ISSN: 1003-6326
CN: 43-1239/TG
CODEN: TNMCEW

Vol. 27    No. 5    May 2017

Formation mechanism and control of aluminum layer thickness fluctuation in embedded aluminum-steel composite sheet produced by cold roll bonding process
Chun-yang WANG1, Yan-bin JIANG1,2, Jian-xin XIE1,2, Sheng XU1, De-jing ZHOU3, Xiao-jun ZHANG3
(1. Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials Processing of Ministry of Education, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China;
2. Beijing Laboratory of Metallic Materials and Processing for Modern Transportation, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China;
3. Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Clad Materials, Yinbang Clad Material Co., Ltd., Wuxi 214145, China
)
Abstract: The influences of rolling reduction and aluminum sheet initial thickness (AIT) on the thickness fluctuation of aluminum layer (TFA) of embedded aluminum-steel composite sheet produced by cold roll bonding were investigated, the formation mechanism of TFA was analyzed and method to improve the thickness uniformity of the aluminum layer was proposed. The results showed that when the reduction increased, TFA increased gradually. When the reduction was lower than 40%, AIT had negligible effect on the TFA, while TFA increased with the decrease of AIT when the reduction was higher than 40%. The non-uniformities of the steel surface deformation and the interfacial bonding extent caused by the work-hardened steel surface layer, were the main reasons for the formation of TFA. Adopting an appropriate surface treatment can help to decrease the hardening extent of the steel surface for improving the deformation uniformity during cold roll bonding process, which effectively improved the aluminum thickness uniformity of the embedded aluminum/steel composite sheets.
Key words: aluminum-steel composite sheet; cold roll bonding; work-hardened surface layer; thickness fluctuation
Superintended by The China Association for Science and Technology (CAST)
Sponsored by The Nonferrous Metals Society of China (NFSOC)
Managed by Central South University (CSU)