Advisor

Schneider, Judith A.

Committee Member

Shamsaei, Nima

Committee Member

Thirumalai, Rooban Venkatesh K G

Committee Member

Doude, Haley R.

Date of Degree

1-1-2015

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Department

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

A friction stir weld (FSW) is a solid state joining operation whose processing parameters are currently determined by lengthy trial and error methods. To implement FSWing rapidly in various applications will require an approach for predicting process parameters based on the physics of the process. Based on hot working conditions for metals, a kinematic model has been proposed for calculating the shear strain and shear strain rates during the FSW process, validation of the proposed model with direct measuring is difficult however. Since the shear strain and shear strain rates predicted for the FSW process, are similar to those predicted in metal cutting, validation of the FSW algorithms with microstructural studies of metal chips may be possible leading to the ability to predict FSW processing parameters.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/19596

Comments

metal cutting||Ti-6Al-4V||friction stir welding (FSW)

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