The Welding Technology Laboratory is currently used primarily for teaching, i.e. for the welding technology training of students in the field of civil engineering in connection with the subject of steel construction. It is used for practical exercises and also serves as an experimental laboratory for final theses.
The welding training consists of a lecture part and a practical part in the welding laboratory and includes the following contents:
Practical exercises and demonstrations:
In addition to its main task of "teaching within steel construction", the laboratory is also to be involved in future in investigations for concrete construction measures.
Equipment and test methods
The laboratory has a total of 8 welding booths. All welding cabins are equipped with new state-of-the-art digital metal shielding gas and manual arc welding machines. In total, the laboratory has the following welding equipment and flame cutting systems
In addition to welding equipment, quality assurance has always played a major role in the construction industry. In steel construction, where 90% of the joints are welded, the quality of the welded joints is therefore of particular importance and must be accurately assessed by means of appropriate testing facilities. The equipment of the welding laboratory in the field of non-destructive and destructive weld seam testing and materials testing has therefore been expanded in recent years and includes the following testing facilities and equipment.
Non-destructive weld seam testing
Destructive weld seam and material testing
This means that comprehensive laboratory equipment is available for training in the field of welding technology, both for the welding itself and for the area of quality assurance. This enables the students to receive training at the level of the current state of the art, which is mainly characterised by the digital control of modern welding equipment.
3/317 and 2/U03.3