The Paton Welding Journal, 2016, #10, 8-13 pages
Comparison of influence of pulsed effects of magnetic and electric fields on stressed state of welded joints of aluminium alloy AMG6
L.M. Lobanov1, I.P. Kondratenko2, N.A. Pashchin1, O.L. Mikhoduj1 and A.V. Cherkashin1
E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute, NASU 11 Kazimir Malevich Str., 03680, Kiev, Ukraine. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Institute of Electrodynamics, NASU 56 Pobedy Ave., 03680, Kiev, Ukraine
The residual welding stresses negatively affect the fatigue limit of welded joint, being the main cause for brittle fracture of metal, i.e. corrosion cracking. Therefore, the development of effective methods for control of welding stresses, characterized by low energy consumption and relatively simple realization, is traditionally an urgent problem for modern production. At the present time the methods for reducing welding stresses became widespread, based on the influence of pulses of electric current and magnetic field. Moreover, each of the methods has its advantages and disadvantages, and evaluation of their efficiency in the control of residual welding stresses represents an urgent problem. In the work the comparative evaluation of efficiency of control of residual stresses of AMg6 alloy of welded plates was carried out at treatments by pulsed electromagnetic field (TPEMF) and pulsed current (EDT), applying planar inductors. Using the method of electron speckle interferometry it was revealed that TPEMF and EDT reduce the initial level of welding stresses in the zone of pulsed effects to 100 %. 16 Ref., 1 Table, 4 Figures.
electrodynamic and magnetic pulse treatment, aluminium alloy, welded joint, electron speckle interferometry, efficiency of treatment, residual stresses, electroplastic effect, current density, planar inductor
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