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Recent progress in friction stir welding tools used for steels

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Friction stir welding (FSW) technology is being increasingly attractive in welding steels on account of the high-quality weld formation and excellent weld properties. The feasibility of FSW of steels has been convinced for nearly 20¬†years. However, the application progress for FSW of steels is slower than that of aluminum alloys owing to the high cost and poor usability of tools. The FSW tools are called as the heart of FSW process which is critical for welding quality control and the weld microstructure and properties. The recent progresses in research and development of FSW tools for welding steels have been reviewed. Material selections, geometry parameters, wear behavior and use life of the tools are summarized from the available literatures.

UOW Authors


  •   Cui, Lei (external author)
  •   Zhang, Chao (external author)
  •   Liu, Yongchang (external author)
  •   Liu, Xiu (external author)
  •   Wang, Dongpo (external author)
  •   Li, Hui Jun.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Cui, L., Zhang, C., Liu, Y., Liu, X., Wang, D. & Li, H. (2018). Recent progress in friction stir welding tools used for steels. Journal of Iron and Steel Research International, 25 (5), 477-486.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85048578415

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers1/1767

Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 477

End Page


  • 486

Volume


  • 25

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • Singapore

Abstract


  • Friction stir welding (FSW) technology is being increasingly attractive in welding steels on account of the high-quality weld formation and excellent weld properties. The feasibility of FSW of steels has been convinced for nearly 20¬†years. However, the application progress for FSW of steels is slower than that of aluminum alloys owing to the high cost and poor usability of tools. The FSW tools are called as the heart of FSW process which is critical for welding quality control and the weld microstructure and properties. The recent progresses in research and development of FSW tools for welding steels have been reviewed. Material selections, geometry parameters, wear behavior and use life of the tools are summarized from the available literatures.

UOW Authors


  •   Cui, Lei (external author)
  •   Zhang, Chao (external author)
  •   Liu, Yongchang (external author)
  •   Liu, Xiu (external author)
  •   Wang, Dongpo (external author)
  •   Li, Hui Jun.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Cui, L., Zhang, C., Liu, Y., Liu, X., Wang, D. & Li, H. (2018). Recent progress in friction stir welding tools used for steels. Journal of Iron and Steel Research International, 25 (5), 477-486.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85048578415

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers1/1767

Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 477

End Page


  • 486

Volume


  • 25

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • Singapore