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Reducing Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Costs Through the Proper Use of Welding Engineering

Welding engineering is often underutilized during ship construction, leading to inefficiencies, production errors and increased life cycle costs. Navy Vessels are enormous structures that house large complex weapons, propulsion systems, and personnel dedicated to the defense of our nation. Due to their extensive size, welding is a critical process in the production of these massive structures. Properly engineering welds is an interdisciplinary process that must incorporate many different engineering disciplines. Knowledge of chemistry, material science, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, manufacturing optimization and mechanics, along with their interaction, are all critical in order to have a complete understanding of the materials joining process. This knowledge then must be integrated into welding design, materials selection, welding processing, and testing plans to ensure the implemented welds perform to their desired specification. Increased utilization of proper welding engineering concepts can increase productivity, reduce bottle necks, and prevent welding failures that drive up shipbuilding and ship maintenance costs.

Course Outline:
• Survey of the fundamentals of Welding Engineering critical to shipbuilding. (Design, metallurgy, manufacturing, and inspection)
• Identification of common welding related problems that drive up shipbuilding costs
• Discussion of shipbuilding cost reduction strategies through proper application of Welding Engineering

Audience: Introductory (100 Level) – Learner requires little knowledge of this topic area

Professional Development Hours: 4 Hours

Enrollment Fee: Member $150, Non-Member $200 (Terms and Conditions)

Course Offerings:
• San Diego, CA (MegaRust) - San Diego Marriott Mission Valley;  July 28, 2020, 1:00-4:00pm    Register July 28 (CA) Course
• Arlington, VA (TSS) - Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel;   August 4, 2020, 1:00-4:00pm                       Register Aug 4 (VA) Course
• Philadelphia, PA (AMTS)- Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown;   August 26, 2020, 1:00-4:00pm  Register Aug 26 (PA) Course

Instructor Biography -Dr. Daniel Foster

Dr. Daniel Foster is the Principal Engineer at Expert Engineering and Education (3ePhD.com) in Philadelphia, PA. Expert Engineering and Education is a Workforce Development and Welding Engineering company that focuses on the development of engineers and technicians as well as welding engineering solutions for the marine industry.

Dr. Foster earned his BS, MS, and PhD in Welding Engineering from The Ohio State University’s Department of Material Science and Engineering. After graduating, Daniel spent many years as an Engineering Professor while also performing welding engineer consulting for aerospace, and marine organizations.

Strongly dedicated to his craft, Dr. Foster has earned multiple certifications related to fields of welding engineering and inspection. These certifications include Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), Certified Welding Educator (CWE), Certified Welding Supervisor (CWS), Certified Welding Engineer (CWEng) and Licensed Professional Engineer (PE).

Dr. Daniel Foster has been published in numerous scientific journals and has provided reviews for many scientific journal publications. He actively presents at multiple engineering conferences every year and has provided invited talks at large government agencies such as the Air Force Research Lab, NASA, and the Navy's National Shipbuilding Research Program. In addition, Daniel has secured and managed several contracts from the Navy, NASA, and the National Science Foundation, while also providing welding engineering solutions for private industry. Please email DrFoster@3ephd.com for additional information.