MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 157, 2018Machine Modelling and Simulations 2017 (MMS 2017)
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Modelling and simulation, structural optimization|
|Published online||14 March 2018|
Computer analysis of thermal phenomena and deformation in lap joint welded by a laser beam
Czestochowa University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, Czestochowa, Poland
2 University of Žilina, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Žilina, Slovak Republic
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Laser welding technology is applied to many types of welded joints. The determination of the influence of technological parameters on the properties of resulting joint is a significant problem for technologists. Numerical estimation of the shape of the weld and its deformation is important in the initial stage of construction design. The paper concerns computer analysis of thermal and mechanical phenomena in laser welded lap joint made of austenitic steel. Three dimensional discrete model of analyzed lap joint is created in Abaqus FEA engineering software. Numerical analysis takes into account temperature dependent thermomechanical properties of austenitic steel. The movable heat source power distribution is modelled using Gaussian distribution. Computational model takes into account the gap between the joined plates. Temperature distribution in analysed joints is presented on the basis of performed numerical simulations. The shape and size of the fusion zone as well as deformation of the joint are estimated.
Key words: Laser welding / numerical modelling / lap joint / welding deformation
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