publication . Article . 2012

Influence of rivet to sheet edge distance on fatigue strength of self-piercing riveted aluminium joints

Dezhi Li; Li Han; Martin Thornton; Mike Shergold;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Self-piercing riveting (SPR) is one of the main joining methods for lightweight aluminium automotive body structures due to its advantages. In order to further optimise the structure design and reduce the weight but without compromising strength, reduction of redundant materials in the joint flange area can be considered. For this reason, the influence of rivet to sheet edge distance on the fatigue strengths of self-piercing riveted joints was studied. Five edge distances, 5 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm, 11.5 mm and 14.5 mm, were considered. The results showed that the SPR joints studied in this research had high fatigue resistance and all specimens failed in sheet material a...
Subjects
free text keywords: TA, TL, Mechanical Engineering, General Materials Science, Mechanics of Materials, Condensed Matter Physics, Flange, Stress concentration, Shear (sheet metal), Fatigue limit, Structural engineering, business.industry, business, Composite material, Fatigue resistance, Rivet, Aluminium, chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry, Sheet material, Materials science
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publication . Article . 2012

Influence of rivet to sheet edge distance on fatigue strength of self-piercing riveted aluminium joints

Dezhi Li; Li Han; Martin Thornton; Mike Shergold;