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