Ultrasonic welding (USW) is an alternative solution for the bonding process especially in automotive industry. Ultrasonic welding of metals is a joining technique as a combination of applying pressure and frictional vibrations within the range of ultrasonic frequencies. In automotive industry, ultrasonic welding is often used for wired connections. As an alternative for crimping technology of multi‐strand aluminum cables in wire bonding, ultrasonic welding is used. This work presents a thermomechanical analysis of the interface between two mating parts in USW. For this reason, the temperature distribution at bonding locations inside a wire bundle due to frictional vibrations and pressure is investigated using the finite element method (FEM). The obvious difference in microsections from different welding samples, which originates from different local temperature rises, was the motivation for this study to further investigate the thermomechanical aspects of the USW by use of finite element simulations. (© 2017 Wiley‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)
Proceedings in Applied Mathematics & Mechanics – Wiley
Published: Jan 1, 2017
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