Crystal orientation evolution of friction stir welding of 2024/7075 dissimilar aluminum alloys

Jun Zhou, Jin Zhang, Pengfei Ji

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Abstract

The optical microscope and electron back scattering diffraction(EBSD) were used to comparative study the microstructure features, grain boundary characteristics and the evolution of the texture in friction stir weldedjoint and base metalof 2024/7075 dissimilar aluminum alloys. The results show that the content of low angle grain boundaryin thermal mechanical affected zoneat retreating side grain is significantly higher than that of the base metal, but there is no obvious change at advancing side. Dynamic recrystallization occurrs in stir zone, and the content of high angle grain boundary increases significantly. 2024 aluminum alloy at retreating side has a weak orientation. 7075 base metal at advancing side, heat affected zone and heat mechanically affected zone have strong S texture {123}<634>, brass texture {011}<211> and R texture {124}<211>. Stir zone is equiaxed recrystallization grain, and has no obvious preferred orientation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-62
Number of pages4
JournalHanjie Xuebao/Transactions of the China Welding Institution
Volume37
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 25 2016

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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