Numerical simulation of induction hardening of a cylindrical part based on multi-physics coupling
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Numerical simulation of induction hardening of a cylindrical part based on multi-physics coupling

Tong DM, Gu JF, Totten G.E

 

Keywords:induction hardening, numerical simulation, isoconversional method, multi-physics coupling

 

Abstract: An induction hardening process was simulated based on an electromagnetic-thermal-transformation coupled numerical model. Calculation of the microstructure fraction was introduced using a coupled electromagnetic-thermal field during heating and the temperature field of the subsequent cooling process. The isoconversional method was used to formulate the austenitization process during heating, model parameters were determined by continuous heating dilatometric curves, and JMAK and K–M equations were adopted to calculate the fraction of new phases formed during cooling. The temperature and microstructure evolution in a cylindrical part of JIS-SCM440 steel were simulated during the induction hardening process and the simulated temperature and final microstructure distribution fit well with experimental data. Simulation results also showed that the free cooling prior to spray quenching could be optimized to decrease the temperature gradient in the surface layer to avoid decomposition of austenite into non-martensite microstructure.

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