Static and dynamic testing and modelling of aluminium joints with flow-drill screw connections
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Original versionInternational Journal of Impact Engineering. 2018, 155 58-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2018.01.008
A new component test suited for quasi-static and dynamic testing of flow-drill screw connections is presented. The component specimen was made of two different aluminium alloys, and included connections with two material combinations. Large-scale finite element simulations were carried out of each test, in which the connections were modelled with a constraint-based macroscopic model. An improvement of the connection modelling technique is presented. The model was calibrated to cross tension, cross mixed and single lap-joint tests, and validated with peeling and the component tests.