VB8006 - Joining of dissimilar materials


Course content

Joining is recognized as a core element of innovative and sustainable manufacturing. Emerging trends in manufacturing such as light weighting, increased performance and functionality increases the use of multi-material, hybrid structures and the need for joining of dissimilar materials. This corse summarizes state of the art research in joining dissimilar materials. Current and emerging joining technologies are reviewed according to the mechanisms of joint formation, i.e.; mechanical, chemical, thermal, or hybrid processes. Methods for process selection are described. Future challenges for research on joining dissimilar materials are summarized.

Learning outcome

Knowledge about the different joining principles: Mechanical – A joint generated through a mechanical mechanism. Examples include: Screw joining, riveting, clinching, and flanging, sewing, winding, interference fit and gripping through plastic deformation 2. Chemical – A bond formed through chemical reaction. Examples include: Adhesive bonding, adhesive-bolt hybrid joining, potting 3. Thermal – A bond formed through applying thermal energy. This includes fusion and solid state processes, arc welding, brazing, electron beam welding, friction welding, lasers, electrical resistance welding, etc.

Learning methods and activities

Seminars and self study, laboratory work

Further on evaluation

Exam is asessment of quality on written end term paper

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Engineering (PHIV)

Required previous knowledge

Relevant master thesis or similar

Course materials

Papers. Mainly CIRP keynote "Joining of Dissimilar materials"

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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Machine Design
  • Materials and Processes
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


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