Multiaxial Mechanical Strength of AA-2024-T3 Aluminium Alloy Sheets Joined by Friction Stir Welding Processes
The aim is to analyze a junction produced by a Friction Stir Welding (FSW) joining process under multiaxial loading, employing a modified Arcan test that allows an angle variation of the loading in order to evaluate the failure of the FSW weldment as compared to the base material. A short review of the earlier studies and relevant theories about the FSW processes and fracture modes I and II under multiaxial loading are presented and were experimentally evaluated for an AA2024-T3 aluminum alloy sheets (t = 1.6 mm) processed by FSW. The results obtained can serve as a basis to compare the junctions made using FSW and conventional joint methods such as rivets (very common practice in the aeronautical industry).
M. S. J. Hashmi, B. S. Yilbas and S. Naher
R.L.L.P. Cerveira and G. F. Batalha, "Multiaxial Mechanical Strength of AA-2024-T3 Aluminium Alloy Sheets Joined by Friction Stir Welding Processes", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 83-86, pp. 1243-1250, 2010