Effect of double pulse resistance spot welding process on 15B22 hot stamped boron steel

Hwa Teng Lee, Yuan Chih Chang

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Abstract

Double pulse resistance spot welding process by applying a second step welding current is a new pathway to alter the mechanical properties for advanced high strength steels. Herein, the resistance spot welding (RSW) of hot stamped boron steel 15B22 by one-step and two-step welding with different welding currents is investigated. The results of the tensile–shear test, size of the weld nugget, hardness distribution, microstructure, and failure mode of different welding parameters are analyzed. The weldment of the two-step RSW with a higher heat input exhibits a lower tensile–shear load and lower fracture energy when the size of the weld nugget is large. The microstructural study reveals the appearance of a partially melted zone and sub-critical heat affected zone in the weldment where the fracture readily occurred. Thus, the two-step RSW process weakens the strength of the sample, which is attributed to the partial softening in the weldment due to the higher heat input.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1279
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalMetals
Volume10
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science

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