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Finite element analysis for joining glass fiber reinforced plastic and aluminium alloy sheets

유리섬유 강화 플라스틱과 알루미늄 합금 접합을 위한 유한요소해석

  • Received : 2015.04.14
  • Accepted : 2015.04.29
  • Published : 2015.04.30

Abstract

Self-piercing rivet(SPR) is mechanical joining methods and which can be joining dissimilar materials. Unlike conventional riveting, SPR also needs no pre-drilled holes. During plastically deformation, SPR pierces upper sheet and joins it to under sheet. SPR has been mainly applied to the joining the automobile body and some materials, such as glass fiber reinforced polymer and aluminum alloy, which represent the sheet-formed materials for lightweight automobile. Glass fiber reinforced plastic(GFRP) has been considered as a partial application of the automobile body which is lighter than steels and stronger than aluminium alloys. It is needed SPR to join Al alloy sheets and GFRP ones. In this paper, in order to design the rivet and anvil, which are suitable for GFRP, the joinability was examined through simulations of SPR joining between GFRP and Al alloy sheets. For this study, AutoCAD was used for the modeling and the simulated using commercial FEM code DEFORM-2D. The simulated results for SPR process joining between GFRP and Al alloys were confirmed by the same conditions as experimental trials.

Keywords

Self-Piercing rivet;Dissimilar materials;Finite element method;Glass fiber reinforced plastic(GFRP)

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : 산업통상자원부