Finite element analysis of ultrasonic insertion of SiC fibre in aluminium alloy 6061

Elaheh Ghassemieh*, Amir Siddiq

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this work, a computational framework has been proposed to successfully simulate the fibre embedding using ultrasonic consolidation process. The main components of the proposed computational approach are a developed constitutive model and a friction model which are especially suitable for the condition of ultrasonic process. The effect of different process parameters, such as velocity of sonotrode, displacement amplitude of ultrasonic vibration and applied loads are studied. The presented work especially focuses on the quality of the developed weld and the fibre coverage due to the plastic flow around the fibre. The areas of maximum plastic flow predicted by the simulation are confirmed by the EBSD microstructural studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-202
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2011


  • aluminium 6061
  • finite element analysis
  • friction work
  • plastic flow
  • SiC fibre
  • UC
  • ultrasonic consolidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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