Effect of laser welding parameters on fusion zone morphological, mechanical and microstructural characteristics of AISI 304 stainless steel

ÇELEN S. , Karadeniz S., OEZDEN H.

MATERIALWISSENSCHAFT UND WERKSTOFFTECHNIK, cilt.39, ss.845-850, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/mawe.200800384
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.845-850


Nowadays, the Nd:YAG laser has been a promising key tool for joining thin components. In this research, mechanical and microstructural properties of laser welded thin austenitic stainless steel sheets were investigated with experimental investigations, as a function of laser welding parameters. Butt welded joints were made using a Nd:YAG laser in the pulsed wave mode. The appropriate laser welding parameters were found in order to obtain quality and strong weld seam. The pulsed laser seam welding process is controlled by a variety of parameters. We focus on the effects of the several processing parameters on mechanical and microstructural characteristics of joint and weld quality. The aim of this research was to evaluate the influence of these processing parameters on joint strength and microstructure. And also we examined the weldability of stainless steels in butt joint Configuration by a pulsed Nd:YAG laser beam.