Dissimilar Materials of Friction Stir Welding - Overview

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© 2017 by IJETT Journal
Volume-44 Number-3
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : K. Nagendra Kumar, P. Ravikanth Raju
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V44P224


K. Nagendra Kumar, P. Ravikanth Raju "Dissimilar Materials of Friction Stir Welding - Overview", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V44(3),116-122 February 2017. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group

Friction Stir Welding is a joining process which involves the deformation of materials. In this process tool will generate the pressure and temperature and form solid state weld. This process is suitable for joining different materials, different mechanical and chemical properties, and different material structures. Fusion welding processes exhibits poor weldability by Welding of dissimilar aluminium alloys. Because of thin oxide layer formation, oxide layer tends to thicken at higher temperatures on the surface of aluminium alloys. This review addresses the Friction stir welding overview which includes the basic concept of the process, microstructure formation, influencing process parameters, typical defects in FSW process and some recent applications. The paper will also discuss some of the process variants of FSW such as Friction Stir Processing.


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Tool rotational speed, Friction Stir welding, dissimilar aluminium alloy.