Study of the effect of tool geometry on semisolid stir welding of a AZ91 magnesium alloy
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Joining Materials, JOM-Institute , 2015, 1-10 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Semisolid stir welding is a newly developed method suitable for joining of the magnesium alloy AZ91. In this study, the effect of tool geometries on the joint properties such as bending strength and the occurrence of porosity are studied. A 2 mm-thick Mg-25%Zn interlayer was placed between two AZ91 plates and the plate was heated up to 530°C before joining. At this temperature, when both the interlayer and the base metal were in the semisolid state, a stirrer was introduced into the joint. Drill-tip and round shape stirrer tools were employed at three different stirring rates. Welds produced with the two methods showed similar properties in the shear punch test. However, using the round tool geometry resulted in welds with excellent bending strength closely matching that of the base metal especially at the highest stirring rate. The improved properties when using the round tool was a result of the formation of a very fine and uniform microstructure with a low content of porosity.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
JOM-Institute , 2015. 1-10 p.
JOM, ISSN 2246-0160
Tool shape, semisolid joining, bending test, magnesium alloys
Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
Research subject ENGINEERING, Manufacturing and materials engineering; Production Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9201OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-9201DiVA: diva2:911380
JOM-18, 18th International Conference on Joining Materials, Helsingör, Denmark, April 26-29, 2015