An overview of friction stir welding of high-density polyethylene

Syed Haris Iftikhar, Abdel Hamid Ismail Mourad, Jamal Sheikh-Ahmad

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Abstract

Friction stir welding (FSW) and friction stir spot welding (FSSW) of thermoplastics is becoming popular because of its many industrial applications. This paper specifically reviews the experimental studies available on the FSW and FSSW of high density polyethylene (HDPE), as it is a high demand thermoplastic material used in many industrial applications. The effect of process parameters (tool rotational speed, traverse speed, plunge depth, etc.), tool material and geometry (profile and size), and medium conditions (open-air, submerged, heat-assisted, cooling-assisted, etc.) on the weld joint mechanical properties are discussed. These studies help with narrowing the ranges of all the parameters involved, to optimize welding conditions to achieve highest joint strength. ANOVA (analysis of variance)-based studies are also discussed which help in determining the relative significance of the parameters affecting the joint strength. The thermal behavior of the weld joints, through differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) studies, has also been discussed. Finally, a few recommendations for future studies are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728146409
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020
Event2020 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2020 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Feb 4 2020Apr 9 2020

Publication series

Name2020 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2020

Conference

Conference2020 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period2/4/204/9/20

Keywords

  • Differential scanning calorimetry
  • Friction stir spot welding
  • Friction stir welding
  • High density polyethylene
  • Thermoplastics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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