Microstructural and Mechanical Properties of Al 5052-SS 316 Explosive Clads with Different Interlayer

Microstructural and Mechanical Properties of Al 5052-SS 316 Explosive Clads with Different Interlayer

E. Elango, S. Saravanan, K. Raghukandan

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Abstract. This study focuses on the effect different interlayer viz., copper, aluminium and stainless steel interlayer on the explosive cladding of aluminum alloy (Al 5052) – stainless steel (SS 316) plates subjected to varied process parameters viz., standoff distance, loading ratio (mass of explosive/mass of flyer plate) and inclination angle. The interface transforms from straight to wavy, while increasing the standoff distance and loading ratio. Moreover, increase in loading ratio enhances the wave length and the amplitude of interfacial wave. Mechanical testing viz., Vickers micro-hardness, Ram tensile and side shear test were conducted on Al 5052-SS 316 explosive clads and the results are reported. The maximum hardness is obtained for Al-SS 304-SS 316 explosive clads, while the tensile and shear strength of aluminum-SS 316 explosive clads with copper interlayer exhibit an acceptable joint strength.

Explosive Cladding, Aluminium, Steel, Microstructure, Strength

Published online 7/30/2019, 5 pages
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Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: E. Elango, S. Saravanan, K. Raghukandan, Microstructural and Mechanical Properties of Al 5052-SS 316 Explosive Clads with Different Interlayer, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 13, pp 163-167, 2019

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644900338-28

The article was published as article 28 of the book Explosion Shock Waves and High Strain Rate Phenomena

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