A validated thermal model of bead-on-plate welding
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Heat and Mass Transfer, ISSN: 0947-7411, Vol: 48, Issue: 7, Page: 1219-1230
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- Physics and Astronomy; Chemical Engineering; thermal; model; validated; bead; welding; plate; Engineering
In this paper, finite element model is used to carry out thermal analysis of bead-on-plate welding. The model followed the proposed five step strategies which were then built into a model to obtain temperature history at the positions of thermocouples. Temperature field was also evaluated by comparing predicted weld bead with the actual weld bead. Using these proposed strategies, well matched temperature histories and temperature field have been obtained. © Springer-Verlag 2012.