Electron beam welding of a TMCP steel with 700 MPa yield strength

Wilhelm Maurer, Wolfgang Ernst, Rudolf Rauch, Stefan Kapl, Arno Pohl, Thomas Krüssel, Rudolf Vallant, Norbert Enzinger

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This study investigates the influence of the soft zone on the static tensile strength of welded joints. A microalloyed, thermo-mechanically controlled processed (TMCP) high strength low alloy steel grade (HSLA) was joined with electron beam welding at different energy input levels. The welded joints were investigated by means of light optical microscopy, FE-SEM (field emission scanning electron microscopy) analyse, hardness measurement and quasi-static tensile test. The results of this investigation were compared with the mechanical properties of GMAW welded joints of same base metal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-94
Number of pages10
JournalWelding in the World
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


  • Constraint effect
  • Electron beam welding
  • HSLA steel
  • Soft zone
  • TMCP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science


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