Advances in the numerical simulation of 3D FSW processes
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This work deals with the computational modeling and numerical simulation of 3D Friction Stir Welding (FSW) processes. Eulerian and ALE formulations have been used to solve the quasi-static thermal transient governing equations. Mixed P2/P1/P2+SUPG and subgrid-scale stabilized P1/P1/P1 velocity/pressure/temperature elements have been implemented. Norton-Hoff and Sheppard-Wright rigid thermoplastic material models have been considered. Computational visualization techniques using tracers have been applied in order to get the pattern of the material flow around the tool. Results obtained in the 3D simulation of FSW process have been compared to the experimental results available.
CitationAgelet De Saracibar, C. [et al.]. Advances in the numerical simulation of 3D FSW processes. A: International Symposium on Plasticity and its Current Applications. "Macro to Nano-scale Inelastic Deformation and Failure of Materials and Multi-scale Modeling". Puerto Vallarta: 2011, p. 1-3.