Accession Number : AD0448884


Title :   EXPOLSIVE WELDING


Corporate Author : FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA


Personal Author(s) : Addison, H J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/448884.pdf


Report Date : May 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 21


Abstract : Explosive welding occurs when adjacent surfaces of appropriately positioned metals are properly thrust together by energy released from an explosive source. The procedure consists essentially of locating the metal members being welded between an explosive charge and an anvil with the lower member resting on the anvil. Explosive welding can be used for spot and seam welding and cladding. Lap, tee, and edge joints (such as is experienced in cladding) have been fabricated. Corner and butt joints are feasible. Tensile- shear strengths approaching that of the base metal have been obtained in various materials in seam-welded lap joints. Explosive spot welds have failed outside the nugget. Explosive welding is feasible and offers possibilities as a future fabrication method.


Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVE WELDING , ALUMINUM ALLOYS , COPPER , DUCTILITY , EXPLOSIVES , HARDNESS , MAGNESIUM ALLOYS , METALLOGRAPHY , NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING , QUALITY CONTROL , SPOT WELDS , STEEL , TENSILE PROPERTIES , ULTRASONIC PROPERTIES , VISUAL INSPECTION , WELDING , WELDS


Subject Categories : Fabrication Metallurgy


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE