Title

Process Forces during Friction Stir Channeling in an Aluminum Alloy

Abstract

An understanding of the material flow behavior during friction stir channeling (FSC) is essential to produce consistently stable and continuous channels in monolithic plates. In this study, channels were fabricated in Al6061-T6 alloy using FSC and the process forces were measured using a high frequency data acquisition system. Polar plots of the net resultant force acting on the tools are plotted and correlated with the process parameters and channel features. The magnitude and direction of the net forces acting on the tool are analyzed to understand the material flow behavior and the occurrence of channels in the nugget.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Second Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Friction stir; Friction stir channeling; Friction stir processing; High frequency data; Material flow; Monolithic plates; Polar plot; Process forces; Process parameters; Resultant forces; Aluminum; Aluminum metallurgy; Cerium alloys; Flow fields; Fluid dynamics; Friction; Tribology; Aluminum alloys

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

09240136

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2011 Elsevier Limited, All rights reserved.


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