Similar and dissimilar friction welding of Zr-Cu-Al bulk glassy alloys

Hyung Seop Shin, Jung Soo Park, Yoon Chul Jung, Jung Ho Ahn, Yoshihiko Yokoyama, Akihisa Inoue

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The friction welding of three kinds of Zr-Cu-Al bulk glassy alloys (BGAs) which show eutectic or hypoeutectic compositions to similar and dissimilar BGAs and crystalline metals has been tried. The shape and volume of the protrusion formed at the weld interface were investigated. In order to characterize the friction welded interface, micrographic observation and X-ray diffraction analysis on the weld cross-section were carried out. A successful joining of Zr-Cu-Al bulk glassy alloys to similar and dissimilar BGAs was achieved without occurrence of crystallizations at the weld interface through the precise control of friction conditions. In addition, the joining of Zr50Cu40Al10 BGA to crystalline alloys was tried, but it was only successful for specific material combinations. The residual strength after welding of dissimilar BGAs was evaluated by the four-point bending test.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-185
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug 26


  • Bulk glassy alloys
  • Crystallization
  • Dissimilar friction welding
  • Friction welding
  • Residual strength

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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