San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Canadian Centre for Welding and Joining (CCWJ) is pleased to announce the Design of Welded Connections Seminar. This seminar is an invaluable opportunity for anyone with an interest in the design of structures, equipment, or components featuring welded connections.
Topics covered in this seminar will include:
–Basics of Welded Connections
–Principles of Connection Design
–Details of Welded Connections
–How to Determine Weld Size
–Principles of Fatigue of Welded Connections
–"Listen to the Steel" (Case Studies)
–Causes and Cures of Distortion
The seminar will conclude with an open floor panel discussion that allows you to raise questions or address comments that arose during the seminar. We strongly encourage anyone working with welded connections to attend this once in a lifetime opportunity.
About the Presenter:
Duane K. Miller, Sc.D., P.E. is a recognized authority on the design of welded connections and is the co-presenter of Lincoln Electric’s Blodgett Design Seminar Series. His enthusiastic teaching style and technical expertise have resulted in him being a much sought after speaker around the world. Dr. Miller publishes frequently, and on three occasions has been awarded the Silver Quill Award of the American Welding Society (AWS) for the excellence of his published work. In 2001, he received the American Institute of Steel Construction's T. R. Higgins Lectureship Award, which annually recognizes an outstanding lecturer and author whose technical papers are considered an outstanding contribution to the engineering literature. In 2005, he received AISC's Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2013, the George E Willis award from the AWS for his work in advancing welding internationally. He has authored and co-authored chapters of many texts, including the AISC Design Guide on Welding and the Mark's Handbook of Engineering, 11th Edition. He has appeared as a subject expert on the History Channel and Discovery Channel.
Dr. Miller earned his B.S. degree in Welding Engineering from Le Tourneau University in Longview, TX, an M.S. in Materials Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Le Tourneau University in 1997. He was the first Chair of the Seismic Welding Subcommittee, a former chair of the AWS D1 Structural Welding Committee, a current member of the AISC Specification Committee, a Professional Engineer, Certified Welding Inspector and Qualified Welder.
About the CWA/AWS Student Chapter:
The CWA University of Alberta (UofA) student chapter was established in 2010 in Edmonton, Alberta in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Welding and Joining (CCWJ) to provide an opportunity for students to learn about and participate in the welding community. Since its inception, the student chapter has been actively organizing and hosting events including open welding labs for the university, technical talks, CCWJ facility tours, and seminars.
The student chapter is driven largely by the passion and enthusiasm of graduate students in the CCWJ participating in masters and doctoral research. Under the leadership of Dr. Patricio Mendez, the director of the centre, the chapter has grown to include an increasing number of undergraduate students who share an interest and passion for welding. Students who graduate from the UofA have gone on to continue actively in the local Edmonton Chapter in leadership roles. The continued education and involvement of students even after they have graduated has been an important contribution of the student chapter to the welding community in Edmonton.
About the CCWJ:
The CCWJ has been a foundational part of the chapter’s membership and activities. The centre opened in May 2010 to revive the welding engineering education at the UofA and to address the needs resource-based industries in Canada. In only a few years, the CCWJ has become a focal point for welding research in the province. The centre boasts over 3500 sq ft. of welding research space, full online data logging capability, latest generation computer controlled power supplies, a full metallography lab, a gas chromatographer for hydrogen/oxygen/nitrogen analysis, quench dilatometer, full-size instrumented impact testing, and has two high speed cameras with imaging capabilities up to hundreds of thousands of frames per second.