|Banded microstructure in 2024-T351 and 2524-T351 aluminum friction stir welds Part II. Mechanical characterization|
ABSTRACT: A series of micro-mechanical experiments have been performed to quantify how the friction stir welding (FSW) process affects the material response within the periodic bands that have been shown to be a common feature of FSW joints. Micro-mechanical studies employed sectioning of small samples and micro-tensile testing using digital image correlation to quantify the local stress-strain variations in the banded region. Results indicate that the two types of bands in 2024-T351 and 2524-T351 aluminum FSW joints (a) have different hardening rates with the particle-rich bands having the higher strain hardening exponent, (b) exhibit a periodic variation in micro-hardness across the bands and (c) the individual bands in each material have the same initial yield stress.
|Coordinates and geometry of specimen.||Comparison of () curves between HSB and LSB, respectively, for fast, medium and slow FSW processing of AA2524-T351.|