Influence of welding process parameters on microstructure and mechanical properties of friction stir welded aluminium matrix composite

Subramanya Prabhu, Arun Kumar Shettigar, Karthik Rao, Shrikantha Rao, Mervin Herbert

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th Asia Conference on Mechanical and Materials Engineering
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages50-53
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783038357445
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2017
Event4th Asia Conference on Mechanical and Materials Engineering, ACMME 2016 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 14-07-201618-07-2016

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume880
ISSN (Print)0255-5476

Conference

Conference4th Asia Conference on Mechanical and Materials Engineering, ACMME 2016
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period14-07-1618-07-16

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Prabhu, S., Shettigar, A. K., Rao, K., Rao, S., & Herbert, M. (2017). Influence of welding process parameters on microstructure and mechanical properties of friction stir welded aluminium matrix composite. In 4th Asia Conference on Mechanical and Materials Engineering (pp. 50-53). (Materials Science Forum; Vol. 880). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.880.50