Performance Evaluation of Self-Piercing Riveted and Resistance Spot Welded Dissimilar Steel Joints

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Akhil Kishore V T
Brajesh Asati
Nikhil Shajan
Kanwer Singh Arora

Abstract

Self-piercing riveting (SPR) is a mechanical joining process that has the potential to replace resistance spot welding (RSW) and is being adopted in the automotive industry.In this study, a dissimilar stack configuration widely used in the automotive industry was used. Joining was performed using self-piercing riveting and resistance spot welding processes. Welding parameters in spot welding were optimized to produce anugget with a diameter similar to the rivet shank. Tensile and fatigue attributes of these joints were assessed to evaluate the joint performance. Additionally, microstructure-property correlation was performed to evaluate the failuremode and susceptible region in the joint that can lead to crack initiation and failure.

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How to Cite
V T, A. K., Asati, B., Shajan, N., & Arora, K. S. (2021). Performance Evaluation of Self-Piercing Riveted and Resistance Spot Welded Dissimilar Steel Joints. ARAI Journal of Mobility Technology, 1(Inaugural), pp34–42. https://doi.org/10.37285/ajmt.1.0.5 (Original work published October 1, 2021)

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