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The Influence of Process Parameters on the Temperature Profile of Friction Stir Welded Aluminium Alloy 6063-T6 Pipe Butt Joint
Mechanical and Materials Engineering of Modern Structure and Component Design (2015)
  • Azman Ismail
  • Mokhtar Awang
  • Shaiful Hisham Samsudin
Abstract
The temperature profile of friction stir welded aluminum alloy 6063-T6 pipe joints will be investigated in this paper. A pipe with an outside diameter of 89 mm and a wall thickness of 5 mm will be used as test pipe piece for this experiment on closed butt joint configuration by utilizing a Bridgeport 2216 CNC milling machine and orbital clamping unit which is specially-designed to cater for this task and function. Several samples will be prepared with varying process parameters such as rotational speed and travel speed. A very simple tool was used with a flat shoulder and a cylindrical pin. An infra-red thermometer will be employed to assess the temperature profile of the friction stir welded pipe butt joints during the experiment. The correct selection of process parameters will lead to a better joining condition of the welded joint. Several good samples were produced by this experiment setting.
Keywords
  • Temperature profile; AA6063-T6 pipe; Butt joint; Friction stir welding; Bridgeport 2216 CNC milling machine
Disciplines
Publication Date
Summer June 7, 2015
Editor
Andreas Ă–chsner; Holm Altenbach
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Series
Advanced Structured Materials
ISBN
978-3-319-19442-4
Publisher Statement
for academic use only-author
Citation Information
Azman Ismail, Mokhtar Awang and Shaiful Hisham Samsudin. "The Influence of Process Parameters on the Temperature Profile of Friction Stir Welded Aluminium Alloy 6063-T6 Pipe Butt Joint" SwitzerlandMechanical and Materials Engineering of Modern Structure and Component Design Vol. 70 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/azman/12/