Weldability with Process Parameters During Fiber Laser Welding of a Titanium Plate (II) - The Effect of Control of Heat Input on Weldability -

티타늄 판재의 파이버 레이저 용접시 공정변수에 따른 용접특성 (II) - 입열량 제어에 따른 영향 -

  • Kim, Jong Do (Division of Marine Engineering, Korea Maritime and Ocean Univ.) ;
  • Kim, Ji Sung (Graduate School, Korea Maritime and Ocean Univ.)
  • 김종도 (한국해양대학교 기관공학부) ;
  • 김지성 (한국해양대학교 대학원 기관공학과)
  • Received : 2016.09.23
  • Accepted : 2016.11.10
  • Published : 2016.12.01


Laser welding is a high-density energy welding method. Hence, deep penetration and high welding speed can be realized with lower heat input as compared with conventional welding. The heat input of a CW laser welding is determined by laser power and welding speed. In this study, bead and lap welding of $0.5mm^t$ pure titanium was performed using a fiber laser. Its weldability with laser power and welding speed was evaluated. Penetration, bead width, joining length, and bead shape were investigated, and the mechanical properties were examined through tensile-shear strength tests. Welds with sound joining length were obtained when the laser power and welding speed were respectively 0.5 kW and 2.5 m/min, and 1.5 kW and 6 m/min, and the weld obtained at low output presented better ductility than that obtained at high output.


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