Friction Stir Weld of HSLA-65 steel with induction preheat at CTC

FSW Data Set

CTC’s Friction Stir Welding Data Compilation

Concurrent Technologies Corporation’s (CTC’s) Friction Stir Welding (FSW) data set is a publicly available compilation of data from published and unpublished reports. CTC is the curator of the data set, which has specific requirements that regulate its contents. The data set and its accompanying instructions can be downloaded from this page. The goal is to provide an easily accessible compilation of FSW data that can be used for analysis and as a reference for developing new welding procedures.

Best to Give and Receive
To grow the data set over time, you can download it and use it as a template for populating new rows with your own data, which can then be emailed to After passing review, the data will be included in the next formal release of the data set. All contributions will be referenced so proper attribution is ensured.

Completing the simple FSW Data Set download form below is required to access the data. Entering your contact information will enable us to notify you regarding updates, any errors that are uncovered, and questions that may arise. Completing the form will activate the controls to download the data set with the accompanying documentation.

FSW Data Set Topics
The data set has a formal FSW Data Set Topics document that discusses each field in the data set. The Topics document defines terminology and sign conventions, gives the equations for derived quantities, and gives other useful guidelines. Ensuring the integrity of the data set is a two-way street. The data set Topics document provides rules for adding new data to the data set, but it’s ultimately up to the contributors to follow the rules. Data accuracy, applicability, and completeness are key to accumulating useful data.

Each entry in the data set will include a reference number that correlates with a separate tab that lists the reference details. To reference the Data Set in your own work, simply list the file name and the URL of CTC’s FSW web page:

Data submitted for inclusion must be either approved for public release or submitted without any restrictions, including but not limited to proprietary, export controlled, or controlled unclassified information.

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Kevin Colligan
Senior Principal Advisor Engineer


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