MSc Manufacturing and Welding Engineering Design

Course Information Package

Course Unit CodeMDME506
Course Unit DetailsMSc Manufacturing and Welding Engineering Design (Required 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 fundamentals of strength of materials.
  2. Understand basic weld design principles.
  3. Evaluate and apply welding symbols on drawings.
  4. Understand the different types of loading which welded structures are subjected to.
  5. Analyse the behaviour of structures under static loading.
  6. Analyse the behaviour of welded components under thermodynamic loading.
  7. Analyse the behaviour of welded components under dynamic loading.
  8. Understand the principles of fracture mechanics, and its application of welded structures.
  9. Understand the effect of fatigue on welded structures.
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents

·         Fundamentals of strength of materials

·         Weld design, Design principles of welded structures

·         Joint design – welded connections

·         Joint design – tolerances, welding symbols and standards

·         Behaviour of welded structures under different types of loading

·         Design of welded structures – static loading

·         Behaviour of welded structures under dynamic loading, Influence of different factors that effect the fatigue life and breakdown is discussed, such as stress concentrations, weld defects, welding residual stresses, multiaxial stress states, etc.

·         Design for dynamic loading

·         Design for thermodynamic loading – pressure vessels, pipes, etc

·         Design of lightweight structures – aluminium and its alloys

·         Reinforcing – steel welded joints

·         Fundamentals of fracture and fatigue

·         Principles of fracture mechanics

·         Application of fracture mechanics to welded structures

·         Fatigue of welded structures

·         Assessment of structural integrity

Recommended and/or required reading:
  • Houldcroft P. T. (1977) Welding process technology, University Press
  • Winter Mark H., (1986) ‘Materials and Welding in Off-Shore Constructions’, Elsevier
  • Larry Jeffus, (2012) ‘Welding: Principles and Applications’, Delmar Seangage Learning
  • William L. Galvery Jr. and Frank B. Marlow, (2007), ‘Welding Essentials’, Industrial Press Inc.
  • Roger Timings, (2008) ‘Fabrication and Welding Engineering’, Elsevier
  • American Welding Society, (1992) ‘Guide for Steel Hull Welding’
  • Welding Institute Canada, (1996) ‘Welding for Challenging Environments’, Pergamon Press
  • 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
  • Mishra. R.S and Mahoney. M.W, (2007) Friction Stir Welding and Processing, ASM
  • John G. Hicks, (1999), ‘Welded Joint Design’, Woodhead Publishing
  • John G. Hicks, (1999), ‘Welded Joint Design’, Woodhead Publishing
Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The taught part 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.

Lectures are supplemented with computer laboratory work carried out with the supervision of a lab assistant. Here a demonstration of actual problems and computational methods takes place. Additionally, during laboratory sessions, students apply their gained knowledge and identify the principles taught in the lecture sessions by means of working on different modelling tasks and evaluating simulation results.

Assessment methods and criteria
Laboratory work15%
Final Exam50%
Language of instructionEnglish
Work placement(s)NO