Title

Effect of Friction Stir Processing on Fatigue Behavior of A356 Alloy

Abstract

Cast A356 alloys prepared by friction stir processing (FSP) were subjected to fatigue investigation. FSP resulted in a significant improvement in fatigue life of A356. Fatigue life improvement was attributed to significant grain refinement, homogenization of the microstructure, and the elimination of porosity.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Sponsor(s)

United States. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Keywords and Phrases

Cast A356; Fatigue; Friction Stir Processing

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2004 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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