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Microstructure and Properties of AA 2195 T8 Material and Friction Stir Welds

Eigen, Nico and Windisch, Michael and Glaser, Ulrich and Sinnema, Gerben and Moreira, Pedro and Schneider, Janine and Sattler, Erich (2009) Microstructure and Properties of AA 2195 T8 Material and Friction Stir Welds. In: Proc. of 11th Conference on Spacecraft Structure, Materials &Mechanical Testing, CD-ROM 5 Seiten. 11th Conference on Spacecraft Structure, Materials &Mechanical Testing, 15-17.09.2009, Toulouse, Frankreich.

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The study shows the main properties of AA2195 in relation to the microstructure developing in the friction stir weld process, which were comprehensively investigated in the ESA Technology and Research Programme Damage Tolerance of Cryogenic Pressure Vessels (TRP T401-02 MC). Friction Stir Welding (FSW) on 5 mm sheets of AA2195 in T8 condition was performed and process parameters were optimized. Non-destructive Inspection (NDI) methods were used to detect potential defects and metallographic investigations were applied in order to detect their origin. The properties on the friction stir joints were determined and the influence of temperature down to 20 K is shown. Particular attention is given to the microstructure and the fracture characteristics of the friction stir welds and base material. Optical and scanning electron microscopy investigations are used to determine the failure mode. Additionally, the influence of temperature is discussed on the basis of samples fractured at RT, 77 K, 20 K and 4 K. The metallographic analysis of NDI results of friction stir welds indicates that a thorough process control can avoid the main large defects in FS welds. High strength FSW joints of AA2195 can be achieved with promising toughness down to cryogenic temperatures. The potential for the application in future launcher systems is discussed with respect to potential future serial production.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/61367/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Microstructure and Properties of AA 2195 T8 Material and Friction Stir Welds
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Eigen, NicoMT-AerospaceUNSPECIFIED
Windisch, MichaelMT-AerospaceUNSPECIFIED
Glaser, UlrichMT-AerospaceUNSPECIFIED
Moreira, PedroInegiUNSPECIFIED
Sattler, ErichMPA Uni StuttgartUNSPECIFIED
Date:15 September 2009
Journal or Publication Title:Proc. of 11th Conference on Spacecraft Structure, Materials &Mechanical Testing, CD-ROM 5 Seiten
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:FSW, cryogenic testing, microstructure,
Event Title:11th Conference on Spacecraft Structure, Materials &Mechanical Testing
Event Location:Toulouse, Frankreich
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:15-17.09.2009
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W - no assignment
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - no assignment (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Materials Research > Mechanical Testing of Materials
Deposited By: Wischek, Janine
Deposited On:03 Dec 2009 15:04
Last Modified:03 Dec 2009 15:04

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