An Analytical Solution for Friction Stir Welding of an AISI 1018 Steel

  • V. H. Ferrer L.
  • C. A. Hernández C.Email author
  • R. O. Vargas Aguilar
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


Friction stir welding process has been usually studied from the solid mechanics point of view although the use of CFD’s techniques has been increasing for the numerical treatment of the problem. In this work, a simple analytical solution using series expansions for Cauchy momentum and energy equation-set is obtained. The Power Law model takes into account the shear thinning fluid and the Arrhenius-type relationship the temperature dependent viscosity. Friction dissipation as an external heat source is considered.


Heat Generation Friction Stir Weld Weld Speed Friction Stir Welding Friction Stir Welding Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. H. Ferrer L.
    • 1
  • C. A. Hernández C.
    • 1
    Email author
  • R. O. Vargas Aguilar
    • 1
  1. 1.ESIME Azcapotzalco, Instituto Politécnico NacionalMéxicoMexico

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