Special Issue "Advanced Joining Technologies for Automotive Lightweight Structures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 February 2023) | Viewed by 2735
High-strength aluminium alloys are increasingly used in the automotive industry, in combination with high-strength steels, polymers and composites, in order to meet the demand for lightweight high-strength structures for more fuel-efficient vehicles and electric vehicles with superior crash protection. Accordingly, there has been a shift in joining techniques, from spot welding to hybrid joining approaches. This Special Issue aims to offer a forum for exchange in fundamental understanding and technological advances in automotive lightweight structure joining solutions, among worldwide academics, research scientists and expert automotive engineers, with a focus on aluminium alloys and their joining with steel and polymers. The scope covers physical experiments, joint design, characterization and assessment, and process simulation and optimization on the following key joining technologies:
- Solid state joining methods—friction stir welding (FSW), self-piercing riveting (SPR), and magnetic pulse welding (MPW), etc.
- Fusion welding and resistance welding—laser beam welding (LBW), electron beam welding (EBW), cold metal transfer (CMT) welding, resistance spot welding, etc.
- Hybrid joining methods and adhesive bonding.
In addition, all aspects of research, development and applications relating to the joining of automotive lightweight structures are welcome.
Dr. Yan Huang
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- lightweight structures
- automotive manufacturing
- joining technologies
- solid state joining
- fusion welding
- resistance welding
- hybrid joining
- adhesive bonding