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Title: Coupled thermo-mechanical modelling of friction stir welding
Author: Li, Hongjun
ISNI:       0000 0004 2674 530X
Awarding Body: University of Strathclyde
Current Institution: University of Strathclyde
Date of Award: 2008
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Friction Stir Welding (FSW) is a new welding technique for joining and processing metals. The object of this thesis is to develop the numerical models based on scientific knowledge and to provide a useful tool for predicting field variables and understanding the FSW process at a fundamental level. The thesis is focused on developing a continuum solid mechanics-based, fully coupled thermo-mechanical numerical model of FSW using the finite element method to simulate coupling between the welding tool movement, material deformation and movement, energy dissipation and heat transfer in the welding system. The model can simulate the whole welding process.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral