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Numerical analysis of friction stir welding process

Uyyuru, RK and Kailas, Satish V (2006) Numerical analysis of friction stir welding process. In: Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 15 (5). pp. 505-518.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11665-013-0729-2

Abstract

Friction stir welding (FSW), which has several advantages over the conventional welding processes, is a solid-state welding process where no gross melting of the material being welded takes place. Despite significant advances over the last decade, the fundamental knowledge of thermomechanical processes during FSW is still not completely understood. To gain physical insight into the FSW process and the evaluation of the critical parameters, the development of models and simulation techniques is a necessity. In this article, the available literature on modeling of FSW has been reviewed followed by details of an attempt to understand the interaction between process parameters from a simulation study, performed using commercially available nonlinear finite element (FE) code DEFORM. The distributions of temperature, residual stress, strain, and strain rates were analyzed across various regions of the weld apart from material flow as a means of evaluating process efficiency and the quality of the weld. The distribution of process parameters is of importance in the prediction of the occurrence of welding defects, and to locate areas of concern for the metallurgist. The suitability of this modeling tool to simulate the FSW process has been discussed. The lack of the detailed material constitutive information and other thermal and physical properties at conditions such as very high strain rates and elevated temperatures seems to be the limiting factor while modeling the FSW process.

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Keywords: FE-simulation;friction stir welding (FSW);numerical analysis
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 27 May 2008
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2014 07:01
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/14056

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