The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology

, Volume 54, Issue 9, pp 949–955

Application of electromagnetic impact technique for welding copper-to-stainless steel sheets

Authors

    • Department of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology Guwahati
  • P. P. Date
    • Mechanical Engineering DepartmentIIT Bombay
  • S. V. Kulkarni
    • Electrical Engineering DepartmentIIT Bombay
  • Satendra Kumar
    • Accelerator and Pulse Power DivisionBhabha Atomic Research Center
  • Dolly Rani
    • Accelerator and Pulse Power DivisionBhabha Atomic Research Center
  • M. R. Kulkarni
    • Accelerator and Pulse Power DivisionBhabha Atomic Research Center
  • S. V. Desai
    • Accelerator and Pulse Power DivisionBhabha Atomic Research Center
  • R. K. Rajawat
    • Accelerator and Pulse Power DivisionBhabha Atomic Research Center
  • K. V. Nagesh
    • Accelerator and Pulse Power DivisionBhabha Atomic Research Center
  • D. P. Chakravarty
    • Accelerator and Pulse Power DivisionBhabha Atomic Research Center
ORIGINAL ARTICLE

DOI: 10.1007/s00170-010-2981-z

Cite this article as:
Kore, S.D., Date, P.P., Kulkarni, S.V. et al. Int J Adv Manuf Technol (2011) 54: 949. doi:10.1007/s00170-010-2981-z

Abstract

The ability to manufacture a product using different metal combinations greatly increases flexibility in design and production. Joining of dissimilar metal combinations like Copper-to-Stainless Steel (Cu-to-SS) is, however, a challenging task owing to the large differences in physical and chemical properties. The application of electromagnetic (EM) impact technique is demonstrated for welding copper (Cu) to stainless steel (SS) sheets. The welding Cu-to-SS is accomplished by using Al drivers to accelerate Cu and SS work sheets. The tensile shear strength test and the metallographic studies are carried out for Cu-to-SS EM welds.

Keywords

ElectromagneticWeldingImpact

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