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The use of clad plates consisting of a base plate in carbon steel roll-bonded with a stainless steel sheet is often economically justified in applications within highly corrosive environments. In this type of application, problems relating to the welding of clad plates often arise. The purpose of this study was to detail the consequences of a simplification in the welding procedure on the behaviour of butt-welded assemblies and to provide data on the in-service performance of such assemblies. The results of reverse bending tests carried out on butt-welded A 48 + 304 L and A48+316 L clad plates show a non-significant effect of bevelling on endurance properties, a negligible action of the cladding stainless steel grade, a significant action of weld geometry at the transition of the weld and the plate, and a slight increase in cracking speed in the cladding sheet. The simplified implementation procedure should lead to substantial gains in the use of roll-bonded clad plates.

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Authors: LIEURADE H P, IRSID, Saint-Germain-en-Laye (FR);MAILLARD-SALIN C, IRSID, Saint-Germain-en-Laye (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13080 FR (1990) 64 pp., FS, ECU 7.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-1973-7
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