|About this Abstract
||Materials Science & Technology 2019
||Late News Poster Session
||P2-94: Effect of Friction Stir Processing on Friction Stir Welded 5083 aluminium alloy Joints
||Velaphi Msomi, Siphokazi Mabuwa
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Friction stir processing is considered as one of the techniques that can be used to improve the mechanical properties of the material. This paper reports on the impact of processing the friction stir welded aluminium alloy 5083 joints. The AA5083 plates were dimensioned and welded using the converted milling machine. The tool rotation speed used was 1000 rpm while the traversing speed was kept at 40 mm/min. These welding properties were also used during processing. The processed specimens were studied in comparison to the unprocessed joints. It was discovered that the processed specimens exhibit higher mechanical properties compared to the unprocessed ones.