Hybrid laser-arc welding of aerospace and other materials

J. Zhou, H. L. Tsai, P. C. Wang

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWelding and Joining of Aerospace Materials
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages33
ISBN (Print)9781845695323
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Zhou, J., Tsai, H. L., & Wang, P. C. (2011). Hybrid laser-arc welding of aerospace and other materials. In Welding and Joining of Aerospace Materials (pp. 109-141). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-1-84569-532-3.50004-6