Explosive Cladding of Aluminium 5052-Stainless Steel 304
Keywords:Explosive cladding, Aluminium, Stainless Steel, Microstructure, Hardness
This study addresses the effect of process parameters viz., loading ratio (mass of explosive/mass of flyer plate) and preset angle on dynamic bend angle, collision velocity and flyer plate velocity in dissimilar explosive cladding. In addition, the variation in interfacial microstructure and mechanical strength of aluminium 5052-stainless steel 304 explosive clads is reported. The interface exhibits a characteristic undulating interface with a continuous molten layer formation. The interfacial amplitude increases with the loading ratio and preset angle. Maximum hardness is observed at regions closer to the interface.
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