Title

Friction Stir Spot Welding of 6016 Aluminum Alloy

Abstract

Friction stir spot welding (FSSW) of 6016 aluminum alloy was evaluated with conventional pin tool and new off-center feature tools. The off-center feature tool provides significant control over the joint area. The tool rotation rate was varied between 1000 and 2500 rpm. Maximum lap-shear strength was observed in the tool rotation range of 1200-1500 rpm. The results are interpreted in the context of material flow in the joint and influence of thermal input on microstructural changes. The off-center feature tool concept opens up new possibilities for plunge-type friction stir spot welding.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

6016 Aluminum; Friction Stir Spot Welding; Tool Design

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2007 The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), All rights reserved.

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