Metallurgical and corrosion properties of explosively welded Ti6Al4V/low carbon steel clad

Kahraman N., Gulenc B.

JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, vol.21, no.5, pp.743-748, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.743-748
  • Keywords: explosive welding, joining, corrosion, Ti6Al4V, low carbon steel, INTERFACE, MICROSTRUCTURE, PARAMETERS, TI-6AL-4V, ALUMINUM, ALLOY
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Titanium alloy (Ti6Al4V) and low carbon steel (LCS) were joined by explosive welding method using different ratios of explosive. Some metallurgical properties of joined samples were investigated. Joined samples were examined by means of optical microscope, scanning electron microscope (SEM) and tensile-shearing tests. Bending, tensile, hardness and corrosion behaviour of the samples were investigated. Separation was not occurred on the joining interface after tensile-shearing and bending tests. It is seen that hardness of both plates were increased with increasing explosive. It is found that increasing explosive ratio leads to an increase in corrosion. It is also found that corrosion rate was high at the beginning of the experiment but the rate of the corrosion decreased subsequently during the experiment.