- Congratulations: WoongJo (Jo) Choi has successfully defended his Ph.D. Dissertation June 14th, 2018: Please join me in congratulating Jo on the successful defense of his Ph.D. dissertation: “In-Process Monitoring and Data Analysis for Quality Control of Friction Stir Welding”. A hearty thanks to Jo for all his hard work!
- M.S. Thesis and Defense – Conley, A: The Design of a Wireless System for Closed-Loop Control and High-Resolution Data Acquisition of the Friction Stir Welding Process May 2nd, 2018: Andrew Conley, an M.S. student in the UW Robotics Engineering, Applied Controls, and Haptics Lab (REACH Lab) has successfully completed his M.S. Thesis Defense. Andrew’s research focused on the development of a high data-rate, low latency wireless temperature measurement system to facilitate the control and experimental investigation of Friction Stir Welding. Please ...
- NAMRC 45: The Effects of Welding Parameters and Backing Plate Diffusivity on Energy Consumption in Friction Stir Welding
The objective of this work is to investigate the effects of welding parameter variation and backing plate diffusivity on energy consumption in friction stir welding (FSW). FSW is a solid-state welding process, where joints are created below the solidus temperature of the workpiece. As a result, FSW is known for being energy efficient and environmentally ...
- Preliminary Examination – Bandar Aloyaydi has successfully completed his Ph.D. Preliminary Examination presentation Feb 24, 2017: Bandar Aloyaydi, a Ph.D. student in the UW Robotics Engineering, Applied Controls, and Haptics Lab (REACH Lab) has successfully completed his Ph.D. Preliminary exam. Bandar’s research has focused on the investigation of force and power transients during Friction Stir Welding. Please join us in congratulating Bandar on his achievement.