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Welding performance of a homemade friction stir welding tool

Hilmy, Irfan and Adesta, Erry Yulian Triblas (2014) Welding performance of a homemade friction stir welding tool. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 446-47. pp. 660-664. ISSN 1660-9336

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Homemade Friction Stir Welding (FSW) Tool utilizing conventional milling machine has been developed. The FSW tool made from mild steel was designed and fabricated. Experimental investigation of FSW process of the Aluminum alloy specimens to observe its mechanical performances was performed. To evaluate its performance, hardness test, tensile test as well as visual inspections of the welding result were performed. Hardness number in the welding region was measured about 40-60% lower than the base metal, and heat affected zone region. The tensile test result varies with maximum 100 MPa. The imperfection of final form of metal due to the stirring mechanism was inspected. The presence of void/crack at cross-section of the welded specimen was observed. It was found that by applying suitable configuration, the use of mild steel as the FSW tool was reasonable for performing FSW process. It was concluded that, using a relatively low cost FSW tool, a quite satisfactory result of welding performance was achieved.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6670/32104
Uncontrolled Keywords: Friction stir welding, Mechanical testing, Welding performance
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Irfan Hilmy
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2013 12:04
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2017 10:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/32104

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