Experimental investigation of joint properties of friction stir welded aluminium matrix composite

Subramanya R. Prabhu B, Arun Shettigar, Mervin A. Herbert, Shrikantha S. Rao

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The present study is focused on welding of particulate aluminium matrix composites using friction stir welding process and investigating the influence of various process variables on the joint properties. The microstructural study and mechanical behaviors such as tensile strength and hardness of the weld zone were measured. Microstructural studies showed that process variables play pivotal role in refinement of grains. Compared to the top of the weld region, smaller grains were formed at the bottom due to variation in the heating effect. Measurement of the tensile strength and hardness of the weld zone, indicated that process variables plays important role in controlling the joint properties. Beyond the optimum range of process variables, the joint strength of welded part deteriorates due to the insufficient stirring and lack of plasticization leads to defect formation. Joint welded with traverse speed of 100 mm/min and revolution speed of 1200 rpm exhibited better mechanical properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8917-8920
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Today: Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event1st International Conference on Advanced Trends in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, ATMA 2019 - Bengaluru, India
Duration: 07-11-201909-11-2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)


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