3.37 Welding and Joining Processes

As taught in: Fall 2002

A photo of a tecnician welding, wearing a protective suit including a helmet and gloves.

A welding technician repairs an aluminum lithium weld on the Unity node of the International Space Station. (Photo by Boeing Co., courtesy of NASA.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Thomas Eagar

Course Features

Course Description

Discusses a wide variety of processes and materials from the viewpoint of their fundamental physical and chemical properties. Specific topics: cold welding, adhesive bonding, diffusion bonding, soldering, brazing, flames, arcs, high-energy density heat sources, solidification, cracking resistance, shielding methods, and electric contacts. Emphasis on underlying science of a given process rather than a detailed description of the technique or equipment.

This course meets with the first half of 3.371J in the Fall Term.