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By Christopher J. Blow

Airport passenger terminals have built to be a huge new public building-type representing transportation within the overdue 20th century. The useful making plans of amenities for airplane and folks, and the architectural varieties to house them, are of serious curiosity to designers and the myriad of people that paintings in an stopover at airports. The publication is a discourse instead of a layout consultant. it's written for a global readership and illustrated from the author's event. Airport passenger terminals have built to be an enormous new public building-type representing transportation within the overdue 20th century. The sensible making plans of amenities for airplane and folks, and the architectural kinds to deal with them, are of significant curiosity to designers and the myriad of people that paintings in an stopover at airports. The publication is a discourse instead of a layout advisor. it really is written for a global readership and illustrated from the author's adventure.

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Frictional heat at the joint interface raises the metal temperature sufficiently to soften and squeeze the metal out by the axial pressure. Oxides and other surface impurities are removed with the softened hot metal, resulting in a sound weld. Two major techniques for FRW exist. In the original FR W technique, the moving part is held in a motor driven collet which rotates the part at a constant speed while axial pressure is applied through it against the fixed part. The fixed part must be held rigidly to resist the axial force and prevent it from rotating.

At the small end of the range, the main problem is to prevent the sheet or wire from bending during flashing or upset and to make sure that long joints are properly aligned. At the upper end of the thickness range, the main consideration is the capability of the machine to deliver the power required and provide the upset force needed. The thicker parts require that at least one of the members be beveled to initiate flashing and heating at the weld center. The normal joint design for FW is the square groove butt joint.

Power requirements for these machines vary from 25 kV A for the smaller machines to 175 kVA for the larger size machines. Inertia welding machines in 1974 cost between $50,000 and $250,000 depending on their size and capacity. The cost of tooling depends on the specific parts to be welded, but it is generally about 35 percent of the basic machine cost. 20 /SURVEY OF PROCESSES Little skill in terms of manual dexterity is needed for FR W since the process is fully automatic. However, a mechanical aptitude and an understanding of machine operation are required to set up jobs properly and to keep equipment in good operating condition.

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