A Technological Study on Friction Stir Blind Rivet Jointing of AZ31B Magnesium Alloys and High-Strength DP600 Steel
Friction stir blind riveting (FSBR) is a new joining process which eliminates the need to predrill a hole for rivet insertion. Lap joint friction stir blind riveting the plates made of high strength steel DP600 (1 mm) and magnesium alloys AZ31B(3 mm) with different technological parameters was carried out. This study experimented with the strength and the morphology of the joint with different rotation speed and feet rates of the spindle rivet, and which material on bottom or top. The main results obtained are as follows: FSBR’s process of steel and magnesium alloy plate was quickly and successfully achieved. The maximum shear strength of the joint reached about 6.3KN and the fracture path was along the shank of rivet. When Mg plate is on top of the other, the spindle speed is 2,200rpm, and along with the increase of the feed rates, the gap of plates is decreased, the strength of joint is increased. When steel plate is on top layer, the spindle speed at 2,200rpm, the rivet can then plug into the plates with a feed rate at least 600mm/min, and the joint shear strength will become higher.
Yanguo Shi and Jinlong Zuo
C. Q. Zhang et al., "A Technological Study on Friction Stir Blind Rivet Jointing of AZ31B Magnesium Alloys and High-Strength DP600 Steel", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 183-185, pp. 1616-1620, 2011