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Identifying The Effects Of Human Factors And Training Methods On A Weld Training Program, Alex Preston Byrd
Graduate Theses and Dissertations
The purpose of this research was to enhance the welding training programs in technical colleges, post-secondary institutions, and industry to prepare certified welders. This dissertation contains three papers: (1) a study describing the ability of dexterity to predict future performance in beginning welders, (2) a study identifying the ability of virtual reality welding simulation to reduce the amount of anxiety experienced by beginning welders when completing test welds, and (3) a descriptive study assessing the ability of virtual reality welding simulations to evaluate seasoned welders.
With a high demand for certified welders, training programs need efficient methods of preparing certified ...