Improvements in weld quality control based on NDE techniques : correlation between inspection results and mechanical properties for friction stir welds in aluminium alloys

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Proceedings title8th International Friction Stir Welding Symposium Proceedings : Papers on the Development and Application of Friction Stir Welding Presented at the Symposium Held in Germany, 18-20 May 2010
Conference8th International Symposium on Friction Stir Welding, Timmerdorfer Strand (Hambourg), Germany, May 18-20, 2010
Pages# of pages: 3
AbstractFrictionStirWelding(FSW) is gaining acceptance as an established joining process of aluminium alloys in different configurations such as continuous butt or lapjoint sand discontinuous FS-spot welds as an alternative solution to resistives pot welding. Applications of this joining process can be found for parts production in the aerospace, automotive and marine sectors. However, inspite of its great potential to favourably replace conventional welding processes and also its capacity to join materials which cannot be welded by fusion welding, wide use of FSW of aluminium is still limited. Main limiting factors for larges cale FSW are: welding equipment capital cost, fixture design and cost, re-design of joints to be FS-welded and lack of standards for FS-welds quality control.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC); NRC Industrial Materials Institute; NRC Institute for Aerospace Research
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NRC number53424
NPARC number16606874
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