Surface modification for improving the formability of SPA laminated composite

Ekici B. , Altintas S.

ADVANCES IN ENGINEERING SOFTWARE, vol.30, no.7, pp.451-458, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0965-9978(98)00129-x
  • Page Numbers: pp.451-458
  • Keywords: Steel-Polymer-Aluminium laminated composite, adhesives, Steel-Polymer-Steel laminates, STEEL LAMINATE


The effect of surface modification on the formability of Steel-Polymer-Aluminium (SPA) laminated composites was investigated. Different types of adhesives were used as polymer layer. The layer thickness varied from 0.1 to 0.4 mm. Various surface modification models were designed. The combinations of surface models, adhesive types and layer thickness effects were investigated by both the experimental and numerical methods. The experimental results showed that the formability of SPA laminated composite is improved by surface modification. In addition to this, the effects of layer thickness and adhesive types were also observed. Experimental results were used to construct a numerical model to study the effect of these variables. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.