Accession Number : AD0766082

Title :   Description and Preliminary Training Evaluation of an Arc Welding Simulator.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL AND TRAINING RESEARCH LAB SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Abrams,Macy L. ; Safarjan,William R. ; Wells,Robert G.

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Training effectiveness of a prototype arc welding simulator was evaluated by comparing 13 naive welding students trained under conventional methods with 14 subjects trained under the following experimental procedure: quarter-time simulator practice, quarter-time awaiting use of the simulator, and half-time actual welding practice. Preliminary data indicated that the simulator trainees, with substantially less welding practice and combined welding/simulator practice, may perform as well as the conventionally trained subjects. A description and physical evaluation of the apparatus is provided as well as an outline of its potential advantages. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*ARC WELDING, *NAVAL TRAINING), (*SIMULATORS, ARC WELDING), TRAINING DEVICES, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, FACTOR ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE