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Accession Number ADA586377
Title Welding of Aluminum Alloys to Steels: An Overview.
Publication Date Aug 2013
Media Count 45p
Personal Author M. Nikodinovski M. M. Atabaki P. Chenier R. Kovacevic
Abstract Since the need for the joining of dissimilar materials is increasing, a wide requirement of the numerous industries will lead to the development of joining techniques capable to join the elements from the miniature assemblies to extremely large earth-moving vehicles. Among the different materials, iron- based alloys and aluminum-based alloys are among the most significant materials that are finding applications on the various industries to offer more viable and sustainable products. However, welding of these metals has been always a kind of dilemma for the engineers. There are a certain number of methods to join these dissimilar metals but no one could establish a reliable or a sort of credible welding method for the industrial applications while quality, cost, human resources and facilities are taken into the main considerations. This paper reviews the recent welding methods for joining aluminum alloys to steels. The microstructural development, mechanical properties and application of the joints are discussed.
Keywords Aluminum alloys
Arc welding
Crystal structure
Diffusion bonding
Electron backscatter diffraction
Electron beam welding
Gas metal arc welding
Laser welding
Magnetic pulse welding
Phase diagrams
Resistance spot welding
Roll bonding
Spot welding
Tungsten inert gas welding
Ultrasonic welding
X ray diffraction

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 41E - Manufacturing, Planning, Processing & Control
94G - Manufacturing Processes & Materials Handling
Corporate Author Army Tank-Automotive Command, Warren, MI. Research Development and Engineering Dir.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1405
Contract Number SP0700-99-D-0301

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