WIT Press


Simulation Of Induction Quenching Process And Verification Of Finite Element Model

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BT990621

Volume

23

Pages

9

Published

1999

Size

726 kb

Author(s)

Ruoshan Luo

Abstract

Heat treatment is a common way to enhance the properties of a metal part, i.e. induction quenching is a process to obtain higher surface hardness and favourable residual stress of a steel component. Traditional empirical and experimental methods to optimise the heat transfer process are both time consuming and expensive, especially when many process/material parameters are involved. Hence, simulation of the heat treatment process using the finite element method is a cheaper and faster alternative for the process and material optimisation. This paper describes a way to simulate the induction quenching process of shafts. An axi-symmetric simulation model is built in a finite element code, SYSWELD, and the process simulation has

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