Analysis of the possibilities of joining thin-walled metallic and composite materials

  • 1 Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Technology, Materials and Computer Supported Production, Slovakia


This paper presents an overview of technologies for joining fibre-reinforced polymer composites to thin-walled metal sheets. It covers the areas of welding, bonding with different surface texturing as well as mechanical joining. It analyses the problems arising from the different mechanical, physical properties of metals and composite materials and presents the possibilities of solving them by the application of individual and combined joining technologies.



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