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VPPA welds of Al-2024 alloys: analysis and modelling of local microstructure and strength

Wang, S.C., Lefebvre, F., Yan, J.L., Sinclair, I. and Starink, M.J. (2006) VPPA welds of Al-2024 alloys: analysis and modelling of local microstructure and strength Materials Science and Engineering: A, 431, (1-2), pp. 123-136. (doi:10.1016/j.msea.2006.05.120).

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The microstructural features of variable polarity plasma arc welded Al-Cu-Mg 2024-T351 with 2319 filler have been studied by TEM, SEM and DSC. Fusion zone, partial melting zone, re-solutionising zone, overageing (for S phase), peak ageing (for S phase) and under ageing zones (for S phase) have been identified. The omega phase has been observed between re-solutionising zone and peak ageing zone. The hardness profile contains two peaks. The microstructure development, and resulting hardness and yield strength profiles are modelled using a model which combines primary precipitation, resolution, partial/full melting and resolidification (Scheil type) and re-precipitation, in a two precipitate – two mechanism approach. Hardness profiles and microstructures are accurately predicted. The hardness peak in the re-solutionising zone is due to re-solutionising and subsequent Cu-Mg co-cluster formation; and the second hardness peak is caused by S phase strengthening.

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Published date: 2006
Keywords: Al-Cu-Mg alloy, microstructure modelling, TEM, DSC, co-clusters, hardness, VPPA weld, solidification
Organisations: Engineering Mats & Surface Engineerg Gp, Engineering Sciences


Local EPrints ID: 41237
ISSN: 0921-5093
PURE UUID: a7d94de7-cb2d-4904-86f9-a55e0feaf793

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Date deposited: 07 Aug 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:32

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