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Integrated Modeling Framework for Automotive Multi-process Joining

 

The automotive industry aims to meet future emissions standards by manufacturing with lighter materials.  Conventional resistance spot welding of multi-stacks that combine high-strength steels with low-density alloys creates process as well as metallurgical challenges.  The challenges can be mitigated through the implementation of multi-process joining techniques. The mechanical performance of multi-process joints is not well known and requires extensive testing.  An integrated modeling framework would allow for predictive simulation of multi-process joint performance and ultimately assist automotive weld design.

 

Industry Sponsor: Honda

Faculty: Antonio Ramirez (OSU)

Graduate Student: Eric Brizes

Industry Contact: Tim Abke