Checking date: 26/05/2022

Course: 2023/2024

Joining Technologies: Welding and Adhesives
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (Plan: 446 - Estudio: 221)


Department assigned to the subject: Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Chemical Basis of Engineering Materials Science and Engineering Industrial Materials
By the end of this content area, students will be able to have: 1. a systematic understanding of the key aspects and concepts of materials science and engineering 2. coherent knowledge of materials science and engineering including some at the forefront of the branch in mechanical engineering; 3. awareness of the wider multidisciplinary context of engineering. 4. the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve problems of materials science and engineering using established methods; 5. the ability to design and conduct appropriate experiments of materials science and engineering, interpret the data and draw conclusions; 6. workshop and laboratory skills in materials science and engineering. 7. demonstrate awareness of the health, safety and legal issues and responsibilities of engineering practice, the impact of engineering solutions in a societal and environmental context, and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of engineering practice;
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Topic 1. Non-destructive tests. Visual inspection. Acoustic inspection. Penetrating liquids. Magnetic particles. Induction currents: Eddy currents. X-ray and scintigraphy. Ultrasound Active thermography. Holographic interferometry. Test selection. Topic 2. Welding technology. Materials to be welded Fe-C system. Thermal treatments of steels. Aluminum base alloys hardened by maturation or deformation. Types of welding. Welding with fusion. Welding without fusion. Heat flux. Mass flow. Gases. Topic 3. Welding metallurgy. Solidification of the fusion bath. Transformations in the Fe-C system. Maturing hardened alloys. Alloys hardened by deformation. Galvanized steel. Defectology. Topic 4. Introduction to adhesives. Basic concepts of adhesion. Formation of the adhesive bond. Design criteria and examples. Comparison of joining techniques. The interface. Adhesion models (mechanical, chemical bond, electrical, diffusion). Effect of weak layers of preferential breakage. Topic 5. Surface treatments. Surfaces characteristics: Roughness. Influencing factors. Pretreatments: Abrasion and cleaning. Chemical treatments. Physical treatments. Surface analysis techniques. Topic 6. Mechanical behavior and degradation. Mechanical properties of polymer materials. Mechanical requests for adhesive bonding. Analysis of single lap joints. Mechanics of fracture. Degradation Effect of temperature, humidity and solvents. Mechanical and thermal fatigue. Combined effects Topic 7. Types of adhesives. Polymerization process. Types of adhesives. Dosing systems. Rigid adhesives: Epoxy, Cyanoacrylates, Anaerobics and Acrylics. Flexible adhesives: Polysulphides, Silicones, Polyurethanes and Modified Silanes. Prepolymerized adhesives: in liquid phase, adhesive tapes and hot melts.
Learning activities and methodology
Master classes, personal and group work, student presentations; oriented to the acquisition of theoretical knowledge. - The course consists of lectures and practical classes in the classroom that will include the exhibition of work on topics related to asigntura - The student may apply for individual tutoring with his/her teachers prior appointment. - -All teaching materials (class transparencies, worksheets, practice scripts, and additional material) will be available through the Global Classroom 2 platform in advance.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • A. Pizzi, K.L. Mittal . Handbook of Adhesive Technology. Marcel Dekker. 2003
  • A.J. Kinloch. Adhesion and Adhesives: Science and Technology. Chapman & Hall. 1987
  • A.J. Kinloch . Durability of Structural Adhesives. Elsevier. 1983
  • D. Brandon, W.D. Kaplan. Joining Processes. An Introduction. John Wiley & Sons. 1977
  • D.E. Packham. Handbook of Adhesion. Longman Sci&Tech. 1992
  • H. Granjon. Bases de la Metalurgia de la Soldadura. Eyrolles. 1989
  • L.F.M. Lucas, A. Öchsner, R.D. Adams . Handbook of Adhesion vol 1 and 2. Springer. 2011
  • R.D. Adams, W.C. Wake . Structural Adhesive Joints in Engineering. Elsevier. 1984
  • Varios. ASM Handbook vol. 6. Welding, Brazing and Soldering. ASM. 1993
  • Varios. ASM Handbook vol. 17. Nondestructive Evaluation. ASM. 1989
  • Varios. Engineered Materials Handbook vol 3. Adhesives and Sealants. ASM. 1990
  • Ø. Grong. Metallurgical Modelling of Welding. The Institute of Materials. 1997

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.