Ultrasonic joining of lightweight alloy/fiber-reinforced polymer hybrid structures

Eduardo E. Feistauer, Sergio T. Amancio-Filho

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This chapter presents the basics of the Taguchi design of experiments (DoE) and response surface methodology (RSM), with focus on their application for a profound understanding and optimization of metal-polymer joining technologies. It also presents case studies for Taguchi design and Response Surface Method that are examples from research works within the Advanced Polymer-Metal Hybrid Structures Group at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany, and its international cooperation projects. The most common RSM DoEs are the three-level full factorial, the Box-Behnken, and the Central Composite. The selection of the Taguchi DoE in substitution to a full-factorial DoE has shown to be an interesting tool to an initial understanding of microstructure and mechanical performance of friction spot double-lap joints. The DoE approach designed by Taguchi is a powerful statistical method that enables optimizing the performance of a product, process, design, and system with a significant reduction in experiments, time, and costs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJoining of Polymer-Metal Hybrid Structures
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Applications
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781119429807
ISBN (Print)9781118177631
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Box-behnken
  • Composite structures
  • Design of experiments
  • Mechanical performance
  • Metal-polymer joining technologies
  • Response surface methodology
  • Taguchi method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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