Simulation of heat distribution in particles during micro field-activated sintering by considering electrical concentration and contact resistance
1 School of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan 610065, PR China
2 Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management, University of Strathclyde, James Weir Building. 75 Montrose Street, Glasgow G1 1XQ, UK
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Finite element simulations have been conducted to investigate the heat distribution between the particles from contact resistance and current density during the Micro-forming Fields Activated Sintering Technology (Micro-FAST). Results of effect for the arrangement modes of powder particles (Series connection and parallel connection) showed that the electro-heat focusing could be attributed to the remarkable difference of contact resistance between the particles.
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