Effect of Silicon Carbide Particles in Explosive Cladded Aluminum Hybrid Composites

Effect of Silicon Carbide Particles in Explosive Cladded Aluminum Hybrid Composites

S. Saravanan, K. Raghukandan, G. Murugan

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Abstract. In this study, explosive cladding of aluminum 5052-aluminum 1100 plates with silicon carbide particles spread between them is attempted. The percentage of silicon carbide particles is varied from 6% to 12% by wt., keeping other parameters viz., standoff distance, loading ratio, flyer and base plate thickness and preset angle as constant. The influence of silicon carbide (SiCp) on the interface microstructure and strength are discussed and correlated with the conventional explosive clad. The interface microstructure reveals a smooth interface free from defects and an increase in silicon carbide particles enhances the strength of the dissimilar aluminum explosive clad.

Explosive Cladding, Aluminum, Silicon Carbide, Microstructure, Hardness

Published online 7/30/2019, 4 pages
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Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: S. Saravanan, K. Raghukandan, G. Murugan, Effect of Silicon Carbide Particles in Explosive Cladded Aluminum Hybrid Composites, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 13, pp 159-162, 2019

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644900338-27

The article was published as article 27 of the book Explosion Shock Waves and High Strain Rate Phenomena

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