Effect of a Welding Method on the Fatigue Strength and Fracture of Foam–Aluminum Sandwiches

Abstract—The influence of argon-arc welding and laser welding on the fatigue properties and the fracture of a foam–aluminum sandwich is studied. Argon-arc-welded samples are found to have the highest fatigue strength.

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    The stresses were preliminarily calculated for an aluminum welded butt joint in a dense material, since the weld was only performed near the cover sheets and did not touch the foam center.


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Correspondence to O. S. Shapovalov.

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Translated by K. Shakhlevich

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Shapovalov, O.S., Kodzhaspirov, G.E., Hantelmann, K. et al. Effect of a Welding Method on the Fatigue Strength and Fracture of Foam–Aluminum Sandwiches. Russ. Metall. 2019, 1063–1066 (2019).

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  • Keywords: foam–aluminum sandwich
  • fatigue strength
  • four-point bending
  • butt weld