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Metals 2017, 7(6), 224; doi:10.3390/met7060224

Thermal Model of Rotary Friction Welding for Similar and Dissimilar Metals

School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology, H-12 Campus, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology, Topi 23640, Pakistan
National University of Sciences and Technology, Research Center for Modeling & Simulation, H-12 Campus, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
School of Mechanical Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
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Received: 28 March 2017 / Revised: 10 June 2017 / Accepted: 12 June 2017 / Published: 16 June 2017
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Friction welding is one of the foremost welding processes for similar and dissimilar metals. Previously, the process has been modeled utilizing the rudimentary techniques of constant friction and slip-stick friction. The motivation behind this article is to present a new characteristic for temperature profile estimation in modeling of the rotary friction welding process. For the first time, a unified model has been exhibited, with an implementation of the phase transformation of similar and dissimilar materials. The model was generated on COMSOL Multiphysics® and thermal and structural modules were used to plot the temperature curve. The curve for the welding of dissimilar metals using the model was generated, compared and analyzed with that of practical curves already acquired through experimentation available in the literature, and then the effect of varying the parameters on the welding of similar metals was also studied. View Full-Text
Keywords: rotary friction welding; COMSOL modeling; steel; aluminum; Cu; dissimilar metals rotary friction welding; COMSOL modeling; steel; aluminum; Cu; dissimilar metals

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Dawood, A.B.; Butt, S.I.; Hussain, G.; Siddiqui, M.A.; Maqsood, A.; Zhang, F. Thermal Model of Rotary Friction Welding for Similar and Dissimilar Metals. Metals 2017, 7, 224.

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