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Combined influence of heat treatment and immersion corrosion on the tensile-shear strength of aluminum-steel explosively welded plates

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1991
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A series of experiments were performed on aluminum-steel explosively welded joints. The pub of this research was to better understand the synergism, if any, between thermal heat treatments and exposure to a seawater environment on the tensile-shear strength of the explosively welded joint. The effect of three different heat treatments on the tensile-shear strength of the bond was examined. The combined effect of two heat treatments and immersion in flowing aerated, natural seawater has been studied for two different corrosion times. For comparison purposes, some samples were also immersed in stagnant, aerated 3.5% weight NaCl solution. Open circuit potential measurements and microhardness profiles were also made. It was found that a heat treatment that would anneal the aluminum without causing the formation of an intermetallic layer at the aluminum steel explosively welded interface, was the best compromise between reduced mechanical properties and improved corrosion resistance.
Title: Combined influence of heat treatment and immersion corrosion on the tensile-shear strength of aluminum-steel explosively welded plates.
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Name(s): Oberle, Hugues.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
McIntyre, Jack F., Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1991
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 114 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: A series of experiments were performed on aluminum-steel explosively welded joints. The pub of this research was to better understand the synergism, if any, between thermal heat treatments and exposure to a seawater environment on the tensile-shear strength of the explosively welded joint. The effect of three different heat treatments on the tensile-shear strength of the bond was examined. The combined effect of two heat treatments and immersion in flowing aerated, natural seawater has been studied for two different corrosion times. For comparison purposes, some samples were also immersed in stagnant, aerated 3.5% weight NaCl solution. Open circuit potential measurements and microhardness profiles were also made. It was found that a heat treatment that would anneal the aluminum without causing the formation of an intermetallic layer at the aluminum steel explosively welded interface, was the best compromise between reduced mechanical properties and improved corrosion resistance.
Identifier: 14768 (digitool), FADT14768 (IID), fau:11559 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.E.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1991.
Subject(s): Steel-aluminum alloys
Thermal stresses
Welded joints--Testing
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