Thermography inspection of friction stir welding

Valery E. Rubtsov, Evgeny A. Kolubaev, Sergei Yu Tarasov, Peter A. Vasilyev, Vladimir A. Bakshaev

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The feasibility of thermography for detecting weld defects directly in the process of friction stir welding (FSW) is evaluated. Several types of temperature anomalies are revealed for friction stir welds, which are related to real seam defects, such as lack of penetration and wormholes found from the following metallographic examination.

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
  • Monitoring
  • Thermography
  • Weld defects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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