Whereas most books on welding serve as practical, low-level technical guides, Principles of Welding offers the first comprehensive, college-level treatment of the subject. Complete, in one self-contained volume, it describes the chemistry and physics of welding along with welding processes and welding metallurgy. The underlying principles are covered in-depth and in clear and straightforward terms, making this an excellent resource for experienced engineers and students alike.
ROBERT W. MESSLER, JR., PhD, FASM, FAWS, is Associate Professor and Director of the Warren F. Savage Materials Joining Laboratory at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. With over three decades in diverse areas of advanced materials and processes in industry and academia, Professor Messler has published numerous papers on welding, brazing, soldering, and innovative integral fastening as well as the book Joining of Advanced Materials.