The main objective of the curricular unit is to understand the joining processes of metallic and non-metallic materials used in mechanical engineering. The deepening of the concepts transmitted in undergraduate course are released and also the new joining techniques in the field of new materials, including composite materials.
It is particularly relevant the metallurgical aspects associated with welding of metal components, which are also key objectives of the UC.
It is intended that students acquire skills in the context of advanced studies involving the processes and technologies of metallic and non-metallic materials. Students gain also skills in technical assessment of damages and quality control of mechanical components joints.