Mechanical Joining of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites to Metals—A Review. Part II: Riveting, Clinching, Non-Adhesive Form-Locked Joints, Pin and Loop Joining

Anna Galińska , Cezary Galiński


As fiber reinforced plastic composites gain an increasingly larger share in aerospace structures, the problem of joining them with metal elements becomes significant. The current paper is the second part of the literature review, which gathers and evaluates knowledge about methods suitable for the mechanical joining of composite and metal elements. This paper reviews the joining methods other than bolted joining, which are discussed in the first part of the review, namely self-piercing riveting, friction riveting, clinching, non-adhesive form-locked joints, pin joints, and loop joints. Some of those methods are full-fledged and employed in commercial applications, whereas others are merely ideas tested at the level of specimens. The current review describes the ideas and the qualities of the joining methods as well as the experimental work carried out so far. The summary section of this paper contains a comparison of those methods with the reference to their qualities, which is important from the point of view of a composite structure designer: possibility of the joint disassembly, damages induced in composite, complication level, weight penalty, range of possible materials to be joined, and the joint strength.
Author Anna Galińska (FPAE / IAAM)
Anna Galińska,,
- The Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics
, Cezary Galiński (FPAE / IAAM)
Cezary Galiński,,
- The Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics
Journal seriesPolymers, ISSN 2073-4360
Issue year2020
Keywords in EnglishAdhesives, Reinforcement, Riveting, Fiber reinforced plastics
ASJC Classification1600 General Chemistry; 2507 Polymers and Plastics
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); after publication
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Score (nominal)100
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ScoreMinisterial score = 100.0, 11-09-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.057; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 2.935 (2) - 2017=3.509 (5)
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