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Title: Welding mild steel to aluminum and its alloys
Author: Andrews, D. R.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3423 9480
Awarding Body: University of Aston in Birmingham
Current Institution: Aston University
Date of Award: 1966
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There is an increasing need - in various industries - for a reliable joint between aluminiwn and steel. Part I of this report is concerned with the development of a welding technique to accomplish this. The effects of varying the practical conditions of welding are discussed. The first part of the investigation resulted in the conclusion that a tin, zinc or aluminium coating in the steel provided suitable conditions for a satisfactory joint to be made by means of an inert-gas welding technique. In Part II, a study of the metallurgical considerations related to the use of these metals as buffer coatings, is reviewed. In addition, a section of the work has been directed towards establishing the relationship between bead geometry and weld strength.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral