IJAT Vol.7 No.1 pp. 114-119
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2013.p0114


Single-Side Resistance Spot Welding Process for Joining Pipes and Sheets

Hitomi Nishibata, Shota Kikuchi, Manabu Fukumoto,
and Masato Uchihara

Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. (Now at Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation), 1-8 Fuso-cho, Amagasaki, Hyogo 660-0891, Japan

July 19, 2012
October 23, 2012
January 5, 2013
resistance spot welding (RSW), indirect RSW, single-side RSW (SSSW), automobile, CAE analysis
This paper describes a Single-Side resistance Spot Welding (SSSW) process which is expected to be a productive welding technology for the joining of stamped sheet panels to hollow parts for auto bodies. To obtain guidelines for making a sound weld with the SSSW process, the effects of welding parameters and the alignment of specimens on nugget growth are investigated experimentally. In addition, a numerical study is carried out to discuss the mechanism of nugget growth in the SSSW process.
Cite this article as:
H. Nishibata, S. Kikuchi, M. Fukumoto, and M. Uchihara, “Single-Side Resistance Spot Welding Process for Joining Pipes and Sheets,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.7 No.1, pp. 114-119, 2013.
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