Resistance Spot Welding

Resistance Spot Welding
Fundamentals and Applications for the Automotive Industry

Menachem Kimchi, David H. Phillips
ISBN: 9781681731704 | PDF ISBN: 9781681731711
Copyright © 2017 | 127 Pages | Publication Date: September, 2017

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The early chapters of this book provide thorough coverage of resistance spot welding fundamentals and principles. Topics covered include lobe and current range curves, contact resistance vs. electrode force, dynamic resistance, heat balance, nugget growth, etc. Equipment issues such as machine types, power supplies, and electrodes are addressed. Subsequent chapters focus on specific spot welding challenges to modern automotive manufacturing. Approaches to welding modern materials including advanced high-strength steels, coated steels, and aluminum alloys are covered in much detail. The final chapters focus on many common production and quality control issues, such as electrode wear, monitoring and testing, computational modeling, and welding codes. The overall goal of the book is to provide a comprehensive resource for automotive engineers and technicians who work with modern spot welding equipment and automotive materials.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction to Resistance Spot Welding
Resistance Spot Welding Process Physics and Fundamentals
Resistance Spot Welding Machines, Electrodes, and Tooling
Resistance Spot Welding of Modern Steels
Resistance Spot Welding of Coated Advanced High-Strength Steels
Design and Weld Strength Considerations for Resistance Spot Welding
Resistance Spot Welding Quality, Testing, Monitoring, and Control
Resistance Spot Welding Production Issues
Overview of Resistance Spot Welding Codes and Standards
Author Biographies

About the Author(s)

Menachem Kimchi, The Ohio State University
Menachem Kimchi is a clinical professor in the Department of Material Science & Engineering, Welding Engineering Program at The Ohio State University. Previously, M. Kimchi was a principal research engineer, technology leader, and business development manager for EWI Manufacturing. Menachem has been involved extensively with research and development projects for the Automotive and Steel industries and published over 80 technical papers in the areas of Resistance and Solid State Welding processes of advanced materials.

David H. Phillips, The Ohio State University
Dr. David Phillips is a professor of Practice in the Welding Engineering program at The Ohio State University. After completing his Masterss degree in Welding Engineering in 1986, he spent approximately 20 years in industry, with most of his experience in the aerospace and automotive sectors. David then earned his Ph.D. in Welding Engineering and began teaching at Ohio State in 2008 where he now teaches a variety of welding processes and weld metallurgy courses from sophomore to graduate level. David is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Welding Engineering, an International Welding Engineer (I.W.E.), and a Certified Welding Inspector (C.W.I.). He is also the author of a recently published textbook titled Welding Engineering: An Introduction.

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