Minimizing buckling distortion in welding by hybrid laser-arc welding

S. M. Kelly, R. P. Martukanitz, E. W. Reutzel

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Low heat input welding technologies such as laser beam and hybrid laser-arc welding (HLAW), which have the ability to reduce weld distortion in thin-panel structures, are introduced. Low heat input laser and hybrid laser-arc welds were made on panels ranging from 1 to almost 6. m long and compared with conventional (high heat input) arc welding techniques. Experimental and analytical weld distortion data are presented to provide a direct comparison of conventional and advanced welding technologies. It is demonstrated that a hybrid laser arc weld process, which is well suited for today's heavy manufacturing environment, can reduce distortion by a factor of 2 to 4 compared with conventional processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMinimization of Welding Distortion and Buckling
Subtitle of host publicationModelling and Implementation
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages33
ISBN (Print)9781845696627
StatePublished - May 2011

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    Kelly, S. M., Martukanitz, R. P., & Reutzel, E. W. (2011). Minimizing buckling distortion in welding by hybrid laser-arc welding. In Minimization of Welding Distortion and Buckling: Modelling and Implementation (pp. 241-273). Elsevier Ltd.