Single block 3D numerical model for linear friction welding of titanium alloy

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A two-stage approach for the simulation of Linear Friction Welding is presented. The proposed model, developed using the commercial simulation package DEFORM, is 3D Lagrangian, thermo-mechanically coupled. The first phase of the process was modelled with two distinct workpieces, while the remaining phases were simulated using a single-block model. The Piwnik–Plata criterion was set up and used to determine the shifting from the dual object to the single-block model. The model, validated against experimental temperature measurements, is able to predict the main field variables distributions with varying process parameters. Titanium alpha and beta phases evolution during the whole process has been predicted and the obtained results have been correlated to the experimentally measured micro-mechanical properties of the joints.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-135
Number of pages6
JournalScience and Technology of Welding and Joining
Publication statusPublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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