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Friction Stir Casting Modification for Enhanced Structural Efficiency - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128033593, 9780128033609

Friction Stir Casting Modification for Enhanced Structural Efficiency

1st Edition

A Volume in the Friction Stir Welding and Processing Book Series

Authors: Saumyadeep Jana Rajiv Mishra Glenn Grant
eBook ISBN: 9780128033609
Paperback ISBN: 9780128033593
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 21st October 2015
Page Count: 108
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Table of Contents

  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • Preface to This Volume of the Friction Stir Welding and Processing Book Series
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
    • Abstract
    • References
  • Chapter 2. Friction Stir Processing: An Introduction
    • Abstract
    • Microstructure: Effect of Process Parameters
    • Recrystallization Mechanisms
    • Limitations in Refinement
    • References
  • Chapter 3. Mechanical Properties Enhancement
    • Abstract
    • Quasistatic Properties
    • Fatigue Properties
    • Fatigue Crack Nucleation/Growth
    • Short Crack Behavior: Role of Microstructure
    • Fracture Toughness
    • Probabilistic Fatigue Life Prediction
    • References
  • Chapter 4. Friction Stir Processing: A Potent Property Enhancement Tool Viable for Industry
    • Abstract
    • Industrial Implementation: Possible Ways of Integrating FSP
    • Impact of FSP on Quality Index of Castings
    • Role of Numerical Tools: FEA of Structures
    • Design Considerations
    • References
  • Chapter 5. Summary and Future Outlook
    • Abstract


Friction Stir Casting Modification for Enhanced Structural Efficiency: A Volume in the Friction Stir Welding and Processing Book Series summarizes current research and applications of friction stir processing techniques for casting modification.

Research in this area has shown significant benefit in terms of fatigue performance as a result of friction stir processing. This book addresses the latest research, providing readers with a summary of these results and new guidelines for designers.

Key Features

  • Provides the benefits of friction stir casting, including its solid phase process, low distortion of workpiece, good dimensional stability and repeatability, high joint strength, and more
  • Summarizes current research and applications of friction stir processing techniques for casting modification
  • Presents it usage in the production of products such as rugs, wire, or any other gases, and its applications for decreased fuel consumption in light weight aircraft, and its automotive and ship applications


Researchers, materials processing engineers, design engineers, welding engineers, machining engineers and students.


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About the Authors

Saumyadeep Jana

Dr. Saumyadeep Jana, a staff scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, works in the area of friction stir welding and processing of various ferrous and non-ferrous alloys. Dr. Jana, a metallurgical engineer by training and profession, studies the correlation between microstructure, joint properties, and processing conditions. Dissimilar metal joining through friction stir welding (FSW), high strength low alloy (HSLA) steel FSW development, aluminum alloy casting modification through friction stir are some of the works Dr. Jana has been greatly involved with. Dr. Jana earned his Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla in 2009. During his Ph.D., Dr. Jana investigated the effects of friction stir processing on the fatigue behavior of an automotive grade cast aluminum alloy. To date, Dr. Jana has nine peer-reviewed journal publications and one U.S. patent to his credit. His total citation record stands at 394 with an h-index of 7.

Affiliations and Expertise

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Rajiv Mishra

Rajiv Mishra

Rajiv S. Mishra is a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Site Director, NSF IUCRC for Friction Stir Processing, at the University of North Texas. Dr. Mishra’s publication record includes 255 papers with an h-index of 39. Out of these, 10 of his papers have more than 100 citations. He has many ‘firsts’ in the field of friction stir welding and processing. He co-authored the first review paper (2005), co-edited the first book on the subject (2007), edited/co-edited seven TMS symposium proceedings, and served as guest editor for Viewpoint Set in Scripta Materialia (2008). He also has three patents in this field. He published the first paper on friction stir processing (2000) as a microstructural modification tool.

Affiliations and Expertise

Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering and NSF IUCRC for Friction Stir Processing, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA

Glenn Grant

Glenn Grant is a Senior Staff Scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. His research focus is on the formability, joining, and manufacturing of materials for industrial applications, and in the development of new solid state joining and processing technologies for advanced materials for future energy applications including power generation, hydrocarbon and chemical transport and processing. Mr. Grant has been researching and developing Friction Stir Welding and Processing at the lab since 1997 and during that time has completed numerous studies with industrial partners on the performance of Friction Stir Processed surfaces for improved properties. He currently leads a portfolio of projects investigating Friction Stir Joining and Processing as a new manufacturing technology, and leads programs in solid state compaction and processing of new materials for high temperature and high performance applications. Mr. Grant has over 20 publications on solid state joining and processing and over 29 years’ experience in the microstructural and mechanical characterization of materials and in the exploration of process/property relationships.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior staff scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory