Week 1: Introduction to physical metallurgy of advanced high strength steels
Week 2: Introduction to welding processes in automotive industries (Advanced Gas Metal Arc, Resistance Spot and Laser Welding Processes).
Week 3: Welding metallurgy of advanced high strength steels – Effect of weld thermal cycles on the stability of phases, solidification behaviour, segregation
and hot cracking susceptibility.
Week 4: Mechanical properties of advanced high strength steel weldments – Tensile shear testing, HAZ softening characteristics, role of modified weld
thermal cycles (post pulsing and post weld heat treatments) to improve the mechanical properties