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Numerical and Experimental Studies on the Explosive Welding of Tungsten Foil to Copper

State Key Laboratory of Explosion Science and Technology, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
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Materials 2017, 10(9), 984; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma10090984
Received: 28 May 2017 / Revised: 17 August 2017 / Accepted: 21 August 2017 / Published: 23 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Welding, Joining and Casting of Advanced Materials)
This work verifies that the W foil could be successfully welded on Cu through conventional explosive welding, without any cracks. The microstructure was observed through scanning electron microscopy (SEM), optical microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS). The W/Cu interface exhibited a wavy morphology, and no intermetallic or transition layer was observed. The wavy interface formation, as well as the distributions of temperature, pressure and plastic strain at the interface were studied through numerical simulation with Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH). The welding mechanism of W/Cu was analyzed according to the numerical results and experimental observation, which was in accordance with the indentation mechanism proposed by Bahrani. View Full-Text
Keywords: W–Cu composite; explosive welding; numerical simulation; SPH method W–Cu composite; explosive welding; numerical simulation; SPH method
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Zhou, Q.; Feng, J.; Chen, P. Numerical and Experimental Studies on the Explosive Welding of Tungsten Foil to Copper. Materials 2017, 10, 984.

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