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

L. Han, M. Thornton, R. Hewitt, A. Chrysanthou, M. Shergold

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProcs of 10th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis
    Subtitle of host publicationESDA 2010
    PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    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

    Keywords

    • JOINING TECHNIQUES

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