This reference explores explosion welding, a high intensity, transient impact that achieves metal compounds not obtainable otherwise. Electron microscopy images cover the structure of numerous welded joints including titanium–orthorhombic titanium aluminide, copper–tantalum, aluminum–tantalum, iron–silver, steel–steel, and copper–titanium. These weldable pairs have different solubility than their initial elements. The authors present various processes and structures including granulating fragmentation, cusps, splashes, and quasi-wave interface. Specific risk zones for chemical and petrochemical (coke chamber) reactors are probed and suggestions offered.
Explosive Welding: Processes and Structures is a valuable resource for a wide range of experts involved in explosion welding, engineers, as well as graduate and postgraduate students.
Introduction. Materials and compounds. Experimental results. Discussion of results. Risk zones for explosion welding. Fractal analysis of surface relief. Evolution of separation surfaces for copper - tantalum, aluminum – tantalum compounds. Evolution of separation surfaces for copper – titanium compounds. Self-organization processes. Conclusion.