|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||2018 Technical Division Student Poster Competition
||SPU-5: Fabrication of Novel Aluminum Welding Fillers Reinforced with NbB2 Nanoparticles
||Oscar Marcelo Suarez, Andres Calle , Cristina M Crespo Roldan
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Cristina M Crespo Roldan
Aluminum welds need to satisfy strict requirements of strong joints of parts while adding minimal weight, as demanded in many aerospace structures. However, the performance of these welds at high temperatures is unsatisfactory showing crack sensitivity. Aluminum fillers containing niobium diboride (NbB2) nanoparticles for TIG welding can improve the weld quality and increase its high-temperature service capacity. Our ongoing research centers improvements to the manufacturing process of the Al-Mg-NbB2 and comparing it to the 5653 commercial filler through characterization of welded samples.