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Fatigue Analysis of Spot-Welded Joints using Finite Element Analysis Approach

M. M., Rahman and R. A., Bakar and M. M., Noor and M. S. M., Sani and M. R. M., Rejab (2007) Fatigue Analysis of Spot-Welded Joints using Finite Element Analysis Approach. In: Regional Conference on Engineering Mathematics, Mechanics, Manufacturing & Architecture (EM3 ARC) 2007, 27-28 November 2007 , Kuala Lumpur. . (Unpublished)


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This paper presents the technique of the fatigue analysis of spot-weld joints to predict the lifetime and location of the weakest spot-welds due to the imposed loading conditions. A simple model was used to illustrate the technique of spot-weld fatigue analysis. Finite element model and analysis were carried out utilizing the finite element analysis commercial codes. Linear elastic finite element analysis was carried out to predict the stress state along the weld direction. It can be seen from the results that the predicted life greatly influence the sheet thickness, nugget diameter and loading conditions of the model. Acquired results were shown the predicted life for the nugget and the two sheets around the circumference of the spot-weld at which angle the worst damage occurs. It can be seen that the sheet-2 appeared the maximum stress range among the model. The spot-welding fatigue analysis techniques are awfully essential for automotive structure design.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Prof. Dr. Md Mustafizur Rahman (M. M. Rahman) Prof. Dato’ Dr. Rosli Abu Bakar (R. A. Bakar) Dr. Mohd Ruzaimi Mat Rejab (M. R. M. Rejab) Muhamad Mat Noor (M. M. Noor) Mohd Shahrir Mohd Sani (M. S. M. Sani)
Uncontrolled Keywords: spot-weld structure, finite element analysis, fatigue, stress-life, variable amplitude loading
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Pn. Hazlinda Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 31 May 2011 02:09
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2018 05:54
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