Applied Composite Materials

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 247–258 | Cite as

Friction Stir Welding of Ceramic Particle Reinforced Aluminium Based Metal Matrix Composites

  • P. Cavaliere
  • E. Cerri
  • L. Marzoli
  • J. Dos Santos


The mechanical and microstructural properties of 6061+20% Al2O3p and 7005+10% Al2O3p aluminium based metal matrix composites joined by friction stir welding were analyzed in the present study. The two materials were welded into the form of sheets of 7 mm thickness after T6 treatment and were tested in tension at room temperature. The microstructure of the joints was observed by optical microscopy and the fracture surfaces were analyzed by employing a scanning electron microscope equipped with field emission gun in order to study the micromechanisms involved during the deformation.

MMCs friction stir welding FEGSEM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Cavaliere
    • 1
  • E. Cerri
    • 1
  • L. Marzoli
    • 2
  • J. Dos Santos
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Ingegneria dell'Innovazione, Engineering FacultyUniversity of LecceLecceItaly
  2. 2.GKSS ForschungszentrumGeesthachtGermany

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