Student Enrichment Opportunity and Technology Dissemination Workshop on Underwater Welding at The Ohio State University's Franz Theodore Stone Laboratory.
Project Number: A/AS-010-PD, Completion Report
Start Date: 8/1/1999
Completion Date: 12/31/1999
Revision Date: 2/28/2000
|Principal Investigator(s)||1.||Chon L. Tsai, Welding Engineering The Ohio State University*|
|This shows the current affiliation and may not match affiliation at time of participation. *|
|Source: Ohio Sea Grant College Program|
|Source Fund||State Match||Pass Through|
|Total||$ 5,000.00||$ 0.00||$ 0.00|
Understand the fundamentals of underwater welding
Obtain practical experience in diving/welding by hands-on practice. (i.e. actual diving/welding by participants is subject to diving qualification)
Select the appropriate wet welding electrodes and techniques based upon code requirements, design parameters, and diver capabilities
Relate the elements of diver safely that is required for underwater installation and welding repair.
Anticipate and recognize how design, fabrication, and inspection affect underwater wet weldment
Understand the significance of weld defects, joint strength, and structural reliability.
Recently, the demand for technological advancement, the OSU researchers and other investigators, mostly sponsored by the US navy and private diving companies, have conducted studies to curb many of the difficulties surrounding underwater welding. Unfortunately, the newly developed technology by other investigators is usually proprietary to the developers and never makes the transition into industry. To overcome this obstacle, the OSU researchers have teamed with Jonathan Bennet of Canadian Welding Skills and Brian McCrodan of Diving Services to jointly conduct a workshop to promote awareness of recent developments in underwater welding technology for the benefit of worldwide industrial users. The other purpose of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for students who are interested in underwater welding and the professions to participate in this knowledge enrichment program.
The lectures, demonstrations, hands-on practices and discussions are designed for interactive exchanges and information dissemination. Each person can take part in an activity to learn by doing or learning form others, benefiting from past experiences. Open discussions are essential to the workshop's success.
Program Schedule: The following is a schedule for various activities associated with the workshop program.
- Workshop Information for public announcement (website and email announcements and information packet by post) - 3/31/1999
- Detailed plans including course delivery and logistic issues -3/31/1999
- Final program planning -4/30/1999
- Pre-registration - 4/1-6/30/1999
- Notification of Final Program - 8/13/1999
- Lecture materials and handouts - 8/15/1999
- Test coupon preparation for hands-on demonstration and practice - 8/15/1999
- Workshop activities - 8/30 - 9/1/1999