A Summarized Review on Friction Stir Welding for Aluminum Alloys

Nabil Gadallah, Ibrahim Sabry, M.Abdel Ghafaar
This paper explains the precept and methodology of FSW. It covers some of the technical sides which influence the process and quality of FSW joint. Large advance has been accomplished in friction stir welding (FSW) of aluminum in every side of tool manufacture, microstructure properties estimate in the last decennia. With the development of reliable welding tools and precise control systems, FSW of aluminum has reached a new level of technical maturity. influence on butt joint arrangement is studied. Effect on welding quality of main parameters:  rotation speed, travel speed, tool tilt angle, axial force and weld time has been studied. Finally, FSW is identified as an additional area for research can be carried out in the welding science.


Friction Stir Welding; Spindle speed; Welding speed; Axial force; material thickness


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