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Considering the advances of lightweight materials, such as Aluminium, Magnesium and composite materials, as well as their growing use in various applications, the demand for dissimilar materials joining methods is increasing, as more modern hybrid structures in various industries are using these novel materials which need to be joined either between them or with traditional ones. The paper presents the results of a project aimed to develop a simple and efficient tool for the selection of suitable joining methods for a large variety of dissimilar materials, and capable to provide a summary of technical information, including process parameters and limitations, required equipment, joint structural performances, etc. for each selected method. The dissimilar joining selection tool DIJO-S was developed using Excel environment, which is very accessible to most of the users, user friendly and visually attractive by using the functions of Visual Basic. After processing the input data, the selection tool provides not just the summary of the suitable joining methods, but also detailed process fiches, which support the user for selecting the best feasible option.
Author(s): Ulianov C, Araya K, Lupescu O, Badanac A
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Applied Mechanics and Materials
Online publication date: 24/11/2015
Acceptance date: 06/04/2015
ISSN (print): 1660-9336
ISSN (electronic): 1662-7482
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Inc.
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