Friction surfacing of aluminium alloy 5083 on DH36 steel plate

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In this work, friction surfacing (FS) of AA5083 on a DH36 steel substrate was experimentally studied. The process parameters such as rotation speed, travel speed and feed rate are of great significance to the success of the FS process. Seven friction surfaced plates with different combinations of parameters were examined. Optical microscopy, SEM and EDS were used to analyse the characteristics of the microstructure and composition of the interface between the surface and the substrate. The results show that the deposition surface quality decreased as the feed rate, travel speed and axial force increased. However, the bond strength increased with higher feed rate, higher rotation speed and lower travel speed. Elemental diffusion of Fe to AA5083 was established, and the intermetallic compound FeAl3 was produced in the interface.
Original languageEnglish
Article number479
Number of pages16
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2019


  • friction surfacing
  • process parameters
  • AA5083
  • DH36

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