Accession Number : ADA581747

Title :   Gas Metal Arc Welding Process Modeling and Prediction of Weld Microstructure in MIL A46100 Armor-Grade Martensitic Steel

Descriptive Note : Journal article

Corporate Author : CLEMSON UNIV SC

Personal Author(s) : Grujicic :A , M ; Ramaswami, S ; Snipes, J S ; Yavari, R ; Yen, C ; Cheeseman, B A ; Montgomery, J S

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Report Date : Jun 2013

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : A conventional gas metal arc welding (GMAW) butt-joining process has been modeled using a two-way fully coupled, transient, thermal-mechanical finite-element procedure. To achieve two-way thermal mechanical coupling, the work of plastic deformation resulting from potentially high thermal stresses is allowed to be dissipated in the form of heat, and the mechanical material model of the workpiece and the weld is made temperature dependent. Heat losses from the deposited filler-metal are accounted for by considering conduction to the adjoining workpieces as well as natural convection and radiation to the surroundings. The newly constructed GMAW process model is then applied, in conjunction with the basic material physical-metallurgy, to a prototypical high-hardness armor martensitic steel (MIL A46100). The main outcome of this procedure is the prediction of the spatial distribution of various crystalline phases within the weld and the heat-affected zone regions, as a function of the GMAW process parameters. The newly developed GMAW process model is validated by comparing its predictions with available open literature experimental and computational data.


Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Fabrication Metallurgy
      Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE