Finite element modeling of the inertia friction welding of dissimilar high-strength steels

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  • C. J. Bennett
  • M. Preuss
  • P. H. Shipway
  • T. H. Hyde

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  • University of Manchester
  • University of Nottingham
  • Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering


Finite element (FE) process modeling of inertia friction welding between dissimilar high-strength steels, AerMet® 100 and SCMV, has been carried out using the DEFORM™-2D (v10.0) software. This model was validated against experimental data collected for a test weld performed between the materials; this included process data such as upset and rotational velocities as well as thermal data collected during the process using embedded thermocouples. The as-welded hoop residual stress from the FE model was also compared with experimental measurements taken on the welded component using synchrotron X-ray and neutron diffraction techniques. The modeling work considered the solid-state phase transformations which occur in the steels, and the trends in the residual stress data were well replicated by the model.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5054-5064
Number of pages11
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions A
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2013