Sensing, monitoring and control for laser based welding of aluminium sheets

Bernard Johan Aalderink

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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Weight reduction is important in the automotive industry. To achieve this, Tailor Welded Blanks (TWB’s) are used. Good examples are body panels consisting of sheets which are welded together and formed into the desired shape. TWB’s are thicker at highly loaded places and thinner in other areas. In contrast to steel, aluminium TWB’s have been introduced only recently. The forming of the sheets poses high requirements on the welds. Laser welding has the potential to produce these strong, yet deformable welds.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Jonker, Ben, Supervisor
  • Meijer, Johannes, Supervisor
  • Aarts, Ronald, Co-Supervisor
Award date4 Oct 2007
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs978-90-77172-31-5
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2007


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