2014 №12 (05) DOI of Article
2014 №12 (07)

The Paton Welding Journal 2014 #12
The Paton Welding Journal, 2014, #12, 25-31 pages  

Linear friction welding of metallic materials (Review)

I.V. Zyakhor, M.S. Zavertanny And S.V. Chernobaj

E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute, NASU. 11 Bozhenko Str., 03680, Kiev, Ukraine. E-mail:
Capabilities and prospects for application of linear friction welding for joining various metallic materials, namely steels, titanium alloys, high-temperature nickel alloys and composite materials are considered. Parameters of the mode of linear friction welding for different material combinations and their mechanical properties are given. Structure of joints in linear friction welding is similar to that for other friction welding variants. Width of characteristic joint sections (zones of dynamic recrystallization, thermomechanical and thermal impact) depends on mode parameters - welding time, axial force, vibration amplitude and frequency. Modern tendencies in modelling of heat evolution and deformation in linear friction welding are analyzed. Cost reduction and improvement of reliability of equipment for realization of this process remain an urgent problem. At present the field of industrial application of this process is limited to aerospace companies, where components of gas turbine engines from titanium alloys are joined, and in the future application of high-temperature and nickel alloy and composite materials is possible. 35 Ref., 5 Figures.
Keywords: linear friction welding, process stages, joint structure, modelling, titanium alloys, high-temperature nickel alloys, composite materials
Received:                09.10.14
Published:               29.12.14
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