Correlation between the Microstructure and Forces Generated during Friction Stir Processing of AA5052 Academic Article uri icon


  • The microstructure of friction stir processed AA5052 sheets is investigated using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Orientation Imaging Microscopy. The correlation between the generated forces during processing and the microstructure is evaluated. Observations indicate that the finest microstructure are achieved when the plunging forces are at minimum.

author list (cited authors)

  • Khraisheh, M. K., Darras, B. M., Kalu, P. N., Adams-Hughes, M., & Chandra, N.

publication date

  • January 1, 2005 11:11 AM