Investigation on Joining Method Replacement for Vehicle Body’s Assembly
Various joining methods (i.e., spot welding, arc welding, laser beam welding) have been used for vehicle body assembly. However it is unclear for the equivalent conversion of various joints which has the equivalent joint strength for the vehicle body, such as weld-bonded joint, SPR joint, which have been considered likely to replace RSW in the area of high strength steel’s joining. In order for the flexible design in the auto line of vehicles body’s joining, the equivalent (strength) weld pitch design method for various joints, including the joining of similar and dissimilar materials, is presented in this work. And some primary simulating results are presented and discussed. It is shown that the conversion method for various joints can be established based on the joint’s shear failure criteria. And the conversion results can be influenced by the sheet gage obviously. The failure criteria of various joint still need further investigation based on the simulating and experimental results.
Zhengyi Jiang, Shanqing Li, Jianmin Zeng, Xiaoping Liao and Daoguo Yang
J. Lin et al., "Investigation on Joining Method Replacement for Vehicle Body’s Assembly", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 189-193, pp. 3621-3624, 2011