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Thermomechanical analysis of tungsten inert gas welding process for predicting temperature distribution and angular distortion
H.K. Narang, C. Pandey, , N. Saini, M.M. Mahapatra, P.K. Jha
Published in Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Volume: 35
Issue: 3
Pages: 241 - 249
In present research work, discussions have been made to predict the bead geometries and shape profiles of weldments using statistical regression modeling and fuzzy logic techniques. However, the regression and fuzzy logic modeling techniques do not take into account the actual physical properties and phenomena that occur in welding. Moreover, techniques such as regression and fuzzy logic modeling are not suitable for predicting the transient temperature distribution and distortion of arc welded joints. To predict the transient temperature distributions, peak temperature distribution, and residual deformation in welding, deterministic modeling techniques such as thermomechanical analysis are preferred. However, while performing thermomechanical analysis of welded joints, size and reinforcement dimensions of the weld bead need to be incorporated into the model for accurate prediction of transient temperature distributions and distortions. In this work, circularly spread moving heat source has been used for transient thermal modeling of tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding process. In the subsequent sections of this article, the weld thermomechanical analyses for TIG square butt joints are discussed to predict the temperature distributions and angular distortion. The weld dimensions such as weld width, weld depression, and weld bulging have shown great influence on the angular distortion patterns. © 2019 Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. All rights reserved.
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JournalJournal of Ship Production and Design
PublisherSociety of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers