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## What is weld bead width?

For example, one could define a stringer bead as a weld bead not wider than 3/8 inches, and one could limit weave width for weave beads to weld beads not wider than 3/4 inches.

## What is weld bead size?

Minimum Fillet Weld Size per AWS D1. 1 Table

Base metal thickness (T) a Minimum size of fillet weld b
in mm in
T T 1/8 c
1/4 6 3/16
1/2 12 1/4

## What increases the bead width?

A positive electrode polarity, a large electrode diameter, a small electrode extension and a high welding voltage encourages a large bead width in most cases. For a particular electrode diameter and extension, it is found that the bead width initially increases as the current and the welding speed increase.

## How much bead width we can allow?

The maximum bead width should be limited to 3/8 in. (10 mm). As a minimum, one complete circumferential bead should be completed before stopping or interrupting the welding sequence.

## What causes wide bead in welding?

Wire feed speed/amperage too high – Setting the wire feed speed or amperage too high (depending on what type of machine you’re using) can cause poor arc starts and lead to an excessively wide weld bead, burn-through and distortion.

## When comes to a good weld the width of bead should be?

Keep the electrode wire directly in front of the center of the pool. A good weld bead should have evenly spaced ripples. The edges of the weld should be the same width. There should be about 1/16″–1/8″ (1.6 mm–3.2 mm) of reinforcement.

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## How do you calculate weld size?

Calculate the weld size, s, at each node on the intersecting edge of the terminated part:

1. SS or DS groove welds: s = t. w
2. SS or DS 45 ° fillet welds: s = sqrt(2) × t. w

## What is weld bead characteristics?

13 Weld Bead Appearance Two characteristics of the weld bead are the bead height and width, as shown in Figure 7-13. These characteristics are important to assure that the weld joint is properly filled, with a minimum of defects, particularly in multi-pass weldments.