Numerical Simulation of Temperature Distribution and Material Flow During Friction Stir Welding 2017A Aluminum Alloys

Oussama Mimouni, Riad Badji, Mohamed Hadji, Afia Kouadr-Davidi, Hamel Rachid, Nabil Chekroun, K. Saanouni
2016 MATEC Web of Conferences  
This study describes the use of fluid dynamic code, FLUENT to model the flow of metal in the AA2017A case around the welding tool pin (FSW). A standard threaded tool profile is used for the analysis of phenomena during welding such as heat generation and flow of the material are included. The main objective is to gain a better understanding of the flow of material around a tool. The model showed a large number of phenomena similar to those of the real process. The model has also generated a
more » ... lso generated a sufficient amount of heat, which leads to a good estimate of the junction temperature. These results were obtained using a viscosity which is near the solidus softening.
doi:10.1051/matecconf/20168012002 fatcat:64tl4x45pbgytkmw2y7wycgr7e