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, Srikantha and Herbert, Mervin A (2017) Influence of Welding Process Parameters on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Friction Stir Welded Aluminium Matrix Composite. Materials Science Forum, 880 (1). pp. 50-53. ISSN 1662-9752

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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 indicated that 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: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Friction Stir welding, Aluminium Matrix Composites, recrystallization, Optimization
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2017 13:34
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2017 13:34
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/148333

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