Volume 5, Issue 1

Comparative Investigation of FSW and TIG Welded Joints of 7075-T6 Aluminum Alloy.

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Duong Dinh Hao* and Tran Hung Tra

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The comparative microstructural and mechanical characteristics of fusion welds (Tungsten Inert Gas - TIG) and solid-state welds (Friction Stir Welding - FSW) of aluminum alloy 7075-T6 (AA7075-T6) are investigated in this paper. Microstructures of base metal and welded zones are analyzed by optical microscopy. The mechanical properties of welded joints are evaluated through hardness measurements and uniaxial tensile tests. The experimental results shown that the TIG welded joints are often cracked along the joins. The grain size grows in welded zone of TIG are dramatically coarser than that of FSW. Furthermore, comparison with the base metal, both the hardness and tensile strength in the welded TIG are reduced significantly in comparison with those in the FSW. Specifically, the tensile strength of the TIG and of the FSW welded joints is approximately 42% and 70% that of the base metal, respectively.

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