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Simulation of Temperature Field of Metal Thin Wall Parts during Laser Direct Deposition Rapid Prototyping

Periodical Applied Mechanics and Materials (Volumes 88 - 89)
Main Theme Computer-Aided Design, Manufacturing, Modeling and Simulation
Chapter Chapter 1: Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
Edited by Xingui He, Ertian Hua, Yun Lin and Xiaozhu Liu
Pages 42-45
DOI 10.4028/
Citation Wei Zhang et al., 2011, Applied Mechanics and Materials, 88-89, 42
Online since August 2011
Authors Wei Zhang, Shu Qin Shi
Keywords DMD, Finite Element, Numerical Calculation, Rapid Forming, Temperature Simulation
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The simulation of temperature field during laser direct metal deposition(DMD) were researched. The finite element model of single track cladding, multi-track overlapping and multi-layer deposition were established. The temperature field was simulated by ANSYS software basing on life-and-death element and cycle algorithm. Under different process parameters, the temperature and temperature gradient on the cross-section of sample were simulated during single- track scanning, multi-track overlapping and multi-layer deposition. Temperature cycle curves at different position were analyzed and were consistent with actually value. Both simulation and experiment showed that heat accumulation during continuous forming greatly affected the temperature of molten pool.