Composition change of stainless steel during mlcrojoinlng with short laser pulse

X. He, T. DebRoy, P. W. Fuerschbach

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Nd-YAG laser pulses were used for investigating weld metal composition change in 200 μm deep, 304 stainless steel microjoints. The electron microprobe analysis helped in determining the concentrations of iron, manganese, chromium, and nickel after welding. Three-dimensional transient heat transfer and fluid flow models were developed for simulating the temperature field as a function of time. Vaporization rates of various alloying elements were calculated that indicated that the vaporization took place mainly from a small region near the center of the beam-workpiece interaction zone, where the temperatures were very high.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4547-4555
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Oct 15 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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