In this work a numerical model is proposed to simulate Friction Stir Welding (FSW) process in AA2024-T3 plates. This model included a softening model that account for the temperature history and the hardness distribution on a welded plate can thus be predicted. The validation of the model was performed using experimental measurements of the hardness in the plate cross-section. There is an acceptable prediction of the material softening in the Heat Affected Zone (HAZ) using the adopted model.
|Title of host publication||ESAFORM 2016: Proceedings of the 19th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming|
|Publisher||American Institute of Physics Inc.|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Oct 2016|
|Event||19th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming, ESAFORM 2016 - Nantes, France|
Duration: 27 Apr 2016 → 29 Apr 2016
|Conference||19th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming, ESAFORM 2016|
|Period||27/04/16 → 29/04/16|