Experimental Analysis of AA5083 Butt Joints Welded by CO2 Laser


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Laser butt-welding of AA5083 has been investigated using a high quality CO2 laser in continuous wave regime. The effect of laser power, welding speed and specimen thickness on mechanical properties of the welded joints were evaluated by employing a general full factorial experimental plan design. The experimental results indicate important suggestion to choose proper combinations of process parameters and achieve high strength butt welded joints.



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F. Micari, M. Geiger, J. Duflou, B. Shirvani, R. Clarke, R. Di Lorenzo and L. Fratini




L. Tricarico et al., "Experimental Analysis of AA5083 Butt Joints Welded by CO2 Laser", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 344, pp. 745-750, 2007

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July 2007




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