Surface engineering by friction stir processing and friction surfacing

K. Surekha, E. T. Akinlabi

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This chapter is focused on the recent advances in the solid state surface engineering techniques including Friction Stir Processing (FSP) and Friction Surfacing (FS). The effectiveness of FSP and FS in improving the surface properties is explained in detail along with the principles, applications, advantages, and disadvantages of these techniques. The parameters affecting FSP and FS are presented. Various surface properties improved in different alloys by FSP and FS along with the results of the recent research work is presented in this chapter. The shortcomings of the processes and ways to overcome them are discussed. The effect of FSP on pitting corrosion of AA 6082 is studied and the results are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSurface Engineering Techniques and Applications
Subtitle of host publicationResearch Advancements
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages44
ISBN (Electronic)9781466652187
ISBN (Print)1466651415, 9781466651418
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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