Metallo-Thermo-Mechanical Simulation of Carburized Quenching Process by Several Codes - A Benchmark Project -
As one of the activities carried out by our group of IMS-VHT (Virtual Heat Treatment tool for monitoring and optimising HT process), results of a benchmark project on the simulation of carburized quenching process is summarized. Several programs available for taking into account the metallo-thermo-mechanical coupling had been employed for the simulation for a cylinder, ring as well as a helical gear by use of common data of material properties and cooling characteristics. Comparison of the simulated values of distortion, residual stresses and profile of induced phases with the experimental data is made with some discussions.
N. Ohno and T. Uehara
T. Inoue et al., "Metallo-Thermo-Mechanical Simulation of Carburized Quenching Process by Several Codes - A Benchmark Project -", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 340-341, pp. 1061-1066, 2007