Friction Stir Weld Modeling of Aluminum Alloys


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Friction stir welding (FSW) process of aluminum alloys was investigated using a two-dimensional Eulerian formulation coupling viscoplastic flow and heat transfer and strain hardening. The thermal equation for the temperature was modified to stabilize temperature distribution using a Petrov-Galerkin method. The evolution equation for strength was calculated using a streamline integration method. Predicted strength was compared with experiments. Based on crystal plasticity, texture evolution was predicted during FSW of AA6061.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 26-28)

Edited by:

Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee




J. H. Cho et al., "Friction Stir Weld Modeling of Aluminum Alloys", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 26-28, pp. 999-1002, 2007

Online since:

October 2007




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