The Paton Welding Journal, 2021, #4, 20-24 pages
Investigation of heat treatment impact on the strength of Al–Ti bimetal honeycomb core
Iu.V. Falchenko, L.V. Petrushynets, V.Ye. Fedorchuk and Ye.V. Polovetskyi
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 heat treatment on the strength of aluminium-titanium bimetal honeycomb structures is considered. Aluminium-
titanium 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 variant is welding the
strips in Al/Ti + Al/Ti combination. Here, the average compressive strength of the honeycombs is equal to 41.1 MPa.
Annealing of bimetal honeycombs was performed at temperatures of 600 °С and 700 °С. Annealing time at 600 °С
was 60‒1200 min, at 700 °С it was 10‒30 min. It is found that annealing for 60 min at 600 °С leads to formation of
individual sites of an intermetallic interlayer up to 1 μm thick in the butt joint between the aluminium and titanium
layers 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 °С at compression with the maximum deformation level of 50 % deform without fracture of
the welding location or bimetal material walls. Increase of annealing time leads to embrittlement of both the welding
locations, and the material as a whole. 9 Ref., 3 Tables, 7 Figures.
aluminium, titanium, foil, bimetal joints, diffusion welding, annealing, intermetallic interlayer, compressive
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