A new SPR fatigue estimation method for aluminium car body

  • Robin Thomas Varghese

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science by Research


    The thesis consists of an analysis of spot joint fatigue estimation models suitable for aluminium car body. The gaps were identified in the existing models and a new approach put forth for SPR fatigue estimation, with a body in white validation plan. In the process, SPR fatigue failure mechanisms were also analysed. The models were critically analysed, including the proposed one. Fatigue as a phenomenon and its perception in the automotive industry were also discussed. Avenues of future work were identified and discussed briefly.
    Date of Award2011
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • Coventry University
    SupervisorPaul Briskham (Supervisor) & Philip Swanson (Supervisor)

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