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Friction Stir Welding Manufacturing Advancement By On-Line High Temperature Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing And Correlation Of Process Parameters To Joint Quality, Daniel James Huggett Nov 2017

Friction Stir Welding Manufacturing Advancement By On-Line High Temperature Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing And Correlation Of Process Parameters To Joint Quality, Daniel James Huggett

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Welding, a manufacturing process for joining, is widely employed in aerospace, aeronautical, maritime, nuclear, and automotive industries. Optimizing these techniques are paramount to continue the development of technologically advanced structures and vehicles. In this work, the manufacturing technique of friction stir welding (FSW) with aluminum alloy (AA) 2219-T87 is investigated to improve understanding of the process and advance manufacturing efficiency. AAs are widely employed in aerospace applications due to their notable strength and ductility. The extension of good strength and ductility to cryogenic temperatures make AAs suitable for rocket oxidizer and fuel tankage. AA-2219, a descendent of the original duralumin ...


Design And Validation Of Novel Potential High Entropy Alloys, Boliang Zhang Jan 2017

Design And Validation Of Novel Potential High Entropy Alloys, Boliang Zhang

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The design approach and validation of single phase senary refractory high entropy alloys (HEAs) MoNbTaTiVW and HfNbTaTiVZr were presented in first part of this dissertation. The design approach was to combine phase diagram inspection of available binary and ternary systems and Calculation of Phase Diagrams (CALPHAD) prediction. Experiments using X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy techniques verified single phase microstructure in body centered cubic lattice for both alloys. The observed elemental segregation agrees well with the solidification prediction using Scheil model. The lattice constant, density and microhardness were measured to be 0.3216 nm, 4.954 GPa and 11.70 ...