Sample records for reliable aluminum brazes

  1. Brazed aluminum, Plate-fin heat exchangers for OTEC

    Foust, H.D.


    Brazed aluminum plate-fin heat exchangers have been available for special applications for over thirty years. The performance, compactness, versatility, and low cost of these heat exchangers has been unequaled by other heat exchanger configuration. The application of brazed aluminum has been highly limited because of necessary restrictions for clean non-corrosive atmospheres. Air and gas separation have provided ideal conditions for accepting brazed aluminum and in turn have benefited by the salient features of these plate-fin heat exchangers. In fact, brazed aluminum and cryogenic gas and air separation have become nearly synonymous. Brazed aluminum in its historic form could not be considered for a seawater atmosphere. However, technology presents a new look of significant importance to OTEC in terms of compactness and cost. The significant technological variation made was to include one-piece hollow extensions for the seawater passages. Crevice corrosion sites are thereby entirely eliminated and pitting corrosion attack will be controlled by an integral and sacrificial layer of a zinc-aluminum alloy. This paper on brazed aluminum plate-fin heat exchangers for OTEC will aquaint the reader with the state-of-art and variations suggested to qualify this form of aluminum for seawater use. In order to verify the desirable cost potential for OTEC, Trane teamed with Westinghouse to perform an OTEC system analysis with this heat exchanger. These results are very promising and reported in detail elsewhere.

  2. Spot brazing of aluminum to copper with a cover plate

    Hayashi, Junya; Miyazawa, Yasuyuki


    It is difficult to join dissimilar metals when an intermetallic compound is formed at the joining interface. Spot brazing can be accomplished in a short time by resistance heating. Therefore, it is said that the formation of a intermetallic compound can be prevented. In this study, aluminum and copper were joined by spot brazing with a cover plate. The cover plate was used to supply heat to base metals and prevent heat dissipation from the base metals. The ability to braze Al and Cu was investigated by observation and analysis. Pure aluminum (A1050) plate and oxygen-free copper (C1020) plate were used as base metals. Cu-Ni-Sn-P brazing filler was used as the brazing filler metal. SPCC was employed as cover plate. Brazing was done with a micro spot welder under an argon gas atmosphere. Brazing ability was estimated by tensile shear strength and cross sectional microstructure observation. Al and Cu can be joined by spot brazing with Cu-Ni-Sn-P brazing filler and cover plate.

  3. Several braze filler metals for joining an oxide-dispersion-strengthened nickel-chromium-aluminum alloy

    Gyorgak, C. A.


    An evaluation was made of five braze filler metals for joining an aluminum-containing oxide dispersion-strengthened (ODS) alloy, TD-NiCrAl. All five braze filler metals evaluated are considered suitable for joining TD-NiCrAl in terms of wettability and flow. Also, the braze alloys appear to be tolerant of slight variations in brazing procedures since joints prepared by three sources using three of the braze filler metals exhibited similar brazing characteristics and essentially equivalent 1100 C stress-rupture properties in a brazed butt-joint configuration. Recommendations are provided for brazing the aluminum-containing ODS alloys.

  4. In-process oxidation protection in fluxless brazing or diffusion bonding of aluminum alloys

    Okelly, K. P.; Featherston, A. B.


    Aluminum is cleaned of its oxide coating and is sealed immediately with polymeric material which makes it suitable for fluxless brazing or diffusion bonding. Time involved between cleaning and brazing is no longer critical factor.

  5. High temperature oxidation of aluminum brazing alloys. [3003 and 6063 aluminum alloys

    Field, D.J. (Banbury Laboratories, Banbury (England))

    The oxide film which develops on aluminum and its alloys provides a tough tenacious barrier which must be disrupted in order to promote filler metal flow and wetting during any brazing operation. When considering the mechanisms of current brazing processes (both flux based and flux free), it is necessary to understand the changes which can occur in oxide films through the braze cycle. This study seeks to characterize thee crystallography, morphology, composition and growth kinetics of oxide films developed on aluminum brazing alloys over the temperature range 400 to 600 C using a combination of electron, optical (in-situ HVEM), and thermogravimetric techniques. Results show that crystalline oxide formation occurs at 550 C on alloys such as 3003 and 6063, compared with 475 C for pure aluminum, and this corresponds with increased oxidation weight gains and sigmoidal oxidation kinetics.

  6. XRD and TEM analysis of the microstructure in the brazing joint of 3003 cladding aluminum alloy

    Tao Feng; Songnian Lou; Luhai Wu; Yajiang Li


    The material used in this experiment was 3003 cladding aluminum alloy, the cladding metal was 4004 aluminum alloy.The aluminum plate was brazed by means of vacuum brazing. The microstructure in the brazing joint was studied by means of X-ray diffractometry (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The test result indicates that the suitable brazing technique parameters are brazing temperature, 628℃; keeping time, 10 min; vacuum degree, 6.5×10-4 Pa. XRD test indicates that there are new intermetallic compounds different from the base metal. TEM analysis indicates that Cu2Mg and Cu3Mn2Mg are formed in the brazing joint. The shape of Cu2Mg is irregular and the shape of Cu3Mn2Mg is circle, and there are tiny particles in it.

  7. Brazing

    Schwartz, Mel M


    Text provides information needed to braze materials that will be used in the 21st century. Revised to include lessons learned on tooling, design, materials, atmospheres, processing, and equipment. For brazing technologists and engineers.

  8. Wetting Behavior in Ultrasonic Vibration-Assisted Brazing of Aluminum to Graphite Using Sn-Ag-Ti Active Solder

    Yu, Wei-Yuan; Liu, Sen-Hui; Liu, Xin-Ya; Shao, Jia-Lin; Liu, Min-Pen


    In this study, Sn-Ag-Ti ternary alloy has been used as the active solder to braze pure aluminum and graphite in atmospheric conditions using ultrasonic vibration as an aid. The authors studied the formation, composition and decomposition temperature of the surface oxides of the active solder under atmospheric conditions. In addition, the wettability of Sn-5Ag-8Ti active solder on the surface of pure aluminum and graphite has also been studied. The results showed that the major components presented in the surface oxides formed on the Sn-5Ag-8Ti active solder under ambient conditions are TiO, TiO2, Ti2O3, Ti3O5 and SnO2. Apart from AgO and Ag2O2, which can be decomposed at the brazing temperature (773 K), other oxides will not be decomposed. The oxide layer comprises composite oxides and it forms a compact layer with a certain thickness to enclose the melted solder, which will prevent the liquid solder from wetting the base metals at the brazing temperature. After ultrasonic vibration, the oxide layer was destroyed and the liquid solder was able to wet and spread out around the base materials. Furthermore, better wettability of the active solder was observed on the surface of graphite and pure aluminum at the brazing temperature of 773-823 K using ultrasonic waves. The ultrasonic wave acts as the dominant driving factor which promotes the wetting and spreading of the liquid solder on the surface of graphite and aluminum to achieve a stable and reliable brazed joint.

  9. The Effect of Anodic Oxide Films on the Nickel-Aluminum Reaction in Aluminum Braze Sheet

    Tadgell, Colin A.; Wells, Mary A.; Corbin, Stephen F.; Colley, Leo; Cheadle, Brian; Winkler, Sooky


    The influence of an anodic oxide surface film on the nickel-aluminum reaction at the surface of aluminum brazing sheet has been investigated. Samples were anodized in a barrier-type solution and subsequently sputtered with nickel. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and metallography were used as the main investigative techniques. The thickness of the anodic film was found to control the reaction between the aluminum substrate and nickel coating. Solid-state formation of nickel-aluminum intermetallic phases occurred readily when a relatively thin oxide film (13 to 25 nm) was present, whereas intermetallic formation was suppressed in the presence of thicker oxides ( 60 nm). At an intermediate oxide film thickness of 35 nm, the Al3Ni phase formed shortly after the initiation of melting in the aluminum substrate. Analysis of DSC traces showed that formation of nickel-aluminum intermetallic phases changed the melting characteristics of the aluminum substrate, and that the extent of this change can be used as an indirect measure of the amount of nickel incorporated into the intermetallic phases.

  10. Brazing process provides high-strength bond between aluminum and stainless steel

    Huschke, E. G., Jr.; Nord, D. B.


    Brazing process uses vapor-deposited titanium and an aluminum-zirconium-silicon alloy to prevent formation of brittle intermetallic compounds in stainless steel and aluminum bonding. Joints formed by this process maintain their high strength, corrosion resistance, and hermetic sealing properties.

  11. Liquid Film Migration in Warm Formed Aluminum Brazing Sheet

    Benoit, M. J.; Whitney, M. A.; Wells, M. A.; Jin, H.; Winkler, S.


    Warm forming has previously proven to be a promising manufacturing route to improve formability of Al brazing sheets used in automotive heat exchanger production; however, the impact of warm forming on subsequent brazing has not previously been studied. In particular, the interaction between liquid clad and solid core alloys during brazing through the process of liquid film migration (LFM) requires further understanding. Al brazing sheet comprised of an AA3003 core and AA4045 clad alloy, supplied in O and H24 tempers, was stretched between 0 and 12 pct strain, at room temperature and 523K (250 °C), to simulate warm forming. Brazeability was predicted through thermal and microstructure analysis. The rate of solid-liquid interactions was quantified using thermal analysis, while microstructure analysis was used to investigate the opposing processes of LFM and core alloy recrystallization during brazing. In general, liquid clad was consumed relatively rapidly and LFM occurred in forming conditions where the core alloy did not recrystallize during brazing. The results showed that warm forming could potentially impair brazeability of O temper sheet by extending the regime over which LFM occurs during brazing. No change in microstructure or thermal data was found for H24 sheet when the forming temperature was increased, and thus warm forming was not predicted to adversely affect the brazing performance of H24 sheet.

  12. Evolution of Surface Oxide Film of Typical Aluminum Alloy During Medium-Temperature Brazing Process

    程方杰; 赵海微; 王颖; 肖兵; 姚俊峰


    The evolution of the surface oxide film along the depth direction of typical aluminum alloy under medium-temperature brazing was investigated by means of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). For the alloy with Mg content below 2.0wt%, whether under cold rolling condition or during medium-temperature brazing process, the en-richment of Mg element on the surface was not detected and the oxide film was pure Al2O3. However, the oxide film grew obviously during medium-temperature brazing process, and the thickness was about 80 nm. For the alloy with Mg content above 2.0wt%, under cold rolling condition, the original surface oxide film was pure Al2O3. However, the Mg element was significantly enriched on the outermost surface during medium-temperature brazing process, and MgO-based oxide film mixed with small amount of MgAl2O4 was formed with a thickness of about 130 nm. The alloy-ing elements of Mn and Si were not enriched on the surface neither under cold rolling condition nor during medium-temperature brazing process for all the selected aluminum alloy, and the surface oxide film was similar to that of pure aluminum, which was almost entire Al2O3.

  13. Interfacial microstructure and mechanical properties of brazed aluminum / stainless steel - joints

    Fedorov, V.; Elßner, M.; Uhlig, T.; Wagner, G.


    Due to the demand of mass and cost reduction, joints based on dissimilar metals become more and more interesting. Especially there is a high interest for joints between stainless steel and aluminum, often necessary for example for automotive heat exchangers. Brazing offers the possibilities to manufacture several joints in one step at, in comparison to fusion welding, lower temperatures. In the recent work, aluminum / stainless steel - joints are produced by induction brazing using an AlSi10 filler and a non-corrosive flux. The mechanical properties are determined by tensile shear tests as well as fatigue tests at ambient and elevated temperatures. The microstructure of the brazed joints and the fracture surfaces of the tested samples are investigated by SEM.

  14. Vacuum brazing of high volume fraction SiC particles reinforced aluminum matrix composites

    Cheng, Dongfeng; Niu, Jitai; Gao, Zeng; Wang, Peng


    This experiment chooses A356 aluminum matrix composites containing 55% SiC particle reinforcing phase as the parent metal and Al-Si-Cu-Zn-Ni alloy metal as the filler metal. The brazing process is carried out in vacuum brazing furnace at the temperature of 550°C and 560°C for 3 min, respectively. The interfacial microstructures and fracture surfaces are investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and energy spectrum analysis (EDS). The result shows that adequacy of element diffusion are superior when brazing at 560°C, because of higher activity and liquidity. Dislocations and twins are observed at the interface between filler and composite due to the different expansion coefficient of the aluminum alloy matrix and SiC particles. The fracture analysis shows that the brittle fracture mainly located at interface of filler and composites.

  15. Dissimilar metals TIG welding-brazing of aluminum alloy to galvanized steel

    San-bao LIN; Jian-ling SONG; Guang-chao MA; Chun-li YANG


    Dissimilar metals TIG welding-brazing of aluminum alloy to galvanized steel was investigated, and the wettability and spreadability of aluminum filler metal on the steel surface were analyzed. The resultant joint was characterized in order to determine the brittle intermetallic compound (IMC) in the interfacial layer, and the mechan-ical property of the joint was tested. The results show that the zinc coated layer can improve the wettability and spreadability of liquid aluminum filler metal on the surface of the steel, and the wetting angle can reach less than 20°. The lap joint has a dual characteristic and can be divided into a welding part on the aluminum side and a brazing part on the steel side. The interfacial IMC layer in the steel side is about 9.0 μm in thickness, which transfers from (α-Al + FeAl3) in the welded seam side to (Fe2Al5+ FeAl2) and (FeAl2+ FeAl) in the steel side. The crystal grain of the welded seam is obviously larger in size in the aluminum side. The local incomplete brazing is found at the root of the lap joint, which weakens the property of the joint. The fracture of the joint occurs at the root and the average tensile strength reaches 90 MPa.

  16. Research of Brazing Filler Metals for 6061 Aluminum Alloy Brazing%6061铝合金钎焊用钎料的研究

    刘正林; 杨凯珍; 王凯; 刘凤美


    研究了6061铝合金钎焊用中温钎料Al-Si-Cu-Ni钎料的熔化特性、钎焊强度、钎料和接头抗腐蚀性能.结果表明,Al-Si-Cu-Ni钎料熔化温度与Al-Si-Cu钎料HL401接近,钎焊强度、钎料和接头抗腐蚀性能均优于HL401;Al-10Cu- 10Si-2Ni钎料熔化温度低,抗拉强度和接头抗腐蚀性能高,适用于6061铝合金的钎焊.%Melting characteristics, brazing strength, corrosion resistance of filler metals and joints of the Al-Si-Cu-Ni brazing filler metals for 6061 alloy brazing were studied. The results show that, the melting temperature of Al-Si-Cu-Ni brazing filler metals are close to the Al-Si-Cu solder HL401and the brazing strength, the corrosion resistance of filler metals and joints are better than HL401; Al-10Cu-10Si-2Ni filler matel with low melting temperature, high brazing strength and better corrosion resistance of joint is suitable for 6061 aluminum alloy brazing.

  17. Surface development of an aluminum brazing sheet during heating studied by XPEEM and XPS

    Rullik, L.; Bertram, F.; Niu, Y. R.; Evertsson, J.; Stenqvist, T.; Zakharov, A. A.; Mikkelsen, A.; Lundgren, E.


    X-ray photoelectron emission microscopy (XPEEM) was used in combination with other microscopic and spectroscopic techniques to follow the surface development of an aluminum brazing sheet during heating. The studied aluminum alloy sheet is a composite material designed for vacuum brazing. Its surface is covered with a native aluminum oxide film. Changes in the chemical state of the alloying elements and the composition of the surface layer were detected during heating to the melting temperature. It was found that Mg segregates to the surface upon heating, and the measurements indicate the formation of magnesium aluminate. During the heating the aluminum oxide as well as the silicon is observed to disappear from the surface. Our measurements is in agreement with previous studies observing a break-up of the oxide and the outflow of the braze cladding onto the surface, a process assisted by the Mg segregation and reaction with surface oxygen. This study also demonstrates how XPEEM can be utilized to study complex industrial materials.

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

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


    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.

  19. Topological dependence of mechanical responses of solidification microstructures in aluminum brazed joints

    GAO Feng(高峰); QIAN Yi-yu(钱乙余); D.P.Sekulic; MA Xin(马鑫); F.Yoshida


    The main objective is to provide an evidence of spatial dependence of mechanical responses of a heterogeneous aluminum brazed joint re-solidified clad,and to confirm a sufficient sensitivity of a nano-indentation--load curve method for identifying the dependence.Topological features of a network of solidification microstructures(αphase and eutectic),formed during quench in a brazing process of aluminum alloy,influence significantly dynamic mechanical responses of resulting heterogeneous material.Nano/micro indentation depth vs load characteristics of differing phases suggest a spatially sensitive mechanical response of a re-solidified fillet in the joint zone.Hence,a spatial distribution,pattern formations and other morphological characteristics of microstructures have a direct impact on an ultimate joint integrity.Topology-induced variations of indentation-load curves was presented.A hypothesis involving microstructures'spatial distribution vs mechanical response was formulated.

  20. Microstructure and Mechanical Property of 3003 Aluminum Alloy Joint Brazed with Al-Si-Cu-Zn Filler Metal

    LI Xiao-qiang


    Full Text Available Al-Si-Cu-Zn filler metal was developed to braze 3003 aluminum alloy. The microstructure and fracture surface of the joint were analyzed by XRD, SEM and EDS, and the effects of brazing temperature on microstructure and property of the joint were investigated. The results show that good joints are obtained at brazing temperature of 540-580℃ for 10min. The brazed joint consists of α(Al solid solution, θ(Al2Cu intermetallic compound, fine silicon phase and AlCuFeMn+Si phase in the central zone of brazed seam, and α(Al solid solution and element diffusion layers at both the sides of brazed seam, and the base metal. The room temperature (RT shear fracture of the joint occurs at the interface between the teeth shape α(Al in the diffusion layer and the center zone of brazed seam, which is mainly characterized as brittle cleavage. As the brazing temperature increases, α(Al solid solution crystals in the diffusion zone grow up, and the interfacial bonding of the joint is in the form of interdigitation. Brazing at 560℃ for 10min, the RT shear strength of the joint reaches the maximum value of 92.3MPa, which is about 62.7% of the base material.

  1. Microstructural control in an aluminum core alloy for brazing sheet applications

    Marshall, G. J.; Bolingbroke, R. K.; Gray, A.


    The use of aluminum alloys for automotive heat exchangers has increased considerably in the last 15 to 20 years, and in parallel, new alloys have been developed to meet the increased demand for higher strengths and improved corrosion resistance. An Al-Mn alloy, X800, has been developed by Alcan to significantly increase the corrosion resistance of radiator tubes when subjected to typical service environments. Conventional alloy tubes, 3xxx or 6xxx, fail by intergranular attack, whereas X800 utilizes the diffusion of Si during brazing to form a sacrificial layer between core and cladding and thus prevent penetration through the core. The Si penetrates up to a depth of 70 µm into the core alloy and combines with both the Mn in solid solution and the coarse constituent particles to form the α-AlMnSi phase. In contrast to the core, the interface layer exhibits a high dispersoid density, a modified coarse particle chemistry, and a lower Mn level in solid solution after brazing. Three layers remain after brazing; an α-Al residual cladding, the interface layer with a band of dense precipitates (BDP), and the X800 core. Free corrosion potential measurements confirmed the lowering of the potential within the BDP by about 30 mV compared to —710 mV for the brazed X800 core.

  2. Nickel-coated Steel Stud to Aluminum Alloy Joints Made by High Frequency Induction Brazing

    GE Jiaqi; WANG Kehong; ZHANG Deku; WANG Jian


    Nickel-coated 45 steel studs and 6061 aluminum alloy with 4047 Al alloy foil asfi ller metal were joined by using high frequency induction brazing. The microstructure of Fe/Al brazed joint was studied by means of optical microscopy (OM), scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray (EDX), and X-ray diffraction (XRD). Results showed that 45 steel stud and 6061 aluminum alloy could be successfully joined by high frequency induction brazing with proper processing parameters. The bonding strength of the joint was of the order of 88 MPa. Ni coating on steel stud successfully avoided the generation of Fe-Al intermetallic compound which is brittle by blocking the contact between Al and Fe. Intermetallic compounds, i e,Al3Ni2, Al1.1Ni0.9 and Al0.3Fe3Si0.7 presented in Al side, FeNi and Fe-Al-Ni ternary eutectic structure were formed in Fe side. The micro-hardness in intermetallic compound layer was 313 HV. The joint was brittle fractured in the intermetallic compounds layer of Al side, where plenty of Al3Ni2 intermetallic compounds were distributed continuously.

  3. Laser Brazing of Aluminum with a New Filler Wire AlZn13Si10Cu4

    Tang, Z.; Seefeld, T.; Vollertsen, F.

    Laser brazing processes of aluminum with both single beam and double beam techniques were developed using a new AlZn13Si10Cu4 filler wire which has a lower solidification range comparing to normal AlSi12 filler wire and the base material. Brazing experiments on both bead on plate and flange joints showed that the new wire has a very good wettability on the aluminum samples. Comparing to the AlSi12 wire one needs a lower heat input (in some cases 73% less heat input) for joining the same samples with the new filler wire and reaches a high hardness value in the joint. In addition, brazing with double beam technique showed its potential to increase the joint quality.

  4. Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of 6063 Aluminum Alloy Brazed Joints with Al-Si-Cu-Ni-RE Filler Metal

    Zhang, Guowei; Bao, Yefeng; Jiang, Yongfeng; Zhu, Hong


    A new low melting point filler metal, Al-Si-Cu-Ni-RE, was developed for the furnace brazing of aluminum alloy 6063. Flux-assisted brazing was conducted at 560 °C using the new filler metal and AlF3-CsF-KF flux. Microstructure of the brazed joints were studied by means of SEM, TEM, and EDS. Shear strength and micro-Vickers hardness of joints had been tested. Results show that sound joints could be obtained with the filler metal and the flux. Microstructure characterization of the brazed joint shows dendritic CuAl2 phase was distributed evenly and Si-phase was spheroidized and refined, which was embedded in CuAl2 dendrites with modification of rare-earth element. Shear strength test results show that the joints with Al-Si-Cu-Ni-RE filler metal achieved average shear strength of 62.5 MPa, 14.5% more than the shear strength of brazed joints with Chinese HL401 filler metal. The micro-Vickers hardness of joint after T6 treatment is about 83 HV. The hardness of the joints after just brazing and after solution treatment was higher than the hardness of the base metal.

  5. Preparation and Properties of a Novel Al-Si-Ge-Zn Filler Metal for Brazing Aluminum

    Niu, Zhiwei; Huang, Jihua; Yang, Hao; Chen, Shuhai; Zhao, Xingke


    The study is concerned with developing a filler metal with low melting temperature and good processability for brazing aluminum and its alloys. For this purpose, a novel Al-Si-Ge-Zn alloy was prepared according to Al-Si-Ge and Al-Si-Zn ternary phase diagrams. The melting characteristics, microstructures, wettability, and processing property of the alloy were investigated. The results showed that the melting temperature range of the novel filler metal was 505.2-545.1 °C, and the temperature interval between the solidus and the liquidus was 39.9 °C. Compared with a common Al-Si-Ge alloy, it had smaller and better dispersed β-GeSi solid solution precipitates, and the Zn-rich phases distributed on the boundary of the β-GeSi precipitates. The novel filler metal has good processability and good wettability with Al. There was one obvious transition layer with a thin α-Al solid solution between the filler metal and base metal, which is favorable to improve the strength of brazing joint.

  6. Electrochemical depth profiling of multilayer metallic structures: An aluminum brazing sheet

    Afshar, F. Norouzi; Ambat, R.; Kwakernaak, C.;


    Combinatory localized electrochemical cell and glow discharge optical emission spectrometry (GDOES) measurements were performed to obtain a thorough in depth electrochemical characterization of an aluminum brazing sheet. By defining electrochemical criteria i.e. breakdown potential, corrosion...... potential, cathodic and anodic reactivities, and tracking their changes as a function of depth, the evolution of electrochemical responses through out the material thickness were analyzed and correlated to the corresponding microstructural features. Polarization curves in 1wt% NaCl solution at pH 2.8 were...... susceptible to localized attack. Consistent with this, optical microscopy and scanning electron microscope analysis revealed a relatively high density of fine intermetallic and silicon particles at these areas. The corrosion mechanism of the top layers was identified to be intergranular and pitting corrosion...

  7. Joining of aluminum and stainless steel using AlSi10 brazing filler: Microstructure and mechanical properties

    Fedorov, Vasilii; Uhlig, Thomas; Wagner, Guntram


    Joining of dissimilar materials like stainless steel and aluminum is of special interest for automotive applications. Due to the different properties of these materials, suitable joining techniques are required. Brazing offers the possibilities to manufacture high performance joints in one step and at low joining temperatures. However, these joints often need to withstand a high number of high cyclic loads during application. Therefore, in addition to the monotonic properties, the fatigue behavior of the produced joints must be considered and evaluated. In the present work, specimens are manufactured by induction brazing using an AlSi10 filler and a non-corrosive flux. The mechanical properties are determined by tensile shear tests as well as in fatigue tests at ambient and elevated temperatures. The microstructure of the brazed joints and the fracture surfaces of the tested samples are investigated by SEM.

  8. Microstructure of arc brazed and diffusion bonded joints of stainless steel and SiC reinforced aluminum matrix composite

    Elßner, M.; Weis, S.; Grund, T.; Wagner, G.; Habisch, S.; Mayr, P.


    Joint interfaces of aluminum and stainless steel often exhibit intermetallics of Al-Fe, which limit the joint strength. In order to reduce these brittle phases in joints of aluminum matrix composites (AMC) and stainless steel, diffusion bonding and arc brazing are used. Due to the absence of a liquid phase, diffusion welding can reduce the formation of these critical in- termetallics. For this joining technique, the influence of surface treatments and adjusted time- temperature-surface-pressure-regimes is investigated. On the other hand, arc brazing offers the advantage to combine a localized heat input with the application of a low melting filler and was conducted using the system Al-Ag-Cu. Results of the joining tests using both approaches are described and discussed with regard to the microstructure of the joints and the interfaces.

  9. Multiphysics Simulation and Experimental Investigation of Aluminum Wettability on a Titanium Substrate for Laser Welding-Brazing Process

    Morgan Dal


    Full Text Available The control of metal wettability is a key-factor in the field of brazing or welding-brazing. The present paper deals with the numerical simulation of the whole phenomena occurring during the assembly of dissimilar alloys. The study is realized in the frame of potential applications for the aircraft industry, considering the case of the welding-brazing of aluminum Al5754 and quasi-pure titanium Ti40. The assembly configuration, presented here, is a simplification of the real experiment. We have reduced the three-dimensional overlap configuration to a bi-dimensional case. In the present case, an aluminum cylinder is fused onto a titanium substrate. The main physical phenomena which are considered here are: the heat transfers, the fluid flows with free boundaries and the mass transfer in terms of chemical species diffusion. The numerical problem is implemented with the commercial software Comsol Multiphysics™, by coupling heat equation, Navier-Stokes and continuity equations and the free boundary motion. The latter is treated with the Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian method, with a particular focus on the contact angle implementation. The comparison between numerical and experimental results shows a very satisfactory agreement in terms of droplet shape, thermal field and intermetallic layer thickness. The model validates our numerical approach.

  10. Two-phase refrigerant distribution in a combining/dividing header of a brazed aluminum evaporator

    Kim, Nae Hyun; Byun, Ho Won; Go, Min Geon [School of Mechanical System Engineering, Incheon National University, Incheon (Korea, Republic of)


    For a brazed aluminum evaporator, it is very important to distribute the refrigerant (especially the liquid) evenly into each channel. If not, the liquid-deficient channel will be soon dry, and reduce the thermal performance of the evaporator. In this study, tests were conducted for a two pass evaporator having 10 combing channels and 14 dividing channels. Both lower and upper header configurations were considered. Effects of mass flux or vapor quality on flow distribution in the combining/dividing header were investigated. Data are also compared with those obtained from the header having 12 dividing channels. In the lower combining/dividing header, the effect of dividing header length on liquid distribution is different based on vapor quality. The centrifugal force, whose strength depends on header length and vapor quality, appears to play a significant role on flow distribution. In the upper combining/dividing header, the flow distribution is better for the header having shorter header length. The reason was attributed to more uniform height of the liquid pool, which is formed by the drained liquid film from top of the header. The effects of mass flux or vapor quality on flow distribution are also discussed.

  11. Effect of Temperature and Sheet Temper on Isothermal Solidification Kinetics in Clad Aluminum Brazing Sheet

    Benoit, Michael J.; Whitney, Mark A.; Wells, Mary A.; Winkler, Sooky


    Isothermal solidification (IS) is a phenomenon observed in clad aluminum brazing sheets, wherein the amount of liquid clad metal is reduced by penetration of the liquid clad into the core. The objective of the current investigation is to quantify the rate of IS through the use of a previously derived parameter, the Interface Rate Constant (IRC). The effect of peak temperature and initial sheet temper on IS kinetics were investigated. The results demonstrated that IS is due to the diffusion of silicon (Si) from the liquid clad layer into the solid core. Reduced amounts of liquid clad at long liquid duration times, a roughened sheet surface, and differences in resolidified clad layer morphology between sheet tempers were observed. Increased IS kinetics were predicted at higher temperatures by an IRC model as well as by experimentally determined IRC values; however, the magnitudes of these values are not in good agreement due to deficiencies in the model when applied to alloys. IS kinetics were found to be higher for sheets in the fully annealed condition when compared with work-hardened sheets, due to the influence of core grain boundaries providing high diffusivity pathways for Si diffusion, resulting in more rapid liquid clad penetration.

  12. Reliable aluminum contact formation by electrostatic bonding

    Kárpáti, T.; Pap, A. E.; Radnóczi, Gy; Beke, B.; Bársony, I.; Fürjes, P.


    The paper presents a detailed study of a reliable method developed for aluminum fusion wafer bonding assisted by the electrostatic force evolving during the anodic bonding process. The IC-compatible procedure described allows the parallel formation of electrical and mechanical contacts, facilitating a reliable packaging of electromechanical systems with backside electrical contacts. This fusion bonding method supports the fabrication of complex microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and micro-opto-electromechanical systems (MOEMS) structures with enhanced temperature stability, which is crucial in mechanical sensor applications such as pressure or force sensors. Due to the applied electrical potential of  -1000 V the Al metal layers are compressed by electrostatic force, and at the bonding temperature of 450 °C intermetallic diffusion causes aluminum ions to migrate between metal layers.

  13. Microstructure characteristics and mechanical property of aluminum alloy/stainless steel lap joints fabricated by MIG welding-brazing process

    Zhang Hongtao, E-mail: [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology at Weihai, Weihai 264209 (China); Liu Jiakun [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology at Weihai, Weihai 264209 (China)


    Highlights: {yields} Wrought aluminum and stainless steel was joined with welding-brazing process. {yields} Effect of different layers on spreadability of molten filler metal was examined. {yields} Mechanical property of the joints with different heat inputs was investigated. {yields} Microstructure of the joints were also studied by OM, SEM and TEM. {yields} Phase composition was ascertained by diffraction spot and XRD analysis. - Abstract: Lap joints of aluminum alloy 2B50 and stainless steel 1Cr18Ni9Ti were welded by MIG welding-brazing method with 4043 Al-Si filler metal. The effect of aluminizing coating and galvanized zinc coating on fusion metal spreadability were studied. The aluminized coating had limited effect to promote weld surface appearance and obvious micro-cracks were found between the compound layer and the steel side. The fracture in tensile tests occurred at the interfacial layer of the weld with a low tensile strength about 60 MPa. Joints between aluminum alloy and galvanized steel had good surface appearances and the intermetallic compound in fusion zone region close to joint interface was Al{sub 4.5}FeSi. The thickness of the intermetallic compound layer varied from about 5 {mu}m to 15 {mu}m depending on the heat input and the highest tensile strength of lap joint could reached 193.6 MPa when the heat input is 0.846 KJ/cm.

  14. Intermediate layer, microstructure and mechanical properties of aluminum alloy/stainless steel butt joint using laser-MIG hybrid welding-brazing method

    Zhu, Zongtao; Wan, Zhandong; Li, Yuanxing; Xue, Junyu; Hui, Chen


    Butt joining of AA6061 aluminum (Al) alloy and 304 stainless steel of 2-mm thickness was conducted using laser-MIG hybrid welding-brazing method with ER4043 filler metal. To promote the mechanical properties of the welding-brazing joints, two kinds of intermediate layers (Al-Si-Mg alloy and Ag-based alloy) are used to adjust the microstructures of the joints. The brazing interface and the tensile strength of the joints were characterized. The results showed that the brazing interface between Al alloy and stainless steel consisted of double layers of Fe2Al5 (near stainless steel) and Fe4Al13 intermetallic compounds (IMCs) with a total thickness of 3.7 μm, when using Al-Si-Mg alloy as the intermediate layer. The brazing interface of the joints using Ag-based alloy as intermediate layer also consists of double IMC layers, but the first layer near stainless steel was FeAl2 and the total thickness of these two IMC layers decreased to 3.1 μm. The tensile strength of the joints using Al-Si-Mg alloy as the intermediate layer was promoted to 149 MPa, which was 63 MPa higher than that of the joints using Al-Si-Mg alloy as the intermediate layer. The fractures occurred in the brazing interface between Al alloy and stainless steel.

  15. Cu含量对铝基钎料性能的影响%Effect of Cu content on the properties of aluminum brazing

    王君君; 王艳; 何雷


    试验选用Al-1 1Si-0.3Cu、Al-11Si-4Cu和Al-11Si-1OCu三种铝基钎料,利用SDTQ600型差示扫描量热仪、Phillips X'Pert型X射线衍射仪和OLYMPUS型光学显微镜等分析Cu含量对钎料性能的影响.研究表明,三种钎料的基本组织为:基体α(Al)、共晶硅(α+Si)和少量初生硅;随着Cu含量的增加,Cu与Al之间形成的金属间化合物相的含量增加,钎料硬度随之增加.钎料熔化特性曲线表明,增加Cu含量能有效降低钎料的熔点,并使钎料凝固温度区间变窄.腐蚀试验表明随Cu含量的增加钎料腐蚀率增加.钎料的铺展面积受Cu饱和程度的影响,当Cu含量低于其在Al中溶解度时,随Cu含量增加,铺展面积增大;反之,铺展面积减小.%Three components of aluminum brazing were used for experiment,including Al-11Si-0.3Cu,Al-11Si-4Cu and Al-11Si-10Cu,and on the influence that the performance of brazing was by Cu content analyzed by SDTQ600 type Differential Scanning Calorimeter DSC,Phillips X'Pert type X-ray diffraction and OLYMPUS type Optical Microscope.Research showed that the basic organization was composed of matrix a (Al).eutectic silicon (a + Si) and a few primary silicon for three kinds of aluminum brazing; with the Cu elements increased,the intermetallic phase formed between Cu and Al between content increased,solder hardness increased.Melted characteristic curve of brazing showed that the content of Cu elements increased could effectively reduce the melting point of brazing,and make solidification temperature interval of brazing narrow.Corrosion test suggested that with the content of Cu increased,corrosion rate of brazing increased. Spreading area of brazing was dependent on the influence of Cu saturated degree,when Cu content was lower than its solubility in the Al.with Cu content increased,spreading area increased;conversely,the reverse.

  16. Brazing handbook

    American Welding Society


    By agreement between the American Welding Society C3 Committee on Brazing and Soldering and the ASM Handbook Committee, the AWS Brazing Handbook has been formally adopted as part of the ASM Handbook Series. Through this agreement, the brazing content in the ASM Handbook is significantly updated and expanded. The AWS Brazing Handbook, 5th Edition provides a comprehensive, organized survey of the basics of brazing, processes, and applications. Addresses the fundamentals of brazing, brazement design, brazing filler metals and fluxes, safety and health, and many other topics. Includes new chapters on induction brazing and diamond brazing.

  17. Nd:YAG Laser Melting-Brazing Welding Between 5052 Aluminum and Galvanized Steel%5052铝/镀锌钢Nd:YAG激光熔-钎焊

    石岩; 邝玉林; 刘佳; 张宏


    利用Nd:YAG激光器实现了5052铝/镀锌钢异种金属板材之间的熔-钎焊连接,并对焊缝成形、接头性能及微观形貌做了分析.分析结果表明,合适的热输入能够有效实现5052铝/镀锌钢异种金属之间的熔-钎焊连接,焊接接头中铝合金母材发生熔化与镀锌钢形成钎焊连接,镀锌钢母材并未发生熔化;焊接接头的抗拉强度为128 N/mm;微观形貌分析表明,在焊缝钎接界面处生成了一层薄金属间化合物层,金属间化合物层的厚度为3~4 μm.%The melting-brazing connection of the dissimilar metal 5052 aluminum alloy/galvanized steel was achieved by using the Nd:YAG laser, and the weld formation, joint performance and microstructure of joint was analyzed. The analysis result indicates that, it can achieve successful melting-brazing connection of 5052 aluminum alloy/galvanized steel, the aluminum in the joint melted and formed a brazed joint with galvanized steel, the galvanized steel hadn't melt; tensile strength of welded joint can be high as 128 N/mm; the microstructure showed that, a thin intermetallic compound layer is generated on the welded brazing interface, its thickness is 3~4 μm.

  18. Vacuum Brazing of Accelerator Components

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


    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.

  19. Vacuum brazing of electroless Ni-P alloy-coated SiCp/Al composites using aluminum-based filler metal foil

    Wang, Peng; Xu, Dongxia; Niu, Jitai


    Using rapidly cooled (Al-10Si-20Cu-0.05Ce)-1Ti (wt%) foil as filler metal, the research obtained high-performance joints of electroless Ni-P alloy-coated aluminum matrix composites with high SiC particle content (60 vol%, SiCp/Al-MMCs). The effect of brazing process on joint properties and the formation of Al-Ni and Al-Cu-Ni intermetallic compounds were investigated, respectively. Due to the presence of Ni-P alloy coating, the wettability of liquid filler metal on the composites was improved obviously and its contact angle was only 21°. The formation of Al3Ni2 and Al3(CuNi)2 intermetallic compounds indicated that well metallurgical bonding occurred along the 6063Al matrix alloy/Ni-P alloy layer/filler metal foil interfaces by mutual diffusion and dissolution. And the joint shear strength increased with increasing the brazing temperature from 838 to 843 K or prolonging the soaking time from 15 to 35 min, while it decreased a lot because of corrosion occurring in the 6063Al matrix at high brazing temperature of 848 K. Sound joints with maximum shear strength of 112.5 MPa were obtained at 843 K for soaking time of 35 min. In this research, the beneficial effect of surface metallization by Ni-P alloy deposits on improving wettability on SiCp/Al-MMCs was demonstrated, and capable welding parameters were broadened as well.

  20. Induction Brazing

    Henningsen, Poul

    , 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......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...

  1. 铝钢异种材料电弧熔钎焊接技术的研究%Investigation on Arc Brazing Technology of Aluminum and Steel

    尹兰礼; 雷永平; 林健; 王培中; 钟毅


    为了减轻车身重量,铝合金正被广泛的应用到汽车车身用中.而铝合金与汽车用钢板的连接问题是铝合金得以广泛应用的关键.本研究通过钨极氩弧焊和冷金属过渡焊两种电弧熔钎焊接方法实现铝合金与低碳钢的连接,研究了两种焊接方法的焊缝成型、接头拉剪强度以及金属间化合物的成分差异,并与传统的铆接接头进行比较.研究表明,电弧熔钎焊具有较高的接头拉剪强度和较小的接头重量.由于冷金属过渡焊的热输入量低,使得其焊缝成型相对较好,且其接头拉剪强度值已达到母材强度的85%.%Aluminum is being widely applied to automobile body to reduce the weight The key problem is connecting aluminum alloy to steel of car-body. In this paper, aluminum and steel are connected by Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) arc brazing and Cold Metal Transfer (CMT) arc brazing. The weld formation of the two welding methods and component of intermetallic compounds (IMC) are investigated, and compared the joint's tensile-shear strength with traditional Self-piercing riveting. The results show that the joints made by arc brazing have higher tensile-shear strength and lighter weight. Due to the low welding heat input, the weld formation of CMT is better than that of TIG. And the tensile-shear strength of CMT joint has reached 85% of the base metal strength.

  2. 浅论铝合金真空钎焊机箱的应用和加工%Elementary Discussion on the Application and Processing of Vacuum Brazing Aluminum Alloy Chassis

    王飚; 李卫民


    本文阐述了真空钎焊技术的优点及铝合金真空钎焊机箱的应用和加工的重要性,突出了机载装备中真空钎焊的必要性。其次,本文以某型号机箱为例,围绕着铝合金真空钎焊机箱加工的四个方面详细地加以介绍、描述和总结了加工工艺及要点。最后,本文指出了铝合金真空钎焊机箱能够提升航空电子系统的整体效能,只有通过提高工艺水平,规范生产流程,才能确保机载电子设备机箱的生产和质量稳定,提高生产效益。%Firstly, this paper expounded on the advantages of vacuum brazing technology and the importance of application and processing of vacuum brazing aluminum alloy chassis, with the emphasis on the necessity of vacuum brazing in airborne equipment. Secondly, taking a certain type of chassis as an example, this paper introduced, described and summarized the processing technology and key point of vacuum brazing process of aluminum alloy chassis in four aspects. Finally, it was pointed out that vacuum brazing aluminum alloy chassis was able to improve the overall effectiveness of avionics system, only by improving the technological level , and standardizing the production process, in order to ensure the production and quality of airborne electronic equipment chassis, and improve production efficiency.

  3. Laser Brazing of High Temperature Braze Alloy

    Gao, Y. P.; Seaman, R. F.; McQuillan, T. J.; Martiens, R. F.


    The Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) consists of 1080 conical tubes, which are furnace brazed themselves, manifolds, and surrounding structural jacket making almost four miles of braze joints. Subsequent furnace braze cycles are performed due to localized braze voids between the coolant tubes. SSME nozzle experiences extremely high heat flux (180 mW/sq m) during hot fire. Braze voids between coolant tubes may result in hot combustion gas escape causing jacket bulges. The nozzle can be disqualified for flight or result in mission failure if the braze voids exceed the limits. Localized braze processes were considered to eliminate braze voids, however, damage to the parent materials often prohibited use of such process. Being the only manned flight reusable rocket engine, it has stringent requirement on the braze process. Poor braze quality or damage to the parent materials limits the nozzle service life. The objective of this study was to develop a laser brazing process to provide quality, localized braze joints without adverse affect on the parent materials. Gold (Au-Cu-Ni-Pd-Mn) based high temperature braze alloys were used in both powder and wire form. Thin section iron base superalloy A286 tube was used as substrate materials. Different Laser Systems including CO2 (10.6 micrometers, 1kW), ND:YAG (1.06 micrometers, 4kW). and direct diode laser (808nm. 150W) were investigated for brazing process. The laser process variables including wavelength. laser power, travel speed and angle of inclination were optimized according to bead geometry and braze alloy wetting at minimum heat input level, The properties of laser brazing were compared to that of furnace brazing. Microhardness profiles were used for braze joint property comparison between laser and furnace brazing. The cooling rate of laser brazing was compared to furnace brazing based on secondary dendritic arm spacing, Both optical and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) were used to evaluate the microstructures of

  4. 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

    许敬年; 曹秀丽; 冯涛


    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.

  5. Induction Brazing

    Henningsen, Poul

    . The method has proven to give successful results in brazing tube-plate joints of copper-brass, copper-stainless steel, stainless steel-brass, and stainless steel-stainless steel. A new design of an adjustable flux concentrator for induction heating tube-to-plate joints is proposed and tested on a variety......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...... 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...

  6. Silver-hafnium braze alloy

    Stephens, Jr., John J.; Hosking, F. Michael; Yost, Frederick G.


    A binary allow braze composition has been prepared and used in a bonded article of ceramic-ceramic and ceramic-metal materials. The braze composition comprises greater than approximately 95 wt % silver, greater than approximately 2 wt % hafnium and less than approximately 4.1 wt % hafnium, and less than approximately 0.2 wt % trace elements. The binary braze alloy is used to join a ceramic material to another ceramic material or a ceramic material, such as alumina, quartz, aluminum nitride, silicon nitride, silicon carbide, and mullite, to a metal material, such as iron-based metals, cobalt-based metals, nickel-based metals, molybdenum-based metals, tungsten-based metals, niobium-based metals, and tantalum-based metals. A hermetic bonded article is obtained with a strength greater than 10,000 psi.

  7. 热轧4343/3003/7072铝合金钎焊板的组织与性能%Study of Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of 4343/3003/7072 Aluminum Alloy Brazing Sheet Manufactured by Hot Roll Bonding

    谢建雄; 周沛; 朱科杰; 谢红聚; 李滔; 王顺成


    采用热轧复合工艺生产4343/3003/7072铝合金钎焊板,利用光学显微镜、电子拉伸试验机和扫描电镜,研究了铝合金钎焊板的包覆率、显微组织和力学性能。结果表明,铝合金钎焊板的包覆层合金厚度均匀、复合界面平整,铝合金钎焊板中4343和7072铝合金包覆层的包覆率分别为9.0%和8.1%,铝合金钎焊板的抗拉强度、屈服强度和伸长率分别为118.62 MPa、56.21 MPa和32.48%。%The paper highlighted cladding rate, microstructure and mechanical properties of 4343/3003/7072 aluminum al oy brazing sheet manufactured by hot rol bonding using OM, SEM and electronic tensile testing machine; The results indicated that the clad thickness was uniform and the composite interface was smooth, with cladding rate of 4343 and 7072 clad al oy reaching 9. 0% and 8. 1%, respectively;the tensile strength, yield strength and elongation of the aluminum al oy brazing sheet were 118. 62MPa, 56. 21MPa and 32. 48%, respectively.

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

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


    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)

  9. Brazing of stainless steel; Stainless ko no rozuke

    Matsu, T.


    This paper explains brazing of stainless steel as to its processing materials, brazing materials, brazing methods, and brazing works. When performing brazing at higher than 800{degree}C on a martensite-based stainless steel represented by the 13Cr steel, attention is required on cracking caused by quenching. When a ferrite-based stainless steel represented by the 18Cr steel is heated above 900{degree}C, crystalline particles grow coarser, causing their tenacity and corrosion resistance to decline. High-temperature long-time heating in brazing in a furnace demands cautions. Austenite-based stainless steel represented by the 18Cr-8Ni steel has the best brazing performance. However, since the steel has large thermal expansion coefficient and low thermal conductivity, attention is required on strain and deformation due to heating, and on localized overheating. Deposition hardened stainless steel made of the Cr-Ni alloy steel added with aluminum and titanium has poor wettability in a brazing work, hence pretreatment is required for the purpose of activation. 9 figs., 7 tabs.

  10. Brazing titanium structures. Final report

    Pressly, H.B.


    A vacuum furnace brazing process using Ag-5A1-0.5Mn brazing alloy has been developed for joining titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4V structures. Lap-shear strengths of the braze joints and the effects of the brazing thermal cycle on the tensile and bending properties of mill-annealed Ti-6Al-4V alloy sheet are reported. Nondestructive test methods were evaluated for detecting defects in these braze joints.

  11. Experimental fatigue curves for aluminium brazed areas

    Dimitescu, A.; Babiş, C.; Niţoi, D. F.; Radu, C.


    An important factor for the quality of joints is the brazed area. The fatigue check occupies a major position among many test procedures and methods, especially by the joining technologies. The results of processing the fatigue data experiments for aluminium brazed samples are used to find the regression function and the response surface methodology. The fatigue process of mechanical components under service loading is stochastic in nature. The prediction of time-dependent fatigue reliability is critical for the design and maintenance planning of many structural components.

  12. Laser welding-brazing and numerical simulation of zinc-coated steel and 6016 aluminum alloy%镀Zn钢-6016铝合金异种金属的激光熔钎焊及数值模拟

    周惦武; 吴平; 彭利; 张屹; 陈根余


    熔钎焊是抑制或减少钢/铝异种金属激光焊接过程中FeAl脆性金属间化合物产生的有效工艺方法.采用光纤激光器,不添加任何钎料,对1.2 mm厚DC56D+ZF镀锌钢和6016铝合金平板试件进行激光搭接焊试验,利用MATLAB软件,针对焊接过程的实际情况,在一定的基本假设下建立准稳态下钢/铝异种金属激光焊接熔池形状的数学模型,基于准稳态形状控制方程数值计算获得的熔池几何形状分布,结合试验来调整焊接工艺参数,获得最佳焊接成形,利用卧式金相显微镜、扫描电镜和X射线衍射仪等手段研究焊接接头各区域的金相组织、主要元素分布与物相组成.结果表明:焊接激光束照射搭接在钢板上的铝板对接焊缝时,焊接功率和焊接速度对熔池几何形状的影响较大,随着激光功率的增大,熔深增加;而随着焊接速度的增加,熔深却变浅.当焊接功率为1 600~1 800W、焊接速度v=30 mm/s、离焦量D=0 mm时,焊缝成形性良好,无明显裂纹、气孔等缺陷,焊接接头区域存在一个台阶状结构,在平台区域,钢/铝两钟金属存在明显的界限,界面结合依靠液态的铝在钢母材表面上的润湿、填充和铺展等作用;下凹区域,钢/铝熔合较好,Fe和Al元素的混合区宽度较大,未形成明显的FeAl脆性金属间化合物,Fe和Al的热扩散是该区域界面结合的主要原因.%The laser welding-brazing is an effective process to inhibit or reduce FeAl brittle intermetallic compound produced during laser welding-brazing of steel and aluminum alloy. The laser lap welding test was carried out based on the DC56D+ZF galvanized steel with thickness of 1.2 mm and the 6016 aluminum alloy with the fiber laser. The Matlab software was used, according to the actual situation of welding process, the steel and aluminum dissimilar metal laser welding pool shapes of the mathematical model in the flight quasi-steady state was established under

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


    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.

  14. Fatigue FEM analysis in the case of brazed aluminium alloy 3L59 used in aeronautical industry

    Dimitrescu, A.; Amza, Gh; Niţoi, D. F.; Amza, C. Gh; Apostolescu, Z.


    The use, on a larger scale, of brazed aluminum alloys in the aerospace industry led to the need for a detailed study of the assemblies behavior. These are built from 6061 aluminum aloy (3L59) brazed with aluminum aloy A103. Therefore, a finit element simulation (FEM) of durability is necessary, that consists in the observation of gradual deterioration until failure. These studies are required and are previous to the stage of the producing the assembly and test it by traditional methods.

  15. Induction brazing of complex joints

    Henningsen, Poul; Zhang, Wenqi; Bay, Niels


    , 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......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...

  16. Induction brazing of complex joints

    Henningsen, Poul; Zhang, Wenqi; Bay, Niels


    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...

  17. Optimization of Casting Design Parameters on Fabrication of Reliable Semi-Solid Aluminum Suspension Control Arm

    Ragab, Kh. A.; Bouaicha, A.; Bouazara, M.


    The semi-solid casting process has the advantage of providing reliable mechanical aluminum parts that work continuously in dynamic as control arm of the suspension system in automotive vehicles. The quality performance of dynamic control arm is related to casting mold and gating system designs that affect the fluidity of semi-solid metal during filling the mold. Therefore, this study focuses on improvement in mechanical performance, depending on material characterization, and casting design optimization, of suspension control arms made of A357 aluminum semi-solid alloys. Mechanical and design analyses, applied on the suspension arm, showed the occurrence of mechanical failures at unexpected weak points. Metallurgical analysis showed that the main reason lies in the difficult flow of semi-solid paste through the thin thicknesses of a complex geometry. A design modification procedure is applied to the geometry of the suspension arm to avoid this problem and to improve its quality performance. The design modification of parts was carried out by using SolidWorks design software, evaluation of constraints with ABAQUS, and simulation of flow with ProCast software. The proposed designs showed that the modified suspension arm, without ribs and with a central canvas designed as Z, is considered as a perfect casting design showing an increase in the structural strength of the component. In this case, maximum von Mises stress is 199 MPa that is below the yield strength of the material. The modified casting mold design shows a high uniformity and minim turbulence of molten metal flow during semi-solid casting process.


    林三宝; 宋建岭; 杨春利; 马广超


    Against the background of the required weight reduction in transportation through lightweight construction, the application of hybrid structures, where aluminum alloy and steel are jointed together, has a high technical and economical potential. But jointing of material combinations of aluminum alloy and steel is problematic by fusion welding since brittle intermetallic compounds (IMCs) are formed between aluminum alloy and steel. Nowadays, tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding-brazing offers a great potential for aluminum alloy and steel jointing. In this process, the sheet and filler metal are heated or melted by TIG heat, and the joint has a dual characteristic: in aluminum alloy side it is a welding joint, while in steel side it is a brazing joint. However, in the dynamic heating process, the heating temperature changes so quickly and the reaction time between the liquid filler metal and solid steel is so short that it is more difficult to control the IMC layer's growth, predominantly its thickness and microstructures. Most of past reports about the brazing of aluminum alloy and steel indicate Al-Fe binary IMC layers, e.g., Fe_2Al_5 and FeAl_3, formed in the brazing joint, which are detrimental to the mechanical properties of the joint. Si additions are used to limit the growth of the brittle Al-Fe IMC layer between aluminum alloy and steel by replacing Al-Fe phases with less detrimental Al-Fe-Si phases in aluminizing and furnace brazing of aluminum alloy and steel. By now, there have been few reports of investigating the interfacial layer of TIG welding-brazing joint of aluminum alloy and stainless steel. In this paper, a butt TIG welding-brazing joint of aluminum alloy/stainless steel was formed using Al-Si eutectic filler wire with modified Noclock flux precoated on a steel surface. The microstructure characteristics of the welded seam-steel interfacial layer were analyzed by OM, SEM and EDS and its mechanical properties were measured by dynamic ultra

  19. Induction brazing manual


    Manual presents standards and techniques which are known or are particular to specific industry, and is useful as guide in closing tolerance brazing. Material and equipment specifications, tool setting tables, and quality control data and instructions are included. Since similar standards are available, manual is supplementary reference.

  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

    余刚; 曹睿; 陈剑虹


    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. Fatigue and Creep Properties of Al-Si Brazing Filler Metals

    Edo, Masakazu; Enomoto, Masatoshi; Takayama, Yoshimasa

    The manufacturing process for automotive heat exchangers involves brazing using an aluminum brazing sheet. To ensure structural strength and improve durability, it is necessary to acquire mechanical properties for each of the materials. Al-Si alloys are most commonly used as the filler metal; however, the properties of the fillets formed by the solidification of the Al-Si filler melt have scarcely been reported previously.

  2. RFQ Vacuum brazing at CERN

    Mathot, S


    The aim of this paper is to describe the vacuum brazing procedure used at CERN for the brazing of Radio Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ). The RFQ is made of high precision machined OFE copper pieces assembled together. Vacuum brazing is one of the most promising techniques used to join the individual components leading to vacuum tightness and high precision alignment. The RFQ modules brazed at CERN are made of four 100 or 120 cm long vanes (two major and two minor vanes). Our brazing procedure consists of two steps. The first step involves the brazing of the four vanes in a horizontal position. The second step consists of brazing the vacuum stainless steel flanges to the copper structure in a vertical position. The paper describes the problems encountered with the alignment and the vacuum tightness. The difficulties related to the stress relaxation of the machined copper pieces during the brazing heat treatment are discussed. In addition, the solutions developed to improve the alignment of the brazed RFQ’s are...

  3. Cathodic ARC surface cleaning prior to brazing

    Dave, V. R. (Vivek R.); Hollis, K. J. (Kendall J.); Castro, R. G. (Richard G.); Smith, F. M. (Frank M.); Javernick, D. A. (Daniel A.)


    Surface cleanliness is one the critical process variables in vacuum furnace brazing operations. For a large number of metallic components, cleaning is usually accomplished either by water-based alkali cleaning, but may also involve acid etching or solvent cleaning / rinsing. Nickel plating may also be necessary to ensure proper wetting. All of these cleaning or plating technologies have associated waste disposal issues, and this article explores an alternative cleaning process that generates minimal waste. Cathodic arc, or reserve polarity, is well known for welding of materials with tenacious oxide layers such as aluminum alloys. In this work the reverse polarity effect is used to clean austenitic stainless steel substrates prior to brazing with Ag-28%Cu. This cleaning process is compared to acid pickling and is shown to produce similar wetting behavior as measured by dynamic contact angle experiments. Additionally, dynamic contact angle measurements with water drops are conducted to show that cathodic arc cleaning can remove organic contaminants as well. The process does have its limitations however, and alloys with high titanium and aluminum content such as nickel-based superalloys may still require plating to ensure adequate wetting.

  4. Advances in brazing science, technology and applications


    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...

  5. Brazing zone structure at active brazing of alumina ceramics


    @@ 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.

  6. Brazing zone structure at active brazing of alumina ceramics

    Demchuk; V.; A.; Kalinichenko; B.; B.


    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.……

  7. 防锈铝板/镀锌钢板异种金属冷金属过渡熔钎焊接头的组织与抗拉强度%Microstructure and Tensile Strength of Rust-Proof Aluminum Plate and Zinc-Coated Steel Plates Braze-Weld Joint Prepared by Cold Metal Transfer

    冯曰海; 王克鸿; 高飞; 杜刚


    The cold metal transfer (CMT) brazing-welding process was used to weld dissimilar metals of LF21 rust-proof aluminum plate and DD51D+Z zinc-coated steel plate,and the microstructure and tensile strength of the joint were studied.The results show that the compound layer of middle interface zone of the braze-weld joint was intermetallic compound FeAla with thickness of 4-6 μm.The average transverse tensile strength of the joint was up to 77 MPa and strength coefficient was 0.6.%采用冷金属过渡(CMT)熔钎焊接工艺,对LF21防锈铝板和DD51D+Z镀锌钢板进行了异种金属的连接,对接头的显微组织和抗拉强度进行了研究.结果表明:防锈铝板和镀锌钢板的熔钎焊接头的中间界面区化合物为4~6 μm厚的FeAl3金属间化合物,接头的平均横向抗拉强度为77MPa,接头的强度系数为0.6.

  8. Nano-Phase Powder Based Exothermic Braze Repair Technology For RCC Materials Project

    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...

  9. Reduction of liquid metal embrittlement in copper-brazed stainless steel joints

    Uhlig, T.; Fedorov, V.; Elßner, M.; Wagner, G.; Weis, S.


    Due to its very good formability and the low raw material cost, pure copper in form of foils is commonly used to braze plate heat exchangers made of stainless steel. The difference in the electrochemical potentials of brazing filler and base material leads to corrosion effects in contact with electrolytes. This may lead to leakages, which decrease the reliability of the heat exchanger during service in potable water. The dissolution of the emerging corrosion products of brazing filler and base material induces the migration of heavy metal ions, such as Cu2+ and Ni2+, into the potable water. The so-called liquid metal embrittlement, which takes place during the brazing process, may intensify the corrosion. The brazing filler infiltrates the stainless steel along the grain boundaries and causes an embrittlement. This paper deals with the determination of the grain boundary erosion dependent on the degree of deformation and heat treatment of the stainless steel AISI 316L.


    Lu Xueqin; Yang Shanglei; Wu Yixiong


    Stainless steel is so different from aluminum alloys in physical and chemical characters.When they are welded directly, there tend to be Al-Fe brittle compounds on the joint. This paper investigates the processing performance, interface microstructures and mechanical properties of aluminum alloys/stainless steel by way of brazing after brush plating a Ni/Cu transitional layer on stainless steel. After the joints are brazed with Al-Si-Cu-Mg~Zn foil brazing filler metal on different brazing parameters, both the mechanical properties and the microstructures are satisfactory for application.And the influence of the brazing parameters on bonding quality of the brazed joints is discussed in detail. The results reveal that no brittle Al-Fe intermetallic Compound is found in the interfaces. The Ni/Cu electroplating layer effectively hinders the diffusion of Fe atoms from SUS304 to 5A03.Though a little AlCu3 brittle compound is produced, its quantity is too small to affect the strength of the joint.

  11. Study on Al-Cu-Si braze containing small amount of rare earth erbium

    Yao-wu SHI; Yang YU; Zhi-dong XIA; Yong-ping LEI; Xiao-yan LI; Fu GUO; Jian-ping LIU


    In the present work, the effect of a small amount of rare earth Er addition on the microstructure of Al-Cu-Si brazing alloy has been investigated. In the study, the Al-20Cu-7Si brazing alloys with various Er contents were prepared. 3003 aluminum alloy was chosen as a substrate The microstructure of the brazed alloys was carefully observed. In addition, melting temperature, wettability and hardness of the brazing alloys were mea-sured. The results indicate that the constituent of the microstructure of Al-20Cu-7Si-Er brazed alloy is similar to the Al-20Cu-7Si, which is mainly comprised of solid solutions of aluminum, silicon and the intermetallic com-pounds CuAl2. When the Er content increases, the size of AI phases is decreased, and the filament-like or needle-like Si phase is thickened. The Si phases dominating in the shape of a filament or needle are transformed to those in the shape of a block when Er content is increased. Moreover, adding a small amount of Er can improve the wettability and hardness of the Al-20Cu-7Si brazing alloy. However, the melting temperature of the Al-20Cu-7Si alloy is almost unchanged when a small amount of Er is added.

  12. Researches and studies regarding brazed aluminium alloys microstructure used in aeronautic industry

    A. Dimitrescu


    Full Text Available Brazing is applied to the merge of the pieces which are most required, tensile strength of the solder can reach high values. By brazing there can be assembled pieces of most metals and ferrous and nonferrous alloys, with high melting temperature. This paper presents an analysis of the microstructure of materials from a brazed merge of aluminum alloy L103 which is often used to produce pieces of aeronautical industry. Brazing material was performed using several technologies, and after examination of the microstructure of materials from the merge area it was established as optimal technology the technology which consist of pickling in Aloclene 100 solution with the deposition of filler material on both sides of the base material and the use of spectral acetylene and neutral flame.

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

    Santella, M.L.; Moorhead, A.J.


    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.

  14. Reliable Copper and Aluminum Connections for High Power Applications in Electromobility

    Hofmann, Konstantin; Holzer, Matthias; Hugger, Florian; Roth, Stephan; Schmidt, Michael

    Investigations concerning the growth of intermetallic phases during the heat input both at the diffusion annealing of copper aluminum roll claddings and the subsequent welding process of copper-aluminum connections by using roll cladded inserts are compared to the analytical determination of phase growth. The temperature distribution in the cladding interface has been determined by thermal simulation, in order to calculate the growth of the intermetallic phases. A comparison between the width of the phases in the analytical calculation and the experiment is achieved. In consideration of high welding speeds, the energy input during the welding process is appraised in order to grade the growth of intermetallic phases. Furthermore the prevention of damage in the roll cladding interface by means of unadapted material thicknesses or welding parameters can be assessed analytically and numerically. The numerical simulations can determine the critical thickness of the roll cladding to avoid damage like exceeding growth of intermetallic phases.

  15. AA6082 to DX56-Steel Laser Brazing: Process Parameter-Intermetallic Formation Correlation

    Narsimhachary, D.; Pal, S.; Shariff, S. M.; Padmanabham, G.; Basu, A.


    In the present study, laser-brazed AA6082 to DX56-galvanized steel joints were investigated to understand the influence of process parameters on joint strength in terms of intermetallic layer formation. 1.5-mm-thick sheet of aluminum alloy (AA6082-T6) and galvanized steel (DX56) sheet of 0.7 mm thickness were laser-brazed with 1.5-mm-diameter Al-12% Si solid filler wire. During laser brazing, laser power (4.6 kW) and wire feed rate (3.4 m/min) were kept constant with a varying laser scan speed of 3.5, 3, 2.5, 2, 1.5, and 1 m/min. Microstructure of brazed joint reveals epitaxial growth at the aluminum side and intermetallic layer formation at steel interface. Intermetallic layer formation was confirmed by EDS analysis and XRD study. Hardness profile showed hardness drop in filler region, and failure during tensile testing was initiated through the filler region near the steel interface. As per both experimental study and numerical analysis, it was observed that intermetallic layer thickness decreases with increasing brazing speed. Zn vaporization from galvanized steel interface also affected the joint strength. It was found that high laser scan speed or faster cooling rate can be chosen for suppressing intermetallic layer formation or at least decreasing the layer thickness which results in improved mechanical properties.

  16. Degradation Effect on Reliability Evaluation of Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor in Backup Power Converter

    Zhou, Dao; Wang, Huai; Blaabjerg, Frede


    DC capacitors in power electronic converters are a major constraint on improvement of power density as well as reliability. In this paper, according to the degradation data of electrolytic capacitors through the accelerated test, the time-to-failure of the capacitor cell is acquired and it can be...

  17. Braze Development of Graphite Fiber for Use in Phase Change Material Heat Sinks

    Quinn, Gregory; Beringer, Woody; Gleason, Brian; Stephan, Ryan


    Hamilton Sundstrand (HS), together with NASA Johnson Space Center, developed methods to metallurgically join graphite fiber to aluminum. The goal of the effort was to demonstrate improved thermal conductance, tensile strength and manufacturability compared to existing epoxy bonded techniques. These improvements have the potential to increase the performance and robustness of phase change material heat sinks that use graphite fibers as an interstitial material. Initial work focused on evaluating joining techniques from four suppliers, each consisting of a metallization step followed by brazing or soldering of one inch square blocks of Fibercore graphite fiber material to aluminum end sheets. Results matched the strength and thermal conductance of the epoxy bonded control samples, so two suppliers were down-selected for a second round of braze development. The second round of braze samples had up to a 300% increase in strength and up to a 132% increase in thermal conductance over the bonded samples. However, scalability and repeatability proved to be significant hurdles with the metallization approach. An alternative approach was pursued which used a nickel braze allow to prepare the carbon fibers for joining with aluminum. Initial results on sample blocks indicate that this approach should be repeatable and scalable with good strength and thermal conductance when compared with epoxy bonding.

  18. Characterization and reliability of aluminum gallium nitride/gallium nitride high electron mobility transistors

    Douglas, Erica Ann

    Compound semiconductor devices, particularly those based on GaN, have found significant use in military and civilian systems for both microwave and optoelectronic applications. Future uses in ultra-high power radar systems will require the use of GaN transistors operated at very high voltages, currents and temperatures. GaN-based high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) have proven power handling capability that overshadows all other wide band gap semiconductor devices for high frequency and high-power applications. Little conclusive research has been reported in order to determine the dominating degradation mechanisms of the devices that result in failure under standard operating conditions in the field. Therefore, it is imperative that further reliability testing be carried out to determine the failure mechanisms present in GaN HEMTs in order to improve device performance, and thus further the ability for future technologies to be developed. In order to obtain a better understanding of the true reliability of AlGaN/GaN HEMTs and determine the MTTF under standard operating conditions, it is crucial to investigate the interaction effects between thermal and electrical degradation. This research spans device characterization, device reliability, and device simulation in order to obtain an all-encompassing picture of the device physics. Initially, finite element thermal simulations were performed to investigate the effect of device design on self-heating under high power operation. This was then followed by a study of reliability of HEMTs and other tests structures during high power dc operation. Test structures without Schottky contacts showed high stability as compared to HEMTs, indicating that degradation of the gate is the reason for permanent device degradation. High reverse bias of the gate has been shown to induce the inverse piezoelectric effect, resulting in a sharp increase in gate leakage current due to crack formation. The introduction of elevated

  19. Simulation based analysis of laser beam brazing

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


    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.

  20. Study of brazeability of aluminum matrix composites

    Urena, A.; Salazar, J.M.G. de; Escalera, M.D.; Fernandez, M.I. [Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain). Dept. de Ciencia de los Materiales e Ingenieria Metalurgica


    The brazeability of several aluminum matrix composites has been evaluated in the present paper. Tested materials were two different 6061 aluminum alloys, reinforced with 10 and 20% alumina particles, respectively, and a 7005 aluminum alloy containing 10% alumina also in the form of discrete particles. A drop formation test was selected to evaluate the brazeability of the studied composites, using a commercial filler metal (BAlSi4) generally used for brazing of aluminum alloys. Wettability of molten braze on the metal matrix composites (MMCs) was determined by measurement of the solidified contact angle i n sessile drop tests and determination of the spread area. The wettability and spreading increase with the brazing temperature in the studied range (550--625 C, 1,022--1,157 F), and decrease when the reinforcement proportion is increased. Both properties are also influenced by the type of the composite aluminum matrix being enhanced in the Al-Zn-Mg reinforced alloy. This study was completed with the microstructural characterization of the drop test specimens and of real brazed joints made on T-shaped specimens.

  1. Brazing Inconel 625 Using the Copper Foil

    Chen, Wen-Shiang; Wang, Cheng-Yen; Shiue, Ren-Kae


    Brazing Inconel 625 (IN-625) using the copper foil has been investigated in this research. The brazed joint is composed of nanosized CrNi3 precipitates and Cr/Mo/Nb/Ni quaternary compound in the Cu/Ni-rich matrix. The copper filler 50 μm in thickness is enough for the joint filling. However, the application of Cu foil 100 μm in thickness has little effect on the shear strength of the brazed joint. The specimen brazed at 1433 K (1160 °C) for 1800 seconds demonstrates the best shear strength of 470 MPa, and its fractograph is dominated by ductile dimple fracture with sliding marks. Decreasing the brazing temperature slightly decreases the shear strength of the brazed joint due to the presence of a few isolated solidification shrinkage voids smaller than 15 μm. Increasing the brazing temperature, especially for the specimen brazed at 1473 K (1200 °C), significantly deteriorates the shear strength of the joint below 260 MPa because of coalescence of isothermal solidification shrinkage voids in the joint. The Cu foil demonstrates potential in brazing IN-625 for industrial application.

  2. Brazed Joints Design and Allowables: Discuss Margins of Safety in Critical Brazed Structures

    FLom, Yury


    This slide presentation tutorial discusses margins of safety in critical brazed structures. It reviews: (1) the present situation (2) definition of strength (3) margins of safety (4) design allowables (5) mechanical testing (6) failure criteria (7) design flowchart (8) braze gap (9) residual stresses and (10) delayed failures. This presentation addresses the strength of the brazed joints, the methods of mechanical testing, and our ability to evaluate the margins of safety of the brazed joints as it applies to the design of critical and expensive brazed assemblies.

  3. Temperature Controlled Laser Joining of Aluminum to Galvanized Steel

    Weller, Daniel; Simon, Jörg; Stritt, Peter; Weber, Rudolf; Graf, Thomas; Bezençon, Cyrille; Bassi, Corrado

    Reliable joining of 6000 series aluminum alloy to galvanized steel is a challenge for current manufacturing technologies. To control and limit the formation of brittle intermetallic phases, mixing of both metals in liquid state has to be avoided. It has been shown that laser weld-brazing is a possible process. Thereby the aluminum and zinc layer of the galvanized steel are molten and the steel remains solid during the process. In addition, to avoid zinc degassing, the aluminum melt bath temperature has to be below zinc boiling temperature of 907°C. To meet these requirements a temperature controlled laser process was developed, allowing to join the two materials without flux and filler material. The thickness of the intermetallic layer shows a dependency on the set temperature used to control the process. At optimum set temperature the thickness of intermetallic phases can be limited to about 5 μm. Tensile strengths of the joints of up to 75% of the aluminum base material were achieved.

  4. Braze/Rebraze process for CRES steel

    Silverman, C. E.


    Using induction brazing process with 8.5-Au/16.5-Cu/2.0-Ni braze alloy, joints in 21-6-9 CRES steel tubing can be reworked up to seven times, thus significantly reducing cost of fabrication, repair, and part replacement.

  5. Automatic-Control System for Safer Brazing

    Stein, J. A.; Vanasse, M. A.


    Automatic-control system for radio-frequency (RF) induction brazing of metal tubing reduces probability of operator errors, increases safety, and ensures high-quality brazed joints. Unit combines functions of gas control and electric-power control. Minimizes unnecessary flow of argon gas into work area and prevents electrical shocks from RF terminals. Controller will not allow power to flow from RF generator to brazing head unless work has been firmly attached to head and has actuated micro-switch. Potential shock hazard eliminated. Flow of argon for purging and cooling must be turned on and adjusted before brazing power applied. Provision ensures power not applied prematurely, causing damaged work or poor-quality joints. Controller automatically turns off argon flow at conclusion of brazing so potentially suffocating gas does not accumulate in confined areas.

  6. Automatic-Control System for Safer Brazing

    Stein, J. A.; Vanasse, M. A.


    Automatic-control system for radio-frequency (RF) induction brazing of metal tubing reduces probability of operator errors, increases safety, and ensures high-quality brazed joints. Unit combines functions of gas control and electric-power control. Minimizes unnecessary flow of argon gas into work area and prevents electrical shocks from RF terminals. Controller will not allow power to flow from RF generator to brazing head unless work has been firmly attached to head and has actuated micro-switch. Potential shock hazard eliminated. Flow of argon for purging and cooling must be turned on and adjusted before brazing power applied. Provision ensures power not applied prematurely, causing damaged work or poor-quality joints. Controller automatically turns off argon flow at conclusion of brazing so potentially suffocating gas does not accumulate in confined areas.

  7. Novel approach of LY12 alloy brazing

    薛松柏; 钱乙余; 董健; 吕晓春


    The LY12 Al alloy was brazed with the adoption of the improved KF-CsF-AlF3 flux matching Ag-Al-Cu-Zn filler metal. The shear strength of brazed joint could reach 80% of that of the substrate and the tensile strength of butt brazed joint will be 70% of that of the substrate. This was the great progress against the traditional claim that Al alloy reinforced by heat treatment could not be brazed. The experimental results and theoretical analysis had proved that it was the key issue to remove the MgO oxide film below 503℃. The addition of rare earth La was the effective way to obtain better mechanical properties of the filler metal as well as brazed joints.

  8. Mechanical Properties of Aluminum-Copper Joint by Laser Penetration Brazing%铝-铜异种金属激光深熔钎焊接头力学性能

    董鹏; 陈凯华; 肖荣诗


    采用Yb:YAG盘式激光器进行3 mm厚1060铝合金-T2紫铜异种金属激光深熔钎焊试验,并用显微硬度测试以及静载拉伸试验对接头的力学性能进行评价.由于焊缝中晶粒细小且含有硬度较高的AlCu以及A1Cu金属间化合物,其显微硬度要高于铝、铜母材.接头的抗拉强度可以达到铝母材的94%以上,拉伸试验的结果具有一定随机性,其中试样最大的抗拉强度为100.6 MPa,断裂发生在铝合金母材;断裂在焊缝界面处的试样的抗拉强度为94.5 MPa.由于在过渡层内存在硬度和脆性较大的金属间化合物过渡层,与焊缝其他部分存在硬度梯度,在拉伸过程中过渡层处容易出现裂纹,形成断裂.%1060 aluminum alloy and T2 copper with the thickness of 3 mm are joined by means of laser penetrationbrazing (LPB) with a Yb: YAG disc laser. The mechanical properties of the joint are measured by microhardness and tensile tests. The microhardness of the weld is higher than that of aluminum and copper base metals, respectively,due to the formation of fine grains and hard Al2Cu and Al2Cu3 intermetallic compounds. The results of the tensile tests for welded samples are variational under the same parameters. The maximum failure strength for tensile test is 100.6 MPa. The failure occurres at aluminum side. The minimum failure strength is 94. 5 MPa. The failure happens close to the interface due to the hardness gradient and brittle intermetallic compounds.

  9. Studies on the reliability of ni-gate aluminum gallium nitride / gallium nitride high electron mobility transistors using chemical deprocessing

    Whiting, Patrick Guzek

    Aluminum Gallium Nitride / Gallium Nitride High Electron Mobility Transistors are becoming the technology of choice for applications where hundreds of volts need to be applied in a circuit at frequencies in the hundreds of gigahertz, such as microwave communications. However, because these devices are very new, their reliability in the field is not well understood, partly because of the stochastic nature of the defects which form as a result of their operation. Many analytical techniques are not well suited to the analysis of these defects because they sample regions of the device which are either too small or too large for accurate observation. The use of chemical deprocessing in addition to surface-sensitive analysis techniques such as Scanning Electron Microscopy and Scanning Probe Microscopy can be utilized in the analysis of defect formation in devices formed with nickel gates. Hydrofluoric acid is used to etch the passivation nitride which covers the semiconducting layer of the transistor. A metal etch utilizing FeCN/KI is used to etch the ohmic and gate contacts of the device and a long exposure in various solvent solutions is used to remove organic contaminants, exposing the surface of the semiconducting layer for analysis. Deprocessing was used in conjunction with a variety of metrology techniques to analyze three different defects. One of these defects is a nanoscale crack which emanates from metal inclusions formed during alloying of the ohmic contacts of the device prior to use in the field, could impact the yield of production-level manufacturing of these devices. This defect also appears to grow, in some cases, during electrostatic stressing. Another defect, a native oxide at the surface of the semiconducting layer which appears to react in the presence of an electric field, has not been observed before during post-mortem analysis of degraded devices. It could play a major part in the degredation of the gate contact during high-field, off

  10. Theory and modeling of active brazing.

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


    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.

  11. Failure Assessment Diagram for Titanium Brazed Joints

    Flom, Yury; Jones, Justin S.; Powell, Mollie M.; Puckett, David F.


    The interaction equation was used to predict failure in Ti-4V-6Al joints brazed with Al 1100 filler metal. The joints used in this study were geometrically similar to the joints in the brazed beryllium metering structure considered for the ATLAS telescope. This study confirmed that the interaction equation R(sub sigma) + R(sub Tau) = 1, where R(sub sigma) and R(sub Tau)are normal and shear stress ratios, can be used as conservative lower bound estimate of the failure criterion in ATLAS brazed joints as well as for construction of the Failure Assessment Diagram (FAD).

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

    Everett M. Criss


    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.

  13. Application of Induction Heating for Brazing Parts of Solar Collectors

    Kristína Demianová


    Full Text Available This paper reports on the application of induction heating for brazing parts of solar collectors made of Al alloys. The tube-flange joint is a part of the collecting pipe of a solar collector. The main task was to design an induction coil for this type of joint, and to select the optimum brazing parameters. Brazing was performed with AlSi12 brazing alloy, and corrosive and non-corrosive flux types were also applied. The optimum brazing parameters were determined on the basis of testing the fabricated brazed joints by visual inspection, by leakage tests, and by macro- and micro-analysis of the joint boundary. The following conditions can be considered to be the best for brazing Al materials: power 2.69 kW,brazing time 24 s, flux BrazeTec F32/80.

  14. Microstructural Evolution of Infrared Brazed CP-Ti Using Ti-Cu-Ni Brazes

    C.T.Chang; T.Y.Yeh; R.K.Shiue; C.S.Chang


    Microstructural evolution of infrared vacuum brazed CP-Ti using two Ti-based braze alloys, Ti-15Cu-15Ni and Ti-15Cu-25Ni, has been investigated. The infrared braze d joint consisted of eutectic Ti2Cu/Ti2Ni intermetallic compounds and Ti-rich matrix. The eutectic Ti2Cu/Ti2Ni intermetallic compounds disappeared from the joint after being annealed at 900℃ for 1 h. In contrast, the depletion rate of both Cu and Ni from the braze alloy into CP-Ti substrate at 750℃ annealing was greatly decreased as compared with that annealed at 900℃. Blocky Ti2Cu/Ti2Ni phases were observed even if the specimen was annealed at 750℃ for 15 h. Because the Ni content of the Ti-15Cu-25Ni braze alloy is much higher than that of the Ti-15Cu-15Ni alloy, the amount of eutectic Ti2Cu/Ti2Ni phases in Ti-15Cu-25Ni brazed joint is more than that in Ti-15Ci-15Ni brazed joint. However, similar microstructural evolution can be obtained from the infrared brazed joint annealed at various temperatures and/or time for both filler metals.

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

    Klotz, Ulrich E. [Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, Laboratory for Joining and Interface Technology, Uberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Duebendorf (Switzerland)], E-mail:; Liu Chunlei [Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, Laboratory for Joining and Interface Technology, Uberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Duebendorf (Switzerland); Khalid, Fazal A. [Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, GIK Institute, Topi, NWFP (Pakistan); Elsener, Hans-Rudolf [Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, Laboratory for Joining and Interface Technology, Uberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Duebendorf (Switzerland)


    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.

  16. 铝与钢、不锈钢、铜焊接,复合板制备及匙孔填充新技术——搅拌摩擦钎焊(FSB)的系列应用%New Techniques for Joining Aluminum/Steel, Aluminum/Stainless Steel and Aluminum/Copper, Fabricating Bimetallic Composite Plate and Filling Keyhole Based on Friction Stir Brazing (FSB)

    张贵锋; 焦伟民; 张建勋; 王士元


    In order to overcome the wear of pin by the hard parent metal during friction stir welding (FSW), a novel process of friction stir brazing (FSB) was developed by Welding Research Institute, XPan Jiaotong University.Using the novel process,lap joints of Al/steel, Al/Cu , Al/stainless steel, and Al/steel, Al/stainless steel bimetallic composite plates were successfully prepared.Compared with furnace brazing, FSB has the following advantages: atmospheric environment, clean frictional heat source, the tool without pin and suitable filler metal beneficial to oxide film removal. While comparing with traditional FSW,the characteristics of FSB Can be summarized as follows;rapid dissolution of base metals, instead of the deformation of hard parent metal; multiple mechanisms of interfacial extruding and torsion action, undermining (with aid of filler metal) and extrusion of liquid phase to remove the oxide film; elimination wear of the pin by steel parent metal and no keyhole.%对传统搅拌摩擦焊因针的磨损而难以适应较硬金属材料的不足,西安交通大学开发了一种“搅拌摩擦钎焊(friction stir brazing:FSB)”专利技术,并利用该技术成功焊接了铝/钢、铝/铜和铝/不锈钢异种金属搭接接头,且成功焊接了铝/钢和铝/不锈钢双金属复合板.该技术以洁净高效的摩擦热为热源,采用无针柱状搅拌头,并预置合适钎料在大气环境下施焊.与传统炉中钎焊相比,因工具对界面的挤压与扭转作用,具有明显的去膜优势;与传统搅拌摩擦焊相比,该技术用母材的快速溶解代替较硬材料的塑性变形,通过“界面扭转、挤压+膜下潜流(钎料的加入)+加压挤出”多种机制有效去除母材表面的氧化膜,且可以避免较硬材料对搅拌头针端的磨损,不产生匙孔.

  17. High-strength braze joints between copper and steel

    Kuhn, R. F.


    High-strength braze joints between copper and steel are produced by plating the faying surface of the copper with a layer of gold. This reduces porosity in the braze area and strengthens the resultant joint.

  18. High temperature brazing of diamond tools

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


    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.


    Gilliland, R.G.; Patriarca, P.; Slaughter, G.M.; Williams, L.C.


    A new and improved ternary alloy is described which is of particular utility in braze-bonding parts made of a refractory metal selected from Group IV, V, and VI of the periodic table and alloys containing said metal as a predominating alloying ingredient. The brazing alloy contains, by weight, 40 to 50 per cent zirconium, 40 to 50 per cent titanium, and the balance beryllium in amounts ranging from 1 to 20 per cent, said alloy having a melting point in the range 950 to 1400 deg C. (AEC)

  20. Methods to Predict Stresses in Cutting Inserts Brazed Using Iron-Carbon Brazing Alloy

    Konovodov, V. V.; Valentov, A. V.; Retuynskiy, O. Yu; Esekuev, Sh B.


    This work describes a method for predicting residual and operating stresses in a flat-form tool insert made of tungsten free carbides brazed using iron-carbon alloy. According to the studies’ results it is concluded that the recommendations relating to the limitation of a melting point of tool brazing alloys (950-1100°C according to different data) are connected with a negative impact on tools as a composite made of dissimilar materials rather than on hard alloys as a tool material. Due to the cooling process stresses inevitably occur in the brazed joint of dissimilar materials, and these stresses increase with the higher solidification temperature of the brazing alloy.

  1. Nanoparticle-Assisted Diffusion Brazing of Metal Microchannel Arrays: Nanoparticle Synthesis, Deposition, and Characterization

    Eluri, Ravindranadh T.

    Microchannel process technology (MPT) offers several advantages to the field of nanomanufacturing: 1) improved process control over very short time intervals owing to shorter diffusional distances; and 2) reduced reactor size due to high surface area to volume ratios and enhanced heat and mass transfer. The objective of this thesis was to consider how nanomaterials, produced in part using MPT, could be used to solve problems associated with the fabrication of MPT devices. Specifically, many MPT devices are produced using transient liquid-phase brazing involving an electroplated interlayer consisting of a brazing alloy designed for melting temperature suppression. Unfortunately, these alloys can form brittle secondary phases which significantly reduce bond strength. In contrast, prior efforts have shown that it is possible to leverage the size-dependent properties of nanomaterials to suppress brazing temperatures. In this prior work, thin films of off-the-shelf elemental nanoparticles were used as interlayers yielding joints with improved mechanical properties. In the present investigation, efforts have been made to characterize the synthesis and deposition of various elemental nanoparticle suspensions for use in the transient liquid-phase brazing of aluminum and stainless steel. Advances were used to demonstrate the nanoparticle-assisted diffusion brazing of a microchannel array. In the first section, a silver nanoparticle (AgNP) interlayer was produced for the diffusion brazing of heat exchanger aluminum. Efforts are made to examine the effect of braze filler particle size (˜5 nm and ˜50 nm) and processing parameters (heating rate: 5ºC/min and 25ºC/min; brazing temperature: 550ºC and 570ºC) on thin coupons of diffusion-brazed 3003 Al. A tensile strength of 69.7 MPa was achieved for a sample brazed at 570°C for 30 min under 1 MPa with an interlayer thickness of approximately 7 microm. Further suppression of the brazing temperature to 500ºC was achieved by

  2. Investigation of the effect of rapidly solidified braze ribbons on the microstructure of brazed joints

    Bobzin, K.; Öte, M.; Wiesner, S.; Rochala, P.; Mayer, J.; Aretz, A.; Iskandar, R.; Schwedt, A.


    Shrinkage and warpage due to melting and solidification are crucial for the geometric precision of related components. In order to assure a high geometric precision, the formation of the microstructure in the joint during brazing must be taken into consideration. An extensive interaction can occur between liquid melt and base material, resulting in the formation of distinctive phases. This interaction depends on the parameters of the brazing process. However, the consequences of the interaction between phase formation and process parameters in terms of geometric precision cannot be estimated yet. Insufficient quality of the joint can be a result. In this study, investigations focus on the process of solidification in terms of time dependent diffusion behavior of elements. Therefore, microcrystalline and amorphous braze ribbons based on Ti are produced by rapid solidification and are used for joining. The microstructure of the braze ribbons as well as the melting behavior and phase formation during brazing are considered to be of particular importance for the mechanical properties of the brazed components.

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

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


    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.

  4. Furnace Brazing Parameters Optimized by Taguchi Method and Corrosion Behavior of Tube-Fin System of Automotive Condensers

    Guía-Tello, J. C.; Pech-Canul, M. A.; Trujillo-Vázquez, E.; Pech-Canul, M. I.


    Controlled atmosphere brazing has a widespread industrial use in the production of aluminum automotive heat exchangers. Good-quality joints between the components depend on the initial condition of materials as well as on the brazing process parameters. In this work, the Taguchi method was used to optimize the brazing parameters with respect to corrosion performance for tube-fin mini-assemblies of an automotive condenser. The experimental design consisted of five factors (micro-channel tube type, flux type, peak temperature, heating rate and dwell time), with two levels each. The corrosion behavior in acidified seawater solution pH 2.8 was evaluated through potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) measurements. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) and energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS) were used to analyze the microstructural features in the joint zone. The results showed that the parameters that most significantly affect the corrosion rate are the type of flux and the peak temperature. The optimal conditions were: micro-channel tube with 4.2 g/m2 of zinc coating, standard flux, 610 °C peak temperature, 5 °C/min heating rate and 4 min dwell time. The corrosion current density value of the confirmation experiment is in excellent agreement with the predicted value. The electrochemical characterization for selected samples gave indication that the brazing conditions had a more significant effect on the kinetics of the hydrogen evolution reaction than on the kinetics of the metal dissolution reaction.

  5. Corrosion Inhibitors for Aluminum.

    Muller, Bodo


    Describes a simple and reliable test method used to investigate the corrosion-inhibiting effects of various chelating agents on aluminum pigments in aqueous alkaline media. The experiments that are presented require no complicated or expensive electronic equipment. (DDR)

  6. A Combined Brazing and Aluminizing Process for Repairing Turbine Blades by Thermal Spraying Using the Coating System NiCrSi/NiCoCrAlY/Al

    Nicolaus, M.; Möhwald, K.; Maier, H. J.


    The repair and maintenance of components in the aerospace industry play an increasingly important role due to rising manufacturing costs. Besides welding, vacuum brazing is a well-established repair process for turbine blades made of nickel-based alloys. After the coating of the worn turbine blade has been removed, the manual application of the nickel-based filler metal follows. Subsequently, the hot gas corrosion-protective coating is applied by thermal spraying. The brazed turbine blade is aluminized to increase the hot gas corrosion resistance. The thermal spray technology is used to develop a two-stage hybrid technology that allows shortening the process chain for repair brazing turbine blades and is described in the present paper. In the first step, the coating is applied on the base material. Specifically, the coating system employed here is a layer system consisting of nickel filler metal, NiCoCrAlY and aluminum. The second step represents the combination of brazing and aluminizing of the coating system which is subjected to a heat treatment. The microstructure, which results from the combined brazing and aluminizing process, is characterized and the relevant diffusion processes in the coating system are illustrated. The properties of the coating and the ramifications with respect to actual applications will be discussed.


    Ali Kusrijadi


    Full Text Available Pemanfaatan biogas sebagai salah satu alternatif bahan bakar  pada proses brazing merupakan langkah diversifikasi biogas, yang diharapkan dapat meningkatkan tingkat efisiensi dan keramahan teknologi. Permasalahan yang bersifat teknis dan menjadi kendala dalam pemanfaatan biogas ini adalah rendahnya konsentrasi CH4 dikarenakan adanya pengotor utama berupa air, karbondioksida dan asam disulfida. Penelitian dilakukan melalui dua tahap yaitu  tahap  pressureized storage process meliputi pemisahan komponen pengotor yang terdapat dalam biogas melalui teknik absorbsi sehingga dihasilkan biogas yang berkualitas gas alam terbarukan dan proses injeksi ke dalam suatu tangki penyimpanan, dan tahap selanjutnya adalah menggunakan biogas tersebut pada proses brazing logam Cu (tembaga dengan bahan tambah Ag (silver. Analisis hasil brazing dilakukan melalui analisis struktur mikro (metalografi untuk melihat kualitas tampak dari hasil brazing, serta analisis kekerasan mikro dan analisis parameter fisik standar terhadap hasil proses brazing. Penelitian ini telah menghasilkan perangkat alat pemurnian biogas yang dapat memurnikan biogas menjadi metana mendekati 100% dan sistem pengemasan (storage system  biogas bertekanan hingga 2 bar. Dari hasil analisis struktur mikro dan uji kekerasan mikro diketahui bahwa hasil proses brazing dengan biogas menghasilkan kualitas yang sama dengan hasil proses brazing dengan gas acetylene sehingga disimpulkan bahwa biogas dapat menjadi bahan bakar alternatif untuk proses brazing, khususnya untuk logam Cu dengan bahan tambah Ag.  Kata kunci : Biogas, Pressureized Storage, Brazing

  8. Infrared Brazing Zirconium using Two Silver Based Foils

    Cheng-Han Lee; Ren-Kae Shiue


    Ag-based brazing foils,BAg-8 (72Ag-28Cu in wt%) and Ticusil(R) (68.8Ag-26.7Cu-4.5Tiin wt%) were selected to braze Zr.Interfacial AgCu4Zr,CuZr2 reaction layers and Ag-rich matrix dominate BAg-8 brazed joint,and fractograph after shear test shows ductile dimple fracture with plastic sliding marks.Ticusil~ joint brazed at 910℃ for 300 s is comprised of Cu9Zr11 and AgZr intermetallics,and fractograph after shear test displays brittle cleavage fracture.

  9. Compressive Strength Evaluation in Brazed ZrO2/Ti6Al4V Joints Using Finite Element Analysis

    Sharma, Ashutosh; Kee, Se Ho; Jung, Flora; Heo, Yongku; Jung, Jae Pil


    This study aims to synthesize and evaluate the compressive strength of the ZrO2/Ti-6Al-4V joint brazed using an active metal filler Ag-Cu-Sn-Ti, and its application to dental implants assuring its reliability to resist the compressive failure in the actual oral environment. The brazing was performed at a temperature of 750 °C for 30 min in a vacuum furnace under 5 × 10-6 Torr atmosphere. The microstructure of the brazed joint showed the presence of an Ag-rich matrix and a Cu-rich phase, and Cu-Ti intermetallic compounds were observed along the Ti-6Al-4V bonded interface. The compressive strength of the brazed ZrO2/Ti-6Al-4V joint was measured by EN ISO 14801 standard test method. The measured compressive strength of the joint was ~1477 MPa—a value almost five times that of existing dental cements. Finite element analysis also confirmed the high von Mises stress values. The compressive strains in the samples were found concentrated near the Ti-6Al-4V position, matching with the position of the real fractured sample. These results suggest extremely significant compressive strength in ZrO2/Ti-6Al-4V joints using the Ag-Cu-Sn-Ti filler. It is believed that a highly reliable dental implant can be processed and designed using the results of this study.

  10. The story of laser brazing technology

    Hoffmann, Peter; Dierken, Roland


    This article gives an overview on the development of laser brazing technology as a new joining technique for car body production. The story starts with fundamental research work at German institutes in 1993, continues with the first implementations in automobile production in 1998, gives examples of applications since then and ends with an outlook. Laser brazing adapted design of joints and boundary conditions for a safe processing are discussed. Besides a better understanding for the sensitivity of the process against joint irregularities and misalignment, the key to successful launch was an advanced system technology. Different working heads equipped with wire feeding device, seam tracking system or tactile sensors for an automated teaching are presented in this paper. Novel laser heads providing a two beam technology will allow improved penetration depth of the filler wire and a more ecological processing by means of energy consumption.

  11. Brazing of copper to stainless steel with a low-silver-content brazing filler metal

    Fukikoshi, Tatsuya; Watanabe, Yūki; Miyazawa, Yasuyuki; Kanasaki, Fumio


    The brazing of copper to stainless steel (SUS304 JIS) was performed using a low- silver-content brazing filler metal, Ag-50Cu, under an Ar gas atmosphere with a conventional furnace, owing to the potential economic benefits of using low-silver-content filler metals. The brazeability of the low-silver-content brazing filler metal to copper and SUS304 was investigated. A good joint was obtained, and a drastic dissolution reaction occurred at the copper side. Molten BAg8 penetrated along the crystal grain boundary of the copper base metal when BAg8 was used as the filler metal. This was caused by the dissolution of Ni from the stainless steel into the molten filler metal. Ag-50Cu, which was investigated in this work, can be used instead of BAg8 filler metal.

  12. Brazing development and interfacial metallurgy study of tungsten and copper joints with eutectic gold copper brazing alloy

    Easton, David, E-mail: [University of Strathclyde, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Glasgow G1 1XJ (United Kingdom); Zhang, Yuxuan; Wood, James; Galloway, Alexander; Robbie, Mikael Olsson [University of Strathclyde, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Glasgow G1 1XJ (United Kingdom); Hardie, Christopher [Culham Centre for Fusion Energy CCFE, Culham Science Centre, Oxfordshire OX14 3DB (United Kingdom)


    Highlights: • A eutectic gold–copper brazing alloy has been successfully used to produce a highly wetted brazed joint between tungsten and copper. • Relevant materials for fusion applications. • Mechanical testing of W–AuCu–Cu soon to be performed. - Abstract: Current proposals for the divertor component of a thermonuclear fusion reactor include tungsten and copper as potentially suitable materials. This paper presents the procedures developed for the successful brazing of tungsten to oxygen free high conductivity (OFHC) copper using a fusion appropriate gold based brazing alloy, Orobraze 890 (Au80Cu20). The objectives were to develop preparation techniques and brazing procedures in order to produce a repeatable, defect free butt joint for tungsten to copper. Multiple brazing methods were utilised and brazing parameters altered to achieve the best joint possible. Successful and unsuccessful brazed specimens were sectioned and analysed using optical and scanning electron microscopy, EDX analysis and ultrasonic evaluation. It has been determined that brazing with Au80Cu20 has the potential to be a suitable joining method for a tungsten to copper joint.

  13. In Situ Synthesis of Al-Si-Cu Alloy During Brazing Process and Mechanical Property of Brazing Joint

    LONG Wei-min


    Full Text Available The Al-Si-Cu alloy system is considered to be a promising choice of filler metal for aluminium alloys brazing due to its high strength and low melting point. The greatest obstacle is its lack of plastic forming ability and being difficult to be processed by conventional methods. This disadvantage is ascribed to the considerable amount of brittle CuAl2 intermetallic compound which forms when alloy composition is around the ternary eutectic point. In order to overcome this deficiency, authors of this article proposed to synthesize Al-Si-Cu filler metal by using in situ synthesis method, and the structure and properties of brazing joints were studied. The results show that AlSi alloy is used as the wrap layer, and CuAl alloy is used as the powder core in the composite brazing wire, the two alloys have similar melting points. The machinability of the composite brazing wire is much superior to the traditional Al-Si-Cu filler metal. During the induction brazing of 3A21 alloy, when using AlSi-CuAl composite filler wire, AlSi and CuAl alloys melt almost simultaneously, then after short time holding, Al-Si-Cu braze filler is obtained, the brazing seam has uniform composition and good bonding interface, also, the shearing strength of the brazing joints is higher than the joint brazed by conventional Al-Si-Cu filler metal.

  14. Thermal response of ceramic components during electron beam brazing

    Voth, T.E.; Gianoulakis, S.E.; Halbleib, J.A.


    Ceramics are being used increasingly in applications where high temperatures are encountered such as automobile and gas turbine engines. However, the use of ceramics is limited by a lack of methods capable of producing strong, high temperature joints. This is because most ceramic-ceramic joining techniques, such as brazing, require that the entire assembly be exposed to high temperatures in order to assure that the braze material melts. Alternatively, localized heating using high energy electron beams may be used to selectively heat the braze material. In this work, high energy electron beam brazing of a ceramic part is modeled numerically. The part considered consists of a ceramic cylinder and disk between which is sandwiched an annular washer of braze material. An electron beam impinges on the disk, melting the braze metal. The resulting coupled electron and thermal transport equations are solved using Monte Carlo and finite element techniques. Results indicate that increased electron beam current decreases time to melt as well as required cooling time. Vacuum furnace brazing was also simulated and predicted results indicate increased processing times relative to electron beam brazing.

  15. Silver-palladium braze alloy recovered from masking materials

    Cierniak, R.; Colman, G.; De Carlo, F.


    Method for recovering powdered silver-palladium braze alloy from an acrylic spray binder and rubber masking adhesive used in spray brazing is devised. The process involves agitation and dissolution of masking materials and recovery of suspended precious metal particles on a filter.

  16. Failure Assessment Diagram for Brazed 304 Stainless Steel Joints

    Flom, Yory


    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).

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

    Palanisamy, B.; Upadhyaya, A.


    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.

  18. Corrosion Behavior of Brazed Zinc-Coated Structured Sheet Metal

    A. Nikitin


    Full Text Available Arc brazing has, in comparison to arc welding, the advantage of less heat input while joining galvanized sheet metals. The evaporation of zinc is reduced in the areas adjacent to the joint and improved corrosion protection is achieved. In the automotive industry, lightweight design is a key technology against the background of the weight and environment protection. Structured sheet metals have higher stiffness compared to typical automobile sheet metals and therefore they can play an important role in lightweight structures. In the present paper, three arc brazing variants of galvanized structured sheet metals were validated in terms of the corrosion behavior. The standard gas metal arc brazing, the pulsed arc brazing, and the cold metal transfer (CMT® in combination with a pulsed cycle were investigated. In experimental climate change tests, the influence of the brazing processes on the corrosion behavior of galvanized structured sheet metals was investigated. After that, the corrosion behavior of brazed structured and flat sheet metals was compared. Because of the selected lap joint, the valuation of damage between sheet metals was conducted. The pulsed CMT brazing has been derived from the results as the best brazing method for the joining process of galvanized structured sheet metals.

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

    Jean S. Pimenta


    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.

  20. Thin-film diffusion brazing of titanium alloys

    Mikus, E. B.


    A thin film diffusion brazing technique for joining titanium alloys by use of a Cu intermediate is described. The method has been characterized in terms of static and dynamic mechanical properties on Ti-6Al-4V alloy. These include tensile, fracture toughness, stress corrosion, shear, corrosion fatigue, mechanical fatigue and acoustic fatigue. Most of the properties of titanium joints formed by thin film diffusion brazing are equal or exceed base metal properties. The advantages of thin film diffusion brazing over solid state diffusion bonding and brazing with conventional braze alloys are discussed. The producibility advantages of this process over others provide the potential for producing high efficiency joints in structural components of titanium alloys for the minimum cost.

  1. Influences of Nozzle Material on Laser Droplet Brazing Joints with Cu89Sn11 Preforms

    Stein, Stefan; Heberle, Johannes; Gürtler, Franz Josef; Cvecek, Kristian; Roth, Stephan; Schmidt, Michael

    This paper presents latest results on the influences of nozzle material and geometry on the electromechanical contacting of sensitive piezoceramic actuator modules. Two nozzle types have been investigated,a standard WC/Co nozzle which is used for soldering applications and a novelceramic nozzle. Applications for active piezoceramic components integrated in structural parts are e.g. active damping, energy harvesting, or monitoring of vibrations and material failure. Anup to now unsolved problem is the electrical contacting of such components without damaging the conductor or the metallization of the ceramic substrate. Since piezoelectric components are to be integrated into structures made of casted aluminum, requirements are high mechanical strength and temperature resistance. Within this paper a method forcontacting piezoceramic modules is presented. A spherical braze preform of tin bronze Cu89Sn11 with a diameter of 600 μm is located in a ceramic nozzle and is subsequently melted by a laser pulse. The liquid solder is ejected from the nozzlevia nitrogen overpressure and wets the surface of the metallization pad and the Cu-wire, resulting in a brazing joint after solidification. The process is called laser droplet brazing (LDB). To asses the thermal evolution during one cycle WC/Co and ZTA have been simulated numerically for two different geometries enabling a proposition weather the geometry or the material properties have a significant influence on the thermal load during one cycle. To evaluate the influence of the nozzle on the joint the positioning accuracy, joint height and detachment times have been evaluated. Results obtained with the ZTA nozzle show comparable positioning accuracies to a WC/Co nozzle with a lower standard deviation of solder detachment time.

  2. Oceanic corrosion test of bare and zinc-protected aluminum alloys for seawater heat exchangers

    Sasscer, D.S.; Ernst, R.; Morgan, T.O.; Rivera, C.; Scott, A.C.; Summerson, T.J.


    In a cooperative research effort between The Puerto Rico Center of Energy and Environment Research, Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation and The Trane Company, a six month study was made of the seawater corrosion performance of various aluminum materials to test their suitability for use in seawater heat exchangers. The materials tested included bare 3004 tubes, 7072 Alclad 3004 tubes and bare and zinc diffusion treated 3003 extrusions from a brazed aluminum, plate-fin heat exchanger extrusions from a brazed aluminium, plate-fin heat exchanger developed by The Trane Company. The test materials were exposed to 1.8 m/sec flowing seawater aboard an open ocean test facility moored 3.4 km off the southeast coast of Puerto Rico. After six months exposure, the average corrosion rates for most varieties of aluminum materials converged to a low value of 0.015 mm/yr (0.6 mils/yr).

  3. Microstructure and Properties of Joint Interface of Semisolid Stirring Brazing of Composites

    Huibin Xu; Bofang Zhou; Changhua Du; Quanxiang Luo; Hongyou Chen


    Stirring assisted brazing of SiC(p/A356) composites in air was investigated. A stirring was applied on one of the samples to be bonded at 455℃ during brazing. The filler metal was extruded and impacted intensively on the two surfaces of the base materials during stirring. It can be found that oxide film on the surface of the composites can be disrupted and removed through the observation by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The metallurgical bonds formed between the filler metal and the base materials. However, continuous residual oxide film was found at bottom joint interface, which limited the lift of joint strength. A stirring was applied once more after the samples were continuously heated up to 470 and 500℃, respectively. At this time, residual oxide film after the first of stirring can be broken by once more stirring. The bonds are mainly composed of a new alloy, which have a higher content of aluminum and are free of continuous oxide film, showing higher shear strength of 113 MPa than that of the base materials.


    Kozachenko A. D.


    Full Text Available Brazes with increased viscosity are needed for brazing of abrasive diamond tools with working surface of complex contoured shape. It’s known that high viscosity is a property of composite brazes consisting of fusible matrix and refractory filler that is not melting during brazing. Goal of the work is to research the influence of refractory fillers on the process of composite brazing of diamond-abrasive tools and on that basis discover the optimal composition of braze. Composite brazes Sn-Cu-Co were researched in the work. It is determined that at least 26-28% (by mass of cobalt powder should be included in brazes for giving the braze Sn-Cu-Co necessary viscosity and for creation of uniform diamond-comprising layers with thickness up to 2.5 mm on the vertical layers and sharp edges of tools. It is determined that solid-state sintering of powders on the initial stage of heating the composite braze leads to emerging of internal stresses and forming cracks. Inert additions that prevent solid-state sintering should be include in braze to prevent cracking. Optimal inert addition for brazes Sn-Cu-Co is the tungsten powder. Minimum content of tungsten needed to prevent cracking is 6% (by mass. Optimal content of components in composition braze for brazing shaped diamond-abrasive tools is (% by mass: 30 Co, 20 Sn, 43 Cu, 7 W

  5. Evaluation of Laser Braze-welded Dissimilar Al-Cu Joints

    Schmalen, Pascal; Plapper, Peter

    The thermal joining of Aluminum and Copper is a promising technology towards automotive battery manufacturing. The dissimilar metals Al-Cu are difficult to weld due to their different physicochemical characteristics and the formation of intermetallic compounds (IMC), which have reduced mechanical and electric properties. There is a critical thickness of the IMCs where the favored mechanical properties of the base material can be preserved. The laser braze welding principle uses a position and power oscillated laser-beam to reduce the energy input and the intermixture of both materials and therefore achieves minimized IMCs thickness. The evaluation of the weld seam is important to improve the joint performance and enhance the welding process. This paper is focused on the characterization and quantification of the IMCs. Mechanical, electrical and metallurgical methods are presented and performed on Al1050 and SF-Cu joints and precise weld criteria are developed.

  6. Failure Assessment of Stainless Steel and Titanium Brazed Joints

    Flom, Yury A.


    Following successful application of Coulomb-Mohr and interaction equations for evaluation of safety margins in Albemet 162 brazed joints, two additional base metal/filler metal systems were investigated. Specimens consisting of stainless steel brazed with silver-base filler metal and titanium brazed with 1100 Al alloy were tested to failure under combined action of tensile, shear, bending and torsion loads. Finite Element Analysis (FEA), hand calculations and digital image comparison (DIC) techniques were used to estimate failure stresses and construct Failure Assessment Diagrams (FAD). This study confirms that interaction equation R(sub sigma) + R(sub tau) = 1, where R(sub sigma) and R(sub t u) are normal and shear stress ratios, can be used as conservative lower bound estimate of the failure criterion in stainless steel and titanium brazed joints.


    Dan NIŢOI


    Full Text Available Presented paper refers to different control methods used in aluminium brazed joining because of possible defects. Low joining complexity permits exact damages position in relation with materials geometry.

  8. Laser brazing with filler wire for galvanized steel sheets

    Feng Xiaosong; Li Liqun; Chen Yanbin; Zhou Shanbao


    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.

  9. Control of vacuum induction brazing system for sealing of instrumentation feed-through

    Sung Ho Ahn; Jintae Hong; Chang Young Joung; Ka Hae Kim; Sung Ho Heo [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (Korea, Republic of)


    The integrity of instrumentation cables is an important performance parameter in addition to the sealing performance in the brazing process. An accurate brazing control was developed for the brazing of the instrumentation feed-through in the vacuum induction brazing system in this paper. The experimental results show that the accurate brazing temperature control performance is achieved by the developed control scheme. Consequently, the sealing performances of the instrumentation feed-through and the integrities of the instrumentation cables were satisfied after brazing. (authors)

  10. Reactive Brazing of Carbon-Carbon Composites to Titanium

    Shpargel, Tarah; Singh, M.; Morscher, Gregory; Asthana, Rajiv


    The Ti-metal/C-C composite joints were formed by reactive brazing with three commercial brazes, namely, Cu-ABA, TiCuNi, and TiCuSil. 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.

  11. Active Metal Brazing of Carbon-Carbon Composites to Titanium

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


    The Ti-metal/C-C composite joints were formed by reactive brazing with three commercial brazes, namely, Cu-ABA, TiCuNi, and TiCuSil. 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 which led to good wetting, spreading, and metallurgical bond formation via interdiffusion.

  12. Effect of composition of titanium in silver-copper-titanium braze alloy on dissimilar laser brazing of binder-less cubic boron nitride and tungsten carbide

    Sechi, Yoshihisa; Nagatsuka, Kimiaki; Nakata, Kazuhiro


    Laser brazing with Ti as an active element in silver-copper alloy braze metal has been carried out for binder-less cubic boron nitride and tungsten carbide, using silver-copper- titanium braze alloys with titanium content that varied between 0.28 mass% and 1.68 mass%. Observations of the interface using electron probe microanalysis and scanning acoustic microscopy show that efficient interface adhesion between binder-less cubic boron nitride and the silver-copper-titanium braze alloy was achieved for the braze with a titanium content of 0. 28 mass%.

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

    Zorc, Borut


    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.

  14. Annular beam shaping system for advanced 3D laser brazing

    Pütsch, Oliver; Stollenwerk, Jochen; Kogel-Hollacher, Markus; Traub, Martin


    As laser brazing benefits from advantages such as smooth joints and small heat-affected zones, it has become established as a joining technology that is widely used in the automotive industry. With the processing of complex-shaped geometries, recent developed brazing heads suffer, however, from the need for continuous reorientation of the optical system and/or limited accessibility due to lateral wire feeding. This motivates the development of a laser brazing head with coaxial wire feeding and enhanced functionality. An optical system is designed that allows to generate an annular intensity distribution in the working zone. The utilization of complex optical components avoids obscuration of the optical path by the wire feeding. The new design overcomes the disadvantages of the state-of-the-art brazing heads with lateral wire feeding and benefits from the independence of direction while processing complex geometries. To increase the robustness of the brazing process, the beam path also includes a seam tracking system, leading to a more challenging design of the whole optical train. This paper mainly discusses the concept and the optical design of the coaxial brazing head, and also presents the results obtained with a prototype and selected application results.

  15. Brazing Refractory Metals Used In High-Temperature Nuclear Instrumentation

    A. J. Palmer; C. J. Woolstenhulme


    As part of the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored Next Generation Nuclear Project (NGNP) currently ongoing at Idaho National Laboratory (INL), the irradiation performance of candidate high-temperature gas reactor fuels and materials is being evaluated at INL’s Advanced Test Reactor (ATR). The design of the first Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR 1) experiment, currently being irradiated in the ATR, required development of special techniques for brazing niobium and molybdenum. Brazing is one technique used to join refractory metals to each other and to stainless steel alloys. Although brazing processes are well established, it is difficult to braze niobium, molybdenum, and most other refractory metals because they quickly develop adherent oxides when exposed to room-temperature air. Specialized techniques and methods were developed by INL to overcome these obstacles. This paper describes the techniques developed for removing these oxides, as well as the ASME Section IX-qualified braze procedures that were developed as part of the AGR-1 project. All brazes were made using an induction coil with an inert or reducing atmosphere at low pressure. Other parameters, such as filler metals, fluxes used, and general setup procedures, are also discussed.

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

    Howard, Stanley R.; Korinko, Paul S.


    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.

  17. Reliability Evaluation of Aluminum Alloy under High Temperature Based on Low Cycle Fatigue Crack Growth%铝合金高温低周疲劳裂纹扩展可靠性评估

    李旭东; 张连峰; 朱武峰; 丁文勇


    Fatigue crack growth rate of AA 6151-T6 in high temperature was tested. The fatigue crack growth rate formula was obtained based on reliability theory. The result showed that fatigue crack growth of AA 6151-T6 exists threshold value in high temperature, which decreases with temperature increasing. The purpose was to provide reference for safe life prediction of AA 6151-T6 component.The present thesis made a research on the fatigue crack growth rate of AA 6151-T6 subjected to various elevated, and proposed a reliability based formula to evaluate FCG, which provided the basis of 6151-T6 aluminum alloy component safe life prediction. The method demonstrates the existence of fatigue crack growth threshold value of 6151-T6 aluminum alloy subjected to elevated temperature, which decreases with temperature increasing.%通过对不同温度下6151-T6合金的研究,获得了一种基于可靠性理论的裂纹扩展速率表达式,为预测6151-T6铝合金构件的安全寿命提供依据。该表达式表明,在高温条件下,6151-T6铝合金疲劳裂纹扩展存在门槛值,而且该门槛值会随着环境温度的升高而降低。

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

    Xuedong Wang; Shun Yao


    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.

  19. Online monitoring of the laser brazing of titanium overlap joints

    Schmitt, R.; Vielhaber, K.; Donst, D.; Klocke, F.


    Image processing and thermography for its own are very versatile and established measurement techniques for many years. However, the combination of these two measurement technologies opens a new field of applications. The online monitoring of the laser-brazing of titanium overlap joints is such a new application. The laser brazing process for overlap joining of formed titanium sheets for the production of heat exchangers is presently being investigated at the Fraunhofer IPT. In comparison to conventional furnace brazing the laser brazing technology decreases substantially the heat impact and thus reduces the thermal material damage in the parts due to local selective heating in a laser beam focal spot. Even though the process is stable, errors in the brazing seam such as pores or unacceptable material oxidation can occur. To ensure a high quality an online process monitoring or even process control is necessary. But since the surface remains unchanged during this brazing process no geometrical inspection of the surface can be conducted. Therefore today's quality assurance performs x-ray or destructive testing. This paper demonstrates how the use of thermography in combination with image processing allows a machine integrated online monitoring of the laser brazing process. First the basic principals are presented which cover the fields of heat coupling, heat transmission and heat distribution as well as the temperature emission of light and the spectral properties of the laser beam shaping optic and so lead to the optical set-up. Then analysis algorithms are derived which characterize the process, detect process failures and make a seam tracking possible.

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

    Ma Tianjun; Kang Hui; Wu Yongqin; Qu Ping


    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.

  1. ARC welding method for bonding steel with aluminum

    Zhenyang LU; Pengfei HUANG; Wenning GAO; Yan LI; Hanpeng ZHANG; Shuyan YIN


    When welding steel with aluminum, the appearance of intermetallic compounds of Fe and A1 will decrease tenacity and increase rigidity, which leads to bad joint performance. A new type of low energy input (LEI) welding technology is introduced which can be used to weld steel with aluminum. Using the technology, brazing was located on the steel side and arc fusion welding on the aluminum side. The less heat input reduces the thickness of intermetallic compounds to 3-4 μm. Tensile strength tests prove that the joint breaks at the heat-affected zone and the strength is higher than 70% of the aluminum's. Thus, the method can lead to a good performance joint.

  2. Microstructural Changes in Brazing Sheet due to Solid-Liquid Interaction

    Wittebrood, A.J.


    Aluminium brazing sheet is the material of choice to produce automotive heat exchangers. Although in Dutch the official translation of aluminium brazing sheet is “aluminium hardsoldeerplaat” the English name is used in the industry. Aluminium brazing sheet is basically a sandwich material and consis

  3. Effect of Filler Composition on the Brazing of Alumina to Copper Using Ultrasonic Wave

    Khalid M. HAFEZ; Masaaki NAKA


    An ultrasonic wave was applied during brazing of alumina to Cu. First alumina was metallized by applying ultrasonicwave in braze bath. Then the metallized alumina was brazed with Cu using the same filler alloy. The filler used wereZn-Al alloys and Zn-Sn A

  4. Influence of Thermal Contact Resistance of Aluminum Foams in Forced Convection: Experimental Analysis

    Stefano Guarino


    Full Text Available In this paper, the heat transfer performances of aluminum metal foams, placed on horizontal plane surface, was evaluated in forced convection conditions. Three different types of contacts between the sample and the heated base plate have been investigated: simple contact, brazed contact and grease paste contact. First, in order to perform the study, an ad hoc experimental set-up was built. Second, the value of thermal contact resistance was estimated. The results show that both the use of a conductive paste and the brazing contact, realized by means of a copper electro-deposition, allows a great reduction of the global thermal resistance, increasing de facto the global heat transfer coefficient of almost 80%, compared to the simple contact case. Finally, it was shown that, while the contribution of thermal resistance is negligible for the cases of brazed and grease paste contact, it is significantly high for the case of simple contact.

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

    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.

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

    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.

  7. Microstructures of beta-titanium orthodontic wires joined by infrared brazing.

    Iijima, Masahiro; Brantley, William A; Kawashima, Isao; Baba, Naoki; Alapati, Satish B; Yuasa, Toshihiro; Ohno, Hiroki; Mizoguchi, Itaru


    The microstructures and interdiffusion in brazed beta-titanium orthodontic wires were investigated by scanning electron microscopy and electron probe microanalysis, respectively. Beta-titanium wire (Ti-11Mo-6Zr-4Sn) with cross-section dimensions of 0.032 in. x 0.032 in., titanium-based braze alloy (Ti-30Ni-20Cu), and silver-based braze alloy (Ag-22Cu-17Zn-5Sn) were selected for the study. Brazing was performed using infrared radiation (RS-1) under an argon atmosphere. Specimens were etched with two solutions (2.5% HF + 2.5% HNO(3) + 95% H(2)O; 25% HN(4)OH + 30% H(2)O(2) + 45%H(2)O). It was found that the silver-based braze alloy has a eutectic structure. In the diffusion layer between the beta-titanium wire and this silver-based braze alloy, Cu and Ti were enriched on the wire side, and Sn and Ti were enriched on the braze alloy side. The titanium-based braze alloy has a dendritic structure. Beta-titanium wire specimens brazed with the titanium-based braze alloy had a thicker intermediate area compared to the silver alloy; Ti in the diffusion layer had an irregular concentration gradient, and the braze alloy side had higher Ti concentration. The original microstructure of the beta-titanium wire was not altered with the use of either braze alloy. Infrared brazing of beta-titanium orthodontic wire is acceptable for clinical use, since the wire microstructure did not deteriorate with either the titanium-based or silver-based braze alloy. The differing microstructures of the joint regions for the two braze alloys suggest that the joint strengths may also differ.

  8. Graphite-to-304SS Braze Joining by Active Metal-Brazing Technique: Improvement of Mechanical Properties

    Ray, Ajoy K.; Kar, Abhijit; Kori, S. A.; Pathak, L. C.; Sonnad, A. N.


    In the present investigation, an attempt has been made to improve the mechanical strength of graphite-stainless steel-brazed joint. Due to high capillary action, the liquid filler alloy usually tends to percolate into the pores of graphite causing severe stress in the graphite near the joint interface resulting in poor joint strength of 10-15 MPa. In the present investigation, a thin coating of SiC was applied on graphite before the joining process to avoid the penetration of liquid filler alloy into the pores of the graphite. Active filler alloy Ag-Cu-Ti was used to braze the substrates. The brazing was carried out at 850, 900, 950, and 1000 °C. The characterization of the interfaces of the brazed joints was carried out using scanning electron microscopy attached with energy dispersive spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction analysis. From the correlation between the microstructural and mechanical properties, shear strength of approximately 35 MPa for graphite-304SS-brazed joint produced at 900 °C was demonstrated. After the shear tests, the fracture surfaces were analyzed by SEM-EDS.

  9. Joining technologies for the 1990s: Welding, brazing, soldering, mechanical, explosive, solid-state, adhesive

    Buckley, J.D.; Stein, B.A.


    This book presents recent advances in joining technologies for the 1990s-welding, brazing, soldering, mechanical fastening, explosive welding, solid-state bonding, and adhesive bonding. A major consideration in the fabrication of any commercial, military, or space product is attachment systems which are safe and reliable. The subject matter covered includes technology developed in current research programs relevant to welding, bonding, and fastening of structural materials, for fabricating structures and mechanical systems use in the aerospace, automotive, and related industries. Specific topics include equipment, hardware and materials used when welding, brazing, and soldering; mechanical fastening; explosive welding; use of unique selected joining techniques; adhesive bonding; and nondestructive evaluation. ''The Factory of the Future'' is presented, followed by advanced welding techniques, automated equipment for welding, welding in a cryogenic atmosphere, blind fastening, stress corrosion resistant fasteners, fastening equipment, explosive welding of different configurations and materials, solid-state bonding, electron beam welding, new adhesives, effects of cryogenics on adhesives, and new techniques and equipment for adhesive bonding.

  10. Brazing characteristics of a Zr-Ti-Cu-Fe eutectic alloy filler metal for Zircaloy-4

    Lee, Jung G.; Lim, C. H.; Kim, K. H.; Park, S. S.; Lee, M. K.; Rhee, C. K.


    A Zr-Ti-Cu-Fe quaternary eutectic alloy was employed as a new Be-free brazing filler metal for Zircaloy-4 to supersede physically vapor-deposited Be coatings used conventionally with several disadvantages. The quaternary eutectic composition of Zr58Ti16Cu10Fe16 (at.%) showing a low melting temperature range from 832 °C to 853 °C was designed by a partial substitution of Zr with Ti based on a Zr-Cu-Fe ternary eutectic system. By applying an alloy ribbon with the determined composition, a highly reliable joint was obtained with a homogeneous formation of predominantly grown α-Zr phases owing to a complete isothermal solidification, exhibiting strength higher than that of Zircaloy-4. The homogenization of the joint was rate-controlled by the diffusion of the filler elements (Ti, Cu, and Fe) into the Zircaloy-4 base metal, and the detrimental segregation of the Zr2Fe phase in the central zone was completely eliminated by an isothermal holding at a brazing temperature of 920 °C for 10 min.

  11. Brazing characteristics of a Zr–Ti–Cu–Fe eutectic alloy filler metal for Zircaloy-4

    Lee, Jung G.; Lim, C.H. [Nuclear Materials Development Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), Yuseong, Daejeon 305-353 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, K.H. [University of Science and Technology, Nuclear Materials Development Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), Yuseong, Daejeon 305-353 (Korea, Republic of); Park, S.S. [School of Mechanical and Advanced Materials Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan 689-798 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, M.K., E-mail: [Nuclear Materials Development Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), Yuseong, Daejeon 305-353 (Korea, Republic of); Rhee, C.K. [Nuclear Materials Development Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), Yuseong, Daejeon 305-353 (Korea, Republic of)


    A Zr–Ti–Cu–Fe quaternary eutectic alloy was employed as a new Be-free brazing filler metal for Zircaloy-4 to supersede physically vapor-deposited Be coatings used conventionally with several disadvantages. The quaternary eutectic composition of Zr{sub 58}Ti{sub 16}Cu{sub 10}Fe{sub 16} (at.%) showing a low melting temperature range from 832 °C to 853 °C was designed by a partial substitution of Zr with Ti based on a Zr–Cu–Fe ternary eutectic system. By applying an alloy ribbon with the determined composition, a highly reliable joint was obtained with a homogeneous formation of predominantly grown α-Zr phases owing to a complete isothermal solidification, exhibiting strength higher than that of Zircaloy-4. The homogenization of the joint was rate-controlled by the diffusion of the filler elements (Ti, Cu, and Fe) into the Zircaloy-4 base metal, and the detrimental segregation of the Zr{sub 2}Fe phase in the central zone was completely eliminated by an isothermal holding at a brazing temperature of 920 °C for 10 min.

  12. Radioisotope tracer studies in the NASA Skylab ethothermic brazing experiment M-552

    Braski, D. N.; Adair, H. L.; Kobisk, E. H.


    The first use of radioisotope tracer for mapping flow patterns during brazing of metal components in a space environment (near-zero gravity) proved successful. A nickel ferrule was brazed to a nickel tube with Lithobraze BT (71.8% Ag, 28% Cu, 0.2% Li) which contained a trace amount of radioactive Ag-110. Mapping of the flow of the braze alloy in the annulus formed between the tube and the concentric ferrule was determined by counting the radiation intensity as a function of position in the braze joint. Significant information concerning the thermal history of the braze was determined.

  13. Laser beam active brazing of metal ceramic joints

    Haferkamp, Heinz; Bach, Friedrich W.; von Alvensleben, Ferdinand; Kreutzburg, K.


    The use of engineering ceramics is becoming more and more important. Reasons for this are the specific properties of these materials, such as high strength, corrosion resistance and wear resistance. To apply the advantages of ceramics, joining techniques of metal ceramic parts are required. In this paper, joining of metal ceramic joints by laser beam brazing is presented. This joining technique is characterized by local heat input, and the minimal thermal stress of the brazed components. During the investigations, an Nd:YAG laser and a vacuum chamber were applied. The advantages of Nd:YAG lasers are the simple mechanical construction, and laser beam guidance via quartz glass fibers, which leads to high handling flexibility. In addition, most of the materials show a high absorption rate for this kind of radiation. As materials, ceramic Al2O3 with a purity of 99.4% and metals such as X5CrNi189 and Fe54Ni29Co17 were used. As a filler material, commercially available silver and silver- copper brazes with chemically active elements like titanium were employed. During this study, the brazing wetting behavior and the formation of diffusion layers in dependence on processing parameters were investigated. The results have shown that high brazing qualities can be achieved by means of the laser beam brazing process. Crack-free joining of metal ceramic parts is currently only possible by the use of metals such as Fe54Ni29Co17 because of its low thermal expansion coefficient, which reduces thermal stresses within the joining zone.

  14. Brazing diamond grits onto a steel substrate using copper alloys as the filler metals

    Chen, S.-M.; Lin, S.-T.


    Surface-set diamond tools were fabricated by an active metal brazing process, using bronze (Cu-8.9Sn) powder and 316L stainless steel powder mixed to various ratios as the braze filler metals. The diamond grits were brazed onto a steel substrate at 1050 °C for 30 min in a dry hydrogen atmosphere. After brazing practice, an intermediate layer rich in chromium formed between the braze filler metal and diamond. A braze filler metal composed of 70 wt % bronze powder and 30 wt % stainless steel powder was found to be optimum in that the diamond grits were strongly impregnated in the filler metal by both mechanical and chemical types of holding. The diamond tools thus fabricated performed better than conventional nickel-plated diamond tools. In service, the braze filler metal wore at almost the same rate as the diamond grits, and no pullout of diamond grits or peeling of the filler metal layer took place.

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

    S. Muthuraman


    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.

  16. Numerical simulation of filler metal droplets spreading in laser brazing

    Chen, Yanbin; Feng, Xiaosong; Li, Liqun


    A finite element model was constructed using a commercial software Fidap to analyze the Cu-base filler metal droplet spreading process in laser brazing, in which the temperature distribution, droplet geometry, and fluid flow velocity were calculated. Marangoni and buoyancy convection and gravity force were considered, and the effects of laser power and spot size on the spreading process were evaluated. Special attention was focused on the free surface of the droplet, which determines the profile of the brazing spot. The simulated results indicate that surface tension is the dominant flow driving force and laser spot size determines the droplet spreading domain.

  17. Computational simulations and experimental validation of a furnace brazing process

    Hosking, F.M.; Gianoulakis, S.E.; Malizia, L.A.


    Modeling of a furnace brazing process is described. The computational tools predict the thermal response of loaded hardware in a hydrogen brazing furnace to programmed furnace profiles. Experiments were conducted to validate the model and resolve computational uncertainties. Critical boundary conditions that affect materials and processing response to the furnace environment were determined. {open_quotes}Global{close_quotes} and local issues (i.e., at the furnace/hardware and joint levels, respectively) are discussed. The ability to accurately simulate and control furnace conditions is examined.

  18. Numerical simulation of filler metal droplets spreading in laser brazing

    Yanbin Chen; Xiaosong Feng; Liqun Li


    A finite element model was constructed using a commercial software Fidap to analyze the Cu-base filler metal droplet spreading process in laser brazing, in which the temperature distribution, droplet geometry,and fluid flow velocity were calculated. Marangoni and buoyancy convection and gravity force were considered, and the effects of laser power and spot size on the spreading process were evaluated. Special attention was focused on the free surface of the droplet, which determines the profile of the brazing spot.The simulated results indicate that surface tension is the dominant flow driving force and laser spot size determines the droplet spreading domain.

  19. Development of a Cu-Sn based brazing system with a low brazing and a high remelting temperature

    Schmieding, M.; Holländer, U.; Möhwald, K.


    Objective of the project presented is the development of a joining process for hot working steel components at low brazing temperatures leading to a bond with a much higher remelting temperature. This basically is achieved by the use of a Cu-Sn melt spinning foil combined with a pure Cu foil. During brazing, the Sn content of the foil is decreased by diffusion of Sn into the additional Cu resulting in a homogenious joint with a increased remelting temperature of the filler metal. Within this project specimens were brazed and diffusion annealed in a vacuum furnace at 850 °C varying the processing times (0 – 10 h). The samples prepared were studied metallographically and diffusion profiles of Sn were recorded using EDX line scans. The results are discussed in view of further investigations and envisaged applications.


    L.X. Zhang; J.C. Feng; Z.R. Li; H.J. Liu


    The brazing of TiC cermet to iron was carried out at 1223K for 5-20min using Ag-Cu-Zn filler metal. The formation phase and interface structure of the joints were investigated by electron probe microanalysis (EPMA), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD), and the joint strength was tested by shearing method. The results showed: there occurred three new formation phases, Cu(s.s), FeNi and Ag(s.s) in TiC cermet/iron joint. The interface structure was expressed as TiC cermet/Cu(s.s)+FeNi/Ag(s.s)+a little Cu(s.s)+a little FeNi/Cu(s.s)+ FeNi/iron. With brazing time increasing, there appeared highest shear strength of the joints, the value of which was up to 252.2MPa when brazing time was 10min.

  1. Structural Performance of Inconel 625 Superalloy Brazed Joints

    Chen, Jianqiang; Demers, Vincent; Cadotte, Eve-Line; Turner, Daniel; Bocher, Philippe


    The purpose of this work was to investigate tensile and fatigue behaviors of Inconel 625 superalloy brazed joints after transient liquid-phase bonding process. Brazing was performed in a vacuum furnace using a nickel-based filler metal in a form of paste to join wrought Inconel 625 plates. Mechanical tests were carried out on single-lap joints under various lap distance-to-thickness ratios. The fatigue crack initiation and crack growth modes were examined via metallographic analysis, and the effect of local stress on fatigue life was assessed by finite element simulations. The fatigue results show that fatigue strength and endurance limit increase with overlap distance, leading to a relatively large scatter of results. Fatigue cracks nucleated in the high-stressed region of the weld fillets from brittle eutectic phases or from internal brazing cavities. The present work proposes to rationalize the results by using the local stress at the brazing fillet. When using this local stress, all fatigue-obtained results find themselves on a single S-N curve, providing a design curve for any joint configuration in fatigue solicitation.

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

    Norouzi Afshar, F.


    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

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

    Norouzi Afshar, F.


    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

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

    Norouzi Afshar, F.


    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

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

    Armen Kvryan


    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.

  6. Wetting and spreading behavior of molten brazing filler metallic alloys on metallic substrate

    Kogi, Satoshi; Kajiura, Tetsurou; Hanada, Yukiakira; Miyazawa, Yasuyuki


    Wetting and spreading of molten brazing filler material are important factors that influence the brazing ability of a joint to be brazed. Several investigations into the wetting ability of a brazing filler alloy and its surface tension in molten state, in addition to effects of brazing time and temperature on the contact angle, have been carried out. In general, dissimilar-metals brazing technology and high-performance brazed joint are necessities for the manufacturing field in the near future. Therefore, to address this requirement, more such studies on wetting and spreading of filler material are required for a deeper understanding. Generally, surface roughness and surface conditions affect spreading of molten brazing filler material during brazing. Wetting by and interfacial reactions of the molten brazing filler material with the metallic substrate, especially, affect strongly the spreading of the filler material. In this study, the effects of surface roughness and surface conditions on the spreading of molten brazing filler metallic alloys were investigated. Ag-(40-x)Cu-xIn and Ag- (40-x)Cu-xSn (x=5, 10, 15, 20, 25) alloys were used as brazing filler materials. A mild-steel square plate (S45C (JIS); side: 30 mm; thickness: 3mm) was employed as the substrate. A few surfaces with varying roughness were prepared using emery paper. Brazing filler material and metallic base plate were first washed with acetone, and then a flux was applied to them. The filler, 50 mg, was placed on the center of the metallic base with the flux. A spreading test was performed under Ar gas using an electrically heated furnace, after which, the original spreading area, defined as the sessile drop area, and the apparent spreading area, produced by the capillary grooves, were both evaluated. It was observed that the spreading area decreased with increasing In and Sn content.

  7. Dissimilar material joining using laser (aluminum to steel using zinc-based filler wire)

    Mathieu, Alexandre; Shabadi, Rajashekar; Deschamps, Alexis; Suery, Michel; Matteï, Simone; Grevey, Dominique; Cicala, Eugen


    Joining steel with aluminum involving the fusion of one or both materials is possible by laser beam welding technique. This paper describes a method, called laser braze welding, which is a suitable process to realize this structure. The main problem with thermal joining of steel/aluminum assembly with processes such as TIG or MIG is the formation of fragile intermetallic phases, which are detrimental to the mechanical performances of such joints. Braze welding permits a localized fusion of the materials resulting in a limitation on the growth of fragile phases. This article presents the results of a statistical approach for an overlap assembly configuration using a filler wire composed of 85% Zn and 15% Al. Tensile tests carried on these assemblies demonstrate a good performance of the joints. The fracture mechanisms of the joints are analyzed by a detailed characterization of the seams.

  8. Elemental composition of brazing alloys in metallic orthodontic brackets.

    Zinelis, Spiros; Annousaki, Olga; Eliades, Theodore; Makou, Margarita


    The aim of this study was to assess the elemental composition of the brazing alloy of representative orthodontic brackets. The brackets examined were Gemini (3M, Unitec, Monrovia, Calif), MicroLoc (GAC, Bohemia, NY), OptiMESHxrt (Ormco, Glendora, Calif), and Ultratrim (Dentarum, Ispringen, Germany). Four metallic brackets for each brand were embedded in epoxy resin and after metallographic grinding and polishing were cleaned in a water ultrasonic bath. Scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive x-ray microanalysis (EDS) were used to assess the quantitative composition of the brazing alloy. Four EDS spectra were collected for each brazing alloy, and the mean value and standard deviation for the concentration of each element were calculated. The elemental composition of the brazing alloys was determined as follows (percent weight): Gemini: Ni = 83.98 +/- 1.02, Si = 6.46 +/- 0.37, Fe = 5.90 +/- 0.93, Cr = 3.52 +/- 0.34; MicroLoc: Ag = 42.82 +/- 0.18, Au = 32.14 +/- 0.65, Cu = 24.53 +/- 0.26, Mg = 1.12 +/- 0.33; OptiMESHxrt: Au = 67.79 +/- 0.97, Fe = 15.69 +/- 0.29, Ni = 13.01 +/- 0.93, Cr = 4.01 +/- 0.35; Ultratrim: Ag = 87.97 +/- 0.33, Cu = 10.51 +/- 0.45, Mg = 1.29 +/- 0.63, Zn = 1.13 +/- 0.24. The findings of this study showed that different brazing materials were used for the different brands, and thus different performances are expected during intraoral exposure; potential effects on the biological properties also are discussed.

  9. Reliability Model of Corrosion Fatigue Crack Growth Rate Evaluation of LD10CS Aluminum Alloy%LD10CS腐蚀疲劳裂纹扩展速率评价的可靠性模型

    贾明明; 李旭东; 吕航


    腐蚀损伤会加速疲劳载荷下的飞机铝合金结构裂纹的萌生和扩展,威胁结构安全性。针对腐蚀影响下的疲劳裂纹扩展的随机性本质,对预腐蚀 LD10CS 合金的预腐蚀疲劳试验进行了数据分析,提出了基于可靠性的腐蚀裂纹扩展速率表征方法,与试验结果对比表明,该方法可以给出 LD10CS 腐蚀疲劳裂纹扩展速率的上下限,进而给出该种材料铝合金构件的疲劳裂纹扩展寿命的上下限,为评估铝合金构件的寿命提供了依据。%Fatigue loadings and environmental corrosion damage can decrease the mechanical properties of LD10CS alu-minum alloy.The paper made a research on the fatigue crack growth rate (FCG)of AA LD10CS with corrosion damage, and proposed a reliability-based method to evaluate FCG.Compare of predicted FCG and experimental results indicated that the proposed method was able to give the lower and upper limit of FCG of LD10CS with corrosion damage,which provided the basis of aluminum alloy component safe life prediction.

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


    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. Microstructure of the Al2O3/Al2O3 Joint Brazed with Cu-Zn-Ti Filler Metal

    Hongyuan FANG; Jianguo YANG; Xiuyu YU


    Microstructure and interface reactions of Al2O3 joints brazed by Cu-Zn-Ti alloy were studied by using SEM, EDS and XRD. The effects of brazing temperature and Ti content on interfacial reactions and microstructure were investigated, and the action of adding Zn into brazing alloy was also studied. TiO, Ti3Al and CuTi were formed at the interface of ceramics and the filler metal, while CuTi, Cu3Ti and α-Cu were found in the brazing. The thickness of the reaction layer increased with increasing of brazing temperature, under the same brazing process, the thickness increased with the Ti content.

  12. Study on a novel Sn-electroplated silver brazing filler metal

    Wang, Xingxing; Peng, Jin; Cui, Datian


    Novel Sn-electroplated Ag brazing filler metal with a high tin content was prepared by combining the plating and thermal diffusion method. The BAg45CuZn alloy was used as a base filler metal, and a Sn layer was electroplated on it. Then the H62 brass was brazed with the Sn-plated brazing filler metal containing 6.2 wt% of Sn. The results showed that the microstructure of the brazed joints with the Sn-plated filler mainly consisted of the Ag phase, Cu phase, CuZn phase and Cu5Zn8 phase. The tensile strength of the joints brazed with the Sn-plated filler metal was 326 MPa, which was higher than that of the joints with the base filler metal. Fracture analysis showed that the fractures of the joints brazed by the Sn-plated filler metal was mainly ductile fracture mixed with a small quantity of brittle fracture.

  13. Preliminary study on pressure brazing and diffusion welding of Nb-1Zr to Inconel 718

    Moore, T. J.


    Future space power systems may include Nb-1Zr/Inconel 718 dissimilar metal joints for operation at 1000 K for 60,000 h. The serviceability of pressure-brazed and diffusion-welded joints was investigated. Ni-based metallic glass foil filler metals were used for brazing. Ni and Fe foils were used as diffusion welding inter-layers. Joint soundness was determined by metallographic examination in the as-brazed and as-welded condition, after aging at 1000 K, and after thermal cycling. Brazed joints thermally cycled in the as-brazed condition and diffusion-welded joints were unsatisfactory because of cracking problems. Brazed joints may meet the service requirements if the joints are aged at 1000 K prior to thermal cycling.

  14. Interface structure and mechanical property of the brazed joint of graphite and copper

    XIE Fengchun; ZHANG Lixia; FENG Jicai; HE Peng


    A kind of self-made AgCuTiSn braze alloy powder was used to join graphite and copper. The whole brazing process was performed under vacuum circumstances at different temperatures (1033-1193 K) for several holding time (300-1800 s). According to scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS) and electron probe X-ray microanalysis (EPMA) results, the reaction products of the interface are TiC, Ti3Sn, Cu(s. s), Ag(s. s) and Cu-Sn compound. As the brazing parameters increase, the quantity of Ag(s. s) in the braze alloy and C fibers on graphite/AgCuTiSn interface reduce, while that of Cu (s. s) in the braze alloy improves. When the brazing temperature is 1093 K and holding time is 900 s, the joint can obtain the maximum room temperature shear strength 24 MPa.

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

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


    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.

  16. Characterization of Brazed Joints of C-C Composite to Cu-clad-Molybdenum

    Singh, M.; Asthana, R.


    Carbon-carbon composites with either pitch+CVI matrix or resin-derived matrix were joined to copper-clad molybdenum using two active 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 de-lamination in resin-derived C-C composite due to its low inter-laminar shear strength. Extensive braze penetration of the inter-fiber channels in the pitch+CVI C-C composites was observed. The relatively low brazing temperatures (Cu-clad-Mo/braze interface and higher hardness in Ticusil (approx.85-250 HK) than in Cusil-ABA (approx.50-150 HK). These C-C/Cu-clad-Mo joints with relatively low thermal resistance may be promising for thermal management applications.

  17. Vacuum Brazing of TiAl Based Alloy with 40Cr Steel

    周昀; 薛小怀; 吴鲁海; 楼松年


    The vacuum brazing of TiAl based alloy with 40Cr steel was investigated using Ag-Cu-Ti filler metal.The experimental results show that the Ag, Cu, Ti atoms in the filler metal and the base metal inter-diffuse toward each other during brazing and react at the interface to form an inter-metallic AlCu2Ti compound which joins two parts to produce a brazing joint with higher strength.

  18. Theoretical study and numerical simulation of the stress fields of the Al2O3 joints brazed with composite filler materials

    Yang Jianguo; Ji Shude; Fang Hongyuan


    Non-linear finite element code MSC.Marc(c) was utilized to analysis the field of stress of the Al2O3 joints brazed with composite filler materials.The properties of the filler materials were defined by using the mixing law, method of MoriTanaka and theory of Eshelby to ensure the accuracy and reliability of results of finite element method (FEM).The results show stress in brazed beam is higher than that in base material.The maximal stress can be found in the interface of joint.And the experimental results show that the shear strength of joints increases from 93.75 MPa ( Al2O3p 0vol.%) to 135.32 MPa ( Al2O3p 15vol.% ) when composition of titanium is 3wt% in the filler metal.

  19. Interfacial microstructure and mechanical property of Ti6Al4V/A6061 dissimilar joint by direct laser brazing without filler metal and groove

    Song, Zhihua, E-mail: [Joining and Welding Research Institute, Osaka University, Osaka, Ibaraki 567-0047 (Japan); Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials Processing Technology, Ministry of Education (China); Nakata, Kazuhiro [Joining and Welding Research Institute, Osaka University, Osaka, Ibaraki 567-0047 (Japan); Wu, Aiping [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials Processing Technology, Ministry of Education (China); Liao, Jinsun [Kurimoto Ltd., Osaka 559-0021 (Japan)


    Laser brazing of Ti6Al4V and A6061-T6 alloys with 2 mm thickness was conducted by focusing laser beam on aluminum alloy side, and the effect of laser offset distance on microstructure and mechanical properties of the dissimilar butt joint was investigated. Laser offset has a great influence on the thickness of interfacial intermetallic compound (IMC) layer and the mechanical property of joint. The thickness of interfacial IMC layer is less than 500 nm, and the average tensile strength of the joint reaches 64% of aluminum base material strength, when suitable welding conditions are used. The interfacial IMC is TiAl{sub 3}. The formation of interfacial IMC layer and its effect on mechanical property of the joint are discussed in the present study.

  20. Infrared Brazing Ti50Ni50 and Invar Using Ag-Based Filler Foils

    Shiue, R. K.; Chang, Y. H.; Wu, S. K.


    Infrared brazing Ti50Ni50 and Invar using BAg-8 and Cusil-ABA foils was investigated. The Ag-Cu eutectic matrix dominates both brazed joints. The maximum shear strengths of the brazed joints using BAg-8 and Cusil-ABA fillers are 158 and 249 MPa. Failure of interfacial Fe2Ti/Ni3Ti reaction layers is responsible for the BAg-8 joint. In contrast, the Cusil-ABA brazed joint is fractured along the interfacial Fe2Ti intermetallic compound. Both fractographs are characterized with cleavage dominated fracture.

  1. Analysis of Laser-Brazed Diamond Particle Microstructures

    Zhibo YANG


    Full Text Available Brazing diamond particles to a steel substrate using Ni-based filler alloy was carried out via laser in an argon atmosphere. The brazed diamond particles were detected by scanning electron microscope (SEM, X-ray diffraction (XRD, and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS. The formation mechanism of carbide layers was discussed. All the results indicated that a high-strength bond between the diamond particles and the steel substrate was successfully realized. The chromium in the Ni-based alloy segregated preferentially to the surfaces of the diamonds to form a chromium-rich reaction product, and the bond between the alloy and the steel substrate was established through a cross-diffusion of iron and Ni-based alloy.DOI:

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

    Loos, Robert


    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.

  3. Aluminum alloy

    Blackburn, Linda B. (Inventor); Starke, Edgar A., Jr. (Inventor)


    This invention relates to aluminum alloys, particularly to aluminum-copper-lithium alloys containing at least about 0.1 percent by weight of indium as an essential component, which are suitable for applications in aircraft and aerospace vehicles. At least about 0.1 percent by weight of indium is added as an essential component to an alloy which precipitates a T1 phase (Al2CuLi). This addition enhances the nucleation of the precipitate T1 phase, producing a microstructure which provides excellent strength as indicated by Rockwell hardness values and confirmed by standard tensile tests.

  4. Feasibility study of fluxless brazing cemented carbides to steel

    Tillmann, W.; Sievers, N.


    One of the most important brazing processes is the joints between cemented carbides and steel for the tool industry such as in rotary drill hammers or saw blades. Even though this technique has already been used for several decades, defects in the joint can still occur and lead to quality loss. Mostly, the joining process is facilitated by induction heating and the use of a flux to enhance the wetting of the filler alloy on the surface of the steel and cemented carbide in an ambient atmosphere. However, although the use of flux enables successful joining, it also generates voids within the joint, which reduces the strength of the connection while the chemicals within the flux are toxic and polluting. In this feasibility study, a fluxless brazing process is used to examine the joint between cemented carbides and steel for the first time. For this, ultrasound is applied during induction heating to enable the wetting between the liquid filler metal and the surfaces of the cemented carbide and steel. The ultrasound generates cavitations within the liquid filler metal, which remove the oxides from the surface. Several filler metals such as a silver based alloy Ag449, pure Zn, and an AlSi-alloy were used to reduce the brazing temperature and to lower the thermal residual stresses within the joint. As a result, every filler metal successfully wetted both materials and led to a dense connection. The ultrasound has to be applied carefully to prevent a damage of the cemented carbide. In this regard, it was observed that single grains of the cemented carbide broke out and remained in the joint. This positive result of brazing cemented carbides to steel without a flux but using ultrasound, allows future studies to focus on the shear strength of these joints as well as the behavior of the thermally induced residual stresses.

  5. Corrosion Behavior of Brazed Zinc-Coated Structured Sheet Metal

    Nikitin, A.; L. Schleuss; R. Ossenbrink; V. Michailov


    Arc brazing has, in comparison to arc welding, the advantage of less heat input while joining galvanized sheet metals. The evaporation of zinc is reduced in the areas adjacent to the joint and improved corrosion protection is achieved. In the automotive industry, lightweight design is a key technology against the background of the weight and environment protection. Structured sheet metals have higher stiffness compared to typical automobile sheet metals and therefore they can play an importan...

  6. Laser Brazing with Beam Scanning: Experimental and Simulative Analysis

    Heitmanek, M.; Dobler, M.; Graudenz, M.; Perret, W.; Göbel, G.; Schmidt, M.; Beyer, E.

    Laser beam brazing with copper based filler wire is a widely established technology for joining zinc-coated steel plates in the body-shop. Successful applications are the divided tailgate or the zero-gap joint, which represents the joint between the side panel and the roof-top of the body-in-white. These joints are in direct view to the customer, and therefore have to fulfil highest optical quality requirements. For this reason a stable and efficient laser brazing process is essential. In this paper the current results on quality improvement due to one dimensional laser beam deflections in feed direction are presented. Additionally to the experimental results a transient three-dimensional simulation model for the laser beam brazing process is taken into account. With this model the influence of scanning parameters on filler wire temperature and melt pool characteristics is analyzed. The theoretical predictions are in good accordance with the experimental results. They show that the beam scanning approach is a very promising method to increase process stability and seam quality.

  7. Mechanistic understanding of aerosol emissions from a brazing operation.

    Zimmer, A T; Biswas, P


    Welding operations produce gaseous and aerosol by-products that can have adverse health effects. A laboratory furnace study was conducted to aid understanding of the chemical and aerosol behavior of a widely used, self-fluxing brazing alloy (89% Cu, 6% Ag, 5% P) that is also used with a supplemental fluxing compound to prevent oxidation at the molten metal surface. The results indicate that the aerosols generated by the alloy are transient (produced over a short duration of time) and are associated with mass transfer of phosphorus species from the molten metal surface to the surrounding gas. In contrast, when the alloy was used in conjunction with the supplemental fluxing compound, a relatively nontransient, submicron-size aerosol was generated that was several orders of magnitude higher in concentration. Thermodynamic equilibrium analysis suggests that fluoride (a major constituent in the fluxing compound) played a significant role in reacting with the brazing alloy metals to form gas phase metal fluoride compounds that had high vapor pressures when compared with their elemental or oxide forms. As these metal-fluoride vapors cooled, submicron-size particles were formed mainly through nucleation and condensation growth processes. In addition, the equilibrium results revealed the potential formation of severe pulmonary irritants (HF and BF3) from heating the supplemental fluxing compound. These results demonstrated the importance of fluxing compounds in the formation of brazing fumes, and suggest that fluxing compounds could be selected that serve their metallurgical intention and suppress the formation of aerosols.

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

    Yadav, D. P.; Kaul, R.; Ram Sankar, P.; Kak, A.; Ganesh, P.; Shiroman, R.; Singh, R.; Singh, A. P.; Tiwari, P.; Abhinandan, L.; Kukreja, L. M.; Shukla, S. K.


    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.

  9. 78 FR 53159 - Standard for Welding, Cutting, and Brazing; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's...


    ... Occupational Safety and Health Administration Standard for Welding, Cutting, and Brazing; Extension of the..., Cutting, and Brazing (29 CFR Part 1910, Subpart Q). The information collected is used by employers and workers whenever welding, cutting, and brazing are performed. The purpose of the information is to...

  10. 锌铝药芯钎焊丝制备及润湿性研究%Manufacturing and wettability of Zn - Al flux cored wire for brazing

    颜鑫鑫; 许祥平; 邹家生


    Five kinds of Zn - Al flux cored wires with different compositions were designed and produced, and their manufacturing process and wettability on the surfaces of copper and aluminum alloy were studied. The result shows that the composition of Zn - Al brazing filler metals has an obvious influence on the manufacturing process of Zn - Al flux cored wire. The brazing filler metals of Zn80A115Ag5 、Zn92A18 and Zn95A15 have better quality. These five kinds of Zn - Al flux cored wires have good spreadability on 6063 aluminum alloy. The content of aluminum in Zn - Al flux cored wire has great effect on the spreadability on copper. With the increase of the content of aluminum in the brazing filler metals, its spread area on the copper will increase rapidly. Zn72A128 can get the largest spread area on the copper, which can be up to 86 mm .%设计制备了不同成分的5种锌铝药芯钎焊丝,对锌铝药芯钎焊丝的制备工艺及其在紫铜和6063铝合金上的润湿性能进行了研究.结果表明,锌铝钎料成分对锌铝药芯钎焊丝的制备工艺性有明显影响,Zn80Al15Ag5、Zn92A18和Zn95A15这3种锌铝带状钎料制备的药芯钎焊丝质量较好;5种锌铝药芯钎焊丝在6063铝合金上均具有良好的铺展性;铝元素含量对锌铝药芯钎焊丝在紫铜上的铺展性能影响较大,在该试验范围内,随钎料中铝元素含量的增加,钎料在铜上的铺展面积迅速增大,Zn72Al28药芯钎焊丝在铜上的铺展面积最大,达到86 mm2.

  11. 49 CFR 178.55 - Specification 4B240ET welded or brazed cylinders.


    ... 49 Transportation 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Specification 4B240ET welded or brazed cylinders. 178.55 Section 178.55 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to Transportation PIPELINE AND... SPECIFICATIONS FOR PACKAGINGS Specifications for Cylinders § 178.55 Specification 4B240ET welded or brazed...

  12. 49 CFR 178.51 - Specification 4BA welded or brazed steel cylinders.


    ... not over 500 psig. Closures made by the spinning process are not authorized. (1) Spherical type... welding or brazing of neckrings, footrings, handles, bosses, pads, and valve protection rings to the tops... top or bottom of cylinders and properly heat treated, provided such subsequent welding or brazing does...

  13. Interfacial metallurgy study of brazed joints between tungsten and fusion related materials for divertor design

    Zhang, Yuxuan; Galloway, Alexander; Wood, James; Robbie, Mikael Brian Olsson; Easton, David; Zhu, Wenzhong


    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.

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

    Munez, C.J., E-mail: [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)


    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.

  15. Development of brazing foils to join monocrystalline tungsten alloys with ODS-EUROFER steel

    Kalin, B.A. [Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (State University), 31 Kashirskoye Sh., Moscow 115409 (Russian Federation)]. E-mail:; Fedotov, V.T. [Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (State University), 31 Kashirskoye Sh., Moscow 115409 (Russian Federation); Sevrjukov, O.N. [Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (State University), 31 Kashirskoye Sh., Moscow 115409 (Russian Federation); Kalashnikov, A.N. [Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (State University), 31 Kashirskoye Sh., Moscow 115409 (Russian Federation); Suchkov, A.N. [Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (State University), 31 Kashirskoye Sh., Moscow 115409 (Russian Federation); Moeslang, A. [Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institut fuer Materialforschung I, 76021 Karlsruhe (Germany); Rohde, M. [Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institut fuer Materialforschung I, 76021 Karlsruhe (Germany)


    Results on rapidly solidified filler metals for brazing W with W and monocrystalline W with EUROFER steel (FS) are presented. Rapidly quenched powder-type filler metals based on Ti{sub bal}-V-Cr-Be were developed to braze polycrystalline W with monocrystalline W. In addition, Fe{sub bal}-Ta-Ge-Si-B-Pd alloys were developed to braze monocrystalline W with FS for helium gas cooled divertors and plasma-facing components. The W to FS brazed joints were fabricated under vacuum at 1150 {sup o}C, using a Ta spacer of 0.1 mm in thickness to account for the different thermal expansions. The monocrystalline tungsten as well as the related brazed joints withstood 30 cycles between 750 {sup o}C/20 min and air cooling/3-5 min.

  16. Comparative Investigation on Brazing Behavior, Compressive Strength, and Wear Properties of Multicrystalline CBN Abrasive Grains

    Wen-Feng Ding


    Full Text Available In order to fabricate the abrasive wheels with good grain self-sharpening capacity, two types of multicrystalline CBN grains, that is, polycrystalline CBN (PCBN and binderless CBN (BCBN, were brazed using Cu-Sn-Ti alloy, respectively. Comparative investigation on the brazing interface, compressive strength, and wear properties of the different grains was carried out. Results obtained show that the PCBN grains have more intricate reaction, more complicated resultants, and thicker reaction layer than the BCBN counterparts under the identical brazing conditions. Though the average compressive strength of the PCBN grains is similar to that of BCBN ones, stronger self-sharpening action by virtue of the microfracture behavior takes place with BCBN grains during grinding. As a consequence, compared to the brazed PCBN wheels and the conventional monocrystalline CBN (MCBN ones, longer service life is obtained for the brazed BCBN wheels.

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

    S.C. Nwigbo


    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 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.

  18. Residual Stress and Bonding Strength in the ElectricalSialon Ceramics Joint Made by Using the Brazing Metal Layer

    Kimura, Mitsuhiko; Asari, Koichi; GOTO, Shoji; Aso, Setsuo


    Electrical Sialons which have some TiN contents were joined with Ag-Cu-Ti active brazing metal layer having a thickness from 30μm to 400μm at a temperature from 1113 K to 1213 K in a vacuum. Residual stress in the brazed joint specimens was not observed when the thickness of brazing metal layer was 30 μ m. However, the residual stress of 80 MPa was detected when the thickness of brazing metal layer increased up to 400μm. When the brazing temperature was 1113 K, four-point bending strengths of...

  19. Evolution of Microstructure in Brazed Joints of Austenitic-Martensitic Stainless Steel with Pure Silver Obtained with Ag-27Cu-5Sn Brazing Filler Material

    Gangadharan, S.; Sivakumar, D.; Venkateswaran, T.; Kulkarni, Kaustubh


    Brazing of an austenitic-martensitic stainless steel (AMSS) with pure silver was carried out at 1053 K, 1073 K, and 1093 K (780 °C, 800 °C, and 820 °C) with Ag-27Cu-5Sn (wt pct) as brazing filler material (BFM). Wettability of the liquid BFM over base AMSS surface was found to be poor. Application of nickel coating to the steel was observed to enhance the wettability and to enable the formation of a good bond between BFM and the steel. The mechanism responsible for enhanced metallurgical bonding of the BFM with AMSS in the presence of nickel coating was explained based on diffusional interactions and uphill diffusion of iron, chromium and nickel observed in the brazed microstructure. Good diffusion-assisted zone was observed to form on silver side at all three temperatures. Four phases were encountered within the joint including silver solid solution, copper solid solution, Cu3Sn intermetallic and Ni-Fe solid solution. The Cu3Sn intermetallic was present in small amounts in the joints brazed at 1053 K and 1073 K (780 °C and 800 °C). The joint formed at 1093 K (820 °C) exhibited the absence of Cu3Sn, fewer defects and larger diffusion-assisted zone. Hardness of base AMSS was found to reduce during brazing due to austenite reversion and post-brazing sub-zero treatment for 2.5 hours was found suitable to recover the hardness.

  20. Al2O3/SUS304 Brazing via AgCuTi-W Composite as Active Filler

    Su, Cherng-Yuh; Zhuang, Xie-Zongyang; Pan, Cheng-Tang


    Alumina ceramic (α-Al2O3) was brazed to stainless steel (SUS304) using an Ag-Cu-Ti + W composite filler and a traditional active brazing filler alloy (CuSil-ABA). Then, the effects of the presence of W particles and of the brazing parameters on the microstructures and mechanical properties of the brazed joints were investigated. The maximum tensile strength of the joints obtained using Ag-Cu-Ti + W composite filler was 13.2 MPa, which is similar to that obtained using CuSil-ABA filler (13.5 MPa). When the joint was brazed at 930 °C for 30 min, the tensile strengths decreased for both kinds of fillers, although the strength was slightly higher for the Ag-Cu-Ti + W composite filler than for the Ag-Cu-Ti filler. The interfacial microstructure results show that the Ti reacts with W to form a Ti-W-O compound in the brazing alloy. When there are more W particles in the brazing alloy, the thickness of the Ti X O Y reaction layer near the alumina ceramic decreases. Moreover, W particles added to the brazing alloy can reduce the coefficient of thermal expansion of the brazing alloy, which results in lower residual stress between the Al2O3 and SUS304 in the brazing joints and thus yields higher tensile strengths as compared to those obtained using the CuSil-ABA brazing alloy.

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

    Yan, Fei; Wang, Chun Ming; Wang, Ya Jun [Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology, Wuhan (China); Xu, Dao Rong; Wu, S.C.; Sun, Qin De [Heifei Univ. of Technology, Hefei (China)


    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 {alpha} 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.

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

    李卓然; 冯吉才; 曹健


    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.

  3. Preparation of Ti-based amorphous brazing alloy

    ZOU Jia-sheng; JIANG Zhi-guo; XU Zhi-rong; CHEN Guang


    A new kind of amorphous active brazing alloy foil with the composition of Ti40Zr25Ni15Cu20 was successfully synthesized using melt spinning in roll forging machine in argon atmosphere. The amorphous structure and composition were examined by X-ray diffraction, differential thermal analysis and energy dispersive X-ray detector. The results show that the Ti40Zr25Ni15Cu20 amorphous alloy foil has excellent wettability on Si3N4 ceramic and demonstrate a strong glass forming ability. The reduced glass transition temperature (Trg) and the temperature interval of supercooled liquid region before crystallization are 0.76 and 78 K, respectively.

  4. The Microstructural Evolution of Vacuum Brazed 1Cr18Ni9Ti Using Various Filler Metals

    Yunxia Chen


    Full Text Available The microstructures and weldability of a brazed joint of 1Cr18Ni9Ti austenitic stainless steel with BNi-2, BNi82CrSiBFe and BMn50NiCuCrCo filler metals in vacuum were investigated. It can be observed that an interdiffusion region existed between the filler metal and the base metal for the brazed joint of Ni-based filler metals. The width of the interdiffusion region was about 10 μm, and the microstructure of the brazed joint of BNi-2 filler metal was dense and free of obvious defects. In the case of the brazed joint of BMn50NiCuCrCo filler metal, there were pits, pores and crack defects in the brazing joint due to insufficient wettability of the filler metal. Crack defects can also be observed in the brazed joint of BNi82CrSiBFe filler metal. Compared with BMn50NiCuCrCo and BNi82CrSiBFe filler metals, BNi-2 filler metal is the best material for 1Cr18Ni9Ti austenitic stainless steel vacuum brazing because of its distinct weldability.

  5. Membrane Purification Cell for Aluminum Recycling

    David DeYoung; James Wiswall; Cong Wang


    Recycling mixed aluminum scrap usually requires adding primary aluminum to the scrap stream as a diluent to reduce the concentration of non-aluminum constituents used in aluminum alloys. Since primary aluminum production requires approximately 10 times more energy than melting scrap, the bulk of the energy and carbon dioxide emissions for recycling are associated with using primary aluminum as a diluent. Eliminating the need for using primary aluminum as a diluent would dramatically reduce energy requirements, decrease carbon dioxide emissions, and increase scrap utilization in recycling. Electrorefining can be used to extract pure aluminum from mixed scrap. Some example applications include producing primary grade aluminum from specific scrap streams such as consumer packaging and mixed alloy saw chips, and recycling multi-alloy products such as brazing sheet. Electrorefining can also be used to extract valuable alloying elements such as Li from Al-Li mixed scrap. This project was aimed at developing an electrorefining process for purifying aluminum to reduce energy consumption and emissions by 75% compared to conventional technology. An electrolytic molten aluminum purification process, utilizing a horizontal membrane cell anode, was designed, constructed, operated and validated. The electrorefining technology could also be used to produce ultra-high purity aluminum for advanced materials applications. The technical objectives for this project were to: - Validate the membrane cell concept with a lab-scale electrorefining cell; - Determine if previously identified voltage increase issue for chloride electrolytes holds for a fluoride-based electrolyte system; - Assess the probability that voltage change issues can be solved; and - Conduct a market and economic analysis to assess commercial feasibility. The process was tested using three different binary alloy compositions (Al-2.0 wt.% Cu, Al-4.7 wt.% Si, Al-0.6 wt.% Fe) and a brazing sheet scrap composition (Al-2

  6. Corrosion Mechanisms in Brazed Al-Base Alloy Sandwich Structures as a Function of Braze Alloy and Process Variables


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  7. Interfacial metallurgy study of brazed joints between tungsten and fusion related materials for divertor design

    Zhang, Yuxuan, E-mail: [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XJ (United Kingdom); Galloway, Alexander; Wood, James; Robbie, Mikael Brian Olsson; Easton, David [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XJ (United Kingdom); Zhu, Wenzhong [School of Engineering, University of the West of Scotland, Paisley PA1 2BE (United Kingdom)


    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.

  8. Combined scale effects for effective brazing at low temperatures

    Bartout D.


    Full Text Available In modern joining technology, the focus is on effective brazing and soldering of temperature sensitive materials. Here, as well as in diffusion welding processes the needed thermal energy is externally realized in the joint zone. This produces a heating of the whole joining parts, since in laminar joining the thermal energy is transported in interior by thermal conduction. An excess of critical temperatures or tolerable impact periods in wide parts of materials and respectively components is often not avoidable. This leads to thermal damages. In this point of view nanotechnology shows promising possibilities as scale effects and their resulting thermophysical effects such as melting temperature reduction and high diffusion rates can be used for providing a self-propagating high-temperature synthesis at room temperature. After ignition by an external energy source a self-propagating exothermic reaction is started. By producing a multilayer system with alternately arranged nanoscaled layers of e.g. Al and Ni the resulting thin foil can be used as heat source for melting the braze or solder material within the joining zone without any external preheating. Due to the high process velocities up to 30 m/s and the local heat input significant thermal influences on the joined parts are not detectable.

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

    Locci, Ivan E.; Bowman, Cheryl L.


    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.

  10. Finite element analysis on electron beam brazing temperature and stresses of stainless steel radiator

    Chen Furong; Liu Jun; Xie Ruijun; Liu Fangjun; Hu Gang


    Based on thermal-elasto-plastic finite element theory, a two-dimensional finite element model for calculating electron beam brazing temperature and residual stress fields of stainless steel radiator are presented.The distributions of temperature and residual stress are studied.The results showed that temperature distribution on brazing surface is rather uniform, ranging from 1026 ℃ to 1090 ℃.The residual stresses are varied from initial compressive to tensile , and the variation of residual stress is very little in total zone of brazing surface.

  11. Vacuum Brazing of Beryllium Copper Components for the National Ignition Facility

    Tyhurst, C.C.; Cunningham, M.A.


    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.

  12. Diffusion bonding and brazing of high purity copper for linear collider accelerator structures

    J. W. Elmer


    Full Text Available 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

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

    Kwon, Sang Chul; Kim, Sung Ho; Kim, Yong Wan; Kim, Jong In


    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.

  14. Thermal fatigue characterization of CFC divertor modules using a one step brazing process

    Pintsuk, G., E-mail: [Forschungszentrum Juelich, EURATOM Association, 52425 Juelich (Germany); Casalegno, V.; Ferraris, M. [Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, Duca degli Abruzzi 24, I-10129 Torino (Italy); Koppitz, T. [Forschungszentrum Juelich, EURATOM Association, 52425 Juelich (Germany); Salvo, M. [Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, Duca degli Abruzzi 24, I-10129 Torino (Italy)


    From the European side, three directional carbon fiber composites (CFCs) are foreseen to be used as plasma facing material for the strike point region of the initial ITER divertor installed for the non-tritium operational phase. For such divertor components two designs, the flat tile and the monoblock concept, are feasible, comprising a joint of the CFC with a Cu/Cu-alloy heat sink. This paper deals with the qualification of a reliable and cheap joining technology for such components, i.e. the simultaneous joining of the CuCrZr heat sink to a compliant Cu layer for the accommodation of thermal stresses and of the Cu layer and the CFC using a non-active Cu-Ge brazing material. For this purpose flat tile and monoblock mock-ups were manufactured, microstructurally analyzed, and subsequently exposed to cyclic high heat flux tests in the electron beam facility JUDITH. Applying hundreds of cycles at up to 20 MW/m{sup 2} the tested mock-ups underwent partial damaging, which was characterized in post-mortem microstructural investigations to analyze occurring degradation mechanisms, e.g. partial delamination at the CFC/Cu-interface.

  15. Thermal fatigue characterization of CFC divertor modules using a one step brazing process

    Pintsuk, G.; Casalegno, V.; Ferraris, M.; Koppitz, T.; Salvo, M.


    From the European side, three directional carbon fiber composites (CFCs) are foreseen to be used as plasma facing material for the strike point region of the initial ITER divertor installed for the non-tritium operational phase. For such divertor components two designs, the flat tile and the monoblock concept, are feasible, comprising a joint of the CFC with a Cu/Cu-alloy heat sink. This paper deals with the qualification of a reliable and cheap joining technology for such components, i.e. the simultaneous joining of the CuCrZr heat sink to a compliant Cu layer for the accommodation of thermal stresses and of the Cu layer and the CFC using a non-active Cu-Ge brazing material. For this purpose flat tile and monoblock mock-ups were manufactured, microstructurally analyzed, and subsequently exposed to cyclic high heat flux tests in the electron beam facility JUDITH. Applying hundreds of cycles at up to 20 MW/m2 the tested mock-ups underwent partial damaging, which was characterized in post-mortem microstructural investigations to analyze occurring degradation mechanisms, e.g. partial delamination at the CFC/Cu-interface.

  16. Behavior of Brazed W/Cu Mockup Under High Heat Flux Loads

    Chen, Lei; Lian, Youyun; Liu, Xiang


    In order to transfer the heat from the armor to the coolant, tungsten has to be connected with a copper heat sink. The joint technology is the most critical issue for manufacturing plasma facing components. Consequently, the reliability of the joints should be verified by a great number of high-heat-flux (HHF) tests to simulate the real load conditions. W/Cu brazed joint technology with sliver free filler metal CuMnNi has been developed at Southwestern Institute of Physics (SWIP). Screening and thermal fatigue tests of one small-scale flat tile W/CuCrZr mockup were performed on a 60 kW electron-beam Material testing scenario (EMS-60) constructed recently at SWIP. The module successfully survived screening test with the absorbed power density (Pabs) of 2 MW/m2 to 10 MW/m2 and the following 1000 cycles at Pabs of 7.2 MW/m2 without hot spots and overheating zones during the whole test campaign. Metallurgy and SEM observations did not find any cracks at both sides and the interface, indicating a good bonding of W and CuCrZr alloy. In addition, finite element simulations by ANSYS 12.0 under experimental load conditions were performed and compared with experimental results.

  17. Active Metal Brazing and Characterization of Brazed Joints in C-C and C-SiC Composites to Copper-Clad-Molybdenum System

    Singh, M.; Asthana, R.


    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.

  18. Nano-Phase Powder Based Exothermic Braze Repair Technology For RCC Materials Project

    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 itself...

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

    Winiowski A.


    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.

  20. Influence of Erosion Phenomenon on Flow Behavior of Liquid Al-Si Filler Between Brazed Components

    Izumi, Takahiro; Ueda, Toshiki

    Automotive heat exchangers are predominantly composed of plates, tubes and fins. Each component is brazed by using Al-Si filler. In the plate/tube/fin brazed-structures, the flow of the liquid filler between the components affects the fillet size at each joint. In this study, the influence of the erosion phenomenon, i.e., silicon diffusion from the braze cladding into the core alloy, in the tube on the flow behavior of the liquid filler flowing on the tube from the plate to the fin has been investigated. As a result, the area of the liquid filler not flowing but existing around α phases on the tube during brazing, which is defined as filler flow channel, can change depending on the erosion degree. The flow ability of the liquid filler flowing from the plate to the fin increases as the area increases.

  1. Evaluation of the adhesion strength of diamond films brazed on K-10 type hard metal

    Santos Sérgio Ivan dos


    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. Simulation on Thermal Integrity of the Fin/Tube Brazed Joint of Heat Exchangers

    Yiyu QIAN; Feng GAO; Fengjiang WANG; Hui ZHAO


    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

  3. Compatibility of Au-Cu-Ni braze alloy with NH3

    Diaz, V., Jr.


    Tests show that Gold-Copper-Nickel alloy is compatible with ammonia systems. Joining tubes by brazing has advantages such as reducing chances of excessive grain growth in base metal, saving weight, and cleanliness.

  4. A preliminary study on filler metals for vacuum brazing of Al/Ti

    朱颖; 赵鹏飞; 康慧; 胡刚; 曲平


    In this paper, nine new filler metals contained Sn and Ga based on Al-11.5Si have been designed for vacuum brazing of Al/Ti. It is found that the addition of Sn and Ga can lower the solidus of filler metal, change the structure of intermetallic compound formed in the joint during brazing, and enhance the strength of joint. But the detail mechanism need further research.

  5. GEH-4-63, 64: Proposal for irradiation of production brazed Zircaloy-2 clad fuel elements

    Tverberg, J.C.


    A brazed end closure is currently being used on prototypical NPR fuel elements. The production closure will use a braze alloy composed of 5% Be + 95% Zry-2 to braze the Zircaloy-2 cap to the jacket and to the metallic uranium core. A similar MTR test, a GEH-4-57, 58, used a braze alloy of the composition 4% Be + 12% Fe + 84% Zry-2 which melts at a lower temperature. In this previous test, element GEH-4-57 failed through a cladding defect located at the base of the braze heat affected zone. Because of this failure it would be desirable to subject a fuel element, which had been subjected to more severe brazing conditions, to the same conditions as GEH-4-57, 58. For this reason the thermal conditions of this test essentially match those of GEH-4-57, 58. This irradiation test consists of two identical fuel elements. The fuel material is normal metallic uranium, Zircaloy-2 clad of the tubular geometry, NPR inner size. The fuel was coextruded at Hanford by General Electric`s Fuels Preparation Department. Each element is 10.8 inches in length with flat Zircaloy-2 end caps brazed to the jacket and uranium core with the 5 Be + 95 Zry-2 brazing alloy, then TIG welded to further insure closure integrity. The elements ar 1.254 inches OD and 0.439 inches ID. For hydraulic purposes a 0.343 inch diamater flow restrictor has been fitted into the central flow channel of both elements.

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

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


    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.

  7. [Determination of Ag, Cu, Zn and Cd in silver brazing filler metals by ICP-AES].

    Yang, X


    A method of simultaneous and direct determination for Ag, Cu, Zn and Cd in silver brazing filler metals by ICP-AES is reported. The spectral interferences and effect of acidity have been investigated. Working conditions were optimized. The method has been applied to the analysis of silver brazing filler metals with RSD of 4-7% and recovery of 94-105%. This method was accurate, simple and rapid.

  8. Braze alloy process and strength characterization studies for 18 nickel grade 200 maraging steel with application to wind tunnel models

    Bradshaw, James F.; Sandefur, Paul G., Jr.; Young, Clarence P., Jr.


    A comprehensive study of braze alloy selection process and strength characterization with application to wind tunnel models is presented. The applications for this study include the installation of stainless steel pressure tubing in model airfoil sections make of 18 Ni 200 grade maraging steel and the joining of wing structural components by brazing. Acceptable braze alloys for these applications are identified along with process, thermal braze cycle data, and thermal management procedures. Shear specimens are used to evaluate comparative shear strength properties for the various alloys at both room and cryogenic (-300 F) temperatures and include the effects of electroless nickel plating. Nickel plating was found to significantly enhance both the wetability and strength properties for the various braze alloys studied. The data are provided for use in selecting braze alloys for use with 18 Ni grade 200 steel in the design of wind tunnel models to be tested in an ambient or cryogenic environment.

  9. Mechanical properties of Inconel 718 and Nickel 201 alloys after thermal histories simulating brazing and high temperature service

    James, W. F.


    An experimental investigation was made to evaluate two nickel base alloys (Nickel-201 and Inconel-718) in three heat treated conditions. These conditions were: (1) annealed; (2) after thermal exposure simulating a braze cycle; and (3) after a thermal exposure simulating a braze cycle plus one operational lifetime of high temperature service. For the Nickel-201, two different braze cycle temperatures were evaluated. A braze cycle utilizing a lower braze temperature resulted in less grain growth for Nickel-201 than the standard braze cycle used for joining Nickel-201 to Inconel-718. It was determined, however, that Nickel-201, was marginal for temperatures investigated due to large grain growth. After the thermal exposures described above, the mechanical properties of Nickel-201 were degraded, whereas similar exposure on Inconel-718 actually strengthened the material compared with the annealed condition. The investigation included tensile tests at both room temperature and elevated temperatures, stress-rupture tests, and metallographic examination.

  10. Investigation of the corrosion performance of different braze fillers fused onto stainless steel type 1.4401 (UNS S31600)

    Wolfe, C.; Eklund, T.; Persson, O. [Alfa Laval Corporate AB, Tumba (Sweden)


    Corrosion measurements were performed on a new iron based braze filler, AlfaNova{sup 1} developed by Alfa Laval. The braze filler was fused onto stainless steel type EN 1.4401 (UNS S31600). The susceptibility to general corrosion, intergranular corrosion and pitting corrosion was evaluated by gravimetrical and electrochemical methods as well as metallographical examination of the samples. Different sample configurations were utilised, which simulate the geometry of a braze joint in a plate heat exchange. The results were compared with a selection of commercial nickel-based braze fillers. It was shown that the newly developed iron-based braze filler had similar corrosion resistance as the commercially available nickel-based fillers. It was seen that the precipitation of intermetallic phases due to melting point depressants had a governing effect on the corrosion resistance of the braze joint. (orig.)

  11. Study on vacuum induction brazing of SiCp/LY12 composite using Al-Cu-Si-Mg filler metal

    邹家生; 许如强; 赵其章; 陈铮


    The vacuum induction brazing of SiC particulate reinforced LY12 alloy matrix composite using Al-28Cu-5Si-2Mg filler metal has been carried out. The micrograph of the joint interface was observed by scanning electron microscopy. The joint strength was determined by shear tests. The results show that brazing temperature, holding time, SiC particle volume percentage and post heat treatment influence joint strength. SiC particles happen in the brazing seam and the distribution of SiC particles in the joint is not uniform. Particle-poor zones in the joint exist near the base metal, and particle concentrate zones exist in the center of the brazing seam. In addition, the failure of the composite is predominantly initiated by the rooting of SiC particle in the brazing seam and the micro-crack expanded along the brazing seam with low energy.


    VAIDYA, RAJENDRA U [Los Alamos National Laboratory; KAUTZ, DOUGLAS D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; GALLEGOS, DAVID E. [Los Alamos National Laboratory


    Molybdenum disilicide (MoSi{sub 2})/stainless steel 316 L jOints were produced by high temperature brazing using a cobalt-based metallic-glass (METGLAS{trademark} 2714A). Successful joining was completed in two different ways; either by feeding excess braze into the braze gap upon heating or by constraining the MoSi{sub 2}/stainiess steel assembly with an alumina (Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}) fixture during the heating cycle. These steps were necessary to ensure the production of a high quality void free joint. Residual stress measurements were completed on these joints. Indentation results show higher tensile residual stresses in the stainless steel for the joint with the external constraint, in comparison to the unconstrained state. In contrast, the compressive residual stresses In the MoSi{sub 2} (as measured by X-ray diffraction) were lower in the constrained state relative to the unconstrained state. These results and a lack of residual stress balance indicate that the stress state in the braze is significantly different under the two joining conditions and the volume of the braze plays an important role in the development of the residual stresses. Push-out tests carried out on these joints gave higher joint strengths in the unconstrained as compared to the constrained condition. The results of this study have important implications on the selection of the appropriate joining process (use of constraint versus extra braze).

  13. Manufacturing and testing in reactor relevant conditions of brazed plasma facing components of the ITER divertor

    Bisio, M. [Ansaldo Ricerche s.p.a., Perrone 25, I-16152 Genova (Italy); Branca, V. [Ansaldo Ricerche s.p.a., Perrone 25, I-16152 Genova (Italy); Marco, M. Di [FN s.p.a., ss 35 bis dei Giovi km 15, I-15062 Bosco Marengo (Albania) (Italy); Federici, A. [Ansaldo Ricerche s.p.a., Perrone 25, I-16152 Genova (Italy); Grattarola, M. [Ansaldo Ricerche s.p.a., Perrone 25, I-16152 Genova (Italy)]. E-mail:; Gualco, G. [Ansaldo Ricerche s.p.a., Perrone 25, I-16152 Genova (Italy); Guarnone, P. [Ansaldo Ricerche s.p.a., Perrone 25, I-16152 Genova (Italy); Luconi, U. [Ansaldo Ricerche s.p.a., Perrone 25, I-16152 Genova (Italy); Merola, M. [EFDA, Boltzmanstr. 2, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Ozzano, C. [Ansaldo Ricerche s.p.a., Perrone 25, I-16152 Genova (Italy); Pasquale, G. [FN s.p.a., ss 35 bis dei Giovi km 15, I-15062 Bosco Marengo (AL) (Italy); Poggi, P. [Ansaldo Ricerche s.p.a., Perrone 25, I-16152 Genova (Italy); Rizzo, S. [Ansaldo Ricerche s.p.a., Perrone 25, I-16152 Genova (Italy); Varone, F. [Ansaldo Ricerche s.p.a., Perrone 25, I-16152 Genova (Italy)


    A fabrication route based on brazing technology has been developed for the realization of the high heat flux components for the ITER vertical target and Dome-Liner. The divertor vertical target is armoured with carbon fiber reinforced carbon and tungsten in the lower straight part and in the upper curved part, respectively. The armour material is joined to heat sinks made of precipitation hardened copper-chromium-zirconium alloy. The plasma facing units of the dome component are based on a tungsten flat tile design with hypervapotron cooling. An innovative brazing technique based on the addition of carbon fibers to the active brazing alloy, developed by Ansaldo Ricerche for applications in the field of the energy production, has been used for the carbon fiber composite to copper joint to reduce residual stresses. The tungsten-copper joint has been realized by direct casting. A proper brazing thermal cycle has been studied to guarantee the required mechanical properties of the precipitation hardened alloy after brazing. The fabrication route of plasma facing components for the ITER vertical target and dome based on the brazing technology has been proved by means of thermal fatigue tests performed on mock-ups in reactor relevant conditions.

  14. Chemical elements diffusion in the stainless steel components brazed with Cu-Ag alloy

    Voiculescu, I.; Geanta, V.; Vasile, I. M.; Binchiciu, E. F.; Winestoock, R.


    The paper presents the study of diffusion of chemical elements through a brazing joint, between two thin components (0.5mm) made of stainless steel 304. An experimental brazing filler material has been used for brazing stainless steel component and then the diffusion phenomenon has been studied, in terms of chemical element displacement from the brazed separation interface. The filler material is in the form of a metal rod coated with ceramic slurry mixture of minerals, containing precursors and metallic powders, which can contribute to the formation of deposit brazed. In determining the distance of diffusion of chemical elements, on both sides of the fusion line, were performed measurements of the chemical composition using electron microscopy SEM and EDX spectrometry. Metallographic analysis of cross sections was performed with the aim of highlight the microstructural characteristics of brazed joints, for estimate the wetting capacity, adherence of filler metal and highlight any imperfections. Analyzes performed showed the penetration of alloying elements from the solder (Ag, Cu, Zn and Sn) towards the base material (stainless steel), over distances up to 60 microns.

  15. Laser brazing of inconel 718 alloy with a silver based filler metal

    Khorram, A.; Ghoreishi, M.; Torkamany, M. J.; Bali, M. M.


    In the presented study laser brazing of an inconel 718 alloy with silver based filler metal using 400 W pulsed Nd:YAG laser is investigated. Laser brazing was performed with varying laser frequency, pulse width, process speed and gap distance. The effect of preheating on wetting and spreading also was studied. Brazing geometrical images were observed using an optical microscope. The composition analysis and microstructure of the filler metal and brazed joints were examined using X-ray diffraction analyzer (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS). Micro-hardness and tensile test were performed for investigation of mechanical properties. The experimental observations show that filler metal consist of α-Ag solid solution, ά-Cu solid solution surround by the α-Ag solid solution and eutectic structure. Phases of the brazed joint are similar to the filler metal. The results indicate that the filler metal has adequate wetting and spreading on inconel 718 and the wetting angle depends on the heat input significantly. Interdiffusion occurs in laser brazing and the average thickness of reaction layer is approximately 2.5 μm. Whenever the gap is big, it is needed to use longer pulse width in order to have a better melting flow. Preheating has significant influence on wetting and spreading of the filler metal.

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

    Zaharinie, Tuan [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 50603 Malaysia (Malaysia); Huda, Zainul, E-mail: [Department of Engineering, Nilai University, Nilai, 71800 Malaysia (Malaysia); Izuan, Mohd Faaliq; Hamdi, Mohammed [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 50603 Malaysia (Malaysia)


    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 R{sub a} 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 (R{sub a} value) for the base material.

  17. Infrared Brazing of Ti50Ni50 Shape Memory Alloy and Inconel 600 Alloy with Two Ag-Cu-Ti Active Braze Alloys

    Shiue, Ren-Kae; Wu, Shyi-Kaan; Yang, Sheng-Hao


    Infrared brazing of Ti50Ni50 SMA and Inconel 600 alloy using Cusil-ABA and Ticusil filler metals has been investigated. The joints were dominated by Ag-Cu eutectic with proeutectic Cu in the Cusil-ABA brazed joint and with proeutectic Ag in the Ticusil one. A continuous curved belt composed of a Ni3Ti layer and a (Cu x Ni1- x )2Ti layer formed in the brazed Ti50Ni50/Ticusil/Inconel 600 joint. On the Ti50Ni50 SMA side, an intermetallic layer of (Cu x Ni1- x )2Ti formed in all joints, with x values around 0.81 and 0.47. Layers of (Cu x Ni1- x )2Ti, Ni3Ti, and mixed Ni3Ti and Ni2Cr intermetallics were observed next to the Inconel 600 substrate in the brazed Ti50Ni50/Cusil-ABA/Inconel 600 joint. The maximum shear strengths of the joints using the Cusil-ABA filler metal and the Ticusil filler metal were 324 and 300 MPa, respectively. In the Cusil-ABA brazed joint, cracks with cleavage-dominated fracture propagated along the (Cu x Ni1- x )2Ti interfacial layer next to the Ti50Ni50 SMA substrate. In the Ticusil brazed joint, ductile dimple fracture occurred in the Ag-rich matrix near the Inconel 600 alloy substrate. The absence of a detrimental Ti-Fe-(Cu) layer on the Inconel 600 substrate side can effectively improve the shear strength of the joint.

  18. Effects of brazing temperature on microstructure and mechanical performance of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/AgCuTi/Fe–Ni–Co brazed joints

    Cao, Yongtong; Yan, Jiazhen, E-mail:; Li, Ning; Zheng, Yi; Xin, Chenglai


    Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/Fe–Ni–Co joints are achieved using Ag–Cu–8Ti filler alloy, and the dependence of the joint microstructure and mechanical performance on the brazing temperature has been studied by means of SEM, EDS, XRD and tensile test. The results show that the brazing seam is composed of TiO, Ti{sub 3}Al, Ag (s, s), Cu (s, s), (Cu, Ni) and Ni{sub 4}Ti{sub 3} phases. A layer of Ti{sub 3}Al and TiO products is observed at the Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/AgCuTi interface and the fracture testing indicates that the thickness of the reaction layer plays a critical role in the joint strength. The joint strength firstly increases and then declines with the thickness of the (Ti{sub 3}Al + TiO) layer increasing, and the formation of the cracks is ascribed to the existence of Ti{sub 3}Al phase. The thermokinetic analysis for the interfacial reaction between Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and AgCuTi show that the Gibbs free energy equals −88.939 kJ/mol for forming Ti{sub 3}Al and TiO phases, and the growth rate of the reaction layer mainly depends on the diffusion rate of Ti across the formed reaction layer. Meanwhile, the quantitative relationship among brazing temperature, holding time and reaction layer thickness has been established. - Graphical abstract: The theoretical curve of brazing time and thickness is close proximity to the measured values, which means the extracted mathematical relationship (X = 2.2616 × 10{sup −1} exp (−143.85 × 10{sup 3}/8.314 T) × t{sup 0.5}) relatively closed to the actual situation. The growth rate of reaction layer declines with the increase of brazing time, and this phenomenon indicates that the diffusion rate of Ti atoms across the reaction layer is less than the rate of the chemical reaction during brazing, that is, the growth rate of reaction layer mainly depends on the diffusion rate of Ti atoms across the formed reaction layer. - Highlights: • The dependence of seam microstructure on brazing temperature is discussed. • Thermokinetic

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

    Paiva, O.C. [Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP), Rua Dr. Antonio Bernardino de Almeida 431, 4200-072 Porto (Portugal)], E-mail:; 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)


    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

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

    J. Nowacki


    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

  1. Combustion Characteristics of Hydrocarbon Droplets Induced by Photoignition of Aluminum Nanoparticles (Conference Paper with Briefing Charts)


    Hydrocarbon Droplets Induced by Photoignition of Aluminum Nanoparticles (Conference Paper with Briefing Charts) John Bennewitz, Alireza Badakhshan, and...droplets has been achieved through photoignition (PI) utilizing sub milligram of aluminum nanoparticles (Al NPs). For diesel fuel, a reliable ignition...Droplets Induced by Photoignition of Aluminum Nanoparticles Alireza Badakhshan1,*, John W. Bennewitz2, Douglas G. Talley3 1Engineering Research

  2. Aluminum extraction from aluminum industrial wastes

    Amer, A. M.


    Aluminum dross tailings, an industrial waste from the Egyptian Aluminum Company (Egyptalum), was used to produce two types of alums: aluminum sulfate alum (Al2(SO4)3·12H2O) and ammonium aluminum alum {(NH4)2SO4AL2 (SO4)3·24H2O}. This was carried out in two processes. The first involves leaching the impurities using diluted H2SO4 with different solid/liquid ratios at different temperatures to dissolve the impurities present in the starting material in the form of aluminum sulfates. The second process is the extraction of aluminum (as aluminum sulfate) from the purified aluminum dross tailings thus produced. This was carried out in an autoclave. The effects of temperature, time of reaction, and acid concentration on pressure leaching and extraction processes were studied in order to specify the optimum conditions to be applied in the bench scale production as well as the kinetics of leaching process.




    Full Text Available In municipal solid waste, aluminum is the main nonferrous metal, approximately 80- 85% of the total nonferrous metals. The income per ton gained from aluminum recuperation is 20 times higher than from glass, steel boxes or paper recuperation. The object of this paper is the design of a 300 kN press for aluminum box bundling.

  4. The Integration of Vacuum Brazing into Heat Treatment - A Progressive Combined Process

    Ingo Reinkensmeier; Henkjan Buursen


    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.

  5. An influence of a Glass Braze Composition on the Properties of Li-Ti Ferrite Joints

    Lin, Panpan; Lin, Tiesong; He, Peng; Sekulic, Dusan P.; Zhao, Mengyuan; Wang, Shulei


    The influence of the chemical composition of Bi2O3-B2O3-SiO2-ZnO glass brazes on (i) the microstructure, (ii) the mechanical and (iii) the dielectric properties of Li-Ti ferrite joints was systematically investigated. The Bi5(Ti3Fe)O15 whisker and a white block phase consisting of Bi12SiO2 and Bi24B2O39 were observed in the joints of Li-Ti ferrite/Bi25-Ba and Li-Ti ferrite/glass brazes, respectively, containing a higher content of Bi2O3. No crystalline phase was detected in the Li-Ti ferrite/Bi25 and Li-Ti ferrite/Bi20 joints. The joint strength reached the maximum of 48 MPa in the Li-Ti ferrite/Bi25-Ba couples. It is assumed that this is mainly due to the strengthening effect of Bi5(Ti3Fe)O15 whiskers. The bonding temperature (700°C) had little effect on the dielectric properties of Li-Ti ferrite. Moreover, compared to the Bi25-Ba glass brazes, the Bi25 and Bi20 glass brazes had a less pronounced influence on the dielectric properties of joints. Different glass brazes can be tailored to different requirements depending on specific application and joint property requirements.

  6. Microstructure and Interfacial Reactions During Active Metal Brazing of Stainless Steel to Titanium

    Laik, A.; Shirzadi, A. A.; Tewari, R.; Kumar, Anish; Jayakumar, T.; Dey, G. K.


    Microstructural evolution and interfacial reactions during active metal vacuum brazing of Ti (grade-2) and stainless steel (SS 304L) using a Ag-based alloy containing Cu, Ti, and Al was investigated. A Ni-depleted solid solution layer and a discontinuous layer of (Ni,Fe)2TiAl intermetallic compound formed on the SS surface and adjacent to the SS-braze alloy interface, respectively. Three parallel contiguous layers of intermetallic compounds, CuTi, AgTi, and (Ag,Cu)Ti2, formed at the Ti-braze alloy interface. The diffusion path for the reaction at this interface was established. Transmission electron microscopy revealed formation of nanocrystals of Ag-Cu alloy of size ranging between 20 and 30 nm in the unreacted braze alloy layer. The interdiffusion zone of β-Ti(Ag,Cu) solid solution, formed on the Ti side of the joint, showed eutectoid decomposition to lamellar colonies of α-Ti and internally twinned (Cu,Ag)Ti2 intermetallic phase, with an orientation relationship between the two. Bend tests indicated that the failure in the joints occurred by formation and propagation of the crack mostly along the Ti-braze alloy interface, through the (Ag,Cu)Ti2 phase layer.

  7. Flux-free brazing of Mg-containing aluminium alloys by means of cold spraying

    Kirsten BOBZIN; Lidong ZHAO; Felix ERNST; Katharina RICHARDT


    In the present study, AlSi12 and AlSi10Cu4 were deposited onto Mg-containing aluminium alloys 6063 and 5754 by cold spraying. The influences of the two brazing alloys and spray parameters on coating formation were investigated. The microstructure of the coatings was characterized. Some coated samples were heat-treated at 590℃ and 560℃ in air to investigate the effect of the rupture of oxide scales on the diffusion of elements during heat-treatment. Some coated samples were brazed under argon atmosphere without any fluxes. The results show that AlSi12 had much better deposition behaviour than AlSi10Cu4. Due to the rupture of oxide scales, Cu and Si diffused into the substrate and a metal-lurgical bond formed between the brazing alloys and the substrates during heat-treatment. The coated samples could be brazed without any fluxes. Because the oxide scales prevented the formation of a metallurgical bond locally, the brazed samples had relatively low shear strengths of up to 43 MPa.

  8. 75 FR 52037 - Welding, Cutting and Brazing Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB...


    ... 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 CFR part 1910, subpart Q). The information collected is used by employers and workers whenever...

  9. Effect of Reaction Layers on the Residual Stress of the Brazed TiC Cermets/Steel Joints

    Lixia Zhang; Jicai Feng


    For the first time, considering the effect of reaction layers, numerical simulation calculation of residual stress on brazed TiC cermets/steel joint was studied by finite element method (FEM). The calculation results show that, when the joint is brazed at 1123 K for 300 s (low brazing parameters), the maximum shear stress value occurs on (Cu, Ni) layer near TiC cermets, which is 92.16 MPa as the temperature is 300 K. When the joint is brazed at 1273 K for 900 s (high brazing parameters), the maximum shear stress value occurs on (Cu,Ni)+(Fe, Ni) layer, which is 39.18 MPa as the temperature is 300 K. The fracture sites of the joints obtained from numerical simulation calculation accord with experimental results.

  10. Dissimilar laser brazing of h-BN and WC-Co alloy in Ar atmosphere without evacuation process

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


    Laser brazing with Ti as an active element in Ag-Cu alloy braze metal has been successfully applied to dissimilar joining of h-BN and WC-Co alloy in Ar (99.999% purity) gas flow atmosphere without any evacuation process. Good wettability of the braze metal with h-BN and WC-Co alloy were confirmed by the observation and structural analysis of the interface by electron probe micro-analysis and scanning acoustic microscopy. The oxidation of titanium was not observed and this showed that the laser brazing with titanium as an active element in braze metal could be performed even in an Ar gas flow atmosphere without an evacuation process using a high-vacuum furnace.

  11. Corrosion Behavior of MIG Brazed and MIG Welded Joints of Automotive DP600-GI Steel Sheet

    Basak, Sushovan; Das, Hrishikesh; Pal, Tapan Kumar; Shome, Mahadev


    Galvanized dual-phase steel sheets are extensively used by the auto industry for their corrosion resistance property. Welding by the metal inert gas (MIG) process causes degradation of the steel in the vicinity of the joint due to excessive zinc evaporation. In order to minimize Zn loss, the MIG brazing process has been tried out in lap joint configuration over a heat input range of 136-204 J mm-1. The amount of zinc loss, intermetallic formation and corrosion properties in the joint area has been evaluated for both MIG brazing and MIG welding. Corrosion rate of 21 mm year-1 has been reduced to 2 mm year-1 by adopting MIGB in place MIGW. Impedance study has shown that the corrosion mechanism in base metal, MIG brazed and MIG welded joints is dominated by charge transfer, diffusion and mixed mode control processes, respectively.

  12. Aging Thermal Treatment in the Inconel 725 Brazed Incorporating Tungsten Nanoparticles

    H. M. Hdz-García


    Full Text Available Fractures in blade sections of Inconel 725 were impregnated with tungsten nanoparticles and jointed by the brazing process. In order to evaluate their effect over the microstructure, aging thermal treatments at 750°C for 2, 6, 10, and 14 h were done. BNi-9 was selected as brazing filler metal and was characterized by scanning electron microscopy and X-ray fluorescence. Before brazing, the fractures were impregnated with a mixture of tungsten NPs in ethanol. Measurements of Vickers microhardness showed an increase in the melting zone of samples with aging thermal treatment for 14 h, which is attributed to the precipitation of the γ′ phase with a typical size of ca. 100 nm. Likewise, the tungsten NPs modified the size and morphology of Cr-Ni eutectics into finer and uniformly distributed microstructures.

  13. Nano Brazing of Pt-Ag Nanoparticles under Femtosecond Laser Irradiation

    L Liu; H Huang; A Hu; G Zou; L Quintino; Y Zhou


    Nano brazing of Pt-Ag nanoparticles with nano Ag filler metal is reported in this letter, which presents an effective way to join nanoobjects by femtosecond laser irradiation. The nano brazed interface between Pt-Ag and Ag showed good lattice matching along (111)Ag//(111)Ag-Pt. Lattice mismatch can hardly be observed at the interface between the filler metal and Pt-Ag nanoparticle, which is important for the joint strength and normally does not occur during joining. The very low mismatch also suggested that melting and solidification occurred during nano brazing by femtosecond laser. The role of Brownian motion on the nano joining process is also discussed in this paper.

  14. Thermal Analysis of Brazing Seal and Sterilizing Technique to Break Contamination Chain for Mars Sample Return

    Bao, Xiaoqi; Badescu, Mircea; Bar-Cohen, Yoseph


    The potential to return Martian samples to Earth for extensive analysis is in great interest of the planetary science community. It is important to make sure the mission would securely contain any microbes that may possibly exist on Mars so that they would not be able to cause any adverse effects on Earth's environment. A brazing sealing and sterilizing technique has been proposed to break the Mars-to-Earth contamination chain. Thermal analysis of the brazing process was conducted for several conceptual designs that apply the technique. Control of the increase of the temperature of the Martian samples is a challenge. The temperature profiles of the Martian samples being sealed in the container were predicted by finite element thermal models. The results show that the sealing and sterilization process can be controlled such that the samples' temperature is maintained below the potentially required level, and that the brazing technique is a feasible approach to break the contamination chain.

  15. Interfacial structure and joint strengthening in arc brazed galvanized steels with copper based filler

    LI Rui-feng; YU Zhi-shui; QI Kai


    Galvanized steel sheets were joined by tungsten inert gas(TIG) and metal inert gas(MIG) brazing process using copper based filler. The results show that the joint zone hardness is higher than that of the base material or copper filler from the microhardness tests of TIG brazing specimens, and the fracture spot is at the base materials zone from the tensile tests of MIG brazing specimens. Examination using energy dispersive X-ray analysis reveals the presence of intermetallic compound Fe5Si3(Cu) in the joint. The dispersal of fine Fe5Si3(Cu) particles is the main strengthening factor for the joint. The Fe5Si3(Cu) particles are determined to arise from three sources, namely, spot micro-melt, whisker-like fragmentation and dissolve-separation actions.

  16. Basic principles of creating a new generation of high- temperature brazing filler alloys

    Kalin, B. A.; Suchkov, A. N.


    The development of new materials is based on the formation of a structural-phase state providing the desired properties by selecting the base and the complex of alloying elements. The development of amorphous filler alloys for a high-temperature brazing has its own features that are due to the limited life cycle and the production method of brazing filler alloys. The work presents a cycle of analytical and experimental materials science investigations including justification of the composition of a new amorphous filler alloy for brazing the products from zirconium alloys at the temperature of no more than 800 °C and at the unbrazing temperature of permanent joints of more than 1200 °C. The experimental alloys have been used for manufacture of amorphous ribbons by rapid quenching, of which the certification has been made by X-ray investigations and a differential-thermal analysis. These ribbons were used to obtain permanent joints from the spacer grid cells (made from the alloy Zr-1% Nb) of fuel assemblies of the thermal nuclear reactor VVER-440. The brazed samples in the form of a pair of cells have been exposed to corrosion tests in autoclaves in superheated water at a temperature of 350 °C, a pressure of 160 MPa and duration of up to 6,000 h. They have been also exposed to destructive tests using a tensile machine. The experimental results obtained have made it possible to propose and patent a brazing filler alloy of the following composition: Zr-5.5Fe-(2.5-3.5)Be-1Nb-(5-8)Cu-2Sn-0.4Cr-(0.5-1.0)Ge. Its melting point is 780 °C and the recommended brazing temperature is 800°C.




    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.

  18. Chemical thermodynamics as a predictive tool in the reactive metal brazing of ceramics

    Wang, G. [Edison Welding Inst., Columbus, OH (United States); Lannutti, J.J. [Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States)


    Thermodynamics have long been applied to the understanding of the reactive wetting phenomena in metal-ceramic joining. The authors postulate the existence of a ``solvent effect`` due to the interaction between the reactive element addition and the brazing alloy. This effect plays a significant role in reactive wetting. By taking this effect into account, more realistic reactivities of different reactive element additions into a given brazing base alloy are predicted. Irreversible thermodynamics are also used to characterize the driving forces for reactive metal-ceramic joining.

  19. Chemical thermodynamics as a predictive tool in the reactive metal brazing of ceramics

    Wang, G.; Lannutti, J. J.


    Thermodynamics have long been applied to our understanding of the reactive wetting phenomena in metal-ceramic joining. We postulate the existence of a “solvent effect” due to the interaction between the reactive element addition and the brazing alloy. This effect plays a significant role in reactive wetting. By taking this effect into account, more realistic reactivities of different reactive element additions into a given brazing base alloy are predicted. Irreversible thermodynamics are also used to characterize the driving forces for reactive metal-ceramic joining.

  20. Effect of stainless steel chemical composition on brazing ability of filler metal

    Miyazawa, Yasuyuki; Ohta, Kei; Nishiyama, Akira


    Many kinds of stainless steel have been used in the engineering field. So it is necessary to investigate the effect of SUS chemical compositions on the brazing ability of filler metal. In this study, SUS315J containing Cr, Ni, Si, Cu, and Mo was employed as a base metal. Excellent spreading ability of the molten nickel-based brazing filler on SUS315J was obtained as compared with that on SUS316. Copper and silicon influenced the significant spreading ability of the filler.

  1. Development of brazing process for W-EUROFER joints using Cu-based fillers

    de Prado, J.; Sánchez, M.; Ureña, A.


    A successful joint between W and EUROFER using high temperature brazing technique has been achieved for structural application in future fusion power plants. Cu-based powder alloy mixed with a polymeric binder has been used as filler. Microstructural analysis of the joints revealed that the joint consisted mainly of primary phases and acicular structures in a Cu matrix. Interaction between EUROFER and filler took place at the interface giving rise to several Cu-Ti-Fe rich layers. A loss of hardness at the EUROFER substrate close to the joint due to a diffusion phenomenon during brazing cycle was measured; however, the joints had an adequate shear strength value.

  2. A Through Process Model for Extruded AA3xxx Aluminum Alloys

    Poole, W. J.; Wells, M. A.; Parson, N. C.

    The application of extruded AA3xxx aluminum tubing in automotive heat exchanger systems is a growth area. This work involves the development of a series of linked mathematical models which describe microstructure evolution as a function of processing conditions including homogenization, hot extrusion and the final brazing heat treatment. It is necessary to link the processes and track microstructure through the processes in order to predict final microstructure and properties of the aluminum in heat exchanger applications. For example, the homogenization step is critical to control the morphology, shape and spatial distribution of second phase particles, i.e. dispersoids and constituent particles. The results of i) a chemistry dependent finite difference model for homogenization, ii)a finite element based hot extrusion model and iii) a model for cold work and annealing model will be described with emphasis on the successes of the model but the challenges for future work will also be addressed.

  3. Mechanical Property and Corrosion Resistance Evaluations of Ti-6Al-7Nb Alloy Brazed with Bulk Metallic Glasses

    Miura, E. [Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan; Kato, H. [Tohoku University, Japan; Ogata, Toshiaki [Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan; Nishiyama, Nobuyuki [Tohoku University, Japan; Specht, Eliot D [ORNL; Shiraishi, Takanobu [ORNL; Inoue, A. [Tohoku University, Japan; Hisatsune, K. [Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan


    Exploitation of metallic glass as new brazing filler for Ti-based biomedical alloy was attempted. Ti-6Al-7Nb was used as a brazed material, and candidates of bulk metallic glass brazing filler were Cu60Hf25Ti15, Mg65Cu25Gd10, Zr55Cu30Al10Ni5 and Pd40Cu30P20Ni10. Convergence infrared-ray brazing was conducted for brazing Ti-6Al-7Nb/metallic glass in Ar atmosphere. After brazing, hardness measurement, X-ray tomography, cross-sectional observation, artificial saliva immersion test and tensile test were performed to evaluate brazability, mechanical property and corrosion resistance of the obtained brazing joints. The results of brazing using these metallic glass fillers show that all the metallic glasses were brazable to Ti-6Al-7Nb except for Mg65Cu25Gd10. Mg65Cu25Gd10, Cu60Hf25Ti15 and their joints collapsed rapidly during immersion test. Zr55Cu30Al10Ni5 joint was the best in terms of degradation resistance; however, tensile strength was inferior to the conventional one. Pd40Cu30Ni10P20 filler and Zr55Cu30Al10Ni5 filler and their joints did not show any collapse or tarnish during the immersion test. Pd40Cu30Ni10P20 joint showed the excellent properties in terms of both corrosion resistance and tensile strength, which were superior to a joint brazed using Ti-15Cu-25Ni conventional filler. X-ray tomograph indicates that fracture tends to occur in the vicinity of the brazing interface after tensile test. The brazed metallic glass fillers were fully crystallized, excluding Pd40Cu30Ni10P20 filler. Pd40Cu30Ni10P20 brazed filler contained mapleleaf like primary dendrite, peritectoid and a few microns interfacial reaction layer in glassy matrix. The results indicated that Pd40Cu30Ni10P20 is promising brazing filler for dental or biomaterial devices.

  4. Aspects of aluminum toxicity

    Hewitt, C.D.; Savory, J.; Wills, M.R. (Univ. of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville (USA))


    Aluminum is the most abundant metal in the earth's crust. The widespread occurrence of aluminum, both in the environment and in foodstuffs, makes it virtually impossible for man to avoid exposure to this metal ion. Attention was first drawn to the potential role of aluminum as a toxic metal over 50 years ago, but was dismissed as a toxic agent as recently as 15 years ago. The accumulation of aluminum, in some patients with chronic renal failure, is associated with the development of toxic phenomena; dialysis encephalopathy, osteomalacic dialysis osteodystrophy, and an anemia. Aluminum accumulation also occurs in patients who are not on dialysis, predominantly infants and children with immature or impaired renal function. Aluminum has also been implicated as a toxic agent in the etiology of Alzheimer's disease, Guamiam amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and parkinsonism-dementia. 119 references.


    刘会杰; 顾世鹏; 李广


    Vacuum brazing technology of a type of ultrasonic cutting tool is introduced in this paper. The main contents are composed of brazing riller metal, brazing method and brazing procedure. The cutting tool is made of high - speed tool - steel blade and titanium ahoy tool carrier. The brazing filler metal is Ag - Cu eutectic alloy. The brazing parameters are vacuum 7.5 ×Pa,brazing temperature 830 ℃ ,temperature holding time 10 min。%介绍了超声切割刀具的真空钎焊技术,主要内容包括钎焊材料、钎焊方法和钎焊工艺。刀具由高速钢刀片和钛合金刀杆组成,所用钎料为Ag-Cu共晶钎料。钎焊工艺参数为:真空度7.5 xPa,钎焊温度830℃,保温时间10 min。

  6. 钛热交换器的真空钎焊%Vacuum Brazing of Titanium Heat Exchangers



    Vacuum brazing process of CP Ti-tanium TA2 heat exchangers was investigated. The effect of filler metals composition, use form, clearance, braz-ing temperature and hold time on braze joint forming and microstructure was studied. The test results showed that desirable isothermal-solidiifed braze microstructure can be produced more easily by use of Ti-Zr-Ni-Cu ifller metals than pure copper filler metal when vacuum brazing tita-nium. Whereas low price pure copper rolled foil as filler metal for brazing titanium can also result in tight and good look brazed joints, but at the cost of low plasticity of joints.%研究了不同的钎料成分和使用形式、钎焊间隙、钎焊温度和保温时间对TA2纯钛钎焊接头的成形和钎缝组织形态的影响。试验结果表明,与用纯Cu钎料相比,用Ti-Zr-Ni-Cu钎料可以更容易得到好的等温凝固钎缝组织。而用纯Cu钎料,则价格低,也可得到致密的成形漂亮的钎焊接头,但代价是接头的塑性较低。

  7. Aluminum powder metallurgy processing

    Flumerfelt, J.F.


    The objective of this dissertation is to explore the hypothesis that there is a strong linkage between gas atomization processing conditions, as-atomized aluminum powder characteristics, and the consolidation methodology required to make components from aluminum powder. The hypothesis was tested with pure aluminum powders produced by commercial air atomization, commercial inert gas atomization, and gas atomization reaction synthesis (GARS). A comparison of the GARS aluminum powders with the commercial aluminum powders showed the former to exhibit superior powder characteristics. The powders were compared in terms of size and shape, bulk chemistry, surface oxide chemistry and structure, and oxide film thickness. Minimum explosive concentration measurements assessed the dependence of explosibility hazard on surface area, oxide film thickness, and gas atomization processing conditions. The GARS aluminum powders were exposed to different relative humidity levels, demonstrating the effect of atmospheric conditions on post-atomization processing conditions. The GARS aluminum powders were exposed to different relative humidity levels, demonstrating the effect of atmospheric conditions on post-atomization oxidation of aluminum powder. An Al-Ti-Y GARS alloy exposed in ambient air at different temperatures revealed the effect of reactive alloy elements on post-atomization powder oxidation. The pure aluminum powders were consolidated by two different routes, a conventional consolidation process for fabricating aerospace components with aluminum powder and a proposed alternative. The consolidation procedures were compared by evaluating the consolidated microstructures and the corresponding mechanical properties. A low temperature solid state sintering experiment demonstrated that tap densified GARS aluminum powders can form sintering necks between contacting powder particles, unlike the total resistance to sintering of commercial air atomization aluminum powder.

  8. Effect of braze processing on the microstructure and mechanical properties of SCS-6/beta21S titanium matrix composites

    Hoffman, Eric K.; Bird, R. K.; Dicus, Dennis L.


    An investigation is conducted of the effects of braze processing on the microstructure and tensile properties of SiC fiber-reinforced Ti-15Mo-2.7Nb-3Al-0.25Si-matrix composite (TMC) laminates; the brazing alloy was the commercial Ti-15Cu-15Ni, in both its conventional and metglass forms. Tensile tests conducted at room temperature, 1200 F, and 1500 F showed that the braze processes (1) had little effect on tensile properties, and (2) appeared to degrade neither the reinforcing fibers not the fiber/matrix interfacial bondline.

  9. Plasma arc brazing - a low energy joining technology for steel sheets; Plasmalichtbogenloeten - eine energiearme Fuegetechnik fuer Feinblechwerkstoffe

    Bouaifi, B.; Draugelates, U.; Helmich, A.; Ouaissa, B. [TU Clausthal, Clausthal-Zellerfeld (Germany)


    Mild and high strength steel sheets are comparatively difficult to weld. The heat input in the case of conventional welding processes is too high, so that plasma brazing is an attractive alternative and complementary joining process. One characteristic of the process is the independent input of energy and filler material. In addition, the process is practically spatter-free. Plasma brazing reduces joint and panel distortion and is tolerant to surface contamination and metallic surface coatings. The brazed seams are aesthetic in appearance and clear good mechanical properties. (orig.)

  10. Microstructural Evolution of Brazed CP-Ti Using the Clad Ti-20Zr-20Cu-20Ni Foil

    Yeh, Tze-Yang; Shiue, Ren-Kae; Chang, Chenchung Steve


    Microstructural evolution of the clad Ti-20Zr-20Cu-20Ni foil brazed CP-Ti alloy has been investigated. For the specimen furnace brazed below 1143 K (870 °C), the joint is dominated by coarse eutectic and fine eutectoid structures. Increasing the brazing temperature above 1163 K (890 °C) results in disappearance of coarse eutectic structure, and the joint is mainly comprised of a fine eutectoid of (Ti,Zr)2Ni, Ti2Cu, Ti2Ni, and α-Ti.

  11. Effect of ultrasonic transmission rate on microstructure and properties of the ultrasonic-assisted brazing of Cu to alumina.

    Ji, Hongjun; Chen, Hao; Li, Mingyu


    Fluxless brazing of bare alumina with Cu was conducted with an ultrasonic-assisted brazing technique by a Zn-14wt.%Al filler. The shear strength of Cu/alumina joints (84MPa) exhibited 27% larger than the alumina/Cu joints (66MPa) due to different intermetallic phases and their morphologies formed in the seam under the same parameters, which are probably attributed to the transmission rate of ultrasonic energy varying with density of the ultrasonic horn-contacted materials. Overgrowth of stalactite-like CuZn5 contributes to better thermal dissipation of the ultrasonic-assisted brazed Cu/alumina joints.

  12. Experimental results for hydrocarbon refrigerant vaporization inside brazed plate heat exchangers at high pressure

    Desideri, Adriano; Ommen, Torben Schmidt; Wronski, Jorrit;


    In recent years the interest in small capacity organic Rankine cycle (ORC) power systems for harvesting low qualitywaste thermal energy from industrial processes has been steadily growing. Micro ORC systems are normally equippedwith brazed plate heat exchangers which allows for efficient heat tra...

  13. 49 CFR 178.50 - Specification 4B welded or brazed steel cylinders.


    ... and a service pressure of at least 150 but not over 500 psig. Cylinders closed in by spinning process..., and valve protection rings to the tops and bottoms of cylinders by welding or brazing is authorized... permanently in any of the following locations on the cylinder: (1) On shoulders and top heads when they are...

  14. Gaseous Shielding Gas Additives as Flux Substitute for TIG Arc Brazing

    Uwe Reisgen


    Full Text Available Abstract Brazing is one of the key technologies in the field of joining of metal components. To improve the wetting of brazing material and work-piece surface, it is often required to fall back on the use of flux. The application of these substances requires accuracy and is often connected with considerable expenditure and it is, just as the removal of flux residues, often an additional working step which has to be carried out manually. Within the framework of a DFG research project it has been investigated to which degree gaseous substances as addition to the shielding gas may replace conventional flux in TIG arc brazing. To this end, investigations have been carried out using different combinations of base and filler materials. Mainly monosilane as a gaseous flux substitute has been added in low concentrations to the shielding gas volume flow. The resulting brazed joints have been quantified with regard to their geometry, their fusion conditions and their chemical compositions. These qualities were then correlated and evaluated with the provided quantity of monosilane in order to identify dependencies.

  15. Active Brazing of C/C Composite to Copper by AgCuTi Filler Metal

    Zhang, Kexiang; Xia, Lihong; Zhang, Fuqin; He, Lianlong


    Brazing between the carbon-fiber-reinforced carbon composite (C/C composite) and copper has gained increasing interest because of its important application in thermal management systems in nuclear fusion reactors and in the aerospace industry. In order to examine the "interfacial shape effect" on the mechanical properties of the joint, straight and conical interfacial configurations were designed and machined on the surface of C/C composites before joining to copper using an Ag-68.8Cu-4.5Ti (wt pct) alloy. The microstructure and interfacial microchemistry of C/C composite/AgCuTi/Cu brazed joints were comprehensively investigated by using high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. The results indicate that the joint region of both straight and conical joints can be described as a bilayer. Reaction products of Cu3Ti3O and γ-TiO were formed near the copper side in a conical interface joint, while no reaction products were found in the straight case. The effect of Ag on the interfacial reaction was discussed, and the formation mechanism of the joints during brazing was proposed. On the basis of the detailed microstructure presented, the mechanical performance of the brazed joints was discussed in terms of reaction and morphology across the joint.

  16. Penetrating behavior of eutectic liquid during Al/Cu contact reactive brazing


    The behavior of eutectic liquid penetrating into the Al base during Al/Cu contact reactive brazing process was studied. Analysis results show that the eutectic liquid prefers to expand along the grain boundary in the depth direction. Meanwhile, dissolution of solid Al and Cu into the eutectic liquid promotes the eutectic reaction and the continuously formed eutectic liquid leads to the reactive penetrating.

  17. Active vacuum brazing of CNT films to metal substrates for superior electron field emission performance

    Longtin, Rémi; Sanchez-Valencia, Juan Ramon; Shorubalko, Ivan; Furrer, Roman; Hack, Erwin; Elsener, Hansrudolf; Gröning, Oliver; Greenwood, Paul; Rupesinghe, Nalin; Teo, Kenneth; Leinenbach, Christian; Gröning, Pierangelo


    The joining of macroscopic films of vertically aligned multiwalled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to titanium substrates is demonstrated by active vacuum brazing at 820 °C with a Ag-Cu-Ti alloy and at 880 °C with a Cu-Sn-Ti-Zr alloy. The brazing methodology was elaborated in order to enable the production of highly electrically and thermally conductive CNT/metal substrate contacts. The interfacial electrical resistances of the joints were measured to be as low as 0.35 Ω. The improved interfacial transport properties in the brazed films lead to superior electron field-emission properties when compared to the as-grown films. An emission current of 150 μA was drawn from the brazed nanotubes at an applied electric field of 0.6 V μm-1. The improvement in electron field-emission is mainly attributed to the reduction of the contact resistance between the nanotubes and the substrate. The joints have high re-melting temperatures up to the solidus temperatures of the alloys; far greater than what is achievable with standard solders, thus expanding the application potential of CNT films to high-current and high-power applications where substantial frictional or resistive heating is expected.

  18. MEMS reliability

    Hartzell, Allyson L; Shea, Herbert R


    This book focuses on the reliability and manufacturability of MEMS at a fundamental level. It demonstrates how to design MEMs for reliability and provides detailed information on the different types of failure modes and how to avoid them.

  19. Laser-MIG Arc Hybrid Brazing-Fusion Welding of Al Alloy to Galvanized Steel with Different Filler Metals

    Shujun WANG; Guoliang QIN; Yuhu SU


    Aluminum alloy plates were joined to galvanized steel sheets with lap joint by laser-MIG arc hybrid brazingfusion welding with AlSi5,AlSi12,AlMg5 filler wires,respectively.The influences of Si and Mg on the microstructure and mechanical properties of the brazed-fusion welded joint were studied.The increase of Si element in the fusion weld can make the grain refined,and increase the microhardness of the fusion weld.Therefore,the microhardness in fusion weld made from AlSi12 and AlSi5 filler wires can be up to 98.4 HV0.01and 96.8 HV0.01,which is higher than that from AlMg5 filler wire of 70.4 HV0.01.The highest tensile strength can reach 178.9 MPa made with AlMg5 filler wire.The tensile strength is 172.43 MPa made with AlSi5 filler wire.However,the lowest tensile strength is 144 MPa made with AlSi12 filler wire.The average thicknesses of the intermetallic compounds (IMCs) layer with AlSi5,AlSi12,AlMg5 filler wires are 1.49-2.64 μm.The lMCs layer made from AlSi5,AlSi12 filler wires are identified as FeAl2,Fe2Als,Fe4Al13 and Al0.5Fe3Si0.5,that from AlMg5 filler wire are identified as FeAl2,Fe2Al5 and Fe4Al13.

  20. Tensile strength and corrosion resistance of brazed and laser-welded cobalt-chromium alloy joints.

    Zupancic, Rok; Legat, Andraz; Funduk, Nenad


    The longevity of prosthodontic restorations is often limited due to the mechanical or corrosive failure occurring at the sites where segments of a metal framework are joined together. The purpose of this study was to determine which joining method offers the best properties to cobalt-chromium alloy frameworks. Brazed and 2 types of laser-welded joints were compared for their mechanical and corrosion characteristics. Sixty-eight cylindrical cobalt-chromium dental alloy specimens, 35 mm long and 2 mm in diameter, were cast. Sixteen specimens were selected for electrochemical measurements in an artificial saliva solution and divided into 4 groups (n=4). In the intact group, the specimens were left as cast. The specimens of the remaining 3 groups were sectioned at the center, perpendicular to the long-axis, and were subsequently rejoined by brazing (brazing group) or laser welding using an X- or I-shaped joint design (X laser and I laser groups, respectively). Another 16 specimens were selected for electrochemical measurements in a more acidic artificial saliva solution. These specimens were also divided into 4 groups (n=4) as described above. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and potentiodynamic polarization were used to assess corrosion potentials, breakdown potentials, corrosion current densities, total impedances at lowest frequency, and polarization charge-transfer resistances. The remaining 36 specimens were used for tensile testing. They were divided into 3 groups in which specimen pairs (n=6) were joined by brazing or laser welding to form 70-mm-long cylindrical rods. The tensile strength (MPa) was measured using a universal testing machine. Differences between groups were analyzed using 1-way analysis of variance (alpha=.05). The fracture surfaces and corrosion defects were examined with a scanning electron microscope. The average tensile strength of brazed joints was 792 MPa and was significantly greater (P<.05) than the tensile strength of both types of

  1. Is the Aluminum Hypothesis Dead?

    Lidsky, Theodore I.


    The Aluminum Hypothesis, the idea that aluminum exposure is involved in the etiology of Alzheimer disease, dates back to a 1965 demonstration that aluminum causes neurofibrillary tangles in the brains of rabbits. Initially the focus of intensive research, the Aluminum Hypothesis has gradually been abandoned by most researchers. Yet, despite this current indifference, the Aluminum Hypothesis continues to attract the attention of a small group of scientists and aluminum continues to be viewed w...

  2. High energy density aluminum battery

    Brown, Gilbert M.; Paranthaman, Mariappan Parans; Dai, Sheng; Dudney, Nancy J.; Manthiram, Arumugan; McIntyre, Timothy J.; Sun, Xiao-Guang; Liu, Hansan


    Compositions and methods of making are provided for a high energy density aluminum battery. The battery comprises an anode comprising aluminum metal. The battery further comprises a cathode comprising a material capable of intercalating aluminum or lithium ions during a discharge cycle and deintercalating the aluminum or lithium ions during a charge cycle. The battery further comprises an electrolyte capable of supporting reversible deposition and stripping of aluminum at the anode, and reversible intercalation and deintercalation of aluminum or lithium at the cathode.

  3. High energy density aluminum battery

    Brown, Gilbert M.; Paranthaman, Mariappan Parans; Dai, Sheng; Dudney, Nancy J.; Manthiram, Arumugan; McIntyre, Timothy J.; Sun, Xiao-Guang; Liu, Hansan


    Compositions and methods of making are provided for a high energy density aluminum battery. The battery comprises an anode comprising aluminum metal. The battery further comprises a cathode comprising a material capable of intercalating aluminum or lithium ions during a discharge cycle and deintercalating the aluminum or lithium ions during a charge cycle. The battery further comprises an electrolyte capable of supporting reversible deposition and stripping of aluminum at the anode, and reversible intercalation and deintercalation of aluminum or lithium at the cathode.

  4. Brazing of Be with CuCrZr-bronze using copper-based filler metal STEMET

    B.A. Kalin


    Optimization of the composition of the Cu–Ni–Sn–P system filler metals and comparative tests of filler metals of various compositions have been carried out in this paper to reduce the brazing temperature of beryllium with CuCrZr. Alloys of the following compositions Cu–6.4Ni–9.2Sn–6.3P (STEMET 1105 and Cu–9.1Ni–3.6Sn–8.0P (STEMET 1101 were made in the form of rapidly quenched ribbons with a thickness of 50µm and a width of 50mm. They were used to perform furnace brazing by Joule heating (with a rate of 15K/min of beryllium with CuCrZr (Be/CuCrZr at temperatures of 650, 700 and 750°C for 15min. Metallographic investigations of the zone of brazing and mechanical shear tests of joints before and after the heat treatment at 350°C for 30h have been conducted. It was found that the joints of Be/CuCrZr brazed at 650°C using STEMET 1105 (τs=230MPa and at 750°C using STEMET 1101 (τs=260MPa had the best shear strength properties. However, there is a significant decrease of the microhardness of CuCrZr from 1570 to 1140MPa at 750°C, which indicates a significant loss of its strength. The results obtained suggest that the brazing of beryllium with CuCrZr using STEMET 1105 at 650–700°C will not adversely affect the CuCrZr.

  5. Software reliability

    Bendell, A


    Software Reliability reviews some fundamental issues of software reliability as well as the techniques, models, and metrics used to predict the reliability of software. Topics covered include fault avoidance, fault removal, and fault tolerance, along with statistical methods for the objective assessment of predictive accuracy. Development cost models and life-cycle cost models are also discussed. This book is divided into eight sections and begins with a chapter on adaptive modeling used to predict software reliability, followed by a discussion on failure rate in software reliability growth mo

  6. Is the Aluminum Hypothesis dead?

    Lidsky, Theodore I


    The Aluminum Hypothesis, the idea that aluminum exposure is involved in the etiology of Alzheimer disease, dates back to a 1965 demonstration that aluminum causes neurofibrillary tangles in the brains of rabbits. Initially the focus of intensive research, the Aluminum Hypothesis has gradually been abandoned by most researchers. Yet, despite this current indifference, the Aluminum Hypothesis continues to attract the attention of a small group of scientists and aluminum continues to be viewed with concern by some of the public. This review article discusses reasons that mainstream science has largely abandoned the Aluminum Hypothesis and explores a possible reason for some in the general public continuing to view aluminum with mistrust.

  7. Anodizing Aluminum with Frills.

    Doeltz, Anne E.; And Others


    "Anodizing Aluminum" (previously reported in this journal) describes a vivid/relevant laboratory experience for general chemistry students explaining the anodizing of aluminum in sulfuric acid and constrasting it to electroplating. Additions to this procedure and the experiment in which they are used are discussed. Reactions involved are…

  8. Design of Fully Automatic Nitrogen Protection Brazing Furnace of Automotive Air Conditioning Radiator%汽车空调散热器全自动氮气保护钎焊炉的研制

    陈明非; 汪娜


    全自动氮气保护钎焊炉是汽车空调散热器铝材焊接的关键设备.钎焊的工艺是将装配好的汽车空调散热器的芯体送入钎焊炉,经喷淋焊剂、干燥炉烘干、加热炉进行焊接,然后通过水冷室、风冷室进行冷却完成散热器的钎焊.技术关键是加热炉钎焊温度和含氧量的控制.通常采用在钎焊过程中向炉内充氮气,使炉内含氧量控制在70ppm以下.加热炉的进出口设置前室和后室,内置不锈钢幕帘阻挡空气的混入.介绍该设备的结构、部件、主要技术参数以及调试办法等.%The NB type entire automatic nitrogen protection brazing furnace is the essential equipment in aluminum welding. The brazing process includes sending the core of the assembled automotive air conditioning radiator into the brazing furnace, through being sprayed the flux,dried in the drying oven and heating furnace to weld, and then the welding is completed after being cooled in the cooling room and air cooling room.The key technology is the control of the temperature and the oxygen content of furnace braz is commonly used to aerate nitrogen during the brazing process into the furnace,to guarantee oxygen content in the furnace is controlled below 70ppm.The import and export of the furnace is set with the front room and after room,with built—in stainless steel curtain to block the air.The structure of the equipment, components, main technical parameters as well as debugging approach is introduced.

  9. The aluminum smelting process.

    Kvande, Halvor


    This introduction to the industrial primary aluminum production process presents a short description of the electrolytic reduction technology, the history of aluminum, and the importance of this metal and its production process to modern society. Aluminum's special qualities have enabled advances in technologies coupled with energy and cost savings. Aircraft capabilities have been greatly enhanced, and increases in size and capacity are made possible by advances in aluminum technology. The metal's flexibility for shaping and extruding has led to architectural advances in energy-saving building construction. The high strength-to-weight ratio has meant a substantial reduction in energy consumption for trucks and other vehicles. The aluminum industry is therefore a pivotal one for ecological sustainability and strategic for technological development.

  10. Diffusion Brazing of Ti-6Al-4V and Stainless Steel 316L Using AgCuZn Filler Metal

    R. Soltani Tashi


    Full Text Available In the present study, vacuum brazing was applied to join Ti-6Al-4V and stainless steel using AgCuZn filler metal. The bonds were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction analysis. Mechanical strengths of the joints were evaluated by the shear test and microhardness. It has been shown that shear strength decreased with increasing the brazing temperature and time. The wettability of the filler alloy was increased by enhancing the wetting test temperature. By increasing the brazing temperature various intermetallic compounds were formed in the bond area. These intermetallic compounds were mainly a combination of CuTi and Fe-Cu-Ti. The shear test results verified the influence of the bonding temperature on the strength of the joints based on the formation of different intermetallics in the bond zone. The fracture analysis also revealed different fracture footpath and morphology for different brazing temperatures.

  11. Microstructure and Strength of Brazed Joints of Ti3Al Base Alloy with Cu-P Filler Metal

    Peng HE; Jicai FENG; Heng ZHOU


    Brazing of Ti3Al alloys with the filler metal Cu-P was carried out at 1173~1273 K for 60~1800 s. When products are brazed, the optimum brazing parameters are as follows: brazing temperature is 1215~1225 K; brazing time is 250~300 s. Four kinds of reaction products were observed during the brazing of Ti3Al alloys with the filler metal Cu-P, i.e., Ti3Al phase with a small quantity of Cu (Ti3Al(Cu)) formed close to the Ti3Al alloy; the TiCu intermetallic compounds layer and the Cu3P intermetallic compounds layer formed between Ti3Al(Cu) and the filler metal, and a Cu-base solid solution formed with the dispersed Cu3P in the middle of the joint. The interfacial structure of brazed Ti3Al alloys joints with the filler metal Cu-P is Ti3Al/Ti3Al(Cu)/TiCu/Cu3P/Cu solid solution (Cu3P)/Cu3P/TiCu/Ti3Al(Cu)/Ti3Al, and this structure will not change with brazing time once it forms. The thickness of TiCu+Cu3P intermetallic compounds increases with brazing time according to a parabolic law. The activation energy Q and the growth velocity K0 of reaction layer TiCu+Cu3P in the brazed joints of Ti3Al alloys with the filler metal Cu-P are 286 k J/mol and 0.0821 m2/s, respectively, and growth formula was y2=0.0821exp(-34421.59/T)t.Careful control of the growth for the reaction layer TiCu+Cu3P can influence the final joint strength. The formation of the intermetallic compounds TiCu+Cu3P results in embrittlement of the joint and poor joint properties. The Cu-P filler metal is not fit for obtaining a high-quality joint of Ti3Al brazed.

  12. Precipitate-Accommodated Plasma Nitriding for Aluminum Alloys

    Patama Visittipitukul; Tatsuhiko Aizawa; Hideyuki Kuwahara


    Reliable surface treatment has been explored to improve the strength and wear resistance of aluminum alloy parts in automotives. Long duration time as well as long pre-sputtering time are required for plasma nitriding of aluminum or its alloys only with the thickness of a few micrometers. New plasma inner nitriding is proposed to realize the fast-rate nitriding of aluminum alloys. Al-6Cu alloy is employed as a targeting material in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of this plasma nitriding. Mechanism of fast-rate nitriding process is discussed with consideration of the role of Al2Cu precipitates.

  13. The effect of a homogenizing optic on residual stresses and shear strength of laser brazed ceramic/steel-joints

    Südmeyer, I.; Rohde, M.; Besser, H.; Grein, M.; Liesching, B.; Schneider, J.


    Oxide and non oxide ceramics (Al2O3, SiC) were brazed to commercial steel with active filler alloys using a CO2-laser (l = 10.64 μm). Two different laser intensity profiles were used for heating up the compound: A laser output beam presenting a Gaussian profile and a homogenized, nearly top head profile were applied for joining the compounds in an Argon stream. The temperature distribution with and without the homogenizing optic was measured during the process and compared to the results of a finite element model simulating the brazing process with the different laser intensity profiles. Polished microsections were prepared for characterization of the different joints by scanning electron micrographs and EDXanalysis. In order to evaluate the effects of the different laser intensity profiles on the compound, the shear strengths of the braze-joints were determined. Additionally residual stresses which were caused by the gradient of thermal expansion between ceramic and metal were determined by finite element modeling. The microsections did not exhibit differences between the joints, which were brazed with different laser profiles. However the shear tests proved, that an explicit increase of compound strength up to 34 MPa of the ceramic/metal joints can be achieved with the top head profile, whereas the joints brazed with the Gaussian profile achieved only shear strength values of 24 MPa. Finally tribological pin-on-disc tests proved the capability of the laser brazed joints with regard to the application conditions.

  14. Effect of Processing Parameters on Thermal Cycling Behavior of Al2O3-Al2O3 Brazed Joints

    Dandapat, Nandadulal; Ghosh, Sumana; Guha, Bichitra Kumar; Datta, Someswar; Balla, Vamsi Krishna


    In the present study, alumina ceramics were active metal brazed at different temperatures ranging from 1163 K to 1183 K (890 °C to 910 °C) using TICUSIL (68.8Ag-26.7Cu-4.5Ti in wt pct) foil as filler alloy of different thicknesses. The brazed joints were subjected to thermal cycling for 100 cycles between 323 K and 873 K (50 °C and 600 °C). The microstructural and elemental composition analysis of the brazed joints were performed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) before and after thermal cycling. Helium (He) leak test and brazing strength measurement were also conducted after thermal cycling for 100 cycles. The joint could withstand up to 1 × 10-9 Torr pressure and brazing strength was higher than 20 MPa. The experimental results demonstrated that joints brazed at the higher temperature with thinner filler alloy produced strong Al2O3-Al2O3 joints.

  15. Clinical biochemistry of aluminum

    King, S.W.; Savory, J.; Wills, M.R.


    Aluminum toxicity has been implicated in the pathogenesis of a number of clinical disorders in patients with chronic renal failure on long-term intermittent hemodialysis treatment. The predominant disorders have been those involving either bone (osteomalacic dialysis osteodystrophy) or brain (dialysis encephalopathy). In nonuremic patients, an increased brain aluminum concentration has been implicated as a neurotoxic agent in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease and was associated with experimental neurofibrillary degeneration in animals. The brain aluminum concentrations of patients dying with the syndrome of dialysis encephalopathy (dialysis dementia) are significantly higher than in dialyzed patients without the syndrome and in nondialyzed patients. Two potential sources for the increased tissue content of aluminum in patients on hemodialysis have been proposed: (1) intestinal absorption from aluminum containing phosphate-binding gels, and (2) transfer across the dialysis membrane from aluminum in the water used to prepare the dialysate. These findings, coupled with our everyday exposure to the ubiquitous occurrence of aluminum in nature, have created concerns over the potential toxicity of this metal.

  16. Development of Ag-Cu-Zn-Sn brazing filler metals with a 1 0 weight-% reduction of silver and same liquidus temperature

    Daniel Schnee; Gunther Wiehl; Sebastian Starck; Chen Kevin


    With BrazeTec BlueBraze the manufacturers in HVACR industry have an alternative filler metal with 10 weight-%less silver but same brazing temperatures.The performance of these new alloys has been evaluated in several tests.The evaluation included wetting investigations,metallographic examinations,joint strength at different temperatures and pulsation and corrosion resistance.The results ofthese tests will be presented in this paper.

  17. Advances in aluminum pretreatment

    Sudour, Michel; Maintier, Philippe [PPG Industries France, 3 Z.A.E. Les Dix Muids, B.P. 89, F-59583 Marly (France); Simpson, Mark [PPG Industries Inc., 1200 Piedmont Troy, Michigan 48083 (United States); Quaglia, Paolo [PPG Industries Italia, Via Garavelli 21, I-15028 Quattordio (Italy)


    As automotive manufacturers continue to look for ways to reduce vehicle weight, aluminum is finding more utility as a body panel component. The substitution of cold-rolled steel and zinc-coated substrates with aluminum has led to new challenges in vehicle pretreatment. As a result, changes to traditional pretreatment chemistries and operating practices are necessary in order to produce an acceptable coating on aluminum body panels. These changes result in increased sludging and other undesirable characteristics. In addition to the chemistry changes, there are also process-related problems to consider. Many existing automotive pretreatment lines simply were not designed to handle aluminum and its increased demands on filtration and circulation equipment. To retrofit such a system is capital intensive and in addition to requiring a significant amount of downtime, may not be totally effective. Thus, the complexities of pre-treating aluminum body panels have actually had a negative effect on efforts to introduce more aluminum into new vehicle design programs. Recent research into ways of reducing the negative effects has led to a new understanding of the nature of zinc phosphate bath -aluminum interactions. Many of the issues associated with the pretreatment of aluminum have been identified and can be mitigated with only minor changes to the zinc phosphate bath chemistry. The use of low levels of soluble Fe ions, together with free fluoride, has been shown to dramatically improve the efficiency of a zinc phosphate system processing aluminum. Appearance of zinc phosphate coatings, coating weights and sludge are all benefited by this chemistry change. (authors)

  18. Single-step brazing process for mono-block joints and mechanical testing

    Casalegno, V.; Ferraris, M.; Salvo, M.; Rizzo, S. [Politecnico di Torino, Materials Science and Chemical Engineering Dept., Torino (Italy); Merola, M. [ITER International Team, llER Joint Work Site, Cadarache, 13 - St Paul Lez Durance (France)


    Full text of publication follows: Plasma facing components act as actively cooled thermal shields to sustain thermal and particle loads during normal and transient operations in ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor). The plasma-facing layer is referred to as 'armour', which is made of either carbon fibre reinforced carbon composite (CFC) or tungsten (W). CFC is the reference design solution for the lower part of the vertical target of the ITER divertor. The armour is joined onto an actively cooled substrate, the heat sink, made of precipitation hardened copper alloy CuCrZr through a thin pure copper interlayer to decrease, by plastic deformation, the joint interface stresses; in fact, the CFC to Cu joint is affected by the CTE mismatch between the ceramic and metallic material. A new method of joining CFC to copper and CFC/Cu to CuCrZr alloy was effectively developed for the flat-type configuration; the feasibility of this process also for mono-block geometry and the development of a procedure for testing mono-block-type mock-ups is described in this work. The mono-block configuration consists of copper alloy pipe shielded by CFC blocks. It is worth noting that in mono-block configuration, the large thermal expansion mismatch between CFC and copper alloy is more significant than for flat-tile configuration, due to curved interfaces. The joining technique foresees a single-step brazing process: the brazing of the three materials (CFC-Cu-CuCrZr) can be performed in a single heat treatment using the same Cu/Ge based braze. The composite surface was modified by solid state reaction with chromium with the purpose of increasing the wettability of CFC by the brazing alloy. The CFC substrate reacts with Cr which, forming a carbide layer, allows a large reduction of the contact angle; then, the brazing of CFC to pure copper and pure copper to CuCrZr by the same treatment is feasible. This process allows to obtain good joints using a non

  19. Infrared Brazing of Ti50Ni50 Shape Memory Alloy and 316L Stainless Steel with Two Sliver-Based Fillers

    Shiue, Ren-Kae; Chen, Chia-Pin; Wu, Shyi-Kaan


    Dissimilar infrared brazing Ti50Ni50 and AISI 316L stainless steel using two silver-based fillers, Cusil-ABA and Ticusil, was evaluated. The shear strength of the Ticusil brazed joint is higher than that of the Cusil-ABA brazed one due to the formation of better fillet. The maximum shear strength of 237 MPa is obtained for the Ticusil joint brazed at 1223 K (950 °C) for 60 seconds. The presence of interfacial Ti-Fe-(Cu) layer is detrimental to the shear strength of all joints.

  20. In Situ Synthesis of Al-Si-Cu Alloy During Brazing Process and Mechanical Property of Brazing Joint

    LONG Wei-min; LU Quan-bin; He, Peng; XUE Song-bai; Wu, Ming-Fang; Xue, Peng


    The Al-Si-Cu alloy system is considered to be a promising choice of filler metal for aluminium alloys brazing due to its high strength and low melting point. The greatest obstacle is its lack of plastic forming ability and being difficult to be processed by conventional methods. This disadvantage is ascribed to the considerable amount of brittle CuAl2 intermetallic compound which forms when alloy composition is around the ternary eutectic point. In order to overcome this deficiency, authors o...

  1. Advances in aluminum anodizing

    Dale, K. H.


    White anodize is applied to aluminum alloy surfaces by specific surface preparation, anodizing, pigmentation, and sealing techniques. The development techniques resulted in alloys, which are used in space vehicles, with good reflectance values and excellent corrosive resistance.


    Dalrymple, R.S.; Nelson, W.B.


    Treatment of aluminum-base metal surfaces in an autoclave with an aqueous chromic acid solution of 0.5 to 3% by weight and of pH below 2 for 20 to 50 hrs at 160 to 180 deg C produces an extremely corrosion-resistant aluminum oxidechromium film on the surface. A chromic acid concentration of 1 to 2% and a pH of about 1 are preferred. (D.C.W.)

  3. Joining of metal bars by a new process of transformation-diffusion brazing

    Zhang Guifeng; Zhang Jianxun; Pei Yi


    Within the bonded interface of metal bars joint produced by conventional solid state bonding process (such as flash welding, resistance butt welding, friction welding and so on ), the inclusions are often present, which degrade the ductility of joint. A new process of transformation-diffusion brazing is proposed, in which an amorphous foil containing melting point depressant is preplaced between the interfaces to be joined, and the assembly is repeatedly heated/cooled without holding time at peak temperature. A low carbon steel bars, BNi-2 amorphous foil and resistance butt welding machine were used. The results show that surface contamination can be disrupted by the dissolution of base metal into molten interlayer in comparison with conventional process, and the ductility of joint can be improved by increasing the times of temperature cycles on line. In addition, transformation-diffusion brazing can be done with relatively simple and inexpensive system in comparison with transient liquid phase bonding.

  4. Low activation brazing materials and techniques for SiC f/SiC composites

    Riccardi, B.; Nannetti, C. A.; Petrisor, T.; Sacchetti, M.


    A low activation brazing technique for silicon carbide fiber reinforced silicon carbide matrix composites (SiC f/SiC) is presented; this technique is based on the use of the 78Si-22Ti (wt%) eutectic alloy. The joints obtained take advantage of a melting point able to avoid composite fibre-interface degradation. All the joints showed absence of discontinuities and defects at the interface and a fine eutectic structure. Moreover, the joint layer appeared well adherent both to the matrix and the fibre interphase and the brazing alloy infiltration looked sufficiently controlled. The joints of SiC f/SiC composites showed 71±10 MPa almost pure shear strength at RT and up to 70 MPa at 600 °C.

  5. Brazing of Carbon Carbon Composites to Cu-clad Molybdenum for Thermal Management Applications

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


    Advanced carbon carbon composites were joined to copper-clad molybdenum (Cu/Mo) using four active metal brazes containing Ti (Cu ABA, Cusin-1 ABA, Ticuni, and Ticusil) for potential use in thermal management applications. The brazed joints were characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and Knoop microhardness measurements across the joint region. Metallurgically sound C-C/Cu/Mo joints, devoid of interfacial cracks formed in all cases. The joint interfaces were preferentially enriched in Ti, with Cu ABA joints exhibiting the largest interfacial Ti concentrations. The microhardness measurements revealed hardness gradients across the joint region, with a peak hardness of 300-350 KHN in Cusin-1 ABA and Ticusil joints and 200-250 KHN in Cu ABA and Ticuni joints, respectively.

  6. Behavior and influence of Pb and Bi in Ag-Cu-Zn brazing alloy


    The effects of trace content of Pb and Bi elements on the spreading property and the strength of brazed joints of Ag-Cu-Zn filler metal have been studied. The results show that Pb has little effect on both above properties, and Bi has remarkable influence on the spreading property but little effect on the strength of brazed joint. Pb and Bi dissolve into the Ag-Cu-Zn matrix and will melt and gather at lower temperature when that alloy is being heated. Therefore a liquid forms on the surface of the Ag-Cu-Zn alloy and overlays the melting alloy, then keeps the filler metal away from the materials being joined, and so decreases the spreading property.

  7. Reliability Engineering

    Lazzaroni, Massimo


    This book gives a practical guide for designers and users in Information and Communication Technology context. In particular, in the first Section, the definition of the fundamental terms according to the international standards are given. Then, some theoretical concepts and reliability models are presented in Chapters 2 and 3: the aim is to evaluate performance for components and systems and reliability growth. Chapter 4, by introducing the laboratory tests, puts in evidence the reliability concept from the experimental point of view. In ICT context, the failure rate for a given system can be

  8. Oil Circulation Effects on Evaporation Heat Transfer in Brazed Plate Heat Exchanger using R134A

    Jang, Jaekyoo; Chang, Youngsoo; Kang, Byungha


    Experimental study was performed for oil circulation effects on evaporation heat transfer in the brazed type plate heat exchangers using R134A. In this study, distribution device was installed to ensure uniform flow distribution in the refrigerant flow passage, which enhances heat transfer performance of plate type heat exchanger. Tests were conducted for three evaporation temperature; 33℃, 37℃, and 41℃ and several oil circulation conditions. The nominal conditions of refrigerant are as follo...

  9. Novel high chromium containing braze filler metals for heat exchanger applications

    Rangaswamy, S.; Fortuna, D. [Sulzer Metco, Troy (United States)


    A new family of boron-free, high chromium containing braze filler metal compositions were developed (Amdry 105, Amdry 108, Amdry 805). Filler metal properties including metallurgical phases, melting range, flow, corrosion resistance and high temperature oxidation resistance are reported. Additionally, the technical and economical advantages of using these new filler metals in fabricating flat plate type of heat exchangers and metallic catalytic converters is discussed. (orig.)

  10. Development and Evaluation of Wide Clearance Braze Joints in Gamma Prime Alloys.


    values for the density of mercury ( Hq ), the densities of the braze sinter metals as 100’ dense (theoretical) Th Th( 5s ), and the densities of the...of the ( mc) a 1roiVa cceortu t tie rrna fat iwwe test ino r~i O ’The fac-ts tl-at ’he daita are wirecl Scat t-eer lr__’ 1hit no es"t re’tu wi re

  11. Characteristics of dissimilar laser-brazed joints of isotropic graphite to WC-Co alloy

    Nagatsuka, Kimiaki, E-mail: [Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Joining and Welding Research Institute, 11-1, Mihogaoka, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan); Sechi, Yoshihisa, E-mail: [Kagoshima Prefectural Institute of Industrial Technology, 1445-1 Oda, Hayato-cho, Kirishima, Kagoshima 899-5105 (Japan); Miyamoto, Yoshinari, E-mail: [Toyo Tanso Co., Ltd., 5-7-12 Takeshima, Nishiyodgawa-ku, Osaka 555-0011 (Japan); Nakata, Kazuhiro, E-mail: [Joining and Welding Research Institute, Osaka University, 11-1, Mihogaoka, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan)


    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ti was required in the filler metal for brazing graphite to WC-Co alloy. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The shear strength of the joint increased with Ti content up to 1.7 mass%. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ti concentrated at the interface of graphite/filler metal. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer TiC was formed at the interface of graphite/filler metal. - Abstract: The effect of Ti serving as an activator in a eutectic Ag-Cu alloy filler metal in dissimilar laser-brazed joints of isotropic graphite and a WC-Co alloy on the joint strength and the interface structure of the joint is investigated in this study. To evaluate the joint characteristics, the Ti content in the filler metal was increased from 0 to 2.8 mass%. The laser brazing was carried out by irradiating a laser beam selectively on the WC-Co alloy plate in Ar atmosphere. The threshold content of Ti required to join isotropic graphite to WC-Co alloy was 0.4 mass%. The shear strength at the brazed joint increased rapidly with increasing Ti content up to 1.7 mass%, and a higher Ti content was found to be likely to saturate the shear strength to a constant value of about 14 MPa. The isotropic graphite blocks also fractured at this content. The concentration of Ti observed at the interface between isotropic graphite and the filler metal indicates the formation of an intermetallic layer of TiC.

  12. Note: Magnification of a polarization angle with a Littrow layout brazed grating.

    Sasao, H; Arakawa, H; Kubo, H; Kawano, Y; Itami, K


    A new method to magnify a small polarization angle with brazed gratings has been developed. In the method, difference in diffraction efficiency for S and P polarization components is used. The magnification dependence on the incident angle can be small by arranging the grating in Littrow layout. A magnification with a factor ~2.7 has been demonstrated for a 10.6 μm CO2 laser beam as expected from a calculation. The method is applicable in many polarimetry fields.

  13. Control of Interfacial Reactivity Between ZrB2 and Ni-Based Brazing Alloys

    Valenza, F.; Muolo, M. L.; Passerone, A.; Cacciamani, G.; Artini, C.


    Transition metals diborides (Ti,Zr,Hf)B2 play a key role in applications where stability at extremely high temperatures and damage tolerance are required; however, much research has still to be done to optimize the joining of these materials to themselves or to other high-temperature materials. In this study, the reactivity at the solid-liquid interface between ZrB2 ceramics and Ni-based brazing alloys has been addressed; it is shown how the reactivity and the dissolution of the solid phase can be controlled and even suppressed by adjusting the brazing alloy composition on the basis of thermodynamic calculations. Wetting experiments on ZrB2 ceramics by Ni, Ni-B 17 at.%, and Ni-B 50 at.% were performed at 1500 and 1200 °C by the sessile drop technique. The obtained interfaces were characterized by optical microscopy and SEM-EDS, and interpreted by means of the ad hoc-calculated B-Ni-Zr ternary diagram. A correlation among microstructures, substrate dissolution, shape of the drops, spreading kinetics, and the phase diagram was found. The effect on the interfacial reactivity of Si3Ni4 used as a sintering aid and issues related to Si diffusion into the brazing alloy are discussed as well.

  14. Investigation on laser brazing AA6056 Al alloy to XC18 low-carbon steel

    Jianjun Ding; Feiqun Li; Feng Qu; Patrice Peyre; Remy Fabbro


    @@ Based on the studies of influence of YAG laser heating conditions for Al alloy melt and steel on wettability,the mechanics of the laser overlap braze welding of 6056 Al and XC18 steel sheet has been investigated.Under the temperature range which is above the melting point of the Al alloy and below the melting point of the steel, two dissimilar metals can be joined by means of laser braze welding. There is no crack observed in the joining area, i.e. Al-Fe intermetallic phase (Fe3Al/FeAl/FeAl3/Fe2Al5) layer formed by solution and diffusion between liquid-solid interface. The temperature range can be defined as the process temperatures of laser braze welding of Al-Fe materials. Selecting a higher laser heating temperature can improve the wettability of Al melt to steel surface, but the intermetallic phase layer is also thicker. When the laser heating temperature is so high that the joining surface of steel is melted, there is a crack trend in the joining area.

  15. Production of robust contours with braze coatings for cylinder head gaskets; Erzeugung konturgenauer Auftragsschichten fuer Zylinderkopfdichtungen

    Cierocki, K.; Heilig, M. [Goetze Payen GmbH, Herford (Germany); Koch, J.; Koschlig, M. [Degussa AG, Hanau (Germany)


    Multilayer gaskets made of steel for cylinder heads are state of the art at the automotive industry. To simplify the construction by replacing one layer a precise braze coating of the gasket contour was developed (BrazeSkin-Process). The used filler metal consists of a Ni-based filler suspension, which is applied by a serigraphy process. Within this work the development up to now and the potential in the near future are described. (orig.) [Deutsch] In der Automobilindustrie werden auf heutigem Stand der Technik Mehr-Lagen-Dichtungen (MLS) als Zylinderkopf-Dichtung eingesetzt. Hierbei kommen den einzelnen Lagen unterschiedliche Funktionen zu. Die Aufgaben einer Vereinfachung des Aufbaus durch Einsparung einer Lage wurde durch die Erzeugung einer konturgenauen Beschichtung auf einer der Zwischenlagen um die Zylinderbohrung herum geloest. Zur Erzeugung dieser Beschichtung wurde eine Lotsuspension entwickelt, die einer Produktgruppe mit dem Begriff BrazeSkin zugerechnet wird. Diese Lotsuspension besteht aus einem gefuellten Ni-Basis-Lot, das mittels Siebdruck aufgetragen wird. Im Durchlaufofen werden die aufgedruckten Flaechen unter Schutzgas geloetet. Aufgrund der Fuellung mit einem hochschmelzenden Zusatz entsteht im Loetprozess eine Legierung, die gleichermassen die Grundzuege eines Verbundwerkstoffes und eines Reaktionslotes beinhaltet. Hierdurch wird auch die Forderung nach einer mass- und konturgenauen Schichtdicke erfuellt. Der Grad der Serienreife fuer die erste Anwendung wurde jetzt erreicht. Eine Beschreibung der Entwicklung sowie zukuenftige Entwicklungsmoeglichkeiten werden aufgezeigt. (orig.)

  16. Fabrication and Characterization of Brazed Joints for SiC-Metallic Systems Utilizing Refractory Metals

    Coddington, Bryan; Asthana, Rajiv; Halbig, Michael C.; Singh, M.


    Metal to ceramic joining plays a key role for the integration of ceramics into many nuclear, ground and aero based technologies. In order to facilitate these technologies, the active metal brazing of silicon carbide (CVD beta-SiC, 1.1 mm thick, and hot-pressed alpha-SiC, 3 mm thick) to the refractory metals molybdenum and tungsten using active braze alloys was studied. The joint microstructure, composition, and microhardness were evaluated by optical microscopy (OM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), and Knoop hardness testing. The braze alloys, Cusil-ABA, Ticusil and Copper-ABA, all formed sound joints with excellent wetting and chemical bonding with the SiC substrate. Despite the close thermal expansion match between the metal substrates and SiC, hairline cracks formed in alpha-SiC while beta-SiC showed no signs of residual stress cracking. The use of ductile interlayers to reduce the effect from residual stresses was investigated and joints formed with copper as an interlayer produced crack free systems utilizing both CVD and hot-pressed SiC.

  17. Novel Approach to Increase the Energy-related Process Efficiency and Performance of Laser Brazing

    Mittelstädt, C.; Seefeld, T.; Radel, T.; Vollertsen, F.

    Although laser brazing is well established, the energy-related efficiency of this joining method is quite low. That is because of low absorptivity of solid-state laser radiation, especially when copper base braze metals are used. Conventionally the laser beam is set close to the vertical axis and the filler wire is delivered under a flat angle. Therefore, the most of the utilized laser power is reflected and thus left unexploited. To address this situation an alternative processing concept for laser brazing, where the laser beam is leading the filler wire, has been investigated intending to make use of reflected shares of the laser radiation. Process monitoring shows, that the reflection of the laser beam can be used purposefully to preheat the substrate which is supporting the wetting and furthermore increasing the efficiency of the process. Experiments address a standard application from the automotive industry joining zinc coated steels using CuSi3Mn1 filler wire. Feasibility of the alternative processing concept is demonstrated, showing that higher processing speeds can be attained, reducing the required energy per unit length while maintaining joint properties.

  18. Vacuum brazing of metals (1961); Brassure sous vide des metaux (1961)

    Lapujoulade, J. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires


    We have studied brazing in vacuum aiming its application for the making of containers and apparatus meant for high vacuum (p < 10{sup -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) [French] Nous avons etudie la brasure sous vide en vue de son application a la construction d'enceintes et apparelilage destines a l'obtention des vides eleves (p < 10{sup -8} torr). Nous definissons d'abord la mouillabilite d'une brasure sur un metal et nous rappelons l'influence des differents parametres qui agissent sur cette mouillabilite (nature du solide, du liquide, etat geometrique et physico-chimique de la surface, reactions metallurgiques a l'interface, temperature, temps). Nous donnons ensuite les resultats des essais effectues dans le but de determiner les conditions de mouillabilite sous vide de certaines brassures sur des metaux utilisables dans les constructions mentionnees ci-dessus (acier inoxydable, bronze d'aluminium, titane, zirconium, kovar, nickel, cuivre). (auteur)

  19. Corrosion considerations in the brazing repair of cobalt-based partial dentures.

    Luthy, H; Marinello, C P; Reclaru, L; Scharer, P


    Cobalt-based alloys (Co-Cr-Mo) are usually used in dentistry as frameworks for removable partial dentures. In their basic form these structures function successfully. However, modifications or repairs of the frameworks may reduce their resistance to corrosion and, as a consequence, may provoke biologic reactions in the soft tissues. These reactions may be the result of different types of alloys that contact each other and, in the presence of saliva (based on potential differences), produce a galvanic cell. In this study, a clinical situation after repair of a removable partial denture was examined. The metallographic study of the prosthesis revealed a brazed zone where a gold braze was joining the Co-Cr-Mo framework with a Co-Cr-Ni type alloy (without Mo). The latter revealed signs of corrosion. Various electrochemical parameters (Ecorr, Ecouple, icorr, icouple) of these alloys were analyzed in the laboratory. The Co-Cr-Ni alloy had the lowest nobility and underwent galvanic corrosion in a galvanic couple with gold braze.

  20. Residual Stress in Brazing of Submicron Al2O3 to WC-Co

    Grunder, T.; Piquerez, A.; Bach, M.; Mille, P.


    This study evaluated the residual stresses induced by brazing and grinding submicron Al2O3, using different methods. Energy dispersive x-ray spectrometry analysis (EDX) of 72Ag-Cu filler and filler/WC-Co interface showed evidence of atomic diffusion and possible formation of titanium oxide layers between the joint and the bonding materials. An analytical model supported by the finite element method (FEM) based on strain determination due to the difference in variation of thermal expansion was used to assess the stress distribution at the coupling interface and in bulk materials. The model took into account the evolution of the Young's modulus and of the thermal expansion with temperature. The model could be used to follow strain and stress evolutions of the bonded materials during the cooling cycle. The maximum stress rose above -300 MPa at the center of the 100 × 100 × 3 mm ceramic plates. The residual stresses on the external surface of ceramic were investigated by x-ray diffraction (XRD) and indentation fracture method (IFM). After brazing and grinding the plate, the principal stresses were 128.1 and 94.9 MPa, and the shear stress was -20.1 MPa. Microscopic examination revealed grain pull-out promoted by the global residual stresses induced by the brazing and grinding processes. The surface stresses evaluated by the different methods were reasonably correlated.

  1. 混合集成电路中金铝键合可靠性的实验设计%DOE for Reliability of Gold-Aluminum Bonding in HIC



    针对混合集成电路中粗铝丝与厚膜金导体所形成的A姒u键合系统的可靠性,提出了样品在加速应力(150℃)条件下的实验方案,得出在125℃、150℃、175℃三种加速温度应力条件下样品电阻的变化率随高温储存时间线性增加,但当Al/Au系统的互连接触电阻变化率达到20%后,电阻的变化率即退化速率显著增加;在恒定温度应力下,Al/Au键合系统的退化主要表现为接触电阻增加,键合强度下降.%Based on the reliability of the Al/Au bonding system, it proposed a experiment scheme with the acceleration stress of 150℃. It shows that the rate of change increases with the increase of time variation under high temperature storage. When the rate of change of interconnection contact resistance in Al/Au system achieved 20%, the rate of change of the resistance increased obviously; Under the constant temperature stress, the contact resistance increased and the linkage intensity dropped.

  2. Vacuum Brazing TC4 Titanium Alloy to 304 Stainless Steel with Cu-Ti-Ni-Zr-V Amorphous Alloy Foil

    Dong, Honggang; Yang, Zhonglin; Wang, Zengrui; Deng, Dewei; Dong, Chuang


    Dissimilar metal vacuum brazing between TC4 titanium alloy and 304 stainless steel was conducted with newly designed Cu-Ti-Ni-Zr-V amorphous alloy foils as filler metals. Solid joints were obtained due to excellent compatibility between the filler metal and stainless steel substrate. Partial dissolution of stainless steel substrate occurred during brazing. The shear strength of the joint brazed with Cu43.75Ti37.5Ni6.25Zr6.25V6.25 foil was 105 MPa and that with Cu37.5Ti25Ni12.5Zr12.5V12.5 was 116 MPa. All the joints fractured through the gray layer in the brazed seam, revealing brittle fracture features. Cr4Ti, Cu0.8FeTi, Fe8TiZr3 and Al2NiTi3C compounds were found in the fractured joint brazed with Cu43.75Ti37.5Ni6.25Zr6.25V6.25 foil, and Fe2Ti, TiCu, Fe8TiZr3 and NiTi0.8Zr0.3 compounds were detected in the joint brazed with Cu37.5Ti25Ni12.5Zr12.5V12.5 foil. The existence of Cr-Ti, Fe-Ti, Cu-Fe-Ti, and Fe-Ti-V intermetallic compounds in the brazed seam caused fracture of the resultant joints.

  3. Aluminum, parathyroid hormone, and osteomalacia

    Burnatowska-Hledin, M.A.; Kaiser, L.; Mayor, G.H.


    Aluminum exposure in man is unavoidable. The occurrence of dialysis dementia, vitamin D-resistant osteomalacia, and hypochromic microcytic anemia in dialysis patients underscores the potential for aluminum toxicity. Although exposure via dialysate and hyperalimentation leads to significant tissue aluminum accumulation, the ubiquitous occurrence of aluminum and the severe pathology associated with large aluminum burdens suggest that smaller exposures via the gastrointestinal tract and lungs could represent an important, though largely unrecognized, public health problem. It is clear that some aluminum absorption occurs with the ingestion of small amounts of aluminum in the diet and medicines, and even greater aluminum absorption is seen in individuals consuming large amounts of aluminum present in antacids. Aluminum absorption is enhanced in the presence of elevated circulating parathyroid hormone. In addition, elevated PTH leads to the preferential deposition of aluminum in brain and bone. Consequently, PTH is likely to be involved in the pathogenesis of toxicities in those organs. PTH excess also seems to lead to the deposition of aluminum in the parathyroid gland. The in vitro demonstration that aluminum inhibits parathyroid hormone release is consistent with the findings of a euparathyroid state in dialysis patients with aluminum related vitamin D-resistant osteomalacia. Nevertheless, it seems likely that hyperparathyroidism is at least initially involved in the pathogenesis of aluminum neurotoxicity and osteomalacia; the increases in tissue aluminum stores are followed by suppression of parathyroid hormone release, which is required for the evolution of osteomalacia. Impaired renal function is not a prerequisite for increased tissue aluminum burdens, nor for aluminum-related organ toxicity. Consequently, it is likely that these diseases will be observed in populations other than those with chronic renal disease.

  4. Laser micro welding of copper and aluminum

    Mys, Ihor; Schmidt, Michael


    Aluminum combines comparably good thermal and electrical properties with a low price and a low material weight. These properties make aluminum a promising alternative to copper for a large number of electronic applications, especially when manufacturing high volume components. However, a main obstacle for a wide use of this material is the lack of a reliable joining process for the interconnection of copper and aluminum. The reasons for this are a large misalignment in the physical properties and even more a poor metallurgical affinity of both materials that cause high crack sensitivity and the formation of brittle intermetallic phases during fusion welding. This paper presents investigations on laser micro welding of copper and aluminum with the objective to eliminate brittle intermetallic phases in the welding structure. For these purposes a combination of spot welding, a proper beam offset and special filler material are applied. The effect of silver, nickel and tin filler materials in the form of thin foils and coatings in a thickness range 3-100 μm has been investigated. Use of silver and tin filler materials yields to a considerable improvement of the static and dynamic mechanical stability of welded joints. The analysis of the weld microstructure shows that an application even of small amounts of suitable filler materials helps to avoid critical, very brittle intermetallic phases on the interface between copper and solidified melt in the welded joints.

  5. Fabrication of aluminum foam from aluminum scrap Hamza

    O. A. Osman1 ,


    Full Text Available In this study the optimum parameters affecting the preparation of aluminum foam from recycled aluminum were studied, these parameters are: temperature, CaCO3 to aluminum scrap wt. ratio as foaming agent, Al2O3 to aluminum scrap wt. ratio as thickening agent, and stirring time. The results show that, the optimum parameters are the temperature ranged from 800 to 850oC, CaCO3 to aluminum scrap wt. ratio was 5%, Al2O3 to aluminum scrap wt. ratio was 3% and stirring time was 45 second with stirring speed 1200 rpm. The produced foam apparent densities ranged from 0.40-0.60 g/cm3. The microstructure of aluminum foam was examined by using SEM, EDX and XRD, the results show that, the aluminum pores were uniformly distributed along the all matrices and the cell walls covered by thin oxide film.

  6. Detached Melt Nucleation during Diffusion Brazing of a Technical Ni-based Superalloy: A Phase-Field Study

    Böttger, B.; Apel, M.; Laux, B.; Piegert, S.


    Advanced solidification processes like welding, soldering, and brazing are often characterized by their specific solidification conditions. But they also may include different types of melting processes which themselves are strongly influenced by the initial microstructures and compositions of the applied materials and therefore are decisive for the final quality and mechanical properties of the joint. Such melting processes are often not well- understood because - compared to other fields of solidification science - relatively little research has been done on melting by now. Also, regarding microstructure simulation, melting has been strongly neglected in the past, although this process is substantially different from solidification due to the reversed diffusivities of the involved phases. In this paper we present phase-field simulations showing melting, solidification and precipitation of intermetallic phases during diffusion brazing of directionally solidified and heat-treated high-alloyed Ni- based gas turbine blade material using different boron containing braze alloys. Contrary to the common belief, melting of the base material is not always planar and can be further accompanied by detached nucleation and growth of a second liquid phase inside the base material leading to polycrystalline morphologies of the joint after solidification. These findings are consistent with results from brazed laboratory samples, which were characterized by EDX and optical microscopy, and can be explained in terms of specific alloy thermodynamics and inter-diffusion kinetics. Consequences of the gained new understanding for brazing of high- alloyed materials are discussed.

  7. Synthesis and characterization of Ni-Mo filler brazing alloy for Mo-W joining for microwave tube technology

    Frank Ferrer Sene


    Full Text Available A brazing process based on Ni-Mo alloy was developed to join porous tungsten cathode bottom and dense molybdenum cathode body for microwave tubes manufacture. The Ni-Mo alloy was obtained by mixing and milling powders in the eutectic composition, and applied on the surface of the components. The brazing was made at 1400 °C by using induction heating in hydrogen for 5 minutes. Alumina surfaces were coated with the binder and analyzed by Energy Dispersive X-rays Fluorescence. The brazed samples were analyzed by Scanning Electron Microscopy coupled to Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy. Stress-strain tests were performed to determine the mechanical behavior of the joining. The quality of the brazing was evaluated by assuring the presence of a "meniscus" formed by the Ni-Mo alloy on the border of the tungsten and molybdenum joint, the absence of microstructural defects in the interface between the tungsten and molybdenum alloys, and the adhesion of the brazed components.

  8. Strength and interfacial microstructure of Si3N4 joint brazed with amorphous Ti-Zr-Ni-Cu filler metal

    ZOU Jiasheng; ZHOU Quan; Lü Sicong


    In this paper, the vacuum brazing of Si3N4 ceramic was carried oat with Ti40Zr25Ni15Cu20 amorphous filler metal. The interfacial microstructure was investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) etc. According to the analysis, the interface reaction layer was made up of TiN abut on the ceramic and the Ti-Si, Zr-Si compounds. The influence of brazing temperature and holding time on the joint strength was also studied. The results shows that the joint strength first increased and then decreased with the increasing of halding time and brazing temperature. The joint strength was significantly affected by the thickness of the reaction layer. Under the same experimental conditions, the joint brazed with amorphous filler metal exhibits much higher strength compared with the one brazed with crystalline filler metal with the same composition. To achieve higher joint strength at relatively low temperature, it is favorable to use the amorphous filler metal than the crystalline filler metal.

  9. Experiments and analysis of thin tungsten slice and W/Cu brazing for primary collimator scraper in CSNS/RCS

    Zou, YiQing; Kang, Ling; Yu, JieBing; Qu, HuaMin; He, ZheXi


    According to the requirements for the beam collimation system of the rapid cycling synchrotron (RCS) of China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS), the main structure of a scraper of primary collimator is made by W/Cu brazing, in which the thickness of tungsten slice is 0.17 mm. In order to get the best mechanical properties, the brazing temperature is suggested to be controlled under the recrystallization temperature of tungsten, while the recrystallization temperature is affected directly by the thickness of tungsten. Because of little research and application on the brazing of thin tungsten slice of 0.17 mm and copper, tensile tests are done to get the mechanical properties of tungsten slices which experience different brazing temperatures. In keeping the inner relationships between the mechanical properties and temperature, another experiment is done by using SEM to scan the microstructures including the size and distribution of crystals. Finally we determine the recrystallization temperature of tungsten slice of 0.17 mm, and get the best parameters of W/Cu brazing for scrapers of primary collimator in CSNS/RCS.

  10. Interface microstructure of the brazed zirconia and Ti-6Al-4V using Ti-based amorphous filler

    Liu Y.


    Full Text Available The polycrystalline ZrO2−3mol.%Y2O3 was brazed to Ti-6Al-4V using a Ti47Zr28Cu14Ni11 (at.% amorphous ribbon at 1123 K in a high vacuum. The microstructure of the interface and evolution mechanism of the joint was investigated. The experimental result showed that the typical interfacial microstructures of the joints consisted of ZrO2/TiO+TiO2+Cu2Ti4O+Ni2Ti4O/α-Ti+(Ti,Zr2(Cu,Ni eutectic/(Ti,Zr2(Cu,Ni/acicular Widmanstäten structure/Ti-6Al-4V alloy. The microstructure of the brazed joint was related to the solution and chemical reaction among atoms during brazing. According to the mechanical property tests the joint brazed at 1123 K for 30 min obtained the maximum shear strength 63 MPa. Both the white block intermetallic compound (Ti,Zr2(Cu,Ni and the coarse α-Ti+(Ti,Zr2(Cu,Ni eutectic structure should be avoided forming in the brazed joint.

  11. China’s Aluminum Resources


    <正> The aluminum industry makes one of the keyindustries in China’s industrial and agriculturalmodernization and features a high degree ofrelevance with all industries.Of all the 124existing industries in China,113 use aluminum,representing an industrial relevance rate of91%.The consumption of aluminum is also ofhigh relevance with China’s GDP.

  12. Electrically conductive anodized aluminum coatings

    Alwitt, Robert S. (Inventor); Liu, Yanming (Inventor)


    A process for producing anodized aluminum with enhanced electrical conductivity, comprising anodic oxidation of aluminum alloy substrate, electrolytic deposition of a small amount of metal into the pores of the anodized aluminum, and electrolytic anodic deposition of an electrically conductive oxide, including manganese dioxide, into the pores containing the metal deposit; and the product produced by the process.

  13. An Ag based brazing system with a tunable thermal expansion for the use as sealant for solid oxide cells

    Kiebach, Wolff-Ragnar; Engelbrecht, Kurt; Grahl-Madsen, Laila;


    An Ag-Al2TiO5 composite braze was developed and successfully tested as seal for solid oxide cells. The thermo-mechanical properties of the Ag-Al2TiO5 system and the chemical compatibility between this composite braze and relevant materials used in stacks were characterized and the leak rates...... as a function of the operation temperature were measured. The thermal expansion coefficient in the Ag-Al2TiO5 system can be tailored by varying the amount of the ceramic filler. The brazing process can be carried out in air, the joining partners showed a good chemical stability and sufficient low leak rates...

  14. Active Metal Brazing and Adhesive Bonding of Titanium to C/C Composites for Heat Rejection System

    Singh, M.; Shpargel, Tarah; Cerny, Jennifer


    Robust assembly and integration technologies are critically needed for the manufacturing of heat rejection system (HRS) components for current and future space exploration missions. Active metal brazing and adhesive bonding technologies are being assessed for the bonding of titanium to high conductivity Carbon-Carbon composite sub components in various shapes and sizes. Currently a number of different silver and copper based active metal brazes and adhesive compositions are being evaluated. The joint microstructures were examined using optical microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled with energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS). Several mechanical tests have been employed to ascertain the effectiveness of different brazing and adhesive approaches in tension and in shear that are both simple and representative of the actual system and relatively straightforward in analysis. The results of these mechanical tests along with the fractographic analysis will be discussed. In addition, advantages, technical issues and concerns in using different bonding approaches will also be presented.

  15. A study on reactive braze coating of (TiC + Cr3 C2 )/Fe composite coatings

    Pei Xinjun; Zhang Jiangang; Zhang Luming; Huang Jihua; Wei Shizhong


    A new hardfacing process, reactive braze coating process (RBCC) was studied, and ( TiC + Cr3 C2 ) /Fe composite coatings were prepared by RBCC using carbon, Cr3 C2, iron, ferrochromium and titanium powder as the raw materials in vacuum braze furnace. The results show that TiC is in-situ synthesized in the coatings. The methods of introducing Cr3 C2 have great effects on the distribution of TiC. Adding Cr3 C2 directly to the raw materials for coatings, fine TiC particles aggregate into discoids parallel to the coating surface, whereas, in-situ synthesizing Cr3 C2 in coatings, the aggregations of TiC are lumpish. During braze coating, Cr3 C2 particles directly added dissolve and precipitate to become needle-shaped. The coatings have an even and smooth surface and are combined with their mild steel substrates by a metallurgical bonding.

  16. Predicting the residual aluminum level in water treatment process

    J. Tomperi


    Full Text Available In water treatment processes, aluminum salts are widely used as coagulation chemical. High dose of aluminum has been proved to be at least a minor health risk and some evidence points out that aluminum could increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Thus it is important to minimize the amount of residual aluminum in drinking water and water used at food industry. In this study, the data of a water treatment plant (WTP was analyzed and the residual aluminum in drinking water was predicted using Multiple Linear Regression (MLR and Artificial Neural Network (ANN models. The purpose was to find out which variables affect the amount of residual aluminum and create simple and reliable prediction models which can be used in an early warning system (EWS. Accuracy of ANN and MLR models were compared. The new nonlinear scaling method based on generalized norms and skewness was used to scale all measurement variables to range [−2...+2] before data-analysis and modeling. The effect of data pre-processing was studied by comparing prediction results to ones achieved in an earlier study. Results showed that it is possible to predict the baseline level of residual aluminum in drinking water with a simple model. Variables that affected the most the amount of residual aluminum were among others: raw water temperature, raw water KMnO4 and PAC/KMnO4 (Poly-Aluminum Chloride/Potassium permanganate-ratio. The accuracies of MLR and ANN models were found to be almost the same. Study also showed that data pre-processing affects to the final prediction result.

  17. An Ag based brazing system with a tunable thermal expansion for the use as sealant for solid oxide cells

    Kiebach, Ragnar; Engelbrecht, Kurt; Grahl-Madsen, Laila; Sieborg, Bertil; Chen, Ming; Hjelm, Johan; Norrman, Kion; Chatzichristodoulou, Christodoulos; Hendriksen, Peter Vang


    An Ag-Al2TiO5 composite braze was developed and successfully tested as seal for solid oxide cells. The thermo-mechanical properties of the Ag-Al2TiO5 system and the chemical compatibility between this composite braze and relevant materials used in stacks were characterized and the leak rates as a function of the operation temperature were measured. The thermal expansion coefficient in the Ag-Al2TiO5 system can be tailored by varying the amount of the ceramic filler. The brazing process can be carried out in air, the joining partners showed a good chemical stability and sufficient low leak rates were demonstrated. Furthermore, the long-term stability of the Ag-Al2TiO5 composite braze was studied under relevant SOFC and SOEC conditions. The stability of brazed Crofer/Ag-Al2TiO5/NiO-YSZ assemblies in reducing atmosphere and in pure oxygen was investigated over 500 h at 850 °C. Additionally, a cell component test was performed to investigate the durability of the Ag-Al2TiO5 seal when exposed to dual atmosphere. The seals performed well over 900 h under electrolysis operation conditions (-0.5 A cm2, 850 °C), and no cell degradation related to the Ag-Al2TiO5 sealing was found, indicating that the developed braze system is applicable for the use in SOFC/SOEC stacks.

  18. Invisible Display in Aluminum

    Prichystal, Jan Phuklin; Hansen, Hans Nørgaard; Bladt, Henrik Henriksen


    for an integrated display in a metal surface is often ruled by design and functionality of a product. The integration of displays in metal surfaces requires metal removal in order to clear the area of the display to some extent. The idea behind an invisible display in Aluminum concerns the processing of a metal...

  19. Aluminum for Plasmonics


    in plasmon-enhanced light harvesting,14 photocatalysis ,511 surface- enhanced spectroscopies,1216 optics-based sensing,1722 nonlinear optics,2326...optical response of Al nanoparticles has appeared inconsistent relative to calculated spectra, even forwell-characterized geometries. Some studies have...model- ing their optical response. These results pro- vide a method for estimating the metallic purity of aluminum nanoparticles directly from their

  20. Effect of interlayer on the mechanical properties of YG8 hard carbide/40Cr steel brazed joints

    Wu Mingfang; Pu Juan; Chen Jian


    The effects of Cu foil and Ni foil on the mechanical properties of YG8 hard carbide/4OCr steel brazed joints were investigated. The results show that both Cu foil and Ni foil were beneficial to decrease the residual stress and enhance the joint strength. Moreover, Ni foil exhibited the better impact on enhancing the joint strength relative to Cu foil. When Cu foil was used as interlayer material, the key factor to restrain the joint strength was the massive and quick dissolution of Cu. Therefore, in order to prevent the excessive dissolution of Cu foil, the process parameter should be controlled strictly in the brazing process.

  1. Microelectronics Reliability


    convey any rights or permission to manufacture, use, or sell any patented invention that may relate to them. This report was cleared for public release...testing for reliability prediction of devices exhibiting multiple failure mechanisms. Also presented was an integrated accelerating and measuring ...13  Table 2  T, V, F and matrix versus  measured  FIT

  2. 铜触头的高频钎焊%High-frequency brazing a copper contact

    刘轶强; 张狄林


    叙述了焊接一种大面积铜触头由气体火焰钎焊改为高频钎焊的研究过程.通过更换钎料,设计合适的感应线圈,选用合适的焊接工艺参数,焊接出合格的产品.经肉眼观察、滚压实验、金相分析和扫描电镜的全面检测,触头的高频钎焊质量优良,符合设计要求.该研究对提高铜触头的焊接合格率,降低生产成本,节省焊接时间并大幅提高生产率,减轻劳动强度和改善劳动环境都有极大的价值.%This paper describes a large area of copper contact welding by the gas flame brazing replaced by high-frequency brazing process.By replacing the induction coil of solder,design appropriate, the appropriate choice of welding parameters, welding of qualified products. By the virual inspection ,rolling experiments, metallographic analysis and scanning electron microscope,a comprehensive inspection,the contact by high-frequency brazing has good quality and meets the design requirements. This study has great value for the company to improve the pass rate of welding of copper contacts,reduces production costs,saves the welding lime and dramatically increases productivity, reduces labor intensity and improves the working environment.

  3. Erosion of tungsten and its brazed joints with bronze irradiated by pulsed deuterium plasma flows

    Yakushin, V., E-mail:; Polsky, V.; Kalin, B.; Dzhumaev, P.; Polyansky, A.; Sevryukov, O.; Suchkov, A.; Fedotov, V.


    This work presents results on erosion of mono- and polycrystalline tungsten and its brazed joints with bronze substrates under irradiation by high-temperature pulsed (τ{sub p} ∼ 20 μs) deuterium plasma flows, with a power density q = 19–66 GW/m{sup 2} and pulses numbering from 2 to 10, simulating the expected plasma disruptions and ELMs in fusion reactors. The surface erosion and heat resistance of tungsten and brazed joints were investigated by scanning electron microscopy, and erosion coefficients were determined by target mass loss. It is found that for both types of tungsten the surface starts to significantly crack even under relatively weak irradiation regimes (q = 19 GW/m{sup 2}, N = 2), at which point surface melting is not observed. Local melting becomes visible with an increase of q up to 25 GW/m{sup 2}. In addition, there is formation of blisters with a typical size of 1–2 μm on the surface of monocrystalline samples and craters up to 2 μm in diameter on polycrystalline samples. In addition, craters ∼10–30 μm in diameter are formed on defects similar to those observed under unipolar arcs. At that point, the erosion coefficients change to within ranges of 0.2–0.7 × 10{sup −5} kg/J m{sup 2}. It is found that at q = 50 GW/m{sup 2}, the brazed joints of monocrystalline tungsten with bronze of Cu-0.6% Cr-0.08% Zr have the highest heat resistance.

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

    J. Matusiak


    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.

  5. Investigation of welding and brazing of molybdenum and TZM alloy tubes

    Lundblad, Wayne E.


    This effort involved investigating the welding and brazing techniques of molybdenum tubes to be used as cartridges in the crystal growth cartridge. Information is given in the form of charts and photomicrographs. It was found that the recrystallization temperature of molybdenum can be increased by alloying it with 0.5 percent titanium and 0.1 percent zirconium. Recrystallization temperatures for this alloy, known as TZM, become significant around 2500 F. A series of microhardness tests were run on samples of virgin and heat soaked TZM. The test results are given in tabular form. It was concluded that powder metallurgy TZM may be an acceptable cartridge material.

  6. Note: Magnification of a polarization angle with a Littrow layout brazed grating

    Sasao, H.; Arakawa, H.; Kubo, H.; Kawano, Y.; Itami, K.


    A new method to magnify a small polarization angle with brazed gratings has been developed. In the method, difference in diffraction efficiency for S and P polarization components is used. The magnification dependence on the incident angle can be small by arranging the grating in Littrow layout. A magnification with a factor ˜2.7 has been demonstrated for a 10.6 μm CO2 laser beam as expected from a calculation. The method is applicable in many polarimetry fields.

  7. Mechanical characteristics of laser braze-welded aluminium-copper connections

    Solchenbach, Tobias; Plapper, Peter


    The mechanical characteristics of dissimilar Al-Cu connections, joined by a novel, robust laser braze-welding process are reported. A fiber laser is used in combination with a 2D galvoscanner to provide spatial power modulation by superposed circular beam oscillation. With the help of statistical experimental design, a broad range of processing parameters has been investigated in order to understand their effects on the joint characteristics. A maximum shear strength of 121 MPa has been detected within the scope of the experiments.

  8. The present status of R and D for the muon target at J-PARC: The development of silver-brazing method for graphite

    Makimura, Shunsuke [Institute of Materials Structural Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken 305-0801 (Japan)], E-mail:; Ozaki, Hidetsugu; Okamura, Hisanori [Kinzoku Giken Co., LTD., 276-21, Motoishikawa, Mito-shi, Ibaraki-ken 310-0843 (Japan); Futakawa, Masatoshi; Naoe, Takashi [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai-mura, Ibaraki-ken 319-1195 (Japan); Miyake, Yasuhiro; Kawamura, Naritoshi; Nishiyama, Kusuo; Kawai, Masayoshi [Institute of Materials Structural Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken 305-0801 (Japan)


    At the J-PARC muon science facility, the muon target was made of an isotropic graphite (IG-43). The energy deposited by the proton beam is estimated to be 3.3 kW on graphite and 600 W on the copper frame. To alleviate the thermal stress, a titanium stress absorber is inserted between the graphite and the copper. Although graphite is known to be difficult to be brazed, the titanium is attached to the graphite through silver-brazing. In this report, we will describe the development of a silver-brazing method for graphite in the fabrication of the J-PARC muon target. A capillary test between the graphite and the titanium was performed to determine the optimal brazing conditions. The test involved bonding graphite and titanium plates while varying the gap between them in order to determine the brazing material and the optimal surface treatment of graphite. Subsequently, a trial muon-production target was fabricated using this optimized brazing method. Specimens were cut from the trial target, and bending test experiments were performed to determine the tensile and shear strength of the interface. As a result, it was confirmed that graphite could be bonded adequately through the silver-brazing.

  9. The Effect of Post-grinding Heat Treatment of Alumina and Ag-Cu-Ti Braze Preform Thickness on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Alumina-to-Alumina-Brazed Joints

    Kassam, Tahsin Ali; Nadendla, Hari Babu; Ludford, Nicholas; Buisman, Iris


    Alumina-to-alumina-brazed joints were formed using 96.0 and 99.7 wt.% Al2O3 and TICUSIL® (68.8Ag-26.7Cu-4.5Ti wt.%) preforms of different thicknesses. Brazing was conducted in a vacuum of 1 × 10-5 mbar at 850 °C for 10 minutes. Joint strengths were evaluated using four-point bend testing and were compared to flexural strengths of standard test bars. Post-grinding heat treatment, performed at 1550 °C for 1 hour, did not affect the average surface roughness or grain size of either grades of alumina but affected their average flexural strengths with a small increase for 96.0 wt.% Al2O3 and a small decrease for 99.7 wt.% Al2O3. As the TICUSIL® preform thickness was increased from 50 to 100 µm, the average strengths of both 96.0 and 99.7 wt.% Al2O3 brazed joints improved. Joints made using 100-µm-thick TICUSIL® preforms predominantly consisted of Cu-Ti phases which formed due to excess Ti in the interlayers and non-uniform Ag-rich outflow. Brazed joints of 96.0 wt.% Al2O3 made using 100-µm-thick TICUSIL® preforms achieved an average joint strength of 238 MPa with consistent failure in the ceramic.

  10. Review Article: recent advances in metal-ceramic brazing Artigo Revisão: avanços recentes em brasagem metal-cerâmica

    R. M. do Nascimento


    Full Text Available Metal-ceramic joining has slowly but steadily become an important manufacturing step. The evolution of joining processes has allowed ceramics to be used in combination with metals in a number of hybrid devices from traditional light bulbs and seals to improved cutting tools and modern monitoring and measuring electronic devices. New joining methods and newer approaches to conventional methods have been developed aiming at joints characterized by improved reliability, and interfaces capable of withstanding high-temperature resistance with minimum residual stresses. A summary of recent improvements on alternative approaches to ceramic-metal joining as well as new developments on brazing are presented herein. The present review also focuses on recent advances towards brazing metallized ceramics and the selection of filler alloys, since in a scenario that includes joining by laser and direct bonding with liquid transient phases, brazing continues to be by far the most widely used approach to joining as a result of its low-cost and possibility to join intricate geometries for large-scale production. Finally, methods to evaluate the mechanical strength and residual thermal stresses are presented in addition to alternative approaches to minimize residual stresses and, consequently, improve joint reliability.O interesse no estudo de métodos de junção-cerâmica para aplicações industriais tem crescido gradativamente ao longo dos anos. A evolução dos processos de união tem permitido a utilização de cerâmicas em conjunto com metais na fabricação de diversos componentes híbridos incluindo lâmpadas tradicionais, juntas para vácuo, ferramentas de corte de alto desempenho e modernos dispositivos eletrônicos de medição e monitoramento. Novos métodos de união e aprimoramentos de métodos convencionais têm sido estudados com o intuito de produzir-se juntas com alta confiabilidade e interfaces capazes de suportar altas temperaturas de

  11. Aluminum microstructures on anodic alumina for aluminum wiring boards.

    Jha, Himendra; Kikuchi, Tatsuya; Sakairi, Masatoshi; Takahashi, Hideaki


    The paper demonstrates simple methods for the fabrication of aluminum microstructures on the anodic oxide film of aluminum. The aluminum sheets were first engraved (patterned) either by laser beam or by embossing to form deep grooves on the surface. One side of the sheet was then anodized, blocking the other side by using polymer mask to form the anodic alumina. Because of the lower thickness at the bottom part of the grooves, the part was completely anodized before the complete oxidation of the other parts. Such selectively complete anodizing resulted in the patterns of metallic aluminum on anodic alumina. Using the technique, we fabricated microstructures such as line patterns and a simple wiring circuit-board-like structure on the anodic alumina. The aluminum microstructures fabricated by the techniques were embedded in anodic alumina/aluminum sheet, and this technique is promising for applications in electronic packaging and devices.

  12. 钎焊真空度对铜与铪钎焊接头组织及性能的影响%Effects of Brazing Vacuum Degree on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Copper and Hafnium Brazed Joints

    路希龙; 刘平; 刘新宽; 陈小红; 何代华; 李伟


    采用72Ag-28Cu钎料对铜与铪进行真空钎焊试验.钎焊温度为840℃,保温时间为15 min,真空度试验范围为5.0×10-2~8.0 Pa.研究了钎焊真空度对铜与铪钎焊接头组织及性能的影响,采用场发射扫描电子显微镜(FESEM)观察钎焊接头的组织形貌,采用ZWICK Z050电子万能材料试验机测试接头剪切强度.结果表明:随着钎焊真空度的升高,接头剪切强度呈先升高后降低的趋势;在钎焊温度为840℃、保温时间为15 min时,较佳的钎焊真空度为2.0×10-1 Pa.%Copper and hafnium was brazed with 72Ag-28Cu filler metal in vacuum on condition that the brazing temperature is 840℃ ,the holding time is 1 5 minutes and the vacuum degree is 5.0 × 10-2-8.0 Pa. The effects of brazing vacuum degree on microstructure and mechanical properties of the copper and hafnium brazing joints were studied based on the microstructure and morphology of the brazing joints observed by scanning electron microscope (FESEM)and the shear strength of the joints tested with electrical universal material testing machine ZWICK-Z050.The results show that,with the increase of the brazing vacuum degree,the shear strength of joints increased first and then decreased.When the brazing temperature is 840 ℃ and the holding time is 15 minutes,the best vacuum degree is 2.0×10-1 Pa.

  13. Aluminum Alloy 7050 Extrusions.


    Artificial Aging Conditions 250 A-l Fatigue Crack Growth Data for C5A Extruded Panel, 7050-T7351X, L-T Orientation, R=0.1 254 A-2 Fatigue...cooldd aluminum and steel bottom blocks (Figure 2) were fabricated for use with this tooling. Metal was melted in a 10,000-lb capacity open- hearth ...time factor, effects of heating through this temperature range to the maximum artificial agirg temperature are additive. The solution of the

  14. Predicting the residual aluminum level in water treatment process

    J. Tomperi


    Full Text Available In water treatment processes, aluminum salts are widely used as coagulation chemical. High dose of aluminum has been proved to be at least a minor health risk and some evidence points out that aluminum could increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease thus it is important to minimize the amount of residual aluminum in drinking water and water used at food industry. In this study, the data of a water treatment plant (WTP was analyzed and the residual aluminum in drinking water was predicted using Multiple Linear Regression (MLR and Artificial Neural Network (ANN models. The purpose was to find out which variables affect the amount of residual aluminum and create simple and reliable prediction models which can be used in an early warning system (EWS. Accuracy of ANN and MLR models were compared. The new nonlinear scaling method based on generalized norms and skewness was used to scale all measurement variables to range [−2...+2] before data-analysis and modeling. The effect of data pre-processing was studied by comparing prediction results to ones achieved in an earlier study. Results showed that it is possible to predict the baseline level of residual aluminum in drinking water with a simple model. Variables that affected the most the amount of residual aluminum were among others: raw water temperature, raw water KMnO4 and PAC / KMnO4-ratio. The accuracies of MLR and ANN models were found to be almost equal. Study also showed that data pre-processing affects to the final prediction result.

  15. Reduction of Liquid Clad Formation Due to Solid State Diffusion in Clad Brazing Sheet

    Benoit, Michael J.; Whitney, Mark A.; Wells, Mary A.; Winkler, Sooky


    Warm forming operations have shown promise in expanding automotive heat exchanger designs by increasing forming limits of clad brazing sheet. The impact of isothermal holds below the clad melting temperature on subsequent brazeability has not previously been studied in detail. The effect of these holds on brazeability, as measured by the clad thickness loss due to solid state diffusion of Si out of the clad layer prior to clad melting, was assessed through parallel DSC and optical microscopy measurements, as well as through the use of a previously developed model. EPMA measurements were also performed to support the other measures. Overall, the same trends were predicted by DSC, microscopy, and the theoretical model; however, the DSC predictions were unable to accurately predict remaining clad thickness prior to melting, even after correcting the data for clad-core interactions. Microscopy measurements showed very good agreement with the model predictions, although there were slight discrepancies at short hold times due to the inability of the model to account for clad loss during heating to the brazing temperature. Further microscopy measurements showed that when the heating rate is set below a critical value, there is a reduction in the clad thickness from the as-received condition.

  16. Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of AlN/Cu Brazed Joints

    Su, Cherng-Yuh; Pan, C. T.; Lo, Min-Sheng


    In this study, the AlN/Cu bonding was explored using the brazing technique. During AlN/Cu brazing, the temperature was set at 800, 850, and 900 °C for 10, 20, 30, and 60 min, respectively. We studied the bonding mechanism, microstructure formation, and the mechanical characteristics of the bond. The reaction layer developed at the interface of AlN/Cu is observed to be TiN. The activation energy of TiN is about 149.91 kJ/mol. The reaction layer thickness is linearly dependent on the temperature and duration at 800 and 850 °C for 60 min and 900 °C for 30 min. However, the growth of the reactive layers decreases gradually at 900 °C when the duration changed from 30 to 60 min. The strength of the specimens with thickness ranging between 1 and 1.5 μm is 40-51 MPa.

  17. Melting Point Depression and Fast Diffusion in Nanostructured Brazing Fillers Confined Between Barrier Nanolayers

    Kaptay, G.; Janczak-Rusch, J.; Jeurgens, L. P. H.


    Successful brazing using Cu-based nanostructured brazing fillers at temperatures much below the bulk melting temperature of Cu was recently demonstrated (Lehmert et al. in, Mater Trans 56:1015-1018, 2015). The Cu-based nano-fillers are composed of alternating nanolayers of Cu and a permeable, non-wetted AlN barrier. In this study, a thermodynamic model is derived to estimate the melting point depression (MPD) in such Cu/AlN nano-multilayers (NMLs) as function of the Cu nanolayer thickness. Depending on the melting route, the model predicts a MPD range of 238-609 K for Cu10nm/AlN10nm NMLs, which suggests a heterogeneous pre-melting temperature range of 750-1147 K (476-874 °C), which is consistent with experimental observations. As suggested by basic kinetic considerations, the observed Cu outflow to the NML surface at the temperatures of 723-1023 K (450-750 °C) can also be partially rationalized by fast solid-state diffusion of Cu along internal interfaces, especially for the higher temperatures.

  18. Effect of Filler and Heat Treatment on the Physical and Mechanical Properties of the Brazed Joint between Carbide Tip and Steel

    Winardi, Y.; Triyono; Wijayanta, A. T.


    In this study, the effect of filler and heat treatment on the physical and mechanical properties of the brazed joint carbide tip and steel was investigated. Tip carbide YG6 and low carbon steel (SS400) is joining by torch brazing with two filler metals, silver, and copper filler. Heat treatment was performed in induction furnace. Microstructure and shear strength of the brazed joint have been investigated. Many silver filler layer are formed on the surface of the base metal rather then using copper filler. The highest shear strength is achieved using a silver filler metal at temperatur 725°C. The highest shear load is 18.62 kN.

  19. Effect of parameters on interface of the brazed ZrO2 ceramic and Ti-6Al-4V joint using Ti-based amorphous filler

    Yuhua LIU; Jiandong HU; Yaping ZHANG; Zuoxing GUO; Yue YANG


    A commercially available Ti47Zr28Cu14Ni11 (at.pct) amorphous filler foil was used to join ZrO2 ceramic and Ti-6Al-4V alloy.According to experimental observations,the interface microstructure accounts for the mechanical properties of the joints.The effects of brazing conditions and parameters on the joint properties were investigated.The joint shear strength showed the highest value of about 108 MPa and did not monotonously increase with the brazing time increasing.It was shown that decreasing of brazing cooling rate and appropriate filler foil thickness gave higher joint strength.

  20. Issues of low activation brazing of SiC f/SiC composites by using alloys without free silicon

    Riccardi, B.; Nannetti, C. A.; Petrisor, T.; Woltersdorf, J.; Pippel, E.; Libera, S.; Pilloni, L.


    The paper presents a novel low activation brazing technique for SiC f/SiC composites. The brazing alloy does not contain free silicon and is based on the use of a Si-44Cr at.% eutectic and the intermetallic CrSi 2 (melting temperatures 1390 and 1490 °C, respectively). These are advantageous because the melting point is low enough to avoid degradation of the advanced fibres and of the interphases in the composite, and the Si-Cr intermetallics are chemically compatible with silicon carbide. Both the eutectic and the intermetallic were prepared before brazing operations by melting a Si-Cr mixture. The joining was performed under vacuum (about 10 -4 Pa). Systematic investigations of the microstructure and of the nanochemistry (TEM, EELS, ELNES) of the Si-Cr joints reveal that direct chemical Si-Si, Cr-C and Si-Cr bonds across the interface are responsible for the adhesion: the interfaces were proved to be nearly atomically sharp and adhesive. Altogether, this brazing procedure enables joints with sufficient strength and with a microstructure comparable with that of the starting powders to be obtained.

  1. Metallurgical reactions in the coalescence zone between a reinforcement and a base metal in reinforced brazed joints

    Zorc, B.


    Full Text Available A reinforcement wire added to a brazed joint strongly improves the properties of the joint, i.e., its strength, toughness and resistance to crack initiation and propagation. This effect, however, can be achieved only if the reinforcement wire is of a suitable shape, from an appropriate material as regards the base metal and the brazing alloy and it coalesces strongly and toughly with the base metal. The properties of such a joint depend on the reinforcement wire and not on the brazing alloy. The most favourable reinforcement shape was determined. Metallurgical reactions among the base metal, the brazing alloy, and the reinforcement were studied.

    La armadura, añadida a las uniones fuertemente soldadas, mejora considerablemente las características de la unión, es decir, su dureza, tenacidad y resistencia frente a la formación y propagación de la grieta separada. Se puede alcanzar dicho resultado solamente si el alambre de la armadura tiene la forma apropiada, está formado con el material adecuado (acorde al material de base y la unión y se funde de manera fuerte y tenaz con el material de base. Las propiedades de la unión mencionada, dependen del alambre de la armadura y no de la soldadura. Se determina la forma más ventajosa de la armadura y se investigan las reacciones metalúrgicas entre el material de base, la soldadura y la armadura.

  2. From Coin to Medal: A Metallurgical Study of the Brazing Drop on a 19th Century Scudo

    Breda, M.; Canovaro, C.; Pérez, A. F. Miranda; Calliari, I.


    In the past, it was customary to use out-of-circulation coins as pendants by brazing a peg or ring on the edge of the coin in order to transform it into a devotional or decorative object; this practice was very common for specimens of the Papal States, especially for silver coins. This metallurgical investigation of a 19th century Scudo aimed to relate the internal structure of the coin to the minting technology with a special focus on the brazing drop, in order to provide information on the solidification microstructure arising from a strongly nonequilibrium process such as brazing. The results show that the Ag content in the coin ranges from 92% in the bulk up to 97% on the surface, due to enrichment, while analysis of the brazing revealed that it consists of an Ag-Cu-Zn-Pb alloy, for which the melting temperature has been estimated. Considering the distribution of minor elements, Zn segregates in the secondary (Cu-rich) β-dendrites and inside the whole eutectic structure, while Pb is only present in the Ag-based phases and seems to reduce the solubility of Zn inside the primary (Ag-rich) α-dendrites.

  3. Mechanical characterization and modeling of brazed tungsten and Cu-Cr-Zr alloy using stress relief interlayers

    Qu, Dandan; Zhou, Zhangjian; Yum, Youngjin; Aktaa, Jarir


    A rapidly solidified foil-type Ti-Zr based amorphous filler with a melting temperature of 850 °C was used to braze tungsten to Cu-Cr-Zr alloy for water cooled divertors and plasma facing components application. Brazed joints of dissimilar materials suffer from a mismatch in coefficients of thermal expansion. In order to release the residual stress caused by the mismatch, brazed joints of tungsten and Cu-Cr-Zr alloy using different interlayers were studied. The shear strength tests of brazed W/Cu joints show that the average strength of the joint with a W70Cu30 composite plate interlayer reached 119.8 MPa, and the average strength of the joint with oxygen free high conductivity copper (OFHC Cu)/Mo multi-interlayers reached 140.8 MPa, while the joint without interlayer was only 16.6 MPa. Finite element method (FEM) has been performed to investigate the stress distribution and effect of stress relief interlayers. FEM results show that the maximum von Mises stress occurs in the tungsten/filler interface and that the filler suffers the peak residual stresses and becomes the weakest zone. And the use of OFHC Cu/Mo multi-interlayers can reduce the residual stress significantly, which agrees with the mechanical experiment data.

  4. Brazing of Ti2AlNb Based Alloy with Amorphous Ti-Cu-Zr-Ni Filler

    WANG Gang; HUANG Yongjiang; WANG Guochao; SHEN Jun; CHEN Zhihao


    Amorphous Ti-Cu-Zr-Nifi ller foils with low melting point of 1 133 K were synthesized using a melt-spinning method in argon atmosphere. A Ti2AlNb based alloy was brazed at 1 153-1 223 K for 600-3 000 s. The effects of brazing temperature (Tb) and time (tb) on the shear strength of the joints were investigated. The results showed that the joint strength was signifi cantly affected by the reaction layer thickness. The optimum brazing parameters can be determined as follows:Tb=1 173 K, and tb=600 s. The maximum tensile strength of the joint obtained can reach 260 MPa. Furthermore, the activation energyQand the growth velocityA0 of the reaction layer in the brazed joints were calculated to be 161.742 kJ/mol and 0.213 m2/s, respectively. The growth of the reaction layer (y) could be expressed by the expression:y2 =0.213exp(−19 454/Tb)tb.

  5. Microstructural and Mechanical Evaluation of a Cu-Based Active Braze Alloy to Join Silicon Nitride Ceramics

    Singh, M.; Asthana, Rajiv; Varela, F. M.; Martinez-Fernandez, J.


    Self-joining of St. Gobain Si3N4 (NT-154) using a ductile Cu-Al-Si-Ti active braze (Cu-ABA) was demonstrated. A reaction zone approx.2.5-3.5 microns thick) developed at the interface after 30 min brazing at 1317 K. The interface was enriched in Ti and Si. The room temperature compressive shear strengths of Si3N4/Si3N4 and Inconel/Inconel joints (the latter created to access baseline data for use with the proposed Si3N4/Inconel joints) were 140+/-49MPa and 207+/-12MPa, respectively. High-temperature shear tests were performed at 1023K and 1073 K, and the strength of the Si3N4/Si3N4 and Inconel/Inconel joints were determined. The joints were metallurgically well-bonded for temperatures above 2/3 of the braze solidus. Scanning and transmission electron microscopy studies revealed a fine grain microstructure in the reaction layer, and large grains in the inner part of the joint with interfaces being crack-free. The observed formation of Ti5Si3 and AlN at the joint interface during brazing is discussed.

  6. Manufacturing and High Heat Flux Testing of Brazed Flat-Type W/CuCrZr Plasma Facing Components

    Lian, Youyun; Liu, Xiang; Feng, Fan; Chen, Lei; Cheng, Zhengkui; Wang, Jin; Chen, Jiming


    Water-cooled flat-type W/CuCrZr plasma facing components with an interlayer of oxygen-free copper (OFC) have been developed by using vacuum brazing route. The OFC layer for the accommodation of thermal stresses was cast onto the surface of W at a temperature range of 1150 °C-1200 °C in a vacuum furnace. The W/OFC cast tiles were vacuum brazed to a CuCrZr heat sink at 940 °C using the silver-free filler material CuMnSiCr. The microstructure, bonding strength, and high heat flux properties of the brazed W/CuCrZr joint samples were investigated. The W/Cu joint exhibits an average tensile strength of 134 MPa, which is about the same strength as pure annealed copper. High heat flux tests were performed in the electron beam facility EMS-60. Experimental results indicated that the brazed W/CuCrZr mock-up experienced screening tests of up to 15 MW/m2 and cyclic tests of 9 MW/m2 for 1000 cycles without visible damage. supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 11205049) and the National Magnetic Confinement Fusion Science Program of China (No. 2011GB110004)

  7. Influence of laser energy input mode on joint interface characteristics in laser brazing with Cu-base filler metal

    LI Li-qun; FENG Xiao-song; CHEN Yan-bin


    The flange butt joints of 1 mm-thick galvanized steel sheets were brazed with CuSi3 as filler metal at different laser heating modes. The microstructures and element distributions of joint interface were investigated by SEM and EDS. The results show that there is no obvious interface layer with the circular individual beam heating and lamellar Fe-Si intermetallic compound layer is found with dual-beam laser spot heating. With the irradiation of rectangular laser spot, the joint interface layer is also formed. The layer thickness is larger than that of dual-beam brazing and the layer shape is fiat so that intermetallic compounds trend to grow into cellular crystals. Moreover, the interface layer shape also depends on its position in the joint. Under the high heat input, dendritic or granular intermetallic compounds dispersively distribute in brazing seam adjacent to the interface, which is caused by the melting or dissolving of the base metal. According to the results, the brazing quality can be controlled by laser heating mode and processing parameters.

  8. Microstructure and Interfacial Reactions During Vacuum Brazing of Stainless Steel to Titanium Using Ag-28 pct Cu Alloy

    Laik, A.; Shirzadi, A. A.; Sharma, G.; Tewari, R.; Jayakumar, T.; Dey, G. K.


    Microstructural evolution and interfacial reactions during vacuum brazing of grade-2 Ti and 304L-type stainless steel (SS) using eutectic alloy Ag-28 wt pct Cu were investigated. A thin Ni-depleted zone of -Fe(Cr, Ni) solid solution formed on the SS-side of the braze zone (BZ). Cu from the braze alloy, in combination with the dissolved Fe and Ti from the base materials, formed a layer of ternary compound , adjacent to Ti in the BZ. In addition, four binary intermetallic compounds, CuTi, CuTi, CuTi and CuTi formed as parallel contiguous layers in the BZ. The unreacted Ag solidified as islands within the layers of CuTi and CuTi. Formation of an amorphous phase at certain locations in the BZ could be revealed. The -Ti(Cu) layer, formed due to diffusion of Cu into Ti-based material, transformed to an -Ti + CuTi eutectoid with lamellar morphology. Tensile test showed that the brazed joints had strength of 112 MPa and failed at the BZ. The possible sequence of events that led to the final microstructure and the mode of failure of these joints were delineated.

  9. 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

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


    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)

  10. Effect of ZrO2 Nanoparticles on the Microstructure of Al-Si-Cu Filler for Low-Temperature Al Brazing Applications

    Sharma, Ashutosh; Roh, Myung-Hwan; Jung, Do-Hyun; Jung, Jae-Pil


    In this study, the effect of ZrO2 nanoparticles on Al-12Si-20Cu alloy has been studied as a filler metal for aluminum brazing. The microstructural and thermal characterizations are performed using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), and differential thermal analysis (DTA). The intermetallic compound (IMC) phases are identified by the energy-dispersive spectroscopy analysis coupled with the SEM. The filler spreading test is performed according to JIS-Z-3197 standard. XRD and SEM analyses confirm the presence of Si particles, the CuAl2 ( θ) intermetallic, and the eutectic structures of Al-Si, Al-Cu, and Al-Si-Cu in the Al matrix in the monolithic and composite samples. It is observed that when the ZrO2 is added in the alloy, the CuAl2 IMCs and Si particles are found to be dispersed uniformly in the Al matrix up to 0.05 wt pct ZrO2. DTA results show that the liquidus temperature of Al-12Si-20Cu filler metal is dropped from ~806.78 K to 804.6 K (533.78 °C to 531.6 °C) with a lowering of 2 K (2 °C) in liquidus temperature, when the amount of ZrO2 is increased up to 0.05 wt pct. It is also shown that the presence of ZrO2 nanoparticles in the filler metal has no deleterious effect on wettability up to 0.05 wt pct of ZrO2. The ultimate tensile strength and elongation percentage are also found to improve with the addition of ZrO2 nanoparticles in the Al-12Si-20Cu alloy.

  11. Aluminum Carbothermic Technology

    Bruno, Marshall J.


    This report documents the non-proprietary research and development conducted on the Aluminum Carbothermic Technology (ACT) project from contract inception on July 01, 2000 to termination on December 31, 2004. The objectives of the program were to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of a new carbothermic process for producing commercial grade aluminum, designated as the ''Advanced Reactor Process'' (ARP). The scope of the program ranged from fundamental research through small scale laboratory experiments (65 kW power input) to larger scale test modules at up to 1600 kW power input. The tasks included work on four components of the process, Stages 1 and 2 of the reactor, vapor recovery and metal alloy decarbonization; development of computer models; and economic analyses of capital and operating costs. Justification for developing a new, carbothermic route to aluminum production is defined by the potential benefits in reduced energy, lower costs and more favorable environmental characteristics than the conventional Hall-Heroult process presently used by the industry. The estimated metrics for these advantages include energy rates at approximately 10 kWh/kg Al (versus over 13 kWh/kg Al for Hall-Heroult), capital costs as low as $1250 per MTY (versus 4,000 per MTY for Hall-Heroult), operating cost reductions of over 10%, and up to 37% reduction in CO2 emissions for fossil-fuel power plants. Realization of these benefits would be critical to sustaining the US aluminum industries position as a global leader in primary aluminum production. One very attractive incentive for ARP is its perceived ability to cost effectively produce metal over a range of smelter sizes, not feasible for Hall-Heroult plants which must be large, 240,000 TPY or more, to be economical. Lower capacity stand alone carbothermic smelters could be utilized to supply molten metal at fabrication facilities similar to the mini-mill concept employed by the steel industry

  12. Vacuum brazing of alumina ceramic to titanium for biomedical implants using pure gold as the filler metal

    Siddiqui, Mohammad S.

    One of the many promising applications of metal/ceramic joining is in biomedical implantable devices. This work is focused on vacuum brazing of C.P titanium to 96% alumina ceramic using pure gold as the filler metal. A novel method of brazing is developed where resistance heating of C.P titanium is done inside a thermal evaporator using a Ta heating electrode. The design of electrode is optimized using Ansys resistive heating simulations. The materials chosen in this study are biocompatible and have prior history in implantable devices approved by FDA. This research is part of Boston Retinal implant project to make a biocompatible implantable device ( Pure gold braze has been used in the construction of single terminal feedthrough in low density hermetic packages utilizing a single platinum pin brazed to an alumina or sapphire ceramic donut (brazed to a titanium case or ferrule for many years in implantable pacemakers. Pure gold (99.99%) brazing of 96% alumina ceramic with CP titanium has been performed and evaluated in this dissertation. Brazing has been done by using electrical resistance heating. The 96% alumina ceramic disk was manufactured by high temperature cofired ceramic (HTCC) processing while the Ti ferrule and gold performs were purchased from outside. Hermetic joints having leak rate of the order of 1.6 x 10-8 atm-cc/ sec on a helium leak detector were measured. Alumina ceramics made by HTCC processing were centreless grounded utilizing 800 grit diamond wheel to provide a smooth surface for sputtering of a thin film of Nb. Since pure alumina demonstrates no adhesion or wetting to gold, an adhesion layer must be used on the alumina surface. Niobium (Nb), Tantalum (Ta) and Tungsten (W) were chosen for evaluation since all are refractory (less dissolution into molten gold), all form stable oxides (necessary for adhesion to alumina) and all are readily thin film deposited as metals. Wetting studies are also performed to determine the

  13. Extracting aluminum from dross tailings

    Amer, A. M.


    Aluminum dross tailings, an industrial waste, from the Egyptian Aluminium Company (Egyptalum) was used to produce two types of alums: aluminum-sulfate alum [itAl2(SO4)3.12H2O] and ammonium-aluminum alum [ (NH 4)2SO4AL2(SO4)3.24H2O]. This was carried out in two processes. The first process is leaching the impurities using diluted H2SO4 with different solid/liquid ratios at different temperatures to dissolve the impurities present in the starting material in the form of solute sulfates. The second process is the extraction of aluminum (as aluminum sulfate) from the purifi ed aluminum dross tailings thus produced. The effects of temperature, time of reaction, and acid concentration on leaching and extraction processes were studied. The product alums were analyzed using x-ray diffraction and thermal analysis techniques.

  14. Approach to In- Situ Producing Reinforcing Phase Within an Active-Transient Liquid Phase Bond Seam for Aluminum Matrix Composite

    Zhang, Guifeng; Liao, Xianjin; Chen, Bo; Zhang, Linjie; Zhang, Jianxun


    To optimize the braze composition design route for aluminum matrix composite, the feasibility of in situ producing reinforcing phase within the transient liquid phase bond seam matrix, by adding active melting point increaser (MPI, e.g., Ti) together with general melting point depressant (MPD, e.g., Cu) into the interlayer, was demonstrated. For SiC p /A356 composite, by comparing the wettability, joint microstructure, joint shear strength, and fracture path for the developed Al-19Cu-1Ti, Al-19Cu, Al-33Cu-1Ti, Al-33Cu (wt pct), and commercial Cu foils as interlayer, the feasibility of in situ producing reinforcing phase within the bond seam by adding Ti was demonstrated. Especially for Al-19Cu-1Ti active braze, small and dispersed ternary aluminide of Al-Si-Ti phase was obtained within the bond seam as in situ reinforcement, leading to a favorable fracture path within SiC p /A356, not along the initial interface or within the bond seam. For the formation mechanism of the in situ reinforcing phase of MPI-containing intermetallic compound within the bond seam, a model of repeating concentration-precipitation-termination-engulfment during isothermal solidification is proposed.

  15. Laser assisted foaming of aluminum

    Kathuria, Y.P. [Laser X Co. Ltd., Aichi (Japan)


    Recently aluminum foams have evoked considerable interest as an alternative material owing to their wide range of applications ranging from microelectronics, through automobiles to aerospace industries. The manufacturing techniques and characterization methods for aluminum foams require further development to achieve effective and economical use of this material. In this communication the authors demonstrate the feasibility of unidirectional and localized expansion of the aluminum foam using the Nd-YAG/CO{sub 2} laser and powder metallurgy. (orig.)

  16. Development of a double beam process for joining aluminum and steel

    Frank, Sascha


    Multi-material structures pose an attractive option for overcoming some of the central challenges in lightweight design. An exceptionally high potential for creating cost-effective lightweight solutions is attributed to the combination of steel and aluminum. However, these materials are also particularly difficult to join due to their tendency to form intermetallic compounds (IMCs). The growth of these compounds is facilitated by high temperatures and long process times. Due to their high brittleness, IMCs can severely weaken a joint. Thus, it is only possible to create durable steel-aluminum joints when the formation of IMCs can be limited to a non-critical level. To meet this goal, a new joining method has been designed. The method is based on the combination of a continuous wave (pw) and a pulsed laser (pw) source. Laser beams from both sources are superimposed in a common process zone. This makes it possible to apply the advantages of laser brazing to mixed-metal joints without requiring the use of chemical fluxes. The double beam technology was first tested in bead-on-plate experiments using different filler wire materials. Based on the results of these tests, a process for joining steel and aluminum in a double-flanged configuration is now being developed. The double flanged seams are joined using zinc- or aluminum-based filler wires. Microsections of selected seams show that it is possible to achieve good base material wetting while limiting the growth of IMCs to acceptable measures. In addition, the results of tensile tests show that high joint strengths can be achieved.

  17. Grid reliability

    Saiz, P; Rocha, R; Andreeva, J


    We are offering a system to track the efficiency of different components of the GRID. We can study the performance of both the WMS and the data transfers At the moment, we have set different parts of the system for ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb. None of the components that we have developed are VO specific, therefore it would be very easy to deploy them for any other VO. Our main goal is basically to improve the reliability of the GRID. The main idea is to discover as soon as possible the different problems that have happened, and inform the responsible. Since we study the jobs and transfers issued by real users, we see the same problems that users see. As a matter of fact, we see even more problems than the end user does, since we are also interested in following up the errors that GRID components can overcome by themselves (like for instance, in case of a job failure, resubmitting the job to a different site). This kind of information is very useful to site and VO administrators. They can find out the efficien...

  18. Viscosity of aluminum under shock-loading conditions

    Ma Xiao-Juan; Liu Fu-Sheng; Zhang Ming-Jian; Sun Yan-Yun


    A reliable data treatment method is critical for viscosity measurements using the disturbance amplitude damping method of shock waves. In this paper the finite difference method is used to obtain the numerical solutions for the disturbance amplitude damping behaviour of the sinusoidal shock front in a flyer-impact experiment. The disturbance amplitude damping curves are used to depict the numerical solutions of viscous flow. By fitting the experimental data to the numerical solutions of different viscosities, we find that the effective shear viscosity coefficients of shocked aluminum at pressures of 42, 78 and 101 GPa are (1500±100) Pa. s, (2800±100) Pa. s and (3500±100) Pa. s respectively. It is clear that the shear viscosity of aluminum increases with an increase in shock pressure, so aluminum does not melt below a shock pressure of 101 GPa. This conclusion is consistent with the sound velocity measurement.

  19. Al2O3/Al2O3 Joint Brazed with Al2O3-particulate-contained Composite Ag-Cu-Ti Filler Material

    Jianguo YANG; Hongyuan FANG; Xin WAN


    Microstructure and interfacial reactions of Al2O3 joints brazed with Al2O3-particulate-contained composite Ag-Cu-Ti filler material were researched by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), electron probe microscopy analysis (EPMA),energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The interfacial reaction layer thickness of joints brazed with conventional active filler metal and active composite filler materials with different volume fraction of Al2O3 particulate was also studied. The experimental results indicated although there were Al2O3 particulates added into active filler metals, the time dependence of interfacial layer growth of joints brazed with active composite filler material is t1/2 as described by Fickian law as the joints brazed with conventional active filler metal.

  20. Dynamic Property of Aluminum Foam

    S Irie


    Full Text Available Aluminum in the foam of metallic foam is in the early stage of industrialization. It has various beneficial characteristics such as being lightweight, heat resistance, and an electromagnetic radiation shield. Therefore, the use of aluminum foam is expected to reduce the weight of equipment for transportation such as the car, trains, and aircraft. The use as energy absorption material is examined. Moreover aluminum foam can absorb the shock wave, and decrease the shock of the blast. Many researchers have reported about aluminum foam, but only a little information is available for high strain rates (103 s-1 or more. Therefore, the aluminum foam at high strain rates hasn't been not characterized yet. The purpose in this research is to evaluate the behavior of the aluminum form in the high-strain rate. In this paper, the collision test on high strain rate of the aluminum foam is investigated. After experiment, the numerical analysis model will be made. In this experiment, a powder gun was used to generate the high strain rate in aluminum foam. In-situ PVDF gauges were used for measuring pressure and the length of effectiveness that acts on the aluminum foam. The aluminum foam was accelerated to about 400 m/s from deflagration of single component powder and the foam were made to collide with the PVDF gauge. The high strain rate deformation of the aluminum form was measured at two collision speeds. As for the result, pressure was observed to go up rapidly when about 70% was compressed. From this result, it is understood that complete crush of the cell is caused when the relative volume is about 70%. In the next stage, this data will be compared with the numerical analysis.

  1. Neurofibrillary pathology and aluminum in Alzheimer's disease

    Shin, R. W.; Lee, V.M.Y.; Trojanowski, J.Q.


    Since the first reports of aluminum-induced neurofibrillary degeneration in experimental animals, extensive studies have been performed to clarify the role played by aluminum in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Additional evidence implicating aluminum in AD includes elevated levels of aluminum in the AD brain, epidemiological data linking aluminum exposure to AD, and interactions between aluminum and protein components in the pathological lesions o...

  2. Characterization of the Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}/Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} joints fabricated using particles modified braze

    He, Yanming [Institute of Process Equipment and Control Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014 (China); School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Zhang, Jie, E-mail: [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Li, Xiaodong [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia, VA 22904-4746 (United States)


    The Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} ceramics were brazed to themselves by using particles modified braze to control mismatch of thermal expansion and improve joint strength. The brazed joints were examined by using scanning electron microscope (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), high resolution transmission electron microscope (HRTEM), atomic force microscope (AFM) and nanoindentation tester. The results show that a duplex reaction layer which is composed of TiN and Ti{sub 5}Si{sub 3} was formed at the Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} ceramic/braze interface. Two kinds of particles were incorporated in the Ag–Cu–Ti braze. One is SiCp (p=particle), which would react with Ag–Cu–Ti braze and produce Ti{sub 3}SiC{sub 2}, TiC and Ti{sub 5}Si{sub 3} reaction phases. The other is Mo particles, which would not interact with Ag–Cu–Ti during brazing, but many kinds of Cu–Ti intermetallics would occur in the brazing layer after brazing. The strength tests demonstrate that the hard metal particles should be preferentially selected as the incorporation when a low Ti content (≤4 wt%) is supplied in the joint. When the Ti content (>4 wt%) was offered sufficiently, the ceramic particles exhibited an excellent ability to improve the joint strength since an optimum structure in relieving residual stresses was achieved by expediently adjusting the particles and Ti content in the joint. Compared with large sized SiCp or Mo particles, the incorporation with small size produced a relatively low joint strength since Ag–Cu matrix was segmented by an abundance of small sized particles in the brazing layer. At last, in situ AFM analysis shows that deviation of crack path occurred during bending when SiCp or Mo particles were used, retarding the joint fracture and improving the joint strength. The results obtained can provide valuable guidelines for designing a composite braze for a ceramic joint.

  3. Selective Adsorption of Sodium Aluminum Fluoride Salts from Molten Aluminum

    Leonard S. Aubrey; Christine A. Boyle; Eddie M. Williams; David H. DeYoung; Dawid D. Smith; Feng Chi


    Aluminum is produced in electrolytic reduction cells where alumina feedstock is dissolved in molten cryolite (sodium aluminum fluoride) along with aluminum and calcium fluorides. The dissolved alumina is then reduced by electrolysis and the molten aluminum separates to the bottom of the cell. The reduction cell is periodically tapped to remove the molten aluminum. During the tapping process, some of the molten electrolyte (commonly referred as “bath” in the aluminum industry) is carried over with the molten aluminum and into the transfer crucible. The carryover of molten bath into the holding furnace can create significant operational problems in aluminum cast houses. Bath carryover can result in several problems. The most troublesome problem is sodium and calcium pickup in magnesium-bearing alloys. Magnesium alloying additions can result in Mg-Na and Mg-Ca exchange reactions with the molten bath, which results in the undesirable pickup of elemental sodium and calcium. This final report presents the findings of a project to evaluate removal of molten bath using a new and novel micro-porous filter media. The theory of selective adsorption or removal is based on interfacial surface energy differences of molten aluminum and bath on the micro-porous filter structure. This report describes the theory of the selective adsorption-filtration process, the development of suitable micro-porous filter media, and the operational results obtained with a micro-porous bed filtration system. The micro-porous filter media was found to very effectively remove molten sodium aluminum fluoride bath by the selective adsorption-filtration mechanism.

  4. Low temperature aluminum soldering analysis

    Peterkort, W.G.


    The investigation of low temperature aluminum soldering included the collection of spread factor and dihedral angle data for several solder alloys and a study of flux effects on aluminum. Selected solders were subjected to environmental tests and evaluated on the basis of tensile strength, joint resistance, visual appearance, and metallurgical analysis. A production line method for determining adequate flux removal was developed.

  5. Ballistic Evaluation of 2060 Aluminum


    experiments in Experimental Facilities (EFs) 108 and 106, as well as John Hogan of ARL/AMB, Hugh Walter of Bowhead Science and Technology, and David aluminum (Al)-based monocoque armored-vehicle hulls such as those of the M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles. Also in 2012 the Aluminum

  6. Aluminum Nanoholes for Optical Biosensing

    Carlos Angulo Barrios


    Full Text Available Sub-wavelength diameter holes in thin metal layers can exhibit remarkable optical features that make them highly suitable for (biosensing applications. Either as efficient light scattering centers for surface plasmon excitation or metal-clad optical waveguides, they are able to form strongly localized optical fields that can effectively interact with biomolecules and/or nanoparticles on the nanoscale. As the metal of choice, aluminum exhibits good optical and electrical properties, is easy to manufacture and process and, unlike gold and silver, its low cost makes it very promising for commercial applications. However, aluminum has been scarcely used for biosensing purposes due to corrosion and pitting issues. In this short review, we show our recent achievements on aluminum nanohole platforms for (biosensing. These include a method to circumvent aluminum degradation—which has been successfully applied to the demonstration of aluminum nanohole array (NHA immunosensors based on both, glass and polycarbonate compact discs supports—the use of aluminum nanoholes operating as optical waveguides for synthesizing submicron-sized molecularly imprinted polymers by local photopolymerization, and a technique for fabricating transferable aluminum NHAs onto flexible pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes, which could facilitate the development of a wearable technology based on aluminum NHAs.

  7. Reaction behavior between the oxide film of LY12 aluminum alloy and the flux

    薛松柏; 董健; 吕晓春; 顾文华


    In this paper, the brazing mechanism of LY12 aluminum alloy at middle range temperature was presented. The CsF-AlF3 non-corrosive flux was utilized to remove the complex oxide film on the surface of LY12 aluminum alloy. The results revealed that the oxide film was removed by the improved CsF-AlF3 flux accompanied with the occurrence of reaction as well as dissolution and the compounds CsF played an important role to remove the oxide film. Actually, the high activity of flux, say, the ability to remove the oxide film, was due to the presence of the compounds, such as NH4F,NH4AlF4 and composite molten salt. The production of HF was the key issue to accelerate the reaction and enhance to eliminate the oxide film by dissolution. It was found that the rare earth element La at small percentage was not enriched at the interface. Moreover, the rare earth fluoride enhanced the dissolution behavior.

  8. 珩磨工具用中温钎焊材料的研制%Development of moderate temperature brazing filler metals for honing tools

    杨继东; 裴夤崟; 龙伟民; 钟素娟


    For the present brazing problems on the honing segments, joining experiment on the honing segments was conducted by moderate temperature brazing. The compositions of moderate temperature brazing filler metals were adjusted, melting temperature of filler metals, wettability of filler metals on the honing segments and the tensile strength of brazing joints were tested. The deformation amount of brazed honing segments with different filler metals was compared. The research results showed that the moderate temperature brazing technology had small deformation and high tensile strength, and it was a feasible mode for joining of honing segments.%针对目前珩磨条钎焊存在的问题,采用中温钎焊对珩磨工具进行了连接试验,对中温钎焊用钎料的化学成分进行了调整,测试了钎料的熔化温度、钎料对珩磨条的润湿性以及钎焊接头的抗拉强度,并比较了不同钎料钎焊后珩磨工具的变形量.研究表明:中温钎焊工艺变形小,强度较高,是珩磨条连接的可行方式.

  9. Microstructure and mechanical properties of SiO2-BN ceramic and Invar alloy joints brazed with Ag–Cu–Ti+TiH2+BN composite filler

    Y. Wang


    Full Text Available Ag–Cu–Ti + TiH2+BN composite filler was prepared to braze SiO2-BN ceramic and Invar alloy. The interfacial microstructure, mechanical properties, and residual stress distribution of the brazed joints were investigated. The results show that a wave-like Fe2Ti–Ni3Ti structure appears in the Invar substrate and a thin TiN–TiB2 reaction layer forms adjacent to the SiO2-BN ceramic. The added BN particles react with Ti to form TiN–TiB fine-particles, which is beneficial to refine the microstructure of the brazing seam and to greatly inhibit the brittle compounds formation. The interfacial microstructure at various brazing temperatures was analyzed, and the mechanism for the interfacial reactions responsible for the bonding was proposed. The maximum shear strength of the joints brazed with the composite filler at 880 °C for 10 min is 39 MPa, which is 30% greater than that brazed with Ag–Cu–Ti alloy. The improvement of the joint strength is attributed to the variation of joint microstructure and the reduction of tensile stresses induced in the SiO2-BN ceramic. The finite element analysis indicates that the peak tensile stress decreases from 230 to 142 MPa due to the addition of BN particles in the ceramic.

  10. Wettability of Aluminum on Alumina

    Bao, Sarina; Tang, Kai; Kvithyld, Anne; Tangstad, Merete; Engh, Thorvald Abel


    The wettability of molten aluminum on solid alumina substrate has been investigated by the sessile drop technique in a 10-8 bar vacuum or under argon atmosphere in the temperature range from 1273 K to 1673 K (1000 °C to 1400 °C). It is shown that the reduction of oxide skin on molten aluminum is slow under normal pressures even with ultralow oxygen potential, but it is enhanced in high vacuum. To describe the wetting behavior of the Al-Al2O3 system at lower temperatures, a semiempirical calculation was employed. The calculated contact angle at 973 K (700 °C) is approximately 97 deg, which indicates that aluminum does not wet alumina at aluminum casting temperatures. Thus, a priming height is required for aluminum to infiltrate a filter. Wetting in the Al-Al2O3 system increases with temperature.

  11. Hot Extrusion of Aluminum Chips

    Tekkaya, A. Erman; Güley, Volkan; Haase, Matthias; Jäger, Andreas

    The process of hot extrusion is a promising approach for the direct recycling of aluminum machining chips to aluminum profiles. The presented technology is capable of saving energy, as remelting of aluminum chips can be avoided. Depending on the deformation route and process parameters, the chip-based aluminum extradates showed mechanical properties comparable or superior to cast aluminum billets extruded under the same conditions. Using different metal flow schemes utilizing different extrusion dies the mechanical properties of the profiles extruded from chips can be improved. The energy absorption capacity of the profiles the rectangular hollow profiles extruded from chips and as-cast billets were analyzed using the drop hammer test set-up. The formability of the profiles extruded from chips and as-cast material were compared using tube bending tests in a three-roller-bending machine.

  12. Preparation of big size open-cell aluminum foam board using infiltration casting

    Wang Lucai; Chen Yuyong; Wang Fang; Wu Jianguo; You Xiaohong


    This paper presents an infiltration casting technique for manufacturing big size open-cell aluminum foam boards. The principle and key technologies of infiltration casting are also analyzed. Based on the previous practice of the small size aluminum foam production, the die for preparing big size aluminum foam boards is designed and manufactured. The experiments on aluminum boards of 300 mm×300 mm×(20-75) mm, with the pore size ranging from 1.0 to 3.2 mm and average porosity of 60%, have been performed. The experimental results show that a reliable infiltration process depends critically on the pouring temperature of the molten AI-alloy, the preheated temperature of the mould and salt particles and vacuum. Current research explores the possibility of large-scale manufacturing and application of the aluminum foams.

  13. Rapidly solidified surface melts of Ni-B-Si-Cr brazing alloy

    Tucker, T. R.; Ayers, J. D.


    Sintered powder layers of a Ni-based brazing alloy were consolidated by scanned electron beam radiation to produce a continuous fused coating. The surface of this coating was then remelted by laser and electron beams under differing conditions, resulting in a variety of resolidification structures. Alloy BNi2 was chosen for these studies because it exhibits substantial hardening on grain refinement and because it can be prepared in the glassy state relatively easily. Surface microhardness for BNi2 reaches a maximum of about 1200 DPH at a cooling rate approaching 105 K/s. For higher quench rates, hardness decreases and ductility increases. As the cooling rate approaches 107 k/s, overlapping beam scans produce an extended amorphous surface. A solidification rate higher than that needed to produce an amorphous structure in a single melt pass is necessary to avoid surface cracking or crystallization when overlapping melt passes are employed.

  14. Hualu Aluminum Will Construct Large Coal-Power-Aluminum Aluminum Processing Industrial Chain


    The reporter learned from relevant departments of Baiyin City that in order to further push forward industrial upgrading,fulfill expansion and consolidation of the enterprise,Gansu Hualu Aluminum Co.,Ltd(Hualu Aluminum)will implement Out-Of-City-Into-Park project,

  15. Research Progress of Cu-base Brazing Filler Metals for Brazing Silicon Nitride Ceramics%钎焊氮化硅陶瓷的 Cu 基钎料的研究进展



    陶瓷连接技术是结构陶瓷实用化的有效手段,焊料成分对连接体的性能具有决定性作用。文章主要从焊料成分的角度,重点总结了钎焊Si3 N4陶瓷的Cu基钎焊材料的发展现状。%Joining technology of silicon nitride based materials is the most effective means for practical application.The chemical composition of adhesive has significant influence on the joining strength.The re-cent development in brazing of Si3 N4 ceramics Cu-base brazing fillers is emphatically reviewed in this paper from the point of chemical composition.

  16. Frontiers of reliability

    Basu, Asit P; Basu, Sujit K


    This volume presents recent results in reliability theory by leading experts in the world. It will prove valuable for researchers, and users of reliability theory. It consists of refereed invited papers on a broad spectrum of topics in reliability. The subjects covered include Bayesian reliability, Bayesian reliability modeling, confounding in a series system, DF tests, Edgeworth approximation to reliability, estimation under random censoring, fault tree reduction for reliability, inference about changes in hazard rates, information theory and reliability, mixture experiment, mixture of Weibul

  17. Spray Rolling Aluminum Strip

    Lavernia, E.J.; Delplanque, J-P; McHugh, K.M.


    Spray forming is a competitive low-cost alternative to ingot metallurgy for manufacturing ferrous and non-ferrous alloy shapes. It produces materials with a reduced number of processing steps, while maintaining materials properties, with the possibility of near-net-shape manufacturing. However, there are several hurdles to large-scale commercial adoption of spray forming: 1) ensuring strip is consistently flat, 2) eliminating porosity, particularly at the deposit/substrate interface, and 3) improving material yield. Through this program, a new strip/sheet casting process, termed spray rolling, has been developed, which is an innovative manufacturing technique to produce aluminum net-shape products. Spray rolling combines the benefits of twin-roll casting and conventional spray forming, showing a promising potential to overcome the above hurdles associated with spray forming. Spray rolling requires less energy and generates less scrap than conventional processes and, consequently, enables the development of materials with lower environmental impacts in both processing and final products. Spray Rolling was developed as a collaborative project between the University of California-Davis, the Colorado School of Mines, the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, and an industry team. The following objectives of this project were achieved: (1) Demonstration of the feasibility of the spray rolling process at the bench-scale level and evaluation of the materials properties of spray rolled aluminum strip alloys; and (2) Demonstration of 2X scalability of the process and documentation of technical hurdles to further scale up and initiate technology transfer to industry for eventual commercialization of the process.

  18. Microstructure of Si3 N4/Si3 N4 joint brazed using Cu-Pd-Ti alloy filler

    ZHANG Jie(张杰); N. Massaki; ZHOU Yu(周玉)


    Microstructure of the Si3 N4/Si3 N4 joint brazed using an active filler of Cu-Pd-Ti alloy was analyzed by means of EPMA and XRD. The results indicate that a perfect Si3 N4/Si3 N4 joint is obtained by using an active filler of Cu76.5Pd8.5Ti15 alloy with brazing temperature, pressure and holding time of 1 373 - 1 473 K, 2× 10-3 MPa and 1.8 ks, respectively. The filler alloy in the joint is a Cu-Pd solution containing reactant of TiN, PdTiSi and Pd2Si.The interface between the filler alloy and Si3 N4 ceramic is composed of TiN reactant.

  19. Geochemistry of Aluminum in High Temperature Brines

    Benezeth, P.; Palmer, D.A.; Wesolowski, D.J.


    The objective ofthis research is to provide quantitative data on the equilibrium and thermodynamic properties of aluminum minerals required to model changes in permeability and brine chemistry associated with fluid/rock interactions in the recharge, reservoir, and discharge zones of active geothermal systems. This requires a precise knowledge of the thermodynamics and speciation of aluminum in aqueous brines, spanning the temperature and fluid composition rangesencountered in active systems. The empirical and semi-empirical treatments of the solubility/hydrolysis experimental results on single aluminum mineral phases form the basis for the ultimate investigation of the behavior of complex aluminosilicate minerals. The principal objective in FY 1998 was to complete the solubility measurements on boehmite (AIOOH) inNaC1 media( 1 .O and 5.0 molal ionic strength, IOO-250°C). However, additional measurements were also made on boehmite solubility in pure NaOH solutions in order to bolster the database for fitting in-house isopiestic data on this system. Preliminary kinetic Measurements of the dissolution/precipitation of boehmite was also carried out, although these were also not planned in the earlier objective. The 1999 objectives are to incorporate these treatments into existing codes used by the geothermal industry to predict the chemistry ofthe reservoirs; these calculations will be tested for reliability against our laboratory results and field observations. Moreover, based on the success of the experimental methods developed in this program, we intend to use our unique high temperature pH easurement capabilities to make kinetic and equilibrium studies of pH-dependent aluminosilicate transformation reactions and other pH-dependent heterogeneous reactions.

  20. Aluminum-Free Semiconductors and Packaging

    Emanuel, M.A.


    The use of laser diodes instead of flashlamps to pump solid state lasers generally results in lighter weight, more compact systems with improved efficiency and reliability. These traits are important to a wide variety of applications in military, industrial and other areas. Common solid state laser systems such as yttrium aluminum garnet doped with neodymium or ytterbium (Nd:YAG and Yb:YAG, respectively) require pump light in the 800 to 1000 nm range, and such laser diodes have typically been fabricated in the AlGaAs material system on a GaAs substrate. Unfortunately, the presence of aluminum in or near the light-generating regions of these devices appears to limit their high-power performance, so for improved performance attention has turned to the aluminum-free (''Al-free'') material system of InGaAsP on a GaAs substrate. Laser diodes in this system offer the wavelength coverage similar to the AlGaAs/GaAs material system, and early results suggest that they may offer improved high-power performance. However, such Al-free diodes are more challenging to manufacture than AlGaAs-based devices. The goal of this LDRD project has been to evaluate Al-free diode technology in comparison with conventional AlGaAs-based structures for use in diode-pumped solid state lasers. This has been done by testing commercially available devices, surveying the literature, developing in-house capability in order to explore new device designs, and by engaging a leading university research group in the field.

  1. Subsurface Aluminum Nitride Formation in Iron-Aluminum Alloys

    Bott, June H.

    Transformation-induced plasticity (TRIP) steels containing higher amounts of aluminum than conventional steels are ideal for structural automotive parts due to their mechanical properties. However, the aluminum tends to react with any processing environment at high temperatures and therefore presents significant challenges during manufacturing. One such challenge occurs during secondary cooling, reheating, and hot-rolling and is caused by a reaction with nitrogen-rich atmospheres wherein subsurface aluminum nitride forms in addition to internal and external oxides. The nitrides are detrimental to mechanical properties and cause surface cracks. It is important to understand how these nitrides and oxides form and their consequences for the quality of steel products. This study looks at model iron-aluminum (up to 8 wt.% aluminum) alloys and uses confocal laser scanning microscopy, x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive x-ray spectrometry, and transmission electron microscopy to study the effect of various conditions on the growth and development of these precipitates in a subsurface oxygen-depleted region. By using model alloys and controlling the experimental atmosphere, this study is able to understand some of the more fundamental materials science behind aluminum nitride formation in aluminum-rich iron alloys and the relationship between internal nitride and oxide precipitation and external oxide scale morphology and composition. The iron-aluminum alloys were heated in N2 atmospheres containing oxygen impurities. It was found that nitrides formed when bulk aluminum content was below 8 wt.% when oxygen was sufficiently depleted due to the internal oxidation. In the samples containing 1 wt.% aluminum, the depth of the internal oxide and nitride zones were in agreement with a diffusion-based model. Increasing aluminum content to 3 and 5 wt% had the effects of modifying the surface-oxide scale composition and increasing its continuity

  2. Rapidly solidified aluminum alloy powder

    Cho, S.S.; Chun, B.S.; Won, C.W.; Lee, B.S.; Kim, H.K.; Ryu, M. [Chungnam National Univ., Taejon (Korea, Republic of); Antolovich, S.D. [Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA (United States)


    Miniaturization and weight reduction are becoming increasingly important in the fabrication of vehicles. In particular, aluminum-silicon alloys are the logical choice for automotive parts such as pistons and cylinders liners because of their excellent wear resistance and low coefficient of thermal expansion. However, it is difficult to produce aluminum-silicon alloys with silicon contents greater than 20 wt% via ingot metallurgy, because strength is drastically reduced by the coarsening of primary silicon particles. This article describes an investigation of rapid solidification powder metallurgy techniques developed in an effort to prevent coarsening of the primary silicon particles in aluminum-silicon alloys.

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

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


    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.

  4. The effects of fillet formation on the strength of braze pressure welded joint with high frequency induction heating

    Suzumura, A.; Inagaki, Y.; Ikeshoji, T.T.; Yamazaki, T. [Graduate School of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)


    Braze Pressure Welding (BPW) with high frequency induction heating had been invented as the new joining method for bonding general steel pipes for on-site piping without danger of fire and the dispersion in joint properties due to welder's skill. In the BPW, brazing filler is interlaid between the mating surfaces to be joined. The filler melts by heating up to joining temperature, then the welding pressure discharges it from the joining interface. At the same time, the base metals are pressure-welded to each other, and that the discharged liquid filler forms fillets around the joining area. The fillets have the effects both on relaxing the stress concentration at the joint and on increasing the joining area, which contributes to the strengthening of joint. And the pressure is comparatively low, so the deformation of joint is little. In this paper, in order to investigate the effects of fillet on strengthening the joint, the stress state around the joint area and the degree of the effect of stress concentration relaxation were analyzed by finite element analysis. So it was revealed that the fillets reduced the stress concentration and separated the maximum stress site from the edge of the joining interface. Experimentally, the fillet formation was confirmed around the BPW joining area and that BPW joint had the superior tensile strength to brazed or pressure-welded joints by tensile test of joints. (orig.)

  5. The Role of Zinc Layer During Wetting of Aluminium on Zinc-coated Steel in Laser Brazing and Welding

    Gatzen, M.; Radel, T.; Thomy, C.; Vollertsen, F.

    The zinc layer of zinc-coated steel is known to be a crucial factor for the spreading of liquid aluminium on the coated surface. For industrial brazing and welding processes these zinc-coatings enable a fluxless joining between aluminium and steel in many cases. Yet, the reason for the beneficial effect of the zinc to the wetting process is not completely understood. Fundamental investigations on the wetting behaviour of single aluminium droplets on different zinc-coated steel surfaces have revealed a distinct difference between coated surfaces at room temperature and at elevated temperature regarding the influence of different coating thicknesses. In this paper the case of continuous laser brazing and welding processes of aluminium and commercial galvanized zinc-coated steel sheets are presented. It is shown that in the case of bead-on-plate laser beam brazing, the coating thickness has a measureable effect on the resulting wetting angle and length but does not have a significant impact in case of overlap laser beam welding. This might be linked to different heat transfer conditions. The results also strongly indicate that proper initialbreakup of oxide layers is still required to accomplish good wetting on zinc-coated surfaces.

  6. Microstructure analysis of graphite/Cu joints brazed with (Cu-50TiH{sub 2}) + B composite filler

    Mao, Yangwu, E-mail: [Key Laboratory of Plasma Chemistry and Advanced Materials of Hubei Province, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan 430073 (China); Yu, Si [Key Laboratory of Plasma Chemistry and Advanced Materials of Hubei Province, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan 430073 (China); Zhang, Yizhong [Zhuzhou Cemented Carbide Cutting Tools Co., Ltd., Zhuzhou, Hunan 412007 (China); Guo, Beibei; Ma, Zhibin; Deng, Quanrong [Key Laboratory of Plasma Chemistry and Advanced Materials of Hubei Province, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan 430073 (China)


    Highlights: • TiB whiskers are synthesized in situ in the filler layer of graphite/copper joints. • Boron content has a considerable effect on the strength and microstructure of joints. • TiB whiskers could serve as reinforcements, contributing to the improvement of joints. - Abstract: Joining of carbon materials to copper will benefit the fabrication of plasma facing components for fusion applications. Graphite/Cu joints have been prepared by brazing with (Cu-50TiH{sub 2}) + B composite filler in a vacuum. The effect of boron content in the composite filler on the mechanical property and microstructure of brazed graphite/Cu joints has been investigated. The average shear strength of joints increases with boron content raising from 0 to 15 vol%. The maximum average shear strength of 19.8 MPa was obtained with boron content of 15 vol%. Then, the strength of joints decreases with boron content higher than 15 vol%. The microstructure analysis of joints brazed with (Cu-50TiH{sub 2}) + 15 vol% B filler indicates that TiB whiskers have been in situ synthesized in the filler layer. The filler layer is mainly composed of Cu based solid solution and Ti-Cu intermetallic compounds with TiB whiskers distributed inside. The distribution of TiB whiskers in the filler layer could serve as reinforcements, contributing to the improvement of graphite/Cu joints.

  7. The Elastic Constants for Wrought Aluminum Alloys

    Templin, R L; Hartmann, E C


    There are several constants which have been devised as numerical representations of the behavior of metals under the action of loadings which stress the metal within the range of elastic action. Some of these constants, such as Young's modulus of elasticity in tension and compression, shearing modulus of elasticity, and Poisson's ratio, are regularly used in engineering calculations. Precise tests and experience indicate that these elastic constants are practically unaffected by many of the factors which influence the other mechanical properties of materials and that a few careful determinations under properly controlled conditions are more useful and reliable than many determinations made under less favorable conditions. It is the purpose of this paper to outline the methods employed by the Aluminum Research Laboratories for the determination of some of these elastic constants, to list the values that have been determined for some of the wrought aluminum alloys, and to indicate the variations in the values that may be expected for some of the commercial products of these alloys.

  8. Crack repair welding by CMT brazing using low melting point filler wire for long-term used steam turbine cases of Cr-Mo-V cast steels

    Kadoi, Kota, E-mail: [Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, 1-4-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8527 (Japan); Murakami, Aoi; Shinozaki, Kenji; Yamamoto, Motomichi [Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, 1-4-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8527 (Japan); Matsumura, Hideo [Chugoku Electric Power Co., 3-9-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-0046 (Japan)


    Surface melting by gas tungsten arc (GTA) welding and overlaying by cold metal transfer (CMT) brazing using low melting point filler wire were investigated to develop a repair process for cracks in worn cast steel of steam turbine cases. Cr-Mo-V cast steel, operated for 188,500 h at 566 °C, was used as the base material. Silver and gold brazing filler wires were used as overlaying materials to decrease the heat input into the base metal and the peak temperature during the welding thermal cycle. Microstructural analysis revealed that the worn cast steel test samples contained ferrite phases with intragranular precipitates of Cr{sub 7}C{sub 3}, Mo{sub 2}C, and CrSi{sub 2} and grain boundary precipitates of Cr{sub 23}C{sub 6} and Mo{sub 2}C. CMT brazing using low melting point filler wire was found to decrease the heat input and peak temperature during the thermal cycle of the process compared with those during GTA surface melting. Thus, the process helped to inhibit the formation of hardened phases such as intermetallics and martensite in the heat affected zone (HAZ). Additionally, in the case of CMT brazing using BAg-8, the change in the hardness of the HAZ was negligible even though other processes such as GTA surface melting cause significant changes. The creep-fatigue properties of weldments produced by CMT brazing with BAg-8 were the highest, and nearly the same as those of the base metal owing to the prevention of hardened phase formation. The number of fracture cycles using GTA surface melting and CMT brazing with BAu-4 was also quite small. Therefore, CMT brazing using low melting point filler wire such as BAg-8 is a promising candidate method for repairing steam turbine cases. However, it is necessary to take alloy segregation during turbine operation into account to design a suitable filler wire for practical use.

  9. Delta-Reliability

    Eugster, P.; Guerraoui, R.; Kouznetsov, P.


    This paper presents a new, non-binary measure of the reliability of broadcast algorithms, called Delta-Reliability. This measure quantifies the reliability of practical broadcast algorithms that, on the one hand, were devised with some form of reliability in mind, but, on the other hand, are not considered reliable according to the ``traditional'' notion of broadcast reliability [HT94]. Our specification of Delta-Reliability suggests a further step towards bridging the gap between theory and...

  10. Reliability computation from reliability block diagrams

    Chelson, P. O.; Eckstein, E. Y.


    Computer program computes system reliability for very general class of reliability block diagrams. Four factors are considered in calculating probability of system success: active block redundancy, standby block redundancy, partial redundancy, and presence of equivalent blocks in the diagram.

  11. Invisible Display in Aluminum

    Prichystal, Jan Phuklin; Hansen, Hans Nørgaard; Bladt, Henrik Henriksen


    Bang & Olufsen a/s has been working with ideas for invisible integration of displays in metal surfaces. Invisible integration of information displays traditionally has been possible by placing displays behind transparent or semitransparent materials such as plastic or glass. The wish for an integ...... be obtained by shining light from the backside of the workpiece. When there is no light from the backside, the front surface seems totally untouched. This was achieved by laser ablation with ultra-short pulses.......Bang & Olufsen a/s has been working with ideas for invisible integration of displays in metal surfaces. Invisible integration of information displays traditionally has been possible by placing displays behind transparent or semitransparent materials such as plastic or glass. The wish...... for an integrated display in a metal surface is often ruled by design and functionality of a product. The integration of displays in metal surfaces requires metal removal in order to clear the area of the display to some extent. The idea behind an invisible display in Aluminum concerns the processing of a metal...

  12. Anodized aluminum on LDEF

    Golden, Johnny L.


    A compilation of reported analyses and results obtained for anodized aluminum flown on the Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF) was prepared. Chromic acid, sulfuric acid, and dyed sulfuric acid anodized surfaces were exposed to the space environment. The vast majority of the anodized surface on LDEF was chromic acid anodize because of its selection as a thermal control coating for use on the spacecraft primary structure, trays, tray clamps, and space end thermal covers. Reports indicate that the chromic acid anodize was stable in solar absorptance and thermal emittance, but that contamination effects caused increases in absorptance on surfaces exposed to low atomic oxygen fluences. There were some discrepancies, however, in that some chromic acid anodized specimens exhibited significant increases in absorptance. Sulfuric acid anodized surfaces also appeared stable, although very little surface area was available for evaluation. One type of dyed sulfuric acid anodize was assessed as an optical baffle coating and was observed to have improved infrared absorptance characteristics with exposure on LDEF.

  13. 一种新型钎料的成型方法及应用%Forming method and its application of a novel brazing filler metal

    王星星; 龙伟民; 于新泉; 裴夤崟; 孙华为; 程亚芳


    主要设计了一种新型钎料的成型模具——三叶内摆线形滚动拉丝模,对其结构特征给以描述,通过算例将新型钎料与棒状钎料进行对比,详细介绍新型三叶内摆线形钎料的实现过程.结果表明,与棒状钎料相比,新型三叶内摆线形钎料与三钢球的接触面积大,增加幅度为15%~50%.在拉拔长度一定的条件下,与等横截面积的棒状钎料相比,三叶内摆线形钎料的横截面周长及体表面积较大.设计的新型钎料成型模具可有效减少能耗,提高拉拔效率,实现三叶内摆线形新型钎料的产业化.%A wire drawing dies of new brazing filler metal was designed.The structure feature of this wire drawing dies was described,and the body surface area of the new brazing filler metal was compared with rod-like brazing filler metal through examples,the process of trefoil hypocycloid brazing filler metal was introduced in detail.The results indicate that the contact area of trefoil hypocycloid brazing filler metal and three steel ball is larger about 15%~50% than the rod-like brazing filler metal.As compared to general trod-like brazing filler metal,the cross-sectional perimeter and body surface area of trefoil hypocycloid brazing filler metal is also larger under the same drawing length.The novel wire drawing dies can effectively reduce energy consumption and improve the drawing efficiency.Industrialization of trefoil hypocycloid new brazing filler metal would be realized in future.

  14. Microstructure and mechanical properties of joints in sintered SiC fiber-bonded ceramics brazed with Ag Cu Ti alloy

    Singh, Mrityunjay [NASA-Glenn Research Center, Cleveland; Asthana, Rajiv [University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie; Ishikawa, Toshihiro [Ube Industries, Ltd.; Matsunaga, Tadashi [Ube Industries, Ltd.; Lin, Hua-Tay [ORNL


    Active metal brazing of a new high thermal conductivity sintered SiC-polycrystalline fiber-bonded ceramic (SA-Tyrannohexs) has been carried out using a Ti-containing Ag Cu active braze alloy (Cusil-ABAs). The brazed composite joints were characterized using scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (SEM EDS). The results show that this material can be successfully joined using judiciously selected off-the shelf active braze alloys to yield metallurgically sound joints possessing high integrity. Uniform and continuous joints were obtained irrespective of differences in the fiber orientation in the substrate material. Detailed interfacial microanalysis showed that the titanium reacts with C and Si to form TiC layer and a Ti Si compound, respectively. Furthermore, the evaluation of shear strength of the joints was also conducted at ambient and elevated temperatures in air using the single-lap offset (SLO) shear test. The perpendicular-type SA-Tyrannohex joints exhibited apparent shear strengths of about 42 MPa and 25 MPa at 650 1C and 750 1C, respectively. The fracture at the higher temperature occurred at the interface between the reactionformed TiC layer and braze. This might be caused by generation of stress intensity when a shear stress was applied, according to m-FEA simulation results.

  15. VLSI Reliability in Europe

    Verweij, Jan F.


    Several issue's regarding VLSI reliability research in Europe are discussed. Organizations involved in stimulating the activities on reliability by exchanging information or supporting research programs are described. Within one such program, ESPRIT, a technical interest group on IC reliability was

  16. Gas evolution behavior of aluminum in mortar

    Hashizume, Shuji; Matsumoto, Junko; Banba, Tsunetaka [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan). Tokai Research Establishment


    As a part of study of leaching behavior for solidified dry low level radioactive waste, gas evolution behavior of aluminum in mortar was investigated, and a plan of our research was proposed. The effect of pH on corrosion rate of aluminum, corrosion product, time dependency of corrosion rate of aluminum in mortar, change of corrosion mechanism, the effects of Na, Ca and Cl ions on corrosion rate of aluminum in mortar and corrosion behavior of aluminum when aluminum was used as sacrificed anode in reinforced concrete were previously clarified. Study of the effects of environmental factors such as pH, kind of ions and temperature on gas evolution behavior of aluminum and the effect of aluminum/carbon steel surface ratio no gas evolution behavior of aluminum were planed. (author). 75 refs.

  17. Tensile, Fatigue, and Creep Properties of Aluminum Heat Exchanger Tube Alloys for Temperatures from 293 K to 573 K (20 °C to 300 °C)

    Kahl, Sören; Ekström, Hans-Erik; Mendoza, Jesus


    Since automotive heat exchangers are operated at varying temperatures and under varying pressures, both static and dynamic mechanical properties should be known at different temperatures. Tubes are the most critical part of the most heat exchangers made from aluminum brazing sheet. We present tensile test, stress amplitude-fatigue life, and creep-rupture data of six AA3XXX series tube alloys after simulated brazing for temperatures ranging from 293 K to 573 K (20 °C to 300 °C). While correlations between several mechanical properties are strong, ranking of alloys according to one property cannot be safely deduced from the known ranking according to another property. The relative reduction in creep strength with increasing temperature is very similar for all six alloys, but the general trends are also strong with respect to tensile and fatigue properties; an exception is one alloy that exhibits strong Mg-Si precipitation activity during fatigue testing at elevated temperatures. Interrupted fatigue tests indicated that the crack growth time is negligible compared to the crack initiation time. Fatigue lifetimes are reduced by creep processes for temperatures above approximately 423 K (150 °C). When mechanical properties were measured at several temperatures, interpolation to other temperatures within the same temperature range was possible in most cases, using simple and well-established equations.

  18. Low-aluminum content iron-aluminum alloys

    Sikka, V.K.; Goodwin, G.M.; Alexander, D.J. [and others


    The low-aluminum-content iron-aluminum program deals with the development of a Fe-Al alloy with aluminum content such as a produce the minimum environmental effect at room temperature. The FAPY is an Fe-16 at. % Al-based alloy developed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory as the highest aluminum-containing alloy with essentially no environmental effect. The chemical composition for FAPY in weight percent is: aluminum = 8.46, chromium = 5.50, zirconium = 0.20, carbon = 0.03, molybdenum = 2.00, yttrium = 0.10 and iron = 83.71. The ignots of the alloy can be hot worked by extrusion, forging, and rolling processes. The hot-worked cast structure can be cold worked with intermediate anneals at 800{degrees}C. Typical room-temperature ductility of the fine-grained wrought structure is 20 to 25% for this alloy. In contrast to the wrought structure, the cast ductility at room temperature is approximately 1% with a transition temperature of approximately 100 to 150{degrees}C, above which ductility values exceed 20%. The alloy has been melted and processed into bar, sheet, and foil. The alloy has also been cast into slabs, step-blocks of varying thicknesses, and shapes. The purpose of this section is to describe the welding response of cast slabs of three different thicknesses of FAPY alloy. Tensile, creep, and Charpy-impact data of the welded plates are also presented.

  19. Effects of Al2O3 Particulates on the Thickness of Reaction Layer of Al2O3 Joints Brazed with Al2O3-Particulate-Contained Composite Filler Materials

    Jianguo YANG; Jingwei WU; Hongyuan FANG


    In order to understand the rate-controlling process for the interfacial layer growth of brazing joints brazed with activecomposite filler materials, the thickness of brazing joints brazed with conventional active filler metal and activecomposite filler materials with different volume fraction of Al2O3 particulate was studied. The experimental resultsindicate although there are Al2O3 particulates added into active filler metals, the time dependence of interfacial layergrowth is t2 as described by Fickian law for the joints brazed with conventional active filler metal. It also shows thatthe key factor affecting the interfacial layer growth is the volume fraction of alumina in the composite filler materialcompared with the titanium weight fraction in the filler material.

  20. Joining technologies for the 1990s: welding, brazing, soldering, mechanical, explosive, solid-state, adhesive

    Buckley, J.D.; Stein, B.A.


    A compilation of papers presented in a joint NASA, American Society for Metals, The George Washington University, American Welding Society, and Society of Manufacturing Engineers Conference on Welding, Bonding, and Fastening at Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, on October 23 to 25, 1984 is given. Papers were presented on technology developed in current research programs relevant to welding, bonding, and fastening of structural materials required in fabricating structures and mechanical systems used in the aerospace, hydrospace, and automotive industries. Topics covered in the conference included equipment, hardware and materials used when welding, brazing, and soldering, mechanical fastening, explosive welding, use of unique selected joining techniques, adhesives bonding, and nondestructive evaluation. A concept of the factory of the future was presented, followed by advanced welding techniques, automated equipment for welding, welding in a cryogenic atmosphere, blind fastening, stress corrosion resistant fasteners, fastening equipment, explosive welding of different configurations and materials, solid-state bonding, electron beam welding, new adhesives, effects of cryogenics on adhesives, and new techniques and equipment for adhesive bonding. For individual titles see N86-11228 through N86-11255.

  1. Critical Issues for Producing UHTC-Brazed Joints: Wetting and Reactivity

    Passerone, A.; Muolo, M. L.; Valenza, F.


    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.

  2. Joining technologies for the 1990s: Welding, brazing, soldering, mechanical, explosive, solid-state, adhesive

    Buckley, John D. (Editor); Stein, Bland A. (Editor)


    A compilation of papers presented in a joint NASA, American Society for Metals, The George Washington University, American Welding Society, and Society of Manufacturing Engineers Conference on Welding, Bonding, and Fastening at Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, on October 23 to 25, 1984 is given. Papers were presented on technology developed in current research programs relevant to welding, bonding, and fastening of structural materials required in fabricating structures and mechanical systems used in the aerospace, hydrospace, and automotive industries. Topics covered in the conference included equipment, hardware and materials used when welding, brazing, and soldering, mechanical fastening, explosive welding, use of unique selected joining techniques, adhesives bonding, and nondestructive evaluation. A concept of the factory of the future was presented, followed by advanced welding techniques, automated equipment for welding, welding in a cryogenic atmosphere, blind fastening, stress corrosion resistant fasteners, fastening equipment, explosive welding of different configurations and materials, solid-state bonding, electron beam welding, new adhesives, effects of cryogenics on adhesives, and new techniques and equipment for adhesive bonding.

  3. Scaleable Clean Aluminum Melting Systems

    Han, Q.; Das, S.K. (Secat, Inc.)


    The project entitled 'Scaleable Clean Aluminum Melting Systems' was a Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) between Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Secat Inc. The three-year project was initially funded for the first year and was then canceled due to funding cuts at the DOE headquarters. The limited funds allowed the research team to visit industrial sites and investigate the status of using immersion heaters for aluminum melting applications. Primary concepts were proposed on the design of furnaces using immersion heaters for melting. The proposed project can continue if the funding agency resumes the funds to this research. The objective of this project was to develop and demonstrate integrated, retrofitable technologies for clean melting systems for aluminum in both the Metal Casting and integrated aluminum processing industries. The scope focused on immersion heating coupled with metal circulation systems that provide significant opportunity for energy savings as well as reduction of melt loss in the form of dross. The project aimed at the development and integration of technologies that would enable significant reduction in the energy consumption and environmental impacts of melting aluminum through substitution of immersion heating for the conventional radiant burner methods used in reverberatory furnaces. Specifically, the program would couple heater improvements with furnace modeling that would enable cost-effective retrofits to a range of existing furnace sizes, reducing the economic barrier to application.

  4. Dissolution behavior of Cu in Cu-Ag and Cu-P brazing alloys using weld brazing%溶解钎焊时Cu在Cu-Ag及Cu-P合金钎料中的溶解行为

    李一楠; 王长文; 彭子龙; 闫久春; 刘雪松


    研究溶解钎焊条件下母材Cu在Cu-Ag及Cu-P合金钎料中的溶解行为.测量了在800~920℃的温度范围内铜箔在Cu-P和Cu-Ag合金中的溶解厚度.推导并计算出Cu在这两种合金钎料中的溶解速度常数存在如下关系:kCu-p(T)=10kCu-A(T).结果表明,采用溶解钎焊工艺时在相同条件下液态Cu-P合金对母材Cu的溶解量大于Cu-Ag合金的.由于溶解钎焊工艺在一个热循环内具有反应时间短和温度变化快的特点,因此Cu在液态钎料中快的溶解反应速度是实现溶解钎焊的根本原因.同时,P元素与Ag元素相比具有加速溶解母材的作用,是实现溶解钎焊必不可少的合金元素.研究了合金元素的添加对焊接接头力学性能的影响,提出了获得良好力学性能的钎料成分设计原则.%The dissolution behavior of base metal Cu in the Cu-Ag and Cu-P brazing alloys using weld brazing was researched.The thickness loss of Cu foil in contact with Cu-P and Cu-Ag alloys at 800-920 ℃ was measured.And the dissolution rate constants in both alloys were calculated as the following relation:kcu-p(T)=1 0kCu.Ag(T),which explains the special phenomenon that the dissolving amount of copper in Cu-P liquid alloys is larger than that in Cu-Ag alloys under the same condition.As weld brazing has its own characteristics of short reaction time and quick temperature variation in one thermal cycle,the quick dissolution rate of copper in filler metals is the main reason to achieve weld brazing.It can be concluded that element P is indispensable in filler metals compared with element Ag as the function of accelerating dissolution during weld brazing.Finally,the influences of the addition of alloy element on mechanical performance of the welding joints were studied and the design principles of filler metals for weld brazing were proposed to achieve good mechanical performance.

  5. Brazing of Mo to a CuZr alloy for the production of bimetallic raw materials for the CLIC accelerating structures

    Salvo, M; Heikkinen, Samuli; Salvo, Milena; Casalegno, Valentina; Sgobba, Stefano; Rizzo, Stefano; Izquierdo, Gonzalo Arnau; Taborelli, Mauro


    Future linear accelerators, as CLIC (Compact Linear Collider), are extremely demanding in terms of material properties. Traditionally accelerating structure is made of brazed OFE copper parts. For the high conducting regions submitted to mechanical fatigue, CuZr would represent an improved selection than pure copper while for regions where the highest electric field is applied a refractory metal, i.e. Mo, could result in a better performance. The feasibility of joining such materials, namely CuZr (UNS C15000) and pure Mo has been investigated. The joining method developed and investigated here consists in a vacuum brazing process exploiting a Cu-based brazing filler applied under appropriate vacuum conditions. Apparent shear strength (adapted from ASTM B898) on the joined samples was about 200 MPa. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  6. Silicon high vacuum brazing study and microstructural analysis of the joint formation; Estudo da brasagem de silicio em alto vacuo e analise microestructural da juncao

    Santana, E.C.A. [Universidade Estadual Paulista - UNESP, Campus de Guaratingueta, SP (Brazil); Francisco, F.R.; Bagnato, O.R. [Laboratorio Nacional de Luz Sincrotron - LNLS, Campinas, SP (Brazil)], e-mail:


    On the project of Synchrotron Light Source, silicon-crystal are often used as monochromator and mirrors, to reflect the electrons beam. Silicon is known as a very fragile material, and its optical elements must be designed carefully. Usually, it is bonded in a cooling support made by copper. Thermal contact between the crystal plate and cooling support is made of In-Ga liquid alloy. Due to the difficult of this bonding, brazing tests are being taken with Fe-Ni alloy, in order to improve the silicon mirrors application and performance. Wet ability tests were performed between the silicon plate and commercial fillers. A brazing test was made of silicon and Al12Si, as filler, with Fe-Ni, as base material. Results of microstructure analysis indicated that the braze of a silicon plate is quite promissory. (author)

  7. Microstructure and Mechanical Performance of Cu-Sn-Ti-Based Active Braze Alloy Containing In Situ Formed Nano-Sized TiC Particles

    Leinenbach, Christian; Transchel, Robert; Gorgievski, Klea; Kuster, Friedrich; Elsener, Hans Rudolf; Wegener, Konrad


    A Cu-Sn-Ti-based active brazing filler alloy was in situ reinforced with nanosized TiC particles by adding different amounts of a cellulose nitride-based binder. The TiC particles emanate from a reaction of the Ti within the filler alloy with the carbon from the binder that does not decompose completely during heating. The correlation between the microstructure and mechanical performance was studied. In addition, the effect of different binder amounts on the shear strength and cutting performance of brazed diamond grains was studied in shear tests and single grain cutting tests. The results clearly show that the mechanical performance of the brazed diamond grains can be improved by the formation of TiC particles. This is attributed to particle strengthening of the filler alloy matrix as well as to the decreasing grain size and more homogeneous distribution of the (Cu,Sn)3Ti5 phase with increasing amount of binder.

  8. Reliability Oriented Design of a Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Microinverter

    Shen, Yanfeng; Wang, Huai; Blaabjerg, Frede


    High reliability performance of microinverters in Photovoltaic (PV) systems is a merit to match lifetime with PV panels, and to reduce the required maintenance efforts and costs. This digest applies a reliability oriented design method for a grid-connected PV microinverter to achieve specific...... lifetime requirement. Reliability allocation is performed from system-level requirement to component-level reliability design target. Special attentions are paid to reliability-critical components, e.g., GaN HEMTs and the dc-link aluminum electrolytic capacitor. A design flow chart, including key steps...... of mission profile based long-term stress analysis, lifetime predication, and reliability modeling are presented. A case study of a 300 W two-stage PV microinverter is used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the design method....

  9. Reliability Generalization: "Lapsus Linguae"

    Smith, Julie M.


    This study examines the proposed Reliability Generalization (RG) method for studying reliability. RG employs the application of meta-analytic techniques similar to those used in validity generalization studies to examine reliability coefficients. This study explains why RG does not provide a proper research method for the study of reliability,…

  10. Joining of Si3N4 ceramic using PdCo(NiSiB)-V system brazing filler alloy and interfacial reactions

    Huaping Xiong; Bo Chen; Yu Pan; Wanlin Guo; Wei Mao; Qingsong Ma


    The wettability of V-active PdCo-based alloys on Si3N4 ceramic was studied with the sessile drop method. And the alloy of Pd50.0-Co33.7-Ni4.0-Si2.0-B0.7-V9.6 (wt%), was developed for Si3N4 ceramic joining in the present investigation. The rapidly-solidified brazing foils were fabricated by the alloy Pd50.0-Co33.7-Ni4.0-Si2.0-B0.7-V9.6. The average room-temperature three-point bend strength of the Si3N4/Si3N4 joints brazed at 1453 K for 10 min was 205.6 MPa, and the newly developed braze gives joint strengths of 210.9 MPa, 206.6 MPa and 80.2 MPa at high temperatures of 973 K, 1073 K and 1173 K respectively. The interfacial reaction products in the Si3N4/Si3N4 joint brazed at 1453 K for 10 min were identified to be VN and Pd2Si by XRD analysis. Based on the XEDS analysis result, the residual brazing alloy existing at the central part of the joint was verified as Co-rich phases, in which the concentration of element Pd was high up to 18.0-19.1 at%. The mechanism of the interfacial reactions was discussed. Pd should be a good choice as useful alloying element in newer high-temperature braze candidates for the joining of Si-based ceramics.

  11. Joining of Si3N4 ceramic using PdCo(NiSiB–V system brazing filler alloy and interfacial reactions

    Huaping Xiong


    Full Text Available The wettability of V-active PdCo-based alloys on Si3N4 ceramic was studied with the sessile drop method. And the alloy of Pd50.0–Co33.7–Ni4.0–Si2.0–B0.7–V9.6 (wt%, was developed for Si3N4 ceramic joining in the present investigation. The rapidly-solidified brazing foils were fabricated by the alloy Pd50.0–Co33.7–Ni4.0–Si2.0–B0.7–V9.6. The average room-temperature three-point bend strength of the Si3N4/Si3N4 joints brazed at 1453 K for 10 min was 205.6 MPa, and the newly developed braze gives joint strengths of 210.9 MPa, 206.6 MPa and 80.2 MPa at high temperatures of 973 K, 1073 K and 1173 K respectively. The interfacial reaction products in the Si3N4/Si3N4 joint brazed at 1453 K for 10 min were identified to be VN and Pd2Si by XRD analysis. Based on the XEDS analysis result, the residual brazing alloy existing at the central part of the joint was verified as Co-rich phases, in which the concentration of element Pd was high up to 18.0–19.1 at%. The mechanism of the interfacial reactions was discussed. Pd should be a good choice as useful alloying element in newer high-temperature braze candidates for the joining of Si-based ceramics.

  12. Cu含量对Ag-Cu钎料钎焊透氧膜界面结构的影响%Effect of Cu Content on Interface Microstructures of Oxygen-Permeable Membrane Brazed with Ag-Cu Brazing Filler

    王方; 张玉文; 丁伟中; 鲁雄刚


    采用Ag-Cu钎料用于透氧膜与不锈钢支撑体之间的封接,研究了Cu含量对Ag-Cu钎料钎焊透氧膜界面结构的影响.利用SEM对连接界面的显微组织进行观察,并用EDS对界面的相组成进行分析.结果表明:纯Ag与透氧膜陶瓷之间的连接界面无元素互扩散;Ag中少量1 at%Cu的添加并未明显改善钎焊连接界面:当Cu含量增加到3.3 at%时,在透氧膜一侧生成一层由Cu和Ag扩散所致的厚度约200 μm的反应层,反应层的生成表明Ag-3.3Cu钎料与透氧膜之间具有良好的润湿性和界面结合.%Ag-Cu brazing filler were adopted to seal oxygen-permeable membrane ceramics and stainless steel support, and the effect of Cu content on interface microstructure of oxygen-permeable membrane brazed with Ag-Cu brazing filler was investigated. The microstructure of the interface was observed by SEM and the constituent phases were analyzed by EDS. The results show that no elemental interdiffusion occurs in the interface of pure Ag and oxygen-permeable membrane; the addition of 1 at%Cu doesn't improve the bonding of the interface obviously; when the Cu content reaches 3.3 at%, a reaction layer of about 200μrn in thickness forms on the membrane side due to the diffusion of Cu and Ag, which indicates the good wetting ability and interface bonding between Ag-3.3Cu brazing filler and oxygen-permeable membrane.

  13. Environmental Control over the Primary Aluminum Industry


    <正> To strengthen environmental control over theprimary aluminum industry,the State Environ-mental Protection Administration of China hasrecently issued a notice addressing the follow-ing points:Strengthening environmental control over theexisting primary aluminum companies

  14. Decreasing residual aluminum level in drinking water

    王志红; 崔福义


    The relativity of coagulant dosage, residual turbidity, temperature, pH etc. with residual aluminum concentration were investigated, and several important conclusions were achieved. Firstly, dosage of alum-coagulant or PAC1 influences residual aluminum concentration greatly. There is an optimal-dosage-to-aluminum, a bit less than the optimal-dosage-to-turbidity. Secondly, it proposes that decreasing residual aluminum concentration can be theoretically divided into two methods, either decreasing (even removing) the concentration of particulate aluminum component, or decreasing dissolved aluminum. In these tests there is an optimal value of residual turbidity of postprecipitation at 7.0 NTU. Thirdly, residual aluminum level will increase while water temperature goes higher. At the last, optimal pH value corresponds a minimum dissolved aluminum at a given turbidity. Data shows the optimal pH value decreases with water temperature's increasing.

  15. 21 CFR 172.310 - Aluminum nicotinate.


    ... Special Dietary and Nutritional Additives § 172.310 Aluminum nicotinate. Aluminum nicotinate may be safely... additive, expressed as niacin, shall appear on the label of the food additive container or on that of...

  16. Oceanic corrosion test of bare and zinc-protected aluminum alloys for seawater heat exchangers. Final Report

    Sasscer, D.S.; Morgan, T.O.; Rivera, C.


    Bare 3004 tubes, 7072 Alclad 3004 tubes, and bare and zinc diffusion treated 3003 extrusions from a brazed aluminum, plate-fin heat exchanger were exposed to 1.8 m/sec flowing seawater aboard an open ocean test facility moored 3.4 km off the southeast coast of Puerto Rico. After six months exposure, the average corrosion rates for most varieties of aluminum materials converged to a low value of 0.015 mm/yr (0.6 mils/yr). Pitting did not occur in bare 3003 and 3004 samples during the six month test. Pitting did occur to varying degrees in the Alclad and zinc diffusion treated material, but did not penetrate to the base metal. Biofouling countermeasures (intermittent chlorination and brushing) did not affect the corrosion rates to any significant extent. Intermittent chlorination at a level of 0.5 ppm for 28 minutes daily controlled microbiofouling of the samples but did not prevent the development of a macrobiofouling community in areas of the plumbing with low flow.

  17. Effects of Gap Width and Groove on the Mechanical Properties of Butt Joint Between Aluminum Alloy and Stainless Steel

    Honggang DONG; Chuanqing LIAO


    Butt joining of 5A02 aluminum alloy to 304 stainless steel sheets was conducted using gas tungsten arc welding process with Al-12%Si (wt.%,the same below) and Zn-15%Al flux-cored filler wires.The effects of gap width and groove in steel side on the microstructure and tensile strength of the resultant joints were investigated.For the joint made with 0 mm-wide gap and without groove in steel side,severe incomplete brazing zone occurred along the steel side and bottom surfaces,and consequently seriously deteriorated the joint strength.However,presetting 1.5 mm-wide gap or with groove in steel side could promote the wetting of molten filler metal on the faying surfaces,and then significantly enhance the resultant joint strength.Moreover,post-weld heat treatment could further improve the tensile strength of the joints.During tensile testing,the specimens from the joints made with Al-12%Si flux-cored filler wire fractured through the weld or interfacial layer,but those from the heat-treated joints made with Zn-15%Al flux-cored filler wire fractured in the aluminum base metal.

  18. Aluminum Nanoarrays for Plasmon-Enhanced Light Harvesting.

    Lee, Minah; Kim, Jong Uk; Lee, Ki Joong; Ahn, SooHoon; Shin, Yong-Beom; Shin, Jonghwa; Park, Chan Beum


    The practical limits of coinage-metal-based plasmonic materials demand sustainable, abundant alternatives with a wide plasmonic range of the solar energy spectrum. Aluminum (Al) is an emerging alternative, but its instability in aqueous environments critically limits its applicability to various light-harvesting systems. Here, we report a design strategy to achieve a robust platform for plasmon-enhanced light harvesting using Al nanostructures. The incorporation of mussel-inspired polydopamine nanolayers in the Al nanoarrays allowed for the reliable use of Al plasmonic resonances in a highly corrosive photocatalytic redox solution and provided nanoscale arrangement of organic photosensitizers on Al surfaces. The Al-photosensitizer core-shell assemblies exhibited plasmon-enhanced light absorption, which resulted in a 300% efficiency increase in photo-to-chemical conversion. Our strategy enables stable and advanced use of aluminum for plasmonic light harvesting.

  19. The effect of zinc on the aluminum anode of the aluminum-air battery

    Tang, Yougen; Lu, Lingbin; Roesky, Herbert W.; Wang, Laiwen; Huang, Baiyun

    Aluminum is an ideal material for batteries, due to its excellent electrochemical performance. Herein, the effect of zinc on the aluminum anode of the aluminum-air battery, as an additive for aluminum alloy and electrolytes, has been studied. The results show that zinc can decrease the anodic polarization, restrain the hydrogen evolution and increase the anodic utilization rate.


    Mohammed Ali Hajeeh


    Full Text Available Minimizing the amount of scrap generated in an aluminum extrusion process. An optimizing model is constructed in order to select the best cutting patterns of aluminum logs and billets of various sizes and shapes. The model applied to real data obtained from an existing extrusion factory in Kuwait. Results from using the suggested model provided substantial reductions in the amount of scrap generated. Using sound mathematical approaches contribute significantly in reducing waste and savings when compared to the existing non scientific techniques.

  1. TC4钛合金真空钎焊接头显微组织分析%Analysis of TC4 Titanium Alloy Vacuum Brazing Joint Microstructure



      采用Ag-Cu-Ti钎料对TC4钛合金进行真空钎焊;采用金相分析、扫描电镜对钎缝的组织结构、元素分布情况进行分析,并对焊件的整体力学性能进行拉伸测试。结果表明,TC4合金板真空钎焊搭接接头处抗剪强度在200MPa以上,钎焊接头处总体的力学性能优于母材;钎缝与基体相临的部位析出了弥散相,钎缝处有Cu的固溶体析出;焊接接头中的主要元素Ti、Al、V、Ag、Cu呈规律性分布,钎缝及扩散区域得到以细小笋状的方式生长的Cu基固溶体,是为Ag-Cu共晶组织。%Vacuum brazing of TC4 was carried out with Ag-Cu-Ti filler metal. Organizational structure, element distribution of brazed joints were investigated by means of scanning electron microscopy and metallographic microscope, and the joint whole mechanical property was determined by tensile testing method. The results show that shear strength for the brazing joint of TC4 titanium alloy is above 200MPa and whole mechanical property of the brazing joint are better than base metal. Dispersed network phase form between base metal and brazing seam, and Cu-based solid solution separate out in the brazing seam. Ti, Al, V, Ag and Cu of the brazing joint were regular distribution. Ag-Cu eutectic structure of brazing seam and diffuse region were grown by slender and small bamboo shoots mode.

  2. Electrochemical Behavior of Aluminum in Nitric Acid

    CHEN; Hui; ZHU; Li-yang; LIN; Ru-shan; TAN; Hong-bin; HE; Hui


    Aluminum is one of cladding materials for nuclear fuel,it is important to investigate the electrolytic dissolution of aluminum in nitric acid.The electrochemical impedance spectroscopy,polarization curve and cyclic voltammetry cure of anodic aluminum electrode in nitric acid under various conditions were collected(Fig.1).It turns out,under steady state,the thickness of the passivated film of aluminum

  3. Fabrication of divertor mock-up with ODS-Cu and W by the improved brazing technique

    Tokitani, M.; Hamaji, Y.; Hiraoka, Y.; Masuzaki, S.; Tamura, H.; Noto, H.; Tanaka, T.; Muroga, T.; Sagara, A.; FFHR Design Group


    Copper alloy has been considered as a divertor cooling tube or heat sink not only in the helical reactor FFHR-d1 but also in the tokamak DEMO reactor, because it has a high thermal conductivity. This work focused on applying an oxide dispersion strengthened copper alloy (ODS-Cu), GlidCop® (Cu-0.3 wt%Al2O3) as the divertor heat sink material of FFHR-d1. This alloy has superior high temperature yield strength exceeding 300 MPa at room temperature even after annealing up to ~1000 °C. The change in material properties of Pure-Cu, GlidCop® and CuCrZr by neutron irradiation are summarized in this paper. A primary dose limit is the radiation-induced hardening/softening (~0.2 dpa/1-2 dpa) which has a temperature dependence. According to such an evaluation, the GlidCop® can be selected as the current best candidate material in the commercial base of the divertor heat sink, and its temperature should be maintained as close as possible to 300 °C during operation. Bonding between the W armour and the GlidCop® heat sink was successfully performed by using an improved brazing technique with BNi-6 (Ni-11%P) filler material. The bonding strength was measured by a three-point bending test and reached up to approximately 200 MPa. Surprisingly, several specimens showed an obvious yield point. This means that the BNi-6 brazing (bonding) layer caused relaxation of the applied stress. The small-scale divertor mock-up of the W/BNi-6/GlidCop® was successfully fabricated by using the improved brazing technique. The heat loading test was carried out by the electron beam device ACT2 in NIFS. The mock-up showed an excellent heat removal capability for use in the FFHR-d1 divertor.

  4. Corrosion in artificial saliva of a Ni-Cr-based dental alloy joined by TIG welding and conventional brazing.

    Matos, Irma C; Bastos, Ivan N; Diniz, Marília G; de Miranda, Mauro S


    Fixed prosthesis and partial dental prosthesis frameworks are usually made from welded Ni-Cr-based alloys. These structures can corrode in saliva and have to be investigated to establish their safety. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the corrosion behavior of joints joined by tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding and conventional brazing in specimens made of commercial Ni-Cr alloy in Fusayama artificial saliva at 37°C (pH 2.5 and 5.5). Eighteen Ni-Cr base metal specimens were cast and welded by brazing or tungsten inert gas methods. The specimens were divided into 3 groups (base metal, 2 welded specimens), and the composition and microstructure were qualitatively evaluated. The results of potential corrosion and corrosion current density were analyzed with a 1-way analysis of variance and the Tukey test for pairwise comparisons (α=.05). Base metal and tungsten inert gas welded material showed equivalent results in electrochemical corrosion tests, while the air-torched specimens exhibited low corrosion resistance. The performance was worst at pH 2.5. These results suggest that tungsten inert gas is a suitable welding process for use in dentistry, because the final microstructure does not reduce the corrosion resistance in artificial saliva at 37°C, even in a corrosion-testing medium that facilitates galvanic corrosion processes. Moreover, the corrosion current density of brazed Ni-Cr alloy joints was significantly higher (P<.001) than the base metal and tungsten inert gas welded joints. Copyright © 2015 Editorial Council for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  5. Guangxi Aluminum Giant Made Investment in Changfeng


    <正>A aluminum processing and supporting project (450,000 tons) of Hefei Guangyin Aluminum Company kicked off in Xiatang Town of Changfeng County recently. It is a project jointly invested by Guangxi Investment Group and Guangxi Baise Guangyin Aluminum in Xiatang Town of Changfeng County.

  6. Recovering aluminum from aluminum dross in a DC electric-arc rotary furnace

    Tzonev, Tz.; Lucheva, B.


    The recycling of aluminum scrap and dross yields significant economic and energy savings, as well environmental benefits. The recovery of aluminum depends on many factors. The aim of this work is to experimentally investigate aluminum recovery under different conditions. In this study, aluminum dross was processed in a direct-current electric-arc rotary furnace. The presence of crushing refractory bodies during processing was found to increase the degree of aluminum recovery by about ten percent.

  7. Luminescent properties of aluminum hydride

    Baraban, A.P.; Gabis, I.E.; Dmitriev, V.A. [Saint-Petersburg State University, Department of Physics, Saint-Petersburg 198504 (Russian Federation); Dobrotvorskii, M.A., E-mail: [Saint-Petersburg State University, Department of Physics, Saint-Petersburg 198504 (Russian Federation); Kuznetsov, V.G. [Saint-Petersburg State University, Department of Physics, Saint-Petersburg 198504 (Russian Federation); Matveeva, O.P. [National Mineral Resources University, Saint Petersburg 199106 (Russian Federation); Titov, S.A. [Petersburg State University of Railway Transport, Saint-Petersburg 190031 (Russian Federation); Voyt, A.P.; Elets, D.I. [Saint-Petersburg State University, Department of Physics, Saint-Petersburg 198504 (Russian Federation)


    We studied cathodoluminescence and photoluminescence of α-AlH{sub 3}– a likely candidate for use as possible hydrogen carrier in hydrogen-fueled vehicles. Luminescence properties of original α-AlH{sub 3} and α-AlH{sub 3} irradiated with ultraviolet were compared. The latter procedure leads to activation of thermal decomposition of α-AlH{sub 3} and thus has a practical implementation. We showed that the original and UV-modified aluminum hydride contain luminescence centers ‐ structural defects of the same type, presumably hydrogen vacancies, characterized by a single set of characteristic bands of radiation. The observed luminescence is the result of radiative intracenter relaxation of the luminescence center (hydrogen vacancy) excited by electrons or photons, and its intensity is defined by the concentration of vacancies, and the area of their possible excitation. UV-activation of the dehydrogenation process of aluminum hydride leads to changes in the spatial distribution of the luminescence centers. For short times of exposure their concentration increases mainly in the surface regions of the crystals. At high exposures, this process extends to the bulk of the aluminum hydride and ends with a decrease in concentration of luminescence centers in the surface region. - Highlights: • Aluminum hydride contains hydrogen vacancies which serve as luminescence centers. • The luminescence is the result of radiative relaxation of excited centers. • Hydride UV-irradiation alters distribution and concentration of luminescence centers.

  8. Aluminum break-point contacts

    Heinemann, Martina; Groot, R.A. de


    Ab initio molecular dynamics is used to study the contribution of a single Al atom to an aluminum breakpoint contact during the final stages of breaking and the initial stages of the formation of such a contact. A hysteresis effect is found in excellent agreement with experiment and the form of the

  9. Assuring reliability program effectiveness.

    Ball, L. W.


    An attempt is made to provide simple identification and description of techniques that have proved to be most useful either in developing a new product or in improving reliability of an established product. The first reliability task is obtaining and organizing parts failure rate data. Other tasks are parts screening, tabulation of general failure rates, preventive maintenance, prediction of new product reliability, and statistical demonstration of achieved reliability. Five principal tasks for improving reliability involve the physics of failure research, derating of internal stresses, control of external stresses, functional redundancy, and failure effects control. A final task is the training and motivation of reliability specialist engineers.

  10. The Accelerator Reliability Forum

    Lüdeke, Andreas; Giachino, R


    A high reliability is a very important goal for most particle accelerators. The biennial Accelerator Reliability Workshop covers topics related to the design and operation of particle accelerators with a high reliability. In order to optimize the over-all reliability of an accelerator one needs to gather information on the reliability of many different subsystems. While a biennial workshop can serve as a platform for the exchange of such information, the authors aimed to provide a further channel to allow for a more timely communication: the Particle Accelerator Reliability Forum [1]. This contribution will describe the forum and advertise it’s usage in the community.

  11. Enlightenment on Computer Network Reliability From Transportation Network Reliability

    Hu Wenjun; Zhou Xizhao


    Referring to transportation network reliability problem, five new computer network reliability definitions are proposed and discussed. They are computer network connectivity reliability, computer network time reliability, computer network capacity reliability, computer network behavior reliability and computer network potential reliability. Finally strategies are suggested to enhance network reliability.

  12. Aluminum-induced granulomas in a tattoo

    McFadden, N.; Lyberg, T.; Hensten-Pettersen, A.


    A patient who developed localized, granulomatous reactions in a tattoo is described. With the use of scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive x-ray microanalysis, both aluminum and titanium particles were found in the involved skin sections. Intradermal provocation testing with separate suspensions of aluminum and titanium induced a positive response only in the case of aluminum. Examination by scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive x-ray microanalysis of the provoked response established aluminum as the only nonorganic element present in the test site tissue. This is the first report of confirmed aluminum-induced, delayed-hypersensitivity granulomas in a tattoo.

  13. Human Reliability Program Overview

    Bodin, Michael


    This presentation covers the high points of the Human Reliability Program, including certification/decertification, critical positions, due process, organizational structure, program components, personnel security, an overview of the US DOE reliability program, retirees and academia, and security program integration.

  14. Power electronics reliability analysis.

    Smith, Mark A.; Atcitty, Stanley


    This report provides the DOE and industry with a general process for analyzing power electronics reliability. The analysis can help with understanding the main causes of failures, downtime, and cost and how to reduce them. One approach is to collect field maintenance data and use it directly to calculate reliability metrics related to each cause. Another approach is to model the functional structure of the equipment using a fault tree to derive system reliability from component reliability. Analysis of a fictitious device demonstrates the latter process. Optimization can use the resulting baseline model to decide how to improve reliability and/or lower costs. It is recommended that both electric utilities and equipment manufacturers make provisions to collect and share data in order to lay the groundwork for improving reliability into the future. Reliability analysis helps guide reliability improvements in hardware and software technology including condition monitoring and prognostics and health management.

  15. Fluxless Joining between Aluminium Alloy and Galvanized Steel by Fiber Laser Fusion Welding-Brazing with Filler Powder%铝/钢异种金属无钎剂激光填粉熔钎焊接

    赵旭东; 肖荣诗


    The fluxless fusion welding-brazing result between 6061 aluminum alloy and galvanized steel with filler material is studied by using rectangular laser beam. The dependence of the mechanical properties on solidification behavior is established based on the joint formation and the weld microstructure. The results indicate that a fusion welding-brazing weld of AA6061 and galvanized steel without flux can be achieved using the welding with filler powder. By optimizing the welding parameters, the favorable weld without crack and porosity can be achieved. The weld width and the thickness of intermetallic compounds layer increase with laser energy input increasing. The intermetallic in the weld is composed of Al-Fe and Al-Fe-Si system phases. Specimens are fractured at the weld/steel interface with the brittle characteristic during tensile test. The weakness of the joint is the weld interface. The maximum intensity of 152. 5 N/mm is obtained. Al6Fe2Zn0.4 and α-Al are found in the fracture surface on the aluminum side. The intensity of joint is both determined by weld width and the thickness of intermetallic compound layer.%采用宽带激光光斑和填粉焊接技术,在不使用钎剂的情况下进行6061铝合金/镀锌钢板的熔钎焊接实验.分析测试了接头成形、焊缝组织和接头强度,并探讨了影响接头强度的因素.结果表明,采用此方法可实现6061铝合金/镀锌钢板的熔钎焊连接.选用优化的焊接工艺参数获得了成形饱满,无裂纹、气孔等缺陷的焊缝.焊缝熔宽和金属间化合物层厚度随焊接热输入量的增加而增大.熔钎焊缝中金属间化合物由AFFe和Al-Fe-Si系统化合物组成.拉伸试样均断裂在钎料/镀锌钢界面,接头最大机械抗力为152.5 N/mm,断口呈脆性断裂特征,钎料/镀锌钢界面为接头的薄弱环节.拉伸试样铝一侧断裂面由Al5 Fe2 Zno.4和α-Al组成.焊缝熔宽、金属间化合物层厚度共同决定了接头的机械抗力水平.

  16. Reliable Design Versus Trust

    Berg, Melanie; LaBel, Kenneth A.


    This presentation focuses on reliability and trust for the users portion of the FPGA design flow. It is assumed that the manufacturer prior to hand-off to the user tests FPGA internal components. The objective is to present the challenges of creating reliable and trusted designs. The following will be addressed: What makes a design vulnerable to functional flaws (reliability) or attackers (trust)? What are the challenges for verifying a reliable design versus a trusted design?

  17. Overwhelming reaction enhanced by ultrasonics during brazing of alumina to copper in air by Zn-14Al hypereutectic filler.

    Ji, Hongjun; Chen, Hao; Li, Mingyu


    The ultrasonic-assisted brazing of α-alumina to copper was achieved in air without flux using Zn-14wt%Al hypereutectic filler at 753K within tens of seconds. The effects of ultrasonic time on the microstructures and mechanical properties of joints were investigated. In the joint interlayer, large amounts of intermetallic phases consisted of binary CuZn5 embedded by many ternary Al4.2Cu3.2Zn0.7 particles were formed. At the ceramic interface, newly formed crystalline Al2O3 aggregated. At the Cu interface, acoustic corrosion on the copper resulted in depriving the surface oxides and forming many pits on its surface, which provided saturated Cu in the melted filler alloys during the brazing. The ultrasonic vibrations had distinct effects on the metallurgical reactions of the joints, resulting in intermetallic-phase-filled composite joints with shear strength of 66MPa. The overgrowth of intermetallic compounds, the newly formed crystalline alumina, and the acoustic pits was probably ascribed to the ultrasonic effects.

  18. Improving the Cycling Life of Aluminum and Germanium Thin Films for use as Anodic Materials in Li-Ion Batteries.

    Hudak, Nicholas [Dominican Univ., River Forest, IL (United States); Huber, Dale L. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Gulley, Gerald [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)


    The cycling of high-capacity electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries results in significant volumetric expansion and contraction, and this leads to mechanical failure of the electrodes. To increase battery performance and reliability, there is a drive towards the use of nanostructured electrode materials and nanoscale surface coatings. As a part of the Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) last summer, we examined the ability of aluminum oxide and gold film surface coatings to improve the mechanical and cycling properties of vapor-deposited aluminum films in lithium-ion batteries. Nanoscale gold coatings resulted in significantly improved cycling behavior for the thinnest aluminum films whereas aluminum oxide coatings did not improve the cycling behavior of the aluminum films. This summer we performed a similar investigation on vapor-deposited germanium, which has an even higher theoretical capacity per unit mass than aluminum. Because the mechanism of lithium-alloying is different for each electrode material, we expected the effects of coating the germanium surface with aluminum oxide or gold to differ significantly from previous observations. Indeed, we found that gold coatings gave only small or negligible improvements in cycling behavior of germanium films, but aluminum oxide (Al2O3) coatings gave significant improvements in cycling over the range of film thicknesses tested.

  19. CuMnNiSi钎料钎焊不锈钢接头组织性能研究%Structure and Property of Stainless Steel Brazed Joint with CuMnNiSi Filler Metal

    杨光; 李宁; 颜家振; 苑博


    采用新型的Cu-Mn-Ni-Si钎料真空钎焊2Cr13不锈钢,研究了钎焊温度和保温时间对接头组织和室温力学性能的影响.结果表明:钎焊接头组织由钎缝中心区Cu-Mn基固溶体和钎缝界面反应区的(Fe,Ni,Mn)- Si化合物组成.随着钎焊温度的增加,钎缝界面处化合物层厚度减小,Cu-Mn基固溶体相应增多,接头室温剪切强度随之增加,在钎焊时间15min、钎焊温度1050℃时达到321 MPa.在钎焊温度1000℃时,接头室温剪切强度随着钎焊保温时间的延长先增加后降低,在钎焊保温时间30min时取得最大值305 MPa.%The effects of brazing temperature and holding time on the microstructure and mechanical property at room-temperature of the brazed stainless steel joint with Cu-Mn-Ni-Si filler metal in vacuum were studied. The results show that the brazed joint is made up of Cu-Mn based solid solution in the middle area of the brazing seam and (Fe.Ni, Mn)-Si intermetallic phase in the reaction area near the interface. The volume of intermetallic phase decreases and joint clearance is primarily occupied by Cu-Mn based solid solution with the increase of brazing temperature, the shear strength of the brazed joint at room-temperature increases with the increase of the brazing temperature and reaches 321 Mpa when brazing holding time is 15 min and brazing temperature is 1050 °C . The shear strength of the brazed joint at room-temperature increases first and then decreases with the increase of the brazing holding times, and reaches 305 Mpa when the brazing holding time is 30 min.

  20. Viking Lander reliability program

    Pilny, M. J.


    The Viking Lander reliability program is reviewed with attention given to the development of the reliability program requirements, reliability program management, documents evaluation, failure modes evaluation, production variation control, failure reporting and correction, and the parts program. Lander hardware failures which have occurred during the mission are listed.

  1. Multilayer Clad Plate of Stainless Steel/Aluminum/Aluminum Alloy

    YUAN Jiawei; PANG Yuhua; LI Ting


    The 3, 5, 20 layer clad plate from austenitic stainless steel, pure aluminum and aluminum alloy sheets were fabricated in different ways. The stretch and interface properties were measured. The result shows that 20 layer clad plate is better than the others. Well-bonded clad plate was successfully obtained in the following procedure: Basic clad sheet from 18 layer A11060/A13003sheets was firstly obtained with an initial rolling reduction of 44% at 450 ℃, followed by annealing at 300 ℃, and then with reduction of 50% at 550 ℃ from STS304 on each side. The best 20 layer clad plate was of 129 MPa bonding strength and 225 MPa stretch strength.

  2. Electrodeposition of aluminum on aluminum surface from molten salt

    Wenmao HUANG; Xiangyu XIA; Bin LIU; Yu LIU; Haowei WANG; Naiheng MA


    The surface morphology,microstructure and composition of the aluminum coating of the electrodeposition plates in AlC13-NaC1-KC1 molten salt with a mass ratio of 8:1:1 were investigated by SEM and EDS.The binding force was measured by splat-cooling method and bending method.The results indicate that the coatings with average thicknesses of 12 and 9 μm for both plates treated by simple grinding and phosphating are compacted,continuous and well adhered respectively. Tetramethylammonium chloride (TMAC) can effectively prevent the growth of dendritic crystal,and the anode activation may improve the adhesion of the coating. Binding force analysis shows that both aluminum coatings are strongly adhered to the substrates.

  3. 电解法分离Cu-Al钎焊接头的研究%Separation of copper-aluminum brazed joints by electrolysis

    夏天东; 邹培炯


    文中从再制造基本思想出发,对Cu-Al钎焊接头分离方法进行了研究.采用电解法对Cu-Al钎焊接头进行了分离.研究结果表明,随电极电压升高,电解分离时间减少,接头的质量损失也减少.但电极电压过高,易出现发热过大、烧断导线的现象.较理想的电解分离参数为:电解液为PH=1.5的15%NaCl溶液时,电极电压为0.8 V,电流为31.0 A或电极电压为0.9 V,电流为37.1 A.试验中采用等离子发射光谱仪测定电解分离后电解液中Al3+浓度,并通过计算得出溶液中Al3+质量与电解分离过程中损失的质量有较好的对应关系,从而证明了电解分离过程中Cu-Al接头损失的质量主要来自于阳极铝一侧的损失.

  4. 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

    Ramins, Peter; Ebihara, Ben


    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.

  5. Optimization of TiNP/Ti Content for Si3N4/42CrMo Joints Brazed With Ag-Cu-Ti+TiNP Composite Filler

    Wang, Tianpeng; Zhang, Jie; Liu, Chunfeng

    The Si3N4 ceramic was brazed to 42CrMo steel by using TiN particles modified braze, and the proportion of TiNp reinforcement and active element Ti was optimized to improve the joint strength. The brazed joints were examined by means of SEM. and EDS investigations. Microstructural examination showed that TiN+Ti5Si3 reaction layer was adjacent to Si3N4, whereas TiC was formed in 42CrMo/filler reaction layer. The Ag-Cu-Ti brazing alloy showed intimate bonding with TiNp and Cu-Ti intermetallics precipitated in the joint. The strength tests demonstrated that the mechanical properties of joints increased and then decreased by increasing the TiNp content when a low Ti content (6wt.%) was supplied. When the Ti content (>6wt.%) was offered sufficiently, the joint strength decreased firstly and then stayed stable with increasing the TiNp content. The maximum four-point bending strength (221 MPa) was obtained when the contents of TiNp and Ti were 10vol.% and 6wt.%, respectively.

  6. Tensile Strength of Welded Joint of 1Cr18Ni9 Stainless Steel and Nb-1Zr Alloy Jointed by Electron Beam Self-material Brazing


    Compared with Nb-1Zr alloy stainless steels have a quite difference in melting point, thermalphysical and electromagnetism properties etc.. Therefore, it is very difficulty to joint by melting weldingmethod. Electron beam self-brazing method is an accepted method to use for this kind of welding. Make

  7. Microstructure and Shear Strength in Brazing Joint of Mo-Cu Composite with 304 Stainless Steel by Ni-Cr-P Filler Metal

    Wang, Juan; Wang, Jiteng; Li, Yajiang; Zheng, Deshuang


    The brazing of Mo-Cu composite and 304 stainless steel was carried out in vacuum with Ni-Cr-P filler metal at 980 °C for 20 min. Microstructure in Mo-Cu/304 stainless steel joint was investigated by field-emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM) with energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS) and shear strength was measured by shearing test. The results indicate that shear strength of the Mo-Cu/304 stainless steel joint is about 155 MPa. There forms eutectic structure of γ-Ni solid solution with Ni3P in the braze seam. Ni-Cu(Mo) and Ni-Fe solid solution are at the interface beside Mo-Cu composite and 304 stainless steel, respectively. Shear fracture exhibits mixed ductile-brittle fracture feature with trans-granular fracture, ductile dimples and tearing edges. Fracture originates from the interface between brazing seam and Mo-Cu composite and it propagates to the braze seam due to the formation of brittle Ni5P2 and Cr3P precipitation.

  8. Modeling dissolution in aluminum alloys

    Durbin, Tracie Lee


    Aluminum and its alloys are used in many aspects of modern life, from soda cans and household foil to the automobiles and aircraft in which we travel. Aluminum alloy systems are characterized by good workability that enables these alloys to be economically rolled, extruded, or forged into useful shapes. Mechanical properties such as strength are altered significantly with cold working, annealing, precipitation-hardening, and/or heat-treatments. Heat-treatable aluminum alloys contain one or more soluble constituents such as copper, lithium, magnesium, silicon and zinc that individually, or with other elements, can form phases that strengthen the alloy. Microstructure development is highly dependent on all of the processing steps the alloy experiences. Ultimately, the macroscopic properties of the alloy depend strongly on the microstructure. Therefore, a quantitative understanding of the microstructural changes that occur during thermal and mechanical processing is fundamental to predicting alloy properties. In particular, the microstructure becomes more homogeneous and secondary phases are dissolved during thermal treatments. Robust physical models for the kinetics of particle dissolution are necessary to predict the most efficient thermal treatment. A general dissolution model for multi-component alloys has been developed using the front-tracking method to study the dissolution of precipitates in an aluminum alloy matrix. This technique is applicable to any alloy system, provided thermodynamic and diffusion data are available. Treatment of the precipitate interface is explored using two techniques: the immersed-boundary method and a new technique, termed here the "sharp-interface" method. The sharp-interface technique is based on a variation of the ghost fluid method and eliminates the need for corrective source terms in the characteristic equations. In addition, the sharp-interface method is shown to predict the dissolution behavior of precipitates in aluminum

  9. Numerical simulation of different pulse width of long pulsed laser on aluminum alloy

    Li, Mingxin; Jin, Guangyong; Zhang, Wei; Chen, Guibo; Bi, Juan


    Established a physical model to simulate the melt ejection induced by long pulsed laser on aluminum alloy and use the finite element method to simulate the whole process. This simulation is based on the interaction between single pulsed laser with different pulse width and different peak energy and aluminum alloy material. By comparing the theoretical simulation data and the actual test data, we discover that: the theoretical simulation curve is well consistent with the actual experimental curve, this two-dimensional model is with high reliability; when the temperature at the center of aluminum alloy surface increases and evaporation happens after the surface temperature at the center of aluminum alloy surface reaches boiling point and later the aluminum alloy material sustains in the status of equilibrium vaporization; the keyhole appears on the surface of the target, an increment of the keyhole, the maximum temperature at the center of aluminum alloy surface gradually moves inwardly. This research may provide the theoretical references to the understanding of the interaction between millisecond pulsed laser and many kinds of materials, as well as be beneficial to the application of the laser materials processing and military field.

  10. Characterization of an integrally wound tungsten and aluminum filament for physical vapor deposition

    Goble, William; Ortiz, Ricardo


    As part of the effort to increase the reliability of the MMT Observatory (MMTO) 6.5m Primary Mirror Coating System, the specified filament has changed from a configuration in which the aluminum charge is hand wound around a tungsten filament to a configuration in which the aluminum is integrally wound with the tungsten at the time of filament manufacture. In the MMTO configuration, this filament consists of the three strands of tungsten wire and one strand of aluminum wire. In preparation of a full system test utilizing two hundred filaments fired simultaneously, an extensive testing program was undertaken to characterize these filaments using a four filament configuration in the MMTO small coating chamber (0.5m) and then a forty filament configuration in the University of Arizona Steward Observatory coating chamber (2m). The testing using the smaller coating chambers has shown these filaments provide very predicable coatings from test to test, and with the proper heating profile, these filaments greatly reduce the likelihood of aluminum drips. The initial filament design was modified during the course of testing by shortening the unwound filament length to closer match the aluminum load required in the MMTO coating chamber. This change increased the aluminum deposition rates without increasing the power delivered of the filament power supplies (commercial welders). Filament power levels measured at the vacuum chamber feed throughs, currents, and deposition rates from multiple coating tests, including a full system test, are presented.

  11. Study on Brazing Ability of Ti2 AlNb Base Alloy%Ti2AlNb基合金钎焊性研究

    吴松; 侯金保; 张蕾


    研究了不同钎焊工艺对Ti2AlNb合金接头组织的影响.选取Ti-Cu-Zr-Ni粉末钎料,在不同的钎焊温度和保温时间钎焊,采用光学金相显微镜、扫描电镜、能谱对接头的组织研究.结果表明:接头组织与母材组织相差较大,中间有双相脆性中间层组织产生.延长钎焊时间,接头中间层化合物分解,接头组织为平衡相(B2+α2).焊缝间隙对接头焊合率影响明显,室温接头抗拉强度达到母材强度70%.%The effect of different brazing processing to the Ti2AlNb alloy was studied. Using Ti-Cu-Zr-Ni solders, the microstructure and phase composition of the joint were observed and analyzed by means of optical microscope ( OM) , scanning electron microscope ( SEM) and energy spectrometer( EDS). The results indicated that microstructures in the base metal were different with joints. In the joint there were two brittle phases. Increasing brazing time, the compound of joint disassemble while equilibrium phase( B2 + α2)were in the brazing seam. Bonding rate, of joint was influenced by brazing seam gap. The Tensile strength of brazing joint at room-temperature reached 70% of those of the base metal.

  12. Diffusion-bonded beryllium aluminum optical structures

    Grapes, Thomas F.


    Beryllium aluminum material can present significant advantages for optical support structures. A likely advantage of beryllium aluminum compared to aluminum or titanium for such structures is its higher specific stiffness. However, beryllium aluminum material is significantly more expensive than most competing materials. The cost problem with beryllium aluminum is exacerbated if fabrication methods that result in near net shape parts are not used. Near net shape methods result in the least amount of material "thrown away" in the fabrication process. Casting is a primary example of near net shape manufacturing that is appropriate for some optical support structures. Casting aluminum, and other materials as well, is common. Casting of beryllium aluminum is very difficult, however, and has not had significant success. Diffusion bonding - a different approach for achieving near net shape beryllium aluminum optical support structures, was pursued and accomplished. Diffusion bonding is a term used to describe the joining of solid metal pieces under high temperature and pressure, but without melting. Three different optical support structures were designed and built of beryllium aluminum using diffusion bonding. Relatively small solid beryllium aluminum pieces were arranged together and then joined under hot isostatic pressure conditions. The resulting relatively large pressure bonded part was then machined to achieve the final product. Significant cost savings as compared to machining the part from a solid block were realized. Difficulties achieving diffusion bonds in complex joints were experienced and addressed.

  13. Electrically Conductive Anodized Aluminum Surfaces

    Nguyen, Trung Hung


    Anodized aluminum components can be treated to make them sufficiently electrically conductive to suppress discharges of static electricity. The treatment was conceived as a means of preventing static electric discharges on exterior satin-anodized aluminum (SAA) surfaces of spacecraft without adversely affecting the thermal-control/optical properties of the SAA and without need to apply electrically conductive paints, which eventually peel off in the harsh environment of outer space. The treatment can also be used to impart electrical conductivity to anodized housings of computers, medical electronic instruments, telephoneexchange equipment, and other terrestrial electronic equipment vulnerable to electrostatic discharge. The electrical resistivity of a typical anodized aluminum surface layer lies between 10(exp 11) and 10(exp 13) Omega-cm. To suppress electrostatic discharge, it is necessary to reduce the electrical resistivity significantly - preferably to anodized surface becomes covered and the pores in the surface filled with a transparent, electrically conductive metal oxide nanocomposite. Filling the pores with the nanocomposite reduces the transverse electrical resistivity and, in the original intended outer-space application, the exterior covering portion of the nanocomposite would afford the requisite electrical contact with the outer-space plasma. The electrical resistivity of the nanocomposite can be tailored to a value between 10(exp 7) and 10(exp 12) Omega-cm. Unlike electrically conductive paint, the nanocomposite becomes an integral part of the anodized aluminum substrate, without need for adhesive bonding material and without risk of subsequent peeling. The electrodeposition process is compatible with commercial anodizing production lines. At present, the electronics industry uses expensive, exotic, electrostaticdischarge- suppressing finishes: examples include silver impregnated anodized, black electroless nickel, black chrome, and black copper. In

  14. Aluminum/air electrochemical cells

    Wang, Lei; 王雷


    Aluminum (Al) is a very promising energy carrier given its high capacity and energy density, low cost, earth abundance and environmental benignity. The Al/air battery as a kind of metal/air electrochemical cell attracts tremendous attention. Traditional Al/air batteries suffer from the self-corrosion and related safety problems. In this work, three new approaches were investigated to tackle these challenges and to develop high-performance Al/air cells: (1) incorporate an additional hydrogen/a...

  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

    吴元康; 储荣邦


    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. Purification technology of molten aluminum

    孙宝德; 丁文江; 疏达; 周尧和


    Various purification methods were explored to eliminate the dissolved hydrogen and nonmetallic inclusions from molten aluminum alloys. A novel rotating impeller head with self-oscillation nozzles or an electromagnetic valve in the gas circuit was used to produce pulse gas currents for the rotary impeller degassing method. Water simulation results show that the size of gas bubbles can be decreased by 10%-20% as compared with the constant gas current mode. By coating ceramic filters or particles with active flux or enamels, composite filters were used to filter the scrap A356 alloy and pure aluminum. Experimental results demonstrate that better filtration efficiency and operation performance can be obtained. Based on numerical calculations, the separation efficiency of inclusions by high frequency magnetic field can be significantly improved by using a hollow cylinder-like separator or utilizing the effects of secondary flow of the melt in a square separator. A multi-stage and multi-media purification platform based on these methods was designed and applied in on-line processing of molten aluminum alloys. Mechanical properties of the processed scrap A356 alloy are greatly improved by the composite purification.

  17. Microbial corrosion of aluminum alloy.

    Yang, S S; Chen, C Y; Wei, C B; Lin, Y T


    Several microbes were isolated from the contaminated fuel-oil in Taiwan and the microbial corrosion of aluminum alloy A356-T6 was tested by MIL-STD-810E test method. Penicillium sp. AM-F5 and Cladosporium resinac ATCC 22712 had significant adsorption and pitting on the surface of aluminum alloy, Pseudomonas acruginosa AM-B5 had weak adsorption and some precipitation in the bottom, and Candida sp. AM-Y1 had the less adsorption and few cavities formation on the surface. pH of the aqueous phase decreased 0.3 to 0.7 unit for 4 months of incubation. The corrosion of aluminum alloy was very significant in the cultures of Penicillium sp. AM-F2, Penicillium sp. AM-F5 and C. resinac ATCC 22712. The major metabolites in the aqueous phase with the inoculation of C. resinac were citric acid and oxalic acid, while succinic acid and fumaric acid were the minors.

  18. Low temperature bonding of LD31 aluminum alloys by electric brush plating Ni and Cu coatings

    Zhao Zhenqing; Wang Chunqing; Du Miao


    Soldering of LD31 aluminum alloys using Sn-Pb solder paste after electric brush plating Ni and Cu coatings was nvestigated. The technology of electric brush plating Ni and Cu was studied and plating solution was developed. The microstructure of the coatings, soldered joint and fracture face were analyzed using optic microscopy, SEM and EDX. The shear strength of soldered joint could reach as high as 26. 83 MPa. The results showed that reliable soldered joint could be obtained at 230℃, the adhesion of coatings and LD31 aluminum alloy substrate was high enough to bear the thermal process in the soldering.

  19. Multichip on Aluminum Metal Plate Technology for High Power LED Packaging

    Choong-mo NAM; Mi-hee JI


    Multichip on Aluminum Metal Plate(MOAMP) technology with simple structure and low thermal resistance is developed for effective heat removal of Light Emitting Diode(LED) p-n junction and LED lighting module to have high reliability. The thermal resistance of LED modules was numerical and experimental. Thermal resistance from the junction to aluminum metal plate, considering input power of LED module using MOAMP technology, is 3.02 K/W, 3.23 K/W for the measured and calculated, respectively. We expect that the reported MOAMP technology with low thermal resistance will be a promising solution for high power LED lighting modules.

  20. Optical Transmittance of Anodically Oxidized Aluminum Alloy

    Saito, Mitsunori; Shiga, Yasunori; Miyagi, Mitsunobu; Wada, Kenji; Ono, Sachiko


    Optical transmittance and anisotropy of anodic oxide films that were made from pure aluminum and an aluminum alloy (A5052) were studied. The alloy oxide film exhibits an enhanced polarization function, particularly when anodization is carried out at a large current density. It was revealed by chemical analysis that the alloy oxide film contains a larger amount of unoxidized aluminum than the pure-aluminum oxide film. The polarization function can be elucidated by considering unoxidized aluminum particles that are arranged in the columnar structure of the alumina film. Electron microscope observation showed that many holes exist in the alloy oxide film, around which columnar cells are arranged irregularly. Such holes and irregular cell arrangement cause the increase in the amount of unoxidized aluminum, and consequently induces scattering loss.

  1. [Link between aluminum neurotoxicity and neurodegenerative disorders].

    Kawahara, Masahiro


    Aluminum is an old element that has been known for a long time, but some of its properties are only now being discovered. Although environmentally abundant, aluminum is not essential for life; in fact, because of its specific chemical properties, aluminum inhibits more than 200 biologically important functions and exerts various adverse effects in plants, animals, and humans. Aluminum is a widely recognized neurotoxin. It has been suggested that there is a relationship between exposure to aluminum and neurodegenerative diseases, including dialysis encephalopathy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and parkinsonism dementia in the Kii Peninsula and Guam, as well as Alzheimer' s disease: however, this claim remains to be verified. In this chapter, we review the detailed characteristics of aluminum neurotoxicity and the link between Alzheimer' s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, based on recent findings on metal-metal interactions and the functions of metalloproteins in synapses.


    Josip Peko


    Full Text Available This study examined steel and aluminum variants of modern exhibition structures in which the main design requirements include low weight (increased span/depth ratio, transportation, and construction and durability (resistance to corrosion. This included a design situation in which the structural application of aluminum alloys provided an extremely convenient and practical solution. Viability of an aluminum structure depends on several factors and requires a detailed analysis. The overall conclusion of the study indicated that aluminum can be used as a structural material and as a viable alternative to steel for Croatian snow and wind load values and evidently in cases in which positive properties of aluminum are required for structural design. Furthermore, a structural fire analysis was conducted for an aluminum variant structure by using a zone model for realistic fire analysis. The results suggested that passive fire protection for the main structural members was not required in the event of areal fire with duration of 60 min.

  3. 时效对铜铝钎焊接头界面化合物和性能的影响%Effects of thermal aging on intermetallic compounds and properties of Cu/Al brazing joint

    姬峰; 薛松柏; 张满; 娄继源; 王水庆


    采用Zn-22Al钎料对铜铝异种合金进行了火焰钎焊,并用加速老化试验模拟了其服役环境.研究了时效过程中铜铝钎焊接头界面化合物的形貌变化及其对铜铝钎焊接头电阻率和抗剪强度的影响,并对其生长规律进行了初步计算.结果表明,铜侧界面化合物在250℃恒温时效过程中不断变厚,其生长规律呈抛物线状,且其生长系数约为6.1×10-13cm2/s;当界面化合物的厚度为4.2μm和18.1μm时,铜铝接头的电阻分别为120.3μΩ和132.9μΩ,该界面化合物厚度对电阻率的影响系数为0.25;铜铝接头抗剪强度在时效过程中先有3%的上升,随后逐渐降低至接头初始值的85%.%Cu/Al dissimilar metals were joined with Zn-22Al filler metal by torch-brazing technology and heat treated at constant temperature of 250 ℃ for 0 to 1000 h.To guarantee the reliability of the Cu/Al torch-brazing joints in service requirement,the growth rate of intermetallic compounds on Cu side was calculated and the effects of the intermetallic compound layer on the electrical and mechanical properties have been investigated under various annealing time.It was observed that the width of intermetallic compound increased as the thermal aging proceeded,and the growth rate of the intermetallic compound was 6.1×1013 cm2/s when the aging temperature was 250 ℃.A thicker intermetallic compound layers could degrade the resistivity and shear strength of Cu/Al joints.When the thickness of intermetallic compound was 4.2 μm and 18.1 μm,the electric resistance was 120.3 μΩ and 132.9 μΩ,respectively.Moreover,the shear strength of Cu/Al brazing joint increased by 3% when the aging time was 100 h while the strength decreased by 15% when the Cu/Al joints endured 1000 h thermal aging.

  4. Reliability and safety engineering

    Verma, Ajit Kumar; Karanki, Durga Rao


    Reliability and safety are core issues that must be addressed throughout the life cycle of engineering systems. Reliability and Safety Engineering presents an overview of the basic concepts, together with simple and practical illustrations. The authors present reliability terminology in various engineering fields, viz.,electronics engineering, software engineering, mechanical engineering, structural engineering and power systems engineering. The book describes the latest applications in the area of probabilistic safety assessment, such as technical specification optimization, risk monitoring and risk informed in-service inspection. Reliability and safety studies must, inevitably, deal with uncertainty, so the book includes uncertainty propagation methods: Monte Carlo simulation, fuzzy arithmetic, Dempster-Shafer theory and probability bounds. Reliability and Safety Engineering also highlights advances in system reliability and safety assessment including dynamic system modeling and uncertainty management. Cas...

  5. Effects of Filler Metal on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Stainless Steel Brazed Joint%两种钎料对不锈钢钎焊接头组织和力学性能的影响

    杨光; 李宁; 颜家振; 肖伟


    采用四号锰基钎料真空钎焊2Cr13不锈钢,研究了钎焊温度对其接头组织和室温及高温剪切强度的影响,并与Ni-Cr-P钎料钎焊不锈钢接头进行了对比.结果表明:四号锰基钎料钎焊接头组织由Mn-Ni基的单相Mn-Ni-Cu-Fe-Cr-Co固溶体组成,接头室温剪切强度随着钎焊温度的升高逐渐增加;Ni-Cr-P钎料钎焊接头组织由Ni-Fe基固溶体和Ni(Cr,Fe)-P化合物组成,接头室温剪切强度低于四号锰基钎料钎焊接头的室温剪切强度.当测试温度超过500℃时,Ni-Cr-P钎料钎焊接头的高温剪切强度降低幅度不大,四号锰基钎料钎焊接头降低明显,但仍高于Ni-Cr-P钎料钎焊接头的高温剪切强度.%The effects of brazing temperature on the microstructure, shear strength at room temperature and high temperature of 2Crl3 stainless steel joint brazed with 4# manganese filler metal in vacuum were studied The research result was compared with stainless steel joint brazed with Ni-Cr-P filler metaL The results show that the brazed joint of 4* manganese filler metal is made up of Mn-Ni-Cu-Fe-Cr-Co solid solution. The shear strength of the brazed joint at room-temperature gradually increases with the increase of the brazing temperature. The brazed joint of Ni-Cr-P filler metal is made up of Ni-Fe solid solution and Ni (Cr.Fe)-P intermetallic. The shear strength of the brazed joint at room temperature is lower than the shear strength of the brazed joint of 4# manganese filler metal at room temperature. The shear strength at high temperature of the brazed joint of Ni-Cr-P filler metal and 4# manganese filler metal gradually and rapidly decreases above 500 °C, respectively, but the 4# manganese filler metal is still higher than the brazed joint of Ni-Cr-P filler metaL

  6. Structure of Liquid Aluminum and Hydrogen Absorption

    LIU Yang; DAI Yongbing; WANG Jun; SHU Da; SUN Baode


    The hydrogen content in aluminum melts at different temperature was detected. The structure in aluminum melts was investigated by molecular dynamics simulation. The first peak position of pair correlation function, atomic coordination number and viscosity of aluminum melts were calculated and they changed abnormally in the same temperature range. The mechanism of hydrogen absorption has been discussed. From molecular dynamics calculations, the interdependence between melt structural properties and hydrogen absorption were obtained.

  7. Prospecting sugarcane genes involved in aluminum tolerance.

    Drummond Rodrigo D.; Guimarães Claudia T.; Felix Juliana; Ninamango-Cárdenas Fernando E.; Carneiro Newton P.; Paiva Edilson; Menossi Marcelo


    Aluminum is one of the major factors that affect plant development in acid soils, causing a substantial reduction in yield in many crops. In South America, about 66% of the land surface is made up of acid soils where high aluminum saturation is one of the main limiting factors for agriculture. The biochemical and molecular basis of aluminum tolerance in plants is far from being completely understood despite a growing number of studies, and in the specific case of sugarcane there are virtually...

  8. Measurement System Reliability Assessment

    Kłos Ryszard


    Full Text Available Decision-making in problem situations is based on up-to-date and reliable information. A great deal of information is subject to rapid changes, hence it may be outdated or manipulated and enforce erroneous decisions. It is crucial to have the possibility to assess the obtained information. In order to ensure its reliability it is best to obtain it with an own measurement process. In such a case, conducting assessment of measurement system reliability seems to be crucial. The article describes general approach to assessing reliability of measurement systems.

  9. Reliable knowledge discovery

    Dai, Honghua; Smirnov, Evgueni


    Reliable Knowledge Discovery focuses on theory, methods, and techniques for RKDD, a new sub-field of KDD. It studies the theory and methods to assure the reliability and trustworthiness of discovered knowledge and to maintain the stability and consistency of knowledge discovery processes. RKDD has a broad spectrum of applications, especially in critical domains like medicine, finance, and military. Reliable Knowledge Discovery also presents methods and techniques for designing robust knowledge-discovery processes. Approaches to assessing the reliability of the discovered knowledge are introduc

  10. Reliability of fluid systems

    Kopáček Jaroslav


    Full Text Available This paper focuses on the importance of detection reliability, especially in complex fluid systems for demanding production technology. The initial criterion for assessing the reliability is the failure of object (element, which is seen as a random variable and their data (values can be processed using by the mathematical methods of theory probability and statistics. They are defined the basic indicators of reliability and their applications in calculations of serial, parallel and backed-up systems. For illustration, there are calculation examples of indicators of reliability for various elements of the system and for the selected pneumatic circuit.

  11. Circuit design for reliability

    Cao, Yu; Wirth, Gilson


    This book presents physical understanding, modeling and simulation, on-chip characterization, layout solutions, and design techniques that are effective to enhance the reliability of various circuit units.  The authors provide readers with techniques for state of the art and future technologies, ranging from technology modeling, fault detection and analysis, circuit hardening, and reliability management. Provides comprehensive review on various reliability mechanisms at sub-45nm nodes; Describes practical modeling and characterization techniques for reliability; Includes thorough presentation of robust design techniques for major VLSI design units; Promotes physical understanding with first-principle simulations.

  12. Aluminum-stabilized NB3SN superconductor

    Scanlan, Ronald M.


    An aluminum-stabilized Nb.sub.3 Sn superconductor and process for producing same, utilizing ultrapure aluminum. Ductile components are co-drawn with aluminum to produce a conductor suitable for winding magnets. After winding, the conductor is heated to convert it to the brittle Nb.sub.3 Sn superconductor phase, using a temperature high enough to perform the transformation but still below the melting point of the aluminum. This results in reaction of substantially all of the niobium, while providing stabilization and react-in-place features which are beneficial in the fabrication of magnets utilizing superconducting materials.

  13. 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

    郭艳; 凌泽民; 李金阁


    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.

  14. The Aluminum Deep Processing Project of North United Aluminum Landed in Qijiang


    <正>On April 10,North United Aluminum Company respectively signed investment cooperation agreements with Qijiang Industrial Park and Qineng Electricity&Aluminum Co.,Ltd,signifying the landing of North United Aluminum’s aluminum deep processing project in Qijiang.

  15. Silicon reduces aluminum accumulation in rats: relevance to the aluminum hypothesis of Alzheimer disease.

    Bellés, M; Sánchez, D J; Gómez, M; Corbella, J; Domingo, J L


    In recent years, a possible relation between the aluminum and silicon levels in drinking water and the risk of Alzheimer disease (AD) has been established. It has been suggested that silicon may have a protective effect in limiting oral aluminum absorption. The present study was undertaken to examine the influence of supplementing silicon in the diet to prevent tissue aluminum retention in rats exposed to oral aluminum. Three groups of adult male rats were given by gavage 450 mg/kg/day of aluminum nitrate nonahydrate 5 days a week for 5 weeks. Concurrently, animals received silicon in the drinking water at 0 (positive control), 59, and 118 mg Si/L. A fourth group (-Al, - Si) was designated as a negative control group. At the end of the period of aluminum and silicon administration, urines were collected for 4 consecutive days, and the urinary aluminum levels were determined. The aluminum concentrations in the brain (various regions), liver, bone, spleen, and kidney were also measured. For all tissues, aluminum levels were significantly lower in the groups exposed to 59 and 118 mg Si/L than in the positive control group; significant reductions in the urinary aluminum levels of the same groups were also found. The current results corroborate that silicon effectively prevents gastrointestinal aluminum absorption, which may be of concern in protecting against the neurotoxic effects of aluminum.

  16. A process chain for integrating piezoelectric transducers into aluminum die castings to generate smart lightweight structures

    Stein, Stefan; Wedler, Jonathan; Rhein, Sebastian; Schmidt, Michael; Körner, Carolin; Michaelis, Alexander; Gebhardt, Sylvia

    The application of piezoelectric transducers to structural body parts of machines or vehicles enables the combination of passive mechanical components with sensor and actuator functions in one single structure. According to Herold et al. [1] and Staeves [2] this approach indicates significant potential regarding smart lightweight construction. To obtain the highest yield, the piezoelectric transducers need to be integrated into the flux of forces (load path) of load bearing structures. Application in a downstream process reduces yield and process efficiency during manufacturing and operation, due to the necessity of a subsequent process step of sensor/actuator application. The die casting process offers the possibility for integration of piezoelectric transducers into metal structures. Aluminum castings are particularly favorable due to their high quality and feasibility for high unit production at low cost (Brunhuber [3], Nogowizin [4]). Such molded aluminum parts with integrated piezoelectric transducers enable functions like active vibration damping, structural health monitoring or energy harvesting resulting in significant possibilities of weight reduction, which is an increasingly important driving force of automotive and aerospace industry (Klein [5], Siebenpfeiffer [6]) due to increasingly stringent environmental protection laws. In the scope of those developments, this paper focuses on the entire process chain enabling the generation of lightweight metal structures with sensor and actuator function, starting from the manufacturing of piezoelectric modules over electrical and mechanical bonding to the integration of such modules into aluminum (Al) matrices by die casting. To achieve this challenging goal, piezoceramic sensors/actuator modules, so-called LTCC/PZT modules (LPM) were developed, since ceramic based piezoelectric modules are more likely to withstand the thermal stress of about 700 °C introduced by the casting process (Flössel et al., [7]). The

  17. Numerical Simulation of Brazing TiC Cermet to Iron with TiZrNiCu Filler Metal

    Lixia ZHANG; Jicai FENG


    The maximum thermal stress and stress concentration zones of iron/TiC cermet joint during cooling were studied in this paper. The results showed that the shear stress on iron/TiC cermet joint concentrates on the interface tip and the maximum shear stress appears on the left tip of iron/TiZrNiCu interlace. Positive tensile stress on TiC cermet undersurface concentrates on both sides of TiC cermet and its value decreases during cooling. Negative tensile stress on TiC cermet undersurface concentrates on the center of TiC cermet and its value increases during cooling. Brazing temperature has little effect on the development and maximum thermal stress.

  18. Diffusion Brazing of Al6061/15 Vol. Pct Al2O3p Using a Cu-Sn Interlayer

    Cooke, Kavian O.; Khan, Tahir I.; Oliver, Gossett D.


    Diffusion brazing of Al-6061 alloy containing 15 vol. pct Al2O3 particles was attempted using Cu-Sn interlayer. Joint formation was attributed to the solid-state interdiffusion of Cu and Sn followed by eutectic formation and subsequent isothermal solidification. Examination of the joint region using scanning electron microprobe analyzer (EPMA), wavelength dispersive spectroscopy (WDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) showed the formation of intermetallic phases such as Al7Cu3Mg3, Mg2Cu6Al5, Cu3Sn, and Mg2Sn. The results indicated an increase in joint strength with increasing bonding time giving the highest joint shear strength of 94 MPa at a bonding duration of 3 hours.

  19. Constitutive Description of 7075 Aluminum Alloy During Hot Deformation by Apparent and Physically-Based Approaches

    Mirzadeh, Hamed


    Hot flow stress of 7075 aluminum alloy during compressive hot deformation was correlated to the Zener-Hollomon parameter through constitutive analyses based on the apparent approach and the proposed physically-based approach which accounts for the dependence of the Young's modulus and the self-diffusion coefficient of aluminum on temperature. It was shown that the latter approach not only results in a more reliable constitutive equation, but also significantly simplifies the constitutive analysis, which in turn makes it possible to conduct comparative hot working studies. It was also demonstrated that the theoretical exponent of 5 and the lattice self-diffusion activation energy of aluminum (142 kJ/mol) can be set in the hyperbolic sine law to describe the peak flow stresses and the resulting constitutive equation was found to be consistent with that resulted from the proposed physically-based approach.

  20. Interfacial Characteristics of Diamond Brazed by Ultra-high Frequency Induction%超高频连续感应钎焊金刚石界面特征

    李奇林; 徐九华; 苏宏华; 谭敏; 茅暑杰


    Continuous induction brazing with ultra-high frequency is proposed to braze the diamond grits and large-size steel substrate with Ag-Cu-Ti filler alloy. The interfacial microstructure of the brazed specimen and the resultant morphology on the diamond surface was investigated and analogized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy diffraction X-ray(EDX). The experimental results show that the bonding among diamond grits, filler alloy and steel substrate was achieved. Due to the short brazing time, the small grain and a little dendritic structure in the filler alloy was obtained. A reaction layer between Ti and C is observed at the interface between diamond grits and filler alloy. The grainy TiC, with the size less than 100 nm, was formed and discretely distributed on the surface of diamond grits. Compared to furnace brazing in vacuum, the interfacial structure of diamond brazed by ultra-high frequency induction is benefit for joining diamond to bonding matrix.%提出超高频连续感应钎焊工艺方法,采用Ag-Cu-Ti合金钎焊金刚石磨粒与大尺寸钢基体.通过扫描电子显微镜(SEM)和X射线能谱仪(EDX)对钎焊后的试样界面微观结构以及金刚石磨粒表面生成物形貌特征进行观察和分析.结果表明,超高频连续感应钎焊实现了金刚石、钎料、基体三者之间的连接,钎焊后的钎料层组织晶粒细小,局部区域可见到枝晶状组织.金刚石与钎料层界面存在Ti元素与C元素的反应层,在金刚石磨粒表面生成点状TiC晶体,其直径均100 nm以下,且在金刚石表面呈离散分布.与真空炉中钎焊工艺相比,该界面结构更有利于钎料层对金刚石磨粒的连接把持.