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A computational fluid dynamic analysis of the effect of side draughts and nozzle diameter on shielding gas coverage during gas metal arc welding

Ramsey, Gemma and Galloway, Alexander and McPherson, Norman and Campbell, Stuart 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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    Abstract

    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.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 39449
    Keywords: CFD, GMAW, welding nozzle diameter, shielding gas coverage, side draughts, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics of Materials, Computational Mechanics, Metals and Alloys, Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
    Subjects: Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
    Department: Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Technology and Innovation Centre > Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2012 12:29
    Last modified: 30 May 2014 11:09
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/39449

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