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ISRN Mechanical Engineering
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 923964, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/923964
Research Article

The Investigation of Laser Lap Welding Process on High-Strength Galvanized Steel Sheets

1Industrial Center, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
2Technology Center, Dongfeng Automobile Limited Company, Wuhan 430068, China

Received 12 January 2011; Accepted 16 February 2011

Academic Editor: Y. Zhang

Copyright © 2011 Shiquan Zhou et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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