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Title: Advances in friction stir welding of steel – project HILDA
Authors: Toumpis, Athanasios
Galloway, Alexander
Cater, Stephen
Micallef, Daniel
Camilleri, Duncan
Poletz, Nicolas
Arbaoui, Larbi
Keywords: Friction stir welding
Steel -- Welding
Issue Date: 2014-04
Publisher: TRA
Citation: Toumpis, A., Galloway, A., Cater, S., Micallef, D., Camilleri, D., Poletz, N., & Arbaoui, L. (2014). Advances in friction stir welding of steel: Project HILDA. Confererence: Transport Research Arena (TRA2014), Paris.
Abstract: Friction stir welding (FSW) of steel is an advanced joining process which is expected to deliver considerable technical and commercial benefits to the European waterborne manufacturing sector. A microstructure and property evaluation of friction stir welded DH36 6mm plate has been undertaken. The study examined a wide range of process parameters and, from this, a process parameter envelope has been developed and an initial process parameter set established that gives good welding properties. Thermo-mechanical deformation studies were developed to generate flow stress regimes over a range of stain rates and temperatures and these data will support the on-going local numerical modelling development. A preliminary thermo-fluid model has been developed to predict temperature and material flow during the FSW of steel grade DH36. In parallel, a global numerical model is being developed to predict the inherent residual stresses and distortion of FSW butt welded assemblies often in excess of 6m long plate.
Description: The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the European Union which has funded this work as part of the Collaborative Research Project HILDA (High Integrity Low Distortion Assembly) through the Seventh Framework Programme (SCP2-GA-2012-314534-HILDA).
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