Laser is one of the most applicable sources of energy and it can be used in a large variety of applications such as defense, industries and medicine. The special characteristics of this source of energy make it very interesting for different applications. This book includes an interesting and recent collection of relevant research on the development of high-powered laser systems. It includes topics such as using a variety of methods to generate laser pulses in the femtosecond and attosecond range with different wavelengths. This book includes 10 chapters. This book is a very relevant source for researchers as well as engineers working with high-powered laser systems around the world.Go to the book
Automotive industry tends to use lightweight alloys to save on mass in order to have more economic and environment friendly automobiles. A variety of alloys have been used in automotive industry such as magnesium, aluminum, and galvanized steel. Magnesium is the lightest structural metal that can significantly help decrease the body structure weight. Laser welding is one of the main joining processes used in automotive industry due to its superior joint properties. In the current study, the main issue that was pore formation during the laser welding of magnesium alloy is investigated. First, the process was performed using different process parameters to study their effect on the weld quality. Then a variety of approaches were used to mitigate pores in the weld. The results showed that these approaches could effectively mitigate pore formation in the weld bead. In addition, the pore formation issue was nondestructively detected using real‐time methods such as spectrometer and high speed charge‐coupled device (CCD) camera. The results showed that there was a good correlation between pore formation and the real‐time‐monitoring detected data.
Part of the book: Magnesium Alloys