The effect of friction stir welding tool wear on the weld quality of aluminum alloy AMg5M

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Friction stir welding (FSW) tool wear has been studied from the standpoint of tribological layer generation and interaction of this layer with the tool's metal. It was shown that during FSW on aluminum alloy the latter adheres to the tool's working surface and then iron/aluminum reaction diffusion is initiated under the conditions of high mechanical stress and temperature. Since diffusion along the former austenite grain boundaries is much faster than volume diffusion, an intermetallic compound is formed inside the tool's metal thus causing embrittlement and pulling out the tool's metal fragments.

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
  • Tool
  • Wear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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