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Optimizing the Friction Stir Spot Welding Parameters to Attain Maximum Strength in Al/Mg Dissimilar Joints
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  • Journal title : Journal of Welding and Joining
  • Volume 34, Issue 3,  2016, pp.23-30
  • Publisher : The Korean Welding and Joining Society
  • DOI : 10.5781/JWJ.2016.34.3.23
 Title & Authors
Optimizing the Friction Stir Spot Welding Parameters to Attain Maximum Strength in Al/Mg Dissimilar Joints
Sundaram, Manickam; Visvalingam, Balasubramanian;
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This paper discusses the optimization of friction stir spot welding (FSSW) process parameters for joining Aluminum alloy (AA6061-T6) with Magnesium alloy (AZ31B) sheets. Prior to optimization an empirical relationship was developed to predict the Tensile Shear Fracture Load (TSFL) incorporating the four most important FSSW parameters, i.e., tool rotational speed, plunge rate, dwell time and tool diameter ratio, using response surface methodology (RSM). The experiments were conducted based on four factor, five levels central composite rotatable design (CCD) matrix. The maximum TSFL obtained was 3.61kN, with the tool rotation of 1000 rpm, plunge rate of 16 mm/min, dwell time of 5 sec and tool diameter ratio of 2.5.
Friction stir spot welding Optimization;Response surface methodology;Aluminum alloy;Magnesium alloy;Tensile shear fracture load;
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