Finite-Element Analysis of Heat Generation by Plasma in Welding Temperature Field of Stainless Steel
In this paper, the plasma arc welding is studied and stainless steel temperature field is gained in this process. The available heat source models, either planar one like Gaussian or body ones like double-ellipsoidal and rotary Gaussian modes, are unable to describe the keyhole PAW process accurately. Based on the configuration feature of keyhole PAW welds, a combined heat source model is proposed for the numerical analysis of temperature fields in keyhole PAW process. Numerical simulation of welding process in SIMPELC method and by ANSYS software for gaining the temperature field of stainless steel, the effect of parameter variation on temperature field and process optimization for different cases of plasma and shielding gases(Argon, Helium), are done.
A. Moarrefzadeh and M.R.I. Zibaei, "Finite-Element Analysis of Heat Generation by Plasma in Welding Temperature Field of Stainless Steel", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 383-390, pp. 6728-6734, 2012