Fundamentals of Friction Stir Welding and Processing Short Course
June 9-11, 2013 • University of North Texas • Denton, Texas
Thank you for your interest in The Fundamentals of Friction Stir Welding and Processing Short Course. Unfortunately, this course has been cancelled. All those who registered will
be receiving a full refund. The organizers of the course will be exploring options for hosting this course in the future either independently
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Friction stir welding (FSW) was invented by TWI, Cambridge, UK and patented in 1991. In the last twenty years, the research community has made significant
advances in understanding of the process, and numerous industrial applications have been taken to full implementation. During the same period friction stir
processing (FSP) has been developed in parallel with FSW, and essentially employs FSW tooling to perform local thermomechanical treatments rather than to
The scientific and technical literature is rich with information on joining of aluminum, steel, titanium, magnesium, metal matrix composites,
and even superalloys as well as generic information on process fundamentals. The goal of this course is to provide participants with the essence of the
accumulated FSW/FSP knowledge: both fundamental and practical. This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the process and the linkage to
performance by introducing aspects from basic process design, controls, tools, and metallurgical aspects. The course will culminate with a demonstration
and discussion of how various elements of the course link together.
- Rajiv Mishra, University of North Texas
- Anthony Reynolds, University of South Carolina
- Yuri Hovanski, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
- Carl Sorensen, Brigham Young University
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