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Volume 15, 2017II International Conference of Computational Methods in Engineering Science (CMES’17)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Computer Simulations Of Processes And Phenomena|
|Published online||15 December 2017|
Modelling of the temperature field that accompanies friction stir welding
Cracow University of Technology, Institute of Applied Mechanics, Jana Pawła II 37, 31-864 Cracow, Poland
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The thermal modelling of the Friction Stir Welding process allows for better recognition and understanding of phenomena occurring during the joining process of different materials. It is of particular importance considering the possibilities of process technology parameters, optimization and the mechanical properties of the joint. This work demonstrates the numerical modelling of temperature distribution accompanying the process of friction stir welding. The axisymmetric problem described by Fourier’s type equation with internal heat source is considered. In order to solve the diffusive initial value problem a fully implicit scheme of the finite difference method is applied. The example under consideration deals with the friction stir welding of a plate (0.7 cm thick) made of Al 6082-T6 by use of a tool made of tungsten alloy, whereas the material subjected to welding was TiC powder. Obtained results confirm both quantitatively and qualitatively experimental observations that the superior temperature corresponds to the zone where the pin joints the shoulder.
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