"This course complements the course Fastening and Bolting, EME5103, which addresses the threaded fastener joint. The purpose of this course is to highlight in a unified and comprehensive manner, the practical aspects and design methodology applicable to typical joints in industry held in place by rivets, bolts, weld seams or adhesive materials, among others. This course gathers together and coordinates various topics that are typically treated as separate studies in numerous texts and publications. The design and performance of mechanical and structural joints and interfaces will be reviewed and analyzed. This course will emphasize practical results and formulas intended for the preliminary design of joints. Topics include description and analysis of mechanical joints, threaded fastener joints, riveted joints, welded joints and adhesive joints. Also discussed will be flanges and stiffeners; coupling and pin connections; and the design of hub and tubular joints."