J. Phys. IV France
Volume 120, December 2004
Page(s) 599 - 606

J. Phys. IV France 120 (2004) 599-606

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2004120069

Experimental validation of a predictive model for numerical simulation of thermo-metallurgical phenomena during electron beam welding

M. Carin1, Ph. Rogeon1, D. Carron1, Ph. Lemasson1, D. Couedel1, M. Dumons1, J. Costa1, R. Bertet2, J.-C. Parpillon2, P. Bocquet3 and M. Gauthier3

1  Laboratoire d'Études Thermiques Énergétique et Environnement, Université de Bretagne Sud, Lorient, France
2  Direction des Constructions Navales d'Indret, Nantes, France
3  Centre de Recherche des Matériaux du Creusot, Arcelor, Le Creusot, France

In the present work, thermal cycles measured with thermocouples embedded in specimens are employed to validate a numerical thermometallurgical model of an Electron Beam welding process. The implemented instrumentation techniques aim at reducing the perturbations induced by the sensors in place. A comparison between simulations performed on finite element code SYSWELD and the experimental measurements carried out on 16MnNiMo5 steel in the case of a partial penetration is achieved. This comparison is based on thermal cycles and also on microstructural evolutions, shapes of fusion zone (FZ) and heat affected zone (HAZ).

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