Macroscopic Modeling of Flow-Drill Screw Connections

In the last decades, the use of polymeric materials in the automotive industry has increased dramatically. This demand is linked to the good ratio between cost, density and mechanical properties for this class of materials . Moreover, injection modelling allows a very large range of shapes for the polymeric parts used in a car body. This combination of advantages makes polymers an ideal choice for automotive applications such as interior body parts as well as exterior bumpers.