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Eftekharimilani, P. (author)
The potential for weight reduction, ease of manufacturing and improved crashworthiness makes advanced and ultra high strength steels attractive for automotive applications. Resistance spot welding is by far the most widely used joining method in the automotive industry due to the high operating speeds, the reliability of the process and the...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Agarwal, G. (author)
Preventing solidification cracking is an essential prerequisite for the safety of a welded structure. An undetected solidification crack has the potential to cause premature failure during service. Two conditions generated by a weld thermal cycle are responsible for the initiation of solidification cracks. The first is the presence of excessive...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Den Uijl, N.J. (author)
The introduction of advanced high strengths steels enabled automotive manufacturers to simultaneously reduce weight and increase safety of vehicles. However issues were reported concerning the weldability of these steels. These issues concerned both the manufacturability as well as the performance of resistance spot welded joints. The...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Dutta, R.K. (author)
doctoral thesis 2015
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Gao, H. (author)
Allseas Engineering bv is an engineering center of the Allseas group, a major player in the offshore pipe lay market and recently expanding the activities to the offshore heavy lift sector. Because of the necessity to design and build lifting structures and equipment of a tremendously high capacity, the demand for high-strength steels usage has...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Akbari Pazooki, A.M. (author)
The local material expansion and contraction involved in welding result in permanent deformations or instability i.e., welding distortion. Considerable efforts have been made in controlling welding distortion prior to, during or after welding. Thermal Tensioning (TT) describes a group of in-situ methods to control welding distortion. In these...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Popovich, V.A. (author)
Due to pressure from the photovoltaic industry to decrease the cost of solar cell production, there is a tendency to reduce the thickness of silicon wafers. Unfortunately, wafers contain defects created by the various processing steps involved in solar cell production, which significantly reduce the strength of the wafers and cells. Therefore, a...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Ohms, C. (author)
Welding is applied in many industrial sectors to join components, and has become an important manufacturing process because it enables the fabrication of structures that could not otherwise be constructed. Weld regions have inhomogeneous microstructures and are more susceptible to crack initiation and crack propagation than the surrounding base...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Schenk, T. (author)
In past decades, mitigation methods have been developed to reduce welding distortion using different approaches such as low-stress no distortion welding with additional cooling, pre-deformation, thermal tensioning, or by using optimized welding sequences. One parameter that affects the distortion, wich is not explicitly considered in most...
doctoral thesis 2011
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Zhao, C. (author)
Understanding the fluid flow in weld pools contributes significantly toward controlling the heat distribution in the base material and the mass distribution of molten base and additive materials. Currently, most investigations focus primarily on numerical models, due to the experimental difficulties associated with the challenging environment in...
doctoral thesis 2011
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Amirthalingam, M. (author)
The Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) are promising solutions for the production of lighter automobiles which reduce fuel consumption and increase passenger safety by improving crash-worthiness. Transformation Induced Plasticity Steel (TRIP) are part of the advanced high strength steels which offers a high strength and toughness combination...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Van Kranenburg, C. (author)
Fatigue is a gradual process of local strength reduction. It is a phenomenon of damage accumulation at stress concentrations caused by fluctuating stresses and/or strains. In metals this results in microscopic cracks. These will start to grow under continued cyclic loading until final failure occurs. The process of fatigue is essentially a...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Yudodibroto, B.Y.B. (author)
The purpose of this research is to obtain insight into the oscillation behaviour of the liquid metal and the arc behaviour during GMA welding. Observations of the weld pool and the arc were undertaken by visual means using a high-speed video and by analysis of the voltage. To deal with the complex phenomena that take place, the research is...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Kerstens, N.F.H. (author)
The purpose of this work is to investigate the factors influencing the resistance upset butt welding process to obtain an understanding of the metal behaviour and welding process characteristics, so that new automotive steels can be welded with reduced development time and fewer failures in production. In principle the welding process is rather...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Van der Aa, E.M. (author)
One of the major problems during welding of thin plate structures is the occurrence of buckling distortion. This type of distortion is caused by the formation of compressive welding stresses; when these stresses exceed a certain critical stress level, the structure will buckle. Most methods for eliminating the welding induced buckling distortion...
doctoral thesis 2007
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Thiessen, R.G. (author)
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doctoral thesis 2006
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Van Bohemen, S.M.C. (author)
Steel is one of the most commonly used materials today, especially in industrial sectors such as ship building and the automotive industry. In order to meet the requirements for steel applications, new multi-phase steels are being developed. The microstructure of these steels consists of a variety of different phases, which leads to superior...
doctoral thesis 2004
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