Publications in Scientific Journals:

G. Liedl, R. Gómez Vázquez, S. Murzin:
"Joining of aluminium alloy and steel by laser assisted reactive wetting";
Lasers in Manufacturing and Materials Processing, 5 (2017), 1; 1 - 15.

English abstract:
Compounds of dissimilar materials, like aluminium and steel offer an interesting opportunity for the automotive industry to reduce the weight of a car body. Thermal joining of aluminium and steel leads to the formation of brittle intermetallic compounds, which negatively affects the properties of the welded joint. Amongst others, growth of such intermetallic compounds depends on maximum temperature and on the time at certain temperatures. Laser welding with its narrow well seam and its fast heating and cooling cycles provides an excellent opportunity to obtain an ultrathin diffusion zone. Joining of sheet metal DC01 with aluminium alloy AW6016 has been chosen for research. The performed experimental studies showed that by a variation of the beam power and scanning speed it is possible to obtain an ultrathin diffusion zone with narrow intermetallic interlayers. With the aim of supporting further investigation of laser welding of the respective and other dissimilar pairings a multi-physical simulation model has been developed.

Laser assisted wetting, Joining, Aluminium alloy, Multi-physical simulation

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