Hybrid 2D-3D modelling of GTA welding with filler wire addition

Abderrazak Traidia, Frederic Roger, Evelyne Guyot, Jeanne Schroeder, Gilles Lubineau

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A hybrid 2D-3D model for the numerical simulation of Gas Tungsten Arc welding is proposed in this paper. It offers the possibility to predict the temperature field as well as the shape of the solidified weld joint for different operating parameters, with relatively good accuracy and reasonable computational cost. Also, an original approach to simulate the effect of immersing a cold filler wire in the weld pool is presented. The simulation results reveal two important observations. First, the weld pool depth is locally decreased in the presence of filler metal, which is due to the energy absorption by the cold feeding wire from the hot molten pool. In addition, the weld shape, maximum temperature and thermal cycles in the workpiece are relatively well predicted even when a 2D model for the arc plasma region is used. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3946-3963
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number15-16
StatePublished - Jul 2012

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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