Pulse-Impact on Microstructure of Liquid-Phase-Pulse-Impact Diffusion Welded Joints of Particle Reinforcement Aluminum Matrix Composites at Various Temperatures


Investigation was to study the influence of pulse-impact on microstructure of Liquid-Phase-Pulse-Impact Diffusion Welding (LPPIDW) welded joints of aluminum matrix composite SiCp/A356, SiCp/6061Al, Al2O3p/6061Al. Results showed that under the effect of pulse-impact: 1) the interface state between reinforcement particle (SiC, Al2O3) and matrix was prominently; 2) the initial pernicious contact-state of reinforcement particles was changed from reinforcement (SiC, Al2O3)/reinforcement (SiC, Al2O3) to reinforcement (SiC, Al2O3)/matrix/ reinforcement (SiC, Al2O3); 3) the density of dislocation in the matrix neighboring to and away from the interface in the matrix was higher than its parent composite; and 4) the intensively mutual entwisting of dislocation was occurred. Studies illustrated that: 1) deformation was mainly occurred in the matrix grain; and 2) under the effect of pulse-impact, the matrices around reinforcement (SiC, Al2O3) particles engendered intensive aberration offered a high density nucleus area for matrix crystal, which was in favor of forming nano-grains and improved the properties of the successfully welded composite joints.

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Guo, K. (2013) Pulse-Impact on Microstructure of Liquid-Phase-Pulse-Impact Diffusion Welded Joints of Particle Reinforcement Aluminum Matrix Composites at Various Temperatures. Engineering, 5, 567-576. doi: 10.4236/eng.2013.57069.

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