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  1. Joining of beryllium by braze welding technique: preliminary results

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    Banaim, P.; Abramov, E. [Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Beersheba (Israel); Zalkind, S.; Eden, S.

    1998-01-01

    Within the framework of some applications, there is a need to join beryllium parts to each other. Gas Tungsten Arc Braze Welds were made in beryllium using 0.3 mm commercially Aluminum (1100) shim preplaced at the joint. The welds exhibited a tendency to form microcracks in the Fusion Zone and Heat Affected Zone. All the microcracks were backfilled with Aluminum. (author)

  2. Braze welding of cobalt with a silver–copper filler

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    Everett M. Criss

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available A new method of joining cobalt by braze-welding it with a silver–copper filler was developed in order to better understand the residual stresses in beryllium–aluminum/silicon weldments which are problematic to investigate because of the high toxicity of Be. The base and filler metals of this new welding system were selected to replicate the physical properties, crystal structures, and chemical behavior of the Be–AlSi welds. Welding parameters of this surrogate Co–AgCu system were determined by experimentation combining 4-point bending tests and microscopy. Final welds are 5 pass manual TIG (tungsten inert gas, with He top gas and Ar back gas. Control of the welding process produces welds with full penetration melting of the cobalt base. Microscopy indicates that cracking is minimal, and not through thickness, whereas 4-point bending shows failure is not by base-filler delamination. These welds improve upon the original Be–AlSi welds, which do not possess full penetration, and have considerable porosity. We propose that utilization of our welding methods will increase the strength of the Be–AlSi weldments. The specialized welding techniques developed for this study may be applicable not only for the parent Be–AlSi welds, but to braze welds and welds utilizing brittle materials in general. This concept of surrogacy may prove useful in the study of many different types of exotic welds.

  3. Welding and brazing of the JET machine components

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    The report covers the techniques used for joining the various parts of the machine. The difficulties encountered during the welding and brazing of similar and dissimilar metals are underlined and the solutions adopted to solve them are indicated. The vast experience gained by those involved in the processes of joining the various parts of the JET machine components, and the lessons learnt are summarized in this report. (author)

  4. Improved Assembly for Gas Shielding During Welding or Brazing

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    Gradl, Paul; Baker, Kevin; Weeks, Jack

    2009-01-01

    An improved assembly for inert-gas shielding of a metallic joint is designed to be useable during any of a variety of both laser-based and traditional welding and brazing processes. The basic purpose of this assembly or of a typical prior related assembly is to channel the flow of a chemically inert gas to a joint to prevent environmental contamination of the joint during the welding or brazing process and, if required, to accelerate cooling upon completion of the process.

  5. Brazing and inertia welding of dissimilar metal tubing

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    A movable pump limiter is currently being built for the Tore Supra tokamak in Cadarace, France. Part of the assembly has dispersion-strengthened Cu cooling tubes joined to an AISI 316L stainless steel transition sleeve. The steel sleeve is subsequently welded into a 315L manifold. This study was made to evaluate the feasibility of brazing or inertia welding the dissimilar metal, tubing-sleeve transition. An alumina-strengthened copper alloy (DSCu) was selected for the module cooling tubes. The 316L transition pieces varied in diameter from the same nominal size as the DSCu pieces when inertial welding, to a 12.7 mm (1/2 in.) O.D. to accommodate a lap joint when brazing. The wall thickness of the inertia welded 316L pieces was varied to determine the overlap effect on the weld quality. Ag-28Cu, Ag-27.6Cu-4.5Ti, Au-37Cu-3In, and Au-18Ni (wt%) filler metals were chosen for brazing and the braze microstructures and strengths were evaluated. The best wetting was achieved with the Au based filler metals. All of the brazed joints were hydrostatically pressure tested to 10.34 MPa (1500 psi) without a failure. In all cases, an excellent metallurgical bond with a relatively small cold worked region was produced. The inertia welded samples were also pressure and tensile tested under the same test conditions that were used to evaluate the brazed samples. The welds passed the 10.34 MPa hydrostatic pressure inspection and failed under a tensile load in the DSCu piece away form the weld interface. Brazing and inertia welding were successfully used to join DSCu to 316L. The Au-based filler metals produced the best brazes with joint strengths of 480 MPa. The inertia welds had slightly higher strengths, but both failed away from the joint in the DSCu tube. All of these samples passed a 10.34 MPa hydrostatic pressure test. These processes allow flexibility in designing and fabricating a dissimilar metal transition joint

  6. THERMAL FIELD MODELING IN THE MIG / MAG - CMT BRAZE-WELDING PROCESS OF GALVANIZED SHEETS

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    GHEORGHE SIMA; ELENA STELA MUNCUT

    2013-01-01

    This paper deals with some technical aspects of the optimization process braze-welding of galvanized steel sheet with a thickness of 0.7-1.5 mm. The braze-welding process is presented systemic, highlighting the input and output variables (of the zinc layer and intermetallic layer characteristics). It is presented the test for statistical analysis performed on a four-level factorial experiment aimed at studying the influence of the main simultaneously welding parameters of the welding technolo...

  7. Corrosion Behavior of Aluminum-Steel Weld-Brazing Joint

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    Shi, Yu; Li, Jie; Zhang, Gang; Huang, Jiankang; Gu, Yufen

    2016-05-01

    Dissimilar metals of 1060 aluminum and galvanized steel were joined with a lap joint by pulsed double-electrode gas metal arc weld brazing with aluminum-magnesium and aluminum-silicon filler metals. The corrosion behavior of the weld joints was investigated with immersion corrosion and electrochemical corrosion tests, and the corrosion morphology of the joints was analyzed with scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Galvanic corrosion was found to occur when the samples were immersed in corrosive media, and the corrosion rate of joints was increased with increased heat input of the workpiece. Comparison of the corrosion properties of weld joints with different filler wires indicated that the corrosion rate of weld joints with aluminum-silicon filler wire was larger than that of weld joints with aluminum-magnesium filler wire. Results also showed that the zinc-rich zone of weld joints was prone to corrosion. The corrosion behavior of zinc-rich zone was analyzed with SEM equipped with an energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy analysis system based on the test results.

  8. Corrosion Behavior of Aluminum-Steel Weld-Brazing Joint

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    Shi, Yu; Li, Jie; Zhang, Gang; Huang, Jiankang; Gu, Yufen

    2016-03-01

    Dissimilar metals of 1060 aluminum and galvanized steel were joined with a lap joint by pulsed double-electrode gas metal arc weld brazing with aluminum-magnesium and aluminum-silicon filler metals. The corrosion behavior of the weld joints was investigated with immersion corrosion and electrochemical corrosion tests, and the corrosion morphology of the joints was analyzed with scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Galvanic corrosion was found to occur when the samples were immersed in corrosive media, and the corrosion rate of joints was increased with increased heat input of the workpiece. Comparison of the corrosion properties of weld joints with different filler wires indicated that the corrosion rate of weld joints with aluminum-silicon filler wire was larger than that of weld joints with aluminum-magnesium filler wire. Results also showed that the zinc-rich zone of weld joints was prone to corrosion. The corrosion behavior of zinc-rich zone was analyzed with SEM equipped with an energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy analysis system based on the test results.

  9. THERMAL FIELD MODELING IN THE MIG / MAG - CMT BRAZE-WELDING PROCESS OF GALVANIZED SHEETS

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    GHEORGHE SIMA

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with some technical aspects of the optimization process braze-welding of galvanized steel sheet with a thickness of 0.7-1.5 mm. The braze-welding process is presented systemic, highlighting the input and output variables (of the zinc layer and intermetallic layer characteristics. It is presented the test for statistical analysis performed on a four-level factorial experiment aimed at studying the influence of the main simultaneously welding parameters of the welding technology CMT (Cold Metal Transfer: determining an optimal welding current IS, welding speed vS, boos current Ina and arc length correction factor l0.

  10. Braze Welding TIG of Titanium and Aluminium Alloy Type Al – Mg

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    Winiowski A.

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The article presents the course and the results of technological tests related to TIG-based arc braze welding of titanium and AW-5754 (AlMg3 aluminium alloy. The tests involved the use of an aluminium filler metal (Al99.5 and two filler metals based on Al-Si alloys (AlSi5 and AlSi12. Braze welded joints underwent tensile tests, metallographic examinations using a light microscope as well as structural examinations involving the use of a scanning electron microscope and an X-ray energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS. The highest strength and quality of welds was obtained when the Al99.5 filler metal was used in a braze welding process. The tests enabled the development of the most convenient braze welding conditions and parameters.

  11. Quality evaluations of the fuel bundle welds and brazed joints by acoustic microscopy

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    For more than 20 years, the quality control of the end-cap, end-plates welds and of the brazed appendage joints is made by destructive methods (metallographic examinations or mechanical tests) on specimens sampled from production. Having a very limited statistics, these destructive methods are useful only to indicate 'trends' of the production quality, not for detecting infrequent single defect events. It is recognized that nondestructive examination techniques are required to achieve sufficient evidence of the production quality, at a statistically significant sampling rate. For this reason, the INR-Ultraacoustics R and D Lab has develop a family of equipments for high resolution ultrasonic imaging, at performances close to the Acoustic Microscopy domain. The paper make a presentation of the examination methods and of the experimental results obtained on characteristic welds and brazed joints samples. Detailed off-line evaluations of the C-scan and B-scan ultrasonic images are made and comparative analyses with metallography are performed. Also, in the case of end-cap welds, numerical stress analysis are made, in order to establish the influence of flaws on the weld strength. (author)

  12. Ultrasonic inspection of the brazed joint and explosive welds used to repair the PFR evaporators

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    A small number of in-service failures associated with the steam-tube to tube-plate welds of the PFR evaporators led to the decision to protect the welds by sleeving. The philosophy was to insert a sleeve through the tube-plate and into the steam tube, thus bridging the existing weld. The top portion of the sleeve was to be explosively welded to the zone adjacent to the top face of the tube-plate and the lower portion brazed into the steam tube. This paper deals with the development and use of ultrasonics to test both the brazed and explosively welded joints

  13. Brazing

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    This report is a compilation of published literature on high temperature brazing covering the period 1973-1978. The references are listed alphabetically with regard to the base material or combination of base materials to be brazed. Trade names are treated as base materials. The report contains approximately 1500 references, of which 300 are to patents

  14. Orbital welding technique

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    The TIG (Tungsten-inert gas) orbital welding technique is applied in all areas of pipe welding. The process is mainly used for austenitic and ferritic materials but also for materials like aluminium, nickel, and titanium alloys are commonly welded according to this technique. Thin-walled as well as thick-walled pipes are welded economically. The application of orbital welding is of particular interest in the area of maintenance of thick-walled pipes that is described in this article. (orig.)

  15. 75 FR 52037 - Welding, Cutting and Brazing Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB...

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    2010-08-24

    ... Order No. 5-2007 (67 FR 31160). Signed at Washington, DC, on August 16, 2010. David Michaels, Assistant... Occupational Safety and Health Administration Welding, Cutting and Brazing Standard; Extension of the Office of... the information collection requirements contained in the Welding, Cutting and Brazing Standard (29...

  16. A Recent Welding Technique: Laser Welding

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    ATİK, Dt.Ezgi; CİĞER, Prof. Dr. Semra

    2013-01-01

    Welding is a process that joins two adjacent metal surfaces with or without using filling material. The latest laser welding technique is a technology based on using infrared light spectrum. Laser welding has numerous advantages considering other conventional welding options used in dentistry and because of these reasons laser welding is used widely. When searching the literature in concern with laser welding, it is observed that this technique is compared with other conventional welding meth...

  17. Joining mechanism of Ti/Al dissimilar alloys during laser welding-brazing process

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    Research highlights: → The microstructures of interfacial zones were confirmed in detail by transmission electron microscope (TEM). Interfacial reaction layers of brazing joint were composed of α-Ti, nanosize granular Ti7Al5Si12 and serration-shaped TiAl3. For the first time, obvious stacking fault structure in intermetallic phase TiAl3 was found when the thickness of the reaction layer was very thin (approximately below 1 μm). → Metallurgical characteristics for laser welding-brazing process in the environment of far from equilibrium was expounded by microstructures of the joints, the characteristics of thermal process and element diffusion behavior. - Abstract: Joining mechanism of Ti/Al dissimilar alloys was investigated during laser welding-brazing process with automated wire feed. The microstructures of fusion welding and brazing zones were analysed in details by transmission electron microscope (TEM). It was found that microstructures of fusion welding zone consist of α-Al grains and ternary near-eutectic structure with α-Al, Si and Mg2Si. Interfacial reaction layers of brazing joint were composed of α-Ti, nanosize granular Ti7Al5Si12 and serration-shaped TiAl3. For the first time, apparent stacking fault structure in intermetallic phase TiAl3 was found when the thickness of the reaction layer was very thin (approximately less than 1 μm). Furthermore, crystallization behavior of fusion zone and mechanism of interfacial reaction were discussed in details.

  18. Reversible brazing process

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    Pierce, Jim D.; Stephens, John J.; Walker, Charles A.

    1999-01-01

    A method of reversibly brazing surfaces together. An interface is affixed to each surface. The interfaces can be affixed by processes such as mechanical joining, welding, or brazing. The two interfaces are then brazed together using a brazing process that does not defeat the surface to interface joint. Interfaces of materials such as Ni-200 can be affixed to metallic surfaces by welding or by brazing with a first braze alloy. The Ni-200 interfaces can then be brazed together using a second braze alloy. The second braze alloy can be chosen so that it minimally alters the properties of the interfaces to allow multiple braze, heat and disassemble, rebraze cycles.

  19. 49 CFR 178.51 - Specification 4BA welded or brazed steel cylinders.

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    2010-10-01

    ... not exceed 1/8 inch per minute during yield strength determination. (k) Elongation. Physical test... other side. Strength of longitudinal seam: Copper brazed longitudinal seam must have strength at least 3/2 times the strength of the steel wall. (2) Welding procedures and operators must be qualified...

  20. Orbital welding technique; Orbitalschweisstechnik

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    Hoeschen, W. [Kraftanlagen Nukleartechnik GmbH, Heidelberg (Germany)

    2003-07-01

    The TIG (Tungsten-inert gas) orbital welding technique is applied in all areas of pipe welding. The process is mainly used for austenitic and ferritic materials but also for materials like aluminium, nickel, and titanium alloys are commonly welded according to this technique. Thin-walled as well as thick-walled pipes are welded economically. The application of orbital welding is of particular interest in the area of maintenance of thick-walled pipes that is described in this article. (orig.) [German] Die praktische Anwendung des Wolfram-Inertgas-(WIG-)Orbitalschweissverfahrens erfolgt in allen Sparten des Rohrleitungsbaues. Vorwiegend wird das Verfahren an austenitischen und ferritischen Werkstoffen eingesetzt. Aber auch andere Werkstoffe, wie Aluminium, Nickel- und Titanlegierungen, sind gaengige Praxis. Dabei werden sowohl duenn- als auch dickwandige Rohre wirtschaftlich verschweisst. In der Instandhaltung ist die Anwendung der Orbitaltechnik fuer dickwandige Rohre von besonderem Interesse und wird hier beschrieben. (orig.)

  1. Improving interfacial reaction nonhomogeneity during laser welding-brazing aluminum to titanium

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    Highlights: → Interfacial reaction nonhomogeneity of laser welding-brazing was improved. → The process window was extended by rectangular spot combined with V-shaped groove. → Mechanical property and its stability of Ti/Al dissimilar joint were enhanced. -- Abstract: Heterogeneous interfacial reactions were easily found along the Ti/Al interface due to high temperature gradient during laser welding-brazing of Ti/Al dissimilar alloys. To improve the nonhomogeneity, relative uniform energy distribution of laser beam and appropriate groove were attempted. The effects of these attempts on the nonhomogeneity of interfacial reactions were investigated by finite element method (FEM) numerical simulation and experimental validation. The results indicate that the V-shaped groove can make the interface roughly parallel to the isotherm of the temperature field. Moreover, the rectangular spot laser can further improve homogenization of the interfacial reaction along the interface in comparison with circular spot laser. Tensile test results show that the combination of rectangular spot laser welding-brazing and V-shaped groove can effectively control the fracture of Ti/Al joints in the seam in a wide processing parameters window, and the average tensile strength reaches 278 MPa.

  2. Phase analysis of fume during arc weld brazing of steel sheets with protective coatings

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    J. Matusiak

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available The article presents the results of research of the phase identification and of the quantitative phase analysis of fume generated during Cold Metal Transfer (CMT, ColdArc and Metal Inert Gas / Metal Active Gas (MIG / MAG weld brazing. Investigations were conducted for hot - dip coated steel sheets with zinc (Zn and zinc-iron (Zn - Fe alloy coatings. Arc shielding gases applied during the research-related tests were Ar + O2, Ar + CO2, Ar + H2 and Ar + CO2 + H2 gas mixtures. The analysis of the results covers the influence of the chemical composition of shielding gas on the chemical composition of welding fume.

  3. Underwater YAG laser welding technique

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    When planning preventive maintenance of reactor components using welding, it is necessary to consider special environments such as narrow space or difficult accessibility while minimizing exposure to radiation in the reactor pressure vessel. Toshiba has developed an underwater neodymium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd: YAG) laser welding technique. The features of this welding technique are low-heat-input welding and compact welding machine dimensions for welding in narrow spaces. This paper provides a summary of the new welding technique as a reliable welding technology. (author)

  4. Brazing techniques for side-coupled electron accelerator structures

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    The collaboration between the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), started in 1979, has led to the development of an advanced c-w microtron accelerator design. The four 2380-MHz NBS accelerating structures, containing a total of 184 accelerating cavities, have been fabricated and delivered. New fabrication methods, coupled with refinements of hydrogen-furnace brazing techniques described in this paper, allow efficient production of side-coupled structures. Success with the NBS RTM led to Los Alamos efforts on similar 2450-MHz accelerators for the microtron accelerator operated by the Nuclear Physics Department of the University of Illinois. Two accelerators (each with 17 cavities) have been fabricated; in 1986, a 45-cavity accelerator is being fabricated by private industry with some assistance from Los Alamos. Further private industry experience and refinement of the described fabrication techniques may allow future accelerators of this type to be completely fabricated by private industry

  5. 78 FR 53159 - Standard for Welding, Cutting, and Brazing; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's...

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    2013-08-28

    ... Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR... Occupational Safety and Health Administration Standard for Welding, Cutting, and Brazing; Extension of the... Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Standard for...

  6. The metallographic investigation of brazed joints in nickel base alloys using various techniques for the production of contrast

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    Brazing with high melting point nickel base brazing alloys permits distortion-free, high strength joints to be produced in high temperature, high alloy steel and nickel alloys which cannot easily be welded. This method is used for gas turbine parts subject to high thermal stresses and in nuclear engineering. (orig.)

  7. Elemental analysis of brazing alloy samples by neutron activation technique

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    Two brazing alloy samples (C P2 and C P3) have been investigated by Neutron activation analysis (NAA) technique in order to identify and estimate their constituent elements. The pneumatic irradiation rabbit system (PIRS), installed at the first egyptian research reactor (ETRR-1) was used for short-time irradiation (30 s) with a thermal neutron flux of 1.6 x 1011 n/cm2/s in the reactor reflector, where the thermal to epithermal neutron flux ratio is 106. Long-time irradiation (48 hours) was performed at reactor core periphery with thermal neutron flux of 3.34 x 1012 n/cm2/s, and thermal to epithermal neutron flux ratio of 79. Activation by epithermal neutrons was taken into account for the (1/v) and resonance neutron absorption in both methods. A hyper pure germanium detection system was used for gamma-ray acquisitions. The concentration values of Al, Cr, Fe, Co, Cu, Zn, Se, Ag and Sb were estimated as percentages of the sample weight and compared with reported values. 1 tab

  8. Welding Techniques for In-Pile Instrumentation at INR Pitesti

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    Welding is widely involved in developing in-pile instrumentation, regarding both attaching sensors and joining components of the in-pile experimental devices. Although new methods were not developed, we combined existing techniques, aiming to master them and to ensure reproducibility, sensitivity, robustness, and fast response (for sensor welding). In this paper we present results regarding thermocouple welded on cladding, and dissimilar joints. Techniques for welding K-type thermocouples on cladding were designated to ensure robust joints able to resist during pressure and temperature transients, to minimize the perturbation on temperature field and on the cladding material structure, to reproduce the joint shape and dimension, and to ensure fast response. Welded or brazed joints between materials with properties suitable to nuclear applications are often required for in-pile instrumentation to allow coupling to other components of the experimental devices. The paper describes work related to Zircaloy-to-Stainless Steel joint through eutectic vacuum brazing. The eutectic was produced by thermal diffusion of the elements in the base materials at their interface, through formation of liquid phases of Zr-Fe and Zr-Ni systems at the Zy-SS interface. Clean, reduced roughness, oxide-free contact interface, and precise temperature control were aimed. The optimal interface was the joint on perfectly matching truncated cone surfaces. Heating to 1030oC was obtained through vacuum induction at 10 kHz frequency, with vacuum between 10-5 and 10-6 mbar. Other dissimilar joints were micro-TIG welds on SS capillary connected to Inconel-Incoloy capsules, for high pressure measurement lines with small internal volume. To evaluate the joints burst tests (for thermocouple welding only) polarized light metallography, macrography, backscattered electron tests, Helium leak test, tensile test, and thermal cycling tests were performed. (author)

  9. Dissimilar Laser Welding/Brazing of 5754 Aluminum Alloy to DP 980 Steel: Mechanical Properties and Interfacial Microstructure

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    Yang, Jin; Li, Yulong; Zhang, Hua; Guo, Wei; Weckman, David; Zhou, Norman

    2015-11-01

    A diode laser welding/brazing technique was used for lap joining of 5754 aluminum alloy to DP 980 steel with Al-Si filler metal. The correlation between joint interfacial microstructure, wettability of filler metal, and mechanical properties was systematically investigated. At low laser power (1.4 kW), a layer of intermetallic compounds, composed of θ-Fe(Al,Si)3 and τ 5 -Al7.2Fe1.8Si, was observed at the interface between fusion zone and steel. Because of the poor wettability of filler metal on the steel substrate, the joint strength was very low and the joint failed at the FZ/steel interface. When medium laser power (2.0 kW) was applied, the wettability of filler metal was enhanced, which improved the joint strength and led to FZ failure. With further increase of laser power to 2.6 kW, apart from θ and τ 5, a new hard and brittle η-Fe2(Al,Si)5 IMC with microcracks was generated at the FZ/steel interface. The formation of η significantly degraded the joint strength. The failure mode changed back to interfacial failure.

  10. Development of brazing technique for a 1.6 cell BNL/SLAC/UCLA type photocathode guns by hydrogen brazing

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    Two prototypes of a 1.6 cell BNL/SLAC/UCLA type RF photocathode gun, a precision machined RF structure capable of supporting gradients in excess of 80 MV/m, have been successfully brazed and leak rates of 10-10 mbar l/s have been achieved. Brazing, is carried out in two steps in a hydrogen furnace, it involves joining of two RF cavities, 6 cylindrical ports, one rectangular waveguide and one seal plate. The cavities and waveguide are made of copper and the ports and seal plate are of stainless steel. Fixtures were designed and fabricated indigenously to maintain the required assembly tolerances during brazing. This was important for brazing of ports, two of which are brazed to one cavity at an angle of 22.50 at diametrically opposite locations, and the remaining four are brazed to the other cavity in mutually perpendicular orientations. All joints were brazed using copper-silver eutectic (72-28) alloy in foil and wire forms. This paper discusses the brazing requirement, design of fixtures, and the procedure adopted for brazing of the photocathode gun. The paper also discusses results of the tests carried out to qualify the brazed joints. (author)

  11. A new welding technique for stainless steel pipe butt welds

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    A modified TIG welding process which uses an accurately machined consumable weld socket ring for aligning pipes and providing filler material has been developed by British Nuclear Fuels and used successfully at Windscale Site Construction. The technique and its practical application at Windscale for automatic orbital TIG welding of stainless steel pipe is described. (author)

  12. A Review: Welding Of Dissimilar Metal Alloys by Laser Beam Welding & Friction Stir Welding Techniques

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    Ms. Deepika Harwani

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Welding of dissimilar metals has attracted attention of the researchers worldwide, owing to its many advantages and challenges. There is no denial in the fact that dissimilar welded joints offer more flexibility in the design and production of the commercial and industrial components. Many welding techniques have been analyzed to join dissimilar metal combinations. The objective of this paper is to review two such techniques – Laser welding and Friction stir welding. Laser beam welding, a high power density and low energy-input process, employs a laser beam to produce welds of dissimilar materials. Friction stir welding, a solid-state joining process, is also successfully used in dissimilar welding applications like aerospace and ship building industries. This paper summarizes the trends and advances of these two welding processes in the field of dissimilar welding. Future aspects of the study are also discussed.

  13. A Review: Welding Of Dissimilar Metal Alloys by Laser Beam Welding & Friction Stir Welding Techniques

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    Ms. Deepika Harwani; Mr. Kapil Banker

    2014-01-01

    Welding of dissimilar metals has attracted attention of the researchers worldwide, owing to its many advantages and challenges. There is no denial in the fact that dissimilar welded joints offer more flexibility in the design and production of the commercial and industrial components. Many welding techniques have been analyzed to join dissimilar metal combinations. The objective of this paper is to review two such techniques – Laser welding and Friction stir welding. Laser beam we...

  14. Preparation of W/CuCrZr monoblock test mock-up using vacuum brazing technique

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    Development of the joining for W/CuCrZr monoblock PFC test mock-up is an interest area in Fusion R and D. W/Cu bimetallic material has prepared using OFHC copper casting approach on the radial surface of W monoblock tile surface. The W/Cu bimetallic material has been joined with CuCrZr tube (heat sink) material with the vacuum brazing route. Vacuum brazing of W/Cu-CuCrZr has been performed @ 970 °C for 10 mins using NiCuMn-37 filler material under deep vacuum environment (10-6 mbar). Graphite fixtures were used for OFHC copper casting and vacuum brazing experiments. The joint integrity of W/Cu-CuCrZr monoblock mock-up on W/Cu and Cu-CuCrZr has been checked using ultrasonic immersion technique. Micro-structural examination and Spot-wise elemental analysis have been carried out using HR-SEM and EDAX. The results of the experimental work will be discussed in the paper. (author)

  15. Techniques for laser welding polymeric devices.

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    Jones, I A

    2003-04-01

    Recent advances in laser techniques mean that lasers are now being considered as an alternative to vibration, ultrasonic, dielectric, hot plate or hot bar welding, and adhesive bonding of plastics. The techniques required to put laser welding methods into practice are described for medical devices, tubular systems, films and synthetic fabrics. PMID:12789697

  16. Brazing with plated alloys

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    The use of braze alloy preforms on complex geometry components is at times a very difficult task requiring extensive handling of the parts or even tack welding of the preform to ensure that it is held in place. One method of overcoming these difficulties is the use of plated braze alloys (i.e., filler metals) applied directly to the braze region. Plating helps to avoid the potential for contamination resulting from handling and also ensures that the braze alloy is located properly. Examples are discussed in which an electroplated silver-copper alloy is used as an alternative to the BAg8 preforms and electroless nickel is used as a replacement for an amorphous Ni-P braze alloy foil. A toroidal cooling plate with helical flow channels was fabricated from oxygen-free high conductivity (OFHC) and brazed using the electroplated silver-copper alloy. The silver-copper braze alloy was applied to the copper substrate in a laminated fashion of alternating layers of silver and copper, which in combination approximated the eutectic composition (72% Ag-28% Cu by weight). Examination of the brazed assemblies indicated that in both cases the advantages of using plated braze alloys are numerous. These advantages include decreased labor, improved cleanliness and exactness of braze alloy placement. The primary disadvantage was an increased tendency for solidification defects presumably resulting from contaminants in the plating baths. This last observation is presently being examined in greater detail. The end results is that the assemblies brazed with the plated alloys were acceptable for the intended application and that the use of plating facilitated the successful assembly of these components

  17. Secondary ledeburite formation during various welding techniques

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    Tonkovič M.P.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The occurrence and formation sequence of secondary ledeburite in the heat affected zone of chromium ledeburitic tool steel W.Nr. 1.2379 (OCR12 VM after welding with SAW, TIG, microplasma and laser welding techniques is presented in this paper. Special attention was paid on the behaviour of carbides. The occurrence of secondary ledeburite is a result of local enrichment of the austenite matrix with alloying elements, due to partial or complete dissolution of primary/eutectic carbides. The results show that the largest amount of secondary ledeburite is formed during submerged arc welding, followed by TIG and microplasma welding technique. Welding by laser technique, with appropriate technological parameters, could prevent secondary ledeburite formation.

  18. Potential and limitations of microanalysis SEM techniques to characterize borides in brazed Ni-based superalloys

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    Brazed Ni-based superalloys containing complex phases of different Boron contents remain difficult to characterize at the micrometer scale. Indeed Boron is a light element difficult to measure precisely. The state-of-the-art microanalysis systems have been tested on a single crystal MC2 based metal brazed with BNi-2 alloy to identify boride precipitates. Effort has been made to evaluate the accuracy in Boron quantitation. Energy-dispersive and wavelength-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy attached to a Scanning Electron Microscope have first been used to determine the elemental composition of Boron-free phases, and then applied to various types of borides. Results have been compared to the ones obtained using a dedicated electron probe microanalysis, considered here as the reference technique. The most accurate method to quantify Boron using EDS is definitely by composition difference. A precision of 5 at.% could be achieved with optimized data acquisition and post-processing schemes. Attempts that aimed at directly quantifying Boron with various standards using EDS or coupled EDS/WDS gave less accurate results. Ultimately, Electron Backscatter Diffraction combined with localized EDS analysis has proved invaluable in conclusively identifying micrometer sized boride precipitates; thus further improving the characterization of brazed Ni-based superalloys. - Highlights: • We attempt to accurately identify Boron-rich phases in Ni-based superalloys. • EDS, WDS, EBSD systems are tested for accurate identification of these borides. • Results are compared with those obtained by electron probe microanalysis. • Boron was measured with EDS by composition difference with a precision of 5 at. %. • Additional EBSD in phase identification mode conclusively identifies the borides

  19. Innovative Tools Advance Revolutionary Weld Technique

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    2009-01-01

    The iconic, orange external tank of the space shuttle launch system not only contains the fuel used by the shuttle s main engines during liftoff but also comprises the shuttle s backbone, supporting the space shuttle orbiter and solid rocket boosters. Given the tank s structural importance and the extreme forces (7.8 million pounds of thrust load) and temperatures it encounters during launch, the welds used to construct the tank must be highly reliable. Variable polarity plasma arc welding, developed for manufacturing the external tank and later employed for building the International Space Station, was until 1994 the best process for joining the aluminum alloys used during construction. That year, Marshall Space Flight Center engineers began experimenting with a relatively new welding technique called friction stir welding (FSW), developed in 1991 by The Welding Institute, of Cambridge, England. FSW differs from traditional fusion welding in that it is a solid-state welding technique, using frictional heat and motion to join structural components without actually melting any of the material. The weld is created by a shouldered pin tool that is plunged into the seam of the materials to be joined. The tool traverses the line while rotating at high speeds, generating friction that heats and softens but does not melt the metal. (The heat produced approaches about 80 percent of the metal s melting temperature.) The pin tool s rotation crushes and stirs the plasticized metal, extruding it along the seam as the tool moves forward. The material cools and consolidates, resulting in a weld with superior mechanical properties as compared to those weld properties of fusion welds. The innovative FSW technology promises a number of attractive benefits. Because the welded materials are not melted, many of the undesirables associated with fusion welding porosity, cracking, shrinkage, and distortion of the weld are minimized or avoided. The process is more energy efficient, safe

  20. Analysis on interfacial layer of aluminum alloy and non-coated stainless steel joint made by TIG welding-brazing

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    Song Jiaaling; Lin Sanbao; Yang Chunli; Ma Guangchao; Wang Yinjie

    2009-01-01

    Dissimilar metals TIG welding-brazing of aluminum alloy and non-coated stainless steel was investigated. The resultant joint was characterized in order to identify the phases and the brittle intermetaUic compounds (IMCs) in the interfacial layer by optical metalloscope (OM), wanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS), and the cracked joint was analyzed in order to understand the cracking mechanism of the joint. The results show that the microfusion of the stainless steel can improve the wetting and spreading of liquid aluminum base filler metal on the steel surface and the melted steel accelerates the formation of mass of brittle IMCs in the interracial layer, which causes the joint cracking badly. The whole interfacial layer is 5 - 7 μm thick and comprises approximately 5 μm-thickness reaction layer in aluminum side and about 2 μm-thickness diffusion layer in steel side. The stable Al-rich IMCs are formed in the interfaciallayer and the phases transfer from (Al + FeAl3) in aluminum side to (FeAl3+ Fe2Al5) and (α-Fe + FeAl) in steel side.

  1. Experimental study of W-Eurofer laser brazing for divertor application

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    Munez, C.J., E-mail: claudio.munez@urjc.es [Dept. de Tecnologia Mecanica, ESCET, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, C/Tulipan s/n, Mostoles 28933, Madrid (Spain); Garrido, M.A. [Dept. de Tecnologia Mecanica, ESCET, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, C/Tulipan s/n, Mostoles 28933, Madrid (Spain); Rams, J.; Urena, A. [Dept. de Ciencia e Ingenieria de Materiales, ESCET, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, C/Tulipan s/n, Mostoles 28933, Madrid (Spain)

    2011-11-15

    Highlights: > Laser brazing system as a suitable technique to joint W and Eurofer alloys. > High residual stresses at the bonding were produced. > Laser brazing of powder metallurgy W alloys added porosity in the solidified pool. > The CSM methodology as a suitable technique to discriminate zones of welding joints. - Abstract: This work can be considered as a preliminary evaluation of the potential of laser brazing for joining tungsten based alloys to reduced activation ferritic-martensitic steels (Eurofer). Brazing of tungsten and EUROFER alloys using a 55Ni-45Ti alloy as a brazer and a high power diode laser (HPDL) as a power source has been investigated. The brazed joints showed solidified pools with good superficial aspect and a high degree of wettability with the both parent sheets, presumably because of the active effect of titanium. Metallurgical brazeability was investigated and nanoindentation measurements were done to evaluate local hardening and stiffness effects associated to dilution phenomena.

  2. Advances in brazing science, technology and applications

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    Brazing processes offer enhanced control, adaptability and cost-efficiency in the joining of materials. Unsurprisingly, this has lead to great interest and investment in the area. Drawing on important research in the field, Advances in brazing provides a clear guide to the principles, materials, methods and key applications of brazing. Part one introduces the fundamentals of brazing, including molten metal wetting processes, strength and margins of safety of brazed joints, and modeling of associated physical phenomena. Part two goes on to consider specific materials, such as super alloys, filler metals for high temperature brazing, diamonds and cubic boron nitride, and varied ceramics and intermetallics. The brazing of carbon-carbon (C/C) composites to metals is also explored before applications of brazing and brazed materials are discussed in part three. Brazing of cutting materials, use of coating techniques, and metal-nonmetal brazing for electrical, packaging and structural applications are reviewed, alon...

  3. The quality evaluation of the end-plate welds and brazed joints for CANDU nuclear fuel by an ultrasonic imaging method

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    This paper describes a method for the quality evaluation of spot welds and brazed joints by analysing ultrasonic images (C-scan). A present, the quality control for these joints is made by destructive methods. The authors present the most frequent types of flaw met in their investigations. They have attempted to obtain a dependence of torsion moment, measured by a destructive method against the polar inertia moment, obtained from parameters measured on ultrasound images. The ultrasonic images were analysed off-line using a dedicated software. (author)

  4. Numerical Simulation on Joining of Ceramics with Metal by Friction Welding Technique

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    Jesudoss Hynes, N. Rajesh; Nagaraj, P.; Basil, S. Joshua

    The joining of ceramic and metals can be done by different techniques such as ultrasonic joining, brazing, transient liquid phase diffusion bonding, and friction welding. Friction Welding is a solid state joining process that generates heat through mechanical friction between a moving workpiece and a stationary component. In this article, numerical simulation on thermal analysis of friction welded ceramic/metal joint has been carried out by using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software. The finite element analysis helps in better understanding of the friction welding process of joining ceramics with metals and it is important to calculate temperature and stress fields during the welding process. Based on the obtained temperature distribution the graphs were plotted between the lengths of the joint corresponding to the temperatures. To increase the wettability, aluminium sheet was used as an interlayer. Hence, numerical simulation of friction welding process is done by varying the interlayer sheet thickness. Transient thermal analysis had been carried out for each cases and temperature distribution was studied. From the simulation studies, it is found that the increase in interlayer thickness reduces the heat affected zone and eventually improves the joint efficiency of alumina/aluminum alloy joints.

  5. Vacuum Brazing of Accelerator Components

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    Singh, Rajvir; Pant, K. K.; Lal, Shankar; Yadav, D. P.; Garg, S. R.; Raghuvanshi, V. K.; Mundra, G.

    2012-11-01

    Commonly used materials for accelerator components are those which are vacuum compatible and thermally conductive. Stainless steel, aluminum and copper are common among them. Stainless steel is a poor heat conductor and not very common in use where good thermal conductivity is required. Aluminum and copper and their alloys meet the above requirements and are frequently used for the above purpose. The accelerator components made of aluminum and its alloys using welding process have become a common practice now a days. It is mandatory to use copper and its other grades in RF devices required for accelerators. Beam line and Front End components of the accelerators are fabricated from stainless steel and OFHC copper. Fabrication of components made of copper using welding process is very difficult and in most of the cases it is impossible. Fabrication and joining in such cases is possible using brazing process especially under vacuum and inert gas atmosphere. Several accelerator components have been vacuum brazed for Indus projects at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore using vacuum brazing facility available at RRCAT, Indore. This paper presents details regarding development of the above mentioned high value and strategic components/assemblies. It will include basics required for vacuum brazing, details of vacuum brazing facility, joint design, fixturing of the jobs, selection of filler alloys, optimization of brazing parameters so as to obtain high quality brazed joints, brief description of vacuum brazed accelerator components etc.

  6. Vacuum Brazing of Accelerator Components

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    Commonly used materials for accelerator components are those which are vacuum compatible and thermally conductive. Stainless steel, aluminum and copper are common among them. Stainless steel is a poor heat conductor and not very common in use where good thermal conductivity is required. Aluminum and copper and their alloys meet the above requirements and are frequently used for the above purpose. The accelerator components made of aluminum and its alloys using welding process have become a common practice now a days. It is mandatory to use copper and its other grades in RF devices required for accelerators. Beam line and Front End components of the accelerators are fabricated from stainless steel and OFHC copper. Fabrication of components made of copper using welding process is very difficult and in most of the cases it is impossible. Fabrication and joining in such cases is possible using brazing process especially under vacuum and inert gas atmosphere. Several accelerator components have been vacuum brazed for Indus projects at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore using vacuum brazing facility available at RRCAT, Indore. This paper presents details regarding development of the above mentioned high value and strategic components/assemblies. It will include basics required for vacuum brazing, details of vacuum brazing facility, joint design, fixturing of the jobs, selection of filler alloys, optimization of brazing parameters so as to obtain high quality brazed joints, brief description of vacuum brazed accelerator components etc.

  7. Effect of the joint clearance in the welding properties of austenitic stainless steel brazed at high temperature

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    By metallographic, microhardening and tension tests, the effects of joint clearance in the precipitation of fragile phases, and its relation with the mechanical properties of the brazed joints at the temperature of 10100C, are investigated. (E.G.)

  8. Soldadura (Welding). Spanish Translations for Welding.

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    Thirty transparency masters with Spanish subtitles for key words are provided for a welding/general mechanical repair course. The transparency masters are on such topics as oxyacetylene welding; oxyacetylene welding equipment; welding safety; different types of welds; braze welding; cutting torches; cutting with a torch; protective equipment; arc…

  9. The welding technique of thick-walled stainless steel pipes in Qinshan Ii expansion project

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    The paper introduces the welding techniques of thick-walled stainless steel pipes in Qinshan II Expansion Project, which also analyses the main factors affected the weld quality in installation process, and introduces the control methods in preparation period before welding, welding products as well as welding distortion and welding stress. The article proposes solutions to quality problems of welding deformation, dislocating distortion, and lack of groove uniformity. By adopting rational welding sequence, witness point management technique, welding simulation technique, and stress distribution promotion by local patching, the welding quality can be warranted, so as to promote the development of thick-walled pipe welding technique. (authors)

  10. Optimal parameters determination of the orbital weld technique using microstructural and chemical properties of welded joint

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    The paper deals with the study of the main parameters of thermal cycle in Orbital Automatic Weld, as a particular process of the GTAW Weld technique. Also is concerned with the investigation of microstructural and mechanical properties of welded joints made with Orbital Technique in SA 210 Steel, a particular alloy widely use during the construction of Economizers of Power Plants. A number of PC software were used in this sense in order to anticipate the main mechanical and structural characteristics of Weld metal and the Heat Affected Zone (HAZ). The papers also might be of great value during selection of optimal Weld parameters to produce sound and high quality Welds during the construction / assembling of structural components in high requirements industrial sectors and also to make a reliable prediction of weld properties

  11. Development of vacuum brazing furnace

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    In joining of components where welding process is not possible brazing processes are employed. Value added components, high quality RF systems, UHV components of high energy accelerators, carbide tools etc. are produced using different types of brazing methods. Furnace brazing under vacuum atmosphere is the most popular and well accepted method for production of the above mentioned components and systems. For carrying out vacuum brazing successfully it is essential to have a vacuum brazing furnace with latest features of modern vacuum brazing technology. A vacuum brazing furnace has been developed and installed for carrying out brazing of components of copper, stainless steel and components made of dissimilar metals/materials. The above furnace has been designed to accommodate jobs of 700mm diameter x 2000mm long sizes with job weight of 500kgs up to a maximum temperature of 1250 degC at a vacuum of 5 x 10-5 Torr. Oil diffusion pumping system with a combination of rotary and mechanical booster pump have been employed for obtaining vacuum. Molybdenum heating elements, radiation shield of molybdenum and Stainless Steel Grade 304 have been used. The above furnace is computer controlled with manual over ride facility. PLC and Pentium PC are integrated together to maneuver steps of operation and safety interlocks of the system. Closed loop water supply provides cooling to the system. The installation of the above system is in final stage of completion and it will be ready for use in next few months time. This paper presents insights of design and fabrication of a modern vacuum brazing furnace and its sub-system. (author)

  12. Welding techniques for corrosion-resistant steels and nickel-based alloys

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    The paper briefly describes the welding techniques of TIG welding for large wall thicknesses, submerged arc welding, manual electrode welding and RES strip cladding, and exemplifies specific material-component-related welding tasks by welding performed with material 1.4876, Incoloy 800-H (welding of a finned tube), material 2.4663 (manual electrode welding), NiCr23Co12Mo, and with the materials 1.4876H and 2.4663 (orbital-v-TIG welding of tubes). (DG)

  13. Development of TIG welding technique for endcap welding of PHWR MOX fuel elements

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    Full text: Fabrication of PHWR fuel elements involves manufacture of fuel pellets, loading them in the zircaloy-4 clad tube and endcap welding of filled zircaloy-4 clad tube by resistance welding technique. This welding technique gives higher production rate but the welds are not amenable to non destructive techniques like radiography. The quality of the weld is assured by the destructive metallographic technique which is statistical in nature. DAE has recently decided to go ahead with plutonium recycling in PHWR in order to increase the burnup to around 10,000 MWD/Te to reduce the fuel cycle cost and reduce the requirement of uranium. The bundle design remains the same as it is being used in 235 MWe PHWR's in India. In the proposed nineteen element, fuel bundle the internal seven elements will contain MOX fuel pellets and external twelve elements will contain standard natural uranium dioxide pellets. MOX fuel elements will be fabricated at Advanced Fuel Fabrication Facility, BARC, Tarapur. It is proposed to make the fuel element by TIG welding technique which has the advantage of using radiography for the evaluation of the end plug weld. Further there will be no machining required over the weld bead which is a must for a resistance weld. However, the use of TIG technique requires change in endcap design and use of these endcaps leads to marginal (<1 %) decrease in stack length to maintain the same fuel element length as used in natural uranium dioxide PHWR, fuel bundle. This paper describes the development work carried out at AFFF on TIG welding of endplugs for PHWR fuel elements with the new plug design, optimisation of welding parameters and the results of the welding trials

  14. Development of laser welded appendages to Zircaloy-4 fuel tubing (sheath/cladding)

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    Highlights: • Examines feasibility of laser welding appendages to Zr-4 tubing. • Laser welding minimizes the HAZ and removes toxic Be. • Mechanical properties of laser welds appear competitive with induction brazed joints. • Work appears promising and lays the foundation for further investigations. - Abstract: Laser welding is a potential alternative to the induction brazing process commonly used for appendage attachment in CANDU® fuel fabrication that uses toxic Be as a filler metal, and creates multiple large heat affected zones in the sheath. For this work, several appendages were laser welded to tubing using different laser heat input settings and then examined with a variety of techniques: visual examination, metallography, shear strength testing, impact testing, and fracture surface analysis. Where possible, the examination results are contrasted against production induction brazed joints. The work to date looks promising for laser welded appendages. Further work on joint optimization, corrosion testing, irradiation testing, and post-irradiation examination will be performed in the future

  15. The use of welding techniques in protection of welding structures against corrosion

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    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents possibilities of using welding techniques as a means of protection from corrosion of materials for welding structuresoperating in power engineering industry, chemical industry and shipbuilding. Based on the example of an LNG installation, the potentials of weld overlaying in anti-corrosive protection of parts operating in LNG installations have been described. The weld overlaying technique enables building up of protective coatings, which not only protect material from corrosion resulting from the flow of more or less aggressive medium (e.g. water, exhaust gas but also increase the performance life of thus “coated” elements due to the improved abrasion wear resistance of weld overlays. The weld overlaying process is equally well suitable in building of new structures as in the repair of damaged or worn out elements of water or power feeding installations.

  16. Induction Brazing

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    Induction brazing is a fast and appropriate method for industrial joining of complex geometries and metal combinations. In all types of brazing processes it is important to heat the joint interface of the two materials to the same, high temperature. If one of the specimens is warmer than the other...... the work piece materials has large influence on the heating time and temperature distribution in induction heating. In order to ensure high and uniform temperature distribution near the interface of a joint between dissimilar materials the precise coil geometry and position is of great importance. The...... present report presents a combined numerical and experimental method for determination of appropriate/optimiged coil geometry and position in induction brazing tube-to-plate joints of different ratios between tube and plate thickness and different combinations of the materials stainless steel, brass and...

  17. Infrared sensing techniques for adaptive robotic welding

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    The objective of this research is to investigate the feasibility of using infrared sensors to monitor the welding process. Data were gathered using an infrared camera which was trained on the molten metal pool during the welding operation. Several types of process perturbations which result in weld defects were then intentionally induced and the resulting thermal images monitored. Gas tungsten arc using ac and dc currents and gas metal arc welding processes were investigated using steel, aluminum and stainless steel plate materials. The thermal images obtained in the three materials and different welding processes revealed nearly identical patterns for the same induced process perturbation. Based upon these results, infrared thermography is a method which may be very applicable to automation of the welding process

  18. Infrared sensing techniques for adaptive robotic welding

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    The objective of this research is to investigate the feasibility of using infrared sensors to monitor the welding process. Data was gathered using an infrared camera which was trained on the molten metal pool during the welding operation. Several types of process perturbations which result in weld defects were then intentionally induced and the resulting thermal images monitored. Gas tungsten arc using AC and DC currents and gas metal arc welding processes were investigated using steel, aluminum and stainless steel plate materials. The thermal images obtained in the three materials and different welding processes revealed nearly identical patterns for the same induced process perturbation. Based upon these results, infrared thermography is a method which may be very applicable to automation of the welding process

  19. Automatic welding techniques for nuclear power plants

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    Improved type BWRs (ABWR) further heightened the operation properties, safety and economic efficiency as the synthetic characteristics of the plants by simplification and the heightening of performance. Especially, reactor internal pumps (RIP) together with improved control rod driving (CRD) system promoted the simplification of reactor system and the improvement of operation properties and safety. The structures of RIP casing proper and the welded parts, the automatic TIG welder for RIP casings and the nondestructive inspection after the welding, the three-dimensional automatic welding of CRD stubs, the narrow gap welding of flow nozzles and the automatic welding of spent fuel storage racks are reported. The works of exchanging the recirculating pipings in reactors to 316L pipes withstanding SCC by remote automatic welding to reduce the radiation exposure of workers are introduced. The fully automatic TIG welding system for pipings was developed for the purpose of realizing unmanned welding or the welding that does not require skill, and its constitution and the performance are described. (K.I.)

  20. New techniques in the welding of spherical reactor containments

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    An account is given of the developments if mechanical welding techniques in reactor containment construction. The developments were aimed at improving the technical quality of welds, their reliability with regard to porosity and crack formation, and at reducing the impact of human factors. The contribution particularly discusses the welding of sheet metals in preparatory assembly work using two tandem submerged-arc welding machines working in parallel, and the tandem electrode submerged-arc welding of circumferential weld seams. The material under investigation is the normalized fine-grained steel 15MnNi63 (38 mm thick) with 370 N/mm2 minimum yield point, which has first been used in the construction of Philipsburg nuclear power plant. (orig.)

  1. Welding techniques development of CLAM steel for Test Blanket Module

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    Fabrication techniques for Test Blanket Module (TBM) with CLAM are being under development. Effect of surface preparation on the HIP diffusion bonding joints was studied and good joints with Charpy impact absorbed energy close to that of base metal have been obtained. The mechanical properties test showed that effect of HIP process on the mechanical properties of base metal was little. Uniaxial diffusion bonding experiments were carried out to study the effect of temperature on microstructure and mechanical properties. And preliminary experiments on Electron Beam Welding (EBW), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding and Laser Beam Welding (LBW) were performed to find proper welding techniques to assemble the TBM. In addition, the thermal processes assessed with a Gleeble thermal-mechanical machine were carried out as well to assist the fusion welding research.

  2. Development of Welding Technique for Double Wall Tube

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    A helical-coil-type double wall tube with wire mesh interlayer, is proposed for a steam generator of the new-type small reactor 4S. The 4S, Super-Safe, Small and Simple is a small-sized sodium cooled fast reactor. It is necessary to make a tube-to-tube joint of an independent inner-to-inner and outer-to-outer way without bonding inner and outer walls. So we have been developing the welding techniques to satisfy this requirement. A keyhole type laser welding technique was selected and a small laser welding head, which can weld from the inside the inner tube, was developed. Using this welding head, welding conditions, such as welding speed and laser power were surveyed. As a result of the test, the welding condition, which did not make the inner and outer tubes bonding, was obtained. There was no non-adequate phase change. Tensile strength was satisfied the specification for the base metal. (author)

  3. The use of a video camera in welding. Welding technique to limit the hardness under bead

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    In the nuclear maintenance, the repair or modification works on activated loops or components generally cause problems with the permissible dose for the highly qualified welding operators who have to do these jobs. In order to find a solution of these problems, we are concerned with a great number of such problems, so that we have developed, adapted and applied welding techniques by using a video-camera for remote control. The lecture deals with the following subjects: specific problems of this application, human factors to be considered, and an application example: description of the operation, employed equipment, avoidable dose. In the nuclear maintenance, the repair works by welding are often necessary. When these operations are made on so-called 'black' steel quality, generally the question of stress relieving arises. In fact, if this relieving is justified from the metallurgical point of view, this causes important difficulties in its application and very often produces considerable thermal stressing which are difficult to determine. In order to find a solution of these problems, we have developed and obtained the authorization for welding techniques to limit the hardness under bead, which allows to do repairs by welding without stress relieving. The lecture deals with the following subjects: technical explanation of the welding techniques for limited hardness by welding without stress relieving, specific problems of this application and application examples: description of the operation, process authorization, employed equipment. (orig.)

  4. Brazing of sensors for high-temperature steam instrumentation systems

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    Procedures are developed for brazing a ceramic-to-metal seal and for laser welding of sensor subassemblies into tube walls, induction brazing thermocouples through a tube wall, and furnace brazing triaxial cables, thermocouples, and a vent tube to a guide tube study three-dimensional phenomena in the upper plenum and core of a pressurized water reactor during the reflood stage of a loss-of-coolant accident. 8 refs

  5. Joining of high temperature refractory alloys by electron beam welding technique

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    High temperature refractory alloys, due to their high melting point and poor oxidation resistance, need a special welding technique which is capable of melting and simultaneously joining them without being contaminated by interstitial impurities. In the present study, joining of TZM alloy was studied by electron beam welding (EBW) technique. Welding parameters such as accelerating voltage, current and speed of welding were varied to achieve good quality weld joint. Optical characterization and microhardness evaluation were carried out on the weld material. (author)

  6. Achieving cost savings with innovative welding and examination techniques

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    In an effort to maximize quality and production in both field and shop fabrication while minimizing cost, Fluor has assessed new and innovative welding and examination technologies. Welding applications, power sources, arc transfer modes, and shielding gas mixtures using various semi-automatic processes were compared. The strategies for the selection of these welding variables, as well as the successful application of a modified short-circuiting gas metal arc welding process to carbon, alloy, and stainless steels are discussed. The optimized process combination can achieve three times the deposition rate and one-tenth of the repair rate commonly obtained with traditional processes. In weldment examinations, a modified phased array ultrasonic technique is presented. As an alternate for radiography, phased array technology allows for 10 times lower inspection times and lends itself to an ideal weld-and-check methodology. Additional cost savings and further, productivity improvements have been achieved by combining these novel welding and examination techniques. This technology has demonstrated itself with a supporting track record on several major construction projects in North America

  7. Laser Welding and Syncristallization Techniques Comparison: In Vitro Study

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Laser welding was first reported in 1967 and for many years it has been used in dental laboratories with several advantages versus the conventional technique. Authors described, in previous works, the possibility of using also chair-side Nd : YAG laser device (Fotona Fidelis III, =1064 nm for welding metallic parts of prosthetic appliances directly in the dental office, extra- and also intra-orally. Syncristallisation is a soldering technique based on the creation of an electric arc between two electrodes and used to connect implants to bars intra-orally. Aim. The aim of this study was to compare two different laser welding devices with a soldering machine, all of these used in prosthetic dentistry. Material and Methods. In-lab Nd : YAG laser welding (group A = 12 samples, chair-side Nd : YAG laser welding (group B = 12 samples, and electrowelder (group C = 12 samples were used. The tests were performed on 36 CrCoMo plates and the analysis consisted in evaluation, by microscopic observation, of the number of fissures in welded areas of groups A and B and in measurement of the welding strength in all the groups. The results were statistically analysed by means of one-way ANOVA and Tukey-Kramer multiple comparison tests. Results. The means and standard deviations for the number of fissures in welded areas were 8.12±2.59 for group A and 5.20±1.38 for group B. The difference was statistical significant (=0.0023 at the level 95%. On the other hand, the means and standard deviations for the traction tests were 1185.50±288.56 N for group A, 896.41±120.84 N for group B, and 283.58±84.98 N for group C. The difference was statistical significant (=0.01 at the level 95%. Conclusion. The joint obtained by welding devices had a significant higher strength compared with that obtained by the electrowelder, and the comparison between the two laser devices used demonstrated that the chair-side Nd : YAG, even giving a

  8. Laser welding and syncristallization techniques comparison: in vitro study.

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    Fornaini, C; Merigo, E; Vescovi, P; Meleti, M; Nammour, S

    2012-01-01

    Background. Laser welding was first reported in 1967 and for many years it has been used in dental laboratories with several advantages versus the conventional technique. Authors described, in previous works, the possibility of using also chair-side Nd : YAG laser device (Fotona Fidelis III, λ = 1064 nm) for welding metallic parts of prosthetic appliances directly in the dental office, extra- and also intra-orally. Syncristallisation is a soldering technique based on the creation of an electric arc between two electrodes and used to connect implants to bars intra-orally. Aim. The aim of this study was to compare two different laser welding devices with a soldering machine, all of these used in prosthetic dentistry. Material and Methods. In-lab Nd : YAG laser welding (group A = 12 samples), chair-side Nd : YAG laser welding (group B = 12 samples), and electrowelder (group C = 12 samples) were used. The tests were performed on 36 CrCoMo plates and the analysis consisted in evaluation, by microscopic observation, of the number of fissures in welded areas of groups A and B and in measurement of the welding strength in all the groups. The results were statistically analysed by means of one-way ANOVA and Tukey-Kramer multiple comparison tests. Results. The means and standard deviations for the number of fissures in welded areas were 8.12 ± 2.59 for group A and 5.20 ± 1.38 for group B. The difference was statistical significant (P = 0.0023 at the level 95%). On the other hand, the means and standard deviations for the traction tests were 1185.50 ± 288.56 N for group A, 896.41 ± 120.84 N for group B, and 283.58 ± 84.98 N for group C. The difference was statistical significant (P = 0.01 at the level 95%). Conclusion. The joint obtained by welding devices had a significant higher strength compared with that obtained by the electrowelder, and the comparison between the two laser devices used demonstrated that the chair-side Nd : YAG, even giving

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  10. Laser transmission welding of Clearweld-coated polyethylene glycol terephthalate by incremental scanning technique

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    Wang, Y. Y.; Wang, A. H.; Weng, Z. K.; Xia, H. B.

    2016-06-01

    Transmission laser welding using Incremental Scanning Technique(TWIST) mode and conventional contour welding mode were adopted to investigate laser transmission welding of 0.5 mm thick PET plate. A 1064 nm fiber laser was used to weld PET at the (TWIST) mode, and an 808 nm diode laser was applied to conduct the conventional contour welding. The Clearweld coating was used as laser absorbing material. The influences of laser parameters (i.e. defocusing distance, distance between two circles) on the quality of weld seams were analyzed by optical microscopy. Moreover, geometry and shear strength of the weld zone were tested to optimize laser parameters. Additionally, the water vapor permeability (WVP) of weld seams was measured to test hermetical capacity. Results show that the shear strength and hermetic capacity of weld seam by TWIST mode are at the same level in comparison with that of the conventional contour welding.

  11. Microstructural examination of Zr-2.5%Nb alloy welds made by pulsed Nd:YAG laser and TIG welding technique

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    The paper describes the weld microstructure of Zr-2.5%Nb alloy material. Bead on plate welds were made using pulsed Nd:YAG laser and TIG welding technique at different parameters. These welds were characterized at macro and microstructural level. Weld pools of Pulsed Laser and TIG welds were not resolved by optical microscopy. SEM too did not reveal much. Orientation imaging microscopy could reveal the presence of fine martensite. It was observed that microstructure is very sensitive to welding parameters. Microhardness studies suggested formation of martensite in the weld pool. It was also observed that laser welds had very sharp weld pool boundary as compared to TIG welds. Variation in microhardness of the weldment is seen and is influenced by overlapping of weld spots causing thermal treatment of previously deposited spots. (author)

  12. Influence of brazing parameters and alloy composition on interface morphology of brazed diamond

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    Active brazing is an effective technique for joining diamond or cBN grit to metallic substrates. This technique is currently used to manufacture superabrasive, high-performance tools. The investigation of interface reactions between diamond and active brazing alloys plays an important role in understanding and improving the brazing process and the resultant tool performance. Focused ion beam (FIB) milling enabled the high resolution investigation of these extremely difficult to prepare metal-diamond joints. The interfacial nanostructure is characterized by the formation of two layers of TiC with different morphologies. First a cuboidal layer forms directly on the diamond and reaches a thickness of approximately 70 nm. Then a second layer with columnar TiC crystals grows on the first layer into the brazing filler metal by a diffusion-controlled process. The combined thickness of both TiC layers varies between 50 nm and 600 nm depending on the brazing temperature and holding time

  13. Advanced Welding Concepts

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    Ding, Robert J.

    2010-01-01

    Four advanced welding techniques and their use in NASA are briefly reviewed in this poster presentation. The welding techniques reviewed are: Solid State Welding, Friction Stir Welding (FSW), Thermal Stir Welding (TSW) and Ultrasonic Stir Welding.

  14. Advantages of reduced heat input during ChopArc-welding and brazing for coated and combined metals for light weight vehicles; Vorteile des waermearmen ChopArc-Schweissens und - Loetens bei beschichteten und artverschiedenen Blechen fuer Leichtfahrzeuge

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    Dorn, L.; Goecke, S.F. [Inst. fuer Werkzeugmaschinen und Fabrikbetrieb, TU-Berlin (Germany)

    2001-07-01

    In conventional MAG-short-arc-welding the arc burns after ignition non-defined with continuously energy input until the next short circuit. Thereby, stochastically process fluctuations are caused by the non controlled melting of the electrode tip. In the recently developed ChopArc process, after a defined extinguishing a non arcing phase follows without any energy input until the next short circuiting on the controlled melting of the electrode tip. Hence, with the ChopArc it is possible to realize a sticky melt for thin sheet, root pass and out-of-position welding, as well as a low melt viscosity for sufficient capillary effect in MAG-brazing. (orig.) [German] Beim herkoemmlichen MAG-Kurzlichtbogen-Schweissen brennt der Lichtbogen nach seiner Zuendung bis zum naechsten Kurzschluss undefiniert mit einem kontinuierlichen Energieeintrag weiter. Aus dem dabei unkontrollierten Aufschmelzen der Elektrodenspitze resultieren stochastische Prozessschwankungen. Dagegen folgt beim neuen ChopArc-Verfahren einem gesteuerten Aufschmelzen des Elektrodendrahtes in der Brennphase mit definierter Abschaltung des Lichtbogens eine Unterbrechungsphase ohne Energieeintrag bis zum naechsten Kurzschlusseintritt. Mit dem ChopArc ist es nun moeglich, sowohl eine zaehe Schmelze fuer Duennblech-, Wurzel- oder Zwangslagenschweissen, als auch eine niedrige Schmelzbadviskositaet fuer eine gute Kapillarwirkung des Lotes beim MAG-Loeten zu erzielen. (orig.)

  15. Research Activities at IPT, DTU on Resistance Projection Welding

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    Resistance welding processes and among these especially the resistance projection welding is considered an industrially strategic process with increasing applications as alternative to other welding processes, soldering, brazing and mechanical assembling. This is due to increasing requirements as...

  16. Study on Sensor Design Technique for Real-Time Robotic Welding Tracking System

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    Based on visual measurement techniques, the real-time robotic welding tracking system achieves real-time adjustment for robotic welding according to the position and shape changes of a workpiece. In system design, the sensor design technique is so important that its performance directly affects the precision and stability of the tracking system. Through initiative visual measurement technology, a camera unit for real-time sampling is built with multiple-strip structured light and a high-performance CMOS image sensor including 1.3 million pixels; to realize real-time data process and transmission, an image process unit is built with FPGA and DSP. Experiments show that the precision of this sensor reaches 0.3mm, and band rate comes up to 10Mbps, which effectively improves robot welding quality.With the development of advanced manufacturing technology, it becomes an inexorable trend to realize the automatic, flexible and intelligent welding product manufacture. With the advantage of interchangeability and reliability, robotic welding can boost productivity, improve work condition, stabilize and guarantee weld quality, and realize welding automation of the short run products [1]. At present, robotic welding has already become the application trend of automatic welding technology. Traditional welding robots are play-back ones, which cannot adapt environment and weld distortion. Especially in the more and more extensive arc-welding course, the deficiency and limitation of play-back welding technology becomes more prominent because of changeable welding condition. It becomes one of the key technology influencing the development of modern robotic welding technology to eliminate or decrease uncertain influence on quality of welding such as changing welding condition etc [2]. Based on visual measuring principle, this text adopts active visual measuring technology, cooperated with high-speed image process and transmission technology to structure a tracking sensor, to realize

  17. Development of magnetographic technique for inspecting containment welds through coatings

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    The magnetographic technique was investigated for NDE of containment welds without removing paint. This technique used a magnetic yoke to magnetize a localized region of the steel containment; the leakage field from a flaw was transferred to magnetic tape placed on the containment surface and subsequently read either by means of a magnetic field sensor scanned over the tape or by the visual indications on the tape. Four specimen configurations were fabricated for the experimental evaluations. The first, a flat-plate specimen containing electric discharge machined (EDM) notches, was fabricated for initial evaluations. The three others that contained cracks consisted of one welded flat plate and two simulated containment structures representing, respectively, the longitudinal and circumferential welds in the containment wall and the 90 degree angle encountered at the base of the containment and penetrations. During the project, two types of tape were investigated, magnetic recording and Magnafilm, a tape-like material designed to produce a permanent visual indication of the magnetic leakage field from a flaw. The results show that although the magnetic recording tape did not provide sufficient sensitivity, an inspection using Magnafilm visual indications appears suitable. The latter can reliably detect containment weld cracks 6mm long through paint thicknesses up to 0.23mm and cracks longer than 6mm through paint thicknesses up to 0.38mm. Detection of cracks 6mm long through paint 0.38mm thick can be achieved by scanning the Magnafilm with a magnetic tape head; however, this approach will also tend to produce more false indications

  18. Soldering and brazing safety guide: A handbook on space practice for those involved in soldering and brazing

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    This manual provides those involved in welding and brazing with effective safety procedures for use in performance of their jobs. Hazards exist in four types of general soldering and brazing processes: (1) cleaning; (2) application of flux; (3) application of heat and filler metal; and (4) residue cleaning. Most hazards during those operations can be avoided by using care, proper ventilation, protective clothing and equipment. Specific process hazards for various methods of brazing and soldering are treated. Methods to check ventilation are presented as well as a check of personal hygiene and good maintenance practices are stressed. Several emergency first aid treatments are described.

  19. Development of technique for laser welding of biological tissues using laser welding device and nanocomposite solder.

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    Gerasimenko, A; Ichcitidze, L; Podgaetsky, V; Ryabkin, D; Pyankov, E; Saveliev, M; Selishchev, S

    2015-08-01

    The laser device for welding of biological tissues has been developed involving quality control and temperature stabilization of weld seam. Laser nanocomposite solder applied onto a wound to be weld has been used. Physicochemical properties of the nanocomposite solder have been elucidated. The nature of the tissue-organizing nanoscaffold has been analyzed at the site of biotissue welding. PMID:26738200

  20. Residual stress characterization of welds using x-ray diffraction techniques

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    Neglect of residual stresses created during processes lead to stress corrosion cracking, distortion, fatigue cracking, premature failures in components, and instances of over design. Automated residual stress mapping and truly portable equipment have now made the characterization of residual stresses using x-ray diffraction (XRI) practical. The nondestructive nature of the x-ray diffraction technique has made the tile residual stress characterization of welds a useful tool for process optimization and failure analysis, particularly since components can be measured before and after welding and post welding processes. This paper illustrates the importance of residual stress characterization in welds and presents examples where x-ray diffraction techniques were applied in the characterization of various kinds of welds. arc welds, TIG welds, resistance welds, laser welds and electron beam welds. Numerous techniques are available to help manage potentially harmfull residual stresses created during the welding process thus, the effects of a few example post weld processes such as grinding, heat treating and shot peening are also addressed

  1. Sensors Array Technique for Monitoring Aluminum Alloy Spot Welding

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    王蕤; 罗震; 单平; 步贤政; 袁书现; 敖三三

    2010-01-01

    In this paper,the sensors array technique is applied to the quality detection of aluminum alloy spot welding.The sensors array has three forms,i.e.,linear magnetic sensors array,annular magnetic sensors array and cross magnetic sensors array.An algorithm based on principal component analysis is proposed to extract the signal eigenvalues.The three types of magnetic sensors array are used in the experiment of monitoring the signal.After the eigenvalues are extracted,they are used to build a relationship with ...

  2. Ultrasonic weld defect sizing using the synthetic aperture focusing technique

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    The synthetic aperture focusing technique (SAFT) has been shown to increase lateral resolution of appropriately acquired B-scan images. The requirements of very accurate transducer position information and a well understood divergent ultrasonic beam can make it difficult to incorporate the technique into conventional inspections or to use it on previously acquired data. By using a reference reflector and an echo locus matching procedure it is possible to ease the latter requirement so that data acquired using conventional focused or flat transducers can be enhanced using the SAFT process. One current application of the SAFT technique is the accurate sizing and monitoring of known defects in a nuclear generating station boiler manway weld. Testing on laboratory samples which duplicate the manway geometry indicate the potential for improved resolution using SAFT

  3. Welding technique research between fuel element Zr-4 end and tantalum tube and its application

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    The author introduces welding technique between fuel element cladding Zr-4 end and tantalum tube which is used to introduce the W/Re thermocouple and water pressure test and corrosion test of the weld. The results show that the welded surface takes form better, lacks metallurgical defect and the weld causes no leakage under 9.0 MPa pressure. There is the corrosion phenomenon in the weld after heating at 450 degree C for 100 h in melting PbBi alloy, but it can retard the corrosion in PbBi alloy after preoxidation film treatment. The adopted measures has been proposed in the design and assemble of irradiation capsule

  4. Ultrasonic examination of stainless steel EB welds by an immersion technique

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    The authors report the development of an ultrasonic examination method of austenitic stainless steel electron beam (EB) welds. This method is based on an automatic immersion technique employing focused transducers and is aimed at detecting both the weld soundness and penetration. The authors describe the examination procedure with a calibration of the ultrasonic equipment, a complete weld scanning, and a repetition of the calibration for matters of verification. They also describe how results are interpreted in terms of wave soundness (attenuation) and weld penetration. They discuss the reliability of the examination procedure. They comment results obtained for EB butt welds in a AISI 304 pipe

  5. Multiple-unit implant frames: one-piece casting vs. laser welding and brazing Sobre estruturas de implantes múltiplos: fundição em monobloco versus soldagem a laser e brasagem

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    Elza Maria Valadares da Costa

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available The linear distortion of prostheses over implants, one-piece casting and cast in sections followed by laser welding by laser and brazing was evaluated in an edentulous mandibular model with five parallel abutments, with a distance of 10mm from center to center. Seventy five gold cylinders were tightened with screws on the abutments with 10Ncm torque. The cylinder/analogue assemblies were measured by microscopic examination (0.001mm accuracy and the obtained results were compared with the GC (control group. Fifteen metal frames were waxed and cast in a gold alloy (Stabilor, Degussa Hulls, Brazil and divided into three groups with five elements each, as followed: GM (one-piece casting, GB (section and brazing and GL (section and laser welding. In all groups, measurements were taken at the right, left, buccal and lingual sides of the cylinder/analogue interface and the results were submitted to analysis of variance (ANOVA and to the Tukey test (5%. The smallest amount of distortion was seen in the laser group (GL with a mean value of 13.58, followed by the brazing group (GB with a mean value of 24.33 and one-piece (GM with a mean value of 40.00. The greatest distortion was found in the one-piece group (GM.A distorção linear das próteses sobre implantes, fundidas em monobloco e fundidas em secções e soldadas a laser e por brasagem foi avaliada em um modelo de uma mandíbula edêntula com cinco análogos de pilares de implantes, paralelos entre si com distância de 10mm medidos de centro a centro. Sobre estes foram parafusados novos cilindros de ouro, com torque de 10N/cm. Então foram executadas 15 sobre-estruturas metálicas que foram divididas: GC - Adaptação passiva dos cilindros de ouro; GM - monobloco, GB - segmentos soldados por brasagem e, GL - segmentos soldados a laser. Observaram-se as estruturas fixadas com parafusos novos sob microscópio de mensuração. A medição foi realizada na vestibular direita e esquerda e da mesma forma

  6. Mg/Cu共晶反应钎焊微观组织及力学特性分析%Microstructure and properties of welded joints of Mg/Cu by eutectic reaction brazing

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    王怀建; 白莉

    2013-01-01

    Magnesium alloy (AZ31B) and copper (T2) were bonded by eutectic reaction brazing technology, and effects of temperature on microstructures, tensile properties were studied. The microstructures of joints were investigated using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). And tensile strength test was performed on universal tensile testing machine. Results from the experiment show that when the welding temperature is 500 °C , its tensile strength can reach the maximum of 54 MPa, and the joint shows. brittle fracture.%采用共晶反应钎焊连接工艺对Mg/Cu异种材料进行连接,研究不同温度对接头微观组织及力学特性的影响.采用扫描电镜对焊接接头的微观组织进行研究,采用拉伸试验机研究接头的力学特性.研究表明:在焊接温度为500℃,焊接接头强度最高,最高抗拉强度为54 MPa,断口呈现脆性断裂特性.

  7. Ultrasonic testing of austenitic and austenitic-ferritic welds made possible by NDT-based optimization of welding techniques, illustrated for some circumferential pipe welds at NPP components, and their qualification

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    The paper summarizes practical results of the making and testing of austenitic and austenitic-ferritic welds in compliance with the KTA codes. The subsequent evaluation is based on mechanized ultrasonic testing for longitudinal flaws in pipe welds made by narrow-gap TIG welding. It is shown that NDT of austenitic as well as austenitic-ferritic root welds produced after optimization of welding techniques can be done with shear wave transducers, and yields satisfactory results. (orig./CB)

  8. Development of multifunction laser welding head (3). Surface inspection technique by laser-ultrasonics

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    Multifunction laser welding head has been developed. The head is able to perform not only underwater laser welding as repair, but also laser peening as preventive maintenance and laser ultrasonic testing as inspection. For inspection with multifunction laser welding head, a new method of visualized weld defects in water by laser-ultrasonics has developed. To detect and visualize a surface of weld metal with welding bead, the authors have developed a new detection method by leaky wave induced by interaction with surface acoustic waves and defects. Furthermore, developing Synthetic Aperture Focus Technique (SAFT) for visualized inspection surface 2-dimensionally, we achieve the inspection result alike Penetrant Testing (PT) despite underwater environment with multifunction laser welding head. (author)

  9. Development of techniques for welding V Cr Ti alloys

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    Grossbeck, M. L.; King, J. F.; Alexander, D. J.; Rice, P. M.; Goodwin, G. M.

    1998-10-01

    Welding vanadium alloys is complicated by interstitial impurity introduction and redistribution at elevated temperatures. Gas tungsten arc (GTA) welding, which will probably be required for the fabrication of large tokamak structures, must be done in a glove box environment. Welds were evaluated by Charpy testing. GTA welds could be made with a ductile to brittle transition temperature (DBTT) of 50°C with a post-weld heat treatment (PWHT) or by using a heated Ti getter system on the glove box to reduce interstitial contamination. Titanium-O,N,C precipitates in the fusion zone were found to transform to a more oxygen-rich phase during a PWHT of 950°C/2 h. Hydrogen was found to promote cleavage cracking following welding in cases where the atmosphere was contaminated. Grain size and microstructure also affected weld embrittlement.

  10. High temperature brazing of diamond tools

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    YAO Zheng-jun; SU Hong-hua; FU Yu-can; XU Hong-jun

    2005-01-01

    A new brazing technique of diamond was developed. Using this new technique optimum chemical and metallurgical bonding between the diamond grits and the carbon steel can be achieved without any thermal damages to diamond grits. The results of microanalysis and X-ray diffraction analysis reveal that a carbide layer exists between the diamond and the matrix, which consists of Cr3C2, Cr7C3 and Cr23C6. Performance tests show that the brazed diamond core-drill has excellent machining performance. In comparison with traditional electroplated diamond core-drill, the brazed diamond core-drill manufactured using the new developed technique has much higher machining efficiency and much longer operating life.

  11. Development of laser welding techniques for vanadium alloys

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    Strain, R.V.; Leong, K.H.; Smith, D.L. [Argonne National Laboratory, IL (United States)

    1996-10-01

    Laser welding is potentially advantageous because of its flexibility and the reduced amount of material affected by the weld. Bead-on-plate and butt welds were previously performed to depths of about 4 mm with a 6-kW CO{sub 2} laser on V-4%Cr-4%Ti and V-5%Cr-5%Ti alloys. These welds were made at a speed of 0.042 m/s using argon purging at a flow rate of 2.8 m{sup 3}/s. The purge was distributed with a diffuser nozzle aimed just behind the laser beam during the welding operation. The fusion zones of welds made under these conditions consisted of very fine, needle-shaped grains and were also harder than the bulk metal (230-270 dph, compared to {approx}180 dph for the bulk metal). A limited number of impact tests showed that the as-welded ductile-brittle transition temperatures (DBTT) was above room temperature, but heat treatment at 1000{degrees}C for 1 h in vacuum reduced the DBTT to <{minus}25{degrees}C. Activities during this reporting period focused on improvements in the purging system and determination of the effect of welding speed on welds. A 2-kW continuous YAG laser at Lumonics Corp. in Livonia, MI, was used to make 34 test welds for this study.

  12. A Review of Dissimilar Welding Techniques for Magnesium Alloys to Aluminum Alloys

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    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Welding of dissimilar magnesium alloys and aluminum alloys is an important issue because of their increasing applications in industries. In this document, the research and progress of a variety of welding techniques for joining dissimilar Mg alloys and Al alloys are reviewed from different perspectives. Welding of dissimilar Mg and Al is challenging due to the formation of brittle intermetallic compound (IMC such as Mg17Al12 and Mg2Al3. In order to increase the joint strength, three main research approaches were used to eliminate or reduce the Mg-Al intermetallic reaction layer. First, solid state welding techniques which have a low welding temperature were used to reduce the IMCs. Second, IMC variety and distribution were controlled to avoid the degradation of the joining strength in fusion welding. Third, techniques which have relatively controllable reaction time and energy were used to eliminate the IMCs. Some important processing parameters and their effects on weld quality are discussed, and the microstructure and metallurgical reaction are described. Mechanical properties of welds such as hardness, tensile, shear and fatigue strength are discussed. The aim of the report is to review the recent progress in the welding of dissimilar Mg and Al to provide a basis for follow-up research.

  13. Development of laser welding techniques for vanadium alloys

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    Strain, R.V.; Leong, K.H.; Smith, D.L.

    1996-04-01

    Laser welding is potentially advantageous because of its flexibility and the reduced amount of material affected by the weld. Lasers do not require a vacuum (as do electron beam welders) and the welds they produce high depth-to-width ratios. Scoping with a small pulsed 50 J YAG laser indicated that lasers could produce successful welds in vanadium alloy (V-5%Cr-5%Ti) sheet (1 mm thick) when the fusion zone was isolated from air. The pulsed laser required an isolating chamber filled with inert gas to produce welds that did not contain cracks and showed only minor hardness increases. Following the initial scoping tests, a series of tests were preformed with a 6 kW continuous CO{sub 2} laser. Successful bead-on-plate welds were made on V-4%Cr-4%Ti and V-5%Cr-5%Ti alloys to depths of about 4 mm with this laser.

  14. Application of acoustic emission technique and friction welding for excavator hose nipple

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    Kong, Yu Sik [A-plus linc institute, Bukyong National University, Busan (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Jin Kyung [Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Dongeui University, Busan (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-10-15

    Friction welding is a very useful joining process to weld metals which have axially symmetric cross section. In this paper, the feasibility of industry application was determined by analyzing the mechanical properties of weld region for a specimen of tube-to-tube shape for excavator hose nipple with friction welding, and optimized welding variables were suggested. In order to accomplish this object, friction heating pressure and friction heating time were selected as the major process variables and the experiment was performed in three levels of each parameter. An acoustic emission(AE) technique was applied to evaluate the optimal friction welding conditions nondestructively. AE parameters of accumulative count and event were analyzed in terms of generating trend of AE signals across the full range of friction weld. The typical waveform and frequency spectrum of AE signals which is generated by friction weld were discussed. From this study the optimal welding variables could be suggested as rotating speed of 1300 rpm, friction heating pressure of 15 MPa, and friction heating time of 10 sec. AE event was a useful parameter to estimate the tensile strength of tube-to tube specimen with friction weld.

  15. Application of acoustic emission technique and friction welding for excavator hose nipple

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    Friction welding is a very useful joining process to weld metals which have axially symmetric cross section. In this paper, the feasibility of industry application was determined by analyzing the mechanical properties of weld region for a specimen of tube-to-tube shape for excavator hose nipple with friction welding, and optimized welding variables were suggested. In order to accomplish this object, friction heating pressure and friction heating time were selected as the major process variables and the experiment was performed in three levels of each parameter. An acoustic emission(AE) technique was applied to evaluate the optimal friction welding conditions nondestructively. AE parameters of accumulative count and event were analyzed in terms of generating trend of AE signals across the full range of friction weld. The typical waveform and frequency spectrum of AE signals which is generated by friction weld were discussed. From this study the optimal welding variables could be suggested as rotating speed of 1300 rpm, friction heating pressure of 15 MPa, and friction heating time of 10 sec. AE event was a useful parameter to estimate the tensile strength of tube-to tube specimen with friction weld.

  16. 29 CFR 1910.255 - Resistance welding.

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    ... 29 Labor 5 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Resistance welding. 1910.255 Section 1910.255 Labor... OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS Welding, Cutting and Brazing § 1910.255 Resistance welding. (a.... Ignitron tubes used in resistance welding equipment shall be equipped with a thermal protection switch....

  17. Development of laser welded appendages to Zircaloy-4 fuel tubing (sheath/cladding)

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    Livingstone, S., E-mail: steve.livingstone@cnl.ca [Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Limited, Chalk River, ON, Canada K0J 1J0 (Canada); Xiao, L. [Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Limited, Chalk River, ON, Canada K0J 1J0 (Canada); Corcoran, E.C.; Ferrier, G.A.; Potter, K.N. [Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON, Canada K7K 7B4 (Canada)

    2015-04-01

    Highlights: • Examines feasibility of laser welding appendages to Zr-4 tubing. • Laser welding minimizes the HAZ and removes toxic Be. • Mechanical properties of laser welds appear competitive with induction brazed joints. • Work appears promising and lays the foundation for further investigations. - Abstract: Laser welding is a potential alternative to the induction brazing process commonly used for appendage attachment in CANDU{sup ®} fuel fabrication that uses toxic Be as a filler metal, and creates multiple large heat affected zones in the sheath. For this work, several appendages were laser welded to tubing using different laser heat input settings and then examined with a variety of techniques: visual examination, metallography, shear strength testing, impact testing, and fracture surface analysis. Where possible, the examination results are contrasted against production induction brazed joints. The work to date looks promising for laser welded appendages. Further work on joint optimization, corrosion testing, irradiation testing, and post-irradiation examination will be performed in the future.

  18. Study on cold metal transfer welding–brazing of titanium to copper

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    Highlights: • Cold metal transfer welding–brazing of titanium to copper was performed. • Increasing wire feed speed or groove angle will get satisfied Ti/Cu joint. • Increasing wire feed speed or groove angle will increase tensile load. • Ti/Cu CMT butt joint has dual characteristics of fusion welding and brazing. - Abstract: 3 mm Pure titanium TA2 was joined to 3 mm pure copper T2 by Cold Metal Transfer (CMT) welding–brazing process in the form of butt joint with a 1.2 mm diameter ERCuNiAl copper wire. The welding–brazing joint between Ti and Cu base metals is composed of Cu–Cu welding joint and Cu–Ti brazing joint. Cu–Cu welding joint can be formed between the Cu weld metal and the Cu groove surface, and the Cu–Ti brazing interface can be formed between Cu weld metal and Ti groove surface. The microstructure and the intermetallic compounds distribution were observed and analyzed in details. Interfacial reaction layers of brazing joint were composed of Ti2Cu, TiCu and AlCu2Ti. Furthermore, crystallization behavior of welding joint and bonding mechanism of brazing interfacial reaction were also discussed. The effects of wire feed speed and groove angle on the joint features and mechanical properties of the joints were investigated. Three different fracture modes were observed: at the Cu interface, the Ti interface, and the Cu heat affected zone (HAZ). The joints fractured at the Cu HAZ had higher tensile load than the others. The lower tensile load fractured at the Cu interface or Ti interface was attributed to the weaker bonding degree at the Cu interface or Ti interface

  19. Welding technique studies on the "West-East" pipeline project

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    Sui Yongli; Du Zeyu; Huang Fuxiang; Qi Lichun

    2006-01-01

    This paper described the work of welding process design for the "West-East" pipeline project, which is high pressure, large diameter and heavy wall thickness. According to the different geographical situation, climate, culture and the flexibility of the welding methods, this work recommended the semi-automatic process at the east and middle sections and automatic process at the west section of the pipeline project. The manual process is recommended on the tie-in joints and repairs. The double joint pipe and the 3 joint pipe are recommended at the water net place and some in-ditch welding place to reduce the welding volume. Also the special redesigned bevels are recommended for the automatic process and the semiautomatic process. Through all destructive tests, the results shows the welds are meet the requirements of related standards,specifications and design documents.

  20. 铝/镀锌钢薄板异种金属CMT熔钎焊接头组织与力学性能%Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of CMT Welding-brazing Joint for Dissimilar Materials between Aluminums and Galvanized Steels

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    余刚; 曹睿; 陈剑虹

    2012-01-01

    The dissimilar materials, aluminum alloys and galvanized steels were joined by CMT welding -brazing method. Analyzing the macro feature of cross -section, microstructure, the defects and mechanical properties of welding-brazing joints with SEM, EDAX, tension text, it is shown that the lap joints with better properties and better weld appearance are formed between the aluminum alloys and galvanized steels. From the microstructure and formation of weld metal, the cross-section of the joint can be divided into four zones; weld metal, middle interface, transitional interface and zinc - rich zone. There is a continuous and compact inter -metallic compound layers with a thickness of 3~4μm, which is formed in the brazing interface zone between the weld metal and the galvanized steel sheet. The main components of the layer are Fe3 Al, FeAl2, Fe2 Al5 and FeAl3,then, the zinc-rich zone is mainly composed of aluminum -rich solid solution and residue of Zn. Tensile strength tests show that the joint is fractured in the aluminum heat affect zone, and the joint strength with 204MPa is obtained.%采用冷金属过渡方法对铝合金和镀锌钢板进行了熔钎焊连接,使用扫描电镜、能谱分析和拉伸试验分析了接头的截面形貌、组织特征、焊接缺陷及力学性能.试验结果表明,铝合金和镀锌钢能得到成形美观、性能良好的搭接接头.对焊缝金属的组织特征分析表明,焊接接头由熔化区、中心界面区、过渡界面区和富锌区组成,在焊缝金属和镀锌板的界面区形成厚度为3~4μm的金属间化合物层(主要成分为Fe3Al、FeAl2、Fe2Al5和FeAl3),富锌区由富铝的固溶体和残留的锌组成.在进行拉伸试验时,断裂发生在热影响区,接头强度为204MPa.

  1. Welding of Mo-Based Alloy Using Electron Beam and Laser-GTAW Hybrid Welding Techniques

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    Chatterjee, Anjan; Kumar, Santosh; Tewari, Raghvendra; Dey, Gautam Kumar

    2016-03-01

    In the current study, welding of TZM (molybdenum-based alloy) plates in square-butt configuration was carried out using electron beam and laser-GTAW hybrid power sources. Microstructures of weld joint containing three zones—parent metal, heat-affected zone, and fusion zone—were clearly identified when examined through optical and scanning electron microscopy. The weld joints were found to be sound with very wide fusion and heat-affected zones. The microstructure of the fusion zone was coarse-grained. as-solidified microstructure, while the microstructure of heat-affected zone was the recrystallized microstructure with reduction in grain size as distance from the fusion line increased. Microhardness profile using Vickers hardness tester was obtained across the weld region, and the tensile properties of the weld joints were evaluated by performing room temperature tensile test and fracture was examined using scanning electron microscope. Joint coefficient of the weld joints were ~40 to 45 pct of that of the parent metals with nonmeasurable tensile ductility with predominantly transgranular mode of fracture indicating weakness along the grain boundary. Detailed orientation imaging and transmission electron microscopy were carried out to understand the most dominating factor in introducing weld joint brittleness.

  2. Brazing technology of Ti alloy/stainless steel dissimilar metal joint at system integrated modular advanced reactor

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    For the technoldogy development of brazing Ti alloy to stainless steel joints used at SMART, the status of brazing technology development, brazing processes, and the brazing technology of Ti alloy and stainless steel are reviewed. Because fusion welding process cannot be applied due to the formation of intermetallic compounds in the weld metal, brazing joint was selected at the design. The joint part is assembled with a thread composed with male part of Ti alloy tube and female part of stainless tube. The gap in the thread will be filled with brazing filler metal. However, brittle Ti-Fe intermetallic compounds are formed at the surface of stainless steel through the diffusion of Ti at the melt. Brazing conditions should be set-up to reduce the formation of intermetallic compounds. For that, 3 kinds of Ag filler metals were selected as the candidates and heating will be done with induction and electric furnaces. Through measuring of joint strength according to the control of pre- and post-braze treatment, heating rate and heating time, optimal brazing method will be fixed. To qualify the brazing procedure and performance and to check defects in final product, the inspection plan will be established according to the req2wuirements of AWS and ASME

  3. Plastic welding techniques based on torsional and circular motion.

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    Kising, J

    2001-05-01

    The torsion ultrasonic welding process and the frequency decoupled circular friction process at low frequencies deliver low particle production. In addition, the even, circular movement of the circular welding process over the whole seam area and the freely selectable frequency open up applications in the medical field that cannot be achieved, or can only be achieved with difficulty, by traditional welding processes. The processes are fast and can be process controlled to a fine degree with a facility to be integrated into automation lines. PMID:11521653

  4. Joining techniques for core flow test loop fuel rod simulators

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    Laser welding and furnace brazing techniques have been developed to join subassemblies for fuel rod simulators (FRSs) that have survived up to 1000-h steady-state operation at 700 to 11000C cladding temperatures and over 5000 thermal transients, ranging from 10 to 500C/s. A pulsed-laser welding procedure uses small diameter filler wire to join one end of a resistance heating element to a tubular conductor. The other end of the heating element is laser welded to an end plug, which in turn is welded to a central conductor. Before these welding operations, the intermediate material conductors (either tubular or rod) are vacuum brazed to matching copper leads. On room temperature tensile testing, 10 of 11 brazements between copper and nickel rods failed in the copper rather than the brazement. The thin walls and ductility of the copper and nickel tubular conductors caused joint machining and fitup problems. Accordingly, it has not been possible to consistently produce tensile test samples of brazed dissimilar metal tubular conductors that will fail outside the joint area. A unique tubular electrode carrier has also been developed for gas tungsten arc welding FRSs to the tubesheet of a test assembly. Two seven-rod mockups of the simulator-to-tubesheet joint area were welded and successfully cycled 500 times from 3700C (6980F) down to 1000C (2120F) with an internal pressure of 11.72 MPa (1700 psi). No leakage was detected by helium mass spectrometry, either before or after testing. Modified versions of the electrode carrier were developed for brazing electrical leads to the upper ends of the FRSs. Satisfactory brazes have been made on both single-rod mockups and arrays of simulators

  5. Application of slip-band visualization technique to tensile analysis of laser-welded aluminum alloy

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    Muchiar, Ir.; Yoshida, S.; Widiastuti, R.; Kusnovo, A.; Takahashi, K; Sato, S.

    1996-01-01

    Recently we have developed a new optical interferometric technique capable of visualizing slip band occurring in a deforming solid-state object. In this work we applied this technique to a tensile analysis of laser-welded aluminum plate samples, and successfully revealed stress concentration that shows strong relationships with the tensile strength and the fracture mechanism. We believe that this method is a new, convenient way to analyze the deformation characteristics of welded objects and ...

  6. Study of temperature profile in nuclear fuel element end cap resistance upset welding using analytical technique

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    The temperature distribution in solid-state end cap welding process is predicted using analytical heat transfer study and the results are verified using thermal imaging technique. The predicted and actual temperature rise with welding time showed similar trends. The temperature rise occurs at much faster rate in the initial phase due to high initial contact resistance between cladding tube and end cap. The peak temperature in the welding process for the current ranges of welding variables reaches around 850°C-900°C under normal operating conditions, which supports the presence of Widmanstaetten or martensitic structures at the heat affected zones in end cap welding. However, more accurate measurements of the temperature are possible in future with the use of photo-sensors with very low response time. (author)

  7. Defocusing Techniques for Multi-pass Laser Welding of Austenitic Stainless Steel

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    Karhu, Miikka; Kujanpää, Veli

    This study introduces an experimental work carried out in multi-pass laser welding with cold filler wire and laser-arc hybrid welding of thick section austenitic stainless steel. As it has been demonstrated earlier, hybrid and cold wire welding with a keyhole-mode can offer very efficient way to produce multi-pass welds in narrow gap thick section joints. However, when multi-pass welding is applied to one pass per layer method without e.g. scanning or defocusing, the used groove width needs to be very narrow in order to ensure the proper melting of groove side walls and thus to avoid lack of fusion/cold-run defects. As a consequence of the narrow groove, particularly in thick section joints, the accessibility of an arc torch or a wire nozzle into the very bottom of a groove in root pass welding can be considerably restricted. In an alternative approach described in this paper, a power density of a laser beam spot was purposely dispersed by using a defocusing technique. In groove filling experiments, a power density of defocused laser beam was kept in the range, which led the welding process towards to conduction limited regime and thus enabled to achieve broader weld cross-sections. The object was to study the feasibility of defocusing as a way to fill and bridge wider groove geometries than what can be welded with focused keyhole-mode welding with filler addition. The paper covers the results of multi-pass welding of up to 60 mm thick joints with single side preparations.

  8. A non-conventional technique for evaluating welded joints based on the electrical conductivity

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    Santos, T.G.; Sorger, G., E-mail: telmo.santos@fct.unl.pt, E-mail: lgs18243@campus.fct.unl.pt [Universidade Nova de Lisboa, UNIDEMI, Departamento de Engenharia Mecanica e Industrial, Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Caparica (Portugal); Vilaca, P., E-mail: pedro.vilaca@aalto.fi [Aalto Univ., Dept. of Engineering Design and Production, School of Engineering, Aalto (Finland); Miranda, R., E-mail: rmiranda@fct.unl.pt [Universidade Nova de Lisboa, UNIDEMI, Departamento de Engenharia Mecanica e Industrial, Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Caparica (Portugal)

    2015-01-15

    Recent studies showed that electrical conductivity is a valuable technique to identify the different zones of solid-state welded joints with a good correlation with the microstructure and hardness. This is a relevant result since this technique is fast and, in some cases, non destructive, The concept was applied to other welding processes such as the ones involving fusion to a wide range of materials, For this, a comprehensive study was performed using friction stir welding, tungsten inert gas (TlG) and gas metal arc (MAG) welding processes in either bead on plate or butt joints in: carbon steel, magnesium and titanium, Eddy current nondestructive testing (NDT) was used to measure the electrical conductivity at different depths in transverse sections of the processed materials. The profiles were compared to the hardness profiles in the same sections. As a result, a correlation was observed in most materials welded by solid state and by fusion processes. The variation of the electrical conductivity closely follows that measured in the hardness. Another interesting conclusion is that, even for fusion welding of carbon steels, the technique has potential to complement the hardness measurements and microstructural observations, allowing the identification of the distinct zones of welds in materials commonly used in industry. (author)

  9. Ultrasonic inspection techniques for two weld closures proposed for RSSF waste storage casks

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    One method being considered for interim storage of high-level radioactive waste materials is to place these materials in large sealed stainless steel canisters and subsequently store these canisters in a second sealed steel storage cask. Weld procedures are proposed as the closure or seal for these vessels. Inspection of these closures to assure initial and long-term integrity of the closure welds presents a challenge to nondestructive testing. The environment is thermally (400 to 10000F) and radioactively (105 R/hr) hot necessitating remote inspection procedures. As a result of research work, ultrasonic test techniques were developed for inspecting the final weld closure of the waste cask. Special transducers, coupling techniques and fixturing were developed and demonstrated in a mockup test facility by remotely examining a 2-in. full penetration weld closure. The examination was performed at room ambient and at a temperature of 2000F. Testing at the desired temperature of 4000F was not completed due to a loss in transducer performance at temperatures in excess of 2000F. Upon completion of the mockup test demonstration, the cask was subjected to a drop test. The ultrasonic results of the pre- and post-examination of two weld closures (the 2-in. full penetration weld and the threaded plug with seal weld) are presented. After the completion of the drop test, both weld closures were radiographed. The radiographs verified the ultrasonic examination and the presence of weld defects in the same areas. Sectioning of the cask closure welds with metallographic verification was not completed at the time of this writing. As a result of the experience gained from the Retrievable Surface Storage Facility (RSSF) storage cask program, recommendations pertaining to the nondestructive engineering development program for Spent Unreprocessed Fuel (SURF) storage casks are presented

  10. Development of Evaluation Technique of GMAW Welding Quality Based on Statistical Analysis

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    FENG Shengqiang; TERASAKI Hidenri; KOMIZO Yuichi; HU Shengsun; CHEN Donggao; MA Zhihua

    2014-01-01

    Nondestructive techniques for appraising gas metal arc welding(GMAW) faults plays a very important role in on-line quality controllability and prediction of the GMAW process. On-line welding quality controllability and prediction have several disadvantages such as high cost, low efficiency, complication and greatly being affected by the environment. An enhanced, efficient evaluation technique for evaluating welding faults based on Mahalanobis distance(MD) and normal distribution is presented. In addition, a new piece of equipment, designated the weld quality tester(WQT), is developed based on the proposed evaluation technique. MD is superior to other multidimensional distances such as Euclidean distance because the covariance matrix used for calculating MD takes into account correlations in the data and scaling. The values of MD obtained from welding current and arc voltage are assumed to follow a normal distribution. The normal distribution has two parameters: the meanm and standard deviations of the data. In the proposed evaluation technique used by the WQT, values of MD located in the range from zero tom+3s are regarded as “good”. Two experiments which involve changing the flow of shielding gas and smearing paint on the surface of the substrate are conducted in order to verify the sensitivity of the proposed evaluation technique and the feasibility of using WQT. The experimental results demonstrate the usefulness of the WQT for evaluating welding quality. The proposed technique can be applied to implement the on-line welding quality controllability and prediction, which is of great importance to design some novel equipment for weld quality detection.

  11. Overlaid and rolled clad steel using high efficiency welding technique

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    Stainless steel clad steel plates have been used widely as the economical material with excellent corrosion resistance, but since the environment of their use has become severe, the higher reliability of joining has been demanded. In these clad steel plates, generally the thickness of coating more than 2 mm is used, but in the structures subjected to mild corrosion, the plates with coating thinner than 1 mm are demanded. The overlaying and rolling method reported in this paper was developed to meet such demand, and by the use of super-wide electrodes, the process is efficient and economical. The thickness of coating can be controlled freely to 10 μm or more. The coating and parent materials are fused perfectly by overlaying welding, accordingly, the reliability of joining is very high. In this method, the coating material is overlaid by Maglay welding method on the surface of a slab, then it is hot-rolled. The features and principle of the Maglay welding method, and the properties of welded metal are reported. SUS 309 L was overlaid on a SM 41A slab of 90 mm thickness by two layers of 5 mm, and the slab was rolled to 18 mm. As the result, the mechanical properties and microstructure were satisfactory. This method can be applied to more complex forms other than plates. The mechanical properties of the welded joints of this clad plates were also examined. (Kako, I.)

  12. Application of Ultrasonic inspection Technique on Fuel Rod Seam Weld

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    As of the end of March, 1996, 26 BWR power plants of which station capacity has reached up to 23,000 GW in total are in commercial operation in Japan, Japan Nuclear Fuel (JNF), a BWR fuel fabricator in Japan, has supplied fuels to those power plants for 25 years. This paper presents refinement of inspection technology applied to enhance completeness of fuel rod welding at JNF, which has cumulatively produced approximately 50,000 fuel bundles to the date in Japan. In this operation, TIG method has been employed for plug to tube welding of fuel rod, and X-ray radiography was formerly applied as nondestructive testing (NDT) means in order to verify weld integrity of every fuel rod. As there was limited capabilities of X-ray radiography such as shooting time and direction, and also inspection of fuel rod weld integrity is one of key characteristics of regulatory inspection according to the law, JNF has developed and applied more reliable and effective probe rotation type ultrasonic method. This paper presents refinement of inspection technology applied to enhance completeness of fuel rod welding at JNF

  13. Development and validation of predictive simulation model of multi-layer repair welding process by temper bead technique

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    Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) has recently been observed in the nickel base alloy weld metal of dissimilar pipe joint used in pressurized water reactor (PWR) . Temper bead technique has been developed as one of repair procedures against SCC applicable in case that post weld heat treatment (PWHT) is difficult to carry out. In this regard, however it is essential to pass the property and performance qualification test to confirm the effect of tempering on the mechanical properties at repair welds before temper bead technique is actually used in practice. Thus the appropriate welding procedure conditions in temper bead technique are determined on the basis of the property and performance qualification testing. It is necessary for certifying the structural soundness and reliability at repair welds but takes a lot of work and time in the present circumstances. Therefore it is desirable to establish the reasonable alternatives for qualifying the property and performance at repair welds. In this study, mathematical modeling and numerical simulation procedures were developed for predicting weld bead configuration and temperature distribution during multi-layer repair welding process by temper bead technique. In the developed simulation technique, characteristics of heat source in temper bead welding are calculated from weld heat input conditions through the arc plasma simulation and then weld bead configuration and temperature distribution during temper bead welding are calculated from characteristics of heat source obtained through the coupling analysis between bead surface shape and thermal conduction. The simulation results were compared with the experimental results under the same welding heat input conditions. As the results, the bead surface shape and temperature distribution, such as Acl lines, were in good agreement between simulation and experimental results. It was concluded that the developed simulation technique has the potential to become useful for accurate

  14. Ultrapulse welding: A new joining technique. [for automotive industry

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    Anderson, D. G.

    1972-01-01

    The ultrapulse process is a resistance welding process that utilizes unidirectional current of high magnitude for a very short time with a precisely controlled dynamic force pulse. Peak currents of up to 220,000 amperes for two to ten milliseconds are used with synchronized force pulses of up to nine thousand pounds. The welding current passing through the relatively high resistance of the interface between the parts that are being joined results in highly localized heating. Described is the UPW process as it applies to the automotive industry.

  15. Reliability evaluation of NDT techniques for Cu-welds for risk assessment of nuclear waste encapsulation

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    planning to build a deep repository that requires no monitoring by future generations. The spent nuclear fuel will be encapsulated in copper canisters consisting of a nodular cast iron insert shielded by an outer 30-50 mm thick copper cylinder for corrosion protection. The canisters will then be deposited in the bedrock, embedded in bentonite clay, at a depth of 500 metres where the spent fuel will be isolated from the environment more than 100.000 years. The most critical part of the encapsulation process is the sealing of the canister, which is done by welding the copper lid to the cylindrical part of the copper shell. The welding techniques studied are electron beam welding (EBW) and friction stir welding (FSW). Both techniques are developed in parallel at the SKB Canister Laboratory in Oskarshamn Sweden. A subpart of the final risk assessment of the deep repository construction is to determine the risk of premature canister leak coursed by defects in the sealing weld. Therefore the quality of the welding process and the reliability of the NDT system must be satisfactorily determined and combined to derive assumptions regarding the frequency of undetected welding defects for the ensemble of canisters. The reliability of the NDT systems can be derived from ordinary POD curves. Those POD curves are investigated for X-ray in terms of a 10 MeV linear accelerator and ultrasonic testing using phased array techniques applied by SKB. The ''truth'' about the defect situation is determined by a reference high energy CT investigation and other means. These copper welds are not only a challenge for the NDT techniques but also for the reliability investigation requiring a further development of the common ''a versus a'' approach due to the complex multidimensional situation and risk assessment. (Published in summary form only)

  16. Application of small punch technique in weld analysis

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    Milička, Karel; Dobeš, Ferdinand

    Oeiras : Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade, 2002, s. 211-218. [International HIDA and Integrity Conference /3./. Oeiras (PT), 16.09.2002-18.09.2002] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA106/00/0172 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z2041904 Keywords : small punch test * creep * weld Subject RIV: JG - Metallurgy

  17. Nondestructive, in-process inspection of inertia friction welding : an investigation into a new sensing technique.

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    Hartman, D. A. (Daniel A.); Cola, M. J. (Mark J.); Dave, V. R. (Vivek R.); Dozhier, N. G. (Nathan G.); Carpenter, R. W. (Robert W.)

    2002-01-01

    This paper investigates the capabilities of a new sensor for in-process monitoring of quality during friction welding. The non-contact sensor is composed of microphones that are mounted in an aluminum ring which surrounds the weld joint. The sensor collects the acoustical energy (in the form of sound pressure) that is emitted during the plastic deformation and phase transformations (if applicable) in friction welding processes. The focus in this preliminary investigation is to search for and identify features within the acoustical emission that are indicative of bond quality. Bar-to-bar inertia friction welding (one form of friction welding) of copper to 304L stainless steel is used in this proof-of-concept study. This material combination exhibits only marginal weldability and is ideally suited for validating the capabilities of this new sensing technique. A probabilistic neural network is employed in this work to analyze the acoustical emission's frequency spectrum in an attempt to classify acceptable, conditional, and unacceptable welds. Our preliminary findings indicate that quality-based process features do exist within the frequency spectrum of the acoustical signature. The results from this analysis are presented. Future work in improving the sensing and interpretation of the data is discussed in an effort to develop a robust method of quality-based, in-process monitoring of friction welds.

  18. Welding and cutting '93. Lectures

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    This volume contains 46 lectures on the following ten groups of subjects: New knowledge and experience for welding firms; European welding process testing; welding developments in Europe - process and equipment; progress in material technique; accreditation and certification in the Single European Market; development of equipment in welding and cutting techniques; quality assurance in welding technique; welding additives and welding aid materials; work and health protection in welding technique; training and qualification of personnel; basis of welding technique in Europe - test technique. (MM)

  19. Observations on the post-mortem investigation of electron beam welds and other micro-structural features of JET Hypervapotrons

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    A metallurgical post-mortem investigation has been carried out on Mark 1 Hypervapotron elements from the Joint European Tokamak (JET), with the aim of aiding engineers in improving the future design of such high heat flux (HHF) component. Optical and electron microscopy and X-ray techniques have been utilised. Work has predominately focused on the electron beam (EB) welded and vacuum brazed joints of the Hypervapotron. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) has been used to assess the chemical composition while micro and nano indentation testing has been used to study the hardness profiles of these joints. Poor quality control of the vacuum brazing process resulted in nickel based filler material, contaminating internal surfaces. Variable penetration and entrapped voids in the EB welds suggested weld spiking occurred during the joining process. Details of these findings and a critical assessment of the potential implications are given where appropriate.

  20. Welding.

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    Cowan, Earl; And Others

    The curriculum guide for welding instruction contains 16 units presented in six sections. Each unit is divided into the following areas, each of which is color coded: terminal objectives, specific objectives, suggested activities, and instructional materials; information sheet; transparency masters; assignment sheet; test; and test answers. The…

  1. Metallic glass coating on metals plate by adjusted explosive welding technique

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    Using an adjusted explosive welding technique, an aluminum plate has been coated by a Fe-based metallic glass foil in this work. Scanning electronic micrographs reveal a defect-free metallurgical bonding between the Fe-based metallic glass foil and the aluminum plate. Experimental evidence indicates that the Fe-based metallic glass foil almost retains its amorphous state and mechanical properties after the explosive welding process. Additionally, the detailed explosive welding process has been simulated by a self-developed hydro-code and the bonding mechanism has been investigated by numerical analysis. The successful welding between the Fe-based metallic glass foil and the aluminum plate provides a new way to obtain amorphous coating on general metal substrates.

  2. Welding technique and quality of large diameter X70 line pipe for gas transmission of China

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    2005-01-01

    X70 grade large diameter line pipe with helical and longitudinal seam SAW was developed and used in West-East Pipeline Project of Petrochina. The operation pressure of the pipeline was designed as 10 MPa, with diameter of 1016 mm OD. This project represents the first high-pressure, large diameter and high strength grade gas pipeline in China. All the factors affecting the safety of the pipeline shall be considered. The welds quality of line pipe is very important for safety of the pipeline. Acicular ferrite type X70 grade pipeline steel was adopted for the base material. The welds performances of X70 line pipes with 1016mm OD and 14.6-21.0 mm WT has reached a very high level, especially of low temperature Charpy V impact toughness of welds metal. Welding technique and quality status of X70 line pipe of China are investigated in this paper.

  3. Evaluated Plan Stress Of Weld In Pressure Tube Using X Ray Diffraction Technique

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    X ray diffraction is a fundamental technique measuring stress, this technique has determined crystal strain in materials, from that determined stress in materials. This paper presents study of evaluating plane stress of weld in pressure tube, using modern XRD apparatus: X Pert Pro. (author)

  4. Brazing zone structure at active brazing of alumina ceramics

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    2005-01-01

    @@ Nowadays one of the most effective methods of joining of oxide ceramics with other elements of construction is active brazing based on using of active metals (Ti, Zr), which increase reactivity of brazing alloy relative to ceramic element of a joining.

  5. Characterisation of nuclear fuel element welds of stainless steel and zircaloy made by GTAW, EBW and LBW techniques

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    Fuel elements are fabricated by welding the end plugs to the fuel tubes. GTAW is widely practiced in view of its simplicity and low cost. EBW and LBW techniques are being developed because of better process control and flexibility. In this paper we have studied the welds made by these techniques. The study includes optical and scanning electron microscopy, microhardness measurements and EPMA of these welds

  6. Development of a pseudo phased array technique using EMATs for DM weld testing

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    Cobb, Adam C., E-mail: adam.cobb@swri.org; Fisher, Jay L., E-mail: adam.cobb@swri.org [Southwest Research Institute, Sensor Systems and Nondestructive Technology Department, 6220 Culebra Road, San Antonio, TX 78238-5166 (United States); Shiokawa, Nobuyuki; Hamano, Toshiaki; Horikoshi, Ryoichi; Ido, Nobukazu [IHI Corporation, Nuclear Power Operations, Yokohama Engineering Center, 1, Shin-Nakahara-cho, Isogo-ku, Yokohama 235-8501 (Japan)

    2015-03-31

    Ultrasonic inspection of dissimilar metal (DM) welds in piping with cast austenitic stainless steel (CASS) has been an area ongoing research for many years given its prevalence in the petrochemical and nuclear industries. A typical inspection strategy for pipe welds is to use an ultrasonic phased array system to scan the weld from a sensor located on the outer surface of the pipe. These inspection systems generally refract either longitudinal or shear vertical (SV) waves at varying angles to inspect the weld radially. In DM welds, however, the welding process can produce a columnar grain structure in the CASS material in a specific orientation. This columnar grain structure can skew ultrasonic waves away from their intended path, especially for SV and longitudinal wave modes. Studies have shown that inspection using the shear horizontal (SH) wave mode significantly reduces the effect of skewing. Electromagnetic acoustic transducers (EMATs) are known to be effective for producing SH waves in field settings. This paper presents an inspection strategy that seeks to reproduce the scanning and imaging capabilities of a commercial phase array system using EMATs. A custom-built EMAT was used to collect data at multiple propagation angles, and a processing strategy known as the synthetic aperture focusing technique (SAFT) was used to combine the data to produce an image. Results are shown using this pseudo phased array technique to inspect samples with a DM weld and artificial defects, demonstrating the potential of this approach in a laboratory setting. Recommendations for future work to transition the technique to the field are also provided.

  7. An Evaluation of Welding Processes to Reduce Hexavalent Chromium Exposures and Reduce Costs by Using Better Welding Techniques

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    Keane, Michael J.

    2014-01-01

    A group of stainless steel arc welding processes was compared for emission rates of fume and hexavalent chromium, and costs per meter length of weld. The objective was to identify those with minimal emissions and also compare relative labor and consumables costs. The selection included flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), shielded-metal arc welding (SMAW), and multiple gas metal arc welding (GMAW) processes. Using a conical chamber, fumes were collected, and fume generation rates and hexavalent chr...

  8. Inspection of pipeline girth welds with ultrasonic phased array technique

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    2005-01-01

    A novel automatic ultrasonic system used for the inspection of pipeline girth welds is developed, in which a linear phased array transducer using electronic scan is adopted. Optimal array parameters are determined based on a mathematical model of acoustic field for linear phased array derived from Huygens' principle. The testing method and the system structure are introduced. The experimental results show that the phased array transducer system has the same detectability as that of conventional ultrasonic transducer system, but the system architecture can be simplified greatly, and the testing flexibility and the testing speed can be improved greatly.

  9. Induction brazing of complex joints

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    Henningsen, Poul; Zhang, Wenqi; Bay, Niels

    2003-01-01

    Induction brazing is a fast and appropriate method for industrial joining of complex geometries and metal combinations. In all types of brazing processes it is important to heat the joint interface of the two materials to the same, high temperature. If one of the specimens is warmer than the other......, or if the hottest area is located outside the joint interface, a number of defects may appear: the braze metal may flow away from the joint, the flux may burn off, poor binding of the braze metal may appear or the braze metal may be overheated. Joint geometry as well as electro-magnetic properties of...... the work piece materials has large influence on the heating time and temperature distribution in induction heating. In order to ensure high and uniform temperature distribution near the interface of a joint between dissimilar materials the precise coil geometry and position is of great importance. The...

  10. Impact of different welding techniques on biological effect markers in exhaled breath condensate of 58 mild steel welders.

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    Hoffmeyer, Frank; Raulf-Heimsoth, Monika; Lehnert, Martin; Kendzia, Benjamin; Bernard, Sabine; Berresheim, Hans; Düser, Maria; Henry, Jana; Weiss, Tobias; Koch, Holger M; Pesch, Beate; Brüning, Thomas

    2012-01-01

    Total mass and composition of welding fumes are predominantly dependent on the welding technique and welding wire applied. The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of welding techniques on biological effect markers in exhaled breath condensate (EBC) of 58 healthy welders. The welding techniques applied were gas metal arc welding with solid wire (GMAW) (n=29) or flux cored wire (FCAW) (n=29). Welding fume particles were collected with personal samplers in the breathing zone inside the helmets. Levels of leukotriene B(4) (LTB(4)), prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)), and 8-isoprostane (8-iso-PGF(2α)) were measured with immunoassay kits and the EBC pH was measured after deaeration. Significantly higher 8-iso-PGF(2α) concentrations and a less acid pH were detected in EBC of welders using the FCAW than in EBC of welders using the GMAW technique. The lowest LTB(4) concentrations were measured in nonsmoking welders applying a solid wire. No significant influences were found in EBC concentrations of PGE(2) based upon smoking status or type of welding technique. This study suggests an enhanced irritative effect in the lower airways of mild steel welders due to the application of FCAW compared to GMAW, most likely associated with a higher emission of welding fumes. PMID:22686312

  11. Micro-focus x-ray inspection of the bearing pad welded by laser for CANDU fuel element

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    To attach the bearing pads on the surface of CANDU fuel element, laser welding technique has been reviewed to replace brazing technology which is complicate process and makes use of the toxic beryllium. In this study, to evaluate the soundness of the weld of the bearing pad of CANDU fuel element, a precise X-ray inspection system was developed using a micro-focus X-ray generator with an image intensifier and a real time camera system. The weld of the bearing pad welded by Nd:YAG laser has been inspected by the developed inspection system. Image processing technique has been applied to reduce random noise and to enhance the contrast of the X-ray image. A few defects on the weld of the bearing pads have been detected by the X-ray inspection process

  12. Brazing of AM-350 stainless steel LWBR fuel rod support grids (LWBR Development Program)

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    Ebejer, L.P.

    1979-02-01

    A brazing process has been developed wherein several hundred stamped AM-350 stainless steel sheet metal components, wire components and machined bar components were simultaneously joined together to fabricate about 400 grids of different sizes for the LWBR fuel rod support system. High temperature (2110F +- 20F) vacuum brazing was employed using Ni--Cr--Si braze alloy filler metal in the form of paste. Techniques employed in the assembly, braze alloy application and fixturing of grids to achieve adequate dimensional control are discussed in detail. The brazing thermal cycle as related to the complex metallurgical process of both AM-350 stainless steel and the Ni--Cr--Si braze alloy is also discussed.

  13. Evaluation on defect in the weld of stainless steel materials using nondestructive technique

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    Lee, Jin Kyung, E-mail: leejink@deu.ac.kr [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dongeui University, Eomgwangno 176, Busanjingu, Busan 614-714 (Korea, Republic of); Bae, Dong Su [Department of Advanced Materials Engineering, Dongeui University, Eomgwangno 176, Busanjingu, Busan 614-714 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Sang Pill [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dongeui University, Eomgwangno 176, Busanjingu, Busan 614-714 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Joon Hyun [School of Mechanical Engineering, Pusan National University, Busandaehakro 63beongil, Geumjeonggu, Busan 609-735 (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-10-15

    The objective of this study is to evaluate the elastic wave's characteristic on the crack in the weld of stainless steel materials using guided wave and acoustic emission, nondestructive tests. The stainless steel is expected as candidate of structural piping material under high temperature condition in nuclear fusion instrument, and a tungsten inert gas (TIG) weld technique was applied for making its jointing. The defect size of 20 mm was induced in the weld material. The guided wave, one of elastic waves, can propagate through very long pipe, and easily change to lots of modes by the defects in the structure. By analyzing the relationship between the mode conversion and the defects we can evaluate existing of the defects in weld material. In present study Nd-YAG laser was used to excite the guided wave by non-contact method, and AE technique was also used to clarify the mode conversion of guided wave by defect because lots of AE parameters of energy, count and amplitude can give more chances for analysis of mode conversion. The optimal AE parameters for the evaluation of the defects in weld zone using laser guided wave were derived.

  14. Gamma-radiography techniques applied to quality control of welds in water pipe lines

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    Non-destructive testing of welds may be done by the gamma-radiography technique, in order to detect the presence or absence of discontinuities and defects in the bulk of deposited metal and near the base metal. Gamma-radiography allows the documentation of the test with a complete inspection record, which is a fact not common in other non-destructive testing methods. In the quality control of longitudinal or transversal welds in water pipe lines, two exposition techniques are used: double wall and panoramic exposition. Three different water pipe lines systems have analysed for weld defects, giving a total of 16,000 gamma-radiographies. The tests were made according to the criteria established by the ASME standard. The principal metallic discontinuites found in the weld were: porosity (32%), lack of penetration (29%), lack of fusion (20%), and slag inclusion (19%). The percentage of gamma-radiographies showing welds without defects was 39% (6168 gamma-radiographies). On the other hand, 53% (8502 gamma-radiographies) showed the presence of acceptable discontinuities and 8% (1330 gamma-radiographies) were rejected according to the ASME standards

  15. The influence of the specific rehabilitation techniques „toegrindig” and „WIG remelting” in case of welded structure

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    Gh. Amza

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The fillet welded structures, fatigue stressed, must have a concave shape in cross section and a smooth transition between weldseamand base material, without stress concentrators . In this issue for the welded structures with convex fillet welds, to improve the behavior in case of fatigue loads it will be necessary to apply rehabilitation techniques like toe grinding or WIG remelting. The paper wants to present the influence of that two rehabilitation technique and the behavior of the rehabilitated welded structures in case of static and dynamic loads.

  16. Characterization of Nitinol Laser-Weld Joints by Nondestructive Testing

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    Wohlschlögel, Markus; Gläßel, Gunter; Sanchez, Daniela; Schüßler, Andreas; Dillenz, Alexander; Saal, David; Mayr, Peter

    2015-12-01

    Joining technology is an integral part of today's Nitinol medical device manufacturing. Besides crimping and riveting, laser welding is often applied to join components made from Nitinol to Nitinol, as well as Nitinol components to dissimilar materials. Other Nitinol joining techniques include adhesive bonding, soldering, and brazing. Typically, the performance of joints is assessed by destructive mechanical testing, on a process validation base. In this study, a nondestructive testing method—photothermal radiometry—is applied to characterize small Nitinol laser-weld joints used to connect two wire ends via a sleeve. Two different wire diameters are investigated. Effective joint connection cross sections are visualized using metallography techniques. Results of the nondestructive testing are correlated to data from destructive torsion testing, where the maximum torque at fracture is evaluated for the same joints and criteria for the differentiation of good and poor laser-welding quality by nondestructive testing are established.

  17. Active brazed diamond and cubic boron nitride interfacial nanostructure and application

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    Active brazing is an effective technique for joining diamond or cBN grit onto metallic substrates. Current use of this technique is being made for super abrasive, high performance tools. The lecture will give an overview over different aspects such as (i) tool performance in selected applications, (ii) interfacial nanostructure between super abrasive grit and brazing alloys matrix, (iii) attempts to computer model such interface reactions and (iv) recent improvements of the abrasion resistance of the brazing alloy itself. Super abrasive tools with outstanding performance in applications such as grinding, honing or stone cutting can be manufactured by a single-layer of brazed diamond or cBN grit. A method to obtain regular grit patterns will be presented. Examples of prototype tools and their performance in different applications will be shown. The investigation of interface reactions between diamond and active brazing alloys plays an important role to further improve the brazing process and resulting tool performance. The interfacial nanostructure is characterised by a thin reaction layer of Ti with diamond and cBN, respectively. Results for Ag- and Cu-based brazing alloys will be presented and discussed in view of the influence of brazing process parameters and brazing alloy matrix. Computer modelling of the thermodynamics and kinetics of the interface reactions may allow optimising the process parameters. This requires reliable databases currently being built up. The potential of such methods in ceramic to metal joining will be described. The abrasion resistance of brazing alloys itself plays an important role for tool performance. A new method to achieve a dispersion of nano sized TiC precipitates in the alloy matrix by addition of an organic binder, decomposing during brazing will be presented. In an outlook further applications of brazed diamond grit, such as thermal management materials will be discussed. (author)

  18. Optimization of Thermal Aspects of Friction Stir Welding – Initial Studies Using a Space Mapping Technique

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    Larsen, Anders Astrup; Bendsøe, Martin P.; Schmidt, Henrik Nikolaj Blicher;

    2007-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to optimize a thermal model of a friction stir welding process. The optimization is performed using a space mapping technique in which an analytical model is used along with the FEM model to be optimized. The results are compared to traditional gradient based optimization...

  19. 75 FR 74083 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Welding...

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    2010-11-30

    ... ] additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on August 24, 2010 (75 FR...; Welding, Cutting and Brazing ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the... request (ICR) titled, ``Welding, Cutting and Brazing,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)...

  20. Evaluation of Bending Strength in Friction Welded Alumina/mild Steel Joints by Applying Factorial Technique

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    Jesudoss Hynes, N. Rajesh; Nagaraj, P.; Vivek Prabhu, M.

    Joining of metal with ceramics has become significant in many applications, because they combine properties like ductility with high hardness and wear resistance. By friction welding technique, alumina can be joined to mild steel with AA1100 sheet of 1mm thickness as interlayer. In the present work, investigation of the effect of friction time on interlayer thickness reduction and bending strength is carried out by factorial design. By using ANOVA, a statistical tool, regression modeling is done. The regression model predicts the bending strength of welded ceramic/metal joints accurately with ± 2% deviation from the experimental values.

  1. The Use of CDM Analysis Techniques in High Temperature Creep Failure of Welded Structures

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    Hayhurst, David R.; Wong, Man Tak; Vakili-Tahami, Farid

    Techniques are reviewed for the calibration of constitutive relationships for the different phases of the weld. It is shown how the calibration is carried out using property ratios, and a knowledge of the constitutive equations of the parent material. The results of CDM analyses, obtained using the two-dimensional solver Damage XX, are reviewed for: a butt-welded pipe at 565°C and, a welded cylinder-sphere pipe intersection at 590°C. Results are then presented of a three-dimensional CDM solution for a three-degree slice of the welded cylinder-sphere pipe intersection, and shown to be in close agreement with the two-dimensional, Damage XX, solution. Then the paper examines damage growth at a constant temperature of 590°C in a ferritic steel butt-welded pipe subjected to a combined constant internal pressure of 4MPa and a constant global bending moment of 49kNm. The CDM results for a three-dimensional analysis are compared with qualitative experimental results, and good correlation is indicated.

  2. The use of CDM analysis techniques in high temperature creep failure of welded structures

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    Techniques are reviewed for the calibration of constitutive relationships for the different phases of the weld. It is shown how the calibration is carried out using property ratios, and a knowledge of the constitutive equations of the parent material. The results of CDM analyses, obtained using the two-dimensional solver Damage XX, are reviewed for: a butt-welded pipe at 565degC; and, a welded cylinder-sphere pipe intersection at 590degC. Results are then presented of a three-dimensional CDM solution for a three-degree slice of the welded cylinder-sphere pipe intersection, and shown to be in close agreement with the two-dimensional, Damage XX, solution. Then the paper examines damage growth at a constant temperature of 590degC in a ferritic steel butt-welded pipe subjected to a combined constant internal pressure of 4 MPa and a constant global bending moment of 49 kNm. The CDM results for a three-dimensional analysis are compared with qualitative experimental results, and good correlation is indicated. (author)

  3. Measurement of inhomogeneous strength in weld joint by 3D image correlation technique

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    It is possible for stress corrosion cracking to occur in weld joints and their neighborhood of nuclear power plants. Crack growth prediction and fracture assessment based on fitness-for-service is applied to initiated cracks. Yield point and tensile strength of material is used for fracture assessment. However, the material strength distribution of a welded part is usually not uniform. Therefore, to assess structural integrity correctly, it is important to understand the inhomogeneous strength distribution. In this study, identification of an inhomogeneous material strength distribution of a welded part was tried using a digital image correlation technique (DIC). A specimen was taken from a butt welded joint and the displacement of the specimen surface during a tensile test was measured using the DIC. It was shown that the nominal stress-local strain curves on a specimen surface and 0.2% proof strength distribution around the weld part could be corrected by the DIC. Furthermore, change in the cross-section during the tensile test was estimated by the DIC, and the local stress (true stress) at an arbitrary cross-section of the specimen could be identified. (author)

  4. Characterisation of Ga-coated and Ga-brazed aluminium

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    Ferchaud, E. [Universite de Nantes, Polytech' Nantes, Laboratoire Genie des Materiaux et Procedes Associes, Rue Christian Pauc, 44306 Nantes Cedex 3 (France); Christien, F., E-mail: frederic.christien@univ-nantes.fr [Universite de Nantes, Polytech' Nantes, Laboratoire Genie des Materiaux et Procedes Associes, Rue Christian Pauc, 44306 Nantes Cedex 3 (France); Barnier, V. [Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines, MPI, CNRS UMR5146, Centre SMS, 158 Cours Fauriel, 42023 Saint Etienne (France); Paillard, P. [Universite de Nantes, Polytech' Nantes, Laboratoire Genie des Materiaux et Procedes Associes, Rue Christian Pauc, 44306 Nantes Cedex 3 (France)

    2012-05-15

    This work is devoted to the brazing of aluminium using liquid gallium. Gallium was deposited on aluminium samples at {approx} 50 Degree-Sign C using a liquid gallium 'polishing' technique. Brazing was undertaken for 30 min at 500 Degree-Sign C in air. EDS (Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy) and AES (Auger Electron Spectroscopy) characterisation of Ga-coated samples has shown that the Ga surface layer thickness is of ten (or a few tens of) nanometres. Furthermore, aluminium oxide layer (Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}) was shown to be 'descaled' during Ga deposition, which ensures good conditions for further brazing. Cross-section examination of Ga-coated samples shows that liquid gallium penetrates into the aluminium grain boundaries during deposition. The thickness of the grain boundary gallium film was measured using an original EDS technique and is found to be of a few tens of nanometres. The depth of gallium grain boundary penetration is about 300 {mu}m at the deposition temperature. The fracture stress of the brazed joints was measured from tensile tests and was determined to be 33 MPa. Cross-section examination of brazed joints shows that gallium has fully dissolved into the bulk and that the joint is really autogenous. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Aluminium can be brazed using liquid gallium deposited by a 'polishing' technique. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The aluminium oxide layer is 'descaled' during liquid Ga 'polishing' deposition. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer EDS can be used for determination of surface and grain boundary Ga film thickness. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The surface and grain boundary Ga film thickness is of a few tens of nm. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Surface and grain boundary gallium dissolves in the bulk during brazing.

  5. The in-service inspection of coated steel welds using Eddy-Current Techniques

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    Traditionally surface crack detection in coated Ferritic Steel Welds with Eddy-Current Techniques has been difficult due to the change in material properties in the Heat Affected Zone. These typically produce signals larger than crack signals. Sophisticated probe design and construction, combined with modern electronic equipment, have largely overcome the traditional problems and now enable the advantages of Eddy-Current Techniques to be applied to In-Service Inspection of Coated Ferritic Steel Structures in the as-welded conditions. Specifically, the advantage of the technique is that under quantifiable conditions an inspection may now be carried out through corrosion protection systems. It is the intention of this paper to review the current information available, establish the limiting parameters of the technique and detail the practical experiments conducted to determine the extent of the limiting parameters. The results of these experiments are detailed. Having determined the limiting factors, outline testing procedures have been established together with relative sensitivity settings.

  6. Ultrasonic inspection of tube to tube plate welds

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    To monitor the deterioration of a weld between a tube and tube plate which has been repaired by a repair sleeve inside the tube and brazed at one end to the tube, ultrasound from a crystal at the end of a rod is launched, in the form of Lamb-type waves, into the tube through the braze and allowed to travel along the tube to the weld and be reflected back along the tube. The technique may also be used for the type of heat exchanger in which, during construction, the tubes are welded to the tube plate via external sleeves in which case the ultrasound is used in a similar manner to inspect the sleeve/tube plate weld. an electromagnetic transducer may be used to generate the ultrasound. The ultrasonic head comprising the crystal and an acoustic baffle is mounted on a Perspex (RTM) rod which may be rotated by a stepping motor. Echo signals from the region of deterioration may be isolated by use of a time gate in the receiver. The device primarily detects circumferentially orientated cracks, and may be used in heat exchangers in nuclear power plants. (author)

  7. Thermovision researches of temperature fields distribution in GMA brazed joints of solar collectors

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    A. Klimpel

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: of this study was to investigate of temperature fields distribution during GMA brazing of solar collectors.Design/methodology/approach: IR-pictures were recorded with 50 Hz frequency. After recording, thermovision pictures were analyzed in Irbis software module. This software permit to matching recording parameters, identification of temperature values in arbitrary picture points, assign temperature profiles.Findings: distribution of temperature fields in the GMA brazed joints in the function of GMA brazing parameters and brazing techniques was established.Research limitations/implications: basic information about distribution of temperature fields in the GMA brazed joints is the background of the researches of GMA brazing parameters providing highest quality joints.Practical implications: results of this paper are the data of the temperature fields distribution during GMA brazing of solar collectors joints recorded by IR-camera. This data are important to set an optimal brazing parameters.Originality/value: the researches were provided using newest filler material for GMA brazing of solar collectors parts using IR recording equipment.

  8. Application of reliability techniques to prioritize BWR [boiling water reactor] recirculation loop welds for in-service inspection

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    In January 1988 the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued Generic Letter 88-01 together with NUREG-0313, Revision 2, ''Technical Report on Material Selection and Processing Guidelines for BWR Coolant Pressure Boundary Piping,'' to implement NRC long-range plans for addressing the problem of stress corrosion cracking in boiling water reactor piping. NUREG-0313 presents guidelines for categorizing BWR pipe welds according to their SCC condition (e.g., presence of known cracks, implementation of measures for mitigating SCC) as well as recommended inspection schedules (e.g., percentage of welds inspected, inspection frequency) for each weld category. NUREG-0313 does not, however, specify individual welds to be inspected. To address this issue, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory developed two recommended inspection samples for welds in a typical BWR recirculation loop. Using a probabilistic fracture mechanics model, LLNL prioritized loop welds on the basis of estimated leak probabilities. The results of this evaluation indicate that riser welds and bypass welds should be given priority attention over other welds. Larger-diameter welds as a group can be considered of secondary importance compared to riser and bypass welds. A ''blind'' comparison between the probability-based inspection samples and data from actual field inspections indicated that the probabilistic analysis generally captured the welds which the field inspections identified as warranting repair or replacement. Discrepancies between the field data and the analytic results can likely be attributed to simplifying assumptions made in the analysis. The overall agreement between analysis and field experience suggests that reliability techniques -- when combined with historical experience -- represent a sound technical basis on which to define meaningful weld inspection programs. 13 refs., 8 figs., 5 tabs

  9. Remote-welding technique for assembling in-pile IASCC capsule in hot cell

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    In order to investigate behavior of the irradiation assisted stress corrosion cracking (IASCC) caused by the simultaneous effects of neutron irradiation and high temperature water environment in such a light water reactor (LWR), it is necessary to perform crack growth tests in an in-pile IASCC capsule irradiated in the Japan Materials Testing Reactor (JMTR). The development of the remote-welding technique is essential for remotely assembling the in-pile IASCC capsule installing the pre-irradiated CT specimens. This report describes a new remote-welding machine developed for assembling the in-pile IASCC capsule. The remote-welding technique that the capsule tube is rotated light under the fixed torch was applied to the machine for the welding of thick and large-diameter tubes. The assembly work of four in-pile IASCC capsules having pre-irradiated CT specimens in the hot cell was succeeded for performing the crack growth test under the neutron irradiation in JMTR. The irradiation test of two capsules has been already finished in JMTR without problems. (author)

  10. Advanced examination techniques applied to the qualification of critical welds for the ITER correction coils

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    Sgobba, Stefano; Libeyre, Paul; Marcinek, Dawid Jaroslaw; Piguiet, Aline; Cécillon, Alexandre

    2015-01-01

    The ITER correction coils (CCs) consist of three sets of six coils located in between the toroidal (TF) and poloidal field (PF) magnets. The CCs rely on a Cable-in-Conduit Conductor (CICC), whose supercritical cooling at 4.5 K is provided by helium inlets and outlets. The assembly of the nozzles to the stainless steel conductor conduit includes fillet welds requiring full penetration through the thickness of the nozzle. Static and cyclic stresses have to be sustained by the inlet welds during operation. The entire volume of helium inlet and outlet welds, that are submitted to the most stringent quality levels of imperfections according to standards in force, is virtually uninspectable with sufficient resolution by conventional or computed radiography or by Ultrasonic Testing. On the other hand, X-ray computed tomography (CT) was successfully applied to inspect the full weld volume of several dozens of helium inlet qualification samples. The extensive use of CT techniques allowed a significant progress in the ...

  11. Development of modeling techniques for optimized welding processes and Estimation of weldability for main components in NPP

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    In this paper, advanced welding processes were investigated in order to improve the productivity and quality of main components in NPP by applying them. The overlay technique using temper bead welding was studied to prevent nozzles from PWSCC during operation by controlling the residual stresses. The optimized weld processes were suggested by using modeling technique, and the weldability of weldments was estimated to confirm the reliability of modeling techniques. Narrow gap GTAW for core barrel was modeled to anticipate the longitudinal deformation. The material and corrosion properties of EB welded weldment was investigated to confirm the applicability of EB weld to RVI components. The experimental and analytical assessments were carried out to find proper temper bead welding conditions. The micro-structures and crack resistances of Ni weld metal were studied to select the proper Ni-filler. The residual stresses in the prepared mock-ups were measured by X-ray method, hole drilling method, and neutron diffraction method. The calculated residual stresses by modeling for pressurizer spray nozzle mock-up were agreed well with measured residual stresses by neutron diffraction method

  12. Direct brazing of ceramics, graphite, and refractory metals

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    ORNL has been instrumental in the development of brazing filler metals for joining ceramics, graphite, and refractory metals for application at temperatures above 10000C. The philosophy and techniques employed in the development of these alloys are presented. A number of compositions are discussed that have been satisfactorily used to braze ceramics, graphite, and refractory metals without a prior surface treatment. One alloy, Ti--25 percent Cr--21 percent V, has wet and flowed on aluminum oxide and graphite. Further, it has been utilized in making brazes between different combinations of the three subject materials. The excellent flowability of this alloy and alloys from the Ti--Zr--Ge system is evidenced by the presence of filler metal in the minute pores of the graphite and ceramics

  13. Ultrasonic C-scan Technique for Nondestructive Evaluation of Spot Weld Quality

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    This paper discusses the feasibility of ultrasonic C-scan technique for nondestructive evaluation of spot weld quality. Ultrasonic evaluation for spot weld quality was performed by immersion method with the mechanical and the electronic scanning of point-focussed ultrasonic beam(25 MHz). For the sake of the approach to the quantitative measurement of nugget diameter and the discrimination of the corona bond from nugget, preliminary infinitesimal gap experiment by newton ring is tried in order to set up the optimum ultrasonic test condition. Ultrasonic image data obtained were confirmed and compared by optical microscope and SAM(Scanning Acoustic Microscope) observation of the spot-weld cross section. The results show that the nugget diameter can be measured with the accuracy of 1.0mm, and voids included in nugget can be detected to 10μm extent with simplicity and accuracy. Finally, it was found that it is necessary to make a profound study of definite discrimination of corona bond from nugget and the approach of quantitative evaluation of nugget diameter by utilizing the various image processing techniques

  14. Vacuum brazing of metals (1961)

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    We have studied brazing in vacuum aiming its application for the making of containers and apparatus meant for high vacuum (p -8 torr). We first define the wettability of a brazing alloy on a metal and we remind the influence of the various parameters which act on this wettability (nature of the solid, of the liquid, geometrical and physicochemical state of the surface, metallurgical reactions occurring at the interface, temperature, time). We give then the results of the tests carried out in order to determine the conditions of wettability in vacuum of some brazing alloys on metals which can be used for the above mentioned apparatus (stainless steel, aluminium, bronze, titanium, zirconium, kovar, nickel, copper). (author)

  15. Strength of vacuum brazed joints for repair; Haallfasthet hos reparationer utfoerda med vakuumloedning

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    Berglin, Leif [Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB, Finspaang (Sweden)

    2005-04-01

    Strength data are missing for braze joints. Repaired components cannot fully make use of the strength of the braze, and lifetime will be underestimated. The goal of the project was to generate material data to be able to prolong the lifetime of the components. Two different material combinations were tested, 12% Chromium steel brazed with BNi-2, and a nickel base alloy, IN792 brazed with BNi-5. Tensile testing at room temperature and elevated temperature was performed in the project. Target group is purchasers and suppliers of repaired components. A tensile test specimen with butt joint was developed in the project. The used test specimen worked well for the 12% Chromium steel. The results from testing show that proof stress and tensile strength are strongly depending on the joint gap, particularly at room temperature. High strength, close to base material strength, was achieved with joint gaps smaller than 50{mu}m. For wider joint gaps, strength was lower. Strength was approximately 25% of base material strength for joint gaps over 100{mu}m. The results can be explained by changes in microstructure. Joint gaps wider than 50{mu}m showed evidence of two-phase structure. At 500 deg C, the results also showed a connection between joint gap, microstructure and strength. The generated strength data can be used for calculations of lifetime for repaired components. Two different process errors were discovered in the manufacturing process of the brazed IN792 test specimens. The generated material data are therefor erroneous. The reason for this was two manufacturing errors. The tack welding was done with too high heat input. The surfaces of the joint gap became oxidised and the oxide hindered wetting of the braze. The second reason was that the brazing was done without the prescribed hold time at maximum temperature. The melting of the braze was therefor not completed when cooling started. As a result, the strength of the IN792 specimens was low at both temperatures.

  16. Welding and Joining of Titanium Aluminides

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    Jian Cao

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Welding and joining of titanium aluminides is the key to making them more attractive in industrial fields. The purpose of this review is to provide a comprehensive overview of recent progress in welding and joining of titanium aluminides, as well as to introduce current research and application. The possible methods available for titanium aluminides involve brazing, diffusion bonding, fusion welding, friction welding and reactive joining. Of the numerous methods, solid-state diffusion bonding and vacuum brazing have been most heavily investigated for producing reliable joints. The current state of understanding and development of every welding and joining method for titanium aluminides is addressed respectively. The focus is on the fundamental understanding of microstructure characteristics and processing–microstructure–property relationships in the welding and joining of titanium aluminides to themselves and to other materials.

  17. Indentation technique for evaluation of hot hardness and creep of SS 316 end-plug welds of nuclear fuel pins

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    The high-temperature mechanical properties of stainless steel type AISI 316 end-plug welds of nuclear fuel pins were studied using a hot hardness tester. The hardness was measured as a function of temperature on the base metal, weld pool and heat-affected zone from ambient temperature to 1273 K. Hardness was also measured as a function of dwell time from 873 to 1173 K to evaluate the activation energy for creep. The activation energy of the weld pool was found to be higher than that of the base metal. The indentation technique is very suitable for the evaluation of creep properties of very small components. (author)

  18. The effect of reconditioning techniques by welding on the quality of deposits on crankshafts, case study SMAW

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    Chivu, O. R.; Cicic, D. T.; Rontescu, C.; Vasile, I. M.; Petriceanu, C.

    2015-11-01

    Currently, we are searching for a range of solutions for repairing the crankshafts that had snapped during operation. The paper deals with the extension of the two methods for reconditioning by welding in the energy industry in the field of repairing the crankshafts in the automotive industry. The results obtained through the application of methods for reconditioning Weld Toe Tempering Technique and filling layers of sidings, which was used as a welding procedure SMAW. Qualitative and quantitative comparisons between the results of the two methods based on the criterion of rigidity are carried out.

  19. Study on implementing newly developed repair welding technique within a limited time frame for nuclear power plant

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    For the last couple of years, issue of defects in Alloy 600 weld lowered the capacity factor of nuclear power plants. To apply newly developed repair technique, like temper-bead welding that has not been prescribed in technical standards, it is necessary to evaluate its technical applicability to the requirement. In the previous cases, this process has been completed by issuance of no action letter for specific area and condition, utilizing implementation process, such as confirm testing by JAPEIC and RNP. This paper clarifies the requirement prescribed in technical standards and extracts issues which need to be resolved before implementation that can not be ensured by the welding qualification and inspection on site. State of welding simulation technique can be employed to resolve these issues. It was concluded that estimation of hardness, microstructure, and fracture toughness by simulation may have potential to reduce time to complete the implementation process. (author)

  20. Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Plasma Arc Brazed AISI 304L Stainless Steel and Galvanized Steel Plates

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    Jin, Yajuan; Li, Ruifeng; Yu, Zhishui; Wang, Yu

    2016-04-01

    Plasma arc brazing is used to join the AISI 304L stainless steel and galvanized steel plate butt joints with the CuSi3Mn1 filler wire. The effect of parameters on weld surface appearance, interfacial microstructure, and composition distribution in the joint was studied. The microhardness and mechanical tests were conducted to determine the mechanical properties of the welded specimens. The results indicated that good appearance, bead shape, and sufficient metallurgical bonding could be obtained when the brazing process was performed with a wire feeding speed of 0.8 m/min, plasma gas flow rate of 3.0 l/min, welding current of 100 A, and welding speed of 27 cm/min. During plasma arc brazing process, the top corner of the stainless steel and galvanized steel plate were heated and melted, and the melted quantity of stainless steel was much more than that of the galvanized steel due to the thermal conductivity coefficient difference between the dissimilar materials. The microhardness test results shows that the microhardness value gradually increased from the side of the galvanized steel to the stainless steel in the joint, and it is good for improving the mechanical properties of joint. The tensile strength was a little higher than that of the brazing filler, and the fracture position of weld joint was at the base metal of galvanized steel plate.

  1. Manufacture of micro fluidic devices by laser welding using thermal transfer printing techniques

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    Klein, R.; Klein, K. F.; Tobisch, T.; Thoelken, D.; Belz, M.

    2016-03-01

    Micro-fluidic devices are widely used today in the areas of medical diagnostics and drug research, as well as for applications within the process, electronics and chemical industry. Microliters of fluids or single cell to cell interactions can be conveniently analyzed with such devices using fluorescence imaging, phase contrast microscopy or spectroscopic techniques. Typical micro-fluidic devices consist of a thermoplastic base component with chambers and channels covered by a hermetic fluid and gas tight sealed lid component. Both components are usually from the same or similar thermoplastic material. Different mechanical, adhesive or thermal joining processes can be used to assemble base component and lid. Today, laser beam welding shows the potential to become a novel manufacturing opportunity for midsize and large scale production of micro-fluidic devices resulting in excellent processing quality by localized heat input and low thermal stress to the device during processing. For laser welding, optical absorption of the resin and laser wavelength has to be matched for proper joining. This paper will focus on a new approach to prepare micro-fluidic channels in such devices using a thermal transfer printing process, where an optical absorbing layer absorbs the laser energy. Advantages of this process will be discussed in combination with laser welding of optical transparent micro-fluidic devices.

  2. Shielding and filtering techniques to protect sensitive instrumentation from electromagnetic interference caused by arc welding

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    Electromagnetic interference (EMI) caused by arc welding is a concern for sensitive CANDU instrumentation and control equipment, especially start-up instrumentation (SUI) and ion chamber instruments used to measure neutron flux at low power. Measurements of the effectiveness of simple shielding and filtering techniques that may be applied to limit arc welding electromagnetic emissions below the interference threshold are described. Shielding configurations investigated include an arrangement in which the welding power supply, torch (electrode holder), interconnecting cables and welder operator were housed in a single enclosure and a more practical configuration of separate shields for the power supply, cables and operator with torch. The two configuration were found to provide 30 dB and 26 dB attenuation, respectively, for arc welder electric-field emissions and were successful in preventing EMI in SUI set up just outside the shielding enclosures. Practical improvements that may be incorporated in the shielding arrangement to facilitate quick setup in the field in a variety of application environments, while maintaining adequate EMI protection, are discussed. (author)

  3. Residual strain evaluation of friction stir welded aluminium using neutron diffraction techniques

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    Residual strain evaluations have been performed in the aluminium plate due to friction stir weld (FSW) using neutron diffraction techniques. The sample size was 130 x 50 x 6 mm3 and the welding done along the side of 50 mm. There are two pieces of samples were evaluated with variations of feeding rate, namely 13 and 7.3 mm/ s. Welding performed on the both surface of the sample using 18 mm in diameter and 4 mm length and tip diameter of steering tool. Residual strain measurements performed by using DN1 installed at beam tube number 6 of RSG-GAS Serpong. The residual strain measurement had been performed on Transverse and Normal direction using hkl plane of (220) with a scattering angle around 79 degrees. Incident slit and the detector used is 2 x 2 and 2 x 10 mm2, respectively. Residual tensile strains was observed in both samples in the direction. Normal to the largest value is 1200 μm/ m on samples with a feeding speed 13 mm/ s, whereas the sample with a feeding speed of 7.3 mm/ s is 800 μm/ m. Compression residual strain was found in both samples in Transverse direction, with the largest value of 900 and 700 μm/ m with feeding speed 13 mm/ s and 7.3 mm/ s, respectively. (Author)

  4. Development of Zn50 Brazing Alloy for Joining Mild Steel to Mild Steel (SAE1018

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    S.C. Nwigbo

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available This work has developed new brazing alloys for joining mild steel to mild steel (SAE1018 at a lower temperature. The alloys blends and error analysis were done by experimental design software (Design Expert 8.0.7.1. Design of experiments was done by Scheffe quadratic mixture method. The liquidus temperatures were predicted by calculation of phase diagrams of the alloying metals. The brazing alloys were produced by gravity technique and melted using silicon carbide graphite crucible. The quality of the brazing alloys was analyzed by optical microscopy (OM, atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR. Brazed joints were produced by torch method with a commercial flux. Brazing temperatures (liquidus were tracked by a digital infrared/laser pyrometer. Some mechanical properties studied were tensile strength and hardness. Finally, brazed joints produced from the developed brazing alloys were compared to that produced from muntz brass. Six (6 brazing alloys were successfully developed. Zinc and manganese were the main components, to which were added; 3 to 4 %wt silver and 11 to15 %wt modifying element. The microstructure showed a typical eutectic structure with zinc-rich phase distributed uniformly in the matrix with a combination of different sizes of dendrite, rounded blocks of compounds and hypoeutectic structures. AAS results indicated minimal out-gassing of zinc and FT-IR results indicated very low presence of atmospheric gas. The range of brazing temperature for best results was recorded from 690.90 to 735.10 0C. The joints produced from the developed brazing alloys had acceptable strengths with improved stress-strain behaviour compared to muntz brass.

  5. Fiber laser welding of dual-phase galvanized sheet steel (DP590): traditional analysis and new quality assessment techniques

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    Miller, Stephanie; Pfeif, Erik; Kazakov, Andrei; Baumann, Esther; Dowell, Marla

    2016-03-01

    Laser welding has many advantages over traditional joining methods, yet remains underutilized. NIST has undertaken an ambitious initiative to improve predictions of weldability, reliability, and performance of laser welds. This study investigates butt welding of galvanized and ungalvanized dual-phase automotive sheet steels (DP 590) using a 10 kW commercial fiber laser system. Parameter development work, hardness profiles, microstructural characterization, and optical profilometry results are presented. Sound welding was accomplished in a laser power range of 2.0 kW to 4.5 kW and travel speed of 2000 mm/min to 5000 mm/min. Vickers hardness ranged from approximately 2 GPa to 4 GPa across the welds, with limited evidence of heat affected zone softening. Decreased hardness across the heat affected zone directly correlated to the appearance of ferrite. A technique was developed to non-destructively evaluate weld quality based on geometrical criteria. Weld face profilometry data were compared between light optical, metallographic sample, and frequency-modulated continuous-wave laser detection and ranging (FMCW LADAR) methods.

  6. Interfacial reaction product and mechanical properties of the electron beam brazed K465 Ni-based superalloy joints

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    Wang Gang; Zhang Binggang; He Jingshan; Feng Jicai; Wu Yingjie

    2008-01-01

    Ni-based superalloy K465 is brazed with BNi-2 filler metal by vacuum electron beam brazing (VEBB). In process of VEBB, effects of processing primary parameters on shear strength of joints are investigated. Microstructure of the brazed joint with BNi-2 filler metal is studied by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The results show that the structure of brazed seam consists of a large amount of Ni-based γ solid solution, Ni3Al (γ′), Ni3B, WB, CrB, and a small quantity of WC, NbC. The maximum shear strength of the joint is 398 MPa when the beam current of welding is 2.6 mA, heating time is 480 s and focused current is 1 800 mA.

  7. Development of welding technique between PNC-FMS wrapper tube and SUS316 steel. 2. Evaluation of welding technique for real size wrapper tube

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    It is necessary to carry out the welding with the austenitic stainless steel in order to apply the high strength Ferritic/Martensitic steel (PNC-FMS) with superior resistance to swelling as wrapper tube in 'Joyo' and Monju'. If the δ ferrite phase would be formed at heat affected zone (HAZ) in welding between PNC-FMS wrapper tube and SUS316 steel, toughness degradation would be suspected. In this study, as the method in which δ ferrite was not formed at the weld zone, the elimination of δ ferrite by the heat treatment was examined, and the heat treatment condition was optimized. The possibility and realization of manufacturing the PNC-FMS wrapper tube with joint structure to SUS316 short length tube were also evaluated. The results obtained are summarized as follows. (1) δ ferrite phase in welding part is successfully eliminated by carrying out the normalizing processing over 1050degC x 10 min as a post-welding heat treatment. (2) As a fabrication process, the following process was selected from the viewpoint of practical application. TIG welding of PNC-FMS round tube and SUS316 round tube → Post-welding heat treatment → Cold drawing (hexagonal tube) → Normalizing, tempering → The dimension adjustment by the cold drawing. (3) As a result of investigation of microstructure and mechanical properties of the weld zone of produced wrapper tube, the satisfied performance of the joint was confirmed. (author)

  8. Development of depth measurement technique for a flaw in weld area of stainless steel with twin matrix array ultrasonic probe

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    A twin matrix array transducer to make possible to detect and measure a flaw with test direction through weld of austenitic stainless steel has been developed. Each transducer performs as transmitter and receiver and has 2 lines and 16 columns array elements respectively. With this transducer depth measurement tests for cracks by stress corrosion cracking (SCC) and fatigue on austenitic stainless steel weld pipe specimens have been carried out. As the results: (1) Corner echoes and tip echoes from SCCs and fatigue cracks could be detected with test direction through the weld of the 25 mm thickness stainless steel pipe specimens. (2) The depth measurements through the weld and in base metal corresponded well. Therefore we have evaluated that the twin matrix array transducer mode possible to measure flaw depth with both the test direction and was effective ultrasonic testing technique to be able to estimate and evaluate flaw depth with more accuracy and reliability. (author)

  9. Simulation based analysis of laser beam brazing

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    Dobler, Michael; Wiethop, Philipp; Schmid, Daniel; Schmidt, Michael

    2016-03-01

    Laser beam brazing is a well-established joining technology in car body manufacturing with main applications in the joining of divided tailgates and the joining of roof and side panels. A key advantage of laser brazed joints is the seam's visual quality which satisfies highest requirements. However, the laser beam brazing process is very complex and process dynamics are only partially understood. In order to gain deeper knowledge of the laser beam brazing process, to determine optimal process parameters and to test process variants, a transient three-dimensional simulation model of laser beam brazing is developed. This model takes into account energy input, heat transfer as well as fluid and wetting dynamics that lead to the formation of the brazing seam. A validation of the simulation model is performed by metallographic analysis and thermocouple measurements for different parameter sets of the brazing process. These results show that the multi-physical simulation model not only can be used to gain insight into the laser brazing process but also offers the possibility of process optimization in industrial applications. The model's capabilities in determining optimal process parameters are exemplarily shown for the laser power. Small deviations in the energy input can affect the brazing results significantly. Therefore, the simulation model is used to analyze the effect of the lateral laser beam position on the energy input and the resulting brazing seam.

  10. Building Quakes: Detection of Weld Fractures in Buildings using High-Frequency Seismic Techniques

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    Heckman, V.; Kohler, M. D.; Heaton, T. H.

    2009-12-01

    Catastrophic fracture of welded beam-column connections in buildings was observed in the Northridge and Kobe earthquakes. Despite the structural importance of such connections, it can be difficult to locate damage in structural members underneath superficial building features. We have developed a novel technique to locate fracturing welds in buildings in real time using high-frequency information from seismograms. Numerical and experimental methods were used to investigate an approach for detecting the brittle fracture of welds of beam-column connections in instrumented steel moment-frame buildings through the use of time-reversed Green’s functions and wave propagation reciprocity. The approach makes use of a prerecorded catalogue of Green’s functions for an instrumented building to detect high-frequency failure events in the building during a later earthquake by screening continuous data for the presence of one or more of the events. This was explored experimentally by comparing structural responses of a small-scale laboratory structure under a variety of loading conditions. Experimentation was conducted on a polyvinyl chloride frame model structure with data recorded at a sample rate of 2000 Hz using piezoelectric accelerometers and a 24-bit digitizer. Green’s functions were obtained by applying impulsive force loads at various locations along the structure with a rubber-tipped force transducer hammer. We performed a blind test using cross-correlation techniques to determine if it was possible to use the catalogue of Green’s functions to pinpoint the absolute times and locations of subsequent, induced failure events in the structure. A finite-element method was used to simulate the response of the model structure to various source mechanisms in order to determine the types of elastic waves that were produced as well as to obtain a general understanding of the structural response to localized loading and fracture.

  11. Stress Distribution in the Dissimilar Metal Butt Weld of Nuclear Reactor Piping due to the Simulation Technique for the Repair Welding

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    During welding, the dissimilar metal butt welds of nuclear piping are typically subjected to repair welding in order to eliminate defects that are found during post-weld inspection. It has been found that the repair weld can significantly increase the tensile residual stress in the weldment, and therefore, accurate estimation of the weld residual stress due to repair weld, especially for dissimilar metal welds using Ni-based alloy 82/182 in nuclear components, is of great importance in order to assess susceptibility to primary water stress corrosion cracking. In the present study, the stress distributions of dissimilar metal butt welds in nuclear reactor piping subjected to repair weld were investigated based on detailed nonlinear finite element analyses. Particular emphasis was placed on the variation of the stress distribution in the dissimilar metal butt weld according to the finite element welding analysis sequence for the repair welding process

  12. High quality joining techniques: in-process assurance (IPA) welding system

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    On July 1, 1995, the Product Liability Law was enforced, and in industrial world, further reliability has been demanded. Recently, accompanying the progress of electronics, the proportion taken by automatic welders and robots increased in welding. By memorizing proper welding conditions, the welding from initial to final passes can be done fully automatically. Also feedback mechanism was equipped to mechanized welders, and the in-process control has become to be feasible. The way of thinking on confirming in process welding quality in arc welding is explained. IPA welding system utilizes the multi-media collecting images and sound, samples the change of welding conditions and the state of arc on a same screen, and monitors the deviation from the range of proper welding conditions. At the time of abnormality, inspector or a computer carries out image diagnosis and welding control, and the system indicates the soundness of welded parts. The basic concept and the flow chart of this system are shown. The experiment of applying the system to arc welding is reported. The correlation of welding phenomena and welding conditions is examined. (K.I.)

  13. Welding processes handbook

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    2011-01-01

    Offers an introduction to the range of available welding technologies. This title includes chapters on individual techniques that cover principles, equipment, consumables and key quality issues. It includes material on such topics as the basics of electricity in welding, arc physics, and distortion, and the weldability of particular metals.$bThe first edition of Welding processes handbook established itself as a standard introduction and guide to the main welding technologies and their applications. This new edition has been substantially revised and extended to reflect the latest developments. After an initial introduction, the book first reviews gas welding before discussing the fundamentals of arc welding, including arc physics and power sources. It then discusses the range of arc welding techniques including TIG, plasma, MIG/MAG, MMA and submerged arc welding. Further chapters cover a range of other important welding technologies such as resistance and laser welding, as well as the use of welding techniqu...

  14. Field installed brazed thermocouple feedthroughs for high vacuum experiments

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    Anderson, P. M.; Messick, C.

    1983-12-01

    In order to reduce the occurrence of vacuum leaks and to increase the availability of the DIII vacuum vessel for experimental operation, effort was applied to developing a vacuum-tight brazed feedthrough system for sheathed thermocouples, stainless steel sheathed conductor cables and tubes for cooling fluids. This brazed technique is a replacement for elastomer O ring sealed feedthroughs that have proven vulnerable to leaks caused by thermal cycling, etc. To date, about 200 feedthroughs were used. Up to 91 were grouped on a single conflat flange mounted in a bulkhead connector configuration which facilitates installation and removal. Investigation was required to select a suitable braze alloy, flux and installation procedure. Braze alloy selection was challenging since the alloy was required to have: (1) melting temperature in excess of the 250 C (482 F) bakeout temperature; (2) no high vapor pressure elements; (3) good wetting properties when used in air with acceptable flux; and (4) good wettability to 300 series stainless steel and Inconel.

  15. Filler alloys for brazing in power industries

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    The problem is discussed of using nickel-based high-temperature brazing solders in nuclear power engineering. Different types of brazing solders are compared with regard to brazing and mechanical properties and oxidation resistance. The advantages of nickel-based brazing solders include their melting temperature which is higher by 150 to 200 degC than the melting temperatures of common solders. The effects of different additions on melting temperature are discussed. It is advisable to use the above brazing solders under hydrogen reduction atmosphere at a temperature of -40 down to -75 degC or at a pressure of 10-3 down to 10-4 Pa. Currently manufactured nickel-based brazing solders may be used at a temperature of up to 1150 degC. (J.B.)

  16. Diffusion barriers in modified air brazes

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    Weil, Kenneth Scott; Hardy, John S; Kim, Jin Yong; Choi, Jung-Pyung

    2013-04-23

    A method for joining two ceramic parts, or a ceramic part and a metal part, and the joint formed thereby. The method provides two or more parts, a braze consisting of a mixture of copper oxide and silver, a diffusion barrier, and then heats the braze for a time and at a temperature sufficient to form the braze into a bond holding the two or more parts together. The diffusion barrier is an oxidizable metal that forms either a homogeneous component of the braze, a heterogeneous component of the braze, a separate layer bordering the braze, or combinations thereof. The oxidizable metal is selected from the group Al, Mg, Cr, Si, Ni, Co, Mn, Ti, Zr, Hf, Pt, Pd, Au, lanthanides, and combinations thereof.

  17. Successful development of innovative fabrication technique based on laser welding, for superconducting RF cavities - results and path ahead

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    Superconducting radio frequency (SCRF) cavities are the heart of any particle accelerator based on SCRF technology. All over the world, efforts are being made to develop a technique which can bring down the cost and time of fabrication of these cavities. The present day fabrication method of SCRF cavities uses Electron beam welding (EBW) technique. The cavities fabricated by this method turn out to be expensive and take long fabrication time. To overcome such difficulties related with EBW process, an innovative concept for fabrication of SCRF cavities based on laser welding was formulated at RRCAT. International patent application was immediately launched for this work, to protect intellectual property rights of DAE

  18. Comparing Laser Welding Technologies with Friction Stir Welding for Production of Aluminum Tailor-Welded Blanks

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    Hovanski, Yuri; Carsley, John; Carlson, Blair; Hartfield-Wunsch, Susan; Pilli, Siva Prasad

    2014-01-15

    A comparison of welding techniques was performed to determine the most effective method for producing aluminum tailor-welded blanks for high volume automotive applications. Aluminum sheet was joined with an emphasis on post weld formability, surface quality and weld speed. Comparative results from several laser based welding techniques along with friction stir welding are presented. The results of this study demonstrate a quantitative comparison of weld methodologies in preparing tailor-welded aluminum stampings for high volume production in the automotive industry. Evaluation of nearly a dozen welding variations ultimately led to down selecting a single process based on post-weld quality and performance.

  19. Applying a nonlinear, pitch-catch, ultrasonic technique for the detection of kissing bonds in friction stir welds.

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    Delrue, Steven; Tabatabaeipour, Morteza; Hettler, Jan; Van Den Abeele, Koen

    2016-05-01

    Friction stir welding (FSW) is a promising technology for the joining of aluminum alloys and other metallic admixtures that are hard to weld by conventional fusion welding. Although FSW generally provides better fatigue properties than traditional fusion welding methods, fatigue properties are still significantly lower than for the base material. Apart from voids, kissing bonds for instance, in the form of closed cracks propagating along the interface of the stirred and heat affected zone, are inherent features of the weld and can be considered as one of the main causes of a reduced fatigue life of FSW in comparison to the base material. The main problem with kissing bond defects in FSW, is that they currently are very difficult to detect using existing NDT methods. Besides, in most cases, the defects are not directly accessible from the exposed surface. Therefore, new techniques capable of detecting small kissing bond flaws need to be introduced. In the present paper, a novel and practical approach is introduced based on a nonlinear, single-sided, ultrasonic technique. The proposed inspection technique uses two single element transducers, with the first transducer transmitting an ultrasonic signal that focuses the ultrasonic waves at the bottom side of the sample where cracks are most likely to occur. The large amount of energy at the focus activates the kissing bond, resulting in the generation of nonlinear features in the wave propagation. These nonlinear features are then captured by the second transducer operating in pitch-catch mode, and are analyzed, using pulse inversion, to reveal the presence of a defect. The performance of the proposed nonlinear, pitch-catch technique, is first illustrated using a numerical study of an aluminum sample containing simple, vertically oriented, incipient cracks. Later, the proposed technique is also applied experimentally on a real-life friction stir welded butt joint containing a kissing bond flaw. PMID:26921559

  20. Influence of the brazing parameters on microstructure and mechanical properties of brazed joints of Hastelloy B2 nickel base alloy; Influencia de los parametros de soldeo fuerte en la microestructura y propiedades mecanicas de la union de la aleacion base niquel Hastelloy B2

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    Sotelo, J. C.; Gonzalez, M.; Porto, E.

    2014-07-01

    A study of the high vacuum brazing process of solid solution strengthened Hastelloy B2 nickel alloy has been done. A first stage of research has focused on the selection of the most appropriate brazing filler metal to the base material and vacuum furnace brazing process. The influence of welding parameters on joint microstructure constituents, relating the microstructure of the joint to its mechanical properties, has been evaluated. Two gaps of 50 and 200 micrometers, and two dwell times at brazing temperature of 10 and 90 minutes were studied. The braze joint mainly consists of the nickel rich matrix, nickel silicide and ternary compounds. Finally, the results of this study have shown the high bond strength for small gaps and increased dwell times of 90 minutes. (Author)

  1. Advanced Welding Applications

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    Ding, Robert J.

    2010-01-01

    Some of the applications of advanced welding techniques are shown in this poster presentation. Included are brief explanations of the use on the Ares I and Ares V launch vehicle and on the Space Shuttle Launch vehicle. Also included are microstructural views from four advanced welding techniques: Variable Polarity Plasma Arc (VPPA) weld (fusion), self-reacting friction stir welding (SR-FSW), conventional FSW, and Tube Socket Weld (TSW) on aluminum.

  2. Interface structure and mechanical property of aluminum cooler vacuum brazing joint

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    FENG Tao; LOU Song-nian; WU Lu-hai; LI Ya-jiang

    2006-01-01

    A kind of aluminum cooler was manufactured by means of vacuum brazing technique, and the cooler was examined by hydraulic pressure test. The result indicates that the test pressure of the cooler can reach 15 MPa. The fracture of the brazing joint belongs to the mixture type. There are secondary cracks, dimples, cleavage plane and grain-boundary features on the failure surface.The cracking process of aluminum cooler is as follows. The cracks are initiated on the interface, then expand under sub-critical state.When the stress on the remained zone reaches the maximum notch tensile strength of the brazing joint or the crack length reaches the critical value that the brazing joint fracture toughness property permits, the cooler will break sharply.

  3. Advanced characterization techniques in understanding the roles of nickel in enhancing strength and toughness of submerged arc welding high strength low alloy steel multiple pass welds in the as-welded condition

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    Sham, Kin-Ling

    Striving for higher strength along with higher toughness is a constant goal in material properties. Even though nickel is known as an effective alloying element in improving the resistance of a steel to impact fracture, it is not fully understood how nickel enhances toughness. It was the goal of this work to assist and further the understanding of how nickel enhanced toughness and maintained strength in particular for high strength low alloy (HSLA) steel submerged arc welding multiple pass welds in the as-welded condition. Using advanced analytical techniques such as electron backscatter diffraction, x-ray diffraction, electron microprobe, differential scanning calorimetry, and thermodynamic modeling software, the effect of nickel was studied with nickel varying from one to five wt. pct. in increments of one wt. pct. in a specific HSLA steel submerged arc welding multiple pass weldment. The test matrix of five different nickel compositions in the as-welded and stress-relieved condition was to meet the targeted mechanical properties with a yield strength greater than or equal to 85 ksi, a ultimate tensile strength greater than or equal to 105 ksi, and a nil ductility temperature less than or equal to -140 degrees F. Mechanical testing demonstrated that nickel content of three wt. pct and greater in the as-welded condition fulfilled the targeted mechanical properties. Therefore, one, three, and five wt. pct. nickel in the as-welded condition was further studied to determine the effect of nickel on primary solidification mode, nickel solute segregation, dendrite thickness, phase transformation temperatures, effective ferrite grain size, dislocation density and strain, grain misorientation distribution, and precipitates. From one to five wt. pct nickel content in the as-welded condition, the primary solidification was shown to change from primary delta-ferrite to primary austenite. The nickel partitioning coefficient increased and dendrite/cellular thickness was

  4. METHODS FOR BRAZING UNUSUAL METAL COMBINATIONS

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    Bertossa, Robert C.

    1963-10-15

    A method for vacuum pressure braze cladding is described. Application of the method to Mo-OFHC Cu-type 316L stainlcss steel, Ta cladding on OFHC Cu, Nb with Ni, Ti and Zr on steels, and pure Be brazing to austenitic stalnless steel are discussed. The advantages of vacuumpressure bonding are also discussed. (P.C.H.)

  5. Processes, Techniques, and Successes in Welding the Dry Shielded Canisters of the TMI-2 Reactor Core Debris

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    The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) is operated by Bechtel-BWXT Idaho LLC (BBWI), which recently completed a very successful $100 million Three-Mile Island-2 (TMI-2) program for the Department of Energy (DOE). This complex and challenging program used an integrated multidisciplinary team approach that loaded, welded, and transported an unprecedented 25 dry shielded canisters (DSC) in seven months, and did so ahead of schedule. The program moved over 340 canisters of TMI-2 core debris that had been in wet storage into a dry storage facility at the INEEL. The main thrust of this paper is relating the innovations, techniques, approaches, and lessons learned associated to welding of the DSC's. This paper shows the synergism of elements to meet program success and shares these lessons learned that will facilitate success with welding of dry shielded canisters in other DOE complex dry storage programs

  6. Residual stress in a laser welded EUROFER blanket module assembly using non-destructive neutron diffraction techniques

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    Hughes, D.J., E-mail: d.hughes@warwick.ac.uk [WMG, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL (United Kingdom); Koukovini-Platia, E. [CERN, CH-1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland); Heeley, E.L. [Department of Physical Sciences, Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA (United Kingdom)

    2014-02-15

    Highlights: • Residual stresses were determined in a welded EUROFER blanket assembly with integrated cooling channels. • Good agreement was seen between experimentally determined and predicted stresses. • We show that microstructure changes that occur in EUROFER steels during welding must be considered for residual stress determination. • An experimental route is proposed for validation of predicted stresses in reactor components using non-destructive diffraction techniques. - Abstract: Whilst the structural integrity and lifetime considerations in welded joints for blanket modules can be predicted using finite element software, it is essential to prove the validity of these simulations. This paper provides detailed analysis for the first time, of the residual stress state in a laser-welded sample with integral cooling channels. State-of-the-art non-destructive neutron diffraction was employed to determine the triaxial stress state and to understand microstructural changes around the heat affected zone. Synchrotron X-ray diffraction was used to probe the variation of strain-free lattice reference parameter around the weld zone allowing correction of the neutron measurements. This paper details an important experimental route to validation of predicted stresses in complex safety-critical reactor components for future applications.

  7. Characterization through nano indentation technique of mechanical properties of an aluminium alloy welded zone for hydrogen storage

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    In this study we use the nano indentation technique which is a powerful tool to characterise the mechanical properties of a welded bond. The Berkovich indentation has the advantage to test small material volumes compared to the conventional tensile tests. The welded process with electrons beam of hydrogen vessels induces different regions and the aim of this study is to characterize the differences of the mechanical properties of the different zones of the weld. To identify the stress-strain curves of the tested material, F.E. inverse method has been used. After treatment, for one pass, the hardness of the melted zone is greater than those of the base material and for the two passes, the hardness is still lower than those of the base material. The interface zones present a hardness which is always higher than those of the weld. A relation of the Hall-Petch type which correlates the evolution of the hardness with the zinc concentration and the grain size has been proposed. Moreover a relation between the normalized hardness and the hydrogen concentration CH has been found. The parameters of the stress-strain curves of the four regions; base material, interface, one and two passes melted zones, have been deduced. The identified laws are used in a F.E. model of a welded sphere to model its radial deformation under internal pressure loading. (authors)

  8. Cold metal transfer welding–brazing of pure titanium TA2 to magnesium alloy AZ31B

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    Cao, R., E-mail: caorui@lut.cn; Wang, T.; Wang, C.; Feng, Z.; Lin, Q.; Chen, J.H.

    2014-08-25

    Highlights: • Mg–Ti joints can be successfully performed at suitable welding variables by CMT. • Typical brazing–welding joints can be formed for Mg–Ti joint and Ti–Mg joint. • The brazing interface is mainly composed of Ti{sub 3}Al, Mg{sub 17}Al{sub 12} and Mg{sub 0.97}Zn{sub 0.03}. • Elements Al and Zn are crucial to join successfully Mg and Ti base metals. - Abstract: Pure titanium TA2 was joined to Mg AZ31B by cold metal transfer (CMT) welding–brazing method in the form of two lap-shear joints (Mg–Ti joint and Ti–Mg joint) with Mg AZ61 wire. The microstructure of Ti/Mg CMT joints was identified and characterized by means of optical microscopy (OM), scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The mechanical properties of various welding parameters were compared and analyzed. Desired Ti/Mg CMT joints with satisfied weld appearances and mechanical properties were achieved at suitable welding variables. The Ti/Mg CMT joints had dual characteristics of a welding joint at the Mg side and a brazing joint at the Ti side. Moreover, for two joints, the brazing interfaces were composed of an intermetallic compounds (IMCs) layer including Ti{sub 3}Al, Mg{sub 17}Al{sub 12} and Mg{sub 0.97}Zn{sub 0.03} phases. Mg–Ti joint had the higher tensile load of 2.10 kN, and Ti–Mg joint had the tensile load of 1.83 kN.

  9. Cold metal transfer welding–brazing of pure titanium TA2 to magnesium alloy AZ31B

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    Highlights: • Mg–Ti joints can be successfully performed at suitable welding variables by CMT. • Typical brazing–welding joints can be formed for Mg–Ti joint and Ti–Mg joint. • The brazing interface is mainly composed of Ti3Al, Mg17Al12 and Mg0.97Zn0.03. • Elements Al and Zn are crucial to join successfully Mg and Ti base metals. - Abstract: Pure titanium TA2 was joined to Mg AZ31B by cold metal transfer (CMT) welding–brazing method in the form of two lap-shear joints (Mg–Ti joint and Ti–Mg joint) with Mg AZ61 wire. The microstructure of Ti/Mg CMT joints was identified and characterized by means of optical microscopy (OM), scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The mechanical properties of various welding parameters were compared and analyzed. Desired Ti/Mg CMT joints with satisfied weld appearances and mechanical properties were achieved at suitable welding variables. The Ti/Mg CMT joints had dual characteristics of a welding joint at the Mg side and a brazing joint at the Ti side. Moreover, for two joints, the brazing interfaces were composed of an intermetallic compounds (IMCs) layer including Ti3Al, Mg17Al12 and Mg0.97Zn0.03 phases. Mg–Ti joint had the higher tensile load of 2.10 kN, and Ti–Mg joint had the tensile load of 1.83 kN

  10. The metallurgy, mechanics, modelling and assessment of dissimilar material brazed joints

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    At the heart of any procedure for modelling and assessing the design or failure of dissimilar material brazed joints there must be a basic understanding of the metallurgy and mechanics of the joint. This paper is about developing this understanding and addressing the issues faced with modelling and predicting failure in real dissimilar material brazed joints and the challenges still to be overcome in many cases. An understanding of the key metallurgical features of such joints in relation to finite element modelling is presented in addition to a study of the mechanics and stress state at an abrupt interface between two materials. A discussion is also presented on why elastic singularities do not exist based on a consideration of the assumption of an abrupt change in material properties and plasticity in the vicinity of the joint. In terms of modelling real dissimilar material brazed joints; there are several barriers to accurately capturing the stress state in the region of the joint and across the brazed layer and these are discussed in relation to a metallurgical study of a real dissimilar material brazed joint. However, this does not preclude using a simplified modelling approach with a representative braze layer in design and failure assessment away from the interface. In addition modelling strategies and techniques for assessing the various failure mechanisms of dissimilar material brazed joints are discussed. The findings from this paper are applicable to dissimilar material brazed joints found in a range of applications; however the references listed are primarily focussed on work in fusion research and development.

  11. Nuclear pipework - welding and inspection

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    The subject is covered in sections: introduction emphasizing need for perfection in welding nuclear pipework; detailed procedures (British Standards, TIG welding, automatic orbital TIG welding machines); unacceptable faults; improving performance (higher quality of commercially-available grades of stainless steels); auto welding; testing 'nuclear' welding; safe working (standard specifications, radiography); training; radiographic techniques; radiographic procedures; other inspections. (U.K.)

  12. Effect of the welding profile generated by the modified indirect electric arc technique on the fatigue behavior of 6061-T6 aluminum alloy

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    This paper reports the effect of the welding profile generated by the modified indirect electric arc (MIEA) technique on the fatigue behavior of 6061-T6 welded joints. The calculations are based on the effect of the stress concentration factor produced by the characteristic geometry of the welding profile formed during the welding process. It was found that the fatigue life of welded samples using this welding technique was larger in comparison with data reported in the literature. Also, measurements of microhardness and tension testing were performed to account for the effect of different levels of fatigue damage on the mechanical properties of these welds. Experimental findings reveal that, with reference to undamaged samples, fatigue damage increases the microhardness in the weld metal and heat affected zone (HAZ) whereas it only produces a moderate increase in yield strength of approximately 14% for a 75% of fatigue damage. Tensile and fatigue tests indicate that the thermal affection undergone by the plates during fusion welding dictates failure in the HAZ under tension stress but not under fatigue. The failure mechanism under fatigue is discussed in terms of theoretical analyses and fractography.

  13. Wear behavior of the surface alloyed AISI 1020 steel with Fe-Nb-B by TIG welding technique

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    Kilinc, B.; Durmaz, M.; Abakay, E.; Sen, U.; Sen, S.

    2015-03-01

    Weld overlay coatings also known as hardfacing is a method which involves melting of the alloys and solidification for applied coatings. Recently hardfacing by welding has become a commonly used technique for improvement of material performance in extreme (high temperature, impact/abrasion, erosion, etc.) conditions.In the present study, the coatings were produced from a mixture of ferrous niobium, ferrous boron and iron powders in the ranges of -45µm particle size with different ratio. Fe12Nb5B3 and Fe2NbBalloys were coated on the AISI 1020 steel surface by TIG welding. The phases formed in the coated layer are Fe2B, NbB2, NbFeB and Fe0,2 Nb0,8 phases. The hardness of the presence phases are changing between 1689±85 HV0.01, and 181±7 HV0.1. Microstructural examinations were realized by optical and scanning electron microscopy. The wear and friction behaviors of Fe12Nb5B3 and Fe2NbB realized on the AISI 1020 steel were investigated by the technique of TIG welding by using ball-on-disk arrangement against alumina ball.

  14. Wear behavior of the surface alloyed AISI 1020 steel with Fe-Nb-B by TIG welding technique

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    Kilinc, B., E-mail: bkilinc@sakarya.edu.tr; Durmaz, M.; Abakay, E. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Institute of Arts and Sciences, SakaryaUniversity, Esentepe Campus, 54187Sakarya (Turkey); Sen, U.; Sen, S. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Engineering Faculty, Sakarya University, Esentepe Campus, 54187 Sakarya (Turkey)

    2015-03-30

    Weld overlay coatings also known as hardfacing is a method which involves melting of the alloys and solidification for applied coatings. Recently hardfacing by welding has become a commonly used technique for improvement of material performance in extreme (high temperature, impact/abrasion, erosion, etc.) conditions.In the present study, the coatings were produced from a mixture of ferrous niobium, ferrous boron and iron powders in the ranges of -45µm particle size with different ratio. Fe{sub 12}Nb{sub 5}B{sub 3} and Fe{sub 2}NbBalloys were coated on the AISI 1020 steel surface by TIG welding. The phases formed in the coated layer are Fe{sub 2}B, NbB{sub 2}, NbFeB and Fe0,2 Nb{sub 0,8} phases. The hardness of the presence phases are changing between 1689±85 HV{sub 0.01}, and 181±7 HV{sub 0.1}. Microstructural examinations were realized by optical and scanning electron microscopy. The wear and friction behaviors of Fe{sub 12}Nb{sub 5}B{sub 3} and Fe2NbB realized on the AISI 1020 steel were investigated by the technique of TIG welding by using ball-on-disk arrangement against alumina ball.

  15. Residual stress distribution in austenitic stainless steel pipe butt-welded joint measured by neutron diffraction technique

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    Residual stress is inevitable consequence of welding or manufacturing process, which might greatly affect propagation of high-cycle fatigue or SCC crack. In order to evaluate damages due to the crack, it is required to estimate residual stress and to reflect them to the evaluation process as well. The magnitude and distribution of residual stress greatly depend on the individual process of welding or manufacturing, while the accuracy of prediction or measurement is still insufficient. This paper reports the result of residual stress measurement of butt-welded pipe made of austenitic stainless steel. It also intended to improve prediction and measurement techniques concerning to residual stress. The measurement was conducted by neutron diffraction technique employing the diffractometer for residual stress analysis developed by Japan Atomic Energy Agency. The measured results showed typical characteristics of butt-welded pipe both in decline of stress along axial direction and in radial distribution of bending due to axial stress. The measured result agreed qualitatively with the result predicted by the finite element analysis. A quantitative comparison between measured result and analysis showed a shift of the measured stress toward higher tensile. The measured result was also compared with the results by X-ray diffraction and strain-gauge methods to grasp the distinctive results of the methods. (author)

  16. Laser welding and syncristallization techniques comparison: “Ex vivo” study

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    Meleti, Marco; Vescovi, Paolo; Merigo, Elisabetta; Rocca, Jean-Paul

    2013-01-01

    Background and aims: Stabilization of implant abutments through electric impulses at high voltage for a very short time (electrowelding) was developed in the Eighties. In 2009, the same procedure was performed through the use of laser (laser welding) The aim of this study is to compare electrowelding and laser welding for intra-oral implant abutments stabilization on “ex vivo models” (pig jaws). Materials and methods: Six bars were welded with two different devices (Nd:YAG laser and Electrowelder) to eighteen titanium implant abutment inserted in three pig jaws. During the welding process, thermal increase was recorded, through the use of k-thermocouples, in the bone close to the implants. The strength of the welded joints was evaluated by a traction test after the removal of the implants. For temperature measurements a descriptive analysis and for traction test “values unpaired t test with Welch's correction” were performed: the significance level was set at PLaser welding gives a lower thermal increase than Electrowelding at the bone close to implants (Mean: 1.97 and 5.27); the strength of laser welded joints was higher than that of Electrowelding even if nor statistically significant. (Mean: 184.75 and 168.29) Conclusion: Electrowelding seems to have no advantages, in term of thermal elevation and strength, while laser welding may be employed to connect titanium implants for immediate load without risks of thermal damage at surrounding tissues. PMID:24511205

  17. Theory and modeling of active brazing.

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    van Swol, Frank B.; Miller, James Edward; Lechman, Jeremy B.; Givler, Richard C.

    2013-09-01

    Active brazes have been used for many years to produce bonds between metal and ceramic objects. By including a relatively small of a reactive additive to the braze one seeks to improve the wetting and spreading behavior of the braze. The additive modifies the substrate, either by a chemical surface reaction or possibly by alloying. By its nature, the joining process with active brazes is a complex nonequilibrium non-steady state process that couples chemical reaction, reactant and product diffusion to the rheology and wetting behavior of the braze. Most of the these subprocesses are taking place in the interfacial region, most are difficult to access by experiment. To improve the control over the brazing process, one requires a better understanding of the melting of the active braze, rate of the chemical reaction, reactant and product diffusion rates, nonequilibrium composition-dependent surface tension as well as the viscosity. This report identifies ways in which modeling and theory can assist in improving our understanding.

  18. WELDING METHOD

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    Cornell, A.A.; Dunbar, J.V.; Ruffner, J.H.

    1959-09-29

    A semi-automatic method is described for the weld joining of pipes and fittings which utilizes the inert gasshielded consumable electrode electric arc welding technique, comprising laying down the root pass at a first peripheral velocity and thereafter laying down the filler passes over the root pass necessary to complete the weld by revolving the pipes and fittings at a second peripheral velocity different from the first peripheral velocity, maintaining the welding head in a fixed position as to the specific direction of revolution, while the longitudinal axis of the welding head is disposed angularly in the direction of revolution at amounts between twenty minutas and about four degrees from the first position.

  19. A feasibility study on dissimilar metals friction weld strength analysis by ultrasonic techniques

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    Friction welds are formed by the mechanisms of diffusion as well as mechanical inter-locking. The severe plastic flow at the interface by the forge action of the process brings the subsurface so close together that detection of any unbonded area becomes very difficult. No reliable method is available so far to determine the weld quality nondestructively. This paper presents an attempt to determine weld strength quantitatively using the ultrasonic pulse-echo method. The new approach calculates the coefficient of reflection based on measured amplitudes of the echoes. This coefficient provides a single quantitative measurement which involves both acoustic energy reflected at the welded interface as well as transmitted across the interface. As a result, it was known that the quantitative relationship between the coefficient and the weld strength(torsional strength) could be drawn. (Author)

  20. Re-weldability tests of irradiated 316L(N) stainless steel using laser welding technique

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    SS316L(N)-IG is the candidate material for the in-vessel and ex-vessel components of fusion reactors such as ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor). This paper describes a study on re-weldability of un-irradiated and/or irradiated SS316L(N)-IG and the effect of helium generation on the mechanical properties of the weld joint. The laser welding process is used for re-welding of the water cooling branch pipeline repairs. It is clarified that re-welding of SS316L(N)-IG irradiated up to about 0.2 dpa (3.3 appm He) can be carried out without a serious deterioration of tensile properties due to helium accumulation. Therefore, repair of the ITER blanket cooling pipes can be performed by the laser welding process

  1. Welding process optimization of nuclear fuel rod using TIG technique for fuel irradiation tests

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    The irradiation test of fuel elements was planned for the evaluation of nuclear fuel performance. To establish fabrication process satisfying the requirements of irradiation test, orbital-TIG welding system for fuel elements was developed, and preliminary welding experiments for optimizing process conditions of fuel element was performed. Fuel elements with 9.5mm diameter and 0.6mm wall thickness of cladding tubes and end caps have been used and optimum conditions of endcap welding have been selected. In this study, the qualification test was performed by tensile tests, helium leak inspections, and metallography examinations to qualify the end cap welding procedure. The soundness of the welds quality of nuclear fuel elements has been confirmed by mechanical tests and microstructural examinations

  2. Reliability evaluation of NDT techniques for Cu-welds for risk assessment of nuclear waste encapsulation

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    In order to handle the long living radioactive waste (spent nuclear fuel) SKB is planning to build a deep repository that requires no monitoring by future generations. The spent nuclear fuel will be encapsulated in copper canisters consisting of a graphite cast iron insert shielded by an outer 30-50 mm thick copper cylinder for corrosion protection. The most critical part of the encapsulation process is the sealing of the canister, which is done by welding the copper lid to the cylindrical part of the copper shell using friction stir welding and electron beam welding. The quality of the welding process and the reliability of the NDT system - radiographic and ultrasonic testing - must be satisfactorily determined and combined to derive assumptions regarding the frequency of undetected welding defects for a set of canisters as input for the risk assessment. This is done using the POD method according to the ''Reliability Handbook MIL 1823'' and its generalization

  3. Effect of welding processes on corrosion resistance of UNS S31803 duplex stainless steel

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    An attractive combination of corrosion resistance and mechanical properties in the temperature range -50 to 250 .deg. C is offered by duplex stainless steel. However, undesirable secondary precipitation phase such as σ, γ2 and Cr2N may taken place at the cooling stage from the welding processes. Therefore, this paper describes the influence of different welding procedures such as manual metal arc welding (MMA), tungsten inert gas welding (TIG) and vacuum brazing on corrosion resistance of the welded joint for UNS S31803 duplex stainless steel. Microstructure and chemical compositions of the welded joint were examined. The weight loss of specimens immersed in 6% FeCl3 solution at 47.5 .deg. C for 24-hours was determined and used to evaluate the pitting resistance of duplex stainless steel and their welds. The region of heat-affected zone of specimen obtained by the MMA is much wider than that resulted from TIG, therefore, the weight loss of welds by MMA was larger than that of weld by TIG. The weight loss of brazed specimens cooled from slow cooling rate was larger than those of specimens cooled from high cooling rate, because the precipitation of σ phase. Beside that, the weight loss of brazed specimen is greater than those of the welded specimens. The galvanic corrosion was observed in brazed duplex stainless steel joints in the chloride solution

  4. Direct metal brazing to cermet feedthroughs

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    An improved method for brazing metallic components to a cermet surface in an alumina substrate eliminates the prior art metallized layer over the cermet via and adjoining alumina surfaces. Instead, a nickel layer is applied over the cermet surface only and metallic components are brazed directly to this nickel coated cermet surface. As a result, heretofore unachievable tensile strength joints are produced. In addition, cermet vias with their brazed metal components can be spaced more closely in the alumina substrate because of the elimination of the prior art metallized alumina surfaces

  5. Micro-nano filler metal foil on vacuum brazing of SiCp/Al composites

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    Wang, Peng; Gao, Zeng; Niu, Jitai

    2016-06-01

    Using micro-nano (Al-5.25Si-26.7Cu)- xTi (wt%, x = 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0) foils as filler metal, the research obtained high-performance joints of aluminum matrix composites with high SiC particle content (60 vol%, SiCp/Al-MMCs). The effect of brazing process and Ti content on joint properties was investigated, respectively. The experimental results indicate that void free dense interface between SiC particle and metallic brazed seam with C-Al-Si-Ti product was readily obtained, and the joint shear strength enhanced with increasing brazing temperature from 560 to 580 °C or prolonging soaking time from 10 to 90 min. Sound joints with maximum shear strength of 112.5 MPa was achieved at 580 °C for soaking time of 90 min with (Al-5.25Si-26.7Cu)-2Ti filler, where Ti(AlSi)3 intermetallic is in situ strengthening phase dispersed in the joint and fracture occured in the filler metal layer. In this research, the beneficial effect of Ti addition into filler metal on improving wettability between SiC particle and metallic brazed seam was demonstrated, and capable welding parameters were broadened for SiCp/Al-MMCs with high SiC particle content.

  6. Influence of technological conditions during vacuum brazing on the aggressive behaviour of nickel brazing filler metal

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    The effect of brazing temperature 1080, 1120 and 11900C and dwell at those temperatures in the range 1, 5, 30 and 180 min. as well as additional annealing at 10500C/120 min. on the degree of erosion and diffusion of 5 types of alloyed steels and also on the character of brazing alloy structure formation with the use of five Ni-based high temperature brazing alloys. On the basis of attained results of experimental investigation the general optimum conditions of vacuum brazing are determined. (orig.)

  7. Qualification of final closure for disposal container II - applicability of TOFD and phased array technique for overpack welding

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    With a focus on carbon steel, which is one of the candidate materials for the disposal container used in the geological disposal of high-level radioactive waste in Japan, the defect detection capabilities were examined regarding engineering defects of the TOFD technique, an ultrasonic testing method, and the phased array TOFD technique as non-destructive test techniques for the inspection of the weld of a carbon steel overpack. Regarding the TOFD technique, a measurement was conducted concerning the influence of the crossing angle of the ultrasonic beams on the capability of detect flaws, for examining the detection characteristics of the technique in relation to the lid structure of an overpack, and it was pointed out that it is appropriate to consider the lower tip of slit as the reference flaw. Based on the measurements and calculations regarding sound pressure distribution, projections about the scope covered by one test session were made and the optimum testing conditions were examined. Regarding the phased array TOFP technique, the detectability and quantification characteristics were investigated, and comparisons with those of the TOFD technique and the phased array UT technique were made. From the viewpoint of securing long-term corrosion resistance for an overpack, the ways of thinking for ensuring the quality and long-term integrity of the final sealing area of a disposal container were examined. This study stresses that identifying and defining the defects that are harmful to corrosion allowance is important as well as achieving improvements in the welding and testing techniques, and that the question to solve in particular from now on is how to establish effective means to detect defects on the weld surface and the near surface and how to approach the level of tolerance concerning the defects on and near the surface. (orig.)

  8. Ultrasonic A-scan techniques for quantitative evaluation of welding defects

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    Non Destructive Testing (NDT) is becoming increasingly important in the field of structural integrity of equipment and industrial units. Among all NDT methods commonly used, Ultrasonic A -Scan technique has many applications in the industrial field. Out of these applications, detection of weld defects has a remarkable demand. In the Ultrasonic A-scan method, the horizontal line on the cathode Ray Tube (CRT) screen indicates the elapsed time and the vertical deflection shows the echo amplitude. From the location and amplitude of the echo on the CRT screen, the depth of the flaw in the material and estimate of the size of the flaw can be made. Ultrasonic A-scan signals are quite complex since it may contain many signals other than flaw echoes. Therefore, correct interpretation of these screen patterns is of paramount importance for proper diagnosis of the type, nature and size of the flaw. Accurate interpretation and evaluation of signals depends on operators ability to recognize the type of flaw from echo shape and access the quality of material by correlating the scan data with the appropriate code or standard. In this paper, currently used methods for sizing and interpretation of flaws have been reviewed and discuss the possibilities on making the diagnosis of the scan data less dependent on the knowledge and experience of the professional who carries out the evaluation. (Author)

  9. Development of temper bead welding by under water laser welding

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    Toshiba has developed temper bead welding by under water laser welding as SCC counter measure for aged components in PWR and BWR nuclear power plants. Temper bead welding by under water laser welding technique recovers toughness of low alloy steel reactor vessel by employing proper the number of cladding layers and their welding conditions. In this report, some evaluation results of material characteristics of temper bead welded low alloy steel are presented. (author)

  10. Microstructure, mechanical properties and chemical degradation of brazed AISI 316 stainless steel/alumina systems

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    Paiva, O.C. [Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP), Rua Dr. Antonio Bernardino de Almeida 431, 4200-072 Porto (Portugal)], E-mail: omp@isep.ipp.pt; Barbosa, M.A. [Instituto de Engenharia Biomedica (INEB), Rua do Campo Alegre, 823, 4150-180 Porto (Portugal); Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP), Rua Roberto Frias s/n, 4200-465 Porto (Portugal)

    2008-05-15

    The main aims of the present study are simultaneously to relate the brazing parameters with: (i) the correspondent interfacial microstructure, (ii) the resultant mechanical properties and (iii) the electrochemical degradation behaviour of AISI 316 stainless steel/alumina brazed joints. Filler metals on such as Ag-26.5Cu-3Ti and Ag-34.5Cu-1.5Ti were used to produce the joints. Three different brazing temperatures (850, 900 and 950 deg. C), keeping a constant holding time of 20 min, were tested. The objective was to understand the influence of the brazing temperature on the final microstructure and properties of the joints. The mechanical properties of the metal/ceramic (M/C) joints were assessed from bond strength tests carried out using a shear solicitation loading scheme. The fracture surfaces were studied both morphologically and structurally using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD). The degradation behaviour of the M/C joints was assessed by means of electrochemical techniques. It was found that using a Ag-26.5Cu-3Ti brazing alloy and a brazing temperature of 850 deg. C, produces the best results in terms of bond strength, 234 {+-} 18 MPa. The mechanical properties obtained could be explained on the basis of the different compounds identified on the fracture surfaces by XRD. On the other hand, the use of the Ag-34.5Cu-1.5Ti brazing alloy and a brazing temperature of 850 deg. C produces the best results in terms of corrosion rates (lower corrosion current density), 0.76 {+-} 0.21 {mu}A cm{sup -2}. Nevertheless, the joints produced at 850 deg. C using a Ag-26.5Cu-3Ti brazing alloy present the best compromise between mechanical properties and degradation behaviour, 234 {+-} 18 MPa and 1.26 {+-} 0.58 {mu}A cm{sup -2}, respectively. The role of Ti diffusion is fundamental in terms of the final value achieved for the M/C bond strength. On the contrary, the Ag and Cu distribution along the

  11. Microstructure and characteristics of high dimension brazed joints of cermets and steel

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    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: In the article a state of the question concerning stresses in brazing joints of different physical and mechanical properties was appraised as well as possibility of their decrease due to use of different techniques from technological experiments to numerical methods. Evaluation of microstructure and mechanical properties of large dimensional vacuum brazed joints of WC – Co and Ferro Titanit Nicro 128 sinters and precipitation hardened stainless steel of 14 –5 PH (X5CrNiMoCuNb14-5 using copper and silver – copper as the brazing filler metal.Design/methodology/approach: Microscopic examinations with the use of scanning electron microscope (SEM were performed to establish microstructure and diffusion influences on creation of intermetallic phases in the joint. Shear strength Rt and tensile strength Rm of the joints have been defined. It have been state, that the basic factors decreasing quality of the joint, which can occur during vacuum brazing of the WC - Co ISO K05 sinter – Cu or Ag - Cu brazing filler metal – 14 -5 PH steel joints are diffusive processes leading to exchange of the cermets and brazing filler metal elements and creation of intermetallic in the joint. It can have an unfavourable influence on ductility and quality of the joint.Findings: Results of numerical calculations of two-dimensional models of brazed joints for different sizes of surfaces brazed at a constant width of solder gap are presented. Particular attention was paid to stresses occurring in joints of large brazing surfaces.Results of the investigate proved that joints microstructure and mechanical properties depend on filler and parent materials, diffusion process during brazing, leading to exchange of the cermets components and filler metal as well as joint geometry (mainly gap thickness.Practical implications: The results have been applied in surfaces are used in large dimension spinning nozzles of a die for polyethylene granulation, in that

  12. Process parameters optimization for friction stir welding of RDE-40 aluminium alloy using Taguchi technique

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    A.K.LAKSHMINARAYANAN; V.BALASUBRAMANIAN

    2008-01-01

    Taguchi approach was applied to determine the most influential control factors which will yield better tensile strength of the joints of friction stir welded RDE-40 aluminium alloy. In order to evaluate the effect of process parameters such as tool rotational speed, traverse speed and axial force on tensile strength of friction stir welded RDE-40 aluminium alloy, Taguchi parametric design and optimization approach was used. Through the Taguchi parametric design approach, the optimum levels of process parameters were determined. The results indicate that the rotational speed, welding speed and axial force are the significant parameters in deciding the tensile strength of the joint. The predicted optimal value of tensile strength of friction stir welded RDE-40 aluminium alloy is 303 MPa. The results were confirmed by further experiments.

  13. Technical trends and future prospectives of welding technology for transportation, land, sea, air and space; Orientation technique et perspectives de la technologie du soudage pour les transports

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    Anon.

    2005-02-01

    The first part of this conference deals more particularly with the analyses of the articles whose subjects are the welding techniques used in the transportation industries. The friction stir welding is particularly described but the traditional techniques are not forgotten. The volume containing all the papers presented at this conference is available from the secretary's office of the IIW. (O.M.)

  14. Development of rapidly quenched nickel-based non-boron filler metals for brazing corrosion resistant steels

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    Ivannikov, A.; Kalin, B.; Suchkov, A.; Penyaz, M.; Yurlova, M.

    2016-04-01

    Corrosion-resistant steels are stably applied in modern rocket and nuclear technology. Creating of permanent joints of these steels is a difficult task that can be solved by means of welding or brazing. Recently, the use rapidly quenched boron-containing filler metals is perspective. However, the use of such alloys leads to the formation of brittle borides in brazing zone, which degrades the corrosion resistance and mechanical properties of the compounds. Therefore, the development of non-boron alloys for brazing stainless steels is important task. The study of binary systems Ni-Be and Ni-Si revealed the perspective of replacing boron in Ni-based filler metals by beryllium, so there was the objective of studying of phase equilibrium in the system Ni-Be-Si. The alloys of the Ni-Si-Be with different contents of Si and Be are considered in this paper. The presence of two low-melting components is revealed during of their studying by methods of metallography analysis and DTA. Microhardness is measured and X-ray diffraction analysis is conducted for a number of alloys of Ni-Si-Be. The compositions are developed on the basis of these data. Rapidly quenched brazing alloys can be prepared from these compositions, and they are suitable for high temperature brazing of steels.

  15. Mechanical and microstructural behavior of brazed aluminum / stainless steel mixed joints

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    Fedorov, V.; Weis, S.; Wagner, G.

    2016-03-01

    There is a requirement to combine different materials such as aluminum and stainless steel in industrial applications like automotive heat exchangers. Brazing offers the possibility to reduce the joining temperature in comparison to welding due to the lower liquidus temperature of the fillers. In the present work, the mechanical and microstructural behavior of aluminum / stainless steel mixed joints is investigated. The specimens are produced by induction brazing using an AlSi10filler and a non-corrosive flux. To evaluate the mechanical properties of the joints, tensile tests at elevated temperatures are carried out. Additionally, long-term thermal exposure experiments are done in order to investigate the changes in the microstructure.

  16. Development of the phased array ultrasonic testing technique for nuclear power plant's small bore piping socket weld

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    Failure of small bore piping welds is a recurring problem at nuclear power plants. And the socket weld cracking in small bore piping has caused unplanned plant shutdowns for repair and high economic impact on the plants. Consequently, early crack detection, including the detection of manufacturing defects, is of the utmost importance. Until now, the surface inspection methods has been applied according to ASME Section XI requirements. But the ultrasonic inspection as a volumetric method is also applying to enforce the inspection requirement. However, the conventional manual ultrasonic inspection techniques are used to detect service induced fatigue cracks. And there was uncertainty on manual ultrasonic inspection because of limited access to the welds and difficulties with contact between the ultrasonic probe and the OD(outer diameter) surface of small bore piping. In this study, phased array ultrasonic inspection technique is applied to increase inspection speed and reliability. To achieve this object, the 3.5 MHz phased array ultrasonic transducer are designed and fabricated. The manually encoded scanner was also developed to enhance contact conditions and maintain constant signal quality. Additionally inspection system is configured and inspection procedure is developed.

  17. Evaluation of a new approach for the inspection of austenitic dissimilar welds using ultrasonic phased array techniques

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    The inspection of the safe-end weld of pressurized water reactors is well known to be challenging. The fundamental obstacle to accurately characterising the defects of austenitic welds is the distortion of the sound field due to the anisotropic inhomogeneous material. This paper describes the evaluation of the next generation of ultrasonic procedures which use phased array techniques and models to account for the distortion of the sound field, such that the detection, positioning and sizing of defects is improved in comparison to current capabilities. Electron back scatter diffraction (EBSD) techniques were used to evaluate the texture of the weld and then the microstructural information was input to a model capable of propagating ultrasonic waves through the anisotropic inhomogeneous medium. With knowledge of the distortion, 2 strategies were developed for improving inspection: 1) adapting focal laws using time reversal concepts to improve sensitivity and 2) generating translation tables to correct positional and sizing errors of indications. This paper presents the final results of the project funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board. (authors)

  18. Fusion welding of Fe-added lap joints between AZ31B magnesium alloy and 6061 aluminum alloy by hybrid laser-tungsten inert gas welding technique

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    Highlights: → Hybrid Laser-TIG fusion welding technique was used for joining Mg to Al alloys. → Laser defocusing amount determined penetration depth inside Al alloy of joints. → The addition of Fe interlayer suppressed Mg-Al intermetallics greatly in joints. → A maximum joint strength with optimum thickness of Fe interlayer was obtained. → Excessive addition of Fe interlayer was adverse for the strength improvement. -- Abstract: AZ31B magnesium alloy and 6061-T6 aluminum alloy were lap joined together with the addition of Fe interlayer by fusion welding of hybrid laser-tungsten inert gas (TIG) technique. The influence of location of laser focal spot (LFS) on joint penetration depth and that of the depth on joint strength were investigated. The results showed that when the LFS was just on the surface of Al plate, the deepest penetration could be obtained, which contributed to the improvement of shear strength of Fe-added joints, but not to the elevation of the strength of Mg/Al direct joints. The addition of Fe interlayer suppressed massive production of Mg-Al intermetallics but produced Fe-Al intermetallics in the fusion zone of the joints, whose micro-hardness was extremely high and was also adverse for the enhancement of joint shear strength. The effect of Fe-interlayer thickness on the joint shear strength was also examined, and the maximum shear strength of Fe-added joint could achieve 100 MPa with 0.13 mm thick Fe interlayer. The fracture modes of 0.07 and 0.13 mm Fe-interlayer-added joints were both quasi-cleavage, while those of direct and 0.22 mm interlayer-added joints were completely cleavage. The theoretical shear strength of the Fe-added joints was also discussed.

  19. Design of a braze alloy for fast epitaxial brazing of superalloys

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    Piegert, S.; Laux, B.; Rösier, J.

    2012-07-01

    For the repair of directionally solidified turbine components made of nickel-based superalloys, a new high-temperature brazing method has been developed. Utilising heterogeneous nucleation on the crack surface, the microstructure of the base material can be reproduced, i.e. single crystallinity can be maintained. In contrast to commonly used eutectic braze alloys, such as nickel-boron or nickel-silicon systems, the process is not diffusion controlled but works with a consolute binary base system. The currently applied epitaxial brazing methods rely on isothermal solidification diffusing the melting point depressants into the base material until their concentration is reduced so that the liquid braze solidifies. Contrary, the identified Ni-Mn consolute system enables a temperature driven epitaxial solidification resulting in substantially reduced process duration. The development of the braze alloys was assisted using the CALPHAD software Thermo-Calc. The solidification behaviour was estimated by kinetic calculations with realistic boundary conditions. Finally, the complete system, including braze alloy as well as substrate material, was modelled by means of DICTRA. Subsequently, the thermodynamic properties of the braze alloys were experimentally analysed by DSC measurements. For brazing experiments 300 μm wide parallel gaps were used. Complete epitaxial solidification, i.e. the absence of high-angle grain boundaries, could be achieved within brazing times being up to two orders of magnitude shorter compared to diffusion brazing processes. Theoretically and experimentally evaluated process windows reveal similar shapes. However, a distinct shift has to be stated which can be ascribed to the limited accuracy of the underlying thermodynamic databases.

  20. Design of a braze alloy for fast epitaxial brazing of superalloys

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    For the repair of directionally solidified turbine components made of nickel-based superalloys, a new high-temperature brazing method has been developed. Utilising heterogeneous nucleation on the crack surface, the microstructure of the base material can be reproduced, i.e. single crystallinity can be maintained. In contrast to commonly used eutectic braze alloys, such as nickel-boron or nickel-silicon systems, the process is not diffusion controlled but works with a consolute binary base system. The currently applied epitaxial brazing methods rely on isothermal solidification diffusing the melting point depressants into the base material until their concentration is reduced so that the liquid braze solidifies. Contrary, the identified Ni-Mn consolute system enables a temperature driven epitaxial solidification resulting in substantially reduced process duration. The development of the braze alloys was assisted using the CALPHAD software Thermo-Calc. The solidification behaviour was estimated by kinetic calculations with realistic boundary conditions. Finally, the complete system, including braze alloy as well as substrate material, was modelled by means of DICTRA. Subsequently, the thermodynamic properties of the braze alloys were experimentally analysed by DSC measurements. For brazing experiments 300 μm wide parallel gaps were used. Complete epitaxial solidification, i.e. the absence of high-angle grain boundaries, could be achieved within brazing times being up to two orders of magnitude shorter compared to diffusion brazing processes. Theoretically and experimentally evaluated process windows reveal similar shapes. However, a distinct shift has to be stated which can be ascribed to the limited accuracy of the underlying thermodynamic databases.

  1. Position welding using disk laser-GMA hybrid welding

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    C.-H. Kim

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Position welding technology was developed by using disk laser-GMA hybrid welding in this research.Design/methodology/approach: The effect of hybrid welding parameters such as the shielding gas composition and laser-arc interspacing distance were investigated for the bead-on-plate welding. The pipe girth welding was implemented and the adequate arc welding parameters were selected according to the welding position from a flat position to an overhead position.Findings: The optimized shielding gas composition and laser-arc interspacing distance for disk laser-GMA hybrid welding were 80% Ar- 20% CO2 and 2mm, respectively for the bead-on-plate welding. The sound welds could be achieved even in the pipe girth welding, but the proper joint shape should be prepared.Research limitations/implications: The laser-arc hybrid welding was implemented for pipe girth welding as a kind of 3-dimensional laser welding and the process parameters could be optimized according to the various target materials and sizes.Practical implications: The optimized process parameters for the disk laser-arc hybrid welding can extend the application of the laser hybrid welding technology.Originality/value: This research showed the possibility of the disk laser-GMA hybrid welding as new pipe girth welding technique. The behaviour of molten pool and droplet transfer could enhance understanding of the hybrid welding.

  2. Welding Course Curriculum.

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    Genits, Joseph C.

    This guide is intended for use in helping students gain a fundamental background on the major aspects of the welding trade. The course emphasis is on mastery of the manipulative skills necessary to develop successful welding techniques and on acquisition of an understanding of the specialized tools and equipment used in welding. The first part…

  3. Design and construction of a 33 GHz brazed accelerator waveguide for high gradient operation

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    This paper discusses design and construction features of a precision machined and brazed traveling wave structure for use as a high gradient 33.3 GHz electron linear accelerator test section in a Two Beam Accelerator. Design emphasis was directed at meeting an RF filling time requirement of 12F<16ns, and at fabricating a test structure that would provide guidelines for demonstrating average accelerating fields of approximately 300 MV/m (maximum surface fields of 650 MV/m). Microwave measurement data, obtained during construction, are described and include a phase dispersion simple cold test technique for accurately predicting the structure filling time. A companion paper discusses plans for high power testing of both this brazed structure and a hybrid brazed/electroformed structure, using the Electron Laser Facility ELF at LLNL

  4. Nondestructive test of brazed cooling tubes of prototype bolometer camera housing using active infrared thermography.

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    Tahiliani, Kumudni; Pandya, Santosh P; Pandya, Shwetang; Jha, Ratneshwar; Govindarajan, J

    2011-01-01

    The active infrared thermography technique is used for assessing the brazing quality of an actively cooled bolometer camera housing developed for steady state superconducting tokamak. The housing is a circular pipe, which has circular tubes vacuum brazed on the periphery. A unique method was adopted to monitor the temperature distribution on the internal surface of the pipe. A stainless steel mirror was placed inside the pipe and the reflected IR radiations were viewed using an IR camera. The heat stimulus was given by passing hot water through the tubes and the temperature distribution was monitored during the transient phase. The thermographs showed a significant nonuniformity in the brazing with a contact area of around 51%. The thermography results were compared with the x-ray radiographs and a good match between the two was observed. Benefits of thermography over x-ray radiography testing are emphasized. PMID:21280850

  5. Braze Process Optimization Involving Conventional Metal/Ceramic Brazing with 50Au-50Cu Alloy

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    MALIZIA JR.,LOUIS A.; MEREDITH,KEITH W.; APPEL,DANIEL B.; MONROE,SAUNDRA L.; BURCHETT,STEVEN N.; STEPHENS JR.,JOHN J.

    1999-12-15

    Numerous process variables can influence the robustness of conventional metal/ceramic brazing processes. Experience with brazing of hermetic vacuum components has identified the following parameters as influencing the outcome of hydrogen furnace brazed Kovar{trademark} to metallized alumina braze joints: (a) Mo-Mn metallization thickness, sinter fire temperature and porosity (b) Nil plate purity, thickness, and sinter firing conditions (c) peak process temperature, time above liquidus and (d) braze alloy washer thickness. ASTM F19 tensile buttons are being used to investigate the above parameters. The F19 geometry permits determination of both joint hermeticity and tensile strength. This presentation will focus on important lessons learned from the tensile button study: (A) the position of the Kovar{trademark} interlayer can influence the joint tensile strength achieved--namely, off-center interlayers can lead to residual stress development in the ceramic and degrade tensile strength values. Finite element analysis has been used to demonstrate the expected magnitude in strength degradation as a function of misalignment. (B) Time above liquidus (TAL) and peak temperature can influence the strength and alloying level of the resulting braze joint. Excessive TAL or peak temperatures can lead to overbraze conditions where all of the Ni plate is dissolved. (C) Metallize sinter fire processes can influence the morphology and strength obtained from the braze joints.

  6. Robust Optimization of Thermal Aspects of Friction Stir Welding Using Manifold Mapping Techniques

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    Larsen, Anders Astrup; Lahaye, Domenico; Schmidt, Henrik Nikolaj Blicher;

    2008-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to optimize a friction stir welding process taking robustness into account. The optimization problems are formulated with the goal of obtaining desired mean responses while reducing the variance of the response. We restrict ourselves to a thermal model of the process and ...

  7. 不锈钢真空钎焊管板连接微观特征及残余应力有限元分析%Microstructure Characteristics and Finite Element Analysis for Welding Residual Stress of Vacuum Brazed of Stainless Steel Tube Sheet Joint

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    吕彪; 熊缨

    2011-01-01

    采用拉伸试验机对304不锈钢管板结构真空钎焊强度进行了试验,运用金相和EDS方法分析了钎焊接头的微观组织特征.运用有限元ANSYS软件对微小尺寸不锈钢管板结构在真空钎焊过程中产生的残余应力进行了模拟.结果表明,应力集中出现在管板连接钎焊接头处,有限元分析获得了该处的残余应力分布规律.%The intensity of vacuum brazed of 304 stainless steel tube sheet structure has been tested with the tensile testing machine. This paper presented the microstructure characters of brazed joint with metallographic analysis and EDS analysis,studied the residual stress of vacuum brazed of the small size stainless steel tube sheet structure with finite element software ANSYS. The experimental results show that the stress concentration occurs at the joint of the brazed tube sheet, finite element analysis obtains the distribution of the residual stress. [ Ch,7 fig. 4 tab. 10 ref.

  8. Tensometry technique for X-ray diffraction in applied analysis of welding; Tensometria por tecnica de difracao de raios X aplicada na analise de soldagens

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    Turibus, S.N.; Caldas, F.C.M.; Miranda, D.M.; Monine, V.I.; Assis, J.T., E-mail: snturibus@iprj.uerj.b [Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (IPRJ/UERJ), Nova Friburgo, RJ (Brazil). Inst. Politecnico

    2010-07-01

    This paper presents the analysis of residual stress introduced in welding process. As the stress in a material can induce damages, it is necessary to have a method to identify this residual stress state. For this it was used the non-destructive X-ray diffraction technique to analyze two plates from A36 steel jointed by metal inert gas (MIG) welding. The stress measurements were made by the sin{sup 2{psi}} method in weld region of steel plates including analysis of longitudinal and transverse residual stresses in fusion zone, heat affected zone (HAZ) and base metal. To determine the stress distribution along the depth of the welded material it was used removing of superficial layers made by electropolishing. (author)

  9. Inert Welding/Brazing Gas Filters and Dryers

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    Goudy, Jerry

    2009-01-01

    The use of hybridized carbon/silicon carbide (C/SiC) fabric to reinforce ceramic matrix composite face sheets and the integration of such face sheets with a foam core creates a sandwich structure capable of withstanding high-heat-flux environments (150 W/sq cm) in which the core provides a temperature drop of 1,000 C between the surface and the back face without cracking or delamination of the structure. The composite face sheet exhibits a bilinear response, which results from the SiC matrix not being cracked on fabrication. In addition, the structure exhibits damage tolerance under impact with projectiles, showing no penetration to the back face sheet. These attributes make the composite ideal for leading-edge structures and control surfaces in aerospace vehicles, as well as for acreage thermal protection systems and in high-temperature, lightweight stiffened structures. By tailoring the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of a carbon fiber containing ceramic matrix composite (CMC) face sheet to match that of a ceramic foam core, the face sheet and the core can be integrally fabricated without any delamination. Carbon and SiC are woven together in the reinforcing fabric. Integral densification of the CMC and the foam core is accomplished with chemical vapor deposition, eliminating the need for bond-line adhesive. This means there is no need to separately fabricate the core and the face sheet, or to bond the two elements together, risking edge delamination during use. Fibers of two or more types are woven together on a loom. The carbon and ceramic fibers are pulled into the same "pick" location during the weaving process. Tow spacing may be varied to accommodate the increased volume of the combined fiber tows while maintaining a target fiber volume fraction in the composite. Foam pore size, strut thickness, and ratio of face sheet to core thickness can be used to tailor thermal and mechanical properties. The anticipated CTE for the hybridized composite is managed by the choice of constituents, varying fiber tow sizes and constituent part ratios. This structural concept provides high strength and stiffness at low density 1.06 g/cu cm in panels tested. Varieties of face sheet constructions are possible, including variations in fiber type and weave geometry. The integrated structures possible with this composite could eliminate the need for non-load-bearing thermal protection systems on top of a structural component. The back sheet can readily be integrated to substructures through the incorporation of ribs. This would eliminate weight and cost for aerospace missions.

  10. Aluminum alloy weldability. Identification of weld solidification cracking mechanisms through novel experimental technique and model development

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    Coniglio, Nicolas

    2008-07-01

    The objective of the present thesis is to make advancements in understanding solidification crack formation in aluminum welds, by investigating in particular the aluminum 6060/4043 system. Alloy 6060 is typical of a family of Al-Mg-Si extrusion alloys, which are considered weldable only when using an appropriate filler alloy such as 4043 (Al-5Si). The effect of 4043 filler dilution (i.e. weld metal silicon content) on cracking sensitivity and solidification path of Alloy 6060 welds are investigated. Afterwards, cracking models are developed to propose mechanisms for solidification crack initiation and growth. Cracking Sensitivity. Building upon the concept that silicon improves weldability and that weldability can be defined by a critical strain rate, strain rate-composition combinations required for solidification crack formation in the Al- 6060/4043 system were determined using the newly developed Controlled Tensile Weldability (CTW) test utilizing local strain extensometer measurements. Results, presented in a critical strain rate - dilution map, show a crack - no crack boundary which reveals that higher local strain rates require higher 4043 filler dilution to avoid solidification cracking when arc welding Alloy 6060. Using the established crack - no crack boundary as a line of reference, additional parameters were examined and their influence on cracking characterized. These parameter influences have included studies of weld travel speed, weld pool contaminants (Fe, O, and H), and grain refiner additions (TiAl{sub 3} + Boron). Each parameter has been independently varied and its effect on cracking susceptibility quantified in terms of strain rate - composition combinations. Solidification Path. Solidification path of the Al-6060/4043 system was characterized using thermal analysis and phase identification. Increasing 4043 filler dilution from 0 to 16% in Alloy 6060 arc welds resulted in little effect on thermal arrests and microstructure, no effect on

  11. Brazing of inconel 600 and SUS304 stainless steel with used of rapidly solidified nickel-base brazing foil

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    Miyazawa, Yasuyuki; Ariga, Tadashi (Tokai Univ., Tokyo (Japan))

    1992-05-01

    In this study, the clad material which have been brazed with the nickel-base heat resistant alloy; Inconel 600 on AISI304 stainless steel has been produced by the brazing using three types of nickel-base brazing foils. The three types of nickel-base brazing foils are 7Cr(4.5Si-7.0Cr-3.0B-3.0Fe-Ni bal.), 5Cr(4.5Si-5.0Cr-3.0B-3.0Fe-Ni bal.) and 10Cr(4.5Si-10.0Cr-3.0B-3.0Fe-Ni bal.). Brazing was done in an electrical resistant furnace in an argon gas atmosphere. The brazing temperatures employed in this study were 1050, 1100, 1150, 1200 and 1250degC and the brazing times were 10, 30, 60 and 120 min for all types of brazing foils. The property of the joint was estimated by the mechanical properties, microstructures and distributions of the elements which were investigated by SEM and EPMA. The brazed joint was obtained for all of brazing conditions in this study. The shear strength of the specimen increased with increasing brazing time except at 1050degC. At 1050degC, the shear strength of the specimen was not influenced by brazing time. In this case, the break of the specimen during the shear test occurred in the brazed layer. At 1250degC, the value of 450 MPa was obtained as the maximum shear strength in this study; the break of the specimen occurred in the base metal. The shear strength of the specimen increased with increasing brazing temperature. The shear strength of the specimen increased with increasing chromium content in the brazing foil to 7 mass%. (J.P.N.).

  12. Brazing of inconel 600 and SUS304 stainless steel with used of rapidly solidified nickel-base brazing foil

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    In this study, the clad material which have been brazed with the nickel-base heat resistant alloy; Inconel 600 on AISI304 stainless steel has been produced by the brazing using three types of nickel-base brazing foils. The three types of nickel-base brazing foils are 7Cr(4.5Si-7.0Cr-3.0B-3.0Fe-Ni bal.), 5Cr(4.5Si-5.0Cr-3.0B-3.0Fe-Ni bal.) and 10Cr(4.5Si-10.0Cr-3.0B-3.0Fe-Ni bal.). Brazing was done in an electrical resistant furnace in an argon gas atmosphere. The brazing temperatures employed in this study were 1050, 1100, 1150, 1200 and 1250degC and the brazing times were 10, 30, 60 and 120 min for all types of brazing foils. The property of the joint was estimated by the mechanical properties, microstructures and distributions of the elements which were investigated by SEM and EPMA. The brazed joint was obtained for all of brazing conditions in this study. The shear strength of the specimen increased with increasing brazing time except at 1050degC. At 1050degC, the shear strength of the specimen was not influenced by brazing time. In this case, the break of the specimen during the shear test occurred in the brazed layer. At 1250degC, the value of 450 MPa was obtained as the maximum shear strength in this study; the break of the specimen occurred in the base metal. The shear strength of the specimen increased with increasing brazing temperature. The shear strength of the specimen increased with increasing chromium content in the brazing foil to 7 mass%. (J.P.N.)

  13. New techniques and means of X-ray radiography of welded joints

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    A brief description is presented of instruments developed in the USSR for X-ray inspection of welded joints. Heavy current instruments of the RAP cable type provide high stability of X-ray radiation. Pulsed radiation instruments allow to obtain in one single 20 to 50 ns pulse, X-ray radiation of up to 100 mR and more, which allows to significantly extend the use of radiation inspection. RI-60TK X-ray television radioscopy instruments make it possible to inspect welded joints in thicknesses of 6 to 30 mm (of steel) with a sensitivity of 1.5 to 2% under normal conditions and of 3 to 4% in an object moving at 3 m/min. Also developed have been X-ray electroradiographic instruments of the ERGA type which use selenium plates replacing X-ray film. (Z.M.). 3 tabs

  14. Automated welding of appendages on empty clad tubes: an advanced technique

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    Several developments have been carried out at Atomic Fuels Division related to fabrication of PHWR fuel assemblies. This paper describes the salient features of an automated welding equipment and its design. Special attention was given to ensure integration of equipment in the existing assembly lines with ease. Detailed drawings are made using Autocad-12 and isometric view of the assembly was prepared. The equipment design is a significant step in the advancement of PHWR fuel assembly fabrication

  15. Advanced Ultrasonic Inspection Techniques for General Purpose Heat Source Fueled Clad Closure Welds

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    Moyer, M.W.

    2001-01-11

    A radioisotope thermoelectric generator is used to provide a power source for long-term deep space missions. This General Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) is fabricated using iridium clad vent sets to contain the plutonium oxide fuel pellets. Integrity of the closure weld is essential to ensure containment of the plutonium. The Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant took the lead role in developing the ultrasonic inspection for the closure weld and transferring the inspection to Los Alamos National Laboratory for use in fueled clad inspection for the Cassini mission. Initially only amplitude and time-of-flight data were recorded. However, a number of benign geometric conditions produced signals that were larger than the acceptance threshold. To identify these conditions, a B-scan inspection was developed that acquired full ultrasonic waveforms. Using a test protocol the B-scan inspection was able to identify benign conditions such as weld shield fusion and internal mismatch. Tangential radiography was used to confirm the ultrasonic results. All but two of 29 fueled clads for which ultrasonic B-scan data was evaluated appeared to have signals that could be attributed to benign geometric conditions. This report describes the ultrasonic inspection developed at Y-12 for the Cassini mission.

  16. An accurate method for determining residual stresses with magnetic non-destructive techniques in welded ferromagnetic steels

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    Vourna, P.

    2016-03-01

    The scope of the present research work was to investigate the proper selection criteria for developing a suitable methodology for the accurate determination of residual stresses existing in welded parts. Magnetic non-destructive testing took place by the use of two magnetic non-destructive techniques: by the measurement of the magnetic Barkhausen noise and by the evaluation of the magnetic hysteresis loop parameters. The spatial distribution of residual stresses in welded metal parts by both non-destructive magnetic methods and two diffraction methods was determined. The conduction of magnetic measurements required an initial calibration of ferromagnetic steels. Based on the examined volume of the sample, all methods used were divided into two large categories: the first one was related to the determination of surface residual stress, whereas the second one was related to bulk residual stress determination. The first category included the magnetic Barkhausen noise and the X-ray diffraction measurements, while the second one included the magnetic permeability and the neutron diffraction data. The residual stresses determined by the magnetic techniques were in a good agreement with the diffraction ones.

  17. Active Metal Brazing and Characterization of Brazed Joints in Titanium to Carbon-Carbon Composites

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    Singh, M.; Shpargel, T. P.; Morscher, G. N.; Asthana, R.

    2006-01-01

    The Ti-metal/C-C composite joints were formed by reactive brazing with three commercial brazes, namely, Cu-ABA, TiCuNi, and TiCuSiI. The joint microstructures were examined using optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled with energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS). The results of the microstructure analysis indicate solute redistribution across the joint and possible metallurgical bond formation via interdiffusion, which led to good wetting and spreading. A tube-on-plate tensile test was used to evaluate joint strength of Ti-tube/ C-C composite joints. The load-carrying ability was greatest for the Cu-ABA braze joint structures. This system appeared to have the best braze spreading which resulted in a larger braze/C-C composite bonded area compared to the other two braze materials. Also, joint loadcarrying ability was found to be higher for joint structures where the fiber tows in the outer ply of the C-C composite were aligned perpendicular to the tube axis when compared to the case where fiber tows were aligned parallel to the tube axis.

  18. Brazing of photocathode RF gun structures in Hydrogen atmosphere: Process qualification, effect of brazing on RF properties and vacuum compatibility

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    In this paper, we report on the development of a brazing process for an ultra-high vacuum (UHV) compatible photocathode RF gun structure developed at our Centre. The choice of brazing alloy and its form, brazing clearance between parts to be joined and the brazing cycle adopted have been qualified through metallographic examination of identical joints on an OFE copper prototype that was cut open after brazing. The quality of brazed joint not only affects the UHV compatibility of the gun, but also influences the RF parameters finally achieved. A 2-D electromagnetic code, SUPERFISH, was used to predict the variation in RF parameters before and after brazing considering actual brazing clearances provided between the parts to be joined. Results obtained from low power RF measurements on the brazed gun structure confirm the integrity of the brazed joints and show good agreement with those predicted by electromagnetic simulations. The brazed gun structure has been leak-tested and pumped down to a vacuum level limited by the vacuum compatibility of the flange-fittings employed in the setup.

  19. Brazing of photocathode RF gun structures in Hydrogen atmosphere: Process qualification, effect of brazing on RF properties and vacuum compatibility

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    Kak, Ajay; Kulshreshtha, P.; Lal, Shankar; Kaul, Rakesh; Ganesh, P.; Pant, K. K.; Abhinandan, Lala

    2012-11-01

    In this paper, we report on the development of a brazing process for an ultra-high vacuum (UHV) compatible photocathode RF gun structure developed at our Centre. The choice of brazing alloy and its form, brazing clearance between parts to be joined and the brazing cycle adopted have been qualified through metallographic examination of identical joints on an OFE copper prototype that was cut open after brazing. The quality of brazed joint not only affects the UHV compatibility of the gun, but also influences the RF parameters finally achieved. A 2-D electromagnetic code, SUPERFISH, was used to predict the variation in RF parameters before and after brazing considering actual brazing clearances provided between the parts to be joined. Results obtained from low power RF measurements on the brazed gun structure confirm the integrity of the brazed joints and show good agreement with those predicted by electromagnetic simulations. The brazed gun structure has been leak-tested and pumped down to a vacuum level limited by the vacuum compatibility of the flange-fittings employed in the setup.

  20. X-Ray diffraction technique applied to study of residual stresses after welding of duplex stainless steel plates

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    Monin, Vladimir Ivanovitch; Assis, Joaquim Teixeira de [Instituto Politecnico do Rio e Janeiro (IPRJ), Nova Friburgo, RJ (Brazil); Lopes, Ricardo Tadeu; Turibus, Sergio Noleto; Payao Filho, Joao C., E-mail: sturibus@nuclear.ufrj.br [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2014-08-15

    Duplex stainless steel is an example of composite material with approximately equal amounts of austenite and ferrite phases. Difference of physical and mechanical properties of component is additional factor that contributes appearance of residual stresses after welding of duplex steel plates. Measurements of stress distributions in weld region were made by X-ray diffraction method both in ferrite and austenite phases. Duplex Steel plates were joined by GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) technology. There were studied longitudinal and transverse stress components in welded butt joint, in heat affected zone (HAZ) and in points of base metal 10 mm from the weld. Residual stresses measured in duplex steel plates jointed by welding are caused by temperature gradients between weld zone and base metal and by difference of thermal expansion coefficients of ferrite and austenite phases. Proposed analytical model allows evaluating of residual stress distribution over the cross section in the weld region. (author)

  1. X-Ray diffraction technique applied to study of residual stresses after welding of duplex stainless steel plates

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    Duplex stainless steel is an example of composite material with approximately equal amounts of austenite and ferrite phases. Difference of physical and mechanical properties of component is additional factor that contributes appearance of residual stresses after welding of duplex steel plates. Measurements of stress distributions in weld region were made by X-ray diffraction method both in ferrite and austenite phases. Duplex Steel plates were joined by GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) technology. There were studied longitudinal and transverse stress components in welded butt joint, in heat affected zone (HAZ) and in points of base metal 10 mm from the weld. Residual stresses measured in duplex steel plates jointed by welding are caused by temperature gradients between weld zone and base metal and by difference of thermal expansion coefficients of ferrite and austenite phases. Proposed analytical model allows evaluating of residual stress distribution over the cross section in the weld region. (author)

  2. Welding irradiated stainless steel

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    Conventional welding processes produced severe underbead cracking in irradiated stainless steel containing 1 to 33 appm helium from n,a reactions. A shallow penetration overlay technique was successfully demonstrated for welding irradiated stainless steel. The technique was applied to irradiated 304 stainless steel that contained 10 appm helium. Surface cracking, present in conventional welds made on the same steel at the same and lower helium concentrations, was eliminated. Underbead cracking was minimal compared to conventional welding methods. However, cracking in the irradiated material was greater than in tritium charged and aged material at the same helium concentrations. The overlay technique provides a potential method for repair or modification of irradiated reactor materials

  3. SIMULATION AND EXPERIMENTATION OF THE ARC WELDING INVERTER USING THE SOFT SWITCHING TECHNIQUE

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    Chen Shujun; Wang Jun; Huang Pengfei; L(u) Yaohui; Yin Shuyan

    2004-01-01

    The FB-ZVZCS-PWM converter is realized by the way of subjoining block-capacitor into the FB-ZVS-PWM converter.At the freewheeling interval, the primary current is attenuated fast to zero and maintained.And then, power device of the static leg becomes a zero-current-switch (ZCS), power device of the shifted leg becomes a zero-voltage-switch(ZVS).Thus, on one hand IGBT (Insulated gate bipolar transistor) with tail current can be easily used in full-bridge soft-switching converter; on the other hand additional circuiting energy is greatly reduced.At the same time, less duty cycle loss, lower secondary parasitic resonance, wider soft-switching load range can be achieved.Based on the existing component models in the Pspice software package, a combined model of IGBT is established, in which a non-linear capacitor is introduced to replace the parasitic capacitor.Using this model, computerized simulation is conducted for the FB-ZVZCS-PWM soft-switching converter, the switching and energy-transferring characteristics of the power device are analyzed.Finally, based on the achievement above, a 10 kW arc welding inverter with FB-ZVZCS-PWM converter is deve- loped.The simulation results are testified by experiments.It is proved that by adopting appropriate models, computerized simulation is an effective and useful tool for the development of the arc welding inverter.

  4. Studies of residual stress measurement and analysis techniques for a PWR dissimilar weld joint

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    For evaluation of the PWSCC crack propagation behavior, a test model was produced using the same fabrication process of Japanese PWR plants and the stress distribution change was measured during a fabrication process such as a hydrostatic test, welding a main coolant pipe to the stainless steel safe end and an operation condition test. For confirmation of validity of the numerical estimation method of the stress distribution, FE analysis was performed to calculate the stress distributions for each fabrication process. From the validation procedure, a standard residual stress evaluation method was established. Furthermore for consideration of characteristics of PWSCC’s propagation behavior of the dissimilar welding joint of the safe end nozzles, the influence coefficients at the deepest point for the stress intensity factors of axial cracks with large aspect ratio a/c (crack depth/half of surface crack length) was prepared. The crack shape was assumed a rectangular shape and the stress intensity factors at the deepest point of the crack were calculated with change of crack depth using FE analysis. By using these stress distribution and influence coefficients, a behavior of a PWSCC crack propagation at the safe end nozzles can be estimated easily and rationally.

  5. Study of technique and performance of laser beam welding for W18Cr4V and 65Mn

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    Jianhua Yao(姚建华); Zhimin Fang(方志民); Wei Zhang(张伟)

    2004-01-01

    In this experiment, we used 7-kW continuous wave (CW) CO2 low order mode laser and YAG impulse laser to deeply weld high-speed steel (W18Cr4V) and spring steel (65Mn). To welded joint, we analyzed its nicrostructure, micro hardness and fracture appearance for different welding technology by metallography microscope, scanning electron microscopy and bending strength test, discussed its action of fracture and the relation between its structural transformation and strength. At last, we offered an optimum welding technology having no welding defect by the comparison and analysis of processing property.

  6. A study on pseudo interface wave technique for CRDM weld defects in nuclear power plants

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    Lee, Jaesun, E-mail: jaesun@pusan.ac.kr, E-mail: jpp@pusan.ac.kr; Park, Junpil, E-mail: jaesun@pusan.ac.kr, E-mail: jpp@pusan.ac.kr [Graduate school, School of Mechanical Engineering, Pusan National University, Pusan (Korea, Republic of); Cho, Younho, E-mail: mechcyh@pusan.ac.kr [School of Mechanical Engineering, Pusan National University, Pusan (Korea, Republic of); Huh, Hyung, E-mail: kbpark2@kaeri.re.kr, E-mail: dokim@kaeri.re.kr; Park, Keun-Bae, E-mail: kbpark2@kaeri.re.kr, E-mail: dokim@kaeri.re.kr; Kim, Dong-Ok, E-mail: kbpark2@kaeri.re.kr, E-mail: dokim@kaeri.re.kr [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-03-31

    The nuclear power plant inspection is very important for the safety issue. However due to some radiation and geometric problems, the detection of CRDM(Control Rod Drive Mechanism) can be very difficult by using conventional Ultrasonic Testing method. Also the shrink fit boundary condition can also be an obstacle for the inspection in this paper, instead of conventional Ultrasonic Testing, guided wave was used for the detection of some complicated structures. The CRDM nozzle was installed in reactor head with perfect shrink fit condition by using stainless steel. The wave amplitude distribution on the circumferential direction was calculated with various boundary conditions and the experimental result shows a possibility of the defect detection on J-groove weld.

  7. A study on pseudo interface wave technique for CRDM weld defects in nuclear power plants

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    Lee, Jaesun; Park, Junpil; Cho, Younho; Huh, Hyung; Park, Keun-Bae; Kim, Dong-Ok

    2015-03-01

    The nuclear power plant inspection is very important for the safety issue. However due to some radiation and geometric problems, the detection of CRDM(Control Rod Drive Mechanism) can be very difficult by using conventional Ultrasonic Testing method. Also the shrink fit boundary condition can also be an obstacle for the inspection in this paper, instead of conventional Ultrasonic Testing, guided wave was used for the detection of some complicated structures. The CRDM nozzle was installed in reactor head with perfect shrink fit condition by using stainless steel. The wave amplitude distribution on the circumferential direction was calculated with various boundary conditions and the experimental result shows a possibility of the defect detection on J-groove weld.

  8. Properties of active-brazed HPSN-steel joints

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    Wippel, V. [Technische Univ., Graz (Austria). Abt. fuer Werkstoffe und Schweisstechnik; Holzner, G. [Technische Univ., Graz (Austria). Abt. fuer Werkstoffe und Schweisstechnik; Cerjak, H. [Technische Univ., Graz (Austria). Abt. fuer Werkstoffe und Schweisstechnik

    1995-12-31

    In this paper, the creation of very strong HPSN-ceramic compounds with HPSN and steel by active-brazing is described. The brazin-partners are hot-pressed silicon-nitride (HPSN) and the metallic part is the martensite steel X23 CrNi17. As active-braze commercially available silver and silver-copper brazes were used. (orig./MM)

  9. Short cycle brazing of an alumina dispersion strengthened copper alloy

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    An alumina dispersion strengthened copper alloy (with 0.07 wt, % alumina) has been proposed for several specialized applications in fusion reactors, such as the stabilizer in superconducting magnets and the structural material for divertors and limiters. In this research, brazed joints of the alumina dispersion strengthened copper alloy were developed using resistance heating brazing. The BCuP-3 brazing alloy was chosen based upon its low activation characteristics. Brazing was conducted using a GLEEBLE 1500 system with which time, temperature, and stress were precisely controlled. Butt-brazed joints with different brazing times were evaluated based on tensile and bending fatigue properties. Results from these tests reveal that the optimum braze time is approximately 1 minute at 8000C with a holding stress of 0.5 MPa. Metallography examinations were conducted on both the as brazed structure and the fracture surfaces. In the former, a transition layer (about 10 μm tick) was formed between the braze metal and the base alloy. Microhardness measurements across the braze did not show any hardening or softening effect due to the brazing process. Metallography of the fractured tensile and fatigue samples showed that cracks always penetrated through the interface between the transition layer and the braze metal. Semiquantitative energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS) analysis was also performed across the joint. Profiles of P and Ag showed that P diffused very quickly into base metal along grain boundaries. A strong Al peak (associated with the detection of Al2O3) was found that corresponded with the transition layer. The presence of the alumina particles in the transition zone restricts the grain growth process in this region, resulting in relatively fine grain size

  10. Interface Behavior of Mg alloy Eutectic Brazing%镁合金共晶钎焊界面行为

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    白莉

    2012-01-01

    Magnesium alloy was bonded by eutectic contacting reaction brazing using pure silver interlayer, and the microstructure, interface diffusion behavior of elements of the welded joint was studied. The results from the experiment show that the eutectic contacting reaction brazing can achieve effective connection of magnesium alloy, and the interface has relatively higher content of silver, which has the obvious trend of diffusion for both sides of magnesium alloy.%采用纯银做中间层共晶钎焊工艺对镁合金进行连接,研究了接头微观组织及界面元素扩散行为.结果表明,采用共晶钎焊可以实现镁合金的有效连接,结合界面银元素相对含量较高,有着明显的向两边镁合金扩散的趋势.

  11. Design and realization of a welding oscillator

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    Özcan, Muciz

    2014-01-01

    Welding is one of the most popular methods to combine metal pieces in manufacturing processes. Arc welding, among all welding techniques, is the most commonly used in manufacturing due to its cost and flexibility. During the manufacturing process, arc welding is either performed by an operator or by automatic tools such as welding oscillators. Using automatic tools has advantages over manual use, as the process will be faster, cheaper, and have less welding flaws. In this paper, a homem...

  12. Experimental study of cyclic creep and high-cycle fatigue of welded joints of St3 steel by the DIC technique

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    In the paper the mechanisms of plastic deformation and fracture of welded joints of steel St3 were investigated at high-cycle fatigue and cyclic creep by the digital image correlation (DIC) technique. The evolution of strain rate is studied for the following regions: base metal, HAZ, and fusion zone. This strain rate evolution can be considered as a mechanical response of material. Three stages of deformation evolution are shown: deformation hardening (I), fatigue crack initiation (II), and the last stage is related to main crack (III). Two criteria are offered to evaluate the current mechanical state of welded joints

  13. Development of explosion welding (EXW) technique and characterisation of EXW joints

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    The integrity of the EXW copper alloy stainless steel compound plates were examined by ultrasonic examination. The metallurgical structure and mechanical performance of the copper stainless steel joints were characterised using tensile, fatigue, creep, shear and fracture resistance tests at ambient and elevated temperatures. The results indicate that explosion welding can be applied in manufacturing fully bonded copper stainless steel compound plates with adequate bond strength. In the tensile and fatigue testing the failure mode of the bond specimens was primarily a ductile failure of copper alloy both at ambient and at elevated temperature indicating that the bond strength was higher than the strength of copper alloy. However, the failure mode in creep fatigue and creep testing at elevated temperatures changed to interfacial failure propagating along the bond interface. The observation that specific loading conditions at elevated temperatures can induce a bond failure at low stress levels indicates that creep behaviour of copper alloy may have a major role in failure mechanisms of copper alloy stainless steel compound structures under ITER operation conditions. Creep behaviour of copper alloy and copper alloy stainless steel compound specimens and structures at elevated temperatures requires more detailed studies and experimental work. (orig.)

  14. Study on alumina-alumina brazing for application in vacuum chambers of proton synchrotron

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    The paper describes an experimental study to standardize vacuum brazing process to obtain satisfactory high purity alumina brazed joints for application in rapid cycle proton synchrotron machine. Two different brazing routes, adopted for making alumina-alumina brazed joints, included (i) multi-step Mo-Mn metallization and brazing with BVAg-8 alloy and (ii) advanced single-step active brazing with CuSil-ABA alloy. Brazed alumina specimens, prepared by both the routes, yielded ultra high vacuum compatible, helium leak tight and bakeable joints. Active-brazed specimens exhibited satisfactory strength values in tensile and four-point bend tests. Metallized-brazed specimens, although exhibited relatively lower tensile strength than the targeted value, displayed satisfactory flexural strength in four-point bend test. The results of the study demonstrated that active brazing is the simple and cost effective alternative to conventional metallization route for producing satisfactory brazed joints for application in rapid cycle proton synchrotron machine. (author)

  15. Challenges to Resistance Welding

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    Song, Quanfeng

    This report originates from the compulsory defense during my Ph.D. study at the Technical University of Denmark. Resistance welding is an old and well-proven technology. Yet the emergence of more and more new materials, new designs, invention off new joining techniques, and more stringent...... requirement in quality have imposed challenges to the resistance welding. More some research and development have to be done to adapt the old technology to the manufacturing industry of the 21st century. In the 1st part of the report, the challenging factors to the resistance welding are reviewed. Numerical...... simulation of resistance welding has been under development for many years. Yet it is no easy to make simulation results reliable and accurate because of the complexity of resistance welding process. In the 2nd part of the report numerical modeling of resistance welding is reviewed, some critical factors to...

  16. Reactive Boride Brazing on Low-Alloy Automotive Grade Steel

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    Palanisamy, B.; Upadhyaya, A.

    2011-11-01

    Brazing is a widely used process to improve the performance of steels used in automotive applications. The substrate material is often exposed to harsh conditions in these applications and may affect the service life of the component. Reactive boride brazing aims to improve the mechanical properties of the substrate material by forming a ceramic-metal composite coating in a single-step process in situ. In this study, sintered Ancor 4300 low-alloy steel is used as the substrate with chromium-rich braze and chromium-lean braze materials. The mechanical properties of the brazed samples were studied in detail using microindentation hardness measurements and the transverse rupture test. The results indicate that the brazed superlayer has a 10 times higher hardness. There was a significant improvement in the transverse rupture strength of the steel brazed with the chromium-rich boride as compared to the pure substrate material. In an effort to reduce processing time, green compacts of the substrate were also directly brazed and yielded favorable results.

  17. Brazing molybdenum and tungsten for high temperature service

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    Investigations were conducted to develop vacuum brazes for molybdenum and tungsten which can be used in seal joint applications up to 1870 K (1597 C, 2907 F). Joints were attempted in molybdenum, tungsten and tungsten--molybdenum. The braze materials included: Ti--10Cr powder, Ti--30V wire, Ti--65V wire, V wire, Ni electroplate, MoB--50MoC powder mixture, V--50Mo powder mixture, Mo--15MoB2 powder mixture and Mo--49V--15MoB2 powder mixture. Braze temperature ranged from 1900 K (1627 C, 2961 F) to 2530 K, (2257 C, 4095 F), and leak-tight joints were made with all braze materials except Ti--10Cr. After heat treatments up to 1870 K (1597 C, 2907 F) Kirkendall voiding was found to cause leakage of some of the joints made with only substitutional alloying elements. However, adding base metal powders to the braze or narrowing the root opening eliminated this problem. Kirkendall voiding was not a problem when interstitial elements were a major ingredient in the braze material. Shear testing of Ti--65V, V, MoB--50MoC and V--50Mo brazed molybdenum at 1670 K (1397 C, 2547 F) indicated strengths equal to or better than the base metal. Ti--65V, V--50Mo and MoB--50MoC brazed joints were exposed to basalt at 1670 K (1397 C, 2547 F) for 3 h without developing leaks

  18. Failure Assessment Diagram for Brazed 304 Stainless Steel Joints

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    Flom, Yory

    2011-01-01

    Interaction equations were proposed earlier to predict failure in Albemet 162 brazed joints. Present study demonstrates that the same interaction equations can be used for lower bound estimate of the failure criterion in 304 stainless steel joints brazed with silver-based filler metals as well as for construction of the Failure Assessment Diagrams (FAD).

  19. Copper phosphorus brazing for copper tubing. Dohaikan no rindo rozuke

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    Kanai, A. (Industrial Research Institute of Kanagawa Prefecture, Kanagawa (Japan))

    1993-04-01

    This paper explains copper phosphorus torch brazing for copper tubing used in construction facilities as the main object of discussion. Copper phosphorus brazing requires no flux in brazing copper with copper and copper with bronze because of self-fluxing action of phosphorus. Jointing steel tubing with copper tubing is impossible. Brazing is possible even at temperatures below the liquid-phase line where good beads can be obtained. It allows larger tolerance for clearance than soldering and silver brazing. In the working process, the final clean surface turns to bright copper while producing flux, Cu3P, slag and gas P2O5. According to void prediction based on the relation of clearance between a copper tube and a joint with capillary rising height, a brazed joint without a defect can be obtained if the nominal diameter is 32A or less. Six kinds of copper phosphorus brazing fillers are specified in JIS, the best filler being BCuP-3. The suitable temperature for brazing is in high temperature zones of about 800[degree]C, but a work is performed preferably while watching fillet being formed at about 700[degree]C. The minimum required penetration depth should be twice as much as the steel tube wall thickness, while the minimum bonding area should be quadruple as much. 10 figs., 1 tab.

  20. Ultrasonic imaging methods for quality evaluation of the CANDU fuel bundle welds

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    For more than 20 years, the quality control of the end-cap/end-plates welds and of the brazed appendage joints is made by destructive methods (metallographic examinations or mechanical tests) on specimens sampled from production. Having a very limited statistics, these destructive methods are useful only to indicate 'trends' of the production quality, not for detecting infrequent single defect events. It is recognized that nondestructive examination techniques are required to achieve sufficient 'visibility' of the production quality, at a statistically significant sampling rate. For this reason, the INR-Ultra-acoustics R and D has developed the MICROSCAN equipment family for high resolution ultrasonic imaging, with performances close to the Acoustic Microscopy domain. The paper makes a presentation of the performances of the MICROSCAN 02/03 equipment for B and C-scan high-frequency ultrasonic imaging. Experimental results are presented and comparisons are make with metallographic examinations. (Author) 8 Figs., 4 Refs

  1. Developments in tube to tubeplate welding

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    The paper deals with the development of a bore welding technique that has been applied in the production of boilers for nuclear power stations. After a description of the weld geometry and the basic welding process, the discussion covers the work necessary to establish the welding parameters and the associated development of welding torches and welding programme controllers. An account is given of some methods that have been employed to overcome certain metallurgical/ welding process problems together with the development of non-destructive testing techniques. (author)

  2. Microstructure and mechanical properties of MoSi2–MoSi2 joints brazed by Ag–Cu–Zr interlayer

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    Highlights: ► Brazing of MoSi2–MoSi2 using Ag–Cu–Zr interlayer at different temperatures. ► Investigation of shear strength and microstructure of the joint by SEM and XRD. ► Formation of Ag-rich solid solution and various Cu–Zr–Si intermetallic compounds. ► Maximum shear strength for the sample with 830 °C brazing temperature. ► Various fracture path and morphology at different brazing temperatures. - Abstract: The present work investigates joining of two MoSi2 parts through Cusil/Zr/Cusil interlayer with Cusil being a commercial eutectic of Cu–Ag alloy. The joining operation was implemented in an inert gas tube furnace by brazing. The brazing temperature ranged from 800 to 930 °C while the operation lasted for 60 min. Evaluation of joints strength through shear loading identified the maximum strength 60.31 MPa for the brazed sample at 830 °C. Interfacial microstructure was studied by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray Diffraction (XRD) techniques. Applying the temperature of 830 °C was led to a uniform dense joint consisting of various phases with excellent bonding within the interfaces. XRD and EDS results revealed different phases such as Mo5Si3, Ag-rich solid solution and Cu10Zr7 at the interface. At higher brazing temperatures the amount of intemetallic compounds and residual stresses increased and therefore, mechanical properties of the joint degraded. The fracture analysis by SEM revealed various fracture path and morphology for different brazing temperatures

  3. Semi-nondestructive measurement of weld residual stress distribution in austenitic stainless steel using indentation technique without reference load under non-stress state

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    In this study, semi-nondestructive measurement of non-equibiaxial stress using the indentation technique without a reference load under the non-stress state has been applied to low-carbon austenitic stainless steel welds. In order to clarify the material dependency of the applied procedure, two constants (the load ratio and the conversion factor) for stress determination were experimentally quantified and compared with those of high-strength structural steel. The accuracy of stress measurement by the procedure applied to low-carbon austenitic stainless steel welds was verified through a comparison with the X-ray diffraction and stress relief methods. Based on the results, the applied procedure had less dependency on the material properties of these steels and was in good agreement with the conventional techniques in the overall distribution of residual stress. (author)

  4. Development of radiographic technique for examining k-type butt weld

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    An attempt is made to develop a radiographic technique for examining K-type full penetration butt joints in heavy duty crane girders. The existing standard techniques of radiographic examination is found to be unsuitable to assess the internal defects properly. The examination technique reported here is successful in detecting not only the nature of the internal defects but also their degree of severities - from which clues for avoiding the most probable defects can be found out. The results of radiographic examination applied on the K-type butt joints of heavy duty crane girders have been discussed and it is specified that the acceptable limit of the defects must lie between 'blue' and 'green' according to the IIW colour code. Much work is yet to be done before standard specifications regarding the acceptibility of the defects in the actual job can be formulated. (author)

  5. Two-beam Laser Brazing of Thin Sheet Steel for Automotive Industry Using Cu-base Filler Material

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    Mittelstädt, C.; Seefeld, T.; Reitemeyer, D.; Vollertsen, F.

    This work shows the potential of two-beam laser brazing for joining both Zn-coated steel and 22MnB5. Brazing of Zn-coated steel sheets using Cu-Si filler wire is already state of the art in car manufacturing. New press-hardened steels like 22MnB5 are more and more used in automotive industry, offering high potential to save costs and improve structural properties (reduced weight / higher stiffness). However, for joining of these ultra-high strength steels investigations are mandatory. In this paper, a novel approach using a two-beam laser brazing process and Cu-base filler material is presented. The use of Cu-base filler material leads to a reduced heat input, compared to currently applied welding processes, which may result in benefits concerning distortion, post processing and tensile strength of the joint. Reliable processing at desired high speeds is attained by means of laser-preheating. High feed rates prevent significant diffusion of copper into the base material.

  6. Fracture strength of different soldered and welded orthodontic joining configurations with and without filling material

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    Jens Johannes Bock

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to compare the mechanical strength of different joints made by conventional brazing, TIG and laser welding with and without filling material. Five standardized joining configurations of orthodontic wire in spring hard quality were used: round, cross, 3 mm length, 9 mm length and 7 mm to orthodontic band. The joints were made by five different methods: brazing, tungsten inert gas (TIG and laser welding with and without filling material. For the original orthodontic wire and for each kind of joint configuration or connecting method 10 specimens were carefully produced, totalizing 240. The fracture strengths were measured with a universal testing machine (Zwick 005. Data were analyzed by ANOVA (p=0.05 and Bonferroni post hoc test (p=0.05. In all cases, brazing joints were ruptured on a low level of fracture strength (186-407 N. Significant differences between brazing and TIG or laser welding (p<0.05, Bonferroni post hoc test were found in each joint configuration. The highest fracture strength means were observed for laser welding with filling material and 3 mm joint length (998 N. Using filling materials, there was a clear tendency to higher mean values of fracture strength in TIG and laser welding. However, statistically significant differences were found only in the 9-mm long joints (p<0.05, Bonferroni post hoc test. In conclusion, the fracture strength of welded joints was positively influenced by the additional use of filling material. TIG welding was comparable to laser welding except for the impossibility of joining orthodontic wire with orthodontic band.

  7. Welding Curriculum.

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    Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Div. of Adult and Vocational Education.

    This competency-based curriculum guide is a handbook for the development of welding trade programs. Based on a survey of Alaskan welding employers, it includes all competencies a student should acquire in such a welding program. The handbook stresses the importance of understanding the principles associated with the various elements of welding.…

  8. Welding IV.

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    Allegheny County Community Coll., Pittsburgh, PA.

    Instructional objectives and performance requirements are outlined in this course guide for Welding IV, a competency-based course in advanced arc welding offered at the Community College of Allegheny County to provide students with proficiency in: (1) single vee groove welding using code specifications established by the American Welding Society…

  9. First industrial application of the auto-adaptative MAG STT welding technique with laser joint tracking; Premiere application industrielle du soudage MAG STT avec suivi de joint auto-adaptatif au laser

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    Tran Tien, Th. [Institut de Soudure, 93 - Villepinte (France)

    2007-05-15

    The Welding Institute has participated to the plan of construction of the Large Hadron Collider. The hoops of the dipolar magnets are composed of two half cylinders 15 m in length in 10 mm 316LN austenitic stainless steel and are assembled around the magnet in a horizontal-vertical position. The Welding Institute has developed a software for carrying out the auto-adaptative welding technique with laser joint tracking, in using the MAG STT (Surface Tension Transfer) process. The modelling of the welding laws and the strategy of filling the joints in multi-paths absorb the physical tolerances of the preparation (clearance, poor alignment, root..) in dynamic welding condition too. (O.M.)

  10. Overlay welding irradiated stainless steel

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    An overlay technique developed for welding irradiated stainless steel may be important for repair or modification of fusion reactor materials. Helium, present due to n,α reactions, is known to cause cracking using conventional welding methods. Stainless steel impregnated with 3 to 220 appm helium by decay of tritium was used to develop a welding process that could be used for repair. The result was a gas metal arc weld overlay technique with low-heat input and low-penetration into the helium-containing material. Extensive metallurgical and mechanical testing of this technique demonstrated substantial reduction of helium embrittlement damage. The overlay technique was applied to irradiated 304 stainless steel containing 10 appm helium. Surface cracking, present in conventional welds made on the same steel at lower helium concentrations, was eliminated. Underbead cracking, although greater than for tritium charged and aged material, was minimal compared to conventional welding methods

  11. Development of Remote Weld Testing Technique for Moisture Separator and Reheater Tubes in Nuclear Power Plants

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    The heat exchanger tube in nuclear power plants is mainly fabricated from nonferromagnetic material such as a copper, titanium, and inconel alloy, but the moisture separator and reheater tube in the turbine system is fabricated from ferromagnetic material such as a carbon steel or ferrite stainless steel which has a good mechanical properties in harsh environments of high pressure and temperature. Especially, the moisture separator and reheater tubes, which use steam as a heat transfer media, typically employ a tubing with integral fins to furnish higher heat transfer rates. The ferromagnetic tube typically shows superior properties in high pressure and temperature environments than a nonferromagnetic material, but can make a trouble during the normal operation of power plants because the ferrous tube has service-induced damage forms including a steam cutting, erosion, mechanical wear, stress corrosion cracking, etc. Therefore, nondestructive examination is periodically performed to evaluate the tube integrity. Now, the remote field testing(RFT) technique is one of the solution for examination of ferromagnetic tube because the conventional eddy current technique typically can not be applied to ferromagnetic tube such as a ferrite stainless steel due to the high electrical permeability of ferrous tube. In this study, we have designed RFT probes, calibration standards, artificial flaw specimen, and probe pusher-puller necessary for field application, and have successfully carry out RFT examination of the moisture separator and reheater tube of nuclear power plants.

  12. Brazing of Sealing for Instrumentation Feed through of high Pressure Vessel

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    Fuel Test Loop(FTL) is a facility which could conduct a fuel irradiation test at HANARO(High-flux Advanced Neutron Application Reactor). FTL simulates commercial NPP's operating conditions such as the pressure, temperature and neutron flux levels to conduct the irradiation and thermo-hydraulic tests. It is composed of an In-Pile test Section(IPS) and an Out- Pile System(OPS). The OPS contains a pressurizer, cooler, pump, heater and purification system which are necessary to maintain the proper fluid conditions. In addition, the OPS contains engineered safety systems that could safely shutdown both HANARO and FTL if an accident occurs. The IPS accommodating fuel pins has loaded IP-1 hole in HANARO has a double pressure vessel for the design conditions of 350 .deg. C, 17.5MPa and is composed of outer assembly and inner assembly. It has instruments such as a thermocouple, LVDT and SPND to measure the fuel performances during the test. FTL coolant is supplied to the IPS at the core of commercial nuclear power plants and the same temperature, pressure and flow conditions. Sensors installed on the inside of IPS to send a signal transmission MI-Cables to the outside for instrumentation is through the pressure boundary. Therefore, pressure boundary should be maintained in the sealing performance. Brazing is typically lower than the melting point of material without melting the material almost would be like welding when it is necessary to use. It is commonly used to use BAg(ASME II SFA-5.8 UNS-P07563) filler metal, but corrosion occurs containing a large quantity of copper in Bag, and when contact with the coolant, the coolant water quality is influenced. Therefore, using BNi-2(ASME II SFA-5.8 UNS-N99620) filler metal is considered. Brazing at the Sealing Plug in the top of IPS was considered for Mi-cable's integrity and to maintain the pressure boundary. After brazing is performed, brazing the Mi-cable integrity and pressure boundary sealing performance was tested

  13. Brazing of zirconia to titanium using Ag-Cu and Au-Ni filler alloys

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    Jean S. Pimenta

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Advanced ceramic is usually joined to metal by the well-known direct brazing process, where costly active filler alloys can be considered a limitation. Brazing using active-metal-free filler alloy as insert between the joint components is an attempt to overcome it. The active metal diffusion from the titanium member through the bulk of molten filler to the ceramic was responsible to produce an active filler alloy in loco and promote reduction of the zirconium oxide to improve wetting on the ceramic surface. Unalloyed titanium was joined in a high-vacuum furnace (<3x10-5 mbar to yttria-tetragonal zirconia polycristals (Y-TZP and zirconia partially stabilized with magnesia (Mg-PSZ, where commercial fillers Ag-28Cu and Au-18Ni with respective thermal cycles were evaluated. Helium gas leak detection test was performed at the ceramic/metal interface at room temperature; samples from reliable vacuum tight joints were examined by microstructural analysis techniques and energy dispersive X-ray analysis at the joint cross-section. Tight joints were produced with eutectic Ag-Cu filler, revealing an intermetallic layer and a dark reaction layer near the ceramic surface; titanium diffusion was efficient for superficial chemical interactions between individual components. Brazing joints were also tested using three-point flexure testing.

  14. Joining titanium materials with tungsten inert gas welding, laser welding, and infrared brazing.

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    Wang, R R; Welsch, G E

    1995-11-01

    Titanium has a number of desirable properties for dental applications that include low density, excellent biocompatibility, and corrosion resistance. However, joining titanium is one of the practical problems with the use of titanium prostheses. Dissolved oxygen and hydrogen may cause severe embrittlement in titanium materials. Therefore the conventional dental soldering methods that use oxygen flame or air torch are not indicated for joining titanium materials. This study compared laser, tungsten inert gas, and infrared radiation heating methods for joining both pure titanium and Ti-6Al-4V alloy. Original rods that were not subjected to joining procedures were used as a control method. Mechanical tests and microstructure analysis were used to evaluate joined samples. Mechanical tests included Vickers microhardness and uniaxial tensile testing of the strength of the joints and percentage elongation. Two-way analysis of variance and Duncan's multiple range test were used to compare mean values of tensile strength and elongation for significant differences (p < or = 0.05). Tensile rupture occurred in the joint region of all specimens by cohesive failure. Ti-6Al-4V samples exhibited significantly greater tensile strength than pure titanium samples. Samples prepared by the three joining methods had markedly lower tensile elongation than the control titanium and Ti-6Al-4V rods. The changes in microstructure and microhardness were studied in the heat-affected and unaffected zones. Microhardness values increased in the heat-affected zone for all the specimens tested. PMID:8809260

  15. 中国古青铜器表面富锡铜鎏镀及鎏焊的工艺探索第三部分——鎏焊%Technological study on amalgam coating and brazing of tin-rich copper on surface of bronze wares of ancient China——Part Ⅲ.Amalgam brazing

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    吴元康; 储荣邦

    2012-01-01

    Amalgam brazing is derived from amalgam coating. The definition, characteristics, application, and significance of amalgam brazing were expatiated. A process of amalgam brazing for producing combined bronze wares was developed. The compositions of brazing material and flux were given. The operations of pretreatment, mercury removal by heating, and post-treatment were described. The implementation of amalgam coating and brazing processes was introduced taking the Western Han Dynasty's bronze cowry container with tribute-paying figures excavated in Yunnan as an example. The method for distinguishing whether an antique bronze ware is produced by cast welding after lost-wax casting or by copper brazing with separated small cast parts was presented.%鎏焊是从鎏镀衍生而来的.阐述了鎏焊的定义、特点、应用和意义.设计了用于制作组合青铜器的鎏焊工艺,给出了焊料、焊剂配方,说明了前处理、加热驱汞及后处理的操作方法.以西汉云南纳贡场面青铜贮贝器为例,介绍了鎏镀与鎏焊工艺的具体实施过程.提出了鉴别古青铜器是由失蜡铸造后铸焊而成还是由分铸小件铜焊而成的方法.

  16. Comparison of brazed joints made with BNi-1 and BNi-7 nickel-base brazing alloys

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    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available Kinetics of the processes are different with different types of brazing alloys. Precipitation processes in the parent metal close to the brazing gap are of great importance. They control the mechanical properties of the joint area when the brittle eutectic has disappeared from the gap. A comparative study of brazed joints on austenitic stainless alloys made with BNi-7 (Ni-P type and BNi-1 (Ni-Si-B type brazing alloys was made. Brazing alloys containing phosphorus behave in a different manner to those containing boron.

    Las aleaciones de níquel se producen mediante tres sistemas de aleación: Ni-P, Ni-Si y Ni-B. Durante las reacciones metalúrgicas con el metal de base, la eutéctica frágil en la separación soldada puede transformarse en la solución dúctil-sólida con todas aleaciones. La cinética del proceso varía según el tipo de aleación. Los procesos de precipitación en el metal de base cerca de la separación soldada son de mucha importancia, ya que controlan las propiedades mecánicas de la área de unión después de desaparecer la eutéctica frágil de la separación. Se ha hecho un análisis comparativo de uniones soldadas en aleaciones austeníticas inoxidables realizadas con aleaciones BNi-7 (tipo Ni-P y BNi-1 (tipo Ni-Si-B. Las aleaciones que contienen fósforo se comportan de una manera diferente, tanto con el cambio de la eutéctica a la solución sólida, como con los procesos de precipitación en el metal de base cerca de la unión soldada.

  17. A study of weld quality in ultrasonic spot welding of similar and dissimilar metals

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    Several difficulties are faced in joining thinner sheets of similar and dissimilar materials from fusion welding processes such as resistance welding and laser welding. Ultrasonic metal welding overcomes many of these difficulties by using high frequency vibration and applied pressure to create a solid-state weld. Ultrasonic metal welding is an effective technique in joining small components, such as in wire bonding, but is also capable of joining thicker sheet, depending on the control of welding conditions. This study presents the design, characterisation and test of a lateral-drive ultrasonic metal welding device. The ultrasonic welding horn is modelled using finite element analysis and its vibration behaviour is characterised experimentally to ensure ultrasonic energy is delivered to the weld coupon. The welding stack and fixtures are then designed and mounted on a test machine to allow a series of experiments to be conducted for various welding and ultrasonic parameters. Weld strength is subsequently analysed using tensile-shear tests. Control of the vibration amplitude profile through the weld cycle is used to enhance weld strength and quality, providing an opportunity to reduce part marking. Optical microscopic examination and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) were employed to investigate the weld quality. The results show how the weld quality is particularly sensitive to the combination of clamping force and vibration amplitude of the welding tip.

  18. Laser brazing with filler wire for galvanized steel sheets

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    Feng Xiaosong; Li Liqun; Chen Yanbin; Zhou Shanbao

    2005-01-01

    The process properties and interface behavior of CO2 laser brazing with automatic wire feed for galvanized steel sheets were investigated , in which the brazing filler metal was CuSi3 and no flux was used. As to the appearance quality of the brazing seams, the roles of the processing parameters, such as brazing speed, wire feeding rate, inclination and feeding direction of the wire, laser power, spot diameter and heating position, were assessed. The further investigation indicates that the behavior of the active elements Si, Mn and Zn are significantly influenced by energy input. At the interface, the microstructure of the base metal was composed of columnar crystals and the acicalar α solid solution was found on the filler metal side.

  19. Welding process

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    This invention relates to a process for making a large number of weld beads as separate contours, spaced out from each other, by means of an automatic welding head. Under this invention, after striking the arc in the prescribed manner and positioning the torch on the first contour to be welded and having made the first weld bead, the torch current is reduced to bring about a part fade out of the arc. The torch is then moved to the starting position on a second contour to be welded where a static timed pre-fusion is effected by resumption of the welding current to carry out the second weld bead by following the second welding contour in the same manner and so forth. The invention particularly applies to the welding of tube ends to a tube plate

  20. Investigation of Brazed Plate Heat Exchangers With Variable Chevron Angles

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    - Experiments to measure the condensation heat transfer coefficient and the pressure drop in brazed plate heat exchangers (BPHEs) were performed with the refrigerants R410A and R22. Brazed plate heat exchangers with different chevron angles of 45°, 35°, and 20° were used. Varying the mass flux, the condensation temperature, and the vapor quality of the refrigerant, we measured the condensation heat transfer coefficient and the pressure drops. Both the heat transfer coefficient and the pressur...

  1. Residual stress in a laser welded EUROFER blanket module assembly using non-destructive neutron diffraction techniques

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    Hughes, D J; Heeley, E L

    2014-01-01

    Whilst the structural integrity and lifetime considerations in welded joints for blanket modules can be predicted using finite element software, it is essential to prove the validity of these simulations. This paper provides detailed analysis for the first time, of the residual stress state in a laser-welded sample with integral cooling channels. State-of-the-art non-destructive neutron diffraction was employed to determine the triaxial stress state and to understand microstructural changes around the heat affected zone. Synchrotron X-ray diffraction was used to probe the variation of strain-free lattice reference parameter around the weld zone allowing correction of the neutron measurements. This paper details an important experimental route to validation of predicted stresses in complex safety-critical reactor components for future applications.

  2. Preliminary Process Design of ITER ELM Coil Bracket Brazing

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    LI, Xiangbin; SHI, Yi

    2015-03-01

    With the technical requirement of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project, the manufacture and assembly technology of the mid Edge Localized Modes (ELM) coil was developed by the Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Science (ASIPP). As the gap between the bracket and the Stainless Steel jacketed and Mineral Insulated Conductor (SSMIC) can be larger than 0.5 mm instead of 0.01 mm to 0.1 mm as in normal industrial cases, the process of mid ELM coil bracket brazing to the SSMICT becomes quiet challenging, from a technical viewpoint. This paper described the preliminary design of ELM coil bracket brazing to the SSMIC process, the optimal bracket brazing curve and the thermal simulation of the bracket furnace brazing method developed by ANSYS. BAg-6 foil (Bag50Cu34Zn16) plus BAg-1a paste (Bag45CuZnCd) solders were chosen as the brazing filler. By testing an SSMICT prototype, it is shown that the average gap between the bracket and the SSMIC could be controlled to 0.2-0.3 mm, and that there were few voids in the brazing surface. The results also verified that the preliminary design had a favorable heat conducting performance in the bracket.

  3. Ultrasonic inspection of austenitic welds

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    The metallurgical structure of austenitic welds is described and contrasted with that found in ferritic welds. It is shown that this structure imparts a marked elastic anisotropy in the ultrasonic propagation parameters. Measurements of variations in the apparent attenuation of sound and deviations in the beam direction are described. The measurements are interpreted in terms of the measured velocity anisotropy. Two applications of the fundamental work are described. In the first it is shown how, by using short pulse compression wave probes, and with major modification of the welding procedure, a stainless steel fillet weld in an AGR boiler can be inspected. In the second application, alternative designs of a transition butt weld have been compared for ease of ultrasonic inspection. The effects of two different welding processes on such an inspection are described. Finally, the paper examines the prospects for future development of inspection and defect-sizing techniques for austenitic welds. (author)

  4. Brazing of Stainless Steel to Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia Using Gold-Based Brazes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Applications

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    Singh, M.; Shpargel, T. P.; Asthana, R.

    2007-01-01

    Two gold-base active metal brazes (gold-ABA and gold-ABA-V) were evaluated for oxidation resistance to 850 C, and used to join yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) to a corrosion-resistant ferritic stainless steel for possible use in solid oxide fuel cells. Thermogravimetric analysis and optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy-dispersive spectroscopy were used to evaluate the braze oxidation behavior, and microstructure and composition of the YSZ/braze/steel joints. Both gold-ABA and gold-ABA-V exhibited nearly linear oxidation kinetics at 850 C, with gold-ABA-V showing faster oxidation than gold-ABA. Both brazes produced metallurgically sound YSZ/steel joints due to chemical interactions of Ti and V with the YSZ and steel substrates.

  5. Brazing open cell reticulated copper foam to stainless steel tubing with vacuum furnace brazed gold/indium alloy plating

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    Howard, Stanley R.; Korinko, Paul S.

    2008-05-27

    A method of fabricating a heat exchanger includes brush electroplating plated layers for a brazing alloy onto a stainless steel tube in thin layers, over a nickel strike having a 1.3 .mu.m thickness. The resultant Au-18 In composition may be applied as a first layer of indium, 1.47 .mu.m thick, and a second layer of gold, 2.54 .mu.m thick. The order of plating helps control brazing erosion. Excessive amounts of brazing material are avoided by controlling the electroplating process. The reticulated copper foam rings are interference fit to the stainless steel tube, and in contact with the plated layers. The copper foam rings, the plated layers for brazing alloy, and the stainless steel tube are heated and cooled in a vacuum furnace at controlled rates, forming a bond of the copper foam rings to the stainless steel tube that improves heat transfer between the tube and the copper foam.

  6. Control of weld quality in large welded populations

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    The use of factorial experimental design during weld procedure development, as a statistical tool for the control of weld quality in large welded populations, is investigated. As an example, it is applied to single pass welds made in the laboratory using the spacer to tube attachment geometry present in AGR boilers. The welds have been deposited using a robotic cold wire TIG technique. A replicated 25 factorial welding trial has been designed and evaluated experimentally. Transverse sections have been examined to determine weld penetration quality features. The means and variances of each quality feature have been calculated. Using a standard factorial analysis program the significant effects have been identified and incorporated into control equations. Using these data and having established minimum acceptance criteria. defect rates have been calculated as a function of weld position. The control equations have also been used to revise working point welding conditions, to achieve acceptable weld quality. These equations have also been used in conjunction with the reproducibility measurements to estimate the amount of weld quality variability that can be attributed to process control. (author)

  7. Magnetic Pulse Welding Technology

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    Ahmad K. Jassim

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, the benefits of using Magnetic Pulse machine which is belong to Non-conventional machine instead of conventional machine. Magnetic Pulse Technology is used for joining dissimilar metals, and for forming and cutting metals. It is a non contact technique. Magnetic field is used to generate impact magnetic pressure for welding and forming the work piece by converted the electrical energy to mechanical energy. It is enable us to design previously not possible by weld...

  8. Welding of carbon steel vessels without post weld heat treatment

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    The methods available for the repair welding of carbon steel vessels without post weld heat treatment and with particular reference to service in a sour environment have been reviewed. All the available techniques have the common aim of providing adequate properties in the weld metal and heat affected zone without the need for a full post weld stress relief. The heat that is required to provide the necessary metallurgical changes comes, therefore, from an alternate source. The two sources used are heat from suitably placed subsequent weld passes or from localized external heat sources. The technique presently being used by Ontario Hydro to repair vessels subject to sour service utilizes both a high preheat and a welding technique which is designed to temper the heat affected zone formed in the base material by the first weld pass. This technique is an improvement over the 'half bead' techniques given in the ASME X1 code and has been shown to be capable of reducing the hardness of the heat affected zone to an acceptable level. Certain recommendations have been made which could improve control of the technique presently used by Ontario Hydro and provide measurable parameters between procedural tests and the actual weld repairs

  9. "Foreign material" to verify root fusion in welded joints

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    Kleint, R. E.

    1980-01-01

    Foil or thin wire at weld root is used to verify weld penetration. When weld is adequate, material mixes with weld and traces of it diffuse to weld crown. Spectroscopic analysis of samples identifies foreign material and verifies root has fused. Weld roots are usually inaccessible to visual inspection, and X-ray and ultrasonic inspection techniques are not always reliable. Good results are obtained with use of gold/nickel alloy.

  10. Steel welding.

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    Kučera, Marek

    2011-01-01

    Topic of the thesis concerns the problem of steel welding. The aim was to give acomprehensive overview on the topic, describe the known methods, advantages and disadvantages of welding technology. The introductory part is focused on introducing the basics of the process required to produce high-quality connections. Chapter three offers an overview of known and used welding methods with thein brief description of the method. The next chapter describes steel as material suitable for welding....

  11. Welding Technician

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    Smith, Ken

    2009-01-01

    About 95% of all manufactured goods in this country are welded or joined in some way. These welded products range in nature from bicycle handlebars and skyscrapers to bridges and race cars. The author discusses what students need to know about careers for welding technicians--wages, responsibilities, skills needed, career advancement…

  12. Inhibition of the formation of intermetallic compounds in aluminum-steel welded joints by friction stir welding

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    Torres López, Edwar A.; Ramirez, Antonio J.

    2015-01-01

    Formation of deleterious phases during welding of aluminum and steel is a challenge of the welding processes, for decades. Friction Stir Welding (FSW) has been used in an attempt to reduce formation of intermetallic compounds trough reducing the heat input. In this research, dissimilar joint of 6063-T5 aluminum alloy and AISI-SAE 1020 steel were welded using this technique. The temperature of welded joints was measured during the process. The interface of the welded joints was characterized u...

  13. Deformation of ductile braze layer in a joint element under cyclic thermal loads

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    The structural lifetime of a brazed joint is affected by the plastic behavior of ductile filler metal. In this work, elastoplastic analysis is performed on a CFC/Cu/TZM bonded joint for different thermal loading cases. The evolution of strains in the braze layer during the brazing process is analyzed. It is shown that the temperature dependence of the flow curves exerts considerable influence on the deformation behavior of the filler metal interlayer. The deformation characteristics of the braze layer under thermal cycling are investigated. The effect of thermal gradient on the plastic deformation of the braze is discussed. The fatigue lifetime of the copper braze layer is estimated. High heat flux (HHF) cycling tests are conducted on a CFC/Cu/TZM brazed joint in an electron beam facility. The microstructure of the deformed copper braze is presented. The flow morphologies and corresponding slip mechanisms are discussed. (orig.)

  14. Method of temperature rising velocity and threshold control of electron beam brazing

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    Xuedong Wang; Shun Yao

    2005-01-01

    In order to accommodate electron beam to the brazing of the joints with various curve shapes and the brazing of thermo sensitive materials, the method of electron beam scanning and brazing temperature control was developed, in which electron beam was controlled to scan according to predefined scanning track, and the actual temperature rising velocity of the brazed seam was limited in an allowed scope by detecting the brazed seam temperature, calculating the temperature rising velocity and adjusting the beam current during the brazing process; in addition, through the setting of the highest allowed temperature, the actual temperature of the brazed seam could be controlled not exceeding the threshold set value, and these two methods could be employed alone or jointly. It is shown that high precision temperature control in electron beam brazing could be realized and the productivity be increased by the proposed method.

  15. Mechanism of laser welding on dissimilar metals between stainless steel and W-Cu alloy

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    Kai Chen; Zhiyong Wang; Rongshi Xiao; Tiechuan Zuo

    2006-01-01

    @@ CO2 laser is employed to join a piece of powder metallurgical material (PMM) to a stainless steel in butt joint welding mode. The powder Ni35, as a filler powder, is used. The weld metal comes from three parts of stainless steel, powder Ni35, and Cu in W-Cu PMM. It is indicated that some parts of the W-Cu base metal are heated by laser and the metal Cu at the width of 0.06-0.12 mm from the edge is melted into the melting pool in the laser welding process. The formation of firm weld joint is just because that the melting liquid metal could fill the position occupied by metal Cu and surround the metal W granules fully. The analysis results indicate that the mechanism of the laser welding for stainless steel and W-Cu alloy is a special mode of fusion-brazing welding.

  16. Development of laser welding system for attachment of bearing pads of nuclear fuel element

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    In CANDU nuclear fuel manufacturing the brazing technology has been adopted conventionally to attach the bearing pads of nuclear fuel elements. However, in order to meet good performance of nuclear fuel and improved working efficiency, we started developing the laser welding technology for attachments of the bearing pads. Since the YAG laser can be suitable for small parts and transmit the beam through the optical fiber, the process is corresponding to mass-production with working shops. Making the most of this feature, we have developed the laser welding system for attachment of the bearing pads on nuclear fuel elements, and has carried out basic welding experiments

  17. Investigation on laser welding characteristics for appendage of bearing pads of nuclear fuel element

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    In CANDU nuclear fuel manufacturing the brazing technology has been adopted conventionally to attach the bearing pads of nuclear fuel elements. However, in order to meet good performance of nuclear fuel and improved working efficiency, we started developing the laser welding technology for attachments of the bearing pads. Since the YAG laser can be suitable for small parts and transmit the beam through the optical fiber, the process is corresponding to mass-production with working shops. Making the most of this feature, we have developed the laser welding for appendage of the bearing pads of nuclear fuel elements, and has studied on the laser welding characterisitcs of appendages for nuclear fuel element

  18. Laser-welded Dissimilar Steel-aluminum Seams for Automotive Lightweight Construction

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    Schimek, M.; Springer, A.; Kaierle, S.; Kracht, D.; Wesling, V.

    By reducing vehicle weight, a significant increase in fuel efficiency and consequently a reduction in CO 2 emissions can be achieved. Currently a high interest in the production of hybrid weld seams between steel and aluminum exists. Previous methods as laser brazing are possible only by using fluxes and additional materials. Laser welding can be used to join steel and aluminum without the use of additives. With a low penetration depth increases in tensile strength can be achieved. Recent results from laser welded overlap seams show that there is no compromise in strength by decreasing penetration depth in the aluminum.

  19. Effects of Rare Earths on Properties of Ti-Zr-Cu-Ni Base Brazing Filler Alloys

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    Ma Tianjun; Kang Hui; Wu Yongqin; Qu Ping

    2004-01-01

    The effects of the addition of rare earths on the properties of Ti-Zr-Cu-Ni base brazing filler alloys and the mechanical microstructure and properties were studied for the brazed-joints in the vacuum brazing of TC4 by comparing synthetical properties of two kinds of filler metals.The results indicate that the filler metals added with rare earths have lower melting point, better wettability and higher mechanical properties in the brazing joints.

  20. Resistance welding

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    Bay, Niels; Zhang, Wenqi; Rasmussen, Mogens H.;

    2003-01-01

    Resistance welding comprises not only the well known spot welding process but also more complex projection welding operations, where excessive plastic deformation of the weld point may occur. This enables the production of complex geometries and material combinations, which are often not possible...... to weld by traditional spot welding operations. Such joining processes are, however, not simple to develop due to the large number of parameters involved. Development has traditionally been carried out by large experimental investigations, but the development of a numerical programme system has...... changed this enabling prediction of the welding performance in details. The paper describes the programme in short and gives examples on industrial applications. Finally investigations of causes for failure in a complex industrial joint of two dissimilar metals are carried out combining numerical...

  1. Laser welding of venotomies.

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    White, R A; Abergel, R P; Klein, S R; Kopchok, G; Dwyer, R M; Uitto, J

    1986-08-01

    We investigated the histologic and biochemical effects of carbon dioxide and neodymium (Nd)-YAG laser welding on the healing of venotomies. Ten canine femoral venotomies 2 cm in length were approximated and welded with 10 600-nm wavelength, 1-W power over 20 to 25 s for CO2 laser, and 1060-nm wavelength, 1-W power over 30 to 40 s for Nd-YAG laser. On removal at one to three weeks, all veins (4/4 welded by CO2 and 6/6 by Nd-YAG) were patent without hematomas. Histologic and biochemical analyses of the venous tissues demonstrated active healing at the venotomy sites. We conclude that the CO2 and Nd-YAG lasers can be used successfully to weld venotomies and may provide an alternative to conventional suture techniques for repair of vascular lesions. PMID:3089196

  2. Magnetic Pulse Welding Technology

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    Ahmad K. Jassim

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, the benefits of using Magnetic Pulse machine which is belong to Non-conventional machine instead of conventional machine. Magnetic Pulse Technology is used for joining dissimilar metals, and for forming and cutting metals. It is a non contact technique. Magnetic field is used to generate impact magnetic pressure for welding and forming the work piece by converted the electrical energy to mechanical energy. It is enable us to design previously not possible by welding dissimilar materials and allowing to welds light and stronger materials together. It can be used to weld metallic with non metallic materials to created mechanical lock on ceramics, polymers, rubbers and composites. It is green process; there is no heat, no radiation, no gas, no smoke and sparks, therefore the emissions are negligible.

  3. Laser weld process monitoring and control using chromatic filtering of thermal radiation from a weld pool

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    The application of high power Nd: YAG lasers for precision welding in industry has been growing quite fast these days in diverse areas such as the automobile, the electronics and the aerospace industries. These diverse applications also require the new developments for the precise control and the reliable process monitoring. Due to the hostile environment in laser welding, a remote monitoring is required. The present development relates in general to weld process monitoring techniques, and more particularly to improved methods and apparatus for real-time monitoring of thermal radiation of a weld pool to monitor a size variation and a focus shift of the weld pool for weld process control, utilizing the chromatic aberration of focusing lens or lenses. The monitoring technique of the size variation and the focus shift of a weld pool is developed by using the chromatic filtering of the thermal radiation from a weld pool. The monitoring of weld pool size variation can also be used to monitor the weld depth in a laser welding. Furthermore, the monitoring of the size variation of a weld pool is independent of the focus shift of a weld pool and the monitoring of the focus shift of a weld pool is independent of the size variation of a weld pool

  4. Laser weld process monitoring and control using chromatic filtering of thermal radiation from a weld pool

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    Kim, Cheol Jung; Kim, Min Suk; Baik, Sung Hoon; Chung, Chin Man

    2000-06-01

    The application of high power Nd: YAG lasers for precision welding in industry has been growing quite fast these days in diverse areas such as the automobile, the electronics and the aerospace industries. These diverse applications also require the new developments for the precise control and the reliable process monitoring. Due to the hostile environment in laser welding, a remote monitoring is required. The present development relates in general to weld process monitoring techniques, and more particularly to improved methods and apparatus for real-time monitoring of thermal radiation of a weld pool to monitor a size variation and a focus shift of the weld pool for weld process control, utilizing the chromatic aberration of focusing lens or lenses. The monitoring technique of the size variation and the focus shift of a weld pool is developed by using the chromatic filtering of the thermal radiation from a weld pool. The monitoring of weld pool size variation can also be used to monitor the weld depth in a laser welding. Furthermore, the monitoring of the size variation of a weld pool is independent of the focus shift of a weld pool and the monitoring of the focus shift of a weld pool is independent of the size variation of a weld pool.

  5. Study on vacuum brazing of high purity alumina for application in proton synchrotron

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    Highlights: • Study compares Mo–Mn metallization and active brazing routes for joining alumina. • Targeted application: UHV chamber of proton synchrotron. • Both kinds of joints were UHV compatible with helium leak rate <1.1 × 10−10 mbar l/s. • Active brazed joints met tensile and flexural strength design requirement (>50 MPa). • Active brazing is a simpler and economical route for joining high purity alumina. - Abstract: The paper describes an experimental study to evaluate two different vacuum brazing processes to obtain high purity alumina (99.7%) joints suitable for application in rapid cycle proton synchrotron. Two different brazing routes, adopted for making alumina–alumina brazed joints, included (i) multi-step Mo–Mn metallization, followed by brazing with BVAg-8 alloy and (ii) advanced single-step active brazing with CuSil-ABA® alloy. Both the brazing routes yielded helium leak tight and ultra-high vacuum (pressure < 10−9 mbar) compatible joints. Active-brazed specimens exhibited tensile and mean flexural strengths of 62 and 110 MPa, respectively. Metallized-brazed specimens, although associated with relatively lower tensile strength (35 MPa) than the targeted value (>50 MPa), displayed higher mean flexural strength of 149 MPa. The results of the study demonstrated that active brazing is a simple and cost effective alternative to conventional multi-step metallization route for producing quality joints of high purity alumina for application in rapid cycle proton synchrotron machine

  6. Primary water stress corrosion cracks in nickel alloy dissimilar metal welds: Detection and sizing using established and emerging nondestructive examination techniques

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    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has established the Program to Assess the Reliability of Emerging Nondestructive Techniques (PARENT) as a follow-on to the international cooperative Program for the Inspection of Nickel Alloy Components (PINC). The goal of PINC was to evaluate the capabilities of various nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques to detect and characterize surface-breaking primary water stress corrosion cracks in dissimilar-metal welds (DMW) in bottom-mounted instrumentation (BMI) penetrations and small-bore (∼400-mm diameter) piping components. A series of international blind round-robin tests were conducted by commercial and university inspection teams. Results from these tests showed that a combination of conventional and phased-array ultrasound techniques provided the highest performance for flaw detection and depth sizing in dissimilar metal piping welds. The effective detection of flaws in BMIs by eddy current and ultrasound shows that it may be possible to reliably inspect these components in the field. The goal of PARENT is to continue the work begun in PINC and apply the lessons learned to a series of open and blind international round-robin tests that will be conducted on a new set of piping components including large-bore (∼900-mm diameter) DMWs, small-bore DMWs, and BMIs. Open round-robin testing will engage universities and industry worldwide to investigate the reliability of emerging NDE techniques to detect and accurately size flaws having a wide range of lengths, depths, orientations, and locations. Blind round-robin testing will invite testing organizations worldwide, whose inspectors and procedures are certified by the standards for the nuclear industry in their respective countries, to investigate the ability of established NDE techniques to detect and size flaws whose characteristics range from easy to very difficult to detect and size. This paper presents highlights of PINC and reports on the plans and progress for

  7. High-temperature brazing for reliable tungsten-CFC joints

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    The joining of tungsten and carbon-based materials is demanding due to the incompatibility of their chemical and thermophysical properties. Direct joining is unfeasible by the reason of brittle tungsten carbide formation. High-temperature brazing has been investigated in order to find a suitable brazing filler metal (BFM) which successfully acts as an intermediary between the incompatible properties of the base materials. So far only low Cr-alloyed Cu-based BFMs provide the preferential combination of good wetting action on both materials, tolerable interface reactions, and a precipitation free braze joint. Attempts to implement a higher melting metal (e.g. Pd, Ti, Zr) as a BFM have failed up to now, because the formation of brittle precipitations and pores in the seam were inevitable. But the wide metallurgical complexity of this issue is regarded to offer further joining potential

  8. A review of oxide, silicon nitride, and silicon carbide brazing

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    There is growing interest in using ceramics for structural applications, many of which require the fabrication of components with complicated shapes. Normal ceramic processing methods restrict the shapes into which these materials can be produced, but ceramic joining technology can be used to overcome many of these limitations, and also offers the possibility for improving the reliability of ceramic components. One method of joining ceramics is by brazing. The metallic alloys used for bonding must wet and adhere to the ceramic surfaces without excessive reaction. Alumina, partially stabilized zirconia, and silicon nitride have high ionic character to their chemical bonds and are difficult to wet. Alloys for brazing these materials must be formulated to overcome this problem. Silicon carbide, which has some metallic characteristics, reacts excessively with many alloys, and forms joints of low mechanical strength. The brazing characteristics of these three types of ceramics, and residual stresses in ceramic-to-metal joints are briefly discussed

  9. Welding of high manganese- and carbon steels

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    Technology and conditions of welding of high manganese and carbon steel by a resistance welding technique using an intermediate part are developed. Austenitic chromium-nickel 12Kh18N10T steel is chosen as a material of the intermediate part. The recommended welding conditions insure a high quality of the weld joint in terms of metal structure and its mechanical properties. It is the basic metal of the joint that fractures under mechanical testing

  10. Local zone wise elastic and plastic properties of electron beam welded Ti-6Al-4V alloy using digital image correlation technique: A comparative study between uniform stress and virtual fields method

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    Saranath, K. M.; Ramji, M.

    2015-05-01

    Joining of materials using welding results in the formation of material zones with varying microstructure across the weld. Extraction of the mechanical properties of those individual heterogeneous zones are important in designing components and structures comprised of welds. In this study, the zone wise local extraction of the elastic and plastic properties of an electron beam welded Ti-6Al-4V titanium alloy has been carried out using both the uniform stress method (USM) and the virtual fields method (VFM) involving digital image correlation (DIC) technique. The surface strain field obtained using DIC technique from a transverse weld specimen tensile testing is used for extracting the zone wise strain evolution. Initially, using uniform stress assumption, zone wise full range stress-strain curves are extracted. In USM methodology, the elastic and plastic material models are fitted to the zone wise stress-strain curves and required parameters are extracted from it. But inherent disadvantage is lot of images need to be processed for the parameter extraction. Recently, VFM is gaining lot of popularity in characterization domain as it is robust, accurate and faster. VFM is based on the principle of virtual work where, the weak form of local equilibrium equations and kinematically admissible virtual displacement fields are utilized for parameter extraction. Hollomon's power law is used here as the hardening rule. Young's modulus, Poisson's ratio, yield stress, strength coefficient and strain hardening exponent are the parameters extracted zone wise using both USM and VFM. A Vicker's microhardness measurement is also conducted across the weld zone towards mapping the strength behavior. Fusion zone has reported higher yield strength, strength coefficient and Poisson's ratio. Young's modulus value is found decreasing from base metal towards the fusion zone. The trend observed in parameter variation across the weld zone obtained by both USM and VFM compares very well. Due

  11. Microstructure and fatigue properties of Mg-to-steel dissimilar resistance spot welds

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    Highlights: ► Mg/steel dissimilar spot weld had the same fatigue strength as Mg/Mg similar weld. ► Crack propagation path of Mg/Mg and Mg/steel welds was the same. ► Penetration of Zn into the Mg base metal led to crack initiation of Mg/steel weld. ► HAZ weakening and stress concentration led to crack initiation of Mg/Mg weld. -- Abstract: The structural application of lightweight magnesium alloys in the automotive industry inevitably involves dissimilar welding with steels and the related durability issues. This study was aimed at evaluating the microstructural change and fatigue resistance of Mg/steel resistance spot welds, in comparison with Mg/Mg welds. The microstructure of Mg/Mg spot welds can be divided into: base metal, heat affected zone and fusion zone (nugget). However, the microstructure of Mg/steel dissimilar spot welds had three different regions along the joined interface: weld brazing, solid-state joining and soldering. The horizontal and vertical Mg hardness profiles of Mg/steel and Mg/Mg welds were similar. Both Mg/steel and Mg/Mg welds were observed to have an equivalent fatigue resistance due to similar crack propagation characteristics and failure mode. Both Mg/steel and Mg/Mg welds failed through thickness in the magnesium sheet under stress-controlled cyclic loading, but fatigue crack initiation of the two types of welds was different. The crack initiation of Mg/Mg welds was occurred due to a combined effect of stress concentration, grain growth in the heat affected zone (HAZ), and the presence of Al-rich phases at HAZ grain boundaries, while the penetration of small amounts of Zn coating into the Mg base metal stemming from the liquid metal induced embrittlement led to crack initiation in the Mg/steel welds.

  12. Investigation of Brazed Plate Heat Exchangers With Variable Chevron Angles

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    S. Muthuraman

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available - Experiments to measure the condensation heat transfer coefficient and the pressure drop in brazed plate heat exchangers (BPHEs were performed with the refrigerants R410A and R22. Brazed plate heat exchangers with different chevron angles of 45°, 35°, and 20° were used. Varying the mass flux, the condensation temperature, and the vapor quality of the refrigerant, we measured the condensation heat transfer coefficient and the pressure drops. Both the heat transfer coefficient and the pressure drop increased proportionally with the mass flux and the vapor quality and inversely with the condensation temperature and the chevron angle.

  13. Technical specifications on the welding in fuel reprocessing plants

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    The past specifications SGN of the welding in JNC was reexamined for the reprocessing plants in order to further promote the quality control. The specification first concerns the quality of raw materials, items of the quality tests, material management, and qualification standards of the welders. It extends over details of the welding techniques, welding design, welding testings, inspection and the judgment standards. (H. Baba)

  14. Technical specifications on the welding in fuel reprocessing plants

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    Karino, Motonobu; Uryu, Mitsuru; Matsui, N.; Nakazawa, Fumio; Imanishi, Makoto; Koizumi; Kazuhiko; Sugawara, Junichi; Tanaka, Hideo

    1999-04-01

    The past specifications SGN of the welding in JNC was reexamined for the reprocessing plants in order to further promote the quality control. The specification first concerns the quality of raw materials, items of the quality tests, material management, and qualification standards of the welders. It extends over details of the welding techniques, welding design, welding testings, inspection and the judgment standards. (H. Baba)

  15. Welding of plastic parts of electric pumps

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    Dreishner, E.P.; Belen' kii, M.Kh.

    1987-03-01

    The authors propose a new welding technique and machinery for the thermal contact welding thermoplastic parts of electric oil well pumps which efficiently creates welds of higher quality than those resulting from ultrasonic welding and also permits the use of cheaper and more readily available thermoplastics such as polyethylene and polypropylene which do not lend themselves to ultrasonic welding. The annual savings to the industry as a result of the implementation of their technique, and of the substitution of polypropylene for polyamide, amounts to 150,000 rubles.

  16. Estimation of weld nugget temperature by thermography method in resistance projection welding process

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    In the Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR) fuel manufacturing, zirconium alloy appendages like spacer and bearing pads are welded to the thin wall zirconium alloy fuel tubes by using resistance projection welding process. Out of many joining processes available, resistance-welding process is reliable, environment friendly and best suitable for mass production applications. In the fuel assembly, spacer pads are used to get the required inter-element spacing and Bearing pads are used to get the required load-bearing surface for the fuel assembly. Performance of the fuel assembly in the reactor is greatly influenced by these weld joint's quality. Phase transformation from α to β phase is not acceptable while welding these tiny appendages. At present only destructive metallography test is available for this purpose. This can also be achieved by measuring weld nugget temperature where in the phase transformation temperature for zirconium alloy material is 853oC. The temperature distribution during resistance welding of tiny parts cannot be measured by conventional methods due to very small space and short weld times involved in the process. Shear strength, dimensional accuracy and weld microstructures are some of the key parameters used to measure the quality of appendage weld joints. Weld parameters were optimized with the help of industrial experimentation methodology. Individual projection welding by split electrode concept, and during welding on empty tube firm support is achieved on inner side of the tube by using expandable pneumatic mandrel. In the present paper, an attempt was made to measure the weld nugget temperature by thermography technique and is correlated with standard microstructures of zirconium alloy material. The temperature profiles in the welding process are presented for different welding conditions. This technique has helped in measuring the weld nugget temperature more accurately. It was observed that in the present appendage welding

  17. WELDING TORCH

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    Correy, T.B.

    1961-10-01

    A welding torch into which water and inert gas are piped separately for cooling and for providing a suitable gaseous atmosphere is described. A welding electrode is clamped in the torch by a removable collet sleeve and a removable collet head. Replacement of the sleeve and head with larger or smaller sleeve and head permits a larger or smaller welding electrode to be substituted on the torch. (AEC)

  18. Microwave-assisted brazing of alumina ceramics for electron tube applications

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    2016-04-01

    Alumina was joined with alumina using microwave-assisted and conventional brazing methods at 960$^{\\circ}$C for 15 min using TiCuSil (68.8Ag–26.7Cu–4.5Ti in wt.%) as the brazing alloy. The brazed joints were characterizedby X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray analysis, Vickers microhardness evaluation, brazing strength measurement and helium leak test. X-ray diffraction analysis confirmed the formationof Ti-based compounds at the substrate-filler alloy interfaces of the microwave and conventionally brazed joints. The elemental compositions at the joint cross-section were determined by energy dispersive X-ray analysis. Vickers microhardness measurement indicated reliable joint performance for the microwave-assisted brazed joints during actual application in an electron tube. Brazing strength measurement and helium leak test provided the evidence forgood alumina-alumina joint formation.

  19. Inspection and Repair Techniques and Strategies for Alloy 600 PWSCC in Reactor Vessel Head CRD Nozzles and Welds

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    As a result of the Alloy 600 PWSCC CRD nozzle leaks discovered in the fall of 2000 and spring of 2001 in several US plants, the NRC has recommended a more pro-active effort by U.S. utilities to inspect similarly susceptible nozzles in all US plants. The primary safety concern is circumferential cracks that can permit the nozzle to separate from the head at high velocity and produce a large-break leak in the reactor vessel. A secondary concern is head leakage from any through-wall cracks in the nozzle or J-groove weld area. Although the fundamental weld and seal design are similar for all US PWR plants, the various surrounding geometry and repair probability considerations require multiple inspection and repair alternatives. Geometry issues include the head insulation design that influences the ability to perform visual examinations from above the head, and the presence or absence of thermal sleeves and funnels governing the type of NDE probes than can be used. Repair probability considerations primarily include the likelihood for repair of a small or large number of nozzles and the length of time the repair must last before a head replacement. This paper discusses the various inspection and repair alternatives offered by one service vendor and discusses a decision process for planning the inspection and repair effort. (authors)

  20. Study of the mechanical properties of welded joints by wet sub sea welding technique with tubular electrode; Estudo das propriedades mecanicas de juntas soldadas pela tecnica de soldagem subaquatica molhada com eletrodo tubular

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    Teichmann, Erwin Werner; Baixo, Carlos Eduardo Iconomos; Dutra, Jair Carlos [Santa Catarina Univ., Florianopolis, SC (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia Mecanica. Lab. de Soldagem e Mecatronica - LABSOLDA]. E-mail: erwin@labsolda.ufsc.br; Santos, Valter Rocha dos [Centro Federal de Educacao Tecnologica (CEFET), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Teixeira, Jose Claudio [PETROBRAS, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Centro de Pesquisas

    1997-07-01

    Some experiments conducted at LABSOLDA/UFSC - a welding laboratory of Santa Catarina Univ., Florianopolis, Brazil - in order to identify mechanical properties, weld bead geometry and the quantity and dimensions of pores in weld beads produced by sub sea wet FCAW are described. Welding in shallow water with power source adjusted to operate in constant current characteristic mode and a set of parameters to establish an open arc transfer mode it was obtained weld beads with regular geometry and an acceptable profile, with low level of defects incidence, no pores and crack free. The tenacity measured by Charpy tests (0C) was 34 J and hardness of 119 HV-10 measured by Vickers tests. The methodology used in the experiments and the results obtained are discussed in the paper. (author)

  1. Recent developments in underwater repair welding

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    As nuclear plants age and reactor internal components begin to show increased evidence of age-related phenomena such as corrosion and fatigue, interest in the development of cost-effective mitigation and repair remedies grows. One technology currently receiving greater development and application program focus is underwater welding. Underwater welding, as used herein, is the application of weld metal to a substrate surface that is wet, but locally dry in the immediate area surrounding the welding torch. The locally dry environment is achieved by the use of a mechanical device that is specifically designed for water exclusion from the welding torch, surface to be welded, and the welding groove. This paper will explore recent developments in the use of underwater welding as a mitigation and repair technique. (author)

  2. Alloy 800 welding experience at UKAEA Springfields

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    Investigatins into the welding of alloy 800 at the Reactor Fuel Element Laboratories, Springfields, commenced about three years ago following an extended development programme on tube to tube plate welding of low alloy and stainless steels for the Prototype Fast Reactor. The techniques and approach developed for critical fuel element welding applications had proved equally suitable for the precision welding requirements on the much heavier sections of heat exchangers. It had been demonstrated that the same control of weld quality and profile could be achieved with consistency and the permissible range of critical parameters could be readily defined. Because of this, development work was continued to include other materials, such as alloy 800, which might be of potential use. The tungsten inert gas (T.I.G.) arc welding process is used, and the equipment, including the control system, is described. Tube to tube-plate welding, and tube to tube butt welding, are discussed. (author)

  3. Enhanced corrosion protection by microstructural control of aluminium brazing sheet

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    Norouzi Afshar, F.

    2013-01-01

    Aluminium brazing sheet is a sandwich material made out of two aluminium alloys (AA4xxx/AA3xxx) and is widely used in automotive heat exchangers. One of the main performance criteria for heat exchanger units is the lifetime of the product. The lifetime of the heat exchanger units is determined by th

  4. Brazed boron-silicon carbide/aluminum structural panels

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    Arnold, W. E., Jr.; Bales, T. T.; Brooks, T. G.; Lawson, A. G.; Mitchell, P. D.; Royster, D. M.; Wiant, R.

    1978-01-01

    Fluxless brazing process minimizes degradation of mechanical properties composite material of silicon carbide coated boron fibers in an aluminum matrix. Process is being used to fabricate full-scale Boron-Silicon Carbide/Aluminum-Titanium honeycomb core panels for flight testing and ground testing.

  5. Welding of Prosthetic Alloys

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    Wojciechowska M.; Wołowiec E.; Klimek L.

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents the techniques of joining metal denture elements, used in prosthetic dentistry: the traditional soldering technique with a gas burner and a new technique of welding with a laser beam; the aim of the study was to make a comparative assessment of the quality of the joints in view of the possibility of applying them in prosthetic structures. Fractographic examinations were conducted along with tensile strength and impact strength tests, and the quality of the joints was asses...

  6. Development of mechanized W. I. G. impulse welding for application on pipework in nuclear reactor construction

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    Cerjak, H.; Pellkofer, D.; Schmidt, J.

    1983-08-01

    The W.I.G. impulse welding process is described in regard to its suitability for mechanization. The requirements of plant engineering - power supply, welding head, etc., are discussed in detail. The development of the welding technique and welding material is indicated by austenitic and ferritic pipework connection welds. Special difficulties are the pores which systematically occur.

  7. EFFECT OF MIG WELDING INPUT PROCESS PARAMETERS ON WELD BEAD GEOMETRY ON HSLA STEEL

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    MOHD. SHOEB; Prof. Mohd. Parvez; Prof. Pratibha Kumari

    2013-01-01

    The various welding parameters such as welding speed, voltage and gas flow rate were varied on HSLA steel and the effects of these parameters on weld bead geometry such as penetration, width & height have been studied. Mathematical equations have been developed using factorial technique. And the result of various effects are shown in tables. (Numerical Values).

  8. EFFECT OF MIG WELDING INPUT PROCESS PARAMETERS ON WELD BEAD GEOMETRY ON HSLA STEEL

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    MOHD. SHOEB

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The various welding parameters such as welding speed, voltage and gas flow rate were varied on HSLA steel and the effects of these parameters on weld bead geometry such as penetration, width & height have been studied. Mathematical equations have been developed using factorial technique. And the result of various effects are shown in tables. (Numerical Values.

  9. Laser welding of thermoplastic materials.

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    Chipperfield, F A; Jones, I A

    2001-06-01

    The capabilities of the three main types of laser are compared and a new technique is introduced, which laser welds plastics using an infrared absorber to create a joint that is almost invisible to the human eye. PMID:11488201

  10. Characterization of low alloy ferritic steel–Ni base alloy dissimilar metal weld interface by SPM techniques, SEM/EDS, TEM/EDS and SVET

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    The interface region of welded A508–Alloy 52 M is characterized by scanning probe microscope (SPM) techniques, scanning electron microscopy (SEM)/energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM)/Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) and scanning vibrate electrode technique (SVET). The regions along the welded A508–Alloy 52 M interface can be categorized into two types according to their different microstructures. In the type-I interface region, A508 and Alloy 52 M are separated by the fusion boundary, while in the type-II interface region, A508 and Alloy 52 M are separated by a martensite zone. A508, martensite zone and grain boundaries in Alloy 52 M are ferromagnetic while the Alloy 52 M matrix is paramagnetic. The Volta potentials measured by scanning Kelvin probe force microscopy (SKPFM) of A508, martensite zone and Alloy 52 M follow the order: V52 M > VA508 > Vmartensite. The corrosion behavior of A508–Alloy 52 M interface region is galvanic corrosion, in which Alloy 52 M is cathode while A508 is anode. The martensite dissolves faster than Alloy 52 M, but slower than A508 in the test solution. - Highlights: • The A508–Alloy 52 M interface regions can be categorized into two types. • The chromium depleted region is observed along the Alloy 52 M grain boundary. • The Alloy 52 M grain boundaries which are close to the interface are ferromagnetic. • Martensite zone has lower Volta potential but higher corrosion resistance than A508

  11. Towards real time diagnostics of Hybrid Welding Laser/GMAW

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    McJunkin, T. R.; Kunerth, D. C.; Nichol, C. I. [Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID 83415-3570 (United States); Todorov, E.; Levesque, S. [Edison Welding Institute, Columbus, OH (United States)

    2014-02-18

    Methods are currently being developed towards a more robust system real time feedback in the high throughput process combining laser welding with gas metal arc welding. A combination of ultrasonic, eddy current, electronic monitoring, and visual techniques are being applied to the welding process. Initial simulation and bench top evaluation of proposed real time techniques on weld samples are presented along with the concepts to apply the techniques concurrently to the weld process. Consideration for the eventual code acceptance of the methods and system are also being researched as a component of this project. The goal is to detect defects or precursors to defects and correct when possible during the weld process.

  12. Towards Real Time Diagnostics of Hybrid Welding Laser/GMAW

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    Timothy Mcjunkin; Dennis C. Kunerth; Corrie Nichol; Evgueni Todorov; Steve Levesque; Feng Yu; Robert Danna Couch

    2013-07-01

    Methods are currently being developed towards a more robust system real time feedback in the high throughput process combining laser welding with gas metal arc welding. A combination of ultrasonic, eddy current, electronic monitoring, and visual techniques are being applied to the welding process. Initial simulation and bench top evaluation of proposed real time techniques on weld samples are presented along with the concepts to apply the techniques concurrently to the weld process. Consideration for the eventual code acceptance of the methods and system are also being researched as a component of this project. The goal is to detect defects or precursors to defects and correct when possible during the weld process.

  13. Step brazing a multi-target TRAX

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    Fabrication of a target holder for a multi-target transmission anode x-ray tube (TRAX) involved joining of five different materials. The TRAX will generate a nearly mono-energetic x-ray beam useful for instrument calibration and dosimetry studies. Each of three different targets will provide a different energy. The design will allow the experimenter to place a different target in front of the electron beam without breaking vacuum each time. The procedure is described for attaching three 12.7 mm (1/2 in.) diameter targets - made of tungsten, gold and uranium 238 (D-38) - to an OFHC copper support bar. The joining of the copper bar to a welded stainless steel bellows and flange is also described

  14. Evolution of a Laser Hybrid Welding Map

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    Kaplan, Alexander F. H.; Frostevarg, Jan; Ilar, Torbjörn; Bang, Hee-Seon; Bang, Han-Sur

    Laser arc hybrid welding combines the advantages but also the complex physical mechanisms of gas metal arc welding and laser keyhole welding. From manifold mainly experimental but also theoretical research results a map with versatile functions was initiated for the first time. The purpose is to survey the overall context and to facilitate navigation to the various phenomena that are shown through case studies accompanied by theoretical explanations and guidelines for optimization. Though not complete, the map enables systematic and graphical navigation to relevant publications. Based on a fundamental structure of the map, which was decided early, it is inherently extendable in the future by adding existing and new knowledge, also from other research groups, enabling evolution. The fundament of the map structure comprises gouge thickness, joint type and metal grade, in coherence with product and weld designers' starting points. The next hierarchy level of the map offers options in the joint type as well as in hybrid welding techniques. The latter contains techniques like double-sided welding, pulse shaping management of the arc or laser, CMT arcs, tandem arcs, or remelting of undercuts. In addition to laser-arc hybrid welding, other hybrid laser techniques like multilayer hot-wire laser welding of narrow gaps or hybrid laser friction stir welding can be taken into account. At the other end of the hierarchy, the map offers via a database-like archive electronic navigation to research results like weld macrographs, high speed imaging or numerical simulation results of the welding process.

  15. The effect of thermal properties and weld efficiency on residual stresses in welding

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    E. Armentani; Esposito, R.; R. Sepe

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: A parametric model is adopted and the technique of element “birth and death” is used to estimate theeffect of thermal properties and weld efficiency on residual stresses in butt weld joints.Design/methodology/approach: Residual stresses and distortions on butt welded joints are numericallyevaluated by means of finite element method. The FE analysis allows to highlight and evaluate the stress fieldand its gradient around the fusion zone of welded joints, higher than any other located ...

  16. Microgalvanic Corrosion Behavior of Cu-Ag Active Braze Alloys Investigated with SKPFM

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    Armen Kvryan

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available The nature of microgalvanic couple driven corrosion of brazed joints was investigated. 316L stainless steel samples were joined using Cu-Ag-Ti and Cu-Ag-In-Ti braze alloys. Phase and elemental composition across each braze and parent metal interface was characterized and scanning Kelvin probe force microscopy (SKPFM was used to map the Volta potential differences. Co-localization of SKPFM with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS measurements enabled spatially resolved correlation of potential differences with composition and subsequent galvanic corrosion behavior. Following exposure to the aggressive solution, corrosion damage morphology was characterized to determine the mode of attack and likely initiation areas. When exposed to 0.6 M NaCl, corrosion occurred at the braze-316L interface preceded by preferential dissolution of the Cu-rich phase within the braze alloy. Braze corrosion was driven by galvanic couples between the braze alloys and stainless steel as well as between different phases within the braze microstructure. Microgalvanic corrosion between phases of the braze alloys was investigated via SKPFM to determine how corrosion of the brazed joints developed.

  17. Microstructure and properties of diffusion bonded Ti-6Al-4V parts using brazing-assisted hot isostatic pressing

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    Highlights: → A low cost method of diffusion bonding has been developed for complex-shaped components of Ti6Al4V. → Vacuum brazing has been used to seal the periphery to allow encapsulation-free HIPping. → The tensile properties of the bonds are comparable with those of the bulk material, but the fatigue life was slightly reduced. - Abstract: Ti-6Al-4V couples have been diffusion bonded by hot isostatic pressing (HIPping) after vacuum brazing was used to seal the periphery of the bonding samples so that no encapsulation was required during HIPping. Analytical scanning electron microscopy was used to assess the microstructure of the HIPped interface and tensile and fatigue properties of bonded samples were compared with those of the bulk starting material. The tensile properties of the bonds were shown to be comparable with those of the bulk material, but the fatigue life was slightly downgraded. The fatigue fractures were initiated by inclusions on the bonding interface, caused by contamination before bonding, but the fatigue cracks did not propagate along the bonding interface indicating a strong bond. It is concluded that this technique of vacuum brazing plus HIPping could be used for encapsulation-free HIPping to produce complex-shaped components.

  18. The experiment progress of bracket brazing to SSMIC for the ITER ELM prototype coil

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    Highlights: • In this study, the experimental research of brackets brazing to stainless steel jacketed, Mineral Insulated Conductor (SSMIC) of the first Edge Localized Modes (ELMs) prototype coil for ITER has been made. • The technology for controlling the fluidity of silver-based brazing alloy is developed to meet the bracket brazing. • Brazing experiments to find the reason for cracks are carried out and the improved brazing technologies to restrain the cracks in the Inconel 625 jacket with silver-based alloy are developed. - Abstract: The first Edge Localized Modes (ELMs) prototype coil for International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) has been manufactured in the Institute of Plasma Physics, CAS (ASIPP) at 2014. The all 19 brackets need to braze to the stainless steel jacketed, Mineral Insulated Conductor (SSMIC) for transporting the nuclear heating in the brackets to the water-cooled SSMIC. Silver-based alloy is the only candidate brazing filler for the bracket brazing due to the limitation from melting point temperature and strength. In this paper, firstly, the experimental study for controlling the fluidity of silver-based brazing alloy is developed. And then, the brazing experiment of prototype bracket is introduced to develop the brazing process and some cracks in the Inconel 625 jackets surface appeared unexpectedly. The microstructures and tensile performance study of the cracked Inconel 625 jacket were made to explore the reason for cracks and the improved brazing technologies to suppress the cracks are developed. Finally, the bracket brazing experiment for the first ELM prototype coil is carried out, In spite of this, some cracks also appear in the Inconel 625 jackets

  19. Qualification of electron-beam welded joints between copper and stainless steel for cryogenic application

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    Lusch, C.; Borsch, M.; Heidt, C.; Magginetti, N.; Sas, J.; Weiss, K.-P.; Grohmann, S.

    2015-12-01

    Joints between copper and stainless steel are commonly applied in cryogenic systems. A relatively new and increasingly important method to combine these materials is electron-beam (EB) welding. Typically, welds in cryogenic applications need to withstand a temperature range from 300K down to 4K, and pressures of several MPa. However, few data are available for classifying EB welds between OFHC copper and 316L stainless steel. A broad test program was conducted in order to qualify this kind of weld. The experiments started with the measurement of the hardness in the weld area. To verify the leak-tightness of the joints, integral helium leak tests at operating pressures of 16 MPa were carried out at room- and at liquid nitrogen temperature. The tests were followed by destructive tensile tests at room temperature, at liquid nitrogen and at liquid helium temperatures, yielding information on the yield strength and the ultimate tensile strength of the welds at these temperatures. Moreover, nondestructive tensile tests up to the yield strength, i.e. the range in which the weld can be stressed during operation, were performed. Also, the behavior of the weld upon temperature fluctuations between room- and liquid nitrogen temperature was tested. The results of the qualification indicate that EB welded joints between OFHC copper and 316L stainless steel are reliable and present an interesting alternative to other technologies such as vacuum brazing or friction welding.

  20. Vacuum brazing of TiAl48Cr2Nb2 casting alloys based on TiAl (γ intermetallic compound

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A growing interest in modern engineering materials characterised by increasingly better operational parameters combined with a necessity to obtain joints of such materials representing good operation properties create important research and technological problems of today. These issues include also titanium joints or joints of titanium alloys based on intermetallic compounds. Brazing is one of the basic and sometimes even the only available welding method used for joining the aforesaid materials in production of various systems, heat exchangers and, in case of titanium alloys based on intermetallic compounds, turbine elements and space shuttle plating etc. This article presents the basic physical and chemical properties as well as the brazability of alloys based on intermetallic compounds. The work also describes the principle and mechanisms of diffusion-brazed joint formation as well as reveals the results of metallographic and strength tests involving diffusion-welded joints of TiAl48Cr3Nb2 casting alloy based on TiAl (γ phase with the use of sandwich-type layers of silver-based parent metal (grade B- Ag72Cu-780 (AG 401 and copper (grade CF032A. Structural examination was performed by means of light microscopy, scanning electron microscope (SEM and energy dispersion spectrometer (EDS. Furthermore, the article reveals the results of shear strength tests involving the aforementioned joints.

  1. Resistance welding equipment manufacturing capability for exports

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    Indian Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR) fuel bundle is fully welded and is unique in its design. Appendage welding, end closure welding, and end plate welding is carried out using resistance welding technique. Out of many joining processes available, resistance-welding process is reliable, environment friendly and best suitable for mass production applications. Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), an industrial unit is established in Hyderabad, under the aegis of the Dept of Atomic Energy to manufacture fuel for Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors. From inception, NFC has given importance for self-reliance and indigenization with respect to manufacturing process and equipment. Sintering furnaces, centreless grinders, appendage-welding machines, end-closure welding equipment and end-plate welding equipments, which were initially imported, are either indigenized or designed and manufactured in house. NFC has designed, manufactured a new appendage-welding machine for manufacturing 37 element fuel bundles. Recently NFC has bagged an order from IAEA through international bidding for design, manufacture, supply, erection and commissioning of end-closure welding equipment. The paper gives in detail the salient features of these welding equipment. (author)

  2. New Technology In Laser Welding Of Thin Filaments

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    Li, Yongzeng; Zhang, Qiu'e.; Ma, Shulin; Li, Yongda; Tian, Fenggui

    1987-01-01

    It is difficult to get a good welding spot and nearly impossible to weld a 10 micron diameter filament (e.g. NiCr) onto a foreign workpiece over 1000 times larger in size. In this paper we introduce the laser powder-covered welding technique. The first step is to laser- weld a metal powder onto a small area of interest of a larger-sized workpiece. This changes the nature of the larger-sized material. The second step is to position the thin filament in contact with the larger workpiece and to apply the pulsed laser so a round and smooth welding spot forms. This should form a good alloy combination. This welding technique has a high success rate for welding minute electrical heat source, independent of the material of the larger workpiece. This technique also solves the problems of unstable quality in tin welding, burrs in pressure welding, and eliminates the problem of welding flux corrosion. This same technique is applied to the laser-welding of a super-thin piece to a foreign workpiece, where the welding spot forms a "micro-rivet': In the paper we present specific conditions required, the analysis data of the welding quality and the specific structure of the laser-welding workstation.

  3. Fundamentals of evaluation and diagnostics of welded structures

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    Nedoseka, Anatoliy Yakovlevich

    2012-01-01

    Provides an essential guide to the key principles and problems involved in the analysis of welded structures. This title discusses design issues, key equations and calculations, and the effects of varied heat sources in relation to the temperature field in welding. It goes on to explore welding stresses and strains.$bFundamentals of evaluation and diagnostics of welded structures provides an essential guide to the key principles and problems involved in the analysis of welded structures. Chapter one discusses design issues, key equations and calculations, and the effects of varied heat sources in relation to the temperature field in welding. Chapter two goes on to explore welding stresses and strains. Fracture mechanics and the load-carrying capacity of welded structures are the focus of chapter three. Chapter four considers diagnostics and prediction of the residual life of welded structures, whilst acoustic emission techniques for the analysis of welded structures are reviewed in Chapter five. Finally, chap...

  4. Study of Mechanical Properties and Characterization of Pipe Steel welded by Hybrid (Friction Stir Weld + Root Arc Weld) Approach

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    Lim, Yong Chae [ORNL; Sanderson, Samuel [MegaStir Technologies LLC; Mahoney, Murray [Consultant; Wasson, Andrew J [ExxonMobil, Upstream Research Company (URC); Fairchild, Doug P [ExxonMobil, Upstream Research Company (URC); Wang, Yanli [ORNL; Feng, Zhili [ORNL

    2015-01-01

    Friction stir welding (FSW) has recently attracted attention as an alternative construction process for gas/oil transportation applications due to advantages compared to fusion welding techniques. A significant advantage is the ability of FSW to weld the entire or nearly the entire wall thickness in a single pass, while fusion welding requires multiple passes. However, when FSW is applied to a pipe or tube geometry, an internal back support anvil is required to resist the plunging forces exerted during FSW. Unfortunately, it may not be convenient or economical to use internal backing support due to limited access for some applications. To overcome this issue, ExxonMobil recently developed a new concept, combining root arc welding and FSW. That is, a root arc weld is made prior to FSW that supports the normal loads associated with FSW. In the present work, mechanical properties of a FSW + root arc welded pipe steel are reported including microstructure and microhardness.

  5. Design, fabrication, and performance of brazed, graphite electrode, multistage depressed collectors with 500-W, continuous wave, 4.8- to 9.6-GHz traveling-wave tubes

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    Ramins, Peter; Ebihara, Ben

    1989-01-01

    A small, isotropic graphite electrode, multistage depressed collector (MDC) was designed, fabricated, and evaluated in conjunction with a 500-W, continuous wave (CW), 4.8- to 9.6-GHz traveling-wave tube (TWT). The carbon electrode surfaces were used to improve the TWT overall efficiency by minimizing the secondary electron emission losses in the MDC. The design and fabrication of the brazed graphite MDC assembly are described. The brazing technique, which used copper braze filler metal, is compatible with both vacuum and the more commonly available hydrogen atmosphere brazing furnaces. The TWT and graphite electrode MCC bakeout, processing, and outgassing characteristics were evaluated and found to be comparable to TWT's equipped with copper electrode MDC's. The TWT and MDC performance was optimized for broadband CW operation at saturation. The average radiofrequency (RF), overall, and MDC efficiencies were 14.9, 46.4, and 83.6 percent, respectively, across the octave operating band. A 1500-hr CW test, conducted without the use of an appendage ion pump, showed no gas buildup and excellent stability of the electrode surfaces.

  6. Active metal brazing of titanium to high-conductivity carbon-based sandwich structures

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    Reactive brazing technology was developed and processing parameters were optimized for the bonding of titanium tubes, graphite foam, and high-conductivity carbon-carbon composite face sheets using the active braze Cusil-ABA paste and foils. The microstructure and composition of the joints, examined using scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy-dispersive spectroscopy, showed good bonding and braze penetration in all systems when braze paste was used. The hardness values of the brazed joints were consistent for the different specimen stacking configurations. Mechanical testing of Ti tube/foam/C-C composite structures both in tension and shear showed that failure always occurred in the foam material demonstrating that the brazed joint was sufficient for these types of sandwich structures

  7. Dissimilar joint characteristics of SiC and WC-Co alloy by laser brazing

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    Nagatsuka, K.; Sechi, Y.; Nakata, K.

    2012-08-01

    SiC and WC-Co alloys were joined by laser brazing with an active braze metal. The braze metal based on eutectic Ag-Cu alloy with additional Ti as an active element ranging from 0 to 2.8 mass% was sandwiched by the SiC block and WC-Co alloy plate. The brazing was carried out by selective laser beam irradiation on the WC-Co alloy plate. The content of Ti in the braze metal was required to exceed 0.6 mass% in order to form a brazed joint with a measurable shear strength. The shear strength increased with increasing Ti content up to 2.3 mass%Ti and decreased with a higher content.

  8. High quality, high efficiency welding technology for nuclear power plants

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    For nuclear power plants, it is required to ensure the safety under the high reliability and to attain the high rate of operation. In the manufacture and installation of the machinery and equipment, the welding techniques which become the basis exert large influence to them. For the purpose of improving joint performance and excluding human errors, welding heat input and the number of passes have been reduced, the automation of welding has been advanced, and at present, narrow gap arc welding and high energy density welding such as electron beam welding and laser welding have been put to practical use. Also in the welding of pipings, automatic gas metal arc welding is employed. As for the welding of main machinery and equipment, there are the welding of the joints that constitute pressure boundaries, the build-up welding on the internal surfaces of pressure vessels for separating primary water from them, and the sealing welding of heating tubes and tube plates in steam generators. These weldings are explained. The welding of pipings and the state of development and application of new welding methods are reported. (K.I.)

  9. Laser welding engineering

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    Laser welding was in its early life used mainly for unusual applications where no other welding process would be suitable that was twenty five years ago. Today, laser welding is a fully developed part of the metal working industry, routinely producing welds for common items such as cigarette lighters, which springs, motor/transformer lamination, hermetic seals, battery and pacemaker cans and hybrid circuit packages. Yet very few manufacturing engineering have seriously considers employing lasers in their own operations. Why? There are many reasons, but a main one must be not acquainted with the operation and capabilities of a laser system. Other reasons, such as a relatively high initial cost and a concern about using lasers in the manufacturing environment, also are frequently cited, and the complexity of the component and flexibility of the light delivery system. Laser welding could be used in place of many different standard processes, such as resistance (spot or seam), submerged arc, RF induction, high-frequency resistance, ultrasonic and electronic and electron-beam. while each of these techniques has established an independent function in the manufacturing world, the flexible laser welding approach will operate efficiently and economically in many different applications. Its flexibility will even permit the welding system to be used for other machining function, such as drilling, scribing, sealing and serializing. In this article, we will look at how laser welding works and what benefits it can offer to manufacturing engineers. Some industry observers state that there are already 2,000 laser machine tools being used for cutting, welding and drilling and that the number could reach 30,000 over the next 15 years as manufacturing engineers become more aware of the capabilities of lasers [1). While most laser applications are dedicated to one product or process that involves high-volume, long-run manufacturing, the flexibility of a laser to supply energy to hard

  10. Effect of Heat Treatment on High Temperature Stress Rupture Strength of Brazing Seam for Nickel-base Superalloy

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    In order to enhance the high-temperature stress rupture strength of brazing seam by heat treatment, it was diffusion treated, then solution heat treated, and finally aging treated. The microstructure of brazing seam especially morphology of phase and boride was observed and the strength of brazing seam was measured in this process. The results show that heat treatment can enhance high-temperature stress rupture strength by improving the microstructure of brazing seam. The strength of brazing seam after solution heat treatment decreases in comparison with that only after diffusion treatment while aging treatment after solution heat treatment increases the strength of brazing seam.

  11. Development of high productivity pipeline girth welding

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    The trend for increased oil and gas consumption implies a growth of long-distance pipeline installations. Welding is a critical factor in the installation of pipelines, both onshore and offshore, and the rate at which the pipeline can be laid is generally determined by the speed of welding. This has resulted in substantial developments in pipeline welding techniques. Arc welding is still the dominant process used in practice, and forge welding processes have had limited successful application to date, in spite of large investments in process development. Power beam processes have also been investigated in detail and the latest laser systems now show promise for practical application. In recent years the use of high strength steels has substantially reduced the cost of pipeline installation, with X70 and X80 being commonly used. This use of high strength pipeline produced by thermomechanical processing has also been researched. They must all meet three requirments, high productivity, satisfactory weld properties, and weld quality

  12. The constitutive response of brazing alloys and the residual stresses in ceramic-metal joints

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    Galli, Matteo; Botsis, Ioannis

    2008-01-01

    Nowadays the joining of dissimilar materials is often the only solution to fulfill the complex requirements of high technology applications. One of the fields in which the research activity is more intense and promising is that of the brazing of ceramics with metals. The performance of brazed ceramic-metal joints is limited by residual stresses which develop in the bonded assembly as it cools down after brazing. The magnitude and influence of these stresses can be particularly high because of...

  13. The constitutive response of brazing alloys and the residual stresses in ceramic-metal joints

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    Galli, Matteo

    2007-01-01

    Nowadays the joining of dissimilar materials is often the only solution to fulfill the complex requirements of high technology applications. One of the fields in which the research activity is more intense and promising is that of the brazing of ceramics with metals. The performance of brazed ceramic-metal joints is limited by residual stresses which develop in the bonded assembly as it cools down after brazing. The magnitude and influence of these stresses can be particularly high because of...

  14. Microstructural characteristics of WC-Co and tool steel brazed joint

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    Young-Sub, K.; Sook-Hwan, K. [Reliability Assessment Team, Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology, Pohang (Korea)

    2001-07-01

    The current study used Ni base alloys, which reveals the excellent high temperature properties, as filler metals for brazing of WC-Co and tool steel to get the solid joint strength. The strength and the microstructures of brazed joints for different filler metals were examined. The optimum brazing condition and heat treatment condition were obtained through precipitation reaction and microstructural characteristics at the joints. (orig.)

  15. Welding robots

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    Pires, J. Norberto; Loureiro, Altino; Godinho, T.; Ferreira, P; Fernando, B; Morgado, J

    2003-01-01

    Using robots in industrial welding operations is common but far from being a streamlined technological process. The problems are with the robots, still in their early design stages and difficult to use and program by regular operators; the welding process, which is complex and not really well known and the human-machine interfaces, which are unnatural and not really working. In this article, these problems are discussed, and a system designed with the double objective of serving R&D efforts o...

  16. Syllabus in Trade Welding.

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    The syllabus outlines material for a course two academic years in length (minimum two and one-half hours daily experience) leading to entry-level occupational ability in several welding trade areas. Fourteen units covering are welding, gas welding, oxyacetylene welding, cutting, nonfusion processes, inert gas shielded-arc welding, welding cast…

  17. Active metal brazing of different metals to aluminium nitride ceramics

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    During recent years aluminium nitride ceramics for substrates, coolers and components have found more applications in micro- and power electronics. Aluminium nitride ceramic with high thermal conductivity, small CTE and good thermal shock resistance is used in aeronautical equipment as well as in drive systems of undergrounds and high speed trains. Different metals and alloys can be bonded to AIN by the so-called 'AMB-process'. The bonding mechanism is based on the use of so-called active metals like Ti, Zr, Hf. Copper conductor lines can be brazed onto AIN-substrates and components, resistor sheets can be applied on ceramic water coolers and a couple of other metals and alloys like tantalium, titanium, KOVAR and steel can be attached to AIN-ceramics by active brazing. Processing, analytical aspects and some special applications will be discussed. (author)

  18. New hermetic sealing material for vacuum brazing of stainless steels

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    Hildebrandt, S.; Wiehl, G.; Silze, F.

    2016-03-01

    For vacuum brazing applications such as in vacuum interrupter industry Hermetic Sealing Materials (HSM) with low partial pressure are widely used. AgCu28 dominates the hermetic sealing market, as it has a very good wetting behavior on copper and metallized ceramics. Within recent decades wetting on stainless steel has become more and more important. However, today the silver content of HSMs is more in focus than in the past decades, because it has the biggest impact on the material prices. Umicore Technical Materials has developed a new copper based HSM, CuAg40Ga10. The wettability on stainless steel is significantly improved compared to AgCu28 and the total silver content is reduced by almost 44%. In this article the physical properties of the alloy and its brazed joints will be presented compared to AgCu28.

  19. An unconventional set-up for fluxless brazing of aluminium

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    Loos, Robert

    1999-01-01

    In order to successfully braze aluminium alloy assemblies without the use of oxide-removing fluxes, an evironment with very low contaminant level is mandatory. This is mostly achieved by using a vacuum furnace. Brazing under inert gas of sufficient purity is also possible. The method reported upon here makes use of a stainless steel bag which can enter a traditional air furnace. The bag is evacuated, giving a well distributed mechanical pressure on the parts to join. The intrinsic handicap of poor vacuum is compensated by regular inert gas flushing, even at high temperatures. The set-up works rather well, and the idea is believed to yield a valuable strategic and economic option, for the realization of special equipment as well as for prototyping work. We intend to use the principle for the CMS Preshower cooling screens.

  20. A corrosion study on vacuum brazed joints of LINAC

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    A 10 MeV, S-band electron linac has been developed at RRCAT for industrial applications. At present, the in-house fabricated accelerating structure, is under continuous operation and has been tested at beam power more than 4.2 kW. The accelerating structure of electron linac comprises RF couplers, buncher section and regular section. The accelerating structure is made of OFE copper and is fabricated by vacuum brazing of cavities and coupler components using BVAg-8 and Palcusil-5 as braze filler metals (BFM). During accelerator operation, RF power is dissipated on cavities surface and the resultant heat is removed by circulating low conductivity water (LCW) in cooling jackets built around the accelerating structure whose inner part is maintained under vacuum. Corrosion characteristics of OFE copper brazed joints in LCW environment is of utmost importance towards development of reliable industrial linac. Therefore, a study has been undertaken to investigate corrosion possibilities in the cooling circuit which can limit the life of accelerating structures

  1. Pulsed TIG welding in the fabrication of nuclear components and structures

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    TIG welding is an important welding technique in nuclear plant fabrication for the welding of critical components and structures where a high level of weld integrity is demanded. Whilst the process is ideally suited to precision welding, since the arc is a small intense heat source, it has proved to be somewhat intolerant to production variations in 'difficult' applications, such as tube to tube plate welding and orbital tube welding with tube in the fixed position. Whilst the problems directly associated with this intolerance (of the welding process) are less frequently observed when used manually, difficulties are experienced in fully mechanised welding operations particularly when welding to a relatively rigid approved procedure. Pulsing of the welding current was developed as a technique to achieve greater control of the behaviour of the weld pool. Instead of moving the weld pool in a continuous motion around the joint, welding was conducted intermittently in the form of overlapping spots. This technique, which offers significant advantages over continuous current welding has been exploited in nuclear fabrication for welding those components which demand a high level of weld quality. In this paper, the essential features of this technique are described and, in indicating its advantages, examples have been drawn from recent experiences on the welding of two types of joint for the Advanced Gas Cooled Reactor, a tube sheet and a butt joint in the G Position. (author)

  2. Laser welding of micro plastic parts

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    Haberstroh, E.; Hoffmann, W.-M.

    2007-02-01

    Most welding processes for plastics do not meet the demands of micro technology and thus cannot be applied in this innovative industrial sector. One of the few techniques which are applicable in this sector is the laser transmission welding, which has distinctive advantages like low mechanical and thermal load of the joining parts. This makes the laser particularly suitable for the welding of micro plastics parts. Thereby, contour welding is a process variant of laser transmission welding enabling the welding of complex and even three-dimensional weld contours. But so far it has not yet been applied for welding plastics parts of micro scale in the industrial practice. Recent research at the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at the RWTH Aachen University shows the feasibility of this process to weld small and complex micro parts. Good mechanical properties can be achieved. However, it is necessary to apply measures to reduce the formation of flash. Moreover, it can be shown that there is a strong influence of some material parameters on the laser welding process so that some plastics are more suitable than others for the contour welding in micro technology.

  3. MIG (metal inert gas) and laser beam welding of aluminium die castings with wrought aluminium profiles; Soudage MIG et soudage laser de pieces moulees sous pression avec des profils corroyes en alliages d'aluminium

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    Wiesner, S.; Rethmeier, M.; Wohlfart, H. [Universite Technique de Brunswick, Institut de Soudure (Germany)

    2003-10-01

    The applicability of different welding techniques to the welding of aluminium die castings, particularly used in automobile engineering, is discussed and experimental results from welding trials of some of these processes are reported. The advantages and disadvantages of using pressure welding, beam welding and gas shielded arc welding techniques to weld aluminium die castings are discussed. Results from welding trials carried out on a number of ductile AlSi and AlMg alloys using MIG and laser welding techniques are reported. Laser-TIG welding was also investigated as an alternative to laser welding with its inherent problems. (authors)

  4. Effects of conventional welding and laser welding on the tensile strength, ultimate tensile strength and surface characteristics of two cobalt-chromium alloys: a comparative study.

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    Madhan Kumar, Seenivasan; Sethumadhava, Jayesh Raghavendra; Anand Kumar, Vaidyanathan; Manita, Grover

    2012-06-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of laser welding and conventional welding on the tensile strength and ultimate tensile strength of the cobalt-chromium alloy. Samples were prepared with two commercially available cobalt-chromium alloys (Wironium plus and Diadur alloy). The samples were sectioned and the broken fragments were joined using Conventional and Laser welding techniques. The welded joints were subjected to tensile and ultimate tensile strength testing; and scanning electron microscope to evaluate the surface characteristics at the welded site. Both on laser welding as well as on conventional welding technique, Diadur alloy samples showed lesser values when tested for tensile and ultimate tensile strength when compared to Wironium alloy samples. Under the scanning electron microscope, the laser welded joints show uniform welding and continuous molt pool all over the surface with less porosity than the conventionally welded joints. Laser welding is an advantageous method of connecting or repairing cast metal prosthetic frameworks. PMID:23858281

  5. Rapid Fabrication Techniques for Liquid Rocket Channel Wall Nozzles

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    Gradl, Paul R.

    2016-01-01

    The functions of a regeneratively-cooled nozzle are to (1) expand combustion gases to increase exhaust gas velocity while, (2) maintaining adequate wall temperatures to prevent structural failure, and (3) transfer heat from the hot gases to the coolant fluid to promote injector performance and stability. Regeneratively-cooled nozzles are grouped into two categories: tube-wall nozzles and channel wall nozzles. A channel wall nozzle is designed with an internal liner containing a series of integral coolant channels that are closed out with an external jacket. Manifolds are attached at each end of the nozzle to distribute coolant to and away from the channels. A variety of manufacturing techniques have been explored for channel wall nozzles, including state of the art laser-welded closeouts and pressure-assisted braze closeouts. This paper discusses techniques that NASA MSFC is evaluating for rapid fabrication of channel wall nozzles that address liner fabrication, slotting techniques and liner closeout techniques. Techniques being evaluated for liner fabrication include large-scale additive manufacturing of freeform-deposition structures to create the liner blanks. Abrasive water jet milling is being evaluated for cutting the complex coolant channel geometries. Techniques being considered for rapid closeout of the slotted liners include freeform deposition, explosive bonding and Cold Spray. Each of these techniques, development work and results are discussed in further detail in this paper.

  6. A Welding Process Test of Nickel Based Superalloy N06625 and its Composite Plate

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    Wen-Chao Zhou; Shan-Hua Xiao; Guo-Qi Luo

    2013-01-01

    Nickel based superalloy N06625 welding quality is directly related to whether to maintain good mechanical properties and excellent corrosion resisting property before welding. The test studies welding process of Nickel based superalloy N066255 and Its Composite Plate. The test results show that, strictly cleaning before welding, the pure argon protection, selecting welding consumables which have reasonable composition and making suitable welding parameters and pertinent operation techniques, ...

  7. A new simulation model and its application in CO2 short-circuiting transfer welding

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    胡连海; 李桓; 李俊岳; 杨立军

    2002-01-01

    A new simulation model of CO2 short-circuiting transfer welding may be employed to develop a new pattern of welding machine and to predict welding process parameters to obtain the optimum welding technology properties. In this paper, a new simulating model is developed according to the AWP (adapting welding physics process) waveform control method. Good agreement is shown between the predicted and experimentally determined results. The model will make an important promotion in the development of CO2 arc welding technique.

  8. Development of mechanized W.I.G. impulse welding for application on pipework in nuclear reactor construction

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    The W.I.G. impulse welding process is described in regard to its suitability for mechanization. The requirements of plant engineering - power supply, welding head, etc., are discussed in detail. The development of the welding technique and welding material is indicated by austenitic and ferritic pipework connection welds. Special difficulties are the pores which systematically occur. (orig.)

  9. A study on brazing of Glidcop® to OFE Cu for application in Photon Absorbers of Indus-2

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    The paper describes an experimental study aimed at standardizing brazing procedure for joining Glidcop to OFE Cu for its application in upgraded photon absorbers of 2.5 GeV synchrotron radiation source, Indus-2. Two different brazing routes, involving brazing with silver base (BVAg-8) and gold base (50Au/50Cu) alloys, were studied to join Glidcop to OFE Cu. Brazing with both alloys yielded helium leak tight and bakeable joints with acceptable shear strengths.

  10. 多元平行流式冷凝器炉中钎焊工艺研究%Study on Brazing Process for Condenser in Controlled Atmosphere Brazing Furnace

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    郭艳; 凌泽民; 李金阁

    2011-01-01

    The optimum technological parameters of brazing condenser in controlled atmosphere brazing(CAB) furnace were obtained by simulating 3-D temperature distribution of micro-joint between fin and flat tube of the condenser using ANSYS software. The process experiment, temperature measurement and properties testing were carried out. The results show that the real thermal cycle curve fits well with the initial simulation one. The morphology of the welded joint has no defects and the microstructure is dense and mainly a(Al)+Al-Si. The leaking has no slightly leaking. It can be obtained that it is a meaningful method to put FEM employ into the process design.%采用ANSYS软件,通过对温度场的模拟,确定了较佳的工艺参数,并进行了工艺实验、温度检测及相关性能测试.温度检测结果表明,模拟曲线与实测曲线吻合较好,说明模拟的温度场是正确的.通过对钎焊接头显微组织分析表明,接头无缺陷,组织致密,显微组织主要以a(Al)+Al-Si共晶组织为主;相关性能测试表明,接头无微漏,达到了使用要求.说明采用有限元软件进行工艺指导是可行的.

  11. Pulsed Magnetic Welding for Advanced Core and Cladding Steel

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    Cao, Guoping [Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Yang, Yong [Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States)

    2013-12-19

    To investigate a solid-state joining method, pulsed magnetic welding (PMW), for welding the advanced core and cladding steels to be used in Generation IV systems, with a specific application for fuel pin end-plug welding. As another alternative solid state welding technique, pulsed magnetic welding (PMW) has not been extensively explored on the advanced steels. The resultant weld can be free from microstructure defects (pores, non-metallic inclusions, segregation of alloying elements). More specifically, the following objectives are to be achieved: 1. To design a suitable welding apparatus fixture, and optimize welding parameters for repeatable and acceptable joining of the fuel pin end-plug. The welding will be evaluated using tensile tests for lap joint weldments and helium leak tests for the fuel pin end-plug; 2 Investigate the microstructural and mechanical properties changes in PMW weldments of proposed advanced core and cladding alloys; 3. Simulate the irradiation effects on the PWM weldments using ion irradiation.

  12. Differences between Laser and Arc Welding of HSS Steels

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    Němeček, Stanislav; Mužík, Tomáš; Míšek, Michal

    Conventional welding processes often fail to provide adequate joints in high strength steels with multiphase microstructures. One of the promising techniques is laser beam welding: working without filler metal and with sufficient capacity for automotive and transportation industry (where the amount of AHSS steels increases each year, as well as the length of laser welds). The paper compares microstructures and properties of HSS (high strength steel) joints made by MAG (Metal Active Gas) and laser welding. The effects of main welding parameters (heat input, welding speed and others) are studied on multiphase TRIP 900 steel tubes and martensitic sheets DOCOL 1200, advanced materials for seat frames and other automotive components. Whereas the strength of conventional welds is significantly impaired, laser welding leaves strength of the base material nearly unaffected. As the nature of fracture changes during loading and depending on the welding method, failure mechanisms upon cross tension tests have been studied as well.

  13. Friction Pull Plug Welding in Aluminum Alloys

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    Brooke, Shane A.; Bradford, Vann

    2012-01-01

    NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) has recently invested much time and effort into the process development of Friction Pull Plug Welding (FPPW). FPPW, is a welding process similar to Friction Push Plug Welding in that, there is a small rotating part (plug) being spun and simultaneously pulled (forged) into a larger part. These two processes differ, in that push plug welding requires an internal reaction support, while pull plug welding reacts to the load externally. FPPW was originally conceived as a post proof repair technique for the Space Shuttle fs External Tank. FPPW was easily selected as the primary weld process used to close out the termination hole on the Constellation Program's ARES I Upper Stage circumferential Self-Reacting Friction Stir Welds (SR-FSW). The versatility of FPPW allows it to also be used as a repair technique for both SR-FSW and Conventional Friction Stir Welds. To date, all MSFC led development has been concentrated on aluminum alloys (2195, 2219, and 2014). Much work has been done to fully understand and characterize the process's limitations. A heavy emphasis has been spent on plug design, to match the various weldland thicknesses and alloy combinations. This presentation will summarize these development efforts including weld parameter development, process control, parameter sensitivity studies, plug repair techniques, material properties including tensile, fracture and failure analysis.

  14. Sensor controlled robotic welding for nuclear power plant operations

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    The objective of the proposed research is to apply real time monitoring, artificial intelligence and on-line correction to dynamically control the depth of weld penetration and weld integrity during the welding process. Welding is a major technique used in the fabrication, construction and maintenance of power generating and energy conversion systems. In the welding process, fluctuations in process variables lead to weld defects such as lack of penetration, cracks, porosity and undesirable metallurgical structures. This research will apply advanced infrared sensing techniques which have been successfully used in seam tracking to the equally complex problem of weld defect and weld puddle penetration control. Thermal temperature distributions of plates being welded will be dynamically measured during welding using infrared techniques. These temperature distributions will be used to interpret changes in the size and shape of the molten metal pool and the presence of conditions that may lead to defects in the solidified weld. The ultimate result of this research will be the development of machines which are capable of sensing and altering process variables to eliminate defective welds and increase the productivity of the welding process. Successful completion of this proposed research will lead to potential major improvements in the fabrication, construction and maintenance of advanced nuclear reactors and promote increased safety and reliability while decreasing construction costs. 47 refs., 50 figs

  15. Development of optimum process parameters and a study of the effects of surface roughness on brazing of copper

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    Highlights: • New brazing process parameters corresponding to the greatest shear strength have been developed. • An effective interaction of brazing filler metal (BFM) and base metal was observed at the interface for the sample brazed at 650 °C/5 min. • The possibility of formation of hard intermetallic compounds of Cu, Sn, and P have been justified in view of high-strength braze joint. • The surface roughness with an average Ra value of around 0.20 μm was found to be the most appropriate for brazing of copper conducted at the specified process parameters. - Abstract: Brazing experiments on commercially-pure copper plates, using brazing filler metal (MBF-2005), are conducted at temperatures in the range of 650–750 °C for time-durations in the range of 5–15 min. Shear tests for braze-joints involved use of a universal testing machine. Based on the shear-test results, a new brazing cycle has been developed that corresponds to the greatest shear strength of the braze-joint. The brazing cycle has been performed under a controlled dry-argon atmosphere in a tube furnace. Microscopic observations were made by use of both optical and electron microscopes; whereas surface roughness measurements were made by using a TR100 Surface Roughness Tester. It is found that successful brazing and good wetting can be achieved by the least voids by using an average surface roughness (Ra value) for the base material

  16. Interfacial microstructure and performance of brazed diamond grits with Ni-Cr-P alloy

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    The reaction mechanism of the interface among diamond, commercial Ni-Cr-P alloy and steel substrate has been studied by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscope, X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy. The reaction layers formed among diamond, brazing alloy and steel substrate produced good wettability of diamond grits for achieving better quality tools. The reaction layer between diamond and brazing alloy comprised a reaction layer of brazing alloy and a reaction layer of diamond. Cr7C3 and Cr3C2 formed in the reaction layer of brazing alloy was the main reason for improving the bonding strength of Ni-Cr alloy to the diamond grits. A reaction layer of diamond may be a graphitization layer formed on the surface of diamond under high temperature brazing. The reaction layer of brazing alloy and steel substrate was the co-diffusion of Ni, Cr and Fe between the brazing alloy and the steel substrate. The life and sharpness of brazed diamond boring drill bits fabricated in this study were superior to the electroplated one in the market owing to its high protrusion and bonding strength.

  17. Research on CMT welding of nickel-based alloy with stainless steel

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    2007-01-01

    Cold Metal Transfer (CMT) welding technique is a new welding technique introduced by Fronius company. CMT welding of nickel-based alloy with stainless steel was carried out using CuSi3 filler wire in this paper. Effects of welding parameters, including welding current, welding speed, etc, on weld surface appearance were tested. Microstructure and mechanical properties of CMT weld were studied. The results show that the thickness of interface reaction layer of the nickel-based alloy is 14.3μm, which is only 4.33% of base material. The weld is made up of two phases,α-copper and iron-based solid solution. Rupture occurs initially at the welded seam near the edge of stainless steel in shear test. The maximum shear strength of the CuSi3 welded joint is 184.9MPa.

  18. Use of laser cutting and welding in nuclear industry

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    General data on peculiarities of laser welding and cutting procedure are reviewed. Specific examples of laser application for fuel assembly production and reprocessing, for welding of heat exchangers and pipelines etc are considered to show the advantages of the technique. A series of patents, dealing with laser cutting and welding is being discussed

  19. A Computer Aided System for Simulating Weld Metal Solidification Crack

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    2001-01-01

    A computer-aided system for simulating weld solidification crack has been developed by which a welding engineer can carry out the welding solidification crack simulation on the basis of a commercial finite element analysis software package. Its main functions include calculating the heat generations of the moving arc, mesh generation, calculating stress-strain distributions with element rebirth technique.

  20. A preliminary study of cladding steel with NiTi by microwave-assisted brazing

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    Nickel titanium (NiTi) plate of 1.2 mm thickness was successfully clad on AISI 316L stainless steel substrate by a microwave-assisted brazing process. Brazing was conducted in a multimode microwave oven in air using a copper-based brazing material in tape form. The brazing material was melted in a few minutes by microwave-induced plasma initiated by conducting wires surrounding the brazing assembly. Metallographic study by scanning-electron microscopy (SEM) and compositional analysis by energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) of the brazed joint revealed metallurgical bonding formed via inter-diffusion between the brazing filler and the adjacent materials. A shear bonding strength in the range of 100-150 MPa was recorded in shear tests of the brazed joint. SEM and X-ray diffractometry (XRD) analysis for the surface of as-received NiTi plate and NiTi cladding showed similar microstructure and phase composition. Nanoindentation tests also indicated that the superelastic properties of NiTi were essentially retained. The cavitation erosion resistance of the NiTi cladding was essentially the same as that of as-received NiTi plate, and higher than that obtained in laser or TIG (tungsten-inert gas) surfacing. The high resistance could be attributed to avoidance of dilution and defect formation in the NiTi clad since the cladding did not undergo melting and solidification in the brazing process. Electrochemical tests also recorded similar corrosion resistance in both as-received NiTi and NiTi cladding. Thus, the present study indicates that microwave-assisted brazing is a simple, economical, and feasible process for cladding NiTi on 316L stainless steel for enhancing cavitation erosion resistance

  1. A preliminary study of cladding steel with NiTi by microwave-assisted brazing

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    Chiu, K.Y. [Department of Applied Physics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China); Cheng, F.T. [Department of Applied Physics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China)]. E-mail: apaftche@polyu.edu.hk; Man, H.C. [Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China)

    2005-10-25

    Nickel titanium (NiTi) plate of 1.2 mm thickness was successfully clad on AISI 316L stainless steel substrate by a microwave-assisted brazing process. Brazing was conducted in a multimode microwave oven in air using a copper-based brazing material in tape form. The brazing material was melted in a few minutes by microwave-induced plasma initiated by conducting wires surrounding the brazing assembly. Metallographic study by scanning-electron microscopy (SEM) and compositional analysis by energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) of the brazed joint revealed metallurgical bonding formed via inter-diffusion between the brazing filler and the adjacent materials. A shear bonding strength in the range of 100-150 MPa was recorded in shear tests of the brazed joint. SEM and X-ray diffractometry (XRD) analysis for the surface of as-received NiTi plate and NiTi cladding showed similar microstructure and phase composition. Nanoindentation tests also indicated that the superelastic properties of NiTi were essentially retained. The cavitation erosion resistance of the NiTi cladding was essentially the same as that of as-received NiTi plate, and higher than that obtained in laser or TIG (tungsten-inert gas) surfacing. The high resistance could be attributed to avoidance of dilution and defect formation in the NiTi clad since the cladding did not undergo melting and solidification in the brazing process. Electrochemical tests also recorded similar corrosion resistance in both as-received NiTi and NiTi cladding. Thus, the present study indicates that microwave-assisted brazing is a simple, economical, and feasible process for cladding NiTi on 316L stainless steel for enhancing cavitation erosion resistance.

  2. Femtosecond fiber laser welding of dissimilar metals.

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    Huang, Huan; Yang, Lih-Mei; Bai, Shuang; Liu, Jian

    2014-10-01

    In this paper, welding of dissimilar metals was demonstrated for the first time, to the best of our knowledge, by using a high-energy high-repetition-rate femtosecond fiber laser. Metallurgical and mechanical properties were investigated and analyzed under various processing parameters (pulse energy, repetition rate, and welding speed). Results showed that the formation of intermetallic brittle phases and welding defects could be effectively reduced. Strong welding quality with more than 210 MPa tensile strength for stainless steel-aluminum and 175 MPa tensile strength for stainless steel-magnesium has been demonstrated. A minimal heat affected zone and uniform and homogenous phase transformation in the welding region have been demonstrated. This laser-welding technique can be extended for various applications in semiconductor, automobile, aerospace, and biomedical industries. PMID:25322246

  3. Underwater laser beam welding of Alloy 690

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    Stress Corrosion Clacking (SCC) has been reported at Alloy 600 welds between nozzles and safe-end in Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) plant. Alloy 690, which has higher chromium content than Alloy 600, has been applied for cladding on Alloy 600 welds for repairing damaged SCC area. Toshiba has developed Underwater Laser Beam Welding technique. This method can be conducted without draining, so that the repairing period and the radiation exposure during the repair can be dramatically decreased. In some old PWRs, high-sulfur stainless steel is used as the materials for this section. It has a high susceptibility of weld cracks. Therefore, the optimum welding condition of Alloy 690 on the high-sulfur stainless steel was investigated with our Underwater Laser Beam Welding unit. Good cladding layer, without any crack, porosity or lack of fusion, could be obtained. (author)

  4. Pearson's Functions to Describe FSW Weld Geometry

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    Friction stir welding (FSW) is a relatively new joining technique particularly for aluminium alloys that are difficult to fusion weld. In this study, the geometry of the weld has been investigated and modelled using Pearson's functions. It has been demonstrated that the Pearson's parameters (mean, standard deviation, skewness, kurtosis and geometric constant) can be used to characterize the weld geometry and the tensile strength of the weld assembly. Pearson's parameters and process parameters are strongly correlated allowing to define a control process procedure for FSW assemblies which make radiographic or ultrasonic controls unnecessary. Finally, an optimisation using a Generalized Gradient Method allows to determine the geometry of the weld which maximises the assembly tensile strength.

  5. Improving Fatigue Performance of AHSS Welds

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    Feng, Zhili [ORNL; Yu, Xinghua [ORNL; ERDMAN III, DONALD L [ORNL; Wang, Yanli [ORNL; Kelly, Steve [ArcelorMittal USA; Hou, Wenkao [ArcelorMittal USA; Yan, Benda [ArcelorMittal USA; Wang, Zhifeng [Colorado School of Mines, Golden; Yu, Zhenzhen [Colorado School of Mines, Golden; Liu, Stephen [Colorado School of Mines, Golden

    2015-03-01

    Reported herein is technical progress on a U.S. Department of Energy CRADA project with industry cost-share aimed at developing the technical basis and demonstrate the viability of innovative in-situ weld residual stresses mitigation technology that can substantially improve the weld fatigue performance and durability of auto-body structures. The developed technology would be costeffective and practical in high-volume vehicle production environment. Enhancing weld fatigue performance would address a critical technology gap that impedes the widespread use of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) and other lightweight materials for auto body structure light-weighting. This means that the automotive industry can take full advantage of the AHSS in strength, durability and crashworthiness without the concern of the relatively weak weld fatigue performance. The project comprises both technological innovations in weld residual stress mitigation and due-diligence residual stress measurement and fatigue performance evaluation. Two approaches were investigated. The first one was the use of low temperature phase transformation (LTPT) weld filler wire, and the second focused on novel thermo-mechanical stress management technique. Both technical approaches have resulted in considerable improvement in fatigue lives of welded joints made of high-strength steels. Synchrotron diffraction measurement confirmed the reduction of high tensile weld residual stresses by the two weld residual stress mitigation techniques.

  6. Numerical modelling of steel arc welding

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    Welding is a highly used assembly technique. Welding simulation software would give access to residual stresses and information about the weld's microstructure, in order to evaluate the mechanical resistance of a weld. It would also permit to evaluate the process feasibility when complex geometrical components are to be made, and to optimize the welding sequences in order to minimize defects. This work deals with the numerical modelling of arc welding process of steels. After describing the industrial context and the state of art, the models implemented in TransWeld (software developed at CEMEF) are presented. The set of macroscopic equations is followed by a discussion on their numerical implementation. Then, the theory of re-meshing and our adaptive anisotropic re-meshing strategy are explained. Two welding metal addition techniques are investigated and are compared in terms of the joint size and transient temperature and stresses. The accuracy of the finite element model is evaluated based on experimental results and the results of the analytical solution. Comparative analysis between experimental and numerical results allows the assessment of the ability of the numerical code to predict the thermomechanical and metallurgical response of the welded structure. The models limitations and the phenomena identified during this study are finally discussed and permit to define interesting orientations for future developments. (author)

  7. Improving fatigue performance of rail thermite welds

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    Winiar L.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Rail transport development offers economic and ecological interests. Nevertheless, it requires heavy investments in rolling material and infrastructure. To be competitive, this transportation means must rely on safe and reliable infrastructure, which requires optimization of all implemented techniques and structure. Rail thermite (or aluminothermic welding is widely used within the railway industry for in-track welding during re-rail and defect replacement. The process provides numerous advantages against other welding technology commonly used. Obviously, future demands on train traffic are heavier axle loads, higher train speeds and increased traffic density. Thus, a new enhanced weld should be developed to prevent accidents due to fracture of welds and to lower maintenance costs. In order to improve such assembly process, a detailed metallurgical study coupled to a thermomechanical modelling of the phenomena involved in the thermite welding process is carried out. Obtained data enables us to develop a new improved thermite weld (type A. This joint is made by modifying the routinely specified procedure (type B used in a railway rail by a standard gap alumino-thermic weld. Joints of type A and B are tested and compared. Based on experimental temperature measurements, a finite element analysis is used to calculate the thermal residual stresses induced. In the vicinity of the weld, the residual stress patterns depend on the thermal conditions during welding as it also shown by litterature [1, 2]. In parallel, X-Ray diffraction has been used to map the residual stress field that is generated in welded rail of types A and B. Their effect on fatigue crack growth in rail welds is studied. An experimental study based on fatigue tests of rails welded by conventional and improved processes adjudicates on the new advances and results will be shown.

  8. Improving fatigue performance of rail thermite welds

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    Jezzini-Aouad, M.; Flahaut, P.; Hariri, S.; Winiar, L.

    2010-06-01

    Rail transport development offers economic and ecological interests. Nevertheless, it requires heavy investments in rolling material and infrastructure. To be competitive, this transportation means must rely on safe and reliable infrastructure, which requires optimization of all implemented techniques and structure. Rail thermite (or aluminothermic) welding is widely used within the railway industry for in-track welding during re-rail and defect replacement. The process provides numerous advantages against other welding technology commonly used. Obviously, future demands on train traffic are heavier axle loads, higher train speeds and increased traffic density. Thus, a new enhanced weld should be developed to prevent accidents due to fracture of welds and to lower maintenance costs. In order to improve such assembly process, a detailed metallurgical study coupled to a thermomechanical modelling of the phenomena involved in the thermite welding process is carried out. Obtained data enables us to develop a new improved thermite weld (type A). This joint is made by modifying the routinely specified procedure (type B) used in a railway rail by a standard gap alumino-thermic weld. Joints of type A and B are tested and compared. Based on experimental temperature measurements, a finite element analysis is used to calculate the thermal residual stresses induced. In the vicinity of the weld, the residual stress patterns depend on the thermal conditions during welding as it also shown by litterature [1, 2]. In parallel, X-Ray diffraction has been used to map the residual stress field that is generated in welded rail of types A and B. Their effect on fatigue crack growth in rail welds is studied. An experimental study based on fatigue tests of rails welded by conventional and improved processes adjudicates on the new advances and results will be shown.

  9. Digital Laser Welding System for Automobile Side Panel

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    Park, Hong-Seok; Choi, Hung-Won

    2010-01-01

    The laser as economical and flexible tool has established a solid ground in industrial manufacturing area. Specially at welding BIW (Body In White) in automobile industry, the importance of it has been increased due to the technological characteristics such as high process speed, slim seam and good capability of automation and so on. For application of laser welding technique, welding principle and influential factors were investigated based on the analysis of laser welding processes. With th...

  10. Knowledge based process development of bobbin tool friction stir welding

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    Hilgert, Jakob

    2012-01-01

    Over the last twenty years Friction Stir Welding (FSW) has proven to be a very promising new joining technique. Especially high strength aluminium alloys can be welded with large advantages as compared to conventional fusion welding processes. For some joint configurations and desired applications bobbin tool welding is a process variant that can circumvent limitations arising from the high process forces in conventional tool FSW. As bobbin tools are highly mechanically loaded, in-depth under...

  11. Development of dissimilar welding technique between PNC-FMS wrapper tube and SUS316 steel. 1. Investigation of δ ferrite formation and evaluation of Charpy impact property

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    Ferritic/Martensitic steel (PNC-FMS) with superior resistance to swelling is being developed as wrapper tube for the long-life core of large-scale fast breeder reactor. If the δ ferrite phase would be formed at heat affected zone (HAZ) in welding between PNC-FMS wrapper tube and SUS316 steel, and thus toughness degradation would be suspected due to δ ferrite formation. In this study, the formation of the δ ferrite in applying TIG welding and EB welding are investigated using base metal of 3 types, which are Nieq max./Creq min., Nieq min./Creq max. and the center of chemical composition in the specification. The effect of the amount of the δ ferrite formation and characteristics of toughness change with thermal aging were evaluated. The results are summarized as follows. 1. The δ ferrite generation can be suppressed in the combination of welding process and chemical composition. (1) In case of specification center, the δ ferrite formation can be suppressed about 1% by EB welding. (2) In case of Nieq max./Creq min. in the specification, the δ ferrite formation can be perfectly suppressed even in TIG welding or EB welding. 2. The relationship between δ ferrite content and Charpy impact value was investigated using 3 types of chemical composition in the specification. (1) Ductile Brittle Transition Temperature (DBTT) increased, when δ ferrite content increases. (2) DBTT shift by aging is within about 23degC. (3) DBTT is influenced by grain size and it is lower as the fine grain (grain no.11). (4) Upper Shelf Energy (USE) is not dependent on the δ ferrite content. (author)

  12. Research on overall assembling and welding process of steel box girder tuyere blocks of Taizhou Bridge

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    Yan Shiguang; Li Hongtao; Wang Chao

    2012-01-01

    This article presents in detail the assembling and welding process technique of the steel box girder tuyere blocks of Taizhou Bridge. The application of this process technique effectively solves the problem of welding stress release in tuyere block assembling and welding without increasing the number of turns of the blocks and overhead welding, thus avoiding possible structural deformation due to excessive accumulation of internal welding stress, greatly reducing the repeated deformation and correction work during assembling and welding, and ensuring the weld seam quality and overall dimensions of tuvere blocks of Taizhou Bridze.

  13. Study of the electron beam welding of tubes to exchanger plates using a portable gun

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    The purpose of the study, was to develop equipments and techniques allowing on the one hand, electron beam welding and, on the other hand, inspection of welds joining tubes to exchanger plates. Electron beam welding makes it possible to obtain very high penetration bead width ratios, very varied and reproducible thermal cycles, fast operating rates, welding on vertical walls with no difficulty

  14. Characterization of duplex stainless steel weld metals obtained by hybrid plasma-gas metal arc welding

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    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Despite its high efficiency, autogenous keyhole welding is not well-accepted for duplex stainless steels because it causes excessive ferrite in as-welded duplex microstructure, which leads to a degradation in toughness and corrosion properties of the material. Combining the deep penetration characteristics of plasma arc welding in keyhole mode and metal deposition capability of gas metal arc welding, hybrid plasma - gas metal arc welding process has considered for providing a proper duplex microstructure without compromising the welding efficiency. 11.1 mm-thick standard duplex stainless steel plates were joined in a single-pass using this novel technique. Same plates were also subjected to conventional gas metal arc and plasma arc welding processes, providing benchmarks for the investigation of the weldability of the material. In the first place, the hybrid welding process enabled us to achieve less heat input compared to gas metal arc welding. Consequently, the precipitation of secondary phases, which are known to be detrimental to the toughness and corrosion resistance of duplex stainless steels, was significantly suppressed in both fusion and heat affected zones. Secondly, contrary to other keyhole techniques, proper cooling time and weld metal chemistry were achieved during the process, facilitating sufficient reconstructive transformation of austenite in the ferrite phase.

  15. Novel characterization of welding fumes

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    Complete text of publication follows. The lung deposition of welding fume comprised of a large number of primary nanoparticles, occurs predominantly in the alveolar region. The particle size distribution of welding fumes is an important factor determining the bioaccessibility of metal components and the hazard potential of pro-inflammatory effects driven largely by soluble and insoluble transition metals. Several techniques are frequently used for determining the particle size distribution of different welding fumes. A scanning mobility particle sizer (SMPS) offers the opportunity of temporal particle-size distribution measurements and to follow the changes in particle number concentration, a transmission electron microscope (TEM) is capable of visualizing the individual particle morphology and measuring the particle size of primary particles. Are the results obtained with these two techniques comparable? To answer this question welding fumes were generated by different welding methods and examined by a SMPS in the range of 10 to 487 nanometers. The SMPS instrument measures the size distribution of fine particles by separating particles based on electrical-mobility. Particles of a selected size are detected optically, using a detection technology in which small particle visibility is enhanced by growing the particles in a condensing butyl alcohol vapour. Samples were collected on TEM grids made of nickel, copper and silicon for primary particle characterization by TEM. Particle size distributions with both analytical techniques were determined. The most obvious features of the TEM analysis were that the primary welding fume particles had a tendency to form chainlike agglomerates in case of all welding, and almost no individual primary particles were found. It is quite unclear how these agglomerates are detected by the SMPS. An important finding of the chemical analysis of the particles by TEM was that the larger particles contained cores of more volatile components

  16. Distortion Control during Welding

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    2014-01-01

    The local material expansion and contraction involved in welding result in permanent deformations or instability i.e., welding distortion. Considerable efforts have been made in controlling welding distortion prior to, during or after welding. Thermal Tensioning (TT) describes a group of in-situ methods to control welding distortion. In these methods local heating and/or cooling strategies are applied during welding. Additional heating and/or cooling sources can be implemented either stationa...

  17. Microstructure and phase constitution near the interface of Cu/3003 torch brazing using Al Si La Sr filler

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    It has been mainly studied in this paper on brazing of Cu to Al using Al.Si filler metal. The optimized scanning rate of 2.5 mm/s is first obtained through simulating the temperature field of Cu Al brazing process based on ANSYS software. Then the brazing of Cu C11000 to Al 3003 using Al.Si.La.Sr filler is carried out by torch brazing technology. It is found that the brazing seam region is mainly consisted of α Al solid solution and CuAl2 IMC. Further experimental results also show that the rare earth element La in filler metal can not only refine the grain, but also promote the dispersion of intermetallic compounds into the brazing seam, which significantly improves the brazing seam microstructure and mechanical properties of the joints

  18. Microstructure and strength of brazed joints of TiB2 cermet to TiAl-based alloys

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    李卓然; 冯吉才; 曹健

    2003-01-01

    In this study, TiB2 cermet and TiAl-based alloy are vacuum brazed successfully by using Ag-Cu-Ti filler metal. The microstructural analyses indicate that two reaction products, Ti(Cu, Al)2 and Ag based solid solution (Ag(s.s)), are present in the brazing seam, and the interface structure of the brazed joint is TiB2/TiB2+ Ag(s.s) /Ag(s.s)+Ti(Cu, Al)2/Ti(Cu, Al)2/TiAl. The experimental results show that the shear strength of the brazed TiB2/TiAl joints decreases as the brazing time increases at a definite brazing temperature. When the joint is brazed at 1 223 K for 5 min, a joint strength up to 173 MPa is achieved.

  19. Laser Welding in Electronic Packaging

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    2000-01-01

    The laser has proven its worth in numerous high reliability electronic packaging applications ranging from medical to missile electronics. In particular, the pulsed YAG laser is an extremely flexible and versatile too] capable of hermetically sealing microelectronics packages containing sensitive components without damaging them. This paper presents an overview of details that must be considered for successful use of laser welding when addressing electronic package sealing. These include; metallurgical considerations such as alloy and plating selection, weld joint configuration, design of optics, use of protective gases and control of thermal distortions. The primary limitations on use of laser welding electronic for packaging applications are economic ones. The laser itself is a relatively costly device when compared to competing welding equipment. Further, the cost of consumables and repairs can be significant. These facts have relegated laser welding to use only where it presents a distinct quality or reliability advantages over other techniques of electronic package sealing. Because of the unique noncontact and low heat inputs characteristics of laser welding, it is an ideal candidate for sealing electronic packages containing MEMS devices (microelectromechanical systems). This paper addresses how the unique advantages of the pulsed YAG laser can be used to simplify MEMS packaging and deliver a product of improved quality.

  20. Contamination and solid state welds.

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    Mills, Bernice E.

    2007-05-01

    Since sensitivity to contamination is one of the verities of solid state joining, there is a need for assessing contamination of the part(s) to be joined, preferably nondestructively while it can be remedied. As the surfaces that are joined in pinch welds are inaccessible and thus provide a greater challenge, most of the discussion is of the search for the origin and effect of contamination on pinch welding and ways to detect and mitigate it. An example of contamination and the investigation and remediation of such a system is presented. Suggestions are made for techniques for nondestructive evaluation of contamination of surfaces for other solid state welds as well as for pinch welds. Surfaces that have good visual access are amenable to inspection by diffuse reflection infrared Fourier transform (DRIFT) spectroscopy. Although other techniques are useful for specific classes of contaminants (such as hydrocarbons), DRIFT can be used most classes of contaminants. Surfaces such as the interior of open tubes or stems that are to be pinch welded can be inspected using infrared reflection spectroscopy. It must be demonstrated whether or not this tool can detect graphite based contamination, which has been seen in stems. For tubes with one closed end, the technique that should be investigated is emission infrared spectroscopy.

  1. 49 CFR 178.50 - Specification 4B welded or brazed steel cylinders.

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    ... calculated shear strength at least 10 times the test pressure of the cylinder; gaskets required, adequate to... as the finished cylinder. (k) Physical test. A physical test must be conducted to determine yield strength, tensile strength, elongation, and reduction of area of material as follows: (1) The test...

  2. 49 CFR 178.55 - Specification 4B240ET welded or brazed cylinders.

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    ... tight fit and calculated shear strength at least 10 times the test pressure of the cylinder; gaskets... between knife edges, wedge shaped, 60° angle, rounded to 1/2 inch radius. (k) Physical test. A physical test must be conducted to determine yield strength, tensile strength, elongation, and reduction of...

  3. A Compendium of Brazed Microstructures For Fission Power Systems Applications

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    Locci, Ivan E.; Bowman, Cheryl L.

    2012-01-01

    NASA has been supporting design studies and technology development for fission-based power systems that could provide power to an outpost on the Moon, Mars, or an asteroid. Technology development efforts have included fabrication and evaluation of components used in a Stirling engine power conversion system. This investigation is part of the development of several braze joints crucial for the heat exchanger transfer path from a hot-side heat exchanger to a Stirling engine heat acceptor. Dissimilar metal joints are required to impart both mechanical strength and thermal path integrity for a heater head of interest. Preliminary design work for the heat exchanger involved joints between low carbon stainless steel to Inconel 718, where the 316L stainless steel would contain flowing liquid metal NaK while Inconel 718, a stronger alloy, would be used as structural reinforcement. This paper addressed the long-term microstructural stability of various braze alloys used to join 316L stainless steel heater head to the high conductivity oxygen-free copper acceptor to ensure the endurance of the critical metallic components of this sophisticated heat exchanger. The bonding of the 316L stainless steel heater head material to a copper heat acceptor is required to increase the heat-transfer surface area in contact with flowing He, which is the Stirling engine working fluid.

  4. Laser based spot weld characterization

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    Jonietz, Florian; Myrach, Philipp; Rethmeier, Michael; Suwala, Hubert; Ziegler, Mathias

    2016-02-01

    Spot welding is one of the most important joining technologies, especially in the automotive industry. Hitherto, the quality of spot welded joints is tested mainly by random destructive tests. A nondestructive testing technique offers the benefit of cost reduction of the testing procedure and optimization of the fabrication process, because every joint could be examined. This would lead to a reduced number of spot welded joints, as redundancies could be avoided. In the procedure described here, the spot welded joint between two zinc-coated steel sheets (HX340LAD+Z100MB or HC340LA+ZE 50/50) is heated optically on one side. Laser radiation and flash light are used as heat sources. The melted zone, the so called "weld nugget" provides the mechanical stability of the connection, but also constitutes a thermal bridge between the sheets. Due to the better thermal contact, the spot welded joint reveals a thermal behavior different from the surrounding material, where the heat transfer between the two sheets is much lower. The difference in the transient thermal behavior is measured with time resolved thermography. Hence, the size of the thermal contact between the two sheets is determined, which is directly correlated to the size of the weld nugget, indicating the quality of the spot weld. The method performs well in transmission with laser radiation and flash light. With laser radiation, it works even in reflection geometry, thus offering the possibility of testing with just one-sided accessibility. By using heating with collimated laser radiation, not only contact-free, but also remote testing is feasible. A further convenience compared to similar thermographic approaches is the applicability on bare steel sheets without any optical coating for emissivity correction. For this purpose, a proper way of emissivity correction was established.

  5. Embrittlement of welded joints

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    The structure of a weld is considered and the role of the main parts of a welded joint in the appearance of defects during welding is determined. Factors greatly affecting hot crack formation (heat removal, impurity redistribution, volume of welding bath, welding rate) are shown. Reasons for the appearance of cracks not related to crystallization process (subsequent heat treatment, plastic working, etc.) are analyzed. The process of cold cracking of welds due to hydrogen absorption and relaxation of high welding stresses, is investigated. Methods to avoid cold cracking are described. Mechanisms of weld embrittlement are considered using as examples steels and high nickel alloys. 248 refs.; 28 figs.; 2 tabs

  6. Microstructure characterization of Friction Stir Spot Welded TRIP steel

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    Lomholt, Trine Colding; Adachi, Yoshitaka; Peterson, Jeremy;

    2012-01-01

    Transformation Induced Plasticity (TRIP) steels have not yet been successfully joined by any welding technique. It is desirable to search for a suitable welding technique that opens up for full usability of TRIP steels. In this study, the potential of joining TRIP steel with Friction Stir Spot...... Welding (FSSW) is investigated. The aim of the study is to investigate whether acceptable welds can be produced, and additionally, to obtain an understanding of the microstructural changes during welding. The microstructure was investigated with a combination of microscopical techniques with the aim of...... identifying the transformations occurring during welding. Reflected light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and electron backscatter diffraction were among the methods applied for detailed investigations. The microstructure adjacent to the welds can generally be subdivided in two thermo...

  7. Interfacial microstructure and mechanical property of resistance spot welded joint of high strength steel and aluminium alloy with 4047 AlSi12 interlayer

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    Highlights: • Steel and aluminium alloy were resistance spot welded with interlayer successfully. • Welded joint of steel and aluminium alloy with 4047 interlayer was a brazed joint. • Fe2(Al,Si)5 and Fe4(Al,Si)13 were formed at the steel/aluminium interface. • Reaction diffusion at the interface was inhibited by introduction of silicon atoms. • Welded joint property was improved greatly with the interlayer thickness of 300 μm. - Abstract: Dissimilar materials of H220YD galvanised high strength steel and 6008-T66 aluminium alloy were welded by means of median frequency direct current resistance spot welding with employment of 4047 AlSi12 interlayer. Effects of interlayer thickness on microstructure and mechanical property of the welded joints were studied. The welded joint with interlayer employed could be recognised as a brazed joint. The nugget diameter had a decreased tendency with increasing thickness of interlayer under optimised welding parameters. An intermetallic compound layer composed of Fe2(Al,Si)5 and Fe4(Al,Si)13 was formed at the interfacial zone in the welded joint, the thickness and morphology of which varying with the increase of interlayer thickness. Reaction diffusion at the steel/aluminium interface was inhibited by introduction of silicon atoms, which restricted growth of Fe2(Al,Si)5. Tensile shear load of welded joints experienced an increased tendency with increasing interlayer thickness from 100 to 300 μm, and the maximum tensile shear load of 6.2 kN was obtained with interlayer thickness of 300 μm, the fractured welded joint of which exhibiting a nugget pullout failure mode

  8. Mg/Cu异种材料共晶反应钎焊连接研究%Dissimilar Metals Between Copper and Magnesium Alloy in Eutectic Contacting Reaction Brazing

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    王怀建; 袁苗达; 白莉

    2012-01-01

    Magnesium alloy (AZ31B) and Copper (T2) were bonded by eutectic contacting reaction brazing. The microstructural features and mechanical properties of the welded joint was studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS). The results show that when the welding process is at 500 °C for 5 min, under the pressure of 2MPa, the tensile strength of the welded joint reaches 42MPa.%采用共晶钎焊工艺对Mg/Cu异种材料进行连接,焊后利用扫描电镜和EDS对焊接接头的微观组织及元素扩散行为进行了研究.在焊接温度为500℃,焊接时间为5min,焊接压力为2MPa的工艺下,焊接接头最高抗拉强度为42 MPa.

  9. End plug welding of FBTR fuel element by Nd-YAG CW laser

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    Currently thin walled SS-316 FBTR fuel element is closed at both ends with SS solid plug using TIG welding at Radiometallurgy Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. This welding is involved with material of non uniform thickness. The tube is thinner whereas solid plug is thicker material. Precise control of welding parameters and positioning of torch is necessary during welding to get satisfactory penetration without any major defect. In order to meet the objective of achieving good quality weld heat input during welding has to be kept minimal. Of late in Radiometallurgy Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Nd-YAG CW laser welding has been introduced for end plug welding of the fuel element. Necessary experiments have been done to evaluate the performance of laser welding process for the welding of FBTR fuel elements. Laser welding of fuel element has been done at different power level and speeds. The depth of penetration, fusion zone shape, overall weld profile and weld bead thickness have been evaluated. The amount of liquid metal formed during welding has been calculated theoretically by fitting the overall weld profile in mathematical function. The weld profile area has been estimated by image analysis technique. From these data, the heat absorption by the weld pool have been calculated and thermal efficiency has been estimated. Attempt has been made to optimize laser welding parameters. (author)

  10. Polyethylene welding by pulsed visible laser irradiation

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    Laser welding of plastics is a relatively new process that induces locally a fast polymer heating. For most applications, the process involves directing a pulsed beam of visible light at the weld joint by going through one of the two parts. This is commonly referred to as 'through transmission visible laser welding'. In this technique, the monochromatic visible light source uses a power ns pulsed laser in order to irradiate the joint through one part and the light is absorbed in the vicinity of the other part. In order to evaluate the mechanical resistance of the welded joint, mass quadrupole spectrometry, surface profilometry, microscopy techniques and mechanical shear tests were employed. The welding effect was investigated as a function of the laser irradiation time, nature of the polyethylene materials and temperature.

  11. Interfacial metallurgy study of brazed joints between tungsten and fusion related materials for divertor design

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    Highlights: • We created brazed joints between tungsten and EUROFER 97, Cu and SS316L with Au80Cu19Fe1 filler. • No elemental transitions were detected between the W and the AuCuFe filler in either direction. • Transition regions between filler to EUROFER97/316L showed similar elastic modulus and hardness to the filler. • Smooth elemental and mechanical properties transition were detected between the filler and Cu. - Abstract: In the developing DEMO divertor, the design of joints between tungsten to other fusion related materials is a significant challenge as a result of the dissimilar physical metallurgy of the materials to be joined. This paper focuses on the design and fabrication of dissimilar brazed joints between tungsten and fusion relevant materials such as EUROFER 97, oxygen-free high thermal conductivity (OFHC) Cu and SS316L using a gold based brazing foil. The main objectives are to develop acceptable brazing procedures for dissimilar joining of tungsten to other fusion compliant materials and to advance the metallurgical understanding within the interfacial region of the brazed joint. Four different butt-type brazed joints were created and characterised, each of which were joined with the aid of a thin brazing foil (Au80Cu19Fe1, in wt.%). Microstructural characterisation and elemental mapping in the transition region of the joint was undertaken and, thereafter, the results were analysed as was the interfacial diffusion characteristics of each material combination produced. Nano-indentation tests are performed at the joint regions and correlated with element composition information in order to understand the effects of diffused elements on mechanical properties. The experimental procedures of specimen fabrication and material characterisation methods are presented. The results of elemental transitions after brazing are reported. Elastic modulus and nano-hardness of each brazed joints are reported

  12. Double global optimum genetic algorithm-particle swarm optimization-based welding robot path planning

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    Wang, Xuewu; Shi, Yingpan; Ding, Dongyan; Gu, Xingsheng

    2016-02-01

    Spot-welding robots have a wide range of applications in manufacturing industries. There are usually many weld joints in a welding task, and a reasonable welding path to traverse these weld joints has a significant impact on welding efficiency. Traditional manual path planning techniques can handle a few weld joints effectively, but when the number of weld joints is large, it is difficult to obtain the optimal path. The traditional manual path planning method is also time consuming and inefficient, and cannot guarantee optimality. Double global optimum genetic algorithm-particle swarm optimization (GA-PSO) based on the GA and PSO algorithms is proposed to solve the welding robot path planning problem, where the shortest collision-free paths are used as the criteria to optimize the welding path. Besides algorithm effectiveness analysis and verification, the simulation results indicate that the algorithm has strong searching ability and practicality, and is suitable for welding robot path planning.

  13. Welding of the A1 reactor pressure vessel

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    As concerns welding, the A-1 reactor pressure vessel represents a geometrically complex unit containing 1492 welded joints. The length of welded sections varies between 10 and 620 mm. At an operating temperature of 120 degC and a pressure of 650 N/cm2 the welded joints in the reactor core are exposed to an integral dose of 3x1018 n/cm2. The chemical composition is shown for pressure vessel steel as specified by CSN 413090.9 modified by Ni, Ti and Al additions, and for the welding electrodes used. The requirements are also shown for the mechanical properties of the base and the weld metals. The technique and conditions of welding are described. No defects were found in ultrasonic testing of welded joints. (J.B.)

  14. Design strategy of intelligent CAD for welding positioner scheme design

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    林三宝; 杨春利; 吴林; 黎明

    2002-01-01

    Traditional CAD technique does not support the design processes such as function definition, conceptual design and preliminary design, which are most creative and play significant roles on the design quality. Because scheme design has close relationship with product structure, performance and technology cost, it is important for applying the intelligent CAD of scheme design to improve the quality and competitive level of the product. The definition and function of welding positioner are discussed in this paper. The new definition of welding positioner extends the research scope of welding positioner to welding fixture and welding positioning motion mechanism. The design process of welding fixture and positioning motion system is described, and the cased-based and knowledge-based design strategy of welding positioner scheme design intelligent CAD is then put forward, which lays foundation for developing proto-type system of welding positioner scheme design.

  15. Fatigue resistance of titanium laser and hybrid welded joints

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    This paper presents a detailed study on fatigue strength of welded joints made of two titanium alloys, grade 2 and grade 5, and welded by laser or hybrid process. Fatigue strength curves obtained for each alloy and each welding technique are compared in terms of safety factors with fatigue design curves of welded joints provided by standards. Material and welding process effects on fatigue strength are discussed; the influence of the weld seam geometry is assessed by evaluating the fatigue strength reduction factor. This parameter is computed by using the Volumetric Method of the Notch Fracture Mechanics and defined as the ratio of the effective stress and the gross stress. Effective stress is defined on the weld toe stress distribution by the minimum of relative stress gradient method. Distribution of opening stress at weld toe is analysed also with the finite element analysis.

  16. Study on laser beam welding technology for nuclear power plants

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    Laser beam welding is one of the jointing processes by irradiating laser beam on the material surface locally and widely used at various industrial fields. Toshiba has developed various laser-based maintenance and repair technologies and already applied them to several existing nuclear power plants. Laser cladding is a technique to weld the corrosion resistant metal onto a substrate surface by feeding filler wire to improve the corrosion resistance. Temper-bead welding is the heat input process to provide the desired microstructure properties of welded low alloy steels without post weld heat treatment, by inducing proper heat cycle during laser welding. Both laser welding technologies would be performed underwater by blowing the shielding gas for creating the local dry area. In this report, some evaluation results of material characteristics by temper-bead welding to target at Reactor Coolant System nozzle of PWR are presented. (author)

  17. Laser beam welding and friction stir welding of 6013-T6 aluminium alloy sheet

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    Butt welds of 1.6 mm thick 6013-T6 sheet were produced using laser beam welding and friction stir welding processes. Employing the former joining technique, filler powders of the alloys Al-5%Mg and Al-12%Si were used. Microstructure, hardness profiles, tensile properties and the corrosion behaviour of the welds in the as-welded condition were investigated. The hardness in the weld zone was lower compared to that of the base material in the peak-aged temper. Hardness minima were measured in the fusion zone and in the thermomechanically affected zone for laser beam welded and friction stir welded joints, respectively. Metallographic and fractographic examinations revealed pores in the fusion zone of the laser beam welds. Porosity was higher in welds made using the filler alloy Al-5%Mg than using the filler metal Al-12%Si. Transmission electron microscopy indicated that the β'' (Mg2Si) hardening precipitates were dissolved in the weld zone due to the heat input of the joining processes. Joint efficiencies achieved for laser beam welds depended upon the filler powders, being about 60 and 80% using the alloys Al-5%Mg and Al-12%Si, respectively. Strength of the friction stir weld approached over 80% of the ultimate tensile strength of the 6013-T6 base material. Fracture occurred in the region of hardness minima unless defects in the weld zone led to premature failure. The heat input during welding did not cause a degradation of the corrosion behaviour of the welds, as found in continuous immersion tests in an aqueous chloride-peroxide solution. In contrast to the 6013-T6 parent material, the weld zone was not sensitive to intergranular corrosion. Alternate immersion tests in 3.5% NaCl solution indicated high stress corrosion cracking resistance of the joints. For laser beam welded sheet, the weld zone of alternately immersed specimens suffered severe degradation by pitting and intergranular corrosion, which may be associated with galvanic coupling of filler metal and

  18. Ultrasonic testing of the depth of penetration of electron beam welds on heat exchanger tubes to tube plate assemblies

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    A focused beam ultrasonic testing method is described, which controls weld penetration and more precisely welded zone depth. This technique has been applied to the control of electron beam welds of tube to plate assemblies on heat exchangers; electron beam welding, interesting from economical and technical points of view, induces irregularities in weld penetration. Used as a quality control method, it allows to precisely record some welding parameters (penetration depth, compactness defects, root shape...)

  19. Friction Stir Welding

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    Nunes, Arthur C., Jr.

    2008-01-01

    Friction stir welding (FSW) is a solid state welding process invented in 1991 at The Welding Institute in the United Kingdom. A weld is made in the FSW process by translating a rotating pin along a weld seam so as to stir the sides of the seam together. FSW avoids deleterious effects inherent in melting and promises to be an important welding process for any industries where welds of optimal quality are demanded. This article provides an introduction to the FSW process. The chief concern is the physical effect of the tool on the weld metal: how weld seam bonding takes place, what kind of weld structure is generated, potential problems, possible defects for example, and implications for process parameters and tool design. Weld properties are determined by structure, and the structure of friction stir welds is determined by the weld metal flow field in the vicinity of the weld tool. Metal flow in the vicinity of the weld tool is explained through a simple kinematic flow model that decomposes the flow field into three basic component flows: a uniform translation, a rotating solid cylinder, and a ring vortex encircling the tool. The flow components, superposed to construct the flow model, can be related to particular aspects of weld process parameters and tool design; they provide a bridge to an understanding of a complex-at-first-glance weld structure. Torques and forces are also discussed. Some simple mathematical models of structural aspects, torques, and forces are included.

  20. Diffusion bonding and brazing of high purity copper for linear collider accelerator structures

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    Elmer, J. W.; Klingmann, J.; van Bibber, K.

    2001-05-01

    Diffusion bonding and brazing of high purity copper were investigated to develop procedures for joining precision machined copper components for the Next Linear Collider (NLC). Diffusion bonds were made over a range of temperatures from 400 °C to 1000 °C, under two different loading conditions [3.45 kPa (0.5 psi) and 3.45 MPa (500 psi)], and on two different diamond machined surface finishes. Brazes were made using pure silver, pure gold, and gold-nickel alloys, and different heating rates produced by both radiation and induction heating. Braze materials were applied by both physical vapor deposition (PVD) and conventional braze alloy shims. Results of the diffusion bonding experiments showed that bond strengths very near that of the copper base metal could be made at bonding temperatures of 700 °C or higher at 3.45 MPa bonding pressure. At lower temperatures, only partial strength diffusion bonds could be made. At low bonding pressures (3.45 kPa), full strength bonds were made at temperatures of 800 °C and higher, while no bonding (zero strength) was observed at temperatures of 700 °C and lower. Observations of the fracture surfaces of the diffusion bonded samples showed the effects of surface finish on the bonding mechanism. These observations clearly indicate that bonding began by point asperity contact, and flatter surfaces resulted in a higher percentage of bonded area under similar bonding conditions. Results of the brazing experiments indicated that pure silver worked very well for brazing under both conventional and high heating rate scenarios. Similarly, pure silver brazed well for both the PVD layers and the braze alloy shims. The gold and gold-containing brazes had problems, mainly due to the high diffusivity of gold in copper. These problems led to the necessity of overdriving the temperature to ensure melting, the presence of porosity in the joint, and very wide braze joints. Based on the overall findings of this study, a two-step joining method

  1. Vacuum Brazing of Beryllium Copper Components for the National Ignition Facility

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    A process for vacuum brazing beryllium copper anode assemblies was required for the Plasma Electrode Pockels Cell System, or PEPC, a component for the National Ignition Facility (NIF). Initial problems with the joint design and wettability of the beryllium copper drove some minor design changes. Brazing was facilitated by plating the joint surface of the beryllium copper rod with silver 0.0006 inch thick. Individual air sampling during processing and swipe tests of the furnace interior after brazing revealed no traceable levels of beryllium

  2. Structure and stresses in high dimension brazed joints of cermets and steel

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    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: of this paper is description of stresses in brazing joints of different physical and mechanical properties and evaluation of microstructure and mechanical properties of large dimensional vacuum brazed joints of WC–Co (ISO K05, Fe-TiC sinter plates (Ferro–Titanit Nicro 128 and precipitation hardened stainless steel of 14-5 PH (X5CrNiMoCuNb14-5 using copper as the brazing filler metal.Design/methodology/approach: Microscopic examinations with the use of scanning electron microscope were performed to establish microstructure of the joint. Shear strength Rt and tensile strength Rm of the joints have been defined.Findings: It have been state, that the basic factors decreasing strength of the joint, which can occur during vacuum brazing of the WC-Co, Fe-TiC sinters - Cu brazing filler metal - 14-5 PH steel joints are diffusive processes leading to exchange of the cermets and brazing filler metal elements. They can have an unfavourable influence on ductility and quality of the joint..Research limitations/implications: Results of numerical calculations of three-dimensional models of cermets and steel brazed joints stresses are presented. Particular attention was paid to stresses occurring in joints of large brazing surfaces. It was shown that joints microstructure and mechanical properties depend on chemical composition filler and parent materials, diffusion process during brazing, leading of the cermets and filler metal components replacement as well as joint gap thickness. The thickness of the joints and parent materials have an essential influence on the value of the local stress.Practical implications: As a result of conducted experiments criteria for generating high dimension coatings of cermets plates brazed to steel. The PM Fe-TiC and PM WC - Co composite plates vacuum-brazed to steel as cutting coatings have been worked out and applied in industry.Originality/value: An original value of the paper is to prove the tendency of

  3. 铝制冷却器真空钎焊接头界面结构及断口分析%Interface Structure and Fracture Analysis of Aluminum Cooler Vacuum Brazing Joint

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    许敬年; 曹秀丽; 冯涛

    2012-01-01

    采用真空钎焊技术研制了一种用于高级轿车的铝制冷却器.采用LT-3铝复合板材进行了焊接试验,分析了钎焊接头的组织,并对所试制的铝制板翅式冷却器进行了水压试验及其断口分析.结果表明,钎焊接头中生成了网状共晶组织,接头中生成了金属间化合物.焊接完成的板翅式冷却器水压试验压力可达到15 kg/cm2以上,钎焊接头断口属于混合断裂,断口表面分布有二次裂纹、韧窝、解理面、沿晶断裂等断裂特征.%A kind of aluminum cooler used for advanced car by adopting vacuum brazing technology was developed. Welding test was conducted by Utilizing LT-3 aluminum composite plate. The structure of brazing joint was analyzed, and hydrostatic test and fracture analysis on fin type cooler of trial produced aluminum composite plate were carried out. The results showed that there are some reticular eutectic structures and intermetallic compound in the brazing joint. The hydrostatic test pressure of fine type cooler can reach more than 15 kg/cm2, the fracture type of the brazing joint is mixed fracture, and secondary cracks, dimples, cleavage planes and intergranular fracture etc. distribute on the surface of the fracture.

  4. 保温时间对Mg/Cu共晶反应钎焊连接的影响%Effects of Holding Time on Eutectic Contacting Reaction Brazing of Mg/Cu

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    王怀建; 白莉

    2012-01-01

    Magnesium alloy and copper were bonded by eutectic contacting reaction brazing, and the effects of holding time on the microstructure and tensile properties were studied. The results from the experiment show that when the welding process is 500℃ keeping for 30 min, welding pressure is 2MPa, the tensile strength can reach 54MPa.%采用共晶钎焊工艺对Mg/Cu异种材料进行连接,研究了不同保温时间对接头微观组织及力学性能的影响.结果表明,在焊接温度为500℃、保温时间为30 min、焊接压力为2MPa的工艺下,焊接接头最高抗拉强度为54 MPa.

  5. Laser strobe weld pool vision for robotic arc welding

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    This paper describes continuing work in arc light suppression in the viewing of weld pool via a stroboscopic video system. In addition to refining the basic technique, the system has been extended in ways that will enhance its applicability to robotics and the adaptive control of welding processes, as well as provide a general diagnostic tool for welding production and research. In summary, the stroboscopic video technique uses a night vision image intensifier tube to gate video image with the illumination of the weld pool area supplied by a very strong repetitively pulsed light source such as a xenon flash lamp or a laser. Although the average optical power of illuminator is much lower than that of the arc, the peak power is much greater and the gated image almost completely suppresses the light of the arc. The image is then focused into a CCD camera whose video output is conventional and can be viewed in real time, analyzed line-by-line, or recorded on a standard video cassette recorder. The present work has branched in several directions. Two laser illumination sources have been developed. One is a pulsed ultraviolet laser with substantially more peak power than the xenon lamp, used for illuminating the rather difficult video environment found in the high-current GMA welding of aluminum plate. This laser has been mated with an optical fiber which delivers its light to the welding torch, a technique amenable to robotic applications. The other laser illumination source is based on infrared laser diodes; while much less powerful than other pulsed lasers, they are cheap, compact, rugged, and require little auxiliary equipment to operate

  6. Investigation of Effect of Welding Current on Welding Penetration in Covered Electrode Arc Welding And MIG Welding

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    2013-01-01

    In this study, the effect of welding current on penetration in covered electrode arc welding and MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding was investigated. St 37 quality steel materials were used in the experiments. Three different welding current (60, 90 and 120 A with covered electrode arc welding, 100, 125 and 155 A with MIG welding) was selected for welding process and was made 200 mm long weld. The welded specimens were cut particular lengths, then metallographic tests were performed. As a result o...

  7. Numerical simulation of heat transfer in friction stir welding of 7075-T6 aluminum alloy and high carbon steel using arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian technique

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    Esmaily, M. [Islamic Azad University, Karaj (Iran); Shokuhfar, A. [Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Research Labs., Toosi University of Technology, Tehran (Iran)

    2010-05-15

    There are various simulation methods of processes having severe plastic deformation. Finite Elements Method is used as an appropriate and precise method in the simulation of such processes. This method is used and completed with Eulerian and Lagrangian formulation. In the present work, the combination of these two methods, namely Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian (ALE), has been found to be the best way of simulating events involving severe plastic deformation. The purpose of this article is to analyze the heat transfer process in friction stir welding using ANSYS software and compare the obtained data with experimental results. In this research, palates made of 7075-T6 Aluminum alloy and high carbon steel were welded and temperature measurement in the main sections was carried out by an accurate and special method during welding. Heat variation measurement was also carried out based on the time the tool operated. The process of heat transfer in friction stir welding of the selected alloys were then simulated, a comparison between simulation and experimental data shows a reasonable conformity between numerical and experimental results. (Abstract Copyright [2010], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  8. Active Metal Brazing and Characterization of Brazed Joints in C-C and C-SiC Composites to Copper-Clad-Molybdenum System

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    Singh, M.; Asthana, R.

    2008-01-01

    Carbon/carbon composites with CVI and resin-derived matrices, and C/SiC composites reinforced with T-300 carbon fibers in a CVI SiC matrix were joined to Cu-clad Mo using two Ag-Cu braze alloys, Cusil-ABA (1.75% Ti) and Ticusil (4.5% Ti). The brazed joints revealed good interfacial bonding, preferential precipitation of Ti at the composite/braze interface, and a tendency toward delamination in resin-derived C/C composite. Extensive braze penetration of the inter-fiber channels in the CVI C/C composites was observed. The Knoop microhardness (HK) distribution across the C/C joints indicated sharp gradients at the interface, and a higher hardness in Ticusil than in Cusil-ABA. For the C/SiC composite to Cu-clad-Mo joints, the effect of composite surface preparation revealed that ground samples did not crack whereas unground samples cracked. Calculated strain energy in brazed joints in both systems is comparable to the strain energy in a number of other ceramic/metal systems. Theoretical predictions of the effective thermal resistance suggest that such joined systems may be promising for thermal management applications.

  9. Development of techniques for joining fuel rod simulators to test assemblies

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    A unique tubular electrode carrier is described for gas tungsten-arc welding small-diameter nuclear fuel rod simulators to the tubesheet of a test assembly. Both the close-packed geometry of the array of simulators and the extension of coaxial electrical conductors from each simulator hindered access to the weld joint. Consequently, a conventional gas tungsten-arc torch could not be used. Two seven-rod assemblies that were mockups of the simulator-to-tubesheet joint area were welded and successfully tested. Modified versions of the electrode carrier for brazing electrical leads to the upper ends of the fuel pin simulators are also described. Satisfactory brazes have been made on both single-rod mockups and an array of 25 simulators by using the modified electrode carrier and a filler metal with a composition of 71.5 Ag-28 Cu-0.5 Ni

  10. Influence of laser power on microstructure and mechanical properties of fiber laser-tungsten inert gas hybrid welded Mg/Cu dissimilar joints

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    Highlights: • Mg and Cu were joined successfully by laser-TIG hybrid welding process. • Effect of laser power on welded-brazed joints was investigated. • Different newly formed compounds were identified at the Mg/Cu interface. • Al from Mg base metal played an important role in Mg–Al–Cu ternary compound. • Mg–Cu eutectic structure did little harm to mechanical properties. - Abstract: Fiber laser-tungsten inert gas (TIG) hybrid welding technique has been developed for lap joining of dissimilar metals AZ31B Mg alloy to pure copper (T2). The influence of laser power on microstructure and mechanical properties of joints was investigated. The results indicated that acceptable joints could be obtained by adjusting the laser power to the range of 2000–3000 W. In particular, at the laser power of 2500 W the average tensile shear strength reached a maximum of 45.3 MPa, representing a 57% joint efficiency relative to the Mg sheet. Greater or less than 2500 W would cause over or under reaction at the interface, which resulted in the poor joint strength. The different morphologies including Mg–Cu eutectic structure, Mg–Cu intermetallic compound and Mg–Al–Cu ternary intermetallic compound were identified at the Mg/Cu interface. All the joints fractured at the Mg/Cu interface. However, the fracture mode was found to differ. For 2500 W the surface was characterized by tearing edge, while that with poor joint strength was almost dominated by smooth surface or flat tear pattern

  11. Modeling of fundamental phenomena in welds

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    Zacharia, T.; Vitek, J.M. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Goldak, J.A. [Carleton Univ., Ottawa, Ontario (Canada); DebRoy, T.A. [Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States); Rappaz, M. [Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland); Bhadeshia, H.K.D.H. [Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom)

    1993-12-31

    Recent advances in the mathematical modeling of fundamental phenomena in welds are summarized. State-of-the-art mathematical models, advances in computational techniques, emerging high-performance computers, and experimental validation techniques have provided significant insight into the fundamental factors that control the development of the weldment. The current status and scientific issues in the areas of heat and fluid flow in welds, heat source metal interaction, solidification microstructure, and phase transformations are assessed. Future research areas of major importance for understanding the fundamental phenomena in weld behavior are identified.

  12. Introduction to Welding.

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    Fortney, Clarence; Gregory, Mike

    This curriculum guide provides six units of instruction on basic welding. Addressed in the individual units of instruction are the following topics: employment opportunities for welders, welding safety and first aid, welding tools and equipment, basic metals and metallurgy, basic math and measuring, and procedures for applying for a welding job.…

  13. Distortion Control during Welding

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    Akbari Pazooki, A.M.

    2014-01-01

    The local material expansion and contraction involved in welding result in permanent deformations or instability i.e., welding distortion. Considerable efforts have been made in controlling welding distortion prior to, during or after welding. Thermal Tensioning (TT) describes a group of in-situ met

  14. Modelling of damage development and ductile failure in welded joints

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    Nielsen, Kim Lau

    This thesis focuses on numerical analysis of damage development and ductile failure in welded joints. Two types of welds are investigated here. First, a study of the localization of plastic flow and failure in aluminum sheets, welded by the relatively new Friction Stir (FS) Welding method, has been......, a study of the damage development in Resistance SpotWelded joints, when subject to the commonly used static shear-lab or cross-tension testing techniques, has been carried out ([P3]-[P6]). The focus in thesis is on the Advanced High Strength Steels, Dual-Phase 600, which is used in for example, the...... conducted ([P1], [P2], [P7]-[P9]). The focus in the thesis is on FS-welded 2xxx and 6xxx series of aluminum alloys, which are attractive, for example, to the aerospace industry, since the 2024 aluminum in particular, is typically classified as un-weldable by conventional fusion welding techniques. Secondly...

  15. Fatigue properties of laser-brazed joints of Dual Phase and TRansformation Induced Plasticity steel with a copper-aluminium consumable

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    High strength steels combine good formability with excellent mechanical properties and have developed continuously in recent years. Joining these materials is however increasingly difficult as fusion joining processes destroy the carefully constructed microstructure. To counteract this problem, joining processes which require less heat input have been investigated. Laser brazing is a relatively new technique and a potential candidate which has found application in the automotive industry. In this paper the fatigue lifetime properties of laser-brazed Dual Phase (DP600) and TRansformation Induced Plasticity (TRIP700) steel joints made with a copper-aluminium consumable are reported. Joints created with DP600 steel showed fracture through the steel due to a brass present in the stress concentration region at the edge of the reinforcement. TRIP700 steels show similar results if the applied maximum stress is in excess of 280 MPa. However, at maximum stresses of 230 MPa, failure occurred across the interface between the braze metal and the steel. A basic fatigue crack path model is presented for the two competing failure mechanisms.

  16. An Approach to Maximize Weld Penetration During TIG Welding of P91 Steel Plates by Utilizing Image Processing and Taguchi Orthogonal Array

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    Singh, Akhilesh Kumar; Debnath, Tapas; Dey, Vidyut; Rai, Ram Naresh

    2016-06-01

    P-91 is modified 9Cr-1Mo steel. Fabricated structures and components of P-91 has a lot of application in power and chemical industry owing to its excellent properties like high temperature stress corrosion resistance, less susceptibility to thermal fatigue at high operating temperatures. The weld quality and surface finish of fabricated structure of P91 is very good when welded by Tungsten Inert Gas welding (TIG). However, the process has its limitation regarding weld penetration. The success of a welding process lies in fabricating with such a combination of parameters that gives maximum weld penetration and minimum weld width. To carry out an investigation on the effect of the autogenous TIG welding parameters on weld penetration and weld width, bead-on-plate welds were carried on P91 plates of thickness 6 mm in accordance to a Taguchi L9 design. Welding current, welding speed and gas flow rate were the three control variables in the investigation. After autogenous (TIG) welding, the dimension of the weld width, weld penetration and weld area were successfully measured by an image analysis technique developed for the study. The maximum error for the measured dimensions of the weld width, penetration and area with the developed image analysis technique was only 2 % compared to the measurements of Leica-Q-Win-V3 software installed in optical microscope. The measurements with the developed software, unlike the measurements under a microscope, required least human intervention. An Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) confirms the significance of the selected parameters. Thereafter, Taguchi's method was successfully used to trade-off between maximum penetration and minimum weld width while keeping the weld area at a minimum.

  17. Laser welding in space

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    Kaukler, W. F.; Workman, G. L.

    1991-01-01

    Autogenous welds in 304 stainless steel were performed by Nd-YAG laser heating in a simulated space environment. Simulation consists of welding on the NASA KC-135 aircraft to produce the microgravity and by containing the specimen in a vacuum chamber. Experimental results show that the microgravity welds are stronger, harder in the fusion zone, have deeper penetration and have a rougher surface rippling of the weld pool than one-g welds. To perform laser welding in space, a solar-pumped laser concept that significantly increases the laser conversion efficiency and makes welding viable despite the limited power availability of spacecraft is proposed.

  18. Structural and mechanical properties of welded joints of reduced activation martensitic steels

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    Filacchioni, G.; Montanari, R.; Tata, M. E.; Pilloni, L.

    2002-12-01

    Gas tungsten arc welding and electron beam welding methods were used to realise welding pools on plates of reduced activation martensitic steels. Structural and mechanical features of these simulated joints have been investigated in as-welded and post-welding heat-treated conditions. The research allowed to assess how each welding technique affects the original mechanical properties of materials and to find suitable post-welding heat treatments. This paper reports results from experimental activities on BATMAN II and F82H mod. steels carried out in the frame of the European Blanket Project - Structural Materials Program.

  19. Modal testing and finite element model updating of laser spot welds

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    Husain, N Abu; Khodaparast, H Haddad; Snaylam, A; James, S; Sharp, M; Dearden, G; Ouyang, H, E-mail: h.ouyang@liverpool.ac.u [Department of Engineering, Harrison Hughes Building, University of Liverpool, L69 3GH (United Kingdom)

    2009-08-01

    Spot welds are used extensively in automotive engineering. One of the latest manufacturing techniques for producing spot welds is Laser Welding. Finite element (FE) modelling of laser welds for dynamic analysis is a research issue because of the complexity and uncertainty of the welds and thus formed structures. In this work, FE model of the welds is developed by employing CWELD element in NASTRAN and its feasibility for representing laser spot welds is investigated. The FE model is updated based on the measured modal data of hat-plate structures and cast as a structural minimisation problem by the application of NASTRAN codes.

  20. Welding of Prosthetic Alloys

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    Wojciechowska M.

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the techniques of joining metal denture elements, used in prosthetic dentistry: the traditional soldering technique with a gas burner and a new technique of welding with a laser beam; the aim of the study was to make a comparative assessment of the quality of the joints in view of the possibility of applying them in prosthetic structures. Fractographic examinations were conducted along with tensile strength and impact strength tests, and the quality of the joints was assessed compared to the solid metal. The experiments have shown that the metal elements used to make dentures, joined by the technique which employs a laser beam, have better strength properties than those achieved with a gas burner.

  1. Evaluation of the adhesion strength of diamond films brazed on K-10 type hard metal

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    Sérgio Ivan dos Santos

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available The coating of cutting tools with diamond films considerably increases the tool performance due to the combination of the unique tribological properties of diamond with the bulk properties of the substrate (toughness. The tool performance, however, is strongly related to the adhesion strength between the film and the substrate. In this work our main goal was to propose and to test a procedure, based on a tensile strength test, to evaluate the adhesion strength of a diamond wafer brazed on a hard metal substrate, taking into account the effect of the brazing temperature and time. The temperature range studied was from 800 to 980 °C and the brazing time ranged from 3 to 40 min. The obtained results could be used to optimize the costs and time required to the production of high performance cutting tools with brazed diamond wafers.

  2. Development of Induction Brazing System for Sealing Instrumentation Feed through Part of Nuclear Fuel Test Rig

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    To test the performance of nuclear fuels, coolant needs to be circulated through the test rig installed in the test loop. Because the pressure and temperature of the coolant is 15.5 MPa and 300 .deg. C respectively, coolant sealing is one of the most important processes in fabricating a nuclear fuel test rig. In particular, 15 instrumentation cables installed in a test rig pass through the pressure boundary, and brazing is generally applied as a sealing method. In this study, an induction brazing system has been developed using a high frequency induction heater including a vacuum chamber. For application in the nuclear field, BNi2 should be used as a paste, and optimal process variables for Ni brazing have been found by several case studies. The performance and soundness of the brazed components has been verified by a tensile test, cross section test, and sealing performance test

  3. An Investigation on Corrosion Behavior of a Multi-layer Modified Aluminum Brazing Sheet

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    Liu Wei

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The corrosion behavior of a multi-layer modified aluminum brazing sheet (AA4045/3003Mod./AA7072/AA4045 was investigated. The results shows that, the existence of BDP, which forms at the interface between clad and core layer during brazing, changes the corrosion form of the air side of the material from inter-granular corrosion to local exfoliation corrosion. The addition of anti-corrosion layer makes the corrosion form of the water side from inter-granular corrosion into uniform exfoliation corrosion. Compared to the normal triple-layer brazing sheet at the same thickness, the time to perforation of the modified four-layer brazing sheet is increased by more than 200%.

  4. Nano-Phase Powder Based Exothermic Braze Repair Technology For RCC Materials Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The Phase II project will advance innovative, cost effective and reliable nano-phase exothermic RCC joining processes (ExoBrazeTM) in order to be able to reinforce...

  5. Nano-Phase Powder Based Exothermic Braze Repair Technology For RCC Materials Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — MRi is proposing, with its partner, Exotherm Corp (Camden, NJ) to demonstrate the feasibility of using exothermic brazing to join RCC (or C:SiC) composites to...

  6. Simulation on Thermal Integrity of the Fin/Tube Brazed Joint of Heat Exchangers

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    Yiyu QIAN; Feng GAO; Fengjiang WANG; Hui ZHAO

    2003-01-01

    In the applications of heat exchangers, the fin efficiency of heat transfer is the key issue. Thermal distribution withinthe brazed joints in heat exchanger under loading conditions is investigated in this paper. Simulated results showedthat the therma

  7. Brazing of 14-5 PH steel and WC-Co sinterson considerable dimension surfaces

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    J. Nowacki

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: of this paper is study of structure properties of considerable surfaces vacuum brazed joints of WC-Co sinters and precipitation hardened stainless steel of 14-5 PH using copper and silver-copper as the brazing filler metal.Design/methodology/approach: the joints are used in large dimension spinning nozzles of a die for polyethylene granulation, in that considerable strength and ductility of the joints are required. Structure and mechanical properties of joints have been described. Shear strength Rt and tensile strength Rm of the joints have been defined.Findings: to have been state, that the basic factors decreasing quality of the joint, which can occur during vacuum brazing of the WC-Co ISO K05 sinter – Cu or Ag-Cu brazing filler metal – 14-5 PH steel joints are diffusive processes leading to exchange of elements of cermets and the brazing filler metal and creation of intermetalics in the joint. It can have an unfavourable influence on ductility of sinters and quality of joint. As a result of brazing tests the influence of means and parameters of the brazing on quality of a joint was determined.Research limitations/implications: as a result of the experiments scheme of the joint structure WC-Co ISO K05 sinter – Cu brazing filler metal – 14-5 PH steel joint and WC-Co ISO K05 sinter – Cu brazing filler metal – 14-5 PH have been described.Practical implications: as a result of conducted experiments a production of spinning nozzle of a die for polyethylene granulation with a vacuum-brazed with a WC-Co ISO K05 sinters plates cutting surface of large surfaces on precipitation hardened stainless steel 14-5 PH have been worked out and industrial applied.Originality/value: the basic factors decreasing quality of the joint, which can occur while vacuum brazing of stainless steels and cermets have been determined.

  8. The characteristics of brazed plate heat exchangers with different chevron angles

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    M. Amala Justus Selvam; Senthil Kumar P.; S. Muthuraman

    2009-01-01

    Experiments to measure the condensation heat transfer coefficient and the pressure drop in brazed plate heat exchangers (BPHEs) were performed with the refrigerants R410A and R22. Brazed plate heat exchangers with different chevron angles of 45_, 35_, and 20_ were used. Varying the mass flux, the condensation temperature, and the vapor quality of the refrigerant, we measured the condensation heat transfer coefficient and the pressure drops. Both the heat transfer coefficient and the pressure ...

  9. Brazing of 14-5 PH steel and WC-Co sinterson considerable dimension surfaces

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    J. Nowacki

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: of this paper is study of structure properties of considerable surfaces vacuum brazed joints of WC-Co sinters and precipitation hardened stainless steel of 14-5 PH using copper and silver-copper as the brazing filler metal.Design/methodology/approach: the joints are used in large dimension spinning nozzles of a die for polyethylene granulation, in that considerable strength and ductility of the joints are required. Structure and mechanical properties of joi...

  10. Non-destructive Magnetic Evaluation of Laser Weld Quality in Hot Rolled Coils

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    Mohapatra, J. N.; Chakradhar, I.; Rao, K. R. C.; Rao, V. V. L.; Kaza, Marutiram

    2015-06-01

    Weld quality evaluation was conducted on laser welded thin sectsions (2 mm) of hot-rolled (HR) low-carbon steel coils during cold rolling process. The analysis revealed that the poor welds consisting of the weld defects like incomplete fusion, cluster of porosity, and large difference in hardness between the weld zone and base metal were responsible for the weld failures. Experiments were conducted by varying the welding parameters; laser power and welding speed to optimize the parameters for minimizing the weld defects. The optimized weld process parameters have helped elimination of weld defects and the results are verified with microscopy and microhardness measurements. As destructive evaluation techniques are time consuming and not always permitted in industrial applications, attempts have been made in the present investigation for the utilization of suitable non-destructive techniques for the evaluation of weld quality. Non-destructive magnetic techniques of magnetic hysteresis loop and magnetic Barkhausen emissions were used in the present investigation to establish possible correlations of magnetic properties across the weld seam with the mechanical property (microhardness) for evaluation of weld quality. It is inferred that the magnetic properties of coercivity and inverse of root mean square voltage can be effectively utilized to determine weld quality in HR steel coils.

  11. Tensile fracture characterization of braze joined copper-to-CFC coupon assemblies

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    Trester, P. W.; Valentine, P. G.; Johnson, W. R.; Chin, E.; Reis, E. E.; Colleraine, A. P.

    1996-10-01

    A vacuum brazing process was used to join a broad spectrum of carbon-fiber reinforced carbon matrix composite (CFC) materials, machined into cylindrical coupons, between coupons of oxygen-free copper, the braze alloy was a copper-base alloy which contained only low activation elements (Al, Si, and Ti) relative to a titanium baseline specification. This demonstration was of particular importance for plasma facing components (PFCs) under design for use in the Tokamak Physics Experiment (TPX); the braze investigation was conducted by General Atomics for the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. A tensile test of each brazed assembly was conducted. The results from the braze processing, testing, and fracture characterization studies of this reporting support the use of CFC's of varied fiber architecture and matrix processing in PFC designs for TPX. Further, the copper braze alloy investigated is now considered to be a viable candidate for a low-activation bond design. The prediction of plasma disruption-induced loads on the PFCs in TPX requires that joint strength between CFC tiles and their copper substrate be considered in design analysis and CFC selection.

  12. Friction Stir Spot Welding of 6061 Aluminum-to-Copper

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    Heideman, Robert J.

    Friction stir spot welding (FSSW) between 1.5mm thick 6061 Al on top and 1.5mm thick Cu at bottom was conducted. First, weld parameters and the weld macrostructure that were necessary to form good quality welds, as determined using lap shear weld strength, were identified. Tool rotation speed and tool pin length are key variables that control weld strength. To obtain high quality strong welds, a Cu ring extruded upward from the lower Cu sheet into the upper 6061 Al-sheet, which promoted bonding and interlocking between the sheets, and an Al-rich stir zone between Cu ring and weld keyhole were both necessary. Second, a technique where the tool remained in the sample after FSSW helped determine the material flow that takes place during high quality weld formation and the functions of the welding tool features. The tool threads cause 6061 Al from the upper sheet to move downward into the region near the threads. The tool shoulder causes a counter flow movement of 6061 Al that results in the formation of the Al-rich stir zone and also causes the upward extrusion of the lower Cu sheet. This technique also identified that a Cu-rich material forms on the tool tip, that this material sheds and rebuilds during subsequent welds, and that this material can form large Cu-rich particles that can completely fill the tool threads, impede proper material flow and lead to a low strength, poor quality weld. Third, to further understand welding parameters, weld temperatures, torque, and vertical forces were measured. Temperature data was collected using a tool holder that permitted wireless thermocouple data collection. Through these measurements, rotational plunge weld energy was recognized as important in determining if a quality weld formed, and weld plunge rate was identified as the welding parameter that significantly impacted rotational weld plunge energy. The final phase of research was to improve weld quality consistency. Through repetitive trials with a single tool

  13. Microstructure modeling in weld metal

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    Since microstructure development in the weld metal region is controlled by various physical processes, there is a need for integrated predictive models based on fundamental principles to describe and predict the effect of these physical processes. These integrated models should be based on various tools available for modeling microstructure development in a wide variety of alloy systems and welding processes. In this paper, the principles, methodology, and future directions of modeling thermochemical reactions in liquid, solidification, and solid state transformations are discussed with some examples for low-alloy steel, stainless steel, and Ni-base superalloy. Thermochemical deoxidation reactions in liquid low-alloy steel lead to oxide inclusion formation. This inclusion formation has been modeled by combining principles of ladle metallurgy and overall transformation kinetics. The model's comparison with the experimental data and the ongoing work on coupling this inclusion model with the numerical models of heat transfer and fluid flow are discussed. Also, recent advances in theoretical and physical modeling of the solidification process are reviewed with regard to predicting the solidification modes, grain structure development, segregation effects, and nonequilibrium solidification in welds. The effects of solid state phase transformations on microstructure development and various methods of modeling these transformations are reviewed. Successful models, based on diffusion-controlled growth and plate growth theories, on microstructure development in low-alloy steel and stainless steel weld metals are outlined. This paper also addresses the importance of advanced analytical techniques to understand the solid state transformation mechanisms in welds

  14. Friction Stir Welding of austenitic stainless steels

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    C. Meran

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Friction Stir Welding (FSW was applied austenitic stainless steels that is difficult to weld using FSW technique. Proper weld can be obtained by using appropriate welding parameter. In this paper, the effect of different tool rotational speeds, traverse speeds, compressive tool forces, and tool angles was investigated.Design/methodology/approach: The dimension of 3 mm x 75 mm x 150 mm two stainless steel plates were used and butt welded by FSW method using 7.5 kW vertical head milling machine. All welded test specimens were prepared perpendicular to the weld line in order to determine the mechanical properties and tested with 12 MPa/sec stress rate under stress control using a servo-hydraulic Instron 8801. Microstructure of the welding zone and macrograph of the heat affected zone was investigated by SEM.Findings: The average grain size in the SZ was between 3 and 7 μm, which is smaller than that in the BM. The average grain size in the HAZ was about 20 μm, which is half of that in the BM.Fine-grained microstructures are present the welded area. The dark bands observed in the weld zone were also detected the microstructure of the transition zone. Dark and narrow bands do not consist of pores or cavities. It was determined that these bands do not process an ultra fine-grained microstructure. They are Cr2O3 oxide layers which over the surface of stainless steels may have been ruptured during friction stir welding and may form bands inside the welding bead due to stirring.Research limitations/implications: The proper cooling system helps to prevent the stirrer tool from the deformation.Practical implications: The strength of the welded zone of AISI 304 stainless steel can be easily found by implementing welding design parameters and high quality joints can be obtained.Originality/value: This study was performed in the frame of the TUBITAK project no 106M504, „Friction Stir Weldability of Stainless Steels and Investigation of the

  15. Inspection of thick welded joints using laser-ultrasonic SAFT.

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    Lévesque, D; Asaumi, Y; Lord, M; Bescond, C; Hatanaka, H; Tagami, M; Monchalin, J-P

    2016-07-01

    The detection of defects in thick butt joints in the early phase of multi-pass arc welding would be very valuable to reduce cost and time in the necessity of reworking. As a non-contact method, the laser-ultrasonic technique (LUT) has the potential for the automated inspection of welds, ultimately online during manufacturing. In this study, testing has been carried out using LUT combined with the synthetic aperture focusing technique (SAFT) on 25 and 50mm thick butt welded joints of steel both completed and partially welded. EDM slits of 2 or 3mm height were inserted at different depths in the multi-pass welding process to simulate a lack of fusion. Line scans transverse to the weld are performed with the generation and detection laser spots superimposed directly on the surface of the weld bead. A CCD line camera is used to simultaneously acquire the surface profile for correction in the SAFT processing. All artificial defects but also real defects are visualized in the investigated thick butt weld specimens, either completed or partially welded after a given number of passes. The results obtained clearly show the potential of using the LUT with SAFT for the automated inspection of arc welds or hybrid laser-arc welds during manufacturing. PMID:27062646

  16. Laser tissue welding: a urological surgeon's perspective.

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    Poppas, D P; Scherr, D S

    1998-07-01

    Laser tissue welding has proven its efficacy in the laboratory setting when compared with more traditional modalities of tissue reapproximation. In the clinical environment, several areas including urethral reconstructive surgery have shown great promise. Several technological advancements including solder development, chromophore enhancement and temperature control have improved upon the welding process and have added more precision and reproducibility to the technique. The current potential applications for laser welding in urology are numerous. On a molecular level, growth factor supplementation has certain potential in improving upon weld site healing and wound strength. Laparoscopic surgery with its need for less cumbersome modes of tissue closure is a field that will greatly benefit from the technology of laser tissue welding. Surgical specialties outside of urology are also participating in developing the field of laser welding. In particular, cardiothoracic surgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, neurosurgery among others, have utilized the concept of laser tissue welding. There are many ares that have potential use for laser welding that have yet to be explored. Further investigation will likely reveal more applications for this valuable technology. PMID:9873775

  17. Laser welding of the 12Kh18N10T steel

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    A possibility of laser welding of 5 and 6 mm thick butt joints of the 12Kh18N10T stainless steel has been studied. The laser beam power constituted 5 and 23 kW and rates-75 and 250 m/h, respectively. Both two-sided air blasting of the molten pool by helium and the AN-60 flux were used for the weld metal protection from oxidation. The quality of welding was assessed on the basis of the results metallographic and X-ray structural analyses of welds and mechanical tests. The effect of welding parameters and weld metal protection technique on the quality of welded joints has been shown. The mechanical properties of welded joints are satisfactory. It has been made the conclusion on the possibility of laser welding of the above steel for the weld metal protection from oxidation using fluxes and inert gases

  18. Parametric optimization of seam welding of stainless steel (SS 304) sheets

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    Krishnan, Muthuraman Pandi; Sait, Abdullah Naveen; Ravichandran, Manickam [Chendhuran College of Engineering and Technology, Pudukkottai, Tamilnadu (India)

    2015-06-01

    In the present study, seam welding process parameters were optimized for joining 306 stainless steel plates. Welding pressure, welding speed and welding temperature combinations were carefully selected with the objective of producing a weld joint with maximum impact strength and hardness. Taguchi technique was applied for optimizing the selected welding parameters. The factors used in this study consisted of pressure, welding speed and welding temperature, each of which had three levels in the study. L{sub 27} orthogonal array and corresponding levels were selected according to the aforementioned factors and experimental tests were performed. Signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio was used to evaluate the experimental results. The results indicate that the welding speed has the greatest influence on impact strength, followed by welding pressure and temperature. Experiments have also been conducted to validate the optimized parameters.

  19. Progress in welding studies for Canadian nuclear fuel waste disposal containers

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    This report describes the progress in the development of closure-welding technology for Canadian nuclear fuel waste disposal containers. Titanium, copper and Inconel 625 are being investigated as candidate materials for fabrication of these containers. Gas-tungsten-arc welding, gas metal-arc-welding, resistance-heated diffusion bonding and electron beam welding have been evaluated as candidate closure welding processes. Characteristic weldment properties, relative merits of welding techniques, suitable weld joint configurations and fit-up tolerances, and welding parameter control ranges have been identified for various container designs. Furthermore, the automation requirements for candidate welding processes have been assessed. Progress in the development of a computer-controlled remote gas-shielded arc welding system is described

  20. Effect of beam oscillation on borated stainless steel electron beam welds

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    Borated stainless steels are used in nuclear power plants to control neutron criticality in reactors as control rods, shielding material, spent fuel storage racks and transportation casks. In this study, bead on plate welds were made using gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and electron beam welding (EBW) processes. Electron beam welds made using beam oscillation technique exhibited higher tensile strength values compared to that of GTA welds. Electron beam welds were found to show fine dendritic microstructure while GTA welds exhibited larger dendrites. While both processes produced defect free welds, GTA welds are marked by partially melted zone (PMZ) where the hardness is low. EBW obviate the PMZ failure due to low heat input and in case of high heat input GTA welding process failure occurs in the PMZ.

  1. Prediction of Welding Deformation and Residual Stresses in Fillet Welds Using Indirect Couple Field FE Method

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    Asifa Khurram

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Fillet welds are extensively used in shipbuilding, automobile and other industries. Heat concentrated at a small area during welding induces distortions and residual stresses, affecting the structural strength. In this study, indirect coupled-field method is used to predict welding residual stresses and deformation in a fillet joint due to welding on both sides. 3-D nonlinear thermal finite element analysis is performed in ANSYS software followed by a structural analysis. Symmetrical boundary conditions are applied on half of the model for simplification. Results of FE structure analysis predict residual stresses in the specimen. A comparison of simulation results with experimental values proves the authenticity of the technique. The present study can be extended for complex structures and welding techniques.

  2. Repair-welding technology of irradiated materials - WIM project

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    A new project on the development of repair-welding technology for core internals and reactor (pressure) vessel, consigned by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), has been started from October 1997. The objective of the project is classified into three points as follows: (1) to develop repair-welding techniques for neutron irradiated materials, (2) to prove the availability of the techniques for core internals and reactor (pressure) vessel, and (3) to recommend the updated repair-welding for the Technical Rules and Standards. Total planning, neutron irradiation, preparation of welding equipment are now in progress. The materials are austenitic stainless steels and a low alloy steel. Neutron irradiation is performed using test reactors. In order to suppress the helium aggregation along grain boundaries, low heat input welding techniques, such as laser, low heat input TIG and friction weldings, will be applied. (author)

  3. Analysis and Comparison of Friction Stir Welding and Laser Assisted Friction Stir Welding of Aluminum Alloy

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    Sabina Luisa Campanelli

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Friction Stir Welding (FSW is a solid-state joining process; i.e., no melting occurs. The welding process is promoted by the rotation and translation of an axis-symmetric non-consumable tool along the weld centerline. Thus, the FSW process is performed at much lower temperatures than conventional fusion welding, nevertheless it has some disadvantages. Laser Assisted Friction Stir Welding (LAFSW is a combination in which the FSW is the dominant welding process and the laser pre-heats the weld. In this work FSW and LAFSW tests were conducted on 6 mm thick 5754H111 aluminum alloy plates in butt joint configuration. LAFSW is studied firstly to demonstrate the weldability of aluminum alloy using that technique. Secondly, process parameters, such as laser power and temperature gradient are investigated in order to evaluate changes in microstructure, micro-hardness, residual stress, and tensile properties. Once the possibility to achieve sound weld using LAFSW is demonstrated, it will be possible to explore the benefits for tool wear, higher welding speeds, and lower clamping force.

  4. Residual stress study by neutron diffraction in the Charpy specimens reconstructed by various welding methods

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    The investigation of welding residual stress is very important for nuclear industry since it can considerably affect the structural integrity of various components and products and their lifetime. In order to evaluate the applicability of various welding methods the residual stress in test Charpy specimens welded by various techniques were analysed using high resolution neutron diffraction. The experiments show that the level of residual stress in welds can be quite high and this fact should be considered when choosing an appropriate welding technique. Key words: neutron diffraction, residual stress, welding

  5. Low temperature friction stir welding of P91 steel

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    Prasad Rao Kalvala

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Bead-on-plate friction stir welds were made on P91 alloy with low and high rotational speeds (100 and 1000 RPM to study their effects on weld microstructural changes and impression creep behavior. Temperatures experienced by the stir zone were recorded at the weld tool tip. Different zones of welds were characterized for their microstructural changes, hardness and creep behavior (by impression creep tests. The results were compared with submerged arc fusion weld. Studies revealed that the stir zone temperature with 100 RPM was well below Ac1 temperature of P91 steel while it was above Ac3 with 1000 RPM. The results suggest that the microstructural degradation in P91 welds can be controlled by low temperature friction stir welding technique.

  6. 换热器管板角焊缝相控阵自动超声检测技术研究%Research on Phased Array Automatically Ultrasonic Testing Technique of Tube to Tube-sheet Welds in Heat Exchanger

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    郭伟灿; 钱盛杰; 凌张伟

    2015-01-01

    在换热器的制作过程中,换热管与管板常采用焊接形式,焊缝的质量是保证换热器长期正常运行的关键。常规的超声检测方法具有系统复杂、检测效率低等缺点。因此,提出了相控阵超声检测技术,并开发了相控阵超声检测系统,以实现对管板角焊缝的自动超声检测。系统由周向步进电机实现周向扫查,纵向扫查采用相控阵探头电子线扫查,从而实现超声 C 扫描检测。通过带有气孔、未熔合等典型缺陷对检测系统进行试验研究。结果表明,该技术可以有效地检测出换热器管板角焊缝中的典型缺陷。%In the process of produce heat exchangers,heat exchanger′s tube and tube sheet conjunction adopt the form of welding,the quality of welding is the key insurance for the long and normal operation of the heat exchangers.The conventional ultrasonic testing method has many disadvantages like complicated system and low efficiency of detection.Thus,it puts forward the phased array ultrasonic testing technique and develops the ultrasonic testing system to accomplish the automatically ultrasonic testing of the tube to tube-sheet welds.The ultrasonic C-scan was carried out by the ultrasonic testing system with its circumfer-ential scanning by a mechanical scanning device while the axial electronic linear scanning by the phased array probe.At last,the tests on samples with typical flaws such as porosity flaws and the incomplete fu-sion flaws were performed by the ultrasonic testing system.Experiment results showed that the phased ar-ray ultrasonic technique could effectively detect the typical flaws in the tube to tube-sheet welds of heat exchanger.

  7. Diffusion welding

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    After a brief recall of the principle, and of the advantages of the method, we give some examples of metallic bonding in a first part where we describe preliminary trials: Ta-Mo, Zr-Zr, Zr-Nb, Nb-stainless steel, Mo-stainless steel, aluminium-aluminium (A5-A5). The second part of the note is devoted to trials on construction elements: on tubular elements for bonding between Mo or Nb on one hand, and stainless steel on the other hand (We indicate in what conditions the bonding are tight and what are their mechanical strength and their resistance to thermic cycles). We indicate, in this chapter, a method to obtain radiation windows in Be welded on an element made of stainless steel. (authors)

  8. High power Nd:YAG laser welding in manufacturing of vacuum vessel of fusion reactor

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    Laser welding has shown many advantages over traditional welding methods in numerous applications. The advantages are mainly based on very precise and powerful heat source of laser light, which change the phenomena of welding process when compared with traditional welding methods. According to the phenomena of the laser welding, penetration is deeper and thus welding speed is higher. Because of the precise power source and high-welding speed, the heat input to the workpiece is small and distortions are reduced. Also, the shape of laser weld is less critical for distortions than traditional welds. For welding thick sections, the usability of lasers is not so practical than with thin sheets, because with power levels of present Nd:YAG lasers depth of penetration is limited up to about 10 mm by single-pass welding. One way to overcome this limitation is to use multi-pass laser welding, in which narrow gap and filler wire is applied. By this process, thick sections can be welded with smaller heat input and then smaller distortions and the process seems to be very effective comparing 'traditional' welding methods, not only according to the narrower gap. Another way to increase penetration and fill the groove is by using the so-called hybrid process, in which laser and GMAW (gas metal arc welding) are combined. In this paper, 20-mm thick austenitic stainless steel was welded using narrow gap configuration with a multi-pass technique. Two welding procedures were used: Nd:YAG laser welding with filler wire and with addition of GMAW, the hybrid process. In the welding experiments, it was noticed that both processes are feasible for welding thicker sections with good quality and with minimal distortions. Thus, these processes should be considered when the evaluation of the welding process is done for joining vacuum vessel sectors of ITER

  9. High power Nd:YAG laser welding in manufacturing of vacuum vessel of fusion reactor

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    Jokinen, Tommi E-mail: tommi.jokinen@vtt.fi; Kujanpaeae, Veli E-mail: veli.kujanpaa@lut.fi

    2003-09-01

    Laser welding has shown many advantages over traditional welding methods in numerous applications. The advantages are mainly based on very precise and powerful heat source of laser light, which change the phenomena of welding process when compared with traditional welding methods. According to the phenomena of the laser welding, penetration is deeper and thus welding speed is higher. Because of the precise power source and high-welding speed, the heat input to the workpiece is small and distortions are reduced. Also, the shape of laser weld is less critical for distortions than traditional welds. For welding thick sections, the usability of lasers is not so practical than with thin sheets, because with power levels of present Nd:YAG lasers depth of penetration is limited up to about 10 mm by single-pass welding. One way to overcome this limitation is to use multi-pass laser welding, in which narrow gap and filler wire is applied. By this process, thick sections can be welded with smaller heat input and then smaller distortions and the process seems to be very effective comparing 'traditional' welding methods, not only according to the narrower gap. Another way to increase penetration and fill the groove is by using the so-called hybrid process, in which laser and GMAW (gas metal arc welding) are combined. In this paper, 20-mm thick austenitic stainless steel was welded using narrow gap configuration with a multi-pass technique. Two welding procedures were used: Nd:YAG laser welding with filler wire and with addition of GMAW, the hybrid process. In the welding experiments, it was noticed that both processes are feasible for welding thicker sections with good quality and with minimal distortions. Thus, these processes should be considered when the evaluation of the welding process is done for joining vacuum vessel sectors of ITER.

  10. FEM model and experiments for friction stir spot welding of AA6061-T4

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    Iordachescu, Danut; Birsan, Dan; Iordachescu, Mihaela; Ocaña Moreno, Jose Luis; Porro González, Juan Antonio

    2009-01-01

    Despite significant advances in the application of FSW, as a relatively new welding technique for welding aluminium alloys, the fundamental knowledge of such thermal impact and thermomechanical processes are still not completely understood. The paper i

  11. Joining and fabrication techniques for high temperature structures including the first wall in fusion reactor

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    Lee, Ho Jin; Lee, B. S.; Kim, K. B

    2003-09-01

    The materials for PFC's (Plasma Facing Components) in a fusion reactor are severely irradiated with fusion products in facing the high temperature plasma during the operation. The refractory materials can be maintained their excellent properties in severe operating condition by lowering surface temperature by bonding them to the high thermal conducting materials of heat sink. Hence, the joining and bonding techniques between dissimilar materials is considered to be important in case of the fusion reactor or nuclear reactor which is operated at high temperature. The first wall in the fusion reactor is heated to approximately 1000 .deg. C and irradiated severely by the plasma. In ITER, beryllium is expected as the primary armour candidate for the PFC's; other candidates including W, Mo, SiC, B4C, C/C and Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}. Since the heat affected zones in the PFC's processed by conventional welding are reported to have embrittlement and degradation in the sever operation condition, both brazing and diffusion bonding are being considered as prime candidates for the joining technique. In this report, both the materials including ceramics and the fabrication techniques including joining technique between dissimilar materials for PFC's are described. The described joining technique between the refractory materials and the dissimilar materials may be applicable for the fusion reactor and Generation-4 future nuclear reactor which are operated at high temperature and high irradiation.

  12. Joining and fabrication techniques for high temperature structures including the first wall in fusion reactor

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    The materials for PFC's (Plasma Facing Components) in a fusion reactor are severely irradiated with fusion products in facing the high temperature plasma during the operation. The refractory materials can be maintained their excellent properties in severe operating condition by lowering surface temperature by bonding them to the high thermal conducting materials of heat sink. Hence, the joining and bonding techniques between dissimilar materials is considered to be important in case of the fusion reactor or nuclear reactor which is operated at high temperature. The first wall in the fusion reactor is heated to approximately 1000 .deg. C and irradiated severely by the plasma. In ITER, beryllium is expected as the primary armour candidate for the PFC's; other candidates including W, Mo, SiC, B4C, C/C and Si3N4. Since the heat affected zones in the PFC's processed by conventional welding are reported to have embrittlement and degradation in the sever operation condition, both brazing and diffusion bonding are being considered as prime candidates for the joining technique. In this report, both the materials including ceramics and the fabrication techniques including joining technique between dissimilar materials for PFC's are described. The described joining technique between the refractory materials and the dissimilar materials may be applicable for the fusion reactor and Generation-4 future nuclear reactor which are operated at high temperature and high irradiation

  13. Appliances and technologies on mechanical welding of reactor shells

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    Nowadays, welded joints of spherical reactor safety shells are generally and to a large extent produced by manual arc-welding. Mechanized welding methods are to be developed aiming at obtaining better technological quality values, more safety with regard to susceptibility to pores and cracks and more independence from human insufficiency. Due to the lack of special machinery for the required purpose and due to the fact that expensive machinery developments should be avoided, a worldwide search on the market has been effected on the basis of given specifications in order to find convenient welding appliances which can be modified. The problems of the search for machinery as well as of laboratory experiments are shown in this report. An electro-gas/slag vertical welding method shall be developed being economic and assuring the quality values required for the vertical welding. For the welding of the upper and lower parts of the sphere a MIG/MAG-shielded arc-welding method with weld centerline and height-control is required which has to meet the same demands as well as a proper guiding on the shell. The initial experiments at the selected appliances shows the possibility to improve the welding quality considerably by mechanizing. The following topics are discussed in detail: sensor systems, oscillating systems, subsequent systems, electro-slag-high-speed-welding in single pass technique, machinery developments, pass and capping pass electro-slag-high-speed welding. Analysis of the used starting-, admixture- and auxilary material, testing conditions and welding parameters, quality values achieved at electro-slag-welds. Automatic MIG/MAG oscillating machines with electronic weld centerline and height control. Systems with the electric arc acting as sensor. Sources of current. (orig.)

  14. Pre-Brazed Casting and Hot Radial Pressing: A Reliable Process for the Manufacturing of CFC and W Monoblock Mockups

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    ENEA association is involved in the European International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) R-and-D activities and in particular for the manufacturing of high heat flux plasma-facing components (HHFC), such as the divertor targets, the baffles and the limiters: During the last years ENEA has manufactured actively cooled mock-ups by using different technologies, namely brazing, diffusion bonding and hot isostatic pressing (HIPping). A new manufacturing process has been set up and tested. It was successfully applied for the manufacturing of W armoured monoblock mockups. This technique is the HRP (Hot Radial Pressing) based on performing a radial diffusion bonding between the cooling tube and the armour tile by pressurizing only the internal tube and by keeping the joining zone in vacuum and at the required bonding temperature. The heating is obtained by a standard air furnace. The next step was to apply the HRP technique for the manufacturing of CFC armoured monoblock components. For this purpose some issues have to be solved like as the low CFC tensile strength, the pure copper interlayer between the heat sink and the armour necessary to mitigate the stress at the joint interface and the low wettability of the pure copper on the CFC matrix. This paper reports the research path followed to manufacture a medium scale vertical target CFC and W armoured mockup by HRP. An ad hoc rig able to maintain the CFC in a compressive constant condition was also designed and tested. The casting of a soft copper interlayer between the tube and the tile was performed by a new technique: the Pre-Brazed Casting (PBC, ENEA patent). Some mock-ups with three NB31 CFC tiles were successfully manufactured and tested to thermal fatigue using electron beam facilities. They all reached at least 1000 cycles at 20 MW/m2 without suffering any damage. The manufactured medium scale vertical target mock-up is now under testing at the FE2000 (France) facility. (author)

  15. Inhibition of the formation of intermetallic compounds in aluminum-steel welded joints by friction stir welding

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    Formation of deleterious phases during welding of aluminum and steel is a challenge of the welding processes, for decades. Friction Stir Welding (FSW) has been used in an attempt to reduce formation of intermetallic compounds trough reducing the heat input. In this research, dissimilar joint of 6063-T5 aluminum alloy and AISI-SAE 1020 steel were welded using this technique. The temperature of welded joints was measured during the process. The interface of the welded joints was characterized using optical microscopy, scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Additionally, composition measurements were carried out by X-EDS and DRX. The experimental results revealed that the maximum temperature on the joint studied is less than 360 degree centigrade. The microstructural characterization in the aluminum-steel interface showed the absence of intermetallic compounds, which is a condition attributed to the use of welding with low thermal input parameters. (Author)

  16. Critical Issues for Producing UHTC-Brazed Joints: Wetting and Reactivity

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    Passerone, A.; Muolo, M. L.; Valenza, F.

    2016-03-01

    A brief survey is presented of the most important interaction phenomena occurring at the solid-liquid interfaces in metal-ceramic systems at high temperatures, with special attention to the most recent developments concerning wetting and joining transition metals diborides. These phenomena are described and discussed from both the experimental and theoretical points of view in relation to joining ceramic and metal-ceramic systems by means of processes in the presence of a liquid phase (brazing, TLPB etc.). It is shown that wetting and the formation of interfacial dissolution regions are the results of the competition between different phenomena: dissolution of the ceramic in the liquid phase, reaction and formation of new phases at the solid-liquid interface, and drop spreading along the substrate surface. We emphasize the role of phase diagrams to support both the design of the experiments and the choice of active alloying elements, and to interpret the evolution of the system in relation to temperature and composition. In this respect, the sessile-drop technique has been shown to be helpful in assessing critical points of newly calculated phase diagrams. These studies are essential for the design of joining processes, for the creation of composite materials, and are of a particular relevance when applied to UHTC materials.

  17. Tensile Creep Properties of the 50Au-50Cu Braze Alloy

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    The 50Au-50CU (wt.%) alloy is a solid-solution strengthened braze alloy used extensively in conventional, hermetic metal/ceramic brazing applications where low vapor pressure is a requirement. Typical metal/ceramic base materials would be KovarTM alloy and metallized and Ni-plated 94% alumina ceramic. The elevated temperature mechanical properties are important for permitting FEA evaluation of residual stresses in metal/ceramic brazes given specific geometries and braze cooldown profiles. For material with an atomic composition of 76.084 at.% CL 23.916 Au (i.e., on the Cu-rich side of Cu3Au) that was annealed for 2 hr. at 750 ampersand deg;C and water quenched a Garofalo sinh equation was found to adequately characterize the minimum strain rate data over the temperature mnge 450-850 ampersand deg;C. At lower temperatures (250 arid 350 ampersand deg;C), a conventional power law equation was found to characterize the data. For samples held long periods of time at 375 ampersand deg;C (96 hrs.) and slowly cooled to room temperature, a slight strengthening reaction was observed: with the stress necessary to reach the same strain rate increasing by about 15% above the baseline annealed and quenched data. X-ray diffiction indicates that the 96 hr at 375 ampersand deg;C + slow cool condition does indeed order. The microhardness of the ordered samples indicates a value of 94.5 VHN, compared to 93.7 VHN for the baseline annealed and quenched (disordered FCC) samples. From a brazing perspective, the relative sluggishness of this ordering reaction does not appear to pose a problem for braze joints cooled at reasonable rates following brazing

  18. Laser Seam welding method

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    The present invention provides a laser seam welding method for welding spacers to be used in nuclear fuel assemblies at a stable quality. Namely, the laser seam welding method comprises irradiating, while moving, laser beams to a portion to be welded. In this case, data of the shapes and characteristics of the portion to be welded are inputted to restrict the range of the welding of the portion to be welded. The power, moving speed, distance to a focal point and energy of the laser beams are controlled in the midway of the range for the welding. Then, a welding nugget having a shape defined to a portion to be welded can be formed thereby enabling to keep the portion to be welded to stable quality. As a result, failed welding can be eliminated, and strength of joint can be guaranteed. In addition, auxiliary products of portions to be welded, for example, springs are not failed by laser beams. As a result, satisfactory spacers can be provided. (I.S.)

  19. Electron beam welding of heat exchangers

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    For a long time neither qualitative, nor quantitative criteria have been available that would have allowed choosing the most suitable welding techniques from the three stated below: 1) electron gun rotates relative to stationary tube; 2) electron beam is magnetically deviated relative to stationary tube; 3) permanent deviation magnet is rotated mechanically relative to stationary tube and gun. To our experience, the 2nd technique is most promising when welding 16x1.5 diameter stainless tubes. The e-b welds are vulnerable to root defects. With welding done in a movable manner, the root defect area will be found to locate in the tube plate body and, hence, the weldment, as a whole, will not be impaired

  20. Polyethylene welding by pulsed visible laser irradiation

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    Torrisi, L.; Caridi, F.; Visco, A. M.; Campo, N.

    2011-01-01

    Laser welding of plastics is a relatively new process that induces locally a fast polymer heating. For most applications, the process involves directing a pulsed beam of visible light at the weld joint by going through one of the two parts. This is commonly referred to as “through transmission visible laser welding”. In this technique, the monochromatic visible light source uses a power ns pulsed laser in order to irradiate the joint through one part and the light is absorbed in the vicinity of the other part. In order to evaluate the mechanical resistance of the welded joint, mass quadrupole spectrometry, surface profilometry, microscopy techniques and mechanical shear tests were employed. The welding effect was investigated as a function of the laser irradiation time, nature of the polyethylene materials and temperature.

  1. Determination of the sensitization of two coatings by steel welding 308l by the EPR-Dl and Astm A-262 practice A techniques; Determinacion de la sensibilizacion de dos revestimientos por soldadura de acero 308L por las tecnicas EPR-DL y ASTM A-262 practica A

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    Arganis J, C. R.; Zenteno S, J. C.; Robles F, J. L.; Rodriguez M, E.; Vazquez P, A., E-mail: carlos.arganis@inin.gob.mx [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

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    A stainless steel 308l coating was deposited by the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) on steel A36 with a thickness of 4.726 mm in three layers. The sensitization was measured with the technique of Electrochemical Potentiodynamic Reactivation of Double-loop (EPR-Dl), using a portable cell and other of conventional window. The standard Astm A-262, practice A was used to verify the sensitization values. Two samples were used, a welding on a plate of 323 x 172 x 76.2 mm and the second welding on the end of a plate of 12.7 mm of thickness and 280 mm of longitude, with a post-welding process with gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) with electrode ERNiCr{sub 3} and a process SMAW with electrode ENICRFe{sub 3}. The coating on the plate showed low values of sensitization grade (DOS) in all the points, indicating a very quick heat extraction and an inter dendritic structure type step. The second sample presented DOS values that are related with a structure of low sensitization and the influence of the heat of the post-welding process and a structure of recrystallized grains. (Author)

  2. MODELLING AND CHARACTERIZATION OF LASER WELDED INCOLOY 800 HT JOINTS

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available This study aims at finding the effect of laser welding speed on incoloy 800 HT. This alloy is one of the potential materials for Generation IV nuclear plants. Laser welding has several advantages over arc welding such as low fusion zone, low heat input and concentrated heat intensity. Three different welding speeds were chosen and CO2 laser welding was performed. 2D modeling and simulation were done using ANSYS 15 to find out the temperature distribution at different welding speeds and it was found that an increase in the welding speed decreased the temperature. Mechanical properties such as tensile strength, toughness and hardness were evaluated. The effect of welding speed on metallurgical characteristics was studied using optical microscopy (OM, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM with EDS, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD technique and fractographic analysis. From the results it was found that high welding speed (1400 mm/min decreased the joint strength. The M23C6 and Ni3Ti carbides were formed in a discrete chain and in a globular form along the grain boundaries of the weld region which increased the strength of the grain boundaries. Fractographic evaluations of the tested specimens for welding speed (1000 and 1200 mm/min showed deep and wide dimples indicating ductile failures.

  3. Measurement of nugget size of spot weld by digital shearography

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    Yang, Lianxiang; Samala, Praveen R.; Liu, Sheng; Long, Kah Wah; Lee, Yung-Li

    2005-08-01

    Resistance spot welding is now widely used in the fabrication of sheet metals, mainly due to the cost and time considerations. Friction stir spot welding is getting more and more acceptance in the automotive industries. Such spot welds are found in nearly all products where sheet metal is joined. Obviously the quality of the spot weld has a direct impact on the quality of the product. The most important quality target of spot welds is the size of the weld nuggets. If the weld nuggets are improperly or incompletely formed, or the area surrounding the nugget is smaller than required, the structural integrity of the entire part may be uncertain. Furthermore these inconsistencies are usually internal and are seldom visible to optical inspection. This study is focused on the quality analysis of the spot welds by using "Digital Shearography". The paper mainly focuses on developing a novel, whole field technique for non-destructive inspecting the size of spot-welds, both for the resistance spot weld and the friction stir spot weld.

  4. Sensor-guided robotic laser welding

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    Graaf, de, Joost

    2007-01-01

    Robotic laserwelding is a promising joining technique for welding of continuous seams in 3D products. High quality joints can be realised provided that the manipulation of the laser beam and the product tolerances meet strict criteria. The requirements for the positioning accuracy of the laser beamcan be fulfilled using seam-tracking sensors. This thesis describes how such sensors can be integrated in a robotic laser welding system for automatic teaching of the seam trajectory, but also to co...

  5. Friction Stir Spot Welding of Polymer Materials

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    Bekir ÇEVİK

    2014-01-01

    Polymer materials are engineering materials used for various industrial fields. Polymer processing and fabrication techniques have developed with the advancement of technology. Friction Stir Spot Welding (FSSW) is a solid-state process in joining thermoplastic materials. In the present work, the polymeric material (Polyethylene) has been made to join by FSSW process. 3 mm thickness polyethylene materials were used in the experiments. Welding process was carried out by rotating 460 and 900 rpm...

  6. Improving fatigue performance of rail thermite welds

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    Winiar L.; Hariri S.; Flahaut P.; Jezzini-Aouad M.

    2010-01-01

    Rail transport development offers economic and ecological interests. Nevertheless, it requires heavy investments in rolling material and infrastructure. To be competitive, this transportation means must rely on safe and reliable infrastructure, which requires optimization of all implemented techniques and structure. Rail thermite (or aluminothermic) welding is widely used within the railway industry for in-track welding during re-rail and defect replacement. The process provides numerou...

  7. Handbook of Plastic Welding

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    Islam, Aminul

    The purpose of this document is to summarize the information about the laser welding of plastic. Laser welding is a matured process nevertheless laser welding of micro dimensional plastic parts is still a big challenge. This report collects the latest information about the laser welding of plastic...... materials and provides an extensive knowhow on the industrial plastic welding process. The objectives of the report include: - Provide the general knowhow of laser welding for the beginners - Summarize the state-of-the-art information on the laser welding of plastics - Find the technological limits in terms...... of design, materials and process - Find the best technology, process and machines adaptive to Sonion’s components - Provide the skills to Sonion’s Design Engineers for successful design of the of the plastic components suitable for the laser welding The ultimate goal of this report is to serve as a...

  8. The non-destructive testing of transition welds

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    This paper reviews C.E.G.B. experience of the NDT of transition butt welds joining tubes, pipes and thick plates. Pre-service inspection has been predominantly by radiography, while dye penetrants have been most frequently used for the in-service inspection of pipe to pipe welds. Some ultrasonic inspection has been performed with conventional techniques but its value was uncertain because of high attenuation and scatter in the weld metal. Nevertheless, ultrasonics is potentially the most useful technique, particularly for in-service inspection. Recent laboratory work is described which shows that the ultrasonic inspection of transition welds presents essentially the same problems as for austenitic welds of similar geometry, and that a limited sensitivity inspection is usually possible. The welding process used and the thickness of the weldment are identified as the most important factors governing the inspection capability. (author)

  9. Weld repair of helium degraded reactor vessel material

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    Welding methods for modification or repair of irradiated nuclear reactor vessels are being evaluated at the Savannah River Site. A low-penetration weld overlay technique has been developed to minimize the adverse effects of irradiation induced helium on the weldability of metals and alloys. This technique was successfully applied to Type 304 stainless steel test plates that contained 3 to 220 appm helium from tritium decay. Conventional welding practices caused significant cracking and degradation in the test plates. Optical microscopy of weld surfaces and cross sections showed that large surface toe cracks formed around conventional welds in the test plates but did not form around overlay welds. Scattered incipient underbead cracks (grain boundary separations) were associated with both conventional and overlay test welds. Tensile and bend tests were used to assess the effect of base metal helium content on the mechanical integrity of the low-penetration overlay welds. The axis of tensile specimens was perpendicular to the weld-base metal interface. Tensile specimens were machined after studs were resistance welded to overlay surfaces

  10. Position welding using disk laser-GMA hybrid welding

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    C.-H. Kim; H.-S. Lim; J.-K. Kim

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: Position welding technology was developed by using disk laser-GMA hybrid welding in this research.Design/methodology/approach: The effect of hybrid welding parameters such as the shielding gas composition and laser-arc interspacing distance were investigated for the bead-on-plate welding. The pipe girth welding was implemented and the adequate arc welding parameters were selected according to the welding position from a flat position to an overhead position.Findings: The optimized sh...

  11. Impairment induced by chronic occupational cadmium exposure during brazing process

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    Cadmium (CD) is considered a metal of the 20th century to which all inhabitants of develop societies are exposed. Long-term occupational and environmental exposure to CD often results in renal dysfunction as the kidney is considered the critical target organ. The aim of this work was to evalutate both resporatory and renal manifestations induced by occupational exposure to CD compounds during brazing process, and suggesting a protocol for prevention and control for CD- induced health effects. This study was conducted on 20 males occupationally exposed workers. They are divided into two groups: Group-1 included (10) exposed smokers and group-2 included (10) exposed non-smokers. Results of both groups were compared with those of 10 healthy age and sex matched non-smokers. All subjects were subjected to detailed history taking and laboratory investigations including blood and urinary CD, liver profile (SGOT, SGPT and alkline phosphates), kindey function tests (blood urea, creatinine and urinary beta2- microglobulin). The level of Cd in the atmosphere of the work plase air was also assessed to detect the degree of exposure as it was about 6 times greater than thesave level (1 mu /m3).(1) This study demonstrated elevation levels of blood CD, urea, creatinine and urinary CD and beta2 -microglobulin for both exposed worker groups than the controls. In additions no appreciable were noted for liver function tests, although the levels fell within normal range

  12. Qualification of final closure for disposal container I - applicability of TIG and EBW for overpack welding

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    Regarding the final sealing technique of the overpack using carbon steel, one of the candidate materials for the disposal container in the geological disposal of high-level radioactive waste in Japan, welding tests were conducted using TIG (GTAW), a typical arc welding process, and electron beam welding (EBW), a high-energy beam welding process. The purpose of the tests was to evaluate the applicability, the scope of the applications and the conditions for the application of the existing techniques; while also examining the welding conditions and the weld quality. Regarding TIG, the optimum welding conditions (the conditions pertaining to the welding procedures and the groove geometry) were checked by using a specimen with a plate thickness of 50 mm, and then circumferential welding tests were conducted for cylindrical specimens with a groove depth of 100 mm and 150 mm. Radiographic testing showed that there was no significant weld defect in the weld and that the welding characteristics were satisfactory. The results of the test of the mechanical properties of the joint were also satisfactory. Measurement of the temperature distribution and the residual stress distribution at the time of the welding was conducted for an evaluation of the residual stress caused by the welding, and an appropriate residual stress analysis method was developed, which confirmed the generation of tensile stress along the circumferential direction of the weld. Then it was pointed out that a necessity of further consideration of how to reduce the stress and to examine the influence that residual stress has on corrosion property. The goal in the EBW test was to achieve a one-pass full penetration welding process for 190 mm while conducting a partial penetration welding test for a welding depth of 80 mm. Subsequent radiographic testing confirmed that there was no significant weld defect. (orig.)

  13. Numerical and experiment study of residual stress and strain in multi-pass GMA welding

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    R.R. Chand

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Recently, manufacturing industries have been concentrated on selection an optimal of welding parameter and condition that reduces the risk of mechanical failures on weld structures should be required in manufactory industry. In robotic GMA (Gas Metal Arc welding process, heat and mass inputs are coupled and transferred by the weld arc to the molten weld pool and by the molten metal that is being transferred to the weld pool. The amount and distribution of the input energy are basically controlled by the obvious and careful choices of welding process parameters in order to accomplish the optimal bead geometry and the desired mechanical properties of the quality weldment. The residual stress and welding deformation have the large impact on the failure of welded structures.Design/methodology/approach: To achieve the required precision for welded structures, it is required to predict the welding distortions at the early stages. Therefore, this study represented 2D Finite Element Method (FEM to predict residual stress and strain on thick SS400 steel metal plate.Findings: The experiment for Gas Metal Arc (GMA welding process is also performed with similar welding condition to validate the FE results. The simulated and experiment results provide good evidence that heat input is main dependent on the welding parameter and residual stress and distortions are mainly affected by amount on heat input during each weld-pass.Practical implications: This present study on based on the numerical analysis using ansys software, for a thick multi-pass GMA welding. A birth and death technique is employed to control the each weld pass welding.Originality/value: The developed 2D multi-pass model employs Goldak’s heat distribution, to simulate welding on SS400 steel butt-weld joint with a thickness of 16mm. moreover the numerical results are validated with experiment results.

  14. PCA and Clustering based Weld Flaw Detection from Radiographic Weld Images

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    Dr.V. Vaithiyanathan

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Pattern recognition of weld defects can be done by partitioning the data points into clusters.The weld defect arises due to various types of adverse conditions and carelessness at the time of welding which leads to major disasters at the later stage. This paper proposes a method for detection of Burn Through, Slag Inclusion and Lack of Penetration weld defects in radiographic images which follow a specific pattern for each type. The image is preprocessed using Histogram equalization and segmented using Region growing methodology. The feature dimension reduction is performed using PCA, which is an unsupervised dimension reduction methodology which chooses the dimensions with the largest variance. K-Means clustering is used for clustering a cohesive group from a set of patterns after performing dimensionality reduction using Principal Component Analysis. The result of classification using this technique is providing a very accurate classification of weld defect.

  15. Electrochemical Testing of Gas Tungsten Arc Welded and Reduced Pressure Electron Beam Welded Alloy 22

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    Alloy 22 (N06022) is the material selected for the fabrication of the outer shell of the nuclear waste containers for the Yucca Mountain high-level nuclear waste repository site. A key technical issue in the Yucca Mountain waste package program has been the integrity of container weld joints. The currently selected welding process for fabricating and sealing the containers is the traditional gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) or TIG method. An appealing faster alternative technique is reduced pressure electron beam (RPEB) welding. Standard electrochemical tests were carried on GTAW and RPEB welds as well as on base metal to determine their relative corrosion behavior in SCW at 90 C (alkaline), 1 M HCl at 60 C (acidic) and 1 M NaCl at 90 C (neutral) solutions. Results show that for all practical purposes, the three tested materials had the electrochemical behavior in the three tested solutions

  16. Characteristics of Welding Fumes

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    Johansson, Gerd; Malmqvist, Klas; Bohgard, Mats; Akselsson, Roland

    1981-01-01

    The aerosols from 13 common electric arc welding processes have been characterized regarding total emission, particle size distribution, elemental composition and, when applicable, the oxidation state of chromium. The characterizations have been performed systematically for different combinations of welding current and welding voltage.

  17. Instructional Guidelines. Welding.

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    Fordyce, H. L.; Doshier, Dale

    Using the standards of the American Welding Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, this welding instructional guidelines manual presents a course of study in accordance with the current practices in industry. Intended for use in welding programs now practiced within the Federal Prison System, the phases of the program are…

  18. Active weld control

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    Powell, Bradley W.; Burroughs, Ivan A.

    1994-01-01

    Through the two phases of this contract, sensors for welding applications and parameter extraction algorithms have been developed. These sensors form the foundation of a weld control system which can provide action weld control through the monitoring of the weld pool and keyhole in a VPPA welding process. Systems of this type offer the potential of quality enhancement and cost reduction (minimization of rework on faulty welds) for high-integrity welding applications. Sensors for preweld and postweld inspection, weld pool monitoring, keyhole/weld wire entry monitoring, and seam tracking were developed. Algorithms for signal extraction were also developed and analyzed to determine their application to an adaptive weld control system. The following sections discuss findings for each of the three sensors developed under this contract: (1) weld profiling sensor; (2) weld pool sensor; and (3) stereo seam tracker/keyhole imaging sensor. Hardened versions of these sensors were designed and built under this contract. A control system, described later, was developed on a multiprocessing/multitasking operating system for maximum power and flexibility. Documentation for sensor mechanical and electrical design is also included as appendices in this report.

  19. The Integration of Vacuum Brazing into Heat Treatment - A Progressive Combined Process

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    Ingo Reinkensmeier; Henkjan Buursen

    2004-01-01

    The continuous constructive challenge to improve the functionality and efficiency of components always results in higher demands on production engineering, against the background of the generally increasing cost pressure. In many cases, you will just succeed in producing competitive and innovative products by combining and coupling of different procedures to an independent (hybrid) technology. The use of hybrid procedures for metal joining and heat treatment of metallic materials finds more and more industrial fields of application. Modern vacuum lines with integrated pressurized gas quenching are considered high-performance and flexible means of production for brazing and heat treatment tasks as well in the turbine industry as in the mould making and tool manufacturing industry. In doing so, the heat treatment is coupled with the brazing cycle in a combined process so that the brazing temperatures and soak times are adapted to the necessary temperatures and times for solution heat treatment and austeniting. This user-oriented article describes on the one hand examples of brazing of turbine components, but above all the practical experience from the plastics processing industry, where the requirement for a high-efficient cooling of injection moulding dies gains more and more importance.The combined procedure "Vacuum Brazing and Hardening" offers plenty of possibilities to produce mould inserts with an efficient tempering system in an economic way.

  20. Cold metal transfer spot plug welding of AA6061-T6-to-galvanized steel for automotive applications

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    Highlights: • Two Al-to-galvanized steel spot plug welding joints were studied by CMT method. • The optimum process variables for the two joints were gotten by orthogonal test. • Connection mechanism of the two joints were discussed. -- Abstract: In this study, cold metal transfer (CMT) spot plug joining of 1 mm thick Al AA6061-T6 to 1 mm thick galvanized steel (i.e., Q235) was studied. Welding variables were optimized for a plug weld in the center of a 25 mm overlap region with aluminum 4043 wire and 100% argon shielding gas. Microstructures and elemental distributions were characterized by scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer. Mechanical testing of CMT spot plug welded joints was conducted. It was found that it is feasible to join Al AA6061T6-to-galvanized steel by CMT spot plug welding method. The process variables for two joints with Al AA6061T6-to-galvanized mild steel and galvanized mild steel-to-Al AA6061T6 are optimized. The strength of CMT spot welded Al AA6061T6-to-galvanized mild steel is determined primarily by the strength and area of the brazed interface. While, the strength of the galvanized mild steel-to-Al AA6061T6 joint is mainly dependent upon the area of the weld metal