Effect of rotation speed and welding speed on Friction Stir Welding of AA1100 Aluminium alloy

P. Raja, S. Bojanampati, R. Karthikeyan, R. Ganithi

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Aluminum AA1100 is the most widely used grade of Aluminium due to its excellent corrosion resistance, high ductility and reflective finish, the selected material was welded with Friction Stir Welding (FSW) process on a CNC machine, using a combination of different tool rotation speed (1500 rpm, 2500 rpm, 3500 rpm) and welding speed (10 mm/min, 30 mm/min, 50 mm/min) as welding parameters. The effect of FSW using this welding parameter was studied by measuring the ultimate tensile strength of the welded joints. A high-speed steel tool was prepared for welding the Aluminium AA1100 alloy having an 8mm shoulder diameter and pin dimension of 4mm diameter and 2.8 mm length. The welded joints were tested using the universal testing machine. It was found that Ultimate Tensile Strength of FSW specimen was highest with a value of 98.08 MPa when the weld was performed at rotation speed of 1500 RPM and welding speed of 50 mm/min.

Original languageBritish English
Article number012060
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 May 2018
Event2017 International Conference on Recent Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Technologies, IMMT 2017 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 28 Nov 201729 Nov 2017


  • Friction Stir Welding
  • Hardness Testing
  • Ultimate Tensile Strength
  • Welding parameter


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