On the forces generated during friction stir processing of aluminum 5052 sheets

Rajeswari R. Itharaju, Marwan Khraisheh

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Friction Stir Processing (FSP) is a new advanced material processing technique used to refine and homogenize the microstructure of sheet metals. In order to optimize and automate the process, more studies are needed to correlate the process parameters with the resulting microstructure. One area in particular that has not received due attention is the relation between the forces generated during FSP and the resulting microstructure. In this work, we present preliminary results on the effects of rotational and translational speeds on the forces generated during friction stir processing of AA5052 sheets. The results indicate that the plunging force is more sensitive to the rotational speed than the translational speed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUltrafine Grained Materials III
EditorsY.T. Zhu, T.G. Langdon, R.Z. Valiev, S. Lee Semiatin, al et al
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventUltrafine Grained Materials III - Charlotte, NC., United States
Duration: 14 Mar 200418 Mar 2004


OtherUltrafine Grained Materials III
CountryUnited States
CityCharlotte, NC.



  • Aluminum
  • Friction Stir Processing
  • Microstructure refinement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Itharaju, R. R., & Khraisheh, M. (2004). On the forces generated during friction stir processing of aluminum 5052 sheets. In Y. T. Zhu, T. G. Langdon, R. Z. Valiev, S. Lee Semiatin, & A. et al (Eds.), Ultrafine Grained Materials III (pp. 173-178)