Structure and mechanical properties of MIG welded butt-joints of magnesium alloys

Lechosław Tuz , Andrzej Kolasa , Tomasz Pfeifer


This article presents an assessment of the structure and the mechanical properties of butt joints of as-cast magnesium alloys AZ91, AM-Lite and AM50 welded with the MIG welding method. The shielding gas used was a mixture of argon and helium. The macro- and microstructures were evaluated by means of a light microscope and a scanning electron microscope using metallographic specimens cut along a plane perpendicular to the welding direction. An analysis of the distribution of alloying elements has been performed with the use of the scanning electron microscope. The mechanical properties of joints have been evaluated on the basis of microhardness distribution in the joints and tests of the bending and tensile strength of weld joints. The results of this assessment show that it is possible to achieve high quality butt joints of magnesium alloys with the use of the MIG welding method. Trace amounts of porosity have also been observed in the joint area.

Author Lechosław Tuz (FM)
Lechosław Tuz,,
- Faculty of Mechatronics
, Andrzej Kolasa (FPE / IoMP)
Andrzej Kolasa,,
- The Institute of Manufacturing Processes
, Tomasz Pfeifer
Tomasz Pfeifer,,
Journal seriesWelding International, ISSN 0950-7116, e-ISSN 1754-2138
Issue year2016
ASJC Classification2506 Metals and Alloys; 2210 Mechanical Engineering; 2211 Mechanics of Materials
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
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ScoreMinisterial score = 0.0, 31-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 5.0, 31-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 2; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.466
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