The Simulation and Experiment Study on the Gas Flow in the No-Loaded and Cold Vacuum High-Pressure Gas Quenching Furnace
In order to learn gas flow state in the vacuum high pressure gas quenching furnace, this paper simulates and tests the gas flow under the no-loaded and cold state. Hot wire anemometer is used to measure the speeds of some feature points, on the one hand to provide boundary conditions for the numerical simulation, and on the other hand to compare with the numerical simulation results. FLUENT software is used to simulate the gas flow of nozzle-type vacuum high-pressure gas quenching furnace. The results show that at the center of the furnace appears high-pressure low-speed zone in which is resulted by the gas collision there, and the vortex also appears in the area around the furnace. The results mean that the cooling rate of works will be slow there. Different exit velocities of five nozzles cause the uneven flow distribution, which will affect the cooling uniformity of works. The comparison between the simulation results and the measured results shows that the error is within 10%. It means that numerical simulation method to predict gas flow is feasible and the results are reliable in high pressure gas quenching furnace.
Z. J. Wang and X. F. Shang, "The Simulation and Experiment Study on the Gas Flow in the No-Loaded and Cold Vacuum High-Pressure Gas Quenching Furnace", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 48-49, pp. 1310-1314, 2011