The Use of Numerical Modelling to Determine the Conditions of Regeneration of Medium Carbon Steel

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In the paper, the regeneration process of the material in grade C45 using the MAG welding was analysed. The effect of preheating on the properties of the regenerated layers was determined. Preheating technology was used to facilitate the process of regeneration and minimize the risk of imperfections. The use of numerical methods allows one to observe the direction of changes in the properties, structures and emerging stresses and accompanying strains of the elements depending on the temperature applied for preheating. Modeling of the stress state in the element made of medium carbon steel during the regeneration process was performed on original software based on the finite element method. The implemented numerical model consists of three basic elements – thermal phenomena, mechanical phenomena and phase transformations in the solid state. The performed numerical analysis made determining the optimum heating conditions possible, so that the material in the area of joint didn’t show tendency to create structural notches associated with the stress state.

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