Numerical and Experimental Analyses for Effect of Welding Currents on Cooling Rates in (M MAW) Process

Abstract

In this study, Manual Metal Arc Welding (MMAW) is carried out for lowcarbon steel (AISI 1015) with using electrode (E7018). Direct current straightpolarity (DCSP) with the joint geometry of single -V- butt joint and weld one passare used for plate of thickness 8mm. experimentally, obtained temperaturedistribution in fusion zone which is measured by insert the thermocouple in weldmetal. Cooling rates are determined for the fusion zone at different weldingcurrents (100, 120 and 140) Amp with constant welding speed at 3.2mm/s.Numerical analysis by using the Control Volume Method (CVM), applied to threedimensionalheat transfer model to determine the cooling rate in fusion zone.Cooling rates models are helping in prediction the microstructure (phases, grainsize and volume fraction) and microhardness distribution in weld metal and heataffected zone. The comparison of cooling curves between numerical andexperimental work have a good agreement, so that deviation was in range ( 6℅ -21℅) which is confirming the capability and reliability of the proposed numericalheat transfer model in manual metal arc welding. The best result for cooling rateswhen applying mathematical model is at welding current 140Amp.