Friction Stir Lap Welds of AA6111 Aluminum Alloy
Lap joints of 1 mm thick AA6111 aluminum sheets were made by friction stir welding, using robotic and conventional machines. Welds were made for advancing as well as retreating side loading. Thinning in welds was quantified. Lap shear test of welds was conducted in as-welded and paint-baked conditions. Paint bake treatment improved the weld strength; but the improvement varied with process parameters. Advancing side loaded welds achieved higher strength than the retreating side loaded welds. Fracture was found to occur on the loaded side of the weld and along the thinning defect.
M. K. Yadava et al., "Friction Stir Lap Welds of AA6111 Aluminum Alloy," Proceedings of the 2007 Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society Annual Meeting, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), Jan 2007.
Materials Science and Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
AA6111; Effective Thickness; Hooking Defect; Lap Joints; Lap Shear Tests
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