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Development of Spot Weld Failure Parameters

By Darlene Kerr on Friday, February 22nd, 2013


Six EWI associates were recently published in Science and Technology of Welding & Joining.  Their article, “Development of Spot Weld Failure Parameters for Full Vehicle Crash Modelling,” is in the April 2013 issue. 

In the article, the authors presented a cost- and time-effective process to create spot-weld failure parameters for failure models implemented in LS-DYNA.  The process includes a design-of-experiments approach, welding and testing, finite element modeling, statistical analysis, vailidation, and implementation.

EWI Authors:  Yu-Ping Yang; Jerry Gould; Warren Peterson; Fabian Orth; Paul Zelenak; and Wael Al Fakir.

EWI members can request the article from the EWI Library on the Member Central website.  If you’re not a member, consider joining.  EWI librarians offer members literature search and article retrieval services.  Find out about all the benefits of EWI membership.

The article is available for purchase at IngentaConnect

Posted by Darlene Kerr, EWI Manager of Library and Information Services; 614.688.5224; dkerr@ewi.org.

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