Experimental Studies on AA6063-Cu Dissimilar Friction Stir Welding Using Inconel 601 Tool

Haldar, Nimai (2018) Experimental Studies on AA6063-Cu Dissimilar Friction Stir Welding Using Inconel 601 Tool. MTech thesis.

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Abstract

AA6063-Cu dissimilar friction-stir welding was performed in the present work. Owing to excellent high temperature strength, and adequate wear resistance, nickel based super alloy Inconel 601 was used as FSW tool.

Two weld specimens were prepared at constant tool rotational speed but varied weld speed, and tool offset distance. Microstructural characteristics along with mechanical properties of the welded specimen including tensile strength, and micro-indentation hardness were studied.

Intermetallic compounds were found to be formed at the weld interfacial region. Lamellar intercalated microstructure with predominant flow pattern was observed in the stirred zone. Dispersed copper (layered or bulk) was observed over aluminum matrix. Distribution of copper and aluminum over the weld surface as well as interfacial region was studied through Electron Probe Micro Analyzer (EPMA). Maximum tensile strength attained ~103MPa, corresponded to the weld specimen obtained at tool rotation=1120 RPM, weld speed=100mm/min, and tool offset=0.95mm. Fractographic analysis of the same specimen revealed brittle fracture mechanism with predominant cleavage planes. Moreover, maximum micro-hardness (~68.54HV) was obtained approximately at weld center.

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Friction-stir welding; super alloy; Inconel 601; FSW tool; Electron probe micro analyzer (EPMA)
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Mechanical Engineering > Production Engineering
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:9937
Deposited By:IR Staff BPCL
Deposited On:06 Jun 2019 15:38
Last Modified:06 Jun 2019 15:38
Supervisor(s):Dutta , Saurav and Kumar, Rajneesh

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