Advances in Brazing

Advances in Brazing

Science, Technology and Applications

1st Edition - March 4, 2013

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  • Editor: Dušan Sekulić
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780857094230
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857096500

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Brazing processes offer enhanced control, adaptability and cost-efficiency in the joining of materials. Unsurprisingly, this has lead to great interest and investment in the area. Drawing on important research in the field, Advances in brazing provides a clear guide to the principles, materials, methods and key applications of brazing.Part one introduces the fundamentals of brazing, including molten metal wetting processes, strength and margins of safety of brazed joints, and modeling of associated physical phenomena. Part two goes on to consider specific materials, such as super alloys, filler metals for high temperature brazing, diamonds and cubic boron nitride, and varied ceramics and intermetallics. The brazing of carbon-carbon (C/C) composites to metals is also explored before applications of brazing and brazed materials are discussed in part three. Brazing of cutting materials, use of coating techniques, and metal-nonmetal brazing for electrical, packaging and structural applications are reviewed, along with fluxless brazing, the use of glasses and glass ceramics for high temperature applications and nickel-based filler metals for components in contact with drinking water.With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Advances in brazing is a technical guide for any professionals requiring an understanding of brazing processes, and offers a deeper understanding of the subject to researchers and engineers within the field of joining.

Key Features

  • Reviews the advances of brazing processes in joining materials
  • Discusses the fundamentals of brazing and considers specific materials, including super alloys, filler metals, ceramics and intermetallics
  • Brazing of cutting materials and structural applications are also discussed


Professionals requiring understanding of the brazing process; Researchers and engineers within the field of joining

Table of Contents

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    Part I: Fundamentals of brazing

    Chapter 1: The wetting process in brazing


    1.1 Introduction

    1.2 Wetting of solids by liquid metals and oxides

    1.3 Wetting versus brazing: general considerations

    1.4 Brazing of metals and ceramics by non-reactive and reactive alloys

    1.5 Conclusion

    Chapter 2: Strength and margins of brazed joints


    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Applicability of common failure criteria to analysis of brazed joints

    2.3 Alternative approach for developing failure assessment diagrams (FADs)

    2.4 Conclusion

    2.5 Acknowledgements

    Chapter 3: Modeling of the sequence of phenomena in brazing


    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Modeling brazing systems

    3.3 Finite element analysis of residual stresses in brazed structures

    3.4 Micro-scale brazing phenomena modeling

    3.5 Conclusions

    Part II: Materials used in brazing

    Chapter 4: Brazing of superalloys and the intermetallic alloy (γ-TiAl)


    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Brazing of superalloys on a nickel base

    4.3 Brazing of titanium aluminides

    4.4 Conclusion

    4.5 Future trends

    Chapter 5: High-temperature brazing: filler metals and processing


    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Features of base metal (BM) alloys used in high-temperature brazing

    5.3 Brazing filler metals (BFMs) for joining high-temperature base metals

    5.4 High-temperature base metal brazing

    5.5 Metallurgical paths of joint formation

    5.6 Industrial applications

    Chapter 6: Brazing of diamonds and cubic boron nitride


    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Physical properties of diamond and cubic boron nitride (CBN)

    6.3 Diamond’s interaction with metals

    6.4 Diamond graphitization during annealing and brazing

    6.5 Wetting of diamond by metals and alloys

    6.6 Wetting of cubic boron nitride (CBN)

    6.7 Brazing filler metals and techniques for diamond joining

    6.8 Mechanical testing of diamond joints

    6.9 Brazing of cubic boron nitride (CBN)

    6.10 Brazed cubic boron nitride (CBN) products

    6.11 Conclusion

    Chapter 7: Brazing of oxide, carbide, nitride and composite ceramics


    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Difficulties of brazing with ceramics and solutions

    7.3 Brazing of oxide ceramics

    7.4 Brazing of nitride ceramics

    7.5 Brazing of carbide ceramics

    7.6 Brazing of carbon–carbon (C/C) composites

    7.7 Conclusion

    Chapter 8: Brazing of nickel, ferrite and titanium–aluminum intermetallics


    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 Physical properties and brazing properties of Ni–Al system intermetallics

    8.3 Physical properties and brazing properties of Fe–Al intermetallics

    8.4 Physical properties and brazing properties of Ti–Al intermetallics

    8.5 Brazing between Ti–Al intermetallics

    8.6 Conclusion

    Chapter 9: Brazing of aluminium and aluminium to steel


    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 Brazing aluminium and its alloys using reactive fluxes

    9.3 Brazing of aluminium to stainless steel

    9.4 Arc flux brazing of aluminium to galvanised steels

    9.5 Soldering of aluminium

    9.6 Conclusion and future trends

    Chapter 10: Controlled atmosphere brazing of aluminum


    10.1 Introduction

    10.2 Applications of controlled atmosphere brazing (CAB) of aluminum

    10.3 Materials involved in controlled atmosphere brazing (CAB) of aluminum

    10.4 Oxide and flux

    10.5 Controlled atmosphere brazing (CAB) process

    10.6 Corrosion in controlled atmosphere brazing (CAB) brazed heat exchangers

    Chapter 11: Active metal brazing of advanced ceramic composites to metallic systems


    11.1 Introduction

    11.2 Brazing dissimilar materials

    11.3 Brazing ceramic-matrix composites

    11.4 Conclusions

    11.5 Acknowledgment

    Chapter 12: Brazing of metal and ceramic joints


    12.1 Introduction

    12.2 Brazing of metal and ceramic

    12.3 Brazing of metallized ceramics

    12.4 Active brazing of metal–ceramic compounds

    12.5 Influencing the mechanical properties of brazed metal–ceramic compounds

    12.6 Preparation for and execution of the brazing process

    12.7 Examination methods for brazed metal–ceramic compounds

    12.8 Example of an active-brazed metal–ceramic compound

    12.9 Induction brazing of metal–ceramic compounds

    12.10 Conclusion

    12.11 Acknowledgements

    Chapter 13: Brazing of carbon–carbon (C/C) composites to metals


    13.1 Introduction

    13.2 Carbon–carbon composites

    13.3 Brazing filler alloys for brazing of Carbon–carbon composites and metals

    13.4 Anisotropy of Carbon–carbon composites and their brazing with metals

    13.5 Indirect methods for brazing Carbon–carbon composites to metals

    13.6 Conclusion

    Part III: Applications of brazing and brazed materials

    Chapter 14: Brazing of cutting materials


    14.1 Introduction

    14.2 Cutting materials

    14.3 The main factors controlling the quality of joints

    14.4 Brazing filler metals

    14.5 Induced stresses in brazed joints

    14.6 Case studies

    14.7 Conclusion and future trends

    Chapter 15: Coating techniques using brazing


    15.1 Introduction

    15.2 Fundamentals of brazed coatings

    15.3 Classification of brazed coatings

    15.4 Functional coatings

    15.5 Conclusion

    Chapter 16: Metal–nonmetal brazing for electrical, packaging and structural applications


    16.1 Introduction

    16.2 Designing and specifying a brazement

    16.3 Metallization schemes

    16.4 Brazing method selection

    16.5 Performing the brazing operation

    16.6 Testing the brazements

    16.7 Test results and analysis for select material sets

    16.8 Future trends

    16.9 Sources of further information and advice

    Chapter 17: Glasses and glass-ceramics as brazing materials for high-temperature applications


    17.1 Introduction

    17.2 Glass and glass-ceramic sealants for solid oxide fuel cells

    17.3 Glass and glass-ceramic joining for SiC-based materials

    Chapter 18: Brazing of nickel-based filler metals for pipes and other components in contact with drinking water


    18.1 Introduction: brazing filler metals for corrosion-resistant applications

    18.2 Materials and components in drinking water installations

    18.3 Current drinking water regulations and standards

    18.4 Test rig and samples

    18.5 Test results

    18.6 Conclusion

    Chapter 19: Fluxless brazing of aluminium


    19.1 Introduction

    19.2 Definition of fluxless brazing

    19.3 Controlled atmosphere brazing process limitations

    19.4 Background chemistry and metallurgy influencing fluxless brazing

    19.5 Fluxless brazing processes

    19.6 Conclusion: a summary of fluxless brazing processes


Product details

  • No. of pages: 620
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2013
  • Published: March 4, 2013
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780857094230
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857096500

About the Editor

Dušan Sekulić

Dusan P. Sekulic is Secat J. G. Morris Aluminium Professor at the University of Kentucky. He is also the Director of the Brazing Research Laboratory at the Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing, which performs research for the development of cutting edge brazing technologies.

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University of Kentucky, USA

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  • TorsteinGrøstad Mon Jan 13 2020

    Good book

    Useful and good book with up to date information about brazing, with good amount of detail and references to where you can find more information.