Design Of A Fixture For T-Joint Weld In Friction Stir Welding

Document Type : Primary Research paper


Department of Automobile Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India


—Friction Stir Welding being a solid-state process is free from defects generally occurs in fusion welding process. T-welded joints are commonly seen in various industrial assemblies and in automobile chassis manufacturing. A fixture for such a welding operation is made using materials that are suitable for the fixture manufacture. Designing and fabrication of the fixture should accommodate high magnitude forces and withstand high temperature during melding process. Experimentations have been carried and with ANSYS problems have been solved. On basis of practical and ANSYS data design has been presented. In this paper, designing of fixture is done using Creo drawing and designing. mechanical characteristics such as total deformation, equivalent stress and strain were measured and material selection has been made.