Quenching of a Steel Billet

Application ID: 75961

A steel billet is quenched in oil from its austenitic state. A 2D axisymmetric model is used to simulate the coupled problem of austenite decomposition, heat transfer, and solid mechanics. During the quenching process, the austenite decomposes into a combination of ferrite, pearlite, bainite, and martensite. Phase transformation strains resulting from thermal expansion and transformation induced plasticity (TRIP) are computed. The resulting residual stress state is computed.

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