Identifying Optimal FSW Process Parameters for 2024 Al Alloy Butt Joints
Rafał Kluz 1  
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Magdalena Bucior 1  
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Rzeszow University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, al. Powstańców Warszawy 8, 35-959 Rzeszów, Poland
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Rafał Kluz   

Rzeszow University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, al. Powstańców Warszawy 8, 35-959 Rzeszów, Poland
Publish date: 2019-12-01
 
Adv. Sci. Technol. Res. J. 2019; 13(4):48–53
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Friction stir welding (FSW) is a solid state joining process used to join metals and their alloys. The main goal of this paper is to select the optimal welding parameters such as: rotational speed and the feed rate of the tool. The article presents the results of the tests on welding 1mm thick 2024 aluminum sheet according to the statistical 3-level completed plan PS/DK32. The rotational speed of the tool varied within the range of 1100 ÷ 1300 rpm and the feed rate within the range of 40 ÷ 60 mm/min. For these parameters the analyses of the experiment repeatability, impact significance and adequacy of equations were made.