An experimental study of mechanical behavior of resistance spot welded aluminum 6061-T6 joints

R. S. Florea, K. N. Solanki, Y. Hammi, D. J. Bammann, M. P. Castanier

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Abstract

In this study, the mechanical behavior, joint characterization and process sensitivity of aluminum 6061-T6 alloy Resistance Spot Welded (RSW) joints are investigated. Tensile tests were conducted on single weld lap-shear coupons until failure in order to determine the optimum welding parameters. Welding currents, forces and times have been investigated to establish the correlation between failure loads and nugget sizes. The experimental and preliminary finite element analysis (FEA) results indicate that failure loads and nugget sizes are strongly dependent upon welding parameters and the material anisotropy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2010
Pages37-43
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2010 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Nov 12 2010Nov 18 2010

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Volume9

Other

OtherASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2010
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period11/12/1011/18/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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