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M. Sc. Fabian Kappe

M. Sc. Fabian Kappe

Werkstoff- und Fügetechnik

Research Associate - work group mechanical joining

+49 5251 60-5328
Pohlweg 47-49
33098 Paderborn

Transregional Collaborative Research Centre 285

Member - Research Associate - Teilprojekt C02

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Increasing flexibility of self-piercing riveting by reducing tool–geometry combinations using cluster analysis in the application of multi-material design

F. Kappe, L. Schadow, M. Bobbert, G. Meschut, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part L Journal of Materials Design and Applications (2022)


Determining the properties of multi‑range semi‑tubular self‑piercing riveted joints

F. Kappe, S. Wituschek, M. Bobbert, G. Meschut, Production Engineering (2022)



Influence of various procedures for the determination of flow curves on the predictive accuracy of numerical simulations for mechanical joining processes

M. Böhnke, F. Kappe, M. Bobbert, G. Meschut, Materials Testing (2021), 63(6), pp. 493-500

The predictive quality of numerical simulations for mechanical joining processes depends on the implemented material model, especially regarding the plasticity of the joining parts. Therefore, experimental material characterization processes are conducted to determine the material properties of sheet metal and generate flow curves. In this regard, there are a number of procedures which are accompanied by varying experimental efforts. This paper presents various methods of determining flow curves for HCT590X as well as EN AW-6014, including varying specimen geometries and diverse hardening laws for extrapolation procedures. The flow curves thus generated are compared considering the variety of plastic strains occurring in mechanical joining processes. The material data generated are implemented in simulation models for the joining technologies, clinching and self-piercing riveting. The influence of the varied methods on the predictive accuracy of the simulation model is analysed. The evaluation of the differing flow curves is achieved by comparing the geometric formation of the joints and the required joining forces of the processes with experimentally investigated joints.

Investigation of the influence of varying tumbling strategies on a tumbling self-piercing riveting process

S. Wituschek, F. Kappe, M. Lechner, Production Engineering (2021)


Joining suitability of cast aluminium for self-piercing riveting

M. Neuser, F. Kappe, M. Busch, O. Grydin, M. Bobbert, M. Schaper, G. Meschut, T. Hausotte, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (2021), 012005



Investigation of influencing parameters on the joint formation of the self-piercing riveting process

F. Kappe, S. Wituschek, M. Lechner, M. Bobbert, G. Meschut, M. Merklein, 2020

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