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A comparison between single sided and double sided friction stir welded 8mm thick DH36 steel plate

McPherson, Norman and Galloway, Alexander and Cater, Stephen R. and Osman, M.M. (2012) A comparison between single sided and double sided friction stir welded 8mm thick DH36 steel plate. In: 9th International Conference on Trends in Welding Research, 2012-06-04 - 2012-06-08, Chicago.

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Abstract

As part of an ongoing process to fully evaluate the potential for friction stir welding (FSW) to be used in the shipbuilding industry, a comparison has been made between two variants of the process. 8mm thick DH36 steel plate was friction stir welded using a single sided and a double sided process. An assessment of the processes was made to report on the resultant distortion behaviour, hardness, yield strength, toughness and microstructure. As a further comparison, additional work on 8mm thick submerged arc welded (SAW) DH36 plate has been included as the current shipbuilding benchmark. The overall process feasibility will be assessed including the issue of the requirement to rotate the workpiece through 180° to complete the second side of the double sided process.

Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID code: 39516
Keywords: friction stir welding (FSW), DH36 steel, plate distortion, weld toughness, submerged arc welding, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Mining engineering. Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics of Materials, Metals and Alloys
Subjects: Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
Technology > Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 04 May 2012 08:32
Last modified: 24 Jul 2015 09:02
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URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/39516

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