Multi-wire submerged arc welding: a study of secondary process parameters

  • W. Boudry (Ghent University)
  • E. Delboo (Ghent University)
  • K. Faes (Belgisch instituut voor lastechniek)
  • E. Van Pottelberg (OCAS NV)
  • W. De Waele (Ghent University)


The goal of this thesis is to investigate the effect of secondary process parameters on the geometry of the weld bead in multi-wire submerged arc welding. Bead-on-plate welding experiments will be conducted using 3, 4 and 5 wires. The parameters being varied will be the wire stick out, the angles of the torches and the spacing in between. Primary process parameters like voltage, current and welding speed will be kept constant. Penetration, bead width and height, percentage dilution, HAZ, weld penetration shape factor and weld reinforcement shape factor will be measured and evaluated. Fewer experiments will be needed because of the use of a design of experiments approach, namely a fractional factorial design. This will allow to determine the significance of each single parameter and their mutual interaction with respect to weld bead shape.

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Boudry, W., Delboo, E., Faes, K., Van Pottelberg, E. & De Waele, W., (2014) “Multi-wire submerged arc welding: a study of secondary process parameters”, International Journal of Sustainable Construction and Design 5(1), 8. doi:

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Published on
07 Jul 2014
Peer Reviewed