The Effect of Vacuum Thermal Cycling on LF6 Aluminium Alloy Welded Joints
The investigation aimed at the invalidation mechanism analysis and reliability evaluation of aluminum alloy welded joint under space environment will provide spaceflight designing epartments and manufactures with important technology gist and data so as to greatly reduce paceflights manufactured cost and improve spaceflight working reliability. In this paper, the tensile properties and microstructures of LF6 aluminum alloy welded joint under vacuum thermal cycling have been studied by means of vacuum thermal cycling system. The influence of vacuum thermal cycling on the tensile properties of the welded joint has investigated. Results show that the strength and the enlongation reach their maximum values at about 75 times cycling. The changes of the tensile properties are regarded as resulted from the changes of grain and the motion of dislocation.
Young-Jin Kim, Dong-Ho Bae and Yun-Jae Kim
J. T. Niu et al., "The Effect of Vacuum Thermal Cycling on LF6 Aluminium Alloy Welded Joints ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 297-300, pp. 2843-2846, 2005