Modeling on Laser Cladding on In718 Superalloy
A 3-D modeling based on the numerical resolution of fluid flow and heat transfer for laser-cladding processes of In718 Superalloy is proposed. The implementation of developed procedures allowed us to treat the problem with specific and complex boundary conditions. The applied loading is a moving heat source that depends on process parameters such as power density, laser beam diameter and scanning speed. The effects of process parameters on the melt pool are quantitatively discussed by numerical analysis. The computational results present good coincidences with the corresponding experiments of laser cladding process.
Linli Xu, Wenya Tian and Elwin Mao
Q. M. Chang et al., "Modeling on Laser Cladding on In718 Superalloy", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 80-81, pp. 46-50, 2011