Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 403–408 | Cite as

Failure Analysis of Laser Weld Joint of X2NiCoMo18-8-5 Steel

  • A. Nusair Khan
  • W. Mohammad
  • I. Salam
Case History---Peer-Reviewed


Laser welded T-shaped steel joints were received in debris form. The debris were recovered from the crashed component. Different metallurgical analysis was made on these debris to reach the root cause of the failure. In this regard, optical microscope and scanning electron microscope were utilized for the confirmation of different observations. Huge deposits of oxidation products were observed on the thick part (i.e., plate) of the T-shaped joint. For the confirmation of these products a set of simulated experiments were also performed.


Laser welded joints Failure due to oxidation Fractrography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Industrial and Control SystemRawalpindiPakistan

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