Simulation of flux melting process during a SAW by DEM-ISPH hybrid method

Hisaya Komen, Masaya Shigeta, Manabu Tanaka, Mitsuyoshi Nakatani, Yohei Abe

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Simulation of molten flux flow during submerged arc welding was carried out by a hybrid method using Discrete Element Method and Incompressible Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics method. As a result, flux melting process was calculated with time evolution. Moreover, it was also simulated that molten flux was re-solidified at a backward of a heat source. In this simulation, the average thickness of this slag at z = 5.0±0.25 mm (the center of the wire in the z direction) was estimated to be 4.8 mm. These results showed that the potential and the usefulness of this hybrid method to simulate the flux melting during SAW.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38S-41S
JournalYosetsu Gakkai Ronbunshu/Quarterly Journal of the Japan Welding Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • DEM
  • Flux
  • Particle method
  • Slag
  • Submerged arc welding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys


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