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Zhao, T. (author), Broek, C.A. (author), Palardy, G. (author), Fernandez Villegas, I. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
The research in this paper is an essential part of a bigger effort on developing robust sequential ultrasonic welding of multi-spot welded joints in thermoplastic composites. It mainly focused on assessing the impact of the changes in boundary conditions on the welding process and whether it could be circumvented by using an appropriate...
journal article 2018
Zhao, T. (author), Palardy, G. (author), Fernandez Villegas, I. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
Ultrasonic welding is a promising assembly technique for thermoplastic composites and it is well-suited for spot welding. In this study, two typical welding process control strategies, i.e. displacement-controlled and energy-controlled welding, were selected to manufacture spot-welded joints. The influence of different boundary conditions,...
conference paper 2017
Zhao, T. (author), Palardy, G. (author), Fernandez Villegas, I. (author), Rans, C.D. (author), Martinez, M.J. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
The in-plane and out-of-plane mechanical behaviour of both ultrasonically spot-welded and mechanically fastened joints was investigated by double-lap shear and pull-through tests, respectively. Spot-welded specimens showed comparable onset failure load and significantly higher joint stiffness compared to mechanical fasteners when carrying shear...
journal article 2016