Resistance Spot Weldability of Galvanize Coated and Uncoated TRIP Steels


METALS, cilt.6, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3390/met6120299
  • Dergi Adı: METALS


In this study, the resistance spot weldabilty of zinc galvanize-coated and uncoated TRIP800 steels was investigated in detail. Depending on the welding parameters such as welding current and welding time, the effects of zinc coating on the weld nugget geometry, the tensile shear strength, the failure modes, the hardness, and the microstructure of the resistance spot-welded sample were studied, and the results are compared with that of uncoated weldment. The coating on the surface of the TRIP steel causes a decrease in the weld nugget size and tensile shear strength of the weldment, and it changes to failure mode of the test sample from pullout to interfacial or partial interfacial fracture. As compared with the uncoated sample, the galvanized TRIP800 steel weldment has required a larger critical nugget size for achieving the desired pullout fracture mode and acceptable tensile shear strength.