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This investigation of spot welding on low carbon steel was undertaken to study the quality of welds under different welding conditions. Low carbon steel is one of the most readily weldable materials of all metals and alloys used in resistance welding processes. Its metallurgical structure is such that fusion between separate pieces may be accomplished in a broad range of temperatures, so that precise control of welding conditions is not necessary for producing a spot weld. Because of this ease in securing a weld, more and more of the many low carbon steel products are being spot welded. This makes low carbon steel the most commonly spot welded material. Moreover, because it is so readily weldable it is often used as a standard for comparison of the weldability of other metals and alloys.

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Electrical Engineering

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Second Committee Member

R.D. Ford

Third Committee Member

Harold D. Larsen