Parametric study of friction stir welding using elastic return

Mohamed Serier 1 , Mohamed Berrahou 1 , and Amina Chikh 1
  • 1 Institute of Sciences and Technology, University center of Relizane, 48000, Relizane, Algeria


Aluminum alloy is a very useful material in light manufacturing. Friction stir welding (FSW) is a solid state assembly process that is achievable for this material. This work aims to characterize the quality of the weld joint by an operation of shaping (folding), it aims to study the rate of elastic return in this weld joint after a folding operation. In this context, the elastic return for the folding process has been modeled using experimental tests under optimal welding conditions.

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