Back close

The Effect of Sub-Zero Treatment on Mechanical Properties of GTAW Welded AA6082

Publication Type : Conference Proceedings

Source : Applied Mechanics and Materials, Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Volume 852, p.349-354 (2016)

Keywords : AA6082, Artificial aging, GTAW, Hardness Microstructure, Post Weld Sub-Zero Treatment

Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Engineering

Department : Mechanical

Year : 2016

Abstract : The consequence of sub-zero treatment on the mechanical properties of welded AA6082-T6 by Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) which in turn softens the heat concentrated welded region owing to dissolution of the strengthening precipitates. The sub-zero i.e. Shallow Cryogenic Treatment (SCT) is carried out on GTAW welded plate having a thickness of 6 mm at -77°C by varying the electrode travel speed and sub-zero treatment periods. Welded region of AA6082 were tested for hardness and microstructure by adapting three different conditions such as welded, post weld artificial aging with and without sub-zero treatment. Result revealed that the amount of softening in the welded region is indirectly proportional to electrode travel speed during welding process. It is also observed that the post weld SCT with artificial aging has increased the micro hardness values on the welded region as a consequence of the reactivation in the sequence of precipitation.

Cite this Research Publication : R. Devanathan, Dr. Sanjivi Arul, Venkatamuni, T., Yuvarajan, D., and D. Selvam, C., “The Effect of Sub-Zero Treatment on Mechanical Properties of GTAW Welded AA6082”, Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 852. Trans Tech Publications Ltd, pp. 349-354, 2016.

Admissions Apply Now