Science and Technology of Energetic Materials

Vol.70, No.1 (2009)

Research paper

Characterization of titanium / stainless steel welded using underwater shock wave technique
Manikandan Palavesamuthu, Akihisa Mori, and Kazuyuki Hokamoto


Commercially pure titanium and stainless steel was explosively welded using underwater shock wave. The experimental results were obtained by changing the parameters, the distance between the sample and explosive and the thickness of explosive. The results demonstrate a good welding interface with small waves devoid of intermetallics, as the kinetic energy spent at the interface is less. An increase in kinetic energy loss resulted in waves with vortices, where intermetallic layer is formed.

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Titanium, Stainless steel, Underwater ShockWave, Intermetallics, Kinetic energy loss.

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