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Experimental and Numerical Study on the Strength of Aluminum Extrusion Welding

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dicle University, 21280 Sur, Diyarbakir, Turkey
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yıldız Technical University, 34349 Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
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Academic Editor: Daolun Chen
Materials 2015, 8(7), 4389-4399;
Received: 7 May 2015 / Revised: 22 June 2015 / Accepted: 13 July 2015 / Published: 17 July 2015
The quality of extrusion welding in the extruded hollow shapes is influenced significantly by the pressure and effective stress under which the material is being joined inside the welding chamber. However, extrusion welding was not accounted for in the past by the developers of finite element software packages. In this study, the strength of hollow extrusion profile with seam weld produced at different ram speeds was investigated experimentally and numerically. The experiments were performed on an extruded hollow aluminum profile which was suitable to obtain the tensile tests specimens from its seam weld’s region at both parallel to extrusion direction and perpendicular to extrusion direction. A new numerical modeling approach, which was recently proposed in literature, was used for numerical analyses of the study. The simulation results performed at different ram speeds were compared with the experimental results, and a good agreement was obtained. View Full-Text
Keywords: extrusion; seam weld; aluminum; ram speed; FEM; simulation extrusion; seam weld; aluminum; ram speed; FEM; simulation
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Bingöl, S.; Bozacı, A. Experimental and Numerical Study on the Strength of Aluminum Extrusion Welding. Materials 2015, 8, 4389-4399.

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