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Teaching Introduction to Welding in Undergraduate and Graduate Engineering Technology Programs

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Tampa, Florida

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June 15, 2019

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June 15, 2019

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October 19, 2019

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Manufacturing Division Technical Session 6

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Hamid Eisazadeh Old Dominion University

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Dr. Eisazadeh joined Old Dominion University (ODU) in Fall 2018. Before joining ODU, he was a faculty member at the County College of Morris for one year, and a faculty member at the Chabahar Maritime University over four years. Dr. Eisazadeh received his Ph.D. (2017) in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University in New York, his MSc (2005) in Manufacturing Engineering from Tehran University, and his BS in Manufacturing Engineering from Mazandaran University. He has several years of research and teaching experience, and he is a member of American Welding Society.

His work involves studying residual stress formation in dissimilar weld and additive manufacturing using finite element modeling and neutron diffraction measurement. He has examined and practiced various modern techniques to mitigate weld residual stresses and their consequences. Through his work, he has presented at several conferences and co-authored papers on the reduction of residual stress in dissimilar weld.

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Milan Rakita Purdue University

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Milan Rakita is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the School of Engineering Technology, Purdue University. He teaches courses related to manufacturing.

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Mona Torabizadeh Old Dominion University


Vukica M. Jovanovic Old Dominion University Orcid 16x16

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Dr. Vukica Jovanovic is an Associate Professor of Engineering Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology Program. She holds a Ph.D. from Purdue University in Mechanical Engineering Technology, focus on Digital Manufacturing. Her research is focused on mechatronics, digital manufacturing, digital thread, cyber physical systems, broadening participation, and engineering education. She is a Director of Mechatronics and Digital Manufacturing Lab at ODU and a lead of Area of Specialization Mechatronics Systems Design. She worked as a Visiting Researcher at Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Disputanta, VA on projects focusing on digital thread and cyber security of manufacturing systems. She has funded research in broadening participation efforts of underrepresented students in STEM funded by Office of Naval Research, focusing on mechatronic pathways. She is part of the ONR project related to the additive manufacturing training of active military. She is also part of the research team that leads the summer camp to nine graders that focus on broadening participation of underrepresented students into STEM (ODU BLAST).

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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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