Evaluation of Optimal Conditions for D-Tube Brazing
The microstructures and mechanical properties of OFHC copper/STKM 11A for D-tube joints brazed using BAg filler metal at 870 °C for 20 minutes in NH3 atmospheres were performed. Interfacial microstructures were observed in reaction layer. A brazing strength causes of decline with defects of pin hole and base metal by lack of penetration. In tensile test, the properties of joints clearance of 0.01mm are better than other joints clearance that has yield strength of elasticity area with the brazing length of 2.5mm, and also suitable for the case of brazing length of 5.0mm. According to the results of FEA (finite element analysis) on the tensile test, the maximum stress and strain were generated apart from the interface in large deformation. Diffused layer was formed by counter diffusion action of base metal and filler metal layer, and crack between two base metals was not discovered. This is the main reason that fracture of test piece does not appear in copper base metal, and brazing department forms good junctures.
Wei Yang, Mamtimin Geni, Tiejun Wang and Zhuo Zhuang
W.K. Joo et al., "Evaluation of Optimal Conditions for D-Tube Brazing ", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 33-37, pp. 1345-1350, 2008