Skip to main content
main-content
Top

Hint

Swipe to navigate through the articles of this issue

07-07-2020 | IJMF 10th Anniversary - Advances in Material Forming | Issue 5/2020

International Journal of Material Forming 5/2020

Surface and mechanical characterization of stationary shoulder friction stir welded lap joints: experimental and numerical approach

Journal:
International Journal of Material Forming > Issue 5/2020
Authors:
Gianluca Buffa, Livan Fratini, Filomena Impero, Attilio Masnata, Fabio Scherillo, Antonino Squillace
Important notes

Publisher's Note

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Abstract

Friction Stir Welding (FSW) is one of the most used solid-state welding processes in the aeronautical, aerospace, ground transportation and naval fields. Stationary Shoulder Friction Stir Welding (SSFSW) is a recently introduced variant of the process allowing lower heat input into the joints, with beneficial effects in terms of joint mechanical properties, microstructure and top surface finish. In the paper, lap joints produced by SSFSW and made out of AA6082-T6 aluminum alloy sheets have been analyzed with the aim to investigate the effect of the stationary shoulder on the lap joints surface, metallurgical, and mechanical properties. The lap joints produced by SSFSW have been compared to the ones produced by “conventional” FSW in order to highlight the differences between the two processes. The top surface of the joints obtained with the two processes has been quantitatively evaluated. Finally, a dedicated numerical model has been utilized to highlight the causes of the observed differences through the distributions of the main field variables, namely temperature, strain and strain rate. It was found that SSFSW results in narrower weld nugget and smaller areas involved by micro hardness reduction caused by smaller peak temperature and high temperature zone. Additionally, better surface quality was found for the joint welded by SSFSW with lower heights and flash, allowing to avoid subsequent finishing operations needed for most industrial applications.

Please log in to get access to this content

To get access to this content you need the following product:

Springer Professional "Wirtschaft+Technik"

Online-Abonnement

Mit Springer Professional "Wirtschaft+Technik" erhalten Sie Zugriff auf:

  • über 69.000 Bücher
  • über 500 Zeitschriften

aus folgenden Fachgebieten:

  • Automobil + Motoren
  • Bauwesen + Immobilien
  • Business IT + Informatik
  • Elektrotechnik + Elektronik
  • Energie + Umwelt
  • Finance + Banking
  • Management + Führung
  • Marketing + Vertrieb
  • Maschinenbau + Werkstoffe
  • Versicherung + Risiko

Testen Sie jetzt 30 Tage kostenlos.

Springer Professional "Technik"

Online-Abonnement

Mit Springer Professional "Technik" erhalten Sie Zugriff auf:

  • über 50.000 Bücher
  • über 380 Zeitschriften

aus folgenden Fachgebieten:

  • Automobil + Motoren
  • Bauwesen + Immobilien
  • Business IT + Informatik
  • Elektrotechnik + Elektronik
  • Energie + Umwelt
  • Maschinenbau + Werkstoffe




Testen Sie jetzt 30 Tage kostenlos.

Literature
About this article

Other articles of this Issue 5/2020

International Journal of Material Forming 5/2020 Go to the issue

IJMF 10th Anniversary - Advances in Material Forming

Advanced modeling and simulation of sheet moulding compound (SMC) processes

Premium Partners

    Image Credits