Texture and Microstructure Evolution in Friction Stir Welded Cu-Al Sheets Characterized by EBSD


Article Preview

Texture and microstructure of FSW joined Al and Cu sheets were investigated by means of electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) technique. The analysis has revealed a strong texture evolution on both sides of the weld interface as well as a very complex microstructure. Grains were found to be fully recrystallized on both sides of the weld and with different average diameters at different specific zones of the weld.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 702-703)

Edited by:

Asim Tewari, Satyam Suwas, Dinesh Srivastava, Indradev Samajdar and Arunansu Haldar




D. Goran et al., "Texture and Microstructure Evolution in Friction Stir Welded Cu-Al Sheets Characterized by EBSD", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 702-703, pp. 574-577, 2012

Online since:

December 2011




[1] W.M. Thomas, E.D. Nicholas, J.C. Needham, M.G. Murch, P. Temple-Smith, C.J. Dawes, Friction stir butt welding, International Patent No. PCT/GB92/02203, GB Patent No. 9125978. 8 (1991), US Patent No. 5, 460, 317. (1995).

[2] R.S. Mishra, Z.Y. Ma, Friction stir welding and processing, Mater. Sci. Eng. R50 (2005) 1-78.

[3] Y.S. Sato, H. Kokawa, K. Ikeda, M. Enomoto, S. Jogan, T. Hashimoto, Microtexture in the friction-stir weld of an aluminum alloy, Metall. Mater. Trans. A 32 (2001) 941-948.

DOI: 10.1007/s11661-001-0351-z

[4] D.V. Field, T.W. Nelson, Y. Hovanski, K.V. Jata, Heterogeneity of crystallographic texture in friction stir welds of aluminum, Metall. Mater. Trans. A 32 (2001) 2869-2877.

DOI: 10.1007/s11661-001-1037-2

[5] S. Mironov, Y.S. Sato, H. Kokawa, Development of grain structure during friction stir welding of pure titaniumActa Mater. 57 (2009) 4519-4528.

DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2009.06.020

[6] U.F.H.R. Suhuddin, S. Mironov, Y.S. Sato, H. Kokawa, C.W. Lee, Grain structure evolution during friction-stir welding of AZ31 magnesium alloy, Acta Mater. 57 (2009) 5406-5418.

DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2009.07.041

[7] M. -N. Avettand-Fènoël, R. Taillard, C. Herbelot, A. Imad, Structure and mechanical properties of friction stirred beads 6082-T6 Al alloy and pure copper, Mater. Sci. Forum 638-642 (2010) 1209-1214.

DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/msf.638-642.1209

Fetching data from Crossref.
This may take some time to load.