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|Title: ||Electromagnetic Impact Welding of Al-to-Al-Li Sheets|
|Authors: ||KORE, SD|
|Keywords: ||pulse welds|
|Issue Date: ||2009|
|Publisher: ||ASME-AMER SOC MECHANICAL ENG|
|Citation: ||JOURNAL OF MANUFACTURING SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 131(3), -|
|Abstract: ||The potential for weight savings resulting from the low density and high stiffness of aluminum-lithium (Al-Li) alloys and the difficulty in fusion welding of these alloys led to this study of solid state welding of Al-Li alloys for its potential application in the aerospace and automobile industries. The present study demonstrates the feasibility of electromagnetic (EM) welding of Al-to-Al-Li sheets by using Al drivers to drive the electrically poor conductive Al-Li sheets. A study has been carried out to characterize the electromagnetic impact welding of Al-to-Al-Li sheets of 1 mm thickness. Specific heat treatment cycle need to be followed prior to EM welding of Al-Li sheets. The results of the microstructure and tensile shear strength tests are reported.|
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