RESEARCH PAPERS: Materials Processing

Parametric Study of the Two-Dimensional Keyhole Model for High Power Density Welding Processes

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Charn-Jung Kim, Sangken Kauh, Sung Tack Ro, Joon Sik Lee

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742, Korea

J. Heat Transfer 116(1), 209-214 (Feb 01, 1994) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2910857 History: Received October 01, 1992; Revised June 01, 1993; Online May 23, 2008


This study presents a parametric study of the two-dimensional steady-state keyhole model for high power density welding processes. Keyhole formation is common to electron beam welding, laser welding, and plasma arc welding, all of which are important techniques for high-quality, high-precision welding. Computation was performed by adopting a recently developed concept of the position correction and modifying it suitably for the problem of interest. The dimensionless parameters pertaining to the model were identified and the influence of each parameter was investigated separately. Although the mathematical model employed here has been used in previous studies, a thorough investigation successfully revealed new features that have not been previously recognized in the literature.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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