Discrete element weld model, phase 2.
- Samonds, M.
- Jan 1, 1987.
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- Additional Creators:
- Prakash, C. and Singhal, A. K.
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- A numerical method was developed for analyzing the tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding process. The phenomena being modeled include melting under the arc and the flow in the melt under the action of buoyancy, surface tension, and electromagnetic forces. The latter entails the calculation of the electric potential and the computation of electric current and magnetic field therefrom. Melting may occur at a single temperature or over a temperature range, and the electrical and thermal conductivities can be a function of temperature. Results of sample calculations are presented and discussed at length. A major research contribution has been the development of numerical methodology for the calculation of phase change problems in a fixed grid framework. The model has been implemented on CHAM's general purpose computer code PHOENICS. The inputs to the computer model include: geometric parameters, material properties, and weld process parameters.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19870007608.
Accession ID: 87N17041.
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