Description

Friction-stir welding (FSW) is a solid-state joining process primarily used on aluminum, and is also widely used for joining dissimilar metals such as aluminum, magnesium, copper and ferrous alloys. Recently, a friction-stir processing (FSP) technique based on FSW has been used for microstructural modifications, the homogenized and refined microstructure along with the reduced porosity resulting in improved mechanical properties. Advances in friction-stir welding and processing deals with the processes involved in different metals and polymers, including their microstructural and mechanical properties, wear and corrosion behavior, heat flow, and simulation. The book is structured into ten chapters, covering applications of the technology; tool and welding design; material and heat flow; microstructural evolution; mechanical properties; corrosion behavior and wear properties. Later chapters cover mechanical alloying and FSP as a welding and casting repair technique; optimization and simulation of artificial neural networks; and FSW and FSP of polymers.

Key Features

  • Provides studies of the microstructural, mechanical, corrosion and wear properties of friction-stir welded and processed materials
  • Considers heat generation, heat flow and material flow
  • Covers simulation of FSW/FSP and use of artificial neural network in FSW/FSP

Readership

Researchers in manufacturing engineering, metallurgy and materials science, advanced materials, and welding technologies

Table of Contents

Applications; Material and heat flow; Microstructural evolution; Mechanical properties; Corrosion behaviour, wear properties; Mechanical alloying by FSP, FSP as a welding and casting repair technique, welding forces; Artificial neural network, optimization and simulation; FSW and FSP of polymers.

Details

No. of pages:
796
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Print ISBN:
9780857094544
Electronic ISBN:
9780857094551