Weldability of polycrystalline aluminides. Final report

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When gas-tungsten arc welded, iron aluminides form a coarse fusion zone microstructure which is susceptible to hydrogen cracking. Magnetic arc oscillation and weld pool inoculation were implemented to refine the fusion zone microstructure in iron aluminide alloy FA-129 weldments. Magnetic arc oscillation effectively refined the fusion zone microstructure, and slow strain rate tensile tests showed fine-grained microstructures to be less susceptible to hydrogen cracking. However, magnetic arc oscillation was found to be suitable only for well-controlled fabrication environments. Weld pool inoculation offers a potentially more robust refinement method. Titanium inoculation was also shown to effectively refined the fusion zone microstructure, ... continued below

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Fasching, A.A.; Burt, R.P.; Edwards, G.R. & David, S.A. July 1, 1996.

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When gas-tungsten arc welded, iron aluminides form a coarse fusion zone microstructure which is susceptible to hydrogen cracking. Magnetic arc oscillation and weld pool inoculation were implemented to refine the fusion zone microstructure in iron aluminide alloy FA-129 weldments. Magnetic arc oscillation effectively refined the fusion zone microstructure, and slow strain rate tensile tests showed fine-grained microstructures to be less susceptible to hydrogen cracking. However, magnetic arc oscillation was found to be suitable only for well-controlled fabrication environments. Weld pool inoculation offers a potentially more robust refinement method. Titanium inoculation was also shown to effectively refined the fusion zone microstructure, but weldment properties were not improved using this refinement method. The effect of titanium on the size, shape and distribution of the second phase particles in the fusion zone appears to be the cause of the observed decrease in weldment properties.

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  • Other: DE96012437
  • Report No.: ORNL/Sub--85-27421/08
  • Report No.: CWJCR--096-015
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • DOI: 10.2172/255017 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 255017
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc665399

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Fasching, A.A.; Burt, R.P.; Edwards, G.R. & David, S.A. Weldability of polycrystalline aluminides. Final report, report, July 1, 1996; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc665399/: accessed October 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.