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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

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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