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Module

CME8062 : Joining Technology

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Alasdair Charles
  • Lecturer: Dr Adrian Oila, Professor Steve Bull
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module aims to equip the students with the necessary background for understanding the selection and control of appropriate joining technologies for industrial applications with emphasis on welding, adhesive bonding, brazing and soldering.

Outline Of Syllabus

•       Surface requirements for joining; surface structure, preparation and selection requirements.
•       Solid state joining processes; pressure welding, friction welding, explosive welding, ultrasonic welding, diffusion bonding, resistance welding.
•       Brazing and soldering, filler materials and fluxes, heating methods.
•       Adhesive bonding; types of adhesive, wetability, surface preparation, joint design.
•       Fusion welding fundamentals; heat sources, the electric arc, metal transfer, incomplete fusion, solidification of melts, gas-metal reactions, solubility of gases in metal melts, hydrogen embrittlement, weld decay, porosity.
•       Fusion welding processes; oxyacetylene torch, manual metal arc, MIG, TIG, submerged arc, electroslag, laser and electron beam welding.
•       Responses of materials to welding; structure of the welded joint, stresses and distortion, solidification cracking, reheat cracking, heat treatments of welds, failure of joints.
•       Welding specific material classes; plain carbon and carbon-manganese steels, low alloy steels, stainless steels, copper alloys, aluminium alloys, nickel and nickel alloys, transition welds.
•       Design and performance of welded structures; joint design, static and dynamic loading.
•       Quality assurance of welds; NDT, control and recording.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials401:0040:00non-synchronous on-line delivery.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion401:0040:00Assessment preparation
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00Exam revision
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical12:002:00Microscopy lab or computer exercise. PIP.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching12:002:00Tutorials - PIP
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study194:0094:00Review lecture material and recommended texts as appropriate.
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures convey the underlying engineering science and the approaches required to apply this to the discipline-specific problems identified.
The practical sessions are supervised activities in which the students apply the knowledge that they gain during formal lectures and private study to analyse the microstructure of welded specimens.
Tutorials support the students' private-study in reading around the lecture material and learning to solve the practical engineering problems posed by the Tutorial Questions.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A80N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Computer assessment2M20N/A
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The lectures are designed to assist students in the acquisition of a knowledge base that will facilitate understanding of processes, concepts and analysis methods.
The tutorial sessions are supervised activities in which the students apply the knowledge that they gain during formal lectures and private study to analyse the behaviour of joints.

Reading Lists

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