Teaching Introduction to Welding in Undergraduate and Graduate Engineering Technology Programs
Recent trends in the industry have led to an increased need for engineers with welding training. Not many universities in the U.S.A. offer welding courses at undergraduate level. Engineers that do not receive education about this complex process, sometimes they make a very costly and dangerous mistake. More profound understanding of the welding process that expands beyond the basic comprehension of technology use is needed for the advanced manufacturing sector. Welding related courses, as it involves the complex interplay of the four states of matter (solid, liquid, gas and plasma) as governed by the laws of physics, need topics such as material science, phase diagrams, phase transformation, heat treatment, and possible failure modes of welds and working with special alloys and material that are difficult to weld. This paper will present two such courses at two different universities, both offered in mechanical engineering technology programs. These courses cover various welding processes, heat flow, residual stress, design, problems, codes, standards, and most importantly metallography.
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Original Publication Citation
Eisazadeh, H., & Rakita, M., & Torabizadeh, M., & Jovanovic, V. M. (2019, June), Teaching introduction to welding in undergraduate and graduate engineering technology programs [Paper presentation]. 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Tampa, Florida. https://peer.asee.org/33350
Eisazadeh, Hamid; Rakita, Milan; Torabizadeh, Mona; and Jovanovic, Vukica, "Teaching Introduction to Welding in Undergraduate and Graduate Engineering Technology Programs" (2019). Engineering Technology Faculty Publications. 190.