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This paper deals with the numerical simulation of Friction Stir Welding (FSW) processes. FSW techniques are used in many industrial applications and particularly in the aeronautic and aerospace industries, where the quality of the joining is of essential importance. The analysis [...]

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Pin geometry is a fundamental consideration in friction stir welding (FSW). It influences the thermal behaviour, material flow and forces [...]

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This work describes the local–global strategy proposed for the computation of residual stresses in friction stir welding (FSW) processes. A coupling [...]

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Friction is one of the main heat generation mechanisms in Friction Stir Welding (FSW). [...]

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This work adopts a fast and accurate two-stage computational strategy for the analysis of FSW (Friction stir welding) processes using threaded cylindrical pin tools. [...]

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This work studies the metallurgical and microstructural aspects of Friction Stir Welding (FSW) in terms of grain size and microhardness. The modelling is based on the [...]

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This work studies computationally and experimentally the joint line remnant defects emerging in friction stir welding (FSW) due to oxide layer propagation [...]

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This work studies the effect of the tool tilt angle on the generated heat and the material flow in the work pieces joint by Friction Stir Welding (FSW). An apropos kinematic framework together with a two-stage speed-up strategy is adopted to simulate the FSW problem. The effect [...]