Tensile and shear mechanical properties in a thermo-mechanical-electrical processed spot weld

S. A. Turnage, Kiran Solanki, W. R. Whittington, R. S. Florea, M. A. Tschopp, K. A. Darling

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Abstract

This study offers a novel approach to characterize the microstructure- property relationship of RSW A16061-T6 aluminum alloy lap joints. Here, the mechanical properties are determined from quasi-static tensile tests along with shear punch tests through the weld regions. Using measured shear and tensile data, a linear correlation is obtained to quantify the yield and ultimate strengths across the weld region. Furthermore, shear punch tests were also performed in the rolling, transverse, and normal directions of the weld and rolled plate to quantify material anisotropy due to underlying solidification induced microstructure. Future work will explore how the observed mechanical responses are correlated with changes in the microstructures using neutron diffraction and stereological techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLight Metals 2014 - At the TMS 2014 Annual Meeting and Exhibition
PublisherMinerals, Metals and Materials Society
Pages359-363
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781118889084
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
EventLight Metals 2014 - TMS 2014 Annual Meeting and Exhibition - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 16 2014Feb 20 2014

Publication series

NameTMS Light Metals
ISSN (Print)0147-0809

Other

OtherLight Metals 2014 - TMS 2014 Annual Meeting and Exhibition
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period2/16/142/20/14

Keywords

  • A1 6061-T6
  • Mechanical properties
  • Resistance spot weld
  • Shear punch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Turnage, S. A., Solanki, K., Whittington, W. R., Florea, R. S., Tschopp, M. A., & Darling, K. A. (2014). Tensile and shear mechanical properties in a thermo-mechanical-electrical processed spot weld. In Light Metals 2014 - At the TMS 2014 Annual Meeting and Exhibition (pp. 359-363). (TMS Light Metals). Minerals, Metals and Materials Society.