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Friction Stir Welding on Solidworks

Question asked by George Brooks on Sep 13, 2017
Latest reply on Nov 2, 2017 by Prabhu Prakash


I am about to undertake my final year project for University. The topic being the impact friction stir welding has on the mechanical properties of a material in an aerospace application either compared to other joining methods or when subjected to different load types (This is to be decided on availability of physical materials).

For this I intend to do some Solidworks FEA analysis to support real testing.


My question is: How can I create a friction stir welded joint on Solidworks?

All I can manage are the options shown below, none of which are friction stir welds.

I have two pieces of aluminium alloy along side each other (as shown below) and wish to generate a friction stir weld (currently a square butt) along the seam.


Can anyone help me?