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WLD 223 Automatic Welding Processes I
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Focus on the Submerged Arc Welding process,(SAW), including the types and uses of automated welding processes. Topics to be covered are: electrical characteristics and power supplies, set up and operation of a single wire submerged arc welding system, basic troubleshooting, and weld quality evaluation. Students will interpret and develop weld procedure specifications/performance qualification records for the SAW process.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: A fundamental knowledge of welding processes.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Explain and demonstrate safe working habits and procedures related to the Submerged Arc Welding Process. (CSLO # 1,2)

2. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast SAW single and dual wire systems. (CSLO 2)

3. (Comprehension Level) Explain electrical arc characteristics, types of power supplies, and duty cycle requirements related to the SAW process. (CSLO 2)

4. (Analysis Level) Identify and select matching base metal and filler metal combinations, proper flux type and recycling per AWS D1.1 structural code. (CSLO 2,3,4)

5. (Synthesis Level) Develop and utilize weld procedure specifications and performance qualification records per AWS D1.1 structural code.(CSLO 2,3,4)

6. (Analysis Level) Demonstrate and compare weld joint designs, base metal preparation, and weld metal deposition rates with single and multiple wire systems. (CSLO 2,3,4)

7. (Synthesis Level) Set up and operate a Submerged Arc Welding single wire power supply and positioner carriage using single wire system. Demonstrate set up and operation of a dual wire system. (CSLO # 2,3,4)

8. (Evaluation Level) Identify and evaluate the types and causes of weld discontinuities such as porosity, lack of fusion, incomplete penetration, slag inclusions as they relate to the SAW process. (CSLO # 1,2,3,4)

9. (Analysis Level) Understand and investigate the fundamentals of metallurgy and the requirements for pre-heat and inter-pass temperature monitoring. (CSLO # 2,3,4)
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