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Welded joints - quality-compliant design in practice

Welded joints - quality-compliant design in practice

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Design, production and quality assurance of the weld seam

Main focus

  • Welding-compliant design in practice (production and load-compliant) for static and dynamic loads
  • Control the quality of a welded construction as early as the development stage
  • Avoiding cases of damage and optimize welded constructions
  • Creation of standard-compliant welding drawings according to ISO 2553 with sensible tolerancing according to ISO 13920 and ISO 9013, definition of the required evaluation group according to ISO 5817 - steel (ISO 10042 - aluminum alloys)


On the subject

Welded joints play an important role in mechanical engineering, plant construction, rail vehicle construction, pressure vessel construction, vehicle construction and many other industries. It is therefore essential for designers and engineers to have extensive knowledge of the design of welded constructions and their quality control. To ensure the weldability (= joinability) of an assembly, the structural design (including dimensioning), the weldability of the selected materials and the manufacturing options (e.g. accessibility) should always be taken into consideration. Standards such as ISO 3834, for example, regulate the quality requirements for manufacturing operations and define principles for the quality assurance of welded products.



In this seminar, you will learn how the interaction between design, production including quality assurance and material selection works in practice and how designers can control the quality of the end product. In connection with quality, you will learn about manufacturer certifications, e.g. according to the standards ISO 3834, EN 1090 for load-bearing components made of steel and aluminum and EN 15085 for rail vehicles. After the seminar, you will understand why weld seams are potential weak points and how this relates to structural changes in the heat-affected zone and the notch effect. The relationship between weld seam quality and the load-bearing capacity of the welded structure will also be explained in a very clear way.

You will recognize that the standard-compliant creation of production drawings according to ISO 2553 with adequate tolerancing according to ISO 13920 counteracts the occurrence of damage as well as their stress-compliant design and professional production. Case studies are used to show how welded structures are designed in practice in accordance with FKM and Eurocode.



Welding technology practice

  • Influence of welding parameters on the executed weld seam for selected welding processes and the importance of welding procedure specifications (WPS)
  • Weld seam preparation, structural changes and their effects
  • Weld seam as a notch - and what you can do about it
  • Development of residual stresses and distortion and possible countermeasures, measurement of residual stresses

Symbolic representation of weld seams according to ISO 2553, general tolerances and cut edge quality

  • Basic, additional, supplementary symbols and tale
  • Dimensioning of weld seams
  • Exercise part with consolidation
  • General tolerance ISO 13920 - Meaning and application
  • Tolerance for thermally cut parts according to ISO 9013
  • Application example for cut edge testing according to EN 1090

Quality of a welded joint

  • What does this depend on - how can the designer control it?
  • Weld seam imperfections and acceptance levels groups according to ISO 5817
  • Introduction to non-destructive testing (NDT) and its importance
  • Quality assurance measures in welding technology
  • Application-related quality requirements and manufacturer certifications
  • Measures to prevent damage

Design of welded constructions (with many practical examples)

  • Design to meet requirements - industry-neutral - suitable for production and stresses
  • Application-oriented design - mechanical engineering, rail vehicle construction, steel construction, vehicle construction, welded sheet metal constructions, etc.
  • Weld seam post-treatment to increase fatigue strength
  • Case studies - design and layout according to FKM and Eurocode


Target group

Engineers and specialists from the fields of development, design and calculation from general mechanical engineering and special machine construction, teachers from educational institutions, experts from research institutions and testing companies.



  • First participant of a company: 790,- €*
  • Each additional participant from the same company: 580,- €*
  • University members (lecturers and students): 295,- €

All prices plus VAT
(* As an MDESIGN service customer, you benefit from a customer advantage of 10%.)



You will receive detailed seminar documentation and a certificate of attendance.


Your speakers

Dipl.-Ing. HTL Michael Brand

  • Studied mechanical engineering at St. Gallen University of Applied Sciences (CH) and welding engineer IWE at SLV Fellbach
  • Welding supervisor according to ISO 14731 for EN 15085 CL1 rail vehicles and EN 1090 EXC3 for steel construction
  • Managing Director and owner of Brand Engineering GmbH

Adrian Vogt

  • B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)
  • Welding Engineer IWE at the School of Engineering in Zurich (ZHAW)
  • Mechanical engineer and welding supervisor according to ISO 14731 for EN 15085 CL+ rail vehicles and EN 1090 EXC 3 for steel construction at Brand Engineering GmbH