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Technology of Weld-Adhesive Joints

  • Holger GaulEmail author
  • Gert Weber
Chapter
Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 6)

Abstract

The application of the weldbonding technique for the lightweight body shell design in the steel car manufacturing is described. For different steel grades of advanced high strength steels and ultra high strength steels and some selected adhesive systems, the influence of the base metal strength and the viscosity of the applied adhesive on the weldbonding process and the weldbonded joints are analyzed. This was done with a focus on the specific requirements for the applications of the automotive industry. In detail, these are discussed regarding process reliability, the mechanical and metallurgical properties of joints, the failure types and the fracture behaviour of the weldbonded joints.

Keywords

Weldbonding Weldbonded joints Mechanical properties Car body Crash behaviour 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and TestingBerlinGermany

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