Optimization of Friction Welding Conditions for Production of Hose Nipple for Marine Transport

해양 수송용 호스니플 제작을 위한 마찰용접 조건의 최적화

  • Received : 2016.01.15
  • Accepted : 2016.02.16
  • Published : 2016.02.28


In this study, for the tube-to-tube friction welding of hose nipple materials, the main parameters of friction welding were investigated using tensile tests, Vickers hardness surveys of the bond area (HAZ), and observations of the microstructure to increase the quality of friction welding based on visual examination. As-welded and post weld heat treated (PWHT) specimens were tested. The optimal welding conditions were found to be n = 1000 rpm, HP = 10 MPa, UP = 15 MPa, HT = 9 s, and UT = 5 s when the metal loss (Mo) was 7.5 mm. Furthermore, the peak of the hardness distribution of the friction welded joints could be eliminated by PWHT. Moreover, the two materials of the friction weld were thoroughly mixed with a well-combined structure of micro-particles, without any molten material, particle growth, or defects.


Friction welding;Post weld heat treatment(PWHT);As welded;Base metal(BM);Heat affected zone(HAZ);Weld interface(WI);Welding condition


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