Linear friction welding of titanium alloys for aeroengine applications: Modelling and validation

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  • F. Schroeder
  • R. M. Ward
  • R. P. Turner
  • A. R. Walpole

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Rolls Royce PLC
  • University of Cambridge


A model is presented for the linear friction welding process used for blisk manufacture in modern aeroengines. Both the conditioning and equilibrium phases are accounted for. The heating is accomplished by applying an interfacial friction condition. The separate workpieces are assumed to be joined after reaching a critical, predefined temperature. The subsequent equilibrium phase is modelled as a single workpiece, with the usual rippled flash formation occurring. The predictions of the model are compared critically against the results of targeted experimentation, e.g. upsets rates and temperature cycles.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASM Proceedings of the International Conference: Trends in Welding Research
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2013
Event9th International Conference on Trends in Welding Research - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 4 Jun 20128 Jun 2012


Conference9th International Conference on Trends in Welding Research
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL


  • Linear friction welding, Modelling, Ti6A14V, Validation