J. Cirne, R. Dormeval, et al.
J. Phys. IV France 134 (2006) 1239-1243
Explosive welding of pipesO. Drennov, O. Burtseva and A. Kitin
Russian Federal Nuclear Center, 607190 Sarov, Russia
Published online: 26 July 2006
For connection by welding it is suggested to use the explosive welding method. This method is rather new. Nevertheless, it has become commonly used among the technological developments. This method can be advantageous (saving material and physical resources) comparing to its statical analogs (electron-beam welding, argon-arc welding, plasma welding, gas welding, etc.), in particular, in hard-to-reach areas due to their geographic and climatic conditions. The suggestion is to use water as filler. The principle of non-compressibility of liquid under quasi-dynamic loading is used. In one-dimensional gasdynamic and elastic-plastic calculations we determined non-deformed mass of water. Model experiments with pipes having radii R = 57 mm confirmed results of the calculations and the possibility in principle to weld pipes by explosion with use of water as filler.
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