Avtomaticheskaya Svarka (Automatic Welding), #4, 2021, pp. 23-28
Investigation of heat treatment effect on the strength of Al–Ti bimetal honeycomb core
Yu.V. Falchenko, L.V. Petrushynets, V.Ye. Fedorchuk, Ye.V. Polovetskiy
E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute of the NAS of Ukraine.
11 Kazymyr Malevych Str., 03150, Kyiv, Ukraine. E-mail: email@example.com
The effect of heat treatment on the strength of aluminium-titanium bimetal honeycomb structures is considered. Aluminuimtitanium
bimetal was produced by vacuum diffusion welding of strips of AD1 aluminium and VT1-0 titanium low alloys.
The possibility of spot welding of bimetal strips 12 mm wide for producing the honeycomb core was studied with different
combinations of titanium and aluminium layers. It is shown that the optimal method is welding the strips in Al/Ti + Al/Ti
combination. Here, the average compressive strength of the honeycomb is equal to 41.1 MPa. Annealing of bimetal honeycombs
was performed at temperatures of 600 ºС and 700 ºС. Annealing time at 600 ºС was 60…1200 min., at 700 ºС it was 10…30 min.
It is found that annealing for 60 min. at 600 ºС leads to formation of individual sites of an intermetallic interlayer up to 1 ~m
thick in the butt joint between the aluminium and titanium layers that that results in increase of compressive strength of the
honeycomb samples by 11,7 %, compared to the initial condition. Further increase of annealing time leads to growth of the
intermetallic interlayer in the butt joint and to lowering of the compressive strength of the honeycomb samples. It is shown that
the honeycomb samples after annealing for 60…600 min at 600 ºС at compression with the maximum deformation level of
50 % deform without fracture of the welding site or bimetal material walls. Increase of annealing time leads to embrittlement
of both the welding sites, and the material as a whole. 10 Ref., 2 Tabl., 7 Fig.
Keywords: aluminium, titanium, foil, bimetal joints, diffusion welding, annealing, intermetallic interlayer, compressive strength
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