An approach in prediction of failure in resistance spot welded aluminum 6061-T6 under quasi-static tensile test
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the Institution of mechanical engineers. Part B, journal of engineering manufacture, ISSN 0954-4054, Vol. 226, no B6, 1026-1032 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this article is to predict the failure load in resistance spot welded aluminum 6061-T6 sheets with 2mm thickness under quasi-static tensile test. Various welding parameters, e. g. welding current, welding time and electrode force are selected to produce welded joints with different quality. The results show that for all the samples in this study only interfacial failure mode was observed in tensile-shear test and no pull-out mode was observed. According to the failure mode, an empirical equation was used for the prediction of failure load based on nugget size and hardness of failure line. Microstructure study has been carried out to investigate microstructural changes in the welded joints. For determination of the minimum hardness, microhardness tests have been carried out to find hardness profiles. The minimum hardness value was observed for a thin layer around the nugget with large and coarse grains. The results show that by using the presented empirical equation, the failure can be predicted with a good agreement only by measuring nugget size.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 226, no B6, 1026-1032 p.
Resistance spot welding, aluminum 6061-T6, failure load, nugget size
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-99091DOI: 10.1177/0954405411435198ISI: 000305483000006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84871967532OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-99091DiVA: diva2:541470
QC 201207182012-07-182012-07-132013-10-14Bibliographically approved