The Paton Welding Journal, 2020, #4, 2-8 pages
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. Mikhodui and K.V. Shiyan
E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute of the NAS of Ukraine
11 Kazymyr Malevych Str., 03150, Kyiv, Ukraine. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
reducing the level of residual tensile welding stresses, which is followed by their transition to compression. It is shown
that as a result of double-sided single-channel 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 five times increases the life as compared to the non-treated metal. In the comparative evaluation of single- and
two-channel electrodynamic treatment of specimens, 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 at electric pulsed action, the life of two-channel treated specimens 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 Tables, 5 Figures.
electrodynamic treatment, electrode device, single- and two-channel scheme, residual welding stresses,
aluminum alloys, life, electric current pulse, cycle amplitude
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