The effect of welding parameters on fracture toughness of resistance spot-welded galvanized DP600 automotive steel sheets

HAYAT F. , Sevim I.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY, cilt.58, ss.1043-1050, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 58
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00170-011-3428-x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1043-1050


The aim of this study was to evaluate the fracture toughness of resistance spot welded (RSW) lap joints of galvanized DP600 steels. RSW lap joints galvanized DP600 steel sheets were performed on spot welded in a pneumatic, phase-shift-controlled, and 0-9 kA effective weld current capable AC spot welding machine. Defect-free RSW lap joints were produced on galvanized DP600 steel sheets. Fracture toughness of RSW lap joints were calculated from the results of shearing tensile tests: the dependence of fracture toughness to welding current, welding time, and hardness of welding zone for galvanized DP600 steel sheets. According to the experimental data, the fracture toughness increases as welding current and welding time increase up to a certain value, then the fracture toughness starts to decrease. Also, it was seen that the fracture toughness varies with the hardness of the welding zone. This variation is related to welding current.