Materials Mechanics

Advanced Polymer-Metal Hybrid Structures

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The development of new materials and fabrication techniques has become a matter of success for different industries, such as transportation, medical appliances and civil engineering. The development of new lightweight alloys, such as aluminium, magnesium and titanium, as well as of advanced polymer-based materials, such as Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FRP) and nanocomposites, has changed the current paradigm in the design of lightweight constructions.

In this way, advanced engineered composites are being increasingly mixed with lightweight metals aiming to increase the weight-to-strength structural performance of transportation components for reducing fuel consumption and gas emission. Therefore, alternative and advanced joining technologies are required to to join such multi-material structures.

Joining Dissimilar Materials

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Prize winning joining techniques recently developed at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), such as FricRiveting, Injection Clinching Joining (ICJ) and Friction Spot Welding/Joining (FSpW/J) have been devised in order to try to overcome or attenuate the limitations found in current polymer-metal joining methods.

In this way, the performance of polymer-metal hybrid components fabricated by these new joining technologies could be improved in a reliable, faster and more environmental friendly manner. Therefore the Young Investigator Group “Advanced Polymer-Metal Hybrid Structures” aims to face the scientific and technological challenges involved in joining the new polymer-metal hybrid structures in engineering applications.


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Carbon Is Cleverly Joined with Metal: HZG Scientist Receives Henry Granjon Prize for New Methodology - 07.2016

The renowned International Institute of Welding (IIW) has annually granted the most important emerging scientist award in the area of joining technology since 1948 the renowned International Institute of Welding (IIW) awards annually the most emerging young professionals and scientists award in the area of joining technology: the Henry Granjon Prize. On July 10th 2016, Dr. Seyed Goushegir was awarded this year’s prestigious prize at the IIW's 69th annual meeting in Melbourne. He received the prize for his work within the Institute of Materials Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht. More


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Successful PhD defense - Mr. Seyed Goushegir (currently Ilmenau University of Technology) - 22.09.2015

We would like to congratulate Mr. Seyed Goushegir for his successful PhD-defense on 22nd September 2015 at the Hamburg University of Technology! The subject of his PhD thesis was "Friction Spot Joining of metal-composite hybrid structures". The work was advised by Prof. Amancio. The staff of the Polymer-Metal Hybrid Structures Group would like to wish him great success in his future career.


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Successful PhD defense - Mr. Andre Abibe (currently Danfoss Silicon Power GmbH) - 17.12.2015

We would like to congratulate Mr. Andre Abibe for his successful PhD-defense on 17th September 2015 at the Hamburg University of Technology! The subject of his PhD thesis was "Friction-based injection clinching joining (F-ICJ): a new joining method for hybrid lightweight structures". The work was advised by Prof. Amancio. The staff of the Polymer-Metal Hybrid Structures Group would like to wish him great success in his future career.


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Best Paper Award, ANTEC 2016 - Prof. Sergio Amancio - 23.05.2016

We would like to congratulate Prof. Sergio Amancio, who was honoured at the annual ANTEC conference from the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in Indianapolis, USA, with the “Best Paper Award” for the development of a new heat input model for the Friction Riveting Technique (FricRiveting). The new riveting technology was devised for engineering plastics, composites and metal-polymer hybrid joints. The winning paper “PRELIMINARY ANALYTICAL MODELING OF HEAT INPUT IN FRICTION RIVETING”, reported for the first time the description of heat generation in friction-riveted polymer/aluminium hybrid joints. The work from Sergio Amancio was selected by an independent international panel of experts to receive the prize at the Special Interest Group of “Joining of Polymers and Composites”.