Low heat input welding for thin steel fabrication

S. M. Kelly, R. P. Martukanitz, P. Michaleris, M. Bugarewicz, T. D. Huang, L. Kvidahl

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As thinner members are used in marine construction, the use of conventional joining techniques results in significant angular and buckling distortion due to the inherent high heat input with these processes. Several low heat input alternatives, including laser beam, gas metal arc, and hybrid laser arc welding, are explored. The paper focuses on process development, real time distortion measurements, and implementation of these processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-109
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Ship Production
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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