Numerical modeling of friction stir welding of thermoplastic materials - An overview

Syed Haris Iftikhar, Abdel Hamid Ismail Mourad, Melia Guessoum

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Abstract

The friction stir welding (FSW) technique is gaining widespread popularity due to its immense applications in aerospace, automotive, and shipbuilding industries. This technique has potential to join similar and dissimilar metallic and thermoplastic parts, and in developing thermoplastic-metallic hybrid welds. The current work lays out a state-of-the-art review on numerical modeling of FSW for thermoplastic materials. The available studies are divided into the FSW process modeling and FSW joint material behavior modeling. The FSW process modeling can be further classified into thermal-based models, structural-based thermomechanical models, and CFD-based thermomechanical models. The development of a successful numerical model can help to further understand the FSW technique for thermoplastics. It can also help to further optimize the welding conditions along many process parameters and in wide operating ranges to create high quality thermoplastic weld joints (less defects, improved mechanical properties). The research gaps in the literature are also discussed, and recommendations are provided for future studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665418010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2022 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Feb 21 2022Feb 24 2022

Publication series

Name2022 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2022

Conference

Conference2022 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period2/21/222/24/22

Keywords

  • Finite element modeling
  • friction stir spot welding
  • friction stir welding
  • polymers
  • thermoplastics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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