Micro Flash Welding of Super Duplex Stainless Steel with Zr Metallic Glass Insert
Micro flash butt welding of super duplex stainless steel with Zr-based metallic glass insert was carried out using the temperature controlling system. Zr55Cu30Ni5Al10 of Zr-based metallic glass with thickness of 0.05mm and Zr metal with thickness of 0.1mm and 0.5 mm were used as the insert materials, in order to improve weldability. The specimens were mounted on the dies using a Gleeble thermal simulator, and then, flash butt welding was made. After welding, Zrbased metallic glass insert became much thinner than Zr metal insert. The super-cooled liquid in the interface protruded outside due to the superplastic deformation. The formation of the protrusion discharged the oxide films on the butting surfaces and contact surface; resulting in metallurgical bonding through the fresh surfaces. The Fe-Zr metallic compound for Zr-based metallic glass insert was hardly observed. The micro flash butt welding with metallic glass insert was successfully accomplished for super duplex stainless steel.
Changhee Lee, Jong-Bong Lee, Dong-Hwan Park and Suck-Joo Na
T. Kuroda et al., "Micro Flash Welding of Super Duplex Stainless Steel with Zr Metallic Glass Insert", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 580-582, pp. 53-56, 2008