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Dynamic analysis of friction stir welding joints in dissimilar material plate structure

Zahari, Siti Norazila and Mohd Sani, Mohd Shahrir and Abu Husain, Nurulakmar and Ishak, Mahadzir and Zaman, Izzuddin (2016) Dynamic analysis of friction stir welding joints in dissimilar material plate structure. Jurnal Teknologi, 78 (6). pp. 57-65. ISSN 21803722


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Friction stir welding (FSW) is a welding process that widely used as a solid state joining process for producing welded structure of similar and dissimilar materials such as aluminum alloy, magnesium etc. FSW process has expanded rapidly in industries including aerospace, automotive and maritime due to several advantages compared to other fusion welding. In this paper, experimental modal analysis (EMA) and normal mode finite element analysis (FEA) of the FSW welded joint structure of materials AA6061 and AA7075 will be carried out to identify dynamic properties. Rigid Body Element (RBE2) in MSC NASTRAN/PATRAN is used to model the welds and their compatibility for representing FSW welded structure also being identified. Model updating is performed to minimize the discrepancy between EMA and FEA. Model updating will be acted as an optimization method and is being presented using the structural optimization capability. Finite model updating could be done in individual components and welded structure. RBE2 connecting element can be used to represent friction stir welding with good accuracy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Model updating; friction stir welding; finite element analysis; experimental modal analysis
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS200-770 Metal manufactures. Metalworking
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Engineering Mechanics
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2018 07:17
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2018 07:17
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10428
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