Failure loads and deformation in 6061-T6 aluminum alloy spot welds

R. S. Florea, K. N. Solanki, D. J. Bammann, J. B. Jordon, M. P. Castanier

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Failure loads and deformation in 6061-T6 aluminum alloy resistance spot welded joints were experimentally investigated. The welding experiments were carried out using different process parameters such as electrode forces, welding times, and currents. Nugget and microstructure characteristics were quantified using laser beam profilometry, electron back scatter diffraction technique (EBSD), and quasi-static shear tests. Mechanical tests were used to characterize the failure forces in spot welded specimens to elucidate the influence of process parameters. Finally, the microstructure of the weld nugget was discussed based on the process parameters, and the modeling results were compared with measurements obtained by electron back scatter diffraction mapping.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTMS 2011 - 140th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Supplemental Proceedings
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Jul 27 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventTMS 2011 - 140th Annual Meeting and Exhibition - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 27 2011Mar 3 2011

Publication series

NameTMS Annual Meeting


OtherTMS 2011 - 140th Annual Meeting and Exhibition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Aluminum
  • Axonometric mesh, laser beam profilometry
  • Coupled thermo-electrical-mechanical analysis
  • Failure load
  • Microstructure
  • Multi-physics
  • Resistance spot weld
  • Tensile-peel test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys


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