Micro Structural Studies On Explosively Clad Cu/Ss, Br/Ss and Al/Ss Plates


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The paper deals with detailed studies on the bond zone morphology of Cu / Ss, Br / Ss, Al / Ss weld combinations of explosive welds. The study becomes significant in view of the importance and wide applicability of these materials in bimetal industry. Explosive welding is a high-energy rate fabrication technique and is increasingly employed to provide sound metallurgical bonding between similar and dissimilar metals with widely varied properties. In this study for the same explosive loading conditions, the different types of bonds obtainable at the interface for three combinations of materials have been investigated. The bond zones showed characteristic features, typical of the explosive welding process. Complex patterns of plastic flow and formation of solidified melt areas were revealed at the interface.



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S. Itoh and K. Hokamoto




P. Tamilchelvan et al., "Micro Structural Studies On Explosively Clad Cu/Ss, Br/Ss and Al/Ss Plates", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 566, pp. 279-284, 2008

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November 2007




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