The effects of weld temperature, travel speed, and backing plate thermal diffusivity on themechanical properties of a weld have been studied. A face centered cubic experiment of designwas completed in which the response variables were yield strength, minimum hardness in the HAZ, and charpy impact toughness. Three models were created from the data gathered usinga stepwise regression in order to see the effects of each parameter. For the yield strength andminimum hardness it was found that only travel speed and backing plate thermal diffusivities werestatistically significant to the properties. The charpy impact toughness saw that all three parameterswere statistically significant to its value. In all three models the travel speed had the greatest affecton the material properties.
College and Department
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Mechanical Engineering
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Dickson, Steven B., "An Investigation of Friction Stir Welding Parameter Effects on Post Weld Mechanical Properties in 7075 AA" (2015). All Theses and Dissertations. 5672.
friction stir weldiing, 7075 aluminum, parameter effects analysis, yield strength, minimum, hardness, charpy impact test