AUGMENTED RESEARCH ON DAILY-BASIS IMPROVEMENTS OF WELDING AND NDT ECONOMY IN SHIPYARDS
The welding process is expensive and represents a considerable part of the overall process
of any shipyard. The shipbuilding welding target is to manufacture a sound hull with no welding
defect and as stated by the rules, regulations, and international standards.
The up-to-date information in the shipbuilding and from shipyards have shown the
requirement for continuous research in the relevant welding sectors, nondestructive tests, and
quality control and assurance during the shipbuilding phase.
Adding new value based on hands-on experience gained in shipyards worldwide and
problem areas that occur globally on a day-to-day basis and their smart measures has been
considered thoroughly in this dissertation.
Research has demonstrated the definite requirement in considering boosting the
proficiency of production in shipyards and the cost-effectiveness. The fusing superiority and
nondestructive tests are major factors.
The optimum mutual joining procedures, most common materials and those most
commonly applied in shipyards and shipbuilding, and quality control will be summarized—adding hands-on practical experience gathered in major shipyards—and this will lead
to recommendations on how major factors could be better managed on how they could improve
the quality, welding, and nondestructive tests economy alike, forming state-of-the-art research.