Welding and Joining Processes

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.)


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Fall 2002



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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.

Thomas Eagar. 3.37 Welding and Joining Processes, Fall 2002. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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