Mathematical Modelling of Material Flow during Friction Stir Welding of Aluminium Alloys


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The paper presents the results of a mathematical model of the material flow during Friction Stir Welding (FSW) of aluminium alloys using a Finite Element Analysis. The authors presented their work on a two-dimensional visco-plastic model, using User Define Functions (UDF) in a commercial CFD code (FLUENT). The model developed was validated by microstructural investigations on experimental FSW joints and by a comparative analysis of temperature distribution field of the experimental FSW joint and numerical simulated model. The results confirmed that the mathematical model describes with a good precision the material flow and temperature field during FSW process.



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Nicușor Alin Sîrbu and Aurel Valentin Bîrdeanu




C. Ighisan et al., "Mathematical Modelling of Material Flow during Friction Stir Welding of Aluminium Alloys", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1146, pp. 115-120, 2018

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April 2018




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