S. Katayama, JWRI. Osaka University Japan
This chapter describes characteristics of laser welding, features of main lasers used for welding, factors affecting weld penetration, laser welding phenomena including behavior of laser-induced plume, keyhole behavior and melt flows in a molten pool during laser welding. It also refers to welding defects and the recent trend for laser welding.
Welding is the most versatile and realistic joining method applicable to the construction ...