Mechanical joining of materials with limited ductility: Analysis of process-induced defects
Mechanisches Fügen von Werktstoffen mit eingeschränkter Duktilität: Analyse prozessbedingter Defekte
The paper shows experimental and numerical analyses of the clinching process of 6xxx series aluminum sheets in T6 condition and the self-pierce riveting process of an aluminum die casting. In the experimental investigations the damage behavior of the materials when using different tool parameters is analyzed. The focus of the numerical investigations is the damage prediction by a comparison of different damage criteria. Moreover, strength- and fatigue tests were carried out to investigate the influence of the joining process-induced damages on the strength properties of the joints.