Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China
JOURNAL OF RAILWAY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
|Vol. 16 No. 1 February 2006|
（School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Central South University,
Changsha 410083, China）
Abstract:Based on rolling tests and simulation, the bond behavior and its mechanism of 6111-aluminum alloy commonly used in auto industry were studied. As main factors, the effects of different heating stratagem, rolling speed and reduction on bond were tested. The effect of rolling speed on bond was produced by the synthetical result of contact time and temperature of rolling zone. Higher speed creates higher temperature of rolling zone but decreases contact time of interfaces, and bond strength decreases accordingly. The bond strength increases along with the increase of entry temperature before a turning point, after the turning point bond strength changes gently. Cold rolling is hard to get a satisfying bond result although the rolling parameters are adjusted, while warm bond reaches a higher strength that is comparable to the parent material. The analysis of surfaces separated by shear test shows that for warm bonding the rolling texture disappears on the bond area but the scratch track remain on the bond area for cold bond. There is no gap at the position of interface for well-bond sample. The results of this study are helpful to create well-bond materials for auto industry.
Key words: 6111-aluminum alloy; rolling; bonding