Authors: Lorenz, A.
Lueg-Althoff, J.
Göbel, G.
Weddeling, C.
Beyer, E.
Tekkaya, A. E.
Editors: Huh, H.
Tekkaya, A. E.
Title: Influence of Axial Workpiece Positioning during Magnetic Pulse Welding of Aluminum-Steel Joints
Language (ISO): en
Abstract: Magnetic Pulse Welding (MPW) offers a method to economically join similar and dissimilar metals without the need for external physical or chemical binders, while avoiding the adverse heating effects seen in many welding techniques. MPW allows for the fabrication of joints via the harnessing of Lorentz forces, which result from discharging a current pulse through a coil. In the process an outer piece (flyer) is accelerated onto an inner piece (parent), and welding is achieved using propagating impact fronts. There are several geometrical factors to be considered including the flyer-coil distance, the parentflyer distance, as well as the axial relationship between flyer and coil (working length). Various shapes of the front are possible and each configuration has its own advantages and drawbacks. The goal of this work is to show not only how the aforementioned parameters are related, but also ways to optimize front propagations, which are vital to the welding result. This is done primarily by determining the influence of the working length of tubular MPW specimens. It is shown that for steel-aluminum joints in the given arrangements, three different front regimes exist, which are related to geometrical factors. These results are especially useful to avoid seemingly favorable but nevertheless suboptimal conditions for flyer movement that would reduce weld quality and energy efficiency of the process.
Subject Headings: Joining by Forming
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2003/33477
http://dx.doi.org/10.17877/DE290R-15471
Issue Date: 2014
Is part of: 6th International Conference on High Speed Forming, March 27th-29th 2014, Daejeon, Korea
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