Design of hybrid components joining zone through sensitivity analysis

DS 94: Proceedings of the Design Society: 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19)

Year: 2019
Editor: Wartzack, Sandro; Schleich, Benjamin; Gon
Author: Siqueira, Renan; Shugar, Sean; Mozgova, Iryna; Lachmayer, Roland
Series: ICED
Institution: Leibniz University Hannover
Section: Lightweight Design
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ISSN: 2220-4342


Multi-material structures are a trending topic for the industry. With a high application potential, such as lightweight or extended life cycle, different manufacturing technologies are further developed for this intent. One of these technologies is Tailored Forming, a process-chain capable of joining different metals and creating massive hybrid components. In parallel to this development, new challenges rise for design, which has the responsibility of finding an optimal use of this technology and produce higher-performance products. However, this task cannot be solved by conventional engineering approach, since strong manufacturing constraints are involved and a lack of understanding about the joining zone formed between the materials still exists. To fill this gap, the objective of this study is to analyse the influence of the joining zone design over the structure behaviour and establish a suitable design method. For that, a computer-aided environment was constructed and a parametric sensitivity analysis was executed, taking a hybrid shaft as example. At the end, the simulation?s results allowed a multi-objective optimisation and were able to generate first design guidelines.

Keywords: Computer Aided Design (CAD), Design methods, Lightweight design, Multi-material, Sensitivity Analysis


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