OxCAM co-founders Mike Lewis and Simon Smith have presented their Friction Stir Welding (FSW) simulation technology at 150th TMS 2021 annual meeting. This year the event was split into 85 symposia, including Friction Stir Welding and Processing XI (Here). Mike presented The Development of FSW Process Modelling for Use by Process Engineers (Here). The paper was published by Springer in the symposium proceedings (Here).
The paper describes the use of commercial Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software to simulate the material flow around a FSW tool and the use of a simplified model for the effect of temperature and strain rate on the material shear resistance. These components of the approach allow process engineers to develop welding procedures in-silicon.