Influence of the process parameters on the quality and efficiency of the resistance spot welding process of advanced high-strength complex-phase steels
UNIVERSAL IDENTIFIER: http://hdl.handle.net/11093/2551
EDITED VERSION: https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4701/11/10/1545
UNESCO SUBJECT: 3315 Tecnología Metalúrgica ; 3306 Ingeniería y Tecnología Eléctricas ; 3316.14 Soldaduras
DOCUMENT TYPE: article
In this study, the effects of electrical characteristics of an inverter combined with main welding parameters on the resistance spot weldability of advanced high strength steels (AHSS) CP1000 is investigated. The main welding parameters, current and time, were varied. The effects on the geometry and microstructure of the weld spot, the diameter of the weld pad, the hardness, the shear strength, and the efficiency of the process were studied, and the results were compared for two switching frequencies of the medium frequency converter. Furthermore, the weldability lobes were obtained as a function of the shear strength, for both frequencies. This work shows that the quality of the welding, in the established terms, is better when a lower frequency is used, even though the parameterization of the welding equipment can be easier for higher frequencies.
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