Algorithm-based design of mechanical joining processes
In this paper, the development of algorithm-based process models for the mechanical joining process self-pierce riveting with semi-tubular rivet (SPR-ST) is described. Therefore, an extensive experimental and numerical database regarding the SPR-ST process and strength of steel and aluminum joints with tensile strengths of the sheets between 200 and 1000 MPa was generated for the building of the models. This process data could then be used for the training and evaluation of different prediction algorithms. Furthermore, the simulation data is applied to predict the entire contour (mesh) of non-simulated joints. This includes the visualization of output values such as strains, stresses and damage for each element and node of the mesh. That approach enables to obtain more information about the joint than just discrete values such as interlock or strength.