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Title: Parametric studies based mechanical and thermal modelling of spot welded joints
Author: Norbury, A. A. W.
ISNI:       0000 0004 6062 8457
Awarding Body: Liverpool John Moores University
Current Institution: Liverpool John Moores University
Date of Award: 2017
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This work has focused on formulating a experimental/numerical framework for the investigation of spot weld properties and performance. An Inverse temperature measurement approach has been established to predict the thermal history of a spot welded joints using remote thermocouples. This method incorporated the experimental data into an Artificial Neural Network (AAN) to predict cooling curves of the HAZ. Advanced modelling programs have been developed to simulate spot welded joints and thermocouples. Using the programs to investigate the effects of the key dimensional or material parameters on the mechanical or thermal response of spot welded joints of steels and different thermocouple joints relevant to their applications. Graphical User Interface Abaqus plug-ins of spot welded joints have developed using Python scripting and are used to investigate the effect of nugget size and sheet thickness on the stress and deformation of spot welded joints of steel. These works are important to establish an integrated approach to study the electrical, mechanical and thermal process of the spot welding process.
Supervisor: Ren, X. ; Rothwell, G. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery