MSc Manufacturing and Welding Engineering Design

Course Information Package

Course Unit CodeMWED512
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 recent developments in welding technology and where these new processes can be used.
  2. Understand the physical principles behind the operation of these processes.
  3. Understand how to select the most appropriate welding system for a particular application and analyse the economic benefits.
  4. Understand the physical and engineering principles behind each application and the methods for maximising process efficiency.
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents

·         Laser properties, fundamentals and types

·         Laser optics and optical materials

·         Laser material interaction

·         Laser welding including hybrid processes

·         Laser cutting and drilling

·         Laser surface treatment

·         Laser material processing systems

·         Advanced digital arc welding

·         Flux cored arc welding

·         Advanced modelling and monitoring of resistance welding

·         Friction stir welding

·         Additive manufacture.

Recommended and/or required reading:
  • 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.
    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
    Final Test60%
    Language of instructionEnglish
    Work placement(s)NO