Advanced joining technologies for aluminium assembly for the automotive industry
Han, L., Young, Ken, Hewitt, R., Blundell, N. and Thornton, M. (2009) Advanced joining technologies for aluminium assembly for the automotive industry. In: 13th International Conference on Sheet Metal, Birmingham City Univ, Birmingham, England, April 06-08, 2009. Published in: Key Engineering Materials, Vol.410-411 pp. 105-116.Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.4...
The increased application of lightweight materials, such as aluminium has triggered many investigations into new joining techniques for aluminium alloys. The Resistance Spot Welding concept for aluminium has always attracted many researchers from different organizations. Self-piercing riveting is the major production process used to join aluminium sheet body structures for the automotive industry. Mean while, interest in laser welding and application as a candidate for joining aluminium is also growing. These key technologies for aluminium assembly are therefore being investigated by the research team at the University Of Warwick. The paper reported here looks at the feasibility of each process for joining thin gauge aluminium and compares the mechanical behavior for each joint type. The results suggested that all three joining technologies are feasible for joining aluminum and their mechanical behaviour is strongly dependent on the selection of process parameters.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TP Chemical technology
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > WMG (Formerly the Warwick Manufacturing Group)|
|Series Name:||Key Engineering Materials|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Key Engineering Materials|
|Publisher:||Trans Tech Publications Ltd|
|Editor:||Shirvani, B and Clarke, R and Duflou, J and Merklein, M and Micari, F and Griffiths, J|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Page Range:||pp. 105-116|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Title of Event:||13th International Conference on Sheet Metal|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
|Location of Event:||Birmingham City Univ, Birmingham, England|
|Date(s) of Event:||April 06-08, 2009|
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