Structural Connections for Lightweight Metallic Structures

  • Pedro M.G.P. Moreira
  • Lucas F. M. da Silva
  • Paulo M.S.T. de Castro

Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. L. Quintino, R. Miranda, U. Dilthey, D. Iordachescu, M. Banasik, S. Stano
    Pages 33-57
  3. Eva Vaamonde Couso, Joaquín Vázquez Gómez
    Pages 59-84
  4. Pedro Vilaça, Wayne Thomas
    Pages 85-124
  5. L. Fratini
    Pages 125-149
  6. P. M. G. P. Moreira, V. Richter-Trummer, P. M. S. T. de Castro
    Pages 151-172
  7. V. Richter-Trummer, P. M. G. P. Moreira, P. M. S. T. de Castro
    Pages 173-194
  8. S. M. O. Tavares, P. P. Camanho, P. M. S. T. de. Castro
    Pages 239-261

About this book


Increasing concern with fuel consumption leads to widespread interest in lightweight structures for transportation vehicles. Several competing technologies are available for the structural connections of these structures, namely welding, mechanical fastening / riveting, and adhesive technologies. Arranged in a single volume, this work is to present state-of-the-art discussions of those aspects and processes presenting greater novelty whilst simultaneously keeping wide applicability potential and interest. The topics chosen have the common feature of being of currently applied in lightweight structures, and one of the characteristics of this work is bringing together relevant state-of-the-art information usually presented in separate publications specializing in a single technology. The book provides discussions and examples of concrete applications, so that it appeals to researchers and designers and engineers involved in the design and fabrication of lightweight structures.

Editors and affiliations

  • Pedro M.G.P. Moreira
    • 1
  • Lucas F. M. da Silva
    • 2
  • Paulo M.S.T. de Castro
    • 3
  1. 1.INEGIPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade, Departamento de Engenharia MecânicaUniversidade do PortoPortoPortugal
  3. 3.Facultade de Engenharia MecanicaUniversidade do PortoPortoPortugal

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