MSc Manufacturing and Welding Engineering Design

Course Information Package

Course Unit TitleWELDING PROCESSES AND EQUIPMENT
Course Unit CodeMWED505
Course Unit DetailsMSc Manufacturing and Welding Engineering Design (Electives Courses) -
Number of ECTS credits allocated8
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. Understand the principles of the arc welding processes
  2. Understand how these processes are selected, controlled, and applied to the various joint design requirements
  3. Diagnose faults in arc welding processes
  4. Understand the principles of the non-arc welding processes
  5. Understand how these processes are selected, controlled, and applied to the various joint design requirements
  6. Diagnose faults in non-arc welding processes
  7. Know the safety issues associated with each process
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
PrerequisitesNONECo-requisitesNONE
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents

·         The arc

·         Process principles of GTAW

·         Advanced GTAW

·         Equipment for GTAW

·         Plasma arc welding and cutting

·         Metal transfer in consumable electrode processes

·         Process\ principles, operation and application of manual metal arc welding

·         Submerged arc welding

·         Electroslag welding

·         Electrogas welding

·         Gas metal arc welding

·         Pressure welding, ultrasonic welding, explosive welding, diffusion bonding

·         Stud welding/mechanical fasteners

·         Resistance welding

·         Oxy-fuel gas welding

·         Thermal cutting and other edge preparation processes

·         Surfaces and spraying

·         Magnetically impelled arc welding

·         Brazing

·         Soldering

·         Preheating

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
  • Γ. Ν. Χαϊδεμενόπουλος, (2010), ‘Εισαγωγή στις συγκολλήσεις’, Τζιόλα
References
    Planned learning activities and teaching methodsThe 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