Cooperative Research to Optimize Heat Treating Process Condition by Computer Based Technology
The three-year activities of Japanese IMS-VHT (virtual heat treatment tool for monitoring and optimising heat treatment process) project are summarized in collaboration with international VHT program. A brief introduction of the developed code and the results of a simulation of the carburized-quenching process of a cylinder, ring, and helical gear are described by using accumulated databases of material characteristics and cooling conditions. A trial to optimizing the heat treatment (HT) process by using a database system is presented based on collected data of practical cases. The goal of this project is to optimize the process, such as gas-carburizing followed by quenching into oil, and to accumulate heat treatment data to create a knowledge-based database.
Jang Hyun Sung, Chan Gyu Lee, Yong Zoo You, Young Kook Lee and Jae Young Kim
Y. Watanabe et al., "Cooperative Research to Optimize Heat Treating Process Condition by Computer Based Technology", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 118, pp. 349-354, 2006