Numerical Analysis of SIC Reinforced and Unreinforced Friction Stir Welding of AA6061
This paper explains the numerical analysis of Silicon carbide reinforced of 10%, 15%, 25%, and 30% by volume
and unreinforced friction stir welding processes of aluminium alloy 6061. In this paper the heat input and temperature
distribution during friction stir welding is investigated. The temperatures at different positions in the nugget zone were
recorded with the temperature gun during welding under various welding conditions such as percentage of volume
proportion of reinforcement. The finite element model was developed for different volume proportions of reinforcement and
simulated using finite element method program (ANSYS).Validated the simulation results with experimental results.
Keywords - Friction stir welding, Aluminium alloy 6061, Silicon carbide, Numerical analysis, Temperature distribution