Vibration Welding of Glass Filled Nylon 66 - Effect of Part Geometry 2001-01-0440
The purpose of this study was to determine the adequacy of butt and T-shape welds in predicting the burst strength of realistic nylon 66 parts. This study assessed the effects and interactions of vibration welding process parameters using a central composite design of experiment on selected part geometries. The results confirm that butt-welded plaques exhibit higher weld strengths under tensile load than T-welded plaques and simple cup-plaque parts. These latter two welds were typically 50% weaker than butt welds. A comparison of weld strengths suggests that the lab-scale T-joint geometry more closely models more complex vibration welded parts.