Welding and Joining Technologies



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Fundamentals of Joining

Joining technology is one of the key technologies in production technology, regardless wether on a manual or industrial scale. Hardly any product can do without them. The book “Fundamentals of joining technology – welding, brazing and adhesive bonding” offers an introduction to this technology.

Together with its supplementary exercises, the lecture aims to teach students the basics of material-locking joining technology. It is divided into two parts:

The first part of the lecture teaches the material basics (dealt with more intensively in the lecture “Joining Technology II”) in the welding processing of steel as well as basic knowledge about welding processes commonly used in trade and industry, such as arc, beam and resistance welding processes, in their basic variants and mechanical joining. Derived from the functional principles, possible applications and limits are explained. This part of the lecture is completed by recommendations on welding and process-compatible design (intensively dealt with in the lecture series "Joining Technology III") as well as on the necessary occupational safety.

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This is to enable students to select suitable joining processes for common joining tasks. Furthermore, they will be familiar with the material and design conditions necessary for their process-safe use as well as the necessary occupational safety measures.

This basic knowledge is extended in the second part of the lecture. Variants of the welding processes learned in the first part are presented which, as improvements of the original versions, extend their fields of application or are more economical. Mechanization and automation concepts for integrating welding technology into industrial production will also be taught. Special welding techniques optimized for the highly effective fulfillment of specialized joining tasks as well as soldering and bonding complete the list of methods presented in the lecture series. Upon completion, the students now know the industrially relevant material-locking joining methods and can apply them for a joining task and its use. They also know the basic behaviour of steel during welding and hava a basic knowledge of the design of welded constructions.


Lecture and Exercise SS 2020


Time: 08. April 2020 until presumably 15. July 2020, Wednesday, 14:30 - 16:00 Uhr
Lecture Hall: Wüllnerstr. 9, Audimax (1420), Grüner Hörsaal
Please note that currently no personal lectures will take place.


Time: 09. April 2020 until presumably 16. July 2020, Wednesday, 14:30 - 16:00 Uhr
Lecture Hall: Wüllnerstr. 9, Audimax (1420), Roter Hörsaal
Please note that currently no personal exercises will take place.

Digital Education:

Due to the current situation the ISF provides digital lectures and exercises for the first time. The material will be provided in the corresponding RWTHmoodle platform. In addition the usual documents for the lectures and exercises will be provided as well.

Until further notice all lectures and exercises will only be provided online. More information will be provided in due course.


The examination in Welding and Joining is presumably on Thursday, the 13. August 2020

Lecture and corresponding exercise are relevant for the exams!

A registration via RWTHonline is mandatory


Schedule of Lectures Summersemester 2020

-only online-

Date Subject Lecturer

Introduction, Metallurgical Basics

Dr. Stein

Fusion Welding and Gas Welding

Dr. Stein

Arc Welding I

Dr. Stein

Arc Welding II

Dr. Stein
06.05.2020 Beam Welding I Dr. Stein

Resistance Welding I and Mechanical Joining

Dr. Stein

20.05.2020 ---Holiday (Christi Himmelfahrt)---


27.05.2020 Arc Welding III Dr. Stein
03.06.2020 ---Excursion Week--- ---
10.06.2020 Mechanisation und Automation Dr. Stein
17.06.2020 ---Sports Day--- ---
24.06.2020 Beam Welding II Dr. Stein
01.07.2020 Resistance Welding II and Adhesive Bonding Dr. Stein
08.07.2020 Special Processes I Dr. Stein
15.07.2020 Special Processes II and Brazing Dr. Stein

Schedule of Exercises Summersemester 2020

-only online-

Date Subject Lecturer Substitute
09.04.2020 Introduction, Metallurgical Basics Christ Mäde
16.04.2020 Fusion Welding and Gas Welding Oster Ebert
23.04.2020 Arc Welding I Olivares Braun
30.04.2020 Arc Welding II Olivares Emadmoustoufi
07.05.2020 Beam Welding I Akyel Evers
14.05.2020 Resistance Welding I and Mechanical Joining Lotte Rabe
21.05.2020 ---Holiday (Christi Himmelfahrt)--- --- ---
28.05.2020 Arc Welding III Mann Oster
04.06.2020 ---Excursion Week--- --- ---
11.06.2020 ---Holiday (Fronleichnam)--- --- ---
18.06.2020 Mechanisation and Automation Lozano Österreich
25.06.2020 Beam Welding II Senger Krichel
02.07.2020 Resistance Welding II and Adhesive Bonding Weiland Bamberg
09.07.2020 Special Processes I Rabe Maslennikov
16.07.2020 Special Processes II and Brazing Müller Balz