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Residual Stress Measurement in Innovative Friction Stir Welding Processes

  • Autori: Campanella, D.; Casavola, C.; Cazzato, A.; Fratini, L.; Moramarco, V.; Pappalettere, C.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2017
  • Tipologia: eedings
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In recent years, important innovations have been introduced in Friction Stir Welding (FSW) technology such as, for example, the Laser assisted Friction Stir Welding (LFSW) and inprocess Cooled Friction Stir Welding (CFSW). Residual stresses have a fundamental role in welded structures because they affect the way to design the structures, fatigue life, corrosion resistance and many other material properties. Consequently, it is important to investigate the residual stress distribution in FSW where, though the heat input is lower compared to traditional welding techniques, the constraints applied to the parts to weld are more severe. The aim of the present work is to verify the capabilities of both FSW techniques in reduction of the residual stress in aluminium butt joints.