Zettl B, Wiesenmayer S, Kraus M, Merklein M (2022)
Publication Type: Journal article
Publication year: 2022
Accumulative roll bonding belongs to the severe plastic deformation processes and is suitable for producing multi-layered as well as high-strength sheets through repeated rolling. After four accumulative roll bonding-cycles, the strength of the investigated AA6014-T4 alloy is elevated due to strain and fine grain hardening by 170% in yield strength and by 37% in ultimate tensile strength. This is accompanied by a significant decrease in material ductility which is disadvantageous for joining processes based on forming operations. Shear-clinching, however, can be used to join high-strength and low-ductile materials on the die side. Thus, it is a promising method for the mechanical joining of accumulative roll bonding components. The multi-layered and more brittle material is located on the die side whereas the single-layered base material with higher ductility is positioned on the punch side. At present, there is no scientific knowledge how the multi-layered material behaves in the shear-clinching process. Since the material is cut in the process, delamination effects could occur at the interfaces produced via accumulative roll bonding. Additionally, the investigation aims at the influence of the accumulative roll bonding process on the properties of the joints. They are expected to depend on the number of process cycles and thus on the change of mechanical properties of the multi-layered material. The bond strength of the shear-clinched joints is determined by shear and tensile tests. The areas of material failure are analysed via metallographic methods. From the failure behaviour and load-bearing capacity it is determined which number of accumulative roll bonding cycles is ideal for joining multi-layered sheets via shear-clinching.
Zettl, B., Wiesenmayer, S., Kraus, M., & Merklein, M. (2022). Investigation of the joinability of single- and multi-layered AA6014 sheets produced by accumulative roll bonding in the shear-clinching process. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part L-Journal of Materials-Design and Applications. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/14644207211069263
Zettl, Bastian, et al. "Investigation of the joinability of single- and multi-layered AA6014 sheets produced by accumulative roll bonding in the shear-clinching process." Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part L-Journal of Materials-Design and Applications (2022).