Simulation of a Friction Stir Welding Process using FE technique

Aylin Ahadi, Jonas Gagner

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In this paper a three dimensional FE model of the friction stir welding (FSW) is presented and the FSW process is simulated. The model has been implemented in FE code Abaqus with user subroutines DLOAD, DFLUX and UMASFL. The material data used to describe the welded panels is from an aluminium alloy called AL-2024-T3 and the material is assumed to be isotropic with temperature dependent yield stress and elastic modulus. A nonlinear-coupled thermo-mechanical analysis was performed in order to study the temperature and stress distribution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReport TVSM
EditorsOla Dahlblom, Laszlo Fuchs, Kent Persson, Matti Ristinmaa, Göran Sandberg, Ingrid Svensson
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event19 th Nordic Seminar in Computational Mechanics - Lund, Sweden
Duration: 2006 Oct 202006 Oct 21

Publication series

ISSN (Print)0281-6679


Conference19 th Nordic Seminar in Computational Mechanics

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Applied Mechanics


  • Finite element
  • sinumation
  • Friction Stir Welding


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