Review on distortion over welded structures

  • George-Ciprian Iatan “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
  • Elisabeta Burlacu “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
Keywords: Welding distortion, thermal treatment, inherent strain.


Since welding started to be used on a large-scale basis in engineering, distortion has become a stringent problem for the industry, mostly for shipyards. This paper aims at bringing together the result of large amount of research on distortion and mitigation techniques, in order to support further practical research on the topic. Phenomena, such as mostly used treatments for reducing distortion were explained in detail. In addition to this, inherent strain theory was presented for offering a starting point to those who shall perform thermal analysis in welded structures.


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How to Cite
Iatan G-C, Burlacu E. Review on distortion over welded structures. Annals of ”Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati. Fascicle XI Shipbuilding [Internet]. 26Nov.2019 [cited 8Aug.2020];42:117-22. Available from:

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