Solving welding problems by the use of friction stir

SOLVSTIR

Project timeline
Start:
July 2004
Duration:
42 months
End:
December 2007
General Information
SOLVSTIR will provide friction stir welded based solutions for weldability problems in steel materials and improved productivity in shipbuilding. The major six objectives of this project are related to friction stir welding (FSW) as follows: (1) to select and/or develop alternative FSW tool materials with improved performance compared to W-Re based tools, (2) to implement local pre-heat to be used in conjunction with FSW, (3) to establish a relationship between welding procedure and distortion in FSW of shipbuilding steel, (4) to develop FSW process technology allowing joining of steels with non-ferrous materials, (5) to elaborate a catalogue of metallurgical, mechanical and corrosion resistance properties of FSW welds in modern high strength and creep resistance steels, (6) to develop a dedicated computer code predicting microstructure formation across the weld zone.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaDG Research G, Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS)
Project TypeRTD
Contract NumberRFS-CR-04033
Co-ordinatorHelmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (DE)
Total Eligible Costs (€) HZG Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for HZG (€)
1.055.107270.578162.347
Contact Person at HZG Dr. Jorge dos Santos, Institute for Materials Research, WMF Phone: +49 4152 87 1926, Fax : +49 4152 87 1927
E-mail contact
Worldwide Europe

Participants
CORUS UK Ltd. (GB), Danish Stir Welding Technology (DK), Fincantieri - Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A. (IT), OCAS Onderzoekscentrum voor Aanwending van Staal N.V. (BE), Universität Duisburg-Essen (DE)
SOLVSTIR website

(completed December 2007)

Last Update: 15. May 2017