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Metals 2017, 7(2), 42; doi:10.3390/met7020042

Friction Stir Welding of Dissimilar Materials Aluminum AL6061-T6 to Ultra Low Carbon Steel

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Biskra, 07000 Biskra, Algeria
Department of Hydrocarbon, University of Ouargla, 30000 Ouargla, Algeria
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Academic Editors: Halil Ibrahim Kurt, Adem Kurt and Necip Fazil Yilmaz
Received: 27 October 2016 / Revised: 9 January 2017 / Accepted: 13 January 2017 / Published: 3 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from ICWET16)
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In this study, the microstructure and strength properties of friction stir welded 6061-T6 aluminum alloy to ultra-low carbon steel have been investigated using different advancing speeds of 100, 200, and 400 mm·min−1 at constant rotation rate. Microstructure observations have been conducted by optical and scanning electron microscopy. The joint strength was evaluated on a tensile testing machine. The effect of advancing speed on the shear load of a joint has been found, as well as a relationship between microstructures and mechanical properties. View Full-Text
Keywords: friction stir welded; aluminum; steel; microstructures; mechanical properties friction stir welded; aluminum; steel; microstructures; mechanical properties

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Boumerzoug, Z.; Helal, Y. Friction Stir Welding of Dissimilar Materials Aluminum AL6061-T6 to Ultra Low Carbon Steel. Metals 2017, 7, 42.

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