A study of keyhole geometry in laser welding of zinc-coated and uncoated steels using a coaxial observation method
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- A study of keyhole geometry in laser welding of zinc-coated and uncoated steels using a coaxial observation method
- Kim, Jaehun; Oh, Sehyeok; Ki, Hyungson
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- ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA
- JOURNAL OF MATERIALS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, v.225, pp.451 - 462
- Experiments were conducted over a large process parameter space using a 2 kW multi-mode fiber laser, and the effect of zinc-coating on the keyhole geometry was investigated using a high-speed coaxial video camera. From the top and bottom coaxial surface images of erratic keyhole motions that were obtained from separately conducted experiments, time-averaged keyhole structures were calculated using a physics-based semi-statistical frame analysis. For uncoated steel, the keyhole bottom aperture is located mostly within the laser beam area. In this case, because there is no zinc evaporation, the bottom aperture tends to be closed to absorb enough laser energy for sustaining a keyhole. For zinc-coated steel, the keyhole is mostly open at the bottom, and the front keyhole wall is tilted so that the laser beam is located on the front keyhole wall. The keyhole tilting angle is more important for zinc-coated steel and the beam interaction area is more relevant to uncoated steel.
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