Application of Pulsed Laser-TIG Hybrid Heat Source in Root Welding of Thick Plate Titanium Alloys
AbstractLaser-TIG (tungsten inert gas) hybrid welding process is applied to produce stable back beads in the first layer during one-side multilayer welding. To explain why stable back beads can be formed, a comparison is conducted between single TIG and laser-TIG hybrid welding. Results indicate that during laser action the arc column is enhanced and deflected to the keyhole, which changes the spatial distribution of plasma by strong attraction. The keyhole plasma possesses extreme electric conductivity. After laser action, the enhanced arc is restituted, the low energy density arc acts on the molten pool, and the bottom of the molten pool is solidified to prevent its collapse. The heat and force are redistributed over the top of molten pool under the alternative action of the enhanced arc and original arc. In this case the thermal distribution and mechanical situation in the molten pool must be more balanced and reasonable, and the back bead appearance is continuous, stable and uniform. This process gives high quality and efficient root welding of the thick plate. View Full-Text
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Shi, J.; Zhou, Y.; Liu, L. Application of Pulsed Laser-TIG Hybrid Heat Source in Root Welding of Thick Plate Titanium Alloys. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 527.
Shi J, Zhou Y, Liu L. Application of Pulsed Laser-TIG Hybrid Heat Source in Root Welding of Thick Plate Titanium Alloys. Applied Sciences. 2017; 7(5):527.Chicago/Turabian Style
Shi, Jipeng; Zhou, Yanbin; Liu, Liming. 2017. "Application of Pulsed Laser-TIG Hybrid Heat Source in Root Welding of Thick Plate Titanium Alloys." Appl. Sci. 7, no. 5: 527.
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