Fundamentals of Welding for Engineers – January 23-24, 2020

This two-day course is structured to teach the fundamental principles of welding to engineers and managers that have responsibility for welding processes
but may have a minimal background in welding.

Course Content:
Fusion Welding Processes – Common fusion welding processes will be introduced including: shielded metal arc welding, gas
metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and flux core arc welding. Resistance Welding Processes- The resistance
welding process for the joining of thin materials will be introduced.


Topics to be Covered:
  • Welding Heat Transfer – Heat transfer in fusion welding: estimating peak temperatures and cooling rates. Effects of welding variables.
  • Welding Metallurgy (carbon and stainless steels) – Metallurgical principles governing microstructure evolution in steels.
  • Weld Defects – Common fusion weld defects and their prevention.
  • Residual Stress and Distortion – Fusion welding results in the formation of residual stresses and distortion, both of which can impair
    performance and reliability. Practical methods for mitigating residual stress and distortion will be discussed.
  • Fatigue Resistance of Weldments – Welding can seriously reduce fatigue resistance, and the fatigue behavior of welded components is
    very different from conventional machine elements. These differences are highlighted and practical design approaches will be presented.
  • Welding Safety – Important information to insure a safe welding environment.
  • Welding Codes – Discussion of applicable AWS welding codes.
  • A variety of other topics which include weld joint configuration, weld joint design, sizing of welds, laser welding, and solid state
Who should attend?
All who are responsible for welding processes: Welding Engineers, Quality Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Engineering
Managers, Quality Managers and Plant Managers.
Dr. Steve Daniewicz, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama. He earned his
B.S. and M.S. degrees in Welding Engineering. He has taught courses at MSU in kinematics, advanced mechanics of materials, machine design,
casting and welding, system dynamics, fatigue and fracture mechanics, and elasticity theory. Dr. Daniewicz has significant experience in
fracture mechanics and fatigue. He has finite element modeling expertise and he has preformed finite element modeling of welding and heat-treating
processes for prediction of residual stress and distortion. Jack Raymond, Senior Engineer, Nissan North America,
Canton, MS, is responsible for all welding used in Nissan automotive manufacturing (body in white). Jack has been in welding manufacturing
industry since 1979 with responsibilities ranging from Plant Welding Engineer to Engineering Manager (body in white). His work experience
covers many exotic welding processes such as Magnetic Arc Welding, Solid State Welding, High Capacitor Discharge Welding, Cold Metal Transfer
Welding, Class 4 High Power Lasers YAG/Co2, Drawn Arc Welding, Projection Welding and Resistance Welding. He has also had an impact on
several industry standards, including ANSI, SAE, ASME, MIL, ISO, GMA, AWS Code D1.1 (structural steel), and AWS D1.3 (sheet metal). Other
credits include Certified Laser Safety Officer, member of the American Welding Society, and a member of the Edison Welding Institute.