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BK80A3000 Integrated Design and Fabrication of Welded Structures, 5 cr 
Code BK80A3000  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Integrated Design and Fabrication of Welded Structures  Abbreviation Integrated Desi 
Credits5 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesYes
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Energy Systems 

Timo Björk 
Harri Eskelinen 
Esa Hiltunen 
Antti Salminen 

Description by Study Guide

Location: Lappeenranta


M.Sc. (Tech.) 2



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Timo Björk, D.Sc. (Tech.), Professor


After having passed this course module the student is able to:
- apply the skills comprehensively learned from previous courses for designing
and production planning of welded structures or complete member of it
- apply the theoretical knowledge for practical design and fabrication of welded structure
- have skills to collect design data and use design tools to create a competitive and fabrication
friendly construction based on requirements set by end-user
- design for fabrication (=,,considering the potential and limitations of available
fabrication processes) but also understand the background of quality requirements set
for fabrication
- understand the consisting of fabrication costs and design impact on them
- have encouragement to design and make fabrication plans later in industry, unprompted
- move this experience to work out the integrated design & fabrication process in practice
(=,,in R&D and workshop)


During the course the student will become familiar with the Design of real structure based on
available load information, durability requirements and main boundary conditions given by
end-user. Using of practical design tools (analytical and numerical) and optimization
approaches to design energy efficient constructions. Working as a member of group,
consisting of design and fabrication experts, for the common goal. Create a fabrication plan
and especially welding process specifications (WPS) for a structure or a complete member of
it Methods to take into consideration the available workshop facilities when choosing
fabrication processes and evaluating fabrication costs. Practical interactive process between
design and fabrication to find a compromising solution considering strength requirements and
fabrication costs of critical structural details. Documentation of design and fabrication plan.

Teaching Methods 

Guiding lectures 8 h. Guided group working in teams 7 x 2h =, 14 h. Design, calculation, and
fabrication planning in teams 108 h. Total workload 130 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

Design (drawing & calculations) 40 %, fabrication plan 30 % and report 30 %.

Course Materials 

Material from previous lectures, such as Steel Structures II, Welding Technology and Laser


BK80A2303 Steel Structures II or BK20A2500 Sustainable Welding Production completed.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 

max 5

Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 



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