The Overview of Modeling the Thermo-Mechanical Three Dimensional Friction Stir Welding Process
A three dimensional thermo-mechanical model for FSW is presented. It's based on the model proposed by Alma H. Oliphant et al. and Jacquin, D.et al.. Velocity fields and initial plunge temperature profile are introduced in the steady state calculation of the temperature field during welding. And the non-adiabatic heat transfer conditions between the tool, the work piece, and the backing plate are also applied to the model. So a more accurate temperature will be got. It is anticipated that the model can be extended to optimize the FSW process parameters.
Zhengyi Jiang, Shanqing Li, Jianmin Zeng, Xiaoping Liao and Daoguo Yang
M. L. Jiang et al., "The Overview of Modeling the Thermo-Mechanical Three Dimensional Friction Stir Welding Process", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 189-193, pp. 2129-2133, 2011