Welding Engineering 300

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WE 300

Introduction to Welding Engineering


Catalog description:  Principles of welding engineering, including processes, materials effects, design, quality assurance and codes.

Prerequisites:     Concurrent Physics 133, CPHR of 2.0

Required Materials:  Welding Handbook, AWS, Vol., 8th Edition 

Introduction to Materials Joining, NEMJET, Module 1              

Schedule:  AU and WI  Qtr., 3 classes/week    


Course Overview   (1.0)

Arc Welding Processes    (4.0)

Non-Arc Welding Processes (3.0)

Physics of Welding   (3.0)

Heat Flow in Welding (1.0)

Metallurgy Background (1.0)

Welding Metallurgy   (4.0)

Welding Design   (2.0)

Symbols for Welding and Inspection   (2.0)

Residual Stresses & Distortion (1.0)

Automation and Control  (1.0)

Weld Quality   (1.0)

Testing for Evaluation of Welded Joints  (1.0)

Codes and Qualification and Certification (1.0)

Inspection and NDE (1.0)


Contribution to Professional Component (Criterion 4) of ABET 2000:

a)       Mathematics and Basic Science        0 Credits

b)       Engineering                                3 Credits

c)       General Education                       0 Credits

Relationship of Course to Program Objectives:

1B    Apply the fundamental principles of science to analysis of physical phenomena.

2A    Describe the basic operating theory of the various materials joining processes including arc, resistance, solid-state, and high energy density welding.

2B    Understand how welding design is built on a foundation of  heat flow, stress,  structural analysis, and fitness-for-service.

2C    Understand materials principles and how materials are influenced by joining processes.

2D    Describe the operating principles and analysis methods for the various destructive and nondestructive techniques used to evaluate welds.

4C   Organize and present materials to technical peer groups, customers, plant personnel and management.

5A    Work independently without the need for constant direction and supervision.

5B   Engage in teamwork on both formal and informal bases.


Prepared By: D. Dickinson (3/4/99)



Course Objective: Students will become familiar with concepts and terminology in

Welding Engineering .


Learning Outcomes:  Students should be able to:

1.)  Understand the basic terminology of welding engineering

2.)  Know the major welding processes and fundamental principles of operation.

3.)  Understand how basic design concepts are affected by welding and joining of   materials.

4.)  begin to understand the relationship between welding and joining effects on material            structure and resulting materials properties.

5.)  Know the basis of non-destructive evaluation processes.

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