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Ductility effect on clinching joint strength in lap-shear configuration loading

Kumar, S and Avinash, G and Vimal, E (2020) Ductility effect on clinching joint strength in lap-shear configuration loading. In: 2nd International Conference on Recent Trends in Metallurgy, Materials Science and Manufacturing, IMME 2019, 27 - 28 December 2019, Tamil Nadu, pp. 1667-1672.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2020.06.144


Clinching is a mechanical sheet metal joining method in which the sheets are geometrically interlocked using, punch and die, tools without any consumables. In this work, to improve the clinching joint strength in lap shear configuration, the base sheet material is heat-treated in a furnace over varying time durations and temperatures to improve the ductility. Ductility is the prime factor in deciding the amount of cold roll bonding (CRB). This CRB helps during the joining of heat-treated sample to eliminating the gap at the "S" interlock and increase in friction, otherwise the gap would be present in the untreated material. This elimination of gap and higher friction is necessary for the identified belt friction mechanism operating at the lap shear configuration to produce higher joint strength. These causes are confirmed by examining SEM images of the cross sections of the joint and fractography of the failed joint interface. The joints so formed are tested for its strength in monotonic lap-shear configuration loading. Experimentally it is observed that the heat-treatment of base sheets improves the strength in this configuration by more than 50 compared to the untreated material. © 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publication: Materials Today: Proceedings
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier Ltd.
Keywords: Fracture mechanics; Friction; Heat treatment; Joining; Shear flow; Strength of materials, Base sheet; Clinching joint strength; Cold-roll bonding; Ductility effect; Joining method; Joint strength; Lap shear; Mechanical joining; Mechanical sheets; Punch tools, Ductility
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2023 10:37
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2023 10:37
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/80006

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