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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 10 | Page No.: 1067-1070
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2012.1067.1070
 
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Investigation on the Change Effected by the Tool Type on the Hardness of Friction Stir Processed AA6063 Aluminium Alloy

D. Peter Pushpanathan, K. Ganesa Balamurugan and K. Mahadevan

Abstract:
Aluminium alloy 6063 is one of the most popular alloys in the 6000 series which provides good extrudability and surface finish. Various application of this alloy include architectural and building products, electrical components and conduit, pipes for irrigation systems, door and window frames, railings and furniture, etc. However improving its strength by improving the hardness would complement the existing advantages of this alloy. This study was intended to improve the hardness of this alloy by FSP (friction stir processing) technique. The effect of two tool types on the hardness of the friction stir processed surfaces was studied. It was found that the hardness values of the friction stir processed surfaces varied between the tool types. The surfaces processed with both tool types show considerable improvement in the hardness when compared to the hardness of the unprocessed bulk material. Experiments were conducted as per full factorial 23 design of experiment with various process parameter combinations for both tools.
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D. Peter Pushpanathan, K. Ganesa Balamurugan and K. Mahadevan, 2012. Investigation on the Change Effected by the Tool Type on the Hardness of Friction Stir Processed AA6063 Aluminium Alloy. Journal of Applied Sciences, 12: 1067-1070.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2012.1067.1070

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2012.1067.1070

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