Friction stir welding (FSW) is a solid state welding process used for welding similar and dissimilar materials. The process is widely used because it does not have common problems such as solidification and liquefaction cracking associated with the fusion welding techniques. The objective of the present research is to find the best combination of friction stir welding process parameters to join aluminium 5052 and 6061 alloy materials. The combination of process parameters is helpful to improve ultimate tensile strength, yield strength, percentage of elongation and hardness of welded joint. To achieve the research objective taguchi based grey analysis was used. The optimum process parameters were found be at rotational speed is 1400 rpm, transverse speed of 100 mm/min and axial force is at 11 KN.

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