Study on Lightweight Design and Connection of Dissimilar Metals of Titanium Alloy TC4/T2 Copper/304 Stainless Steel
Under the background of lightweight design, manufacturing and improvement of comprehensive performance, dissimilar metals connection has been becoming a research focus recently and will have a broad application prospect. Titanium alloy TC4 and 304 stainless steel have many excellent properties, achievement of effective connection between these two materials has a significant promoting effect on Industrial Technology. However, the bonding connection of TC4/304 is very poor, so it is necessary to redesign the joint and further study the strengthening mechanism. In the paper, connection experiment of TC4/304 was carried out using two methods: Electron Beam Welding and Friction Stir Welding. Optical microscopy, SEM, EDS were applied for the analysis of microstructure and phase structure. The results state that EBW and FSW are effective and the maximum strength are 196 Mpa and 178 Mpa respectively. Both failure mode are brittle fracture.
KeywordsLightweight design TC4 304 stainless steel Dissimilar metals Microstructure
Thanks for the National Natural Science Foundations of China, Grant nos. 51375243, 51505226 and the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province, Grant no. BK20140784 supporting.