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The Microstructure of Aluminum A5083 Butt Joint by Friction Stir Welding

M., Ishak and M. A. H. M., Jasri and M., Afendi and A., Ismail (2015) The Microstructure of Aluminum A5083 Butt Joint by Friction Stir Welding. In: AIP Conference Proceeding 1660 : International Conference on Mathematics, Engineering and Industrial Applications (ICoMEIA 2014), 12-14 August 2014 , MS Garden Hotel, Kuantan. pp. 1-9..

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This study presents the microstructure of the aluminum A5083 butt joint surface after it has been joined by friction stir welding (FSW) process. The FSW process is a unique welding method because it will not change the chemical properties of the welded metals. In this study, MILKO 37 milling machine was modified to run FSW process on 4 mm plate of aluminum A5083 butt joint. For the experiment, variables of travel speed and tool rotational speed based on capability of machine were used to run FSW process. The concentrated heat from the tool to the aluminum plate changes the plate form from solid to plastic state. Two aluminum plates is merged to become one plate during plastic state and return to solid when concentrated heat is gradually further away. After that, the surface and cross section of the welded aluminum were investigated with a microscope by 400 x multiplication zoom. The welding defect in the FSW aluminum was identified. Then, the result was compared to the American Welding Society (AWS) FSW standard to decide whether the plate can be accepted or rejected.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information: ID: 070103 ISBN: 978-0-7354-1304-7
Uncontrolled Keywords: Friction Stir Welding, Aluminum alloy, Butt joint, Milling machine, Microstructure.
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 27 May 2015 05:07
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2016 02:41
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