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Spot welded ENF-Specimen
University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science. (Mechanical Engineering)
University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science. (Mechanical Engineering)
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The behaviour of spot welded joints is to be studied in shear mode by using the end notched flexure (ENF) specimen. The specimen counts on several spot welds spaced with the same gap along the entire length except for the notch. Different configurations of the test specimen spacing gap and spot diameter are to be preliminary designed in software PTC-CREO 2.0 in order to obtain accurate results. The results obtained from the software are to be compared with the experimental analysis performed by means of a servo-hydraulic testing machine. Both the virtual and the experimental results will be used to extract the stress-shear displacement relation around the first spot weld which is in contact with the notch, that is, the corresponding cohesive law. In addition, a comparison between adhesive and spot weld behaviours will be carried out by means of analytical equations in order to prove an existing equalisation between each other. Despite assuming several sources of error and after facing some problems related to the experimental work, accurate convergences between experimental and theoretical results were not accomplished in any of the three tests performed in lab. Due to the plastic deformation of the specimens in lab, the cohesive law was possible to be extracted only from the theoretical analysis, but not from the experimental one. In its place, the load-shear displacement was extracted. Some alternatives to solve this issue and to improve the performance of the tests are given at the end of this paper.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 74 p.
Keyword [en]
spot, welded, reinforced, ENF, specimen, adhesive, ABB, Robotics, steel, sheets
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-9465OAI: diva2:725013
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Mechanical Engineer
2014-05-27, G110, Högskolevägen 1, Skövde, 13:15 (English)
Available from: 2014-06-16 Created: 2014-06-14 Last updated: 2014-06-16Bibliographically approved

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