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Mechanical behavior of a friction welded AA6013/AA7075 beam

Oguz Kocar, Mehmet Yetmez ORCID logo, Erhan Baysal and Hamdi Alper Ozyigit
From the journal Materials Testing


In this study, mechanical responses of a friction welded AA6013/AA7075 aluminum alloy beam are investigated. For this purpose, the experimental study is conducted with two different friction welding parameters (i.e., rotational speed and welding pressure) and two constant friction welding parameters (i.e., friction pressure and contact time). Microstructural and mechanical performance analyses (i.e., macrohardness and tensile measurements) are considered to determine the weld quality. Effects of speed and welding pressure on the vibration characteristics/structural performances are also examined experimentally. Advantages of using vibration analysis are discussed to understand the effects of different weld parameters. Results are given in tabular and graphical forms.

Corresponding author: Mehmet Yetmez, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey, E-mail:

  1. Author contributions: All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

  2. Research funding: None declared.

  3. Conflict of interest statement: The authors declare no conflicts of interest regarding this article.


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Published Online: 2022-03-09
Published in Print: 2022-02-23

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