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A contribution to a critical review of friction stir welding numerical simulation

Olivier Lorrain, Jérôme Serri, Véronique Favier, Hamid Zahrouni and Mourad El Hadrouz

Vol. 4 (2009), No. 2, 351–369
Abstract

Various modelling approaches using commercial numerical software have been proposed in the friction stir welding literature. We initiate a comparative analysis of such modellings, involving aspects such as the constitutive laws, the representation of the continuum medium and the contact between medium and tool, and the definition of the heat sources. Numerical problems are also considered: contact definition, mass scaling, and the use of the arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian in ABAQUS/Explicit. Finally, we propose numerical tests to explore the ability of a Lagrangian code with an ALE option to simulate the process.

Keywords
friction stir welding, numerical simulation, finite element
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Received: 17 December 2007
Revised: 12 December 2008
Accepted: 15 December 2008
Published: 12 April 2009
Authors
Olivier Lorrain
LPMM UMR CNRS 7554
Arts et Métiers ParisTech Metz
4 Rue Augustin Fresnel
57078 Metz
France
Jérôme Serri
LRMA-LE2I/UFR Sciences & Techniques
Antenne d’Auxerre
Route des Plaines de l’Yonne
BP16
89010 Auxerre
France
Véronique Favier
LIM UMR CNRS 8006
Arts et Métiers ParisTech Paris
151 Boulevard de l’Hôpital
75013 Paris
France
Hamid Zahrouni
LPMM UMR CNRS 7554
Université de Metz
Ile du Saulcy
57045 Metz
France
Mourad El Hadrouz
LPMM UMR CNRS 7554
Arts et Métiers ParisTech Metz
4 Rue Augustin Fresnel
57078 Metz
France