2019 №01 (07) DOI of Article
2019 №01 (02)

The Paton Welding Journal 2019 #01
The Paton Welding Journal, 2019, #1, 2-6 pages
Journal The Paton Welding Journal
Publisher International Association «Welding»
ISSN 0957-798X (print)
Issue #1, 2019 (February)
Pages 2-6

On the problem of contact electric resistance of different-sized surfaces

D.M. Kaleko

E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute of the NAS of Ukraine 11 Kazimir Malevich Str., 03150, Kyiv, Ukraine. E-mail:

The theory of electric contacts assumes an experimentally-verified inverse proportionality of electric transient resistance to applied load. The paper shows that this condition is not fulfilled at small compression forces of different-sized contacts, which take place, in particular, in excitation of electric arc by contact or breakup of thin conductor. Measurements of electric resistance of near-contact area between thin (0.75 mm diameter) conductor and sheet of steels St37 (steel 10) and 1.4301 (08Kh18N10), brass CuZn37 (L63) and aluminium alloy AlMg3 (AMg3) showed that there is an increase of electric resistance due to elastic deformation of contact surface under the effect of local load at the rise of force to specific limits. Under experimental conditions the boundary force was equal to 2–3 daN, depending on the mechanical characteristics of metal. Beyond these limits a generally accepted functional dependence becomes effective. 12 Ref., 1 Table, 8 Figures.
Keywords: transient electric resistance, electric contacts, elastic deformation, stud welding
Received: 26.08.18
Published: 13.02.19


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