Special Issue "Advances in Joining of Automotive Alloys"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2019).
Prof. Dr. Andreas Chrysanthou
Division of Manufacturing, Materials and Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology, University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9AB, UK
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Interests: Metal-matrix composites; Powder metallurgy; Self-propagating High-temperature Synthesis; Joining processes; Electropulsing and Magnetic field treatment of metals
The automotive industry has identified the use of light-weighting as a response to increasing pressures to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions. Technological development by car manufacturers and materials producers has led to increasing use of aluminum and magnesium alloys. At the same time, the steel industry has responded with the development of new steels that can be used at lower gauge thickness while maintaining the strength of a vehicle. These materials may also exhibit certain advantages for use as specific components within an automotive design. One of the main challenges in the application of these materials in the automotive sector remains the ability to join them. The problem becomes even more complex when it becomes necessary to join together dissimilar materials.
This Special Issue aims to present the latest research in the wider area of automotive joining. Research articles focusing on new developments in joining of automotive alloys are welcome for consideration of publication. The techniques that may be addressed include all types of welding, adhesive bonding, mechanical fastening, processes requiring single-sided access, hybrid joining, metal-to-plastics joining, etc. Articles addressing the performance of joints (fatigue, corrosion, crashworthiness, simulation/modelling of performance), joining process selection, cost comparison of joining processes, energy use comparison, non-destructive testing of joints, repair of joints, joining for recyclability, etc., will be considered.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Chrysanthou
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- Resistance spot-welding
- MIG and TIG welding
- Laser welding
- Friction stir welding
- Ultrasonic welding
- Adhesive bonding
- Self-piercing riveting
- Mechanical fastening
- Hybrid joining
- Non-destructive testing of joints
- Joining for recyclability