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 Fareed Qureshi September 29, 2005 10:18

Modeling of melt pool geometry!

Hi, i have tried to model the melt pool geometry in laser processing using FLUENT. Following are the case that i did; 1. First of all, i ran the simulation just to check heat transfer (using only energy equation). it was perfectly fine. 2. Second, i turned on the flow equations and Melting/solidification as well, since i have to check the velocity profile in the melt pool. At this stage, the solution is diverged. i have changed under relaxation factors as well as residuals, but still having same problem. Anyone who has got some idea or anyone who has worked on this before, any help would be highly appreciated, regards, Fareed

 lana September 29, 2005 10:35

Re: Modeling of melt pool geometry!

check out the metal properties. there is a sudden change between solid and liquid state and could create numerical problems at the interface... you should smoothen the jump.

 Fareed September 30, 2005 08:56

Re: Modeling of melt pool geometry!

thanks for you reply. i am using viscosity as a function of temperature. from 300 to 1743 degree K, it is 1e08. from 1745 onwards it is 0.0067. do you think this change of viscosity in 2 degrees can cause a problem ? regards.

 lana September 30, 2005 11:32

Re: Modeling of melt pool geometry!

very probably. you jump of more than 10 orders of magnitude...

you should not set a very different viscosity for the solid phase. Try the solidification/melting model. or add a sink momentum like in the solidification example in the fluent manual. however it has to be calibrated.

 minhaj_iut January 28, 2011 11:44

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Fareed Qureshi ;124623 Hi, i have tried to model the melt pool geometry in laser processing using FLUENT. Following are the case that i did; 1. First of all, i ran the simulation just to check heat transfer (using only energy equation). it was perfectly fine. 2. Second, i turned on the flow equations and Melting/solidification as well, since i have to check the velocity profile in the melt pool. At this stage, the solution is diverged. i have changed under relaxation factors as well as residuals, but still having same problem. Anyone who has got some idea or anyone who has worked on this before, any help would be highly appreciated, regards, Fareed
Hi,

Have done the simulation?

Regards
Minhaj

 abdul moqeet January 28, 2011 12:03

hi

dear Fareed can you please tell me your email id i am to share some data with you...

regards, moqeet

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