This chapter first describes the origin and major characteristics of the hybrid laser-arc welding technique. Second, fundamentals of this welding technique, such as laser-plasma interaction, keyhole formation and collapse, weld pool dynamics, metal melting and solidification, etc., are elaborated. Finally, applications, current research and development, and future challenges and development of hybrid laser-arc welding of aeronautical materials, such as magnesium, aluminium and magnesium alloys, are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Welding and Joining of Aerospace Materials|
|Number of pages||33|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2011|
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