"The welding program at the University of Ottawa was initiated and developed by Dr. Mahyar Asadi," said Kevin Bagheri,P. Eng., and professor of the undergraduate course. "He developed the Graduate course on Welding Models and Computational Welding Mechanics. And the first Undergraduate course on Welding Design,Fabrication and Quality Control is currently in its first year and delivered by both me and Dr. Asadi."
The selective,three credit course that is two classes per week is offered during the winter semester,covers a wide range of valuable components related to the students overall tertiary educational development.
"They receive basic welding engineering knowledge to continue their welding professional development in a Graduate course at the University of Ottawa," said Bagheri. "They also get a brief understanding of CSA welding standards and qualification. The course goal is defined as to deliver the theory, practice and ideas of how to make welded products more reliable, lower cost, and welded in a safe manner."
The feedback Bagheri is receiving from students is encouraging because it reinforces the overall value of the implementation of the program,and gives insight to its future success.
One of those students giving the program rave reviews is fourth year Mechanical Engineering student Thomas Leckey, who just finished his last full semester but will be returning in the fall to finish his capstone CAD/CAM project."I've enjoyed the course," he said. "I really enjoyed learning about the CSA Standards and certification. I had no idea how large and in depth the regulations are. It was also interesting to see the comparisons of standards- different weld requirements from CWA compared to AWS,ANSI and Eurocode. We also had a term project which was very
informative: the design of an HSS structure. The analytical side to the design process was very informative- effective throat sizes for welds and load requirements using LRFD."