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Welding Engineer Course | AIMEN

08/04/2024 - 18/06/2025
The objective of the International Welding Engineer/Technician/Specialist course of AIMEN, the Spanish Association of Welding and Joining Technologies and the International Institute of Welding is to train students in welding processes applied to welded constructions, welding metallurgy, materials and design of welded joints, as well as in the application of the requirements of the different welding regulations. The course, which will last 448 hours, will be taught in virtual classroom format through synchronous connection between students and teachers. There will also be face-to-face classes corresponding to practical exercises and demonstrations of welding processes, destructive and non-destructive tests, etc.

Objectives

The objective of the International Welding Engineer/Technician/Specialist course is to train students in welding processes applied to welded constructions, welding metallurgy, materials and design of welded joints, as well as in the application of the requirements of the different welding regulations.

Aimed at

To all Technicians, Technical and Superior Engineers, Technical and Superior Architects and Graduates in specialties related to Metallurgy, who develop or intend to develop their professional activity in companies where welding is part of their work processes.

Program

Module 1: Welding Processes and Equipment

  • Introduction to welding technology. General aspects
  • Oxy-gas welding and related processes
  • Basic concepts of electricity and electrical engineering
  • The electric arc
  • Power sources for arc welding
  • Introduction to gas-shielded arc welding
  • TIG welding
  • MIG/MAG welding
  • Flux Cored Wire Welding
  • Manual stick arc welding with covered electrodes
  • Submerged Arc Welding
  • Resistance welding
  • Other welding processes: laser, electron beam, plasma
  • Other welding processes
  • Cutting, punching and edge preparation processes
  • Welding and projection weld overlay
  • Fully mechanized processes and robotics
  • Soft and hard welding
  • Joining processes for plastics
  • Joining processes for ceramics and composite materials
  • Practical exercises on the effect of key parameters on various welding and cutting processes
  • Practical exercises and demonstrations of welding processes

Module 2: Materials and their behavior during welding

  • Structure and properties of metals
  • Alloys and phase diagrams
  • Iron-carbon alloys
  • Fabrication and naming of steels
  • Behavior of structural steels in fusion welding
  • Cracking phenomena in welded joints
  • Fracture surfaces. Types of fracture
  • Heat treatment of base metals and welded joints.
  • Structural steels
  • High strength steels
  • Applications of structural and high strength steels.
  • Thermofluence. Thermofluence resistant steels
  • Steels for cryogenic applications
  • Introduction to corrosion phenomena
  • Stainless and heat resistant steels
  • Introduction to wear phenomena and coatings
  • Foundries and cast steels
  • Copper and copper alloys
  • Nickel and nickel alloys
  • Aluminum and aluminum alloys
  • Titanium and other metals and alloys
  • Welding between dissimilar materials
  • Destructive Testing of Materials and Welded Joints

Module 3: Welded Joint Design and Calculation

  • Fundamentals of Structural Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Strength of Materials
  • Design of Welded Joints
  • Design Basics for Welded Joints
  • Behavior of Welded Structures under Different Loads
  • Design of welded structures subjected to mainly static loads
  • Behavior of welded structures subjected to dynamic loads
  • Design of welded structures subjected primarily to dynamic loads
  • Design of welded pressure equipment
  • Design of welded aluminum and aluminum alloy structures
  • Introduction to Fracture Mechanics

Module 4: Fabrication and Welding Applications

  • Introduction to quality assurance of welded constructions
  • Quality control during fabrication

Practical exercises on procedure qualification

Practical welder qualification and welding operation exercises

  • Residual stresses and welding deformations
  • Installations and auxiliary equipment
  • Safety and hygiene
  • Measurements, control and records in welding operations

Laboratory exercises

  • Imperfections and acceptance criteria
  • Non Destructive Testing

Laboratory exercises

  • Economic factors and productivity
  • Repair by welding
  • Welded joints of steel reinforcement
  • Case study analysis