Ramsey, Gemma and Galloway, Alexander and Campbell, Stuart and Mcpherson, Norman and Scanlon, Thomas (2012) A computational fluid dynamic analysis of the effect of side draughts and nozzle diameter on shielding gas coverage during gas metal arc welding. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 212 (8). pp. 1694-1699. ISSN 0924-0136
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Extensive experimental trials were conducted, emulating the conditions modelled, in order to validate the computational fluid dynamic results. Final results demonstrated that a more constricted nozzle was more effective at creating a stable gas column when subjected to side draughts. Higher shielding gas flow rates further reduce the gas column's vulnerability to side draughts and thus create a more stable coverage. The results have highlighted potential economic benefits for draught free environments, in which, the shielding gas flow rate can effectively be reduced.
|Keywords:||CFD, GMAW, welding nozzle diameter, shielding gas coverage, side draughts, Mechanical engineering and machinery|
|Subjects:||Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery|
|Department:||Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering|
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|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||30 Apr 2012 12:29|
|Last modified:||25 Jan 2014 09:14|
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