publication . Book . 2016

Self-piercing riveting - a review\ud

Li, Dezhi; Chrysanthou, Andreas; Patel, Imran; Williams, Geraint J.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: University of Warwick WMG
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Self-Piercing Riveting (SPR) is a cold mechanical joining process used to join two or more sheets of materials by driving a semitubular rivet piercing through the top sheet or the top and middle sheets and subsequently lock into the bottom sheet under the guidance of a suitable die. SPR was originated half century ago, but it only had significant progress in the last 25 years due to the requirement of joining lightweight materials, such as aluminium alloy structures, aluminium-steel structures and other mixed material structures, from the automotive industry. Compared with other conventional joining methods, SPR has a lot of advantages including no predrilled ho...
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