Title

Friction Stir Processing for Superplasticity

Abstract

Discusses the use of friction stir processing for enhanced superplasticity in commercial aluminum alloys. Reason why superplastic forming is limited to sheet metal forming in aerospace components; Two microstructural features important for superplasticity in commercial aluminum alloys; Three aspects of superplastic flow; Concept of selective superplasticity, thick-sheet or plate forming and superplastic forging.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Aerospace Engineering; Aluminum Alloys; Forging; Metals; Superplastic Forming; Superplasticity

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2004 ASM International, All rights reserved.

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