G. Abd El-Nasser, A. El-Baghdady, H. Abd El-Hafez
Faculty of Engineering, Suez canal University, Port said
Friction stir welding (FSW) is a relative new welding technique and has emerged as
one of the most important solid state joining process that can have enormous potential for
applications in many major industrial applications such as aerospace, automotive and
shipbuilding. The present work is aimed to get a sound friction stir joint for Al 5083-H. The
effect of tool geometry, traverse speed, rotational speed, joint thickness and one or double
sided welding technique on the mechanical properties of the joint is investigated.
The obtained results show a significant effect of the pin geometry as well as travel speed on
the mechanical properties of the FS-joints.