Investigation of fluid flow and heat transfer in 3-D dual-beam laser keyhole welding

Jun Zhou, Hai Lung Tsai

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

7 Scopus citations

Abstract

Dual-beam laser welding has become an emerging joining technique. Studies have demonstrated that it can provide benefits over conventional single-beam laser welding, such as increasing keyhole stability, slowing down cooling rate and delaying the humping onset to a higher welding speed. It is also reported to be able to improve weld quality significantly. However, due to its complexity the development of this promising technique has been limited to the trial-and-error procedure. In this study, mathematical models are developed to investigate the heat transfer, melt flow, and solidification process in three-dimensional dual-beam laser keyhole welding. Effects of key parameters, such as laser-beam configuration on melt flow, weld shape, and keyhole dynamics are studied. Some experimentally observed phenomena, such as the changes of the weld pool shape from oval to circle and from circle to oval during the welding process are analyzed in current study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2010 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2010
Pages247-254
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
EventASME 2010 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2010 - Erie, PA, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2010Oct 15 2010

Publication series

NameASME 2010 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2010
Volume2

Other

OtherASME 2010 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2010
CountryUnited States
CityErie, PA
Period10/12/1010/15/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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