Document Type: Research Paper
Isfahan university of technology
Malek Ashtar University of technology
In this work, the strength of cold roll bond of the commercially pure titanium (CP Ti) sheet and the effect of TiO2 nanoparticles on bond strength was investigated. Through the accumulative roll bonding process, which is considered among the important severe plastic deformation processes, the creation of suitable bonds plays a significance role in the ultimate strength of the bond. Thus, researchers first study the optimum bonding parameters of two or several metals producible via ARB method and, then, manufacture it. In the present work, the bond strength of the commercially pure titanium sheets was investigated and found that by applying a 50% thickness reduction a desirable bond strength is achieved based on the results of the peeling test for CP Ti. To study the effect TiO2 nanoparticles on nanocomposite preparation in ARB test, these nanoparticles were dispersed between the CP Ti sheets at 0.1, 0.3, and 0.5wt% concentrations; the results show a decrease in bond strength during the peeling test by the increase in TiO2 content. The scanning electron microscopy tests of the peeled sites revealed that the presence of cumulative layers of nanoparticles prevents bonding in these areas. Although the addition of TiO2 nanoparticles results in the reduced bond strength, at TiO2 percentages, equal or less than 0.5wt.% this decrease is negligible. Hence, ARB method can be considered as an efficient technique for preparation of bulk composite at room temperature.