Numerical simulation of friction stir welding (FSW): Prediction of the heat affect zone using a softening model

R. M F Paulo*, P. Carlone, R. A F Valente, F. Teixeira-Dias, G. S. Palazzo

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationESAFORM 2016: Proceedings of the 19th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume1769
ISBN (Electronic)9780735414273
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2016
Event19th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming, ESAFORM 2016 - Nantes, France
Duration: 27 Apr 201629 Apr 2016

Conference

Conference19th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming, ESAFORM 2016
CountryFrance
CityNantes
Period27/04/1629/04/16

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