MSc Manufacturing and Welding Engineering Design

Course Information Package

Course Unit TitleWELDING SYSTEMS AND RESEARCH METHODS
Course Unit CodeMWED513
Course Unit DetailsMSc Manufacturing and Welding Engineering Design (Electives Courses) -
Number of ECTS credits allocated7
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. Understand the physical and engineering principles of welding sensors, and automated and robotic welding systems
  2. Develop skills in evaluation and assessment of research and industrial data, in constructing a critical literature review, in project management, in design of experiments and analysis of experimental data, in the use of conceptual thinking to reach logical conclusions based on research data, and in the application of research programmes in industry
  3. Design a robotic welding cell that includes fixturing and sensing of the part, equipment for loading and unloading, labour requirements and an estimation of the time to manufacture
  4. Calculate the cost of a typical robotic welding operation including labour costs, overhead costs, and consumable costs
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
PrerequisitesNONECo-requisitesNONE
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents

·         Fundamentals of welding automation

·         Welding sensors and data acquisition

·         Welding process optimisation

·         Principles of robotic welding

·         Welding software

·         Project management

·         Critical evaluation of literature

·         Design and analysis of experiments

·         Evaluation and industrial implementation of research data

·         Welding and cutting laboratory

·         Economics of weld fabrication

·         Plant facilities, welding jigs and fixtures.

Recommended and/or required reading:
Textbooks
  • Roger Timings, (2008) ‘Fabrication and Welding Engineering’, Elsevier
  • Houldcroft P. T. (1977) Welding process technology, University Press
  • American Welding Society, (1992) ‘Guide for Steel Hull Welding’
  • Winter Mark H., (1986) ‘Materials and Welding in Off-Shore Constructions’, Elsevier
  • Welding Institute Canada, (1996) ‘Welding for Challenging Environments’, Pergamon Press
  • Mishra. R.S and Mahoney. M.W, (2007) Friction Stir Welding and Processing, ASM
  • John G. Hicks, (1999), ‘Welded Joint Design’, Woodhead Publishing
  • Larry Jeffus, (2012) ‘Welding: Principles and Applications’, Delmar Seangage Learning
  • William L. Galvery Jr. and Frank B. Marlow, (2007), ‘Welding Essentials’, Industrial Press Inc.
  • Andrew D. Althouse, Carl H. Turnquist, William A. Bowditch and Kevin E. Bowditch (2012) ‘Modern Welding’
  • Sindo Kou, (2002), ‘Welding Metallurgy’, Wiley
  • Thomas W. Frankland, (1984), ‘The Pipe Fitter's and Pipe Welder's Handbook’
  • Hallock Cowles, (2000), ‘Certification Manual for Welding Inspectors’, AWS
  • Δ.Ι. Παντελής, (2012). ‘Επιστήμη και Τεχνική των Συγκολλήσεων: Ειδικά Κεφάλαια’, Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Ε.Μ.Π.
  • Γ. Ν. Χαϊδεμενόπουλος, (2010), ‘Εισαγωγή στις συγκολλήσεις’, Τζιόλα
  • B. Παπάζογλου και Γ. Παπαδημητρίου, (1994), ‘Επιστήμη και Τεχνική των Συγκολλήσεων’, Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Ε.Μ.Π.
References
    Planned learning activities and teaching methods

    The taught of course is delivered to the students by means of lectures, conducted with the help of computer presentations. Lecture notes and presentations are available through the web for students to use in combination with the textbooks. Furthermore theoretical principles are explained by means of specific examples and solution of specific problems.

    Assessment methods and criteria
    Assignments40%
    Final Test60%
    Language of instructionEnglish
    Work placement(s)NO