The Role of Surface Preparation Parameters on Cold Roll Bonding of Aluminum Strips



It is the objective of this article to investigate the influence of surface preparation on the cold roll bonding (CRB) process. In this context, the effects of surface preparation parameters consisting of surface preparation method, surface roughness, scratch-brushing parameters, and the delay time between surface preparation and rolling are investigated on the bond strength of aluminum strips. The bond strength of two adjacent aluminum strips produced by the CRB process is evaluated by the peeling test. Furthermore, the interface region is investigated by metallographic observations. Our findings indicate that higher surface roughness values and shorter delay times improve the bond strength. It is also found that degreasing followed by scratch-brushing yield the best bonding properties.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roohollah Jamaati
    • 1
  • Mohammad Reza Toroghinejad
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Materials EngineeringIsfahan University of TechnologyIsfahanIran

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