Explosion Welding: A Review

  • Steve H. Carpenter


A general review of explosion welding with particular emphasis on metallurgical effects is presented. Explosion welding is basically a solid-phase welding process, in which explosives are used to accelerate the parts to be joined into a high velocity oblique collisions, is fundamental to the welding process. The jetting action coupled with the collapsing flyer plate produce a unique weld interface, with very interesting metallurgical properties. The relationship of the welding parameters to the metallurgical properties is discussed.


Welding Process Impact Velocity Welding Parameter Detonation Velocity Weld Interface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steve H. Carpenter
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of DenverDenverUSA

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