Numerical Modeling of Welding Arc with Complex System between Arc Plasma and Molten Electrode
It is important to consider the interaction between arc plasma and electrodes because melting of electrodes strongly affects arc plasma. Therefore, a GMA model will be developed, based on the unified model of TIG arc. As a first step, a TIG arc model with a calculation for molten cathode shape has been proposed. This model is calculated in two cases; molten W cathode and Calculation result of W cathode. In the case of W cathode, cathode shape change was found to affect the arc plasma property strongly. Calculated results of radial temperature distributions on electrode surface and arc pressure distributions at the anode surface are very similar to the experimental results.
Changhee Lee, Jong-Bong Lee, Dong-Hwan Park and Suck-Joo Na
K. Yamamoto et al., "Numerical Modeling of Welding Arc with Complex System between Arc Plasma and Molten Electrode", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 580-582, pp. 311-314, 2008