Hong Tae Kang
University of Michigan
DurabilitySpot weldingUltimate tensile strengthEngineeringFatigue limitFinite element methodComposite materialMetallurgyMaterials scienceWeldingJoint (geology)Magnesium alloyCarbon fiber reinforced polymerStructural stressAluminiumFiberMagnesiumVibration fatigueStructural engineeringAdhesiveStress (mechanics)
83Publications
17H-index
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#1Hong Tae Kang (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 17
#2Abolhassan Khosrovaneh (GM: General Motors)H-Index: 10
Last. Urban J. De Souza (GM: General Motors)H-Index: 1
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#1Hong Tae Kang (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 17
#2K. Kari (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 1
Last. Y. L. Lee (FCA US LLC: Chrysler Group LLC)H-Index: 1
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In this project, a front shock tower of a passenger vehicle is developed with various magnesium alloys and joining methods. To predict the fatigue life of the joints in the structure, fatigue tests of various joint specimens including friction stir linear welding, self-piecing rivet joint with and without adhesive, and friction stir spot welding were conducted. The magnesium alloys used for the specimens are AM60 (cast), AM30 (extrusion), and AZ31 (sheet). Various finite element modeling techniq...
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#1Hong Tae Kang (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 17
#2K. Kari (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 1
Last. Y. L. Lee (FCA US LLC: Chrysler Group LLC)H-Index: 1
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Magnesium alloys are considered as an alternative material to reduce vehicle weight due to their weight which are 33% lighter than aluminum alloys. There has been a significant expansion in the applications of magnesium alloys in automotives components in an effort to improve fuel efficiency through vehicle mass reduction. In this project, a simple front shock tower of passenger vehicle is constructed with various magnesium alloys. To predict the fatigue behavior of the structure, fatigue proper...
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#1Yung-Li Lee (FCA US LLC: Chrysler Group LLC)H-Index: 13
#2Hong Tae Kang (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 17
There are two commonly used vibration test methods in the engineering industry to validate a product to meet its durability and design life requirements, sinusoidal vibration and random vibration. The choice of the test method depends on the source of the dominant forcing input. For example, sinusoidal vibration is often used for testing engine accessories, manifolds, and components mounted on manifolds that are primarily experienced engine firing loads. Random vibration is usually applied to ve...
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#1Hong Tae Kang (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 17
#2Yung-Li Lee (FCA US LLC: Chrysler Group LLC)H-Index: 13
Resistance spot-welding technology has been widely employed in joining thin sheet metals in the automotive industry for decades. During the service life of structures, the resistance spot-welded joints are frequently exposed to various services’ loading conditions that could result in potential fatigue failure. Thus, design engineers are always interested in understanding fatigue behavior of the spot-welded joints and in predicting fatigue life of the spot-welded joints. However, the fatigue lif...
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#1Zhen Zhen Lei (Chongqing University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 1
#2Hong Tae Kang (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 17
Last. Yonggang Liu (Chongqing University)H-Index: 17
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This project is focused on the finite element (FE) analysis for mechanical characteristics of resistance spot welding (RSW) process with three sheets stack up instead of conventional two sheets assemblies because of its wide application in automobile industry. It is proved that the protuberances region localized in the nugget area induced in the welding process are more inclined to have fatigue failure such as cracks and fracture. Local stress and strain distributions for three sheets stack up u...
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#1Yung-Li Lee (FCA US LLC: Chrysler Group LLC)H-Index: 13
#2Mark E. Barkey (UA: University of Alabama)H-Index: 20
Last. Hong Tae Kang (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 17
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The local strain–life method was developed in the late 1950s and was shown to be more effective for low- and midcycle fatigue life prediction than the stress-life approach for the fatigue analysis of components. This approach is also preferred when the load history is irregular, where the mean stress and the load sequence effects are thought to be of importance. This method also provides a rational approach to differentiate the high cycle fatigue and the low cycle fatigue regimes as well as to i...
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#1Yung-Li LeeH-Index: 13
#2Mark E. BarkeyH-Index: 20
Last. Hong Tae KangH-Index: 17
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Understand why fatigue happens and how to model, simulate, design and test for it with this practical, industry-focused reference. Written to bridge the technology gap between academia and industry, the "Metal Fatigue Analysis Handbook" presents state-of-the-art fatigue theories and technologies alongside more commonly used practices, with working examples included to provide an informative, practical, complete toolkit of fatigue analysis. Prepared by an expert team with extensive industrial, re...
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#1Hong Tae Kang (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 17
#2Abolhassan Khosrovaneh (GM: General Motors)H-Index: 10
Last. Hua Chu Shih (U.S. Steel)H-Index: 4
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#1Hong Tae Kang (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 17
#2Abolhassan Khosrovaneh (GM: General Motors)H-Index: 10
Last. Todd M. Link (U.S. Steel)H-Index: 6
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