Weldability and joining characteristics of AISI 430/AISI 1040 steels using keyhole plasma arc welding


Teker T. , Ozdemir N.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY, vol.63, pp.117-128, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00170-011-3890-5
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-128

Abstract

AISI 430 and AISI 1040 steel couples were welded using the keyhole plasma-transferred arc (KPTA) welding process. Welded joints were manufactured using three different traverse speeds (0.01, 0.02 and 0.03 m/min) under three different welding currents (130, 135 and 140 A) at a constant plasma gas flow rate (1.1 l/min) and a shielding gas rate (25 l/min). In order to determine the microstructural changes that occurred, the interface regions of the welded specimens were examined by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), X-ray Diffraction (XRD) and Energy Dispersive Spectrometry (EDS) after KPTA welding. Microhardness, V-notch Charpy and tensile tests were conducted to determine the mechanical properties of the welded specimens.