Macroscopic Modeling of Flow Drill Screw Connections

Flow-drill screws (FDS) are used in the automotive industry to join parts in the load-bearing structure of cars. The process is a simple one-step procedure, which requires access only from one side of the assembly, and a variety of dissimilar materials may be joined. As it is easy to automate, the FDS technology is well suited for the production lines in the automotive industry.