Finite element modelling of frictional riveting process

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This thesis covers, the overview of the theoretical background of frictional riveting from previous research papers to have a basic foundation knowledge about it. Then after that a three-dimensional model of a frictional riveting was created using a Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. SolidWorks software was chosen for this thesis because of its ability to generate 3D model. After completing the 3D model using solid-work CAD software, the material used is Aluminum alloy AA6082 as the rivet and polycarbonate as the workpiece. A finite element analysis was done using explicit dynamics in Ansys software at different angular velocities of 1500, 1800, 2100, 2400, and 2700 revolution per min (rpm) of the spindle speed during the riveting process. The simulation at different angular velocity was done and the final results were evaluated. The penetration and deformation of AA6082 aluminum alloy rivet inside the polycarbonate workpiece was generated, they showed that a satisfactory results. The optimal frictional riveting joint was at the spindle speed of 2400 RPM to reach the depth of 10mm in respect to the simulation that was carried out in explicit dynamics on the Ansys software.

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