2015 №04 (09) DOI of Article
2015 №04 (11)

The Paton Welding Journal 2015 #04
The Paton Welding Journal, 2015, #3/4, 69-73 pages  

Manufacture of coaxial copper-aluminium rods using explosion welding and drawing

A.G. Bryzgalin1, L.D. Dobrushin1, P.S. Shlensky1, I.G. Lavrenko2 and I.M. Romashko2

1E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute, NASU. 11 Bozhenko Str., 03680, Kiev, Ukraine. E-mail:
2SE «Antonov». 1 Tupolev Str., 03082, Kiev, Ukraine. E-mail:
Replacement of copper during production of current-conducting busbars by aluminium clad with a thin layer of copper allows reducing metal intensity of products preserving the high electric conductivity. The technology of manufacture of coaxial copper-aluminium current-conducting rods using explosion welding and drawing was offered. The modes of heat treatment of rods after drawing were experimentally selected providing the required mechanical properties at a minimum number of forming intermetallics. The methods of calculation of sizes of initial billets providing obtaining the required geometric parameters of a product were described. The possibility of application of explosion reduction of billets instead of explosion welding is shown. 5 Ref., 2 Tables, 7 Figures.
Keywords: copper-aluminium rods, electric conductivity, explosion welding, drawing, bimetal
Received:               26.01.15
Published:               21.05.15
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