Friction Stir Welding

Friction stir welding (FSW) is a solid-state welding process that is gaining wide acceptance in industry, especially the shipbuilding, aerospace, mass transportation, and automotive industries. FSW is particularly suited to those industries that use aluminum and its alloys. This authoritative book provides a comprehensive review of the subject of friction stir welding and covers topics such as process basics, equipment, modeling, inspection, and quality control and applications.