June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
Recent trends in the industry have led to an increased need for engineers with welding training. Not many universities in the U.S.A. offer welding courses at the undergraduate level. Engineers that do not receive education about this complex process, sometimes make very costly and dangerous mistakes. A more profound understanding of the welding process that expands beyond the basic comprehension of technology use is needed for the advanced manufacturing sector. Welding related courses need to include the complex interplay of the four states of matter (solid, liquid, gas and plasma), as governed by the laws of physics, with topics such as material science, phase diagrams, phase transformation, heat treatment, and possible failure modes of welds and working with special alloys and material that are difficult to weld. This paper will present two such courses at two different universities, both offered in mechanical engineering technology programs. These courses cover various welding processes, heat flow, residual stress, design, problems, codes, standards, and most importantly metallography.
Eisazadeh, H., & Rakita, M., & Torabizadeh, M., & Jovanovic, V. M. (2019, June), Teaching Introduction to Welding in Undergraduate and Graduate Engineering Technology Programs Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--33350
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