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DOI of Article
https://doi.org/10.15407/tpwj2018.10.01
2018 №10 (07) 2018 №10 (02)

TPWJ, 2018, #10, 2-8 pages
 
Mathematical modeling of the process of metal heating in continuous flash-butt welding
 
 
Journal                    The Paton Welding Journal
Publisher                 International Association «Welding»
ISSN                      0957-798X (print)
Issue                       #10, 2018 (December)
Pages                      2-8
 
 
Authors
S.I. Kuchuk-Yatsenko, A.S. Milenin, E.A. Velikoivanenko, E.V. Antipin and A.V. Didkovsky
E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute of the NAS of Ukraine 11 Kazimir Malevich Str., 03150, Kyiv, Ukraine. E-mail: office@paton.kiev.ua

In the last decade, an urgent and practically significant problem has been producing of high-quality joints of high-strength steels and alloys. For its solution the technologies are required which are distinguished by a high-concentration heating at a minimum energy input, including in continuous flash-butt welding of railway rails. To solve this problem, a mathematical model of the process of metal heating in continuous flash-butt welding was developed. The model allows avoiding labor-consuming and expensive experiments and significantly expanding the range of searching the ways of optimizing at a multifactor control of welding parameters, affecting, in particular, the formation of the temperature field in continuous flash-butt welding of rails. 8. Ref., 12 Figures.

Keywords: continuous flashing, single contact, mathematical modeling, flash-butt welding, current density, efficiency coefficient, crater depth, spark gap, rail
 
Received:                28.09.18
Published:               18.12.18
 
 
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