Development of a Testing Procedure to Determine the Bond Strength in Joining-by-Forming Processes
Roll bonding is a joining-by-forming process, in which two or more metals are permanently joined through pressure and plastic deformation, which causes the creation of a metallic bond. The bond formation is a complex process based on various process conditions in the joining zone, such as strain, normal pressure, temperature, strain rate, shear strain and surface condition. Since an individual variation and analysis of the influencing parameters is usually not possible during the rolling process, a specific experimental setup for the investigation of the joining mechanisms is necessary. In this paper, a testing procedure has been developed to determine the bond strength in joining-by-forming processes. The material combination chosen was AA2024/AA1050 as used in aircraft applications. AA2024 sheets are cladded with pure aluminum to improve the corrosion resistance. The performed experimental parameter study confirms the expected influencing factors and is used to determine parameters of a bonding model, which can be integrated in a finite element simulation.
A. Mikloweit et al., "Development of a Testing Procedure to Determine the Bond Strength in Joining-by-Forming Processes", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 966-967, pp. 481-488, 2014