Avtomaticheskaya Svarka (Automatic Welding), #4, 2020, pp.3-10
Increase in the life of welded joints of AMG6 aluminum alloy
L.M. Lobanov, M.O. Pashchyn, O.M. Tymoshenko, P.V. Goncharov, O.L. Mikhoduj, K.V. Shiyan
E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute of the NAS of Ukraine, 11 Kazymyr Malevych Str., 03150, Kyiv, Ukraine.
The effect of electrodynamic action on the life of welded joints of AMg6 aluminum alloy under cyclic loading was investigated.
It was found that electrodynamic treatment of specimens of butt welded joints of AMg6 alloy results in reduction in residual
tensile welding stresses, which is followed by their transition to compression. It is shown that as a result of double-sided singlechannel
electrodynamic surface treatment in welded joints of AMg6 alloy, the cyclic life is three times increased as compared
to the initial one. Additional electrodynamic treatment of the fusion line increases the life by five times as compared to the
non-treated metal. In the comparative evaluation of single- and two-channel electrodynamic treatment of samples, it was found
that the increase in life when using a two-channel scheme (as compared to single-channel) is determined by the controlled
synchronization of components of electrodynamic effect, which eliminates the passage of electric current pulse through its
treated metal in the phase of its attenuation. It was shown that the life of two-channel treated specimens with electric pulsed
action is more than 50% higher than that of the dynamic ones, which is connected with the contribution of electroplastic effect
to the reduction of residual welding stresses. 8 Ref., 4 Tabl., 5 Fig.
Keywords: electrodynamic treatment, electrode device, single- and two-channel scheme, residual welding stresses, aluminum
alloys, life, electric current pulse, cycle amplitude
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