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3D Thermal Model of Laser Surface Glazing for H13 Tool Steel

Kabir, I. R., Yin, D. & Naher, S. ORCID: 0000-0003-2047-5807 (2017). 3D Thermal Model of Laser Surface Glazing for H13 Tool Steel. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1896, article number 130003. doi: 10.1063/1.5008152


In this work a three dimensional (3D) finite element model of laser surface glazing (LSG) process has been developed. The purpose of the 3D thermal model of LSG was to achieve maximum accuracy towards the predicted outcome for optimizing the process. A cylindrical geometry of 10mm diameter and 1mm length was used in ANSYS 15 software. Temperature distribution, depth of modified zone and cooling rates were analysed from the thermal model. Parametric study was carried out varying the laser power from 200W-300W with constant beam diameter and residence time which were 0.2mm and 0.15ms respectively. The maximum surface temperature 2554°K was obtained for power 300W and minimum surface temperature 1668°K for power 200W. Heating and cooling rates increased with increasing laser power. The depth of the laser modified zone attained for 300W power was 37.5µm and for 200W power was 30µm. No molten zone was observed at 200W power. Maximum surface temperatures obtained from 3D model increased 4% than 2D model presented in author’s previous work. In order to verify simulation results an analytical solution of temperature distribution for laser surface modification was used. The surface temperature after heating was calculated for similar laser parameters which is 1689°K. The difference in maximum surface temperature is around 20.7°K between analytical and numerical analysis of LSG for power 200W.

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Additional Information: Copyright 2018 AIP Publishing. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and AIP Publishing. The following article appeared in Kabir, I. R., Yin, D. & Naher, S. (2017). 3D Thermal Model of Laser Surface Glazing for H13 Tool Steel. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1896, 130003 doi: 10.1063/1.5008152
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