Title of PublicationMicrostructure and fracture behavior of friction stir lap welding of dissimilar metals
Year of Publication : 2018
Friction Stir Welding (FSW) is a relatively new solid state joining technique which is used not only for joining the aluminum and its alloys but also has potential for joining dissimilar materials with very different physical and mechanical properties which are hard to weld using conventional fusion welding processes. Tensile shear testing is used to determine the Mechanical strength of friction stir lap (FSL) welds under static loading, fracture strength (σLap) corresponding to the maximum load in a test over the sample width is widely used as the strength value. During friction stir lap welding (FSLW) of dissimilar metals with large differences in melting temperatures, a metallurgical bond is established through the formation of interfacial intermetallic compounds. However, as these intermetallic compounds are generally believed to be brittle with little ductility, they are generally considered to have detrimental effect on fracture strength. The aim of the present research is to study how the interface structure is affected by FSW parameters and how the formation of interface structure affects fracture of Al-Steel and Al-Ti FSL welds.