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  • Journal title : Journal of Welding and Joining
  • Volume 34, Issue 1,  2016, pp.54-58
  • Publisher : The Korean Welding and Joining Society
  • DOI : 10.5781/JWJ.2016.34.1.54
 Title & Authors
Bead Visualization Using Spline Algorithm
Koo, Chang-Dae; Yang, Hyeong-Seok; Kim, Maeng-Nam;
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In this research paper, suggest method of generate same bead as an actual measurement data in virtual welding conditions, exploit morphology information of the bead that acquired through robot welding. It has many multiple risk factors to Beginners welding training, by we make possible to train welding in virtual reality, we can reduce welding training risk and welding material to exploit bead visualization algorithm that we suggest so it will be expected to achieve educational, environmental and economical effect. The proposed method is acquire data to each case performing robot welding by set the voltage, current, working angle, process angle, speed and arc length of welding condition value. As Welding condition value is most important thing in decide bead form, we would selected one of baseline each item and then acquired metal followed another factors change. Welding type is FCAW, SMAW and TIG. When welding trainee perform the training, it`s difficult to save all of changed information into database likewise working angle, process angle, speed and arc length. So not saving data into database are applying the method to infer the form of bead using a neural network algorithm. The way of bead`s visualization is applying the spline algorithm. To accurately represent Morphological information of the bead, requires much of morphological information, so it can occur problem to save into database that is why we using the spline algorithm. By applying the spline algorithm, it can make simplified data and generate accurate bead shape. Through the research paper, the shape of bead generated by the virtual reality was able to improve the accuracy when compared using the form of bead generated by the robot welding to using the morphological information of the bead generated through the robot welding. By express the accurate shape of bead and so can reduce the difference of the actual welding training and virtual welding, it was confirmed that it can be performed safety and high effective virtual welding education.
Virtual welding;Bead visualization;Spline algorithm;
 Cited by
G. Lee, U.Y. Yang, U.H. Son, Y.W. Kim, D.S. Jo, K.H. Kim, J.S. Choi, Virtual Reality Content-Based Training for Spray Painting Tasks in the Shipbuilding Industry, ETRI Jourmal, 32-5 (2010), 695-703 (in Korean) crossref(new window)

D.S. Jo, Y.W. Kim, U.Y. Yang, G. Lee, J.S. Choi, K.H. Kim, Virtual Reality Based Welding Training Simulator, Journal of KWJS, 53 (2010), 49-49 (in Korean)

D.S. Jo, Y.W.Kim, U.Y. Yang, G.A. Lee, J.S.Choi, Visualization of Virtual Weld Beads, In Proceedings of the 2009 ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, (2009), 269-270