Radiographic detection of defects in friction stir welding on aluminum alloy AMg5M

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In order to reveal weld defects specific to friction stir welding we undertook radiographic inspection of AMg5M aluminum alloy welded joints. Weld defects in the form of voids have been revealed in the weld obtained under the non-optimal rotation and feed rate. Both shape and size of these defects have been confirmed by examining metallographically successive sections prepared in the weld plane as well as in the plane transversal to the tool feed direction. Linear defects have been also found in the sections that are not seen in the radiographic images. Both the preferable localization and origination of the defects have been analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780735412606
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational Conference on Physical Mesomechanics of Multilevel Systems 2014 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 Sep 20145 Sep 2014


ConferenceInternational Conference on Physical Mesomechanics of Multilevel Systems 2014
CountryRussian Federation



  • Friction stir welding
  • Radiography
  • Weld defects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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