Characteristics of Cast and Welded Aluminium Nodes

  1. Dr. P. J. Winkler
  1. Jack Ødegård,
  2. Mario Polanco,
  3. Freddy Syvertsen and
  4. Harald Sund

Published Online: 23 DEC 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527606025.ch5

Materials for Transportation Technology, Volume 1

Materials for Transportation Technology, Volume 1

How to Cite

Ødegård, J., Polanco, M., Syvertsen, F. and Sund, H. (2000) Characteristics of Cast and Welded Aluminium Nodes, in Materials for Transportation Technology, Volume 1 (ed P. J. Winkler), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606025.ch5

Editor Information

  1. DaimlerChrysler AG, Forschung und Technologie, Postfach 800 465, 81663 München, Germany; Tel.: 089–607 22393; Fax: 089–607 28627

Author Information

  1. SINTEF Materials Technology, Trondheim - Norway

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 DEC 2005
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2000

Book Series:

  1. EUROMAT 99

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527301249

Online ISBN: 9783527606023

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Keywords:

  • transportation technology;
  • materials;
  • automotive;
  • cast;
  • welded aluminium nodes;
  • characteristics

Summary

In this paper a comparative study between sand-cast and MIG welded aluminium joints is presented. By careful local design and strength analysis, in parallel with filling and solidification simulation, a cast node was produced with roughly the same nominal dimensions as the welded node. Subject to a special heat treatment procedure the cast node displayed somewhat higher energy absorption capacity, cp. with the welded nodes.