Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Advanced Material Engineering (AME 2017)

Influence of Stack Orientations on the Static Strengths of SPR Joints

Authors
Dezhi Li, Geraint Williams, Li Han, Mike Shergold
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Dezhi Li
Available Online April 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ame-17.2017.55How to use a DOI?
Keywords
self-piercing riveting (SPR), stack orientation, lap shear, T peel
Abstract
To improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lightweight materials, such as aluminium alloys, are used increasingly in automotive manufacturing. Currently, self-piercing riveting (SPR) is a major technology used by manufacturers to join aluminium body structures due to its advantages over other joining technologies. When different materials are joined together, different stack orientations can be used. To find out the influence of stack orientations on joint strength for further structure optimization, in this paper the joint quality and the static strengths of three pairs of two-thickness stacks with different orientations were studied. The results showed that by joining the thicker material as a bottom material rather than a top material, joint interlocks were improved. As to the mechanical strength, for the stacks with both top and bottom sheets as AA5754, when a thicker sheet was joined as a bottom material, the joints had stronger static strength, and for stacks with 3.0 mm AA5754 and 2.0 mm AA6008T61, when the 3.0 mm AA5754 was joined as a bottom material, the joints had stronger static lap shear strength but weaker static T peel strength.
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Proceedings
3rd Annual International Conference on Advanced Material Engineering (AME 2017)
Part of series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
April 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-336-4
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ame-17.2017.55How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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