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.)




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.