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Linear friction welding of aluminium to magnesium

Bhamji, I.; Preuss, M.; Moat, R. J.; Threadgill, P. L. and Addison, A. C. (2012). Linear friction welding of aluminium to magnesium. Science and Technology of Welding & Joining, 17(5) pp. 368–374.

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Joining of an aluminium alloy to a magnesium alloy (AA 6082-T6 to AZ31) has been carried out by linear friction welding. The joining of this material combination is of particular significance for automotive components. Results show that welds with reasonable strength (comparable to the yield strength of the parent materials in O temper) can be produced. Weld microstructures were characterised by backscattered scanning electron microscopy, hardness testing and laboratory based X-ray diffraction. A particular emphasis was placed on determining the effects of welding parameters on the relative amounts of detrimental intermetallic phase at the weld line.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Published by Maney on behalf of the Institute
ISSN: 1743-2936
Project Funding Details:
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Not SetNot SetEPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
Keywords: linear friction welding; dissimilar materials; aluminium to magnesium
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 33422
Depositing User: Richard Moat
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2012 16:02
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:05
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