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    Volume 35, Issue 4 (January 2007)

    Laser Welding Conditions to Improve Tensile Strength and Fatigue Strength of a Lap Joint in Aluminum Alloys

    (Received 23 December 2003; accepted 5 December 2006)

    Published Online: 04 January 2007

    CODEN: JTEVAB

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    Abstract

    This research shows a procedure for seeking a domain of conditions under which the tensile strength and fatigue strength are improved in lap joints of aluminum alloys made by laser welding. Laser welding parameters involve the following three factors: gap width, welding speed, and laser power. The following conditions were obtained in this research. (a) When searching for favorable welding conditions, the required work involves only observing the states around the weld-zone. (b) In order to improved the fatigue strength, it is necessary to prevent the generation of lack of fusion by the shortage of heat input and a crack near the toe of the weld due to the excess heat input. Using the results, the above-mentioned simple method is shown.

    Author Information:

    Kawamoto, Kyohei
    Graduate students, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka

    Yoshimitsu, Shintaro
    Graduate students, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka

    Noguchi, Hiroshi
    Associate Professor and Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Science, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka

    Yoshimura, Tatsuhiko
    Associate Professor and Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Science, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka


    Stock #: JTE100077

    ISSN:0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE100077

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    Title Laser Welding Conditions to Improve Tensile Strength and Fatigue Strength of a Lap Joint in Aluminum Alloys
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    Committee E08