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Simulation of laser beam melting of steel powders using the three-dimensional volume of fluid method


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Author(s): Gürtler FJ, Karg M, Leitz KH, Schmidt M
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Publication year: 2013
Volume: 41
Pages range: 881-886
ISSN: 1875-3892
eISSN: 1875-3884
Language: English

Abstract

A transient three-dimensional beam-matter-interaction model was developed to simulate the process dynamics of laser beam melting (LBM) of metals in the powder bed. The simulations were realized by the software OpenFOAM and modified solvers. Based on the continuity equation, the equation of heat conduction and the Navier-Stokes equation the laser material interaction is described. Furthermore, the volume of fluid method is used to characterize the free surfaces of the multi-phase system. These process simulations were performed for steel powders. The parameters were chosen according to those applied in industrial machines and the simulation results show good correlation to experimental data.



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APA: Gürtler, F.-J., Karg, M., Leitz, K.-H., & Schmidt, M. (2013). Simulation of laser beam melting of steel powders using the three-dimensional volume of fluid method. Physics Procedia, 41, 881-886. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.phpro.2013.03.162

MLA: Gürtler, Franz-Josef, et al. "Simulation of laser beam melting of steel powders using the three-dimensional volume of fluid method." Physics Procedia 41 (2013): 881-886.

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