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Computational modeling: a path to expand the knowledge base in fusion welding

Roy, Deb T (2003) Computational modeling: a path to expand the knowledge base in fusion welding. In: Indian Welding Journal, 36 (3). pp. 59-66.

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A review. Welded joints contain spatial variations of compound, structure and properties that are affected by heat transfer, flow of molten metal in the weld pool and solid state transformations during welding. The main challenge in the control of weld properties originates from the complexity of both the fusion welding processes as well as the welded materials. Solutions of complex welding problems based on scientific principles under the framework of computational modeling are already providing solutions for a variety of problems. Computer models of heat transfer, fluid flow and thermal cycles can now be relied upon to provide fusion zone geometry, temperature fields and thermal cycles with a fair degree of confidence. Significant progress has also been made in building a quantity understanding of various structural features such as phase compound, grain structure and inclusion structure, mostly for several relatively simple alloys. In order to understand and eventually control welding processes and welded materials, significant expansion of our current quantity understanding of various aspects of welding is necessary. The expanded knowledge base can serve as a basis for the control of welding processes, greatly enhance the quality, reliability and serviceability of welded structures and transform welding to a mainstream engineering branch. Achievement of this challenging but realistic goal, an important milestone in the advancement of welding technology, is well within the reach of the welding community.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Indian Welding Journal
Publisher: Indian Institute of Welding
Additional Information: The Copyright belongs to Indian Institute of Welding.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2008 11:55
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/6425

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