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LIGHT-weight high performance welded STRUCTures - LIGHTSTRUCT

Reference number
Coordinator KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - Institutionen för farkost och flyg
Funding from Vinnova SEK 3 000 000
Project duration January 2012 - December 2014
Status Completed
Venture FFI - Sustainable Production
End-of-project report 2011-03620_publik_EN.pdf (pdf, 507 kB)

Important results from the project

Investigate the possibility to use hybrid welding .Further development of weld quality system for hybrid welding. Increase the knowledge of local geometry, residual stresses and defects. Design and development of demonstrators manufactured with hybrid methods. Further development of the technology platform LOST for knowledge and education within Swedish universities. The project results will be used and further developed within several production units within Volvo CE and its suppliers and contribute to education within KTH, CTH and HV.

Expected long term effects

The weld process control the fatigue properties, process development and process control are key factors for the usage of high strength material. Within the project different production conditions for manufacturing of more effective welded products which sustain severe operation conditions are studied. Furthermore after treatment is reduced.

Approach and implementation

Measurement systems analysis and tests with plasma hybrid welding is performed and analysed. Mapping of the occurrence of weld gap has been conducted. Studies regarding implementation of control chart, control diagram and quality strategies has been started. A study to correlate the ISO-standard (ISO 9013) for cut edges with fatigue strength is performed.

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Last updated 9 January 2020

Reference number 2011-03620

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