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Welding, Brazing and Soldering

Edited by
David LeRoy Olson
David LeRoy Olson
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Thomas A. Siewert
Thomas A. Siewert
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Stephen Liu
Stephen Liu
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Glen R. Edwards
Glen R. Edwards
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ASM International
Volume
6
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-173-3
Publication date:
1993
Book Chapter

Fundamentals of Explosion Welding

By
R. Alan Patterson
R. Alan Patterson
Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Published:
1993
Page range:
160 - 164

Abstract

Explosion welding (EXW), also known as explosive bonding, is accomplished by a high-velocity oblique impact between two metals. This article describes the practice of producing an explosive bond/weld and draws on many previous research results in order to explain the mechanisms involved. It provides a schematic illustration of the arrangement used in the parallel gap explosive bonding process. The article discusses several important concepts pertaining to explosive parameters, hydrodynamic flow, jetting, and metal properties. It summarizes the criteria used to model the explosive bonding process. The article describes bond morphology in terms of wave formation, bond microstructure, and bond strength determination.

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R. Alan Patterson, 1993. "Fundamentals of Explosion Welding", Welding, Brazing and Soldering, David LeRoy Olson, Thomas A. Siewert, Stephen Liu, Glen R. Edwards

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