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Influence of Yb:YAG laser beam parameters on Haynes 188 weld fusion zone microstructure and mechanical properties

Graneix, Jérémie and Béguin, Jean-Denis and Alexis, Joël and Masri, Talal Influence of Yb:YAG laser beam parameters on Haynes 188 weld fusion zone microstructure and mechanical properties. (2017) Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 48 (4). 2007-2016. ISSN 1073-5615

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11663-017-0989-6

Abstract

The weldability of 1.2 mm thick Haynes 188 alloy sheets by a disk Yb:YAG laser welding was examined. Butt joints were made, and the influence of parameters such as power, size, and shape of the spot, welding speed, and gas flow has been investigated. Based on an iconographic correlation approach, optimum process parameters were determined. Depending on the distribution of the power density (circular or annular), acceptable welds were obtained. Powers greater than 1700 W, welding speeds higher than 3.8 m mm1, and spot sizes between 160 and 320 lm were needed in the circular (small fiber) configuration. By comparison, the annular (large fiber) configuration required a power as high as 2500 W, and a welding speed less than 3.8 m min�1. The mechanical properties of the welds depended on their shape and microstructure, which in turn depended on the welding conditions. The content of carbides, the proportion of areas consisting of cellular and dendritic substructures, and the size of these substructures were used to explain the welded joint mechanical properties.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Springer editor. The definitive version is available at : http://www.springer.com/materials/special+types/journal/11663
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