Fatigue in Friction Stir Welding provides knowledge on how to design and fabricate high performance, fatigue resistance FSW joints. It summarizes fatigue characterizations of key FSW configurations, including butt and lap-shear joints. The book's main focus is on fatigue of aluminum alloys, but discussions of magnesium, steel, and titanium alloys are also included. The FSW process-structure-fatigue performance relationships, including tool rotation, travel speeds, and pin tools are covered, along with sections on extreme fatigue conditions and environments, including multiaxial, variable amplitude, and corrosion effects on fatigue of the FSW.
From a practical design perspective, appropriate fatigue design guidelines, including engineering and microstructure-sensitive modeling approaches are discussed. Finally, an appendix with numerous representative fatigue curves for design and reference purposes completes the work.
- Provides a comprehensive characterization of fatigue behavior for various FSW joints and alloy combinations, along with an in-depth presentation on crack initiation and growth mechanisms
- Presents the relationships between process parameters and fatigue behavior
- Discusses modeling strategies and design recommendations, along with experimental data for reference purposes
1. Introduction to Fatigue in Friction Stir Welding 2. Fatigue behavior in FSW 3. Influence of welding parameters on Fatigue behavior 4. Fatigue crack growth 5. Extreme conditions and environments 6. Fatigue Modeling of FSW 7. Appendix
Dr. J. Brian Jordon, Ph.D., (Mississippi State University) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama. He has nearly a decade of experience in fatigue of friction stir welding. His other interests include modeling of fatigue and fracture, process-structure-property-performance relationships, constitutive modeling of plasticity and damage, simulation of welding and joining, and solid-state additive manufacturing. Dr. Jordon has published over 65 refereed journal articles and conference proceedings in these and related areas. In his career, Dr. Jordon has led research programs totaling over $4 million. In particular, his research has been supported by the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, the State of Alabama, and various private industries.
Professionally, Dr. Jordon has organized symposia at the annual ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE) from 2013-present on the topic of fatigue of welding and joining. In addition, he is the current chair for the ASME IMECE Constitutive Equations Committee and also serves on several technical committees at The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society (TMS). In 2014, Dr. Jordon was a recipient of the TMS Young Professional Development award. Recently, Dr. Jordon was a finalist for The University of Alabama President's Faculty Research Award (2017). For his service, he has been recognized as a top journal reviewer for Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A and Materials and Manufacturing Processes. He currently serves on the editorial board of Materials and Manufacturing Processes journal. Prior to coming to The University of Alabama, he was an Interim Associate Director and an Assistant Research Professor at the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems at Mississippi State University (MSU).