Recent advances in friction-stir welding - Process, weldment structure and properties

R. Nandan, T. DebRoy, H. K.D.H. Bhadeshia

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Abstract

Friction-stir welding is a refreshing approach to the joining of metals. Although originally intended for aluminium alloys, the reach of FSW has now extended to a variety of materials including steels and polymers. This review deals with the fundamental understanding of the process and its metallurgical consequences. The focus is on heat generation, heat transfer and plastic flow during welding, elements of tool design, understanding defect formation and the structure and properties of the welded materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)980-1023
Number of pages44
JournalProgress in Materials Science
Volume53
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)

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