Using the Plunging and Welding Process Windows to Determine a FSW Means of Production
This paper presents an experimental methodology to determine a Friction Stir Welding (FSW) means of production based on the experimental study of the tool / material mechanical interactions generated during the plunging and welding stages. These two stages have been identified as being characteristic for the qualification of a FSW equipment. This paper presents the experimental results of the parametric study done on the plunging and welding phases. Ranges of forces and torques diagrams were established according to the processing parameters, in order to qualify a means of production and select the process parameters allowing the operation on the available FSW equipment.
T. Chandra, N. Wanderka, W. Reimers , M. Ionescu
S. Zimmer et al., "Using the Plunging and Welding Process Windows to Determine a FSW Means of Production", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 89-91, pp. 697-702, 2010