Effect of FSW on the mechanical properties and microstructure of 6082-T6 AA

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This paper reports the effect of Friction Stir Welding on the mechanical properties and microstructure of 6082-T6 Aluminium alloy. The welds were produced using three different transverse speeds of 90, 120 and 150 m/min to vary the heat input into the wields. The rotational speed of 750 rpm is constant for the three welds samples, plunge depth of 0.31 mm and tool tilt angle of 3 degrees was employed. The mechanical properties were characterised by the tensile analysis, the microhardness and joint efficiency of the welded interface. The microstructures, macrostructures, fracture surface and grain sizes were characterised. The result revealed that tensile strength at the joint interfaces of the three samples was enhanced as the transverse speed increases from 90 m/min to 150 m/min. The joint efficiency of the joint interfaces of the three welded samples increases. The Vickers hardness values at the joint interfaces were enhanced for the three samples when compared with the base material. This is attributed to the strain hardening phenomenon. The resulting microstructural characterization shows that good metallurgical bonding was achieved at the joint interfaces of the welds produced, this is evident with the presence of the transition lines separating the advancing side from the retreating side of the joint interfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012163
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2018
Event2018 4th International Conference on Applied Materials and Manufacturing Technology, ICAMMT 2018 - Nanchang, China
Duration: 25 May 201827 May 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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