Experimental investigation of a novel hybrid metal-composite joining technology

S. Ucsnik*, M. Scheerer, S. Zaremba, D. H. Pahr

*Corresponding author for this work

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An integrative joining technology between steel and carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRP) is presented for lightweight design applications in aviation industries. Small spikes are welded onto metal surfaces via "cold-metal transfer" which then build up a fibre-friendly fixation through form-closure with co-cured composites. Manufacture of such reinforced hybrid specimens and results of static tensile testings are discussed. Video-extensometry is applied to characterize the hybrid joints in terms of strength and failure history. Comparisons with epoxy bonded references show improvements in ultimate load, maximum deformation and energy absorption capacity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-374
Number of pages6
JournalComposites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • A. Hybrid
  • A. Polymer-matrix composites (PMCs)
  • D. Mechanical testing
  • E. Joints/joining

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials


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