Influence of Welding Process Parameters on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Friction Stir Welded Aluminium Matrix Composite

Prabhu, Subramanya R B and Shettigar, Arun Kumar and Rao, Karthik and Rao, Srikanth S and Herbert, Mervin A (2016) Influence of Welding Process Parameters on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Friction Stir Welded Aluminium Matrix Composite. In: Asia Conference on Mechanical and Materials Engineering, 14/07/2016, Malaysia.

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Abstract

In this study, the effect of process parameters on microstructure and mechanical properties of friction stir welded aluminium matrix composites(AMC) have been explored. The results indicatedthat the recrystallized grain size at the bottom of the weld region is smaller than that at the top region due to difference in the heat transfer at the weld region. The joint strength of AMCs depends on proper selection of process parameters like tool rotational speed and welding speed. If process parameter values are beyond the optimal value, the joint strength decreases due to formation of defects. Maximum tensile strength is obtained for rotational speed of 1000 rpm and welding speed of 80mm/min

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Friction Stir welding, Aluminium Matrix Composites, recrystallization, Optimization
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechatronics
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2017 13:37
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2017 13:37
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/148100

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