Residual stresses in Linear Friction Welding of aluminium alloys

X. Song, M. Xie, F. Hofmann, T. S. Jun, T. Connolley, C. Reinhard, R. C. Atwood, L. Connor, M. Drakopoulos, S. Harding, A. M. Korsunsky

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Abstract

In the present study, the residual stresses distribution in the Linear Friction Welded (LFW) pieces were studied using Finite Element (FE) simulation and high energy synchrotron X-ray diffraction. Fully-coupled implicit thermo-mechanical analysis simulation procedure was employed, with semi-automatic re-meshing using Python scripting to accommodate large deformation and output contour tracking methods for extracting deformed configurations. Model validated by the multi-detector polychromatic synchrotron X-ray experimental data were used to study the distribution of residual stresses distribution in the Linear Friction Welded (LFW) pieces to provide a general function to describe the residual stresses distribution. A characteristic length scale was found in the plot.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)360-369
Number of pages10
JournalMaterials and Design
Volume50
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Finite element simulation
  • Linear Friction Welding
  • Residual stresses distribution function
  • Synchrotron X-ray diffraction

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