Strength prediction of weld-bonded joints

Journal Article
Darwish, A. Al-Samhan, S.M. . 2003
weld-bond, bonding
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International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives
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The present work aimed at predicting the strength of weld-bonded joints. For comparison purposes, adhesive-bonded and resistance spot-welded joints were also included in this study. The present work demonstrated that, the major principal stress predicted in spot-welded joints is nearly five to six times, when compared with those associated with weld-bonded and adhesive-bonded joints, respectively The present work also demonstrated the effective role played by the adhesive layer in strengthening weld-bonded joints.