Effect of Welding Speed and Tool Pin Geometry on Impact Strength in Friction Stir Welding of Aluminium 6101 T6 Alloy
1 Research scholar, Mechanical Department, BCET Gurdaspur, India.
2 Associate professor, Mechanical Department, BCET Gurdaspur, India.
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Friction stir welding (FSW) process is a solid state joining method in which the material that is being welded does not melt and recast. This process uses a non-consumable tool to generate frictional heat in the abutting surfaces. The welding parameters play a major role in deciding the joint characteristics. In this investigation the effect of welding speed and tool pin geometry in friction stir welds of Aluminium alloy was studied. The welded joints were made of Aluminium alloy AA 6101 T6 strips of 6mm thickness with different tool pin profile (Cylindrical, Taper cylindrical, Square and Taper Square). All the welding operations were done at the room temperature. Charpy tests were carried out to find the impact strength. From this investigation it is found that strength is superior with taper square tool pin profile than cylindrical, taper cylindrical and square tool pin profile. The pieces weld at rotational speed of 1200 r.p.m and welding speed of 70mm/min using taper square tool have higher strength.
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