Fe-Al Diffusion Bonding: Effect of reaction time on the interlayer thickness / Asmawi Ismail...[et al.]

Ismail, Asmawi and Hussain, Patthi and Mustapha, Mazli and Nuruddin, Muhd Fadhil (2018) Fe-Al Diffusion Bonding: Effect of reaction time on the interlayer thickness / Asmawi Ismail...[et al.]. Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE), 15 (1). pp. 80-91. ISSN 1823-5514 ; 2550-164X


A direct diffusion bonding of marine grade aluminium alloy AA6061 and steel A36 was carried out in an argon environment at 640°C. Specimens were heated in a furnace for a holding time of 90 to 120 min under a pre-pressed condition. An interface microstructural observation revealed an increase in the thickness of this reaction layer as bonding time increased. A 33.4 μm thickness was recorded at the interfacial zone of the joint after a 120-min holding time condition. Hardness along the bonding line was measured using a micro-Vickers hardness tester. Diffusion of aluminium and iron was observed on both parent metals at the interfacial zone using scanning electron microscope (SEM) with energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). This experiment had proven that different content and thickness of alloy compounds were formed at various reaction time frames on the interfacial zone.


Item Type: Article
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Ismail, Asmawi
Hussain, Patthi
Mustapha, Mazli
Nuruddin, Muhd Fadhil
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
ISSN: 1823-5514 ; 2550-164X
Volume: 15
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 80-91
Keywords: diffusion bonding; interlayer thickness; dissimilar metals; solid state; aluminium
Date: 2018
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/36294
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