Friction Stir Welding of Wrought Aluminium Alloys - A Short Review

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Volume-32 Number-2
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : Jacob John, Shanmughanatan S.P, Kiran M.B
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V32P214


Jacob John, Shanmughanatan S.P, Kiran M.B"Friction Stir Welding of Wrought Aluminium Alloys - A Short Review", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V32(2),76-81 February 2016. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group

Friction stir processing (FSP) is one of the new and promising thermo mechanical solid state welding process that alters the microstructural and mechanical properties of the material with low production cost in less time using a simple and inexpensive tool. Preliminary studies of different FS processed alloys report the processed zone to contain fine grained, homogeneous and equiaxes microstructure. Several studies have been conducted to optimize the process and relate various process parameters like rotational, traverse speeds and plunge depth to obtain the ultra fine grained microstructure. In this paper, a detailed survey has been made for the suitability of friction stir welding for the various grades of aluminium alloys for their industrial and commercial applications.


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