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Process feasibility analysis of self-pierce riveting high strength low alloy steel

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcs of 10th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis
Subtitle of host publicationESDA 2010
PublisherThe American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Pages85-91
Number of pages7
Volume3
ISBN (Print)978-0-7918-4917-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event10th ASME Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis - Istanbul
Duration: 12 Jul 201024 Jul 2010

Conference

Conference10th ASME Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis
CityIstanbul
Period12/07/1024/07/10

Abstract

Self-Piercing Riveting (SPR) has been widely used in automotive Body in White (BIW) assembly as an alternative to Resistance Spot Welding (RSW), in particular for joining of dissimilar materials, for example Steels to Aluminium. A study examining the process feasibility of SPR of Aluminium alloy AA5754 and High Strength Low Alloy (HSLA) steel in various thicknesses has been conducted. It has been shown that the process is capable of joining the two materials together. However, it was also observed that the selection of rivet and die is limited when joining HSLA. The setting force required to drive the rivet into the sheet material to be joined tends to be high. This leads to potential tooling life concerns. It was also shown that the arrangement of the high strength steel joined to aluminium can have a significant effect on the process feasibility.

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Original paper can be found at : http://scitation.aip.org/ Copyright The American Society of Mechanical Engineers [Full text of this paper is not available in the UHRA]

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