Wiesenmayer S, Merklein M (2021)
Publication Type: Journal article
Publication year: 2021
Shear-clinching has proven to be a suitable technology for joining of high-strength materials. However, the mechanical properties of the upper joining partner are limited due to the high strains, which occur during the process. Therefore, shear-clinching of the high-strength aluminum alloy AA7075 in the T6 temper is not possible. Yet, the mechanical properties of hardenable alloys of the 7000 series can be influenced by a heat treatment. Thus, within the scope of this work, the joinability of the high-strength alloy AA7075 in shear-clinching processes in dependance of its temper is investigated. The as fabricated state F, the artificially aged T6 temper, a paint baked state and the naturally aged T4 temper are compared to the fully solution annealed W temper as well as to a retrogression heat-treated state. For retrogression heat treatment, a laser is used as heat source, heating up the alloy for a short term in order to only partially dissolve precipitations. The resulting mechanical properties are determined with uniaxial tensile tests. Moreover, the influence of the mechanical properties of AA7075 on the shear-clinching process, the joint formation and the resulting joint strength is analyzed.
Wiesenmayer, S., & Merklein, M. (2021). Investigation of the joinability of the high-strength aluminum alloy AA7075 in shear-clinching processes. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part L-Journal of Materials-Design and Applications. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/14644207211067935
Wiesenmayer, Sebastian, and Marion Merklein. "Investigation of the joinability of the high-strength aluminum alloy AA7075 in shear-clinching processes." Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part L-Journal of Materials-Design and Applications (2021).