Journal of Light Metal Welding
Online ISSN : 2186-618X
Print ISSN : 0368-5306
ISSN-L : 0368-5306
Volume 59 , Issue 5
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Technical Paper
  • Kazuki Ikushima, Zhihao Li, Yuji Kitani, Shintaro Maeda, Fumikazu Miya ...
    2021 Volume 59 Issue 5 Pages 10-16
    Published: May 16, 2021
    Released: May 16, 2021

    In the present study, the authors proposed a numerical analysis procedure to evaluate both material flow and tool strength due to friction stir welding (FSW) using particle method and finite element method (FEM).In the proposed evaluation method, material flow during FSW is simulated by the particle method. And then, the calculated pressure distribution on the tool surface is interpolated in the FEM analysis for the evaluation of tool strength. The proposed method was applied to the investigation of the influence of the traveling and rotation speed on the maximum temperature in the welded material. Stresses on the tool surface was also investigated using the proposed method. The result indicated that the traveling speed has large effect on surface stress while the effect of rotation speed on surface stress is small.

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