Masters Theses

Abstract

"The purpose of this investigation was the design and fabrication of a machine to bond metal to metal using the inertia method of friction welding. This method of bonding is considered far superior to the heretofore employed friction welding processes as will be explained later. The inertia method controls the energy imparted to the weld by using a flywheel which has been brought to a state of predetermined kinetic energy due to rotation. This energy is then transferred to the weld zone in the form of heat due to rotational friction. Hollow specimens with a cross-sectional area of 0.306 square inches have been successfully welded on the present machine. The results show that the machine as designed would be capable of welding materials 1 inch in diameter were it not for the flywheel velocity being limited to 1,000 revolutions per minute due to unbalance"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Francis, Lyman L., 1920-2004

Committee Member(s)

Schowalter, Ralph E., 1923-2001
Faucett, T. R.
Wolf, Robert V., 1929-1999

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1970

Pagination

vi, 49 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 41-42).

Rights

© 1970 Arthur Ferdinand Grimm, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Friction welding
Industrial equipment -- Design and construction

Thesis Number

T 2446

Print OCLC #

6027355

Electronic OCLC #

861282600

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