Laser beam welding of AZ31B-H24 magnesium alloy. Metadata

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  • Main Title Laser beam welding of AZ31B-H24 magnesium alloy.


  • Author: Leong, K. H.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: US Department of Energy (United States)


  • Name: Argonne National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Illinois
    Additional Info: Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)


  • Creation: 1998-09-29


  • English


  • Content Description: The laser beam weldability of AZ31B magnesium alloy was examined with high power CW CO{sub 2} and pulsed Nd:YAG lasers. The low viscosity and surface tension of the melt pool make magnesium more difficult to weld than steel. Welding parameters necessary to obtain good welds were determined for both CW CO{sub 2} and pulsed Nd:YAG lasers. The weldability of the magnesium alloy was significantly better with the Nd:YAG laser. The cause of this improvement was attributed to the higher absorption of the Nd:YAG beam. A lower threshold beam irradiance was required for welding, and a more stable weldpool was obtained.
  • Physical Description: 11 p.


  • Keyword: Absorption
  • STI Subject Categories: 36 Materials Science
  • Keyword: Weldability
  • Keyword: Viscosity
  • Keyword: Welding
  • Keyword: Magnesium Alloys
  • Keyword: Surface Tension
  • Keyword: Magnesium
  • Keyword: Lasers


  • Conference: 17th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics (ICALEO '98), Orlando, FL (US), 11/16/1998--11/19/1998


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: ANL/TD/CP-96465
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 10805
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc623699


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE00010805
  • Display Note: Medium: P; Size: 11 pages