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Friction Surfacing of Aluminium Alloy 5083 on DH36 Steel Plate

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Xiasha Higher Education Zone, Hangzhou 310018, China
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Strathclyde, James Weir Building, 75 Montrose Street, Glasgow G11XJ, UK
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Metals 2019, 9(4), 479;
Received: 19 March 2019 / Revised: 20 April 2019 / Accepted: 21 April 2019 / Published: 25 April 2019
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In this work, friction surfacing (FS) of AA5083 on a DH36 steel substrate was experimentally studied. The process parameters such as rotation speed, travel speed and feed rate are of great significance to the success of the FS process. Seven friction surfaced plates with different combinations of parameters were examined. Optical microscopy, SEM and EDS were used to analyse the characteristics of the microstructure and composition of the interface between the surface and the substrate. The results show that the deposition surface quality decreased as the feed rate, travel speed and axial force increased. However, the bond strength increased with higher feed rate, higher rotation speed and lower travel speed. Elemental diffusion of Fe to AA5083 was established, and the intermetallic compound FeAl3 was produced in the interface. View Full-Text
Keywords: friction surfacing; process parameters; AA5083; DH36 friction surfacing; process parameters; AA5083; DH36

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Li, H.; Qin, W.; Galloway, A.; Toumpis, A. Friction Surfacing of Aluminium Alloy 5083 on DH36 Steel Plate. Metals 2019, 9, 479.

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