Accession Number : ADA586377


Title :   Welding of Aluminum Alloys to Steels: An Overview


Corporate Author : ARMY TANK AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI


Personal Author(s) : Atabaki, M M ; Nikodinovski, M ; Chenier, P ; Kovacevic, R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a586377.pdf


Report Date : 01 Aug 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 45


Abstract : Since the need for the joining of dissimilar materials is increasing, a wide requirement of the numerous industries will lead to the development of joining techniques capable to join the elements from the miniature assemblies to extremely large earth-moving vehicles. Among the different materials, iron-based alloys and aluminum-based alloys are among the most significant materials that are finding applications on the various industries to offer more viable and sustainable products. However, welding of these metals has been always a kind of dilemma for the engineers. There are a certain number of methods to join these dissimilar metals but no one could establish a reliable or a sort of credible welding method for the industrial applications while quality, cost, human resources and facilities are taken into the main considerations. This paper reviews the recent welding methods for joining aluminum alloys to steels. The microstructural development, mechanical properties and application of the joints are discussed.


Descriptors :   *ALUMINUM ALLOYS , *STEEL , *WELDING , ARC WELDING , BACKSCATTERING , CRYSTAL STRUCTURE , DIFFUSION BONDING , ELECTRON BEAM WELDING , HARDNESS , LASER WELDING , PHASE DIAGRAMS , ROLL BONDING , SPOT WELDING , TUNGSTEN , ULTRASONIC WELDING , X RAY DIFFRACTION


Subject Categories : Fabrication Metallurgy


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE