug 2015

Isolating Corrosion Of Steel Plates Coupled With Titanium, Anil Patnaik, X. Shan, M. Adams, T. Srivatsan, Craig Menzemer, Joe Payer

Anil Patnaik

Over twenty six percent of the bridges in the United States are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. Corrosion of steel used in structures like bridges and buildings is a problem that has gained increased interest and focused concern. Steel is often the metal that is preferred for use in such applications due to a synergism of ease of availability, acceptable mechanical properties and cost effectiveness. Through the years, titanium has grown in strength, stature and significance to be recognized as an emerging high performance metal that is both stronger and lighter than steel. A distinctive property of titanium and its ...