Aluminum Tailor-Welded Blanks for High Volume Automotive Applications
A Design of Experiment based approach is used to systematically investigate relationships between 8 different welding factors (4 related to tool geometry, 4 related to weld process control) and resulting weld properties including strength, elongation and formability in 1.2mm-2mm thick friction stir welding of AA5182-O for TWB application. The factors that result in most significant effects are elucidated. The interactions between several key factors like plunge depth, tool tilt, pin feature and pin length on the overall weld quality is discussed. Appropriate levels of factors that lead to excellent weld properties are also identified.
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- Conference: Light Metals 2014, February 16-20, 2014, San Diego, California, 265-270
- J Grandfield; Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, United States(US).
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- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US)
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- United States
- TWB; Aluminum; Friction Stir Welding