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Thermal Modeling of Al-Al and Al-Steel Friction Stir Spot Welding

Jedrasiak, P and Shercliff, HR and Reilly, A and McShane, GJ and Chen, YC and Wang, L and Robson, J and Prangnell, P (2016) Thermal Modeling of Al-Al and Al-Steel Friction Stir Spot Welding. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 25. pp. 4089-4098. ISSN 1059-9495

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© 2016, The Author(s). This paper presents a finite element thermal model for similar and dissimilar alloy friction stir spot welding (FSSW). The model is calibrated and validated using instrumented lap joints in Al-Al and Al-Fe automotive sheet alloys. The model successfully predicts the thermal histories for a range of process conditions. The resulting temperature histories are used to predict the growth of intermetallic phases at the interface in Al-Fe welds. Temperature predictions were used to study the evolution of hardness of a precipitation-hardened aluminum alloy during post-weld aging after FSSW.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div C > Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:34
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2018 06:36