Impact strength of Friction Stir Welded joints of dissimilar Aluminum alloy
Arun Gupta1, Vipin2

1Arun Gupta*, Mechanical Engineering, Delhi Institute of Tool Engineering, Delhi, India.
2Vipin, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Delhi Technological University, Delhi, India.
Manuscript received on January 16, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on January 22, 2020. | Manuscript published on February 10, 2020. | PP: 2491-2496 | Volume-9 Issue-4, February 2020. | Retrieval Number: D1661029420/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.D1661.029420
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Abstract: Joining processes has been the heart of the manufacturing processes. Welding has played an important part in joining processes since its inception. Friction Stir Welding (FSW) has given promising results especially in the case of aluminum alloys. In the present paper, dissimilar aluminum alloy heat-treatable AA6082 T651and non-heat treatable AA 5083 O were friction stir welded as per design matrix generated according to the rotatable central composite design of response surface methodology. Impact toughness was measured from samples of welded joints. The impact toughness was mapped in terms of FSW parameters and the regression equation is generated. The response surfaces and contour plots are drawn and interpreted. The input parameters are optimized to achieve maximum impact strength. Confirmation runs were performed and found results were found close to the optimized values. The present research is useful for further augmentation of the FSW process of aluminum alloy. 
Keywords: Friction Stir Welding, Impact Strength, Design of experiments, Aluminum alloy.
Scope of the Article: Welding Technology