AbstractIn this paper, we report on work that focused on extending the capability and broaden the applicability of the friction-riveting process for joining stacks composed of a wide range of multi-layer polymer-to-metals and similar and dissimilar metals. We first present direct experimental evidence of our use of this process to join aluminum-to-steel dissimilar metals with steel rivets. We have demonstrated for the first time the use of magnesium as a rivet material for joining carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) stacks, aluminum as a rivet material to laminate magnesium to CFRP, and aluminum-to-aluminum similar metal joining and aluminum-to-steel dissimilar metal joining with steel rivets. Our work sheds light on detailed process parameter optimization and the corresponding process response behavior, thus advancing our understanding of this complex joining method for a wide range of material combinations.
Published: April 19, 2023