Topographic inspection as a method of weld joint diagnostic

Jolanta B. Krolczyk, Bartosz Gapiński, Grzegorz M. Krolczyk, Ivan Samardžić, Radoslaw W. Maruda, Kamil Soucek, Stanislaw Legutko, Piotr Nieslony, Yashar Javadi, Lubomir Stas

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The paper demonstrates a topographic inspection in the specific context of three kinds of inspection methods of austenitic stainless steel welds. Visual and metrological inspection was analysed during tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding tests, showing the non-destructive techniques: X-ray, computed tomography, and surface profilometry. The article is a response to the lack of information, especially in the area of non-destructive techniques suitable for wide practical application. The Paper presents advantages and drawbacks of the analysed diagnostic methods and a classification of conventional and specific welded joint flaws. The most important defect in practical applications determining reliability of a welded joint is cracks. This kind of diagnostic is based on the obtained information about anisotropic and inhomogeneous volume under consideration in the heat-affected zone of a weld.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-306
Number of pages6
JournalTehnicki Vjesnik
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016


  • computed tomography
  • non-destructive techniques
  • profilometry
  • topography inspection
  • weld quality
  • X-ray


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