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Optimization of the Case Depth of a Cylinder Made With 4340 Steel by a Control of the Laser Heat Treatment Parameters

[+] Author Affiliations
Rachid Fakir, Noureddine Barka, Jean Brousseau

Université du Quebec à Rimouski, Rimouski, QC, Canada

Paper No. DETC2018-85574, pp. V01AT02A041; 9 pages
doi:10.1115/DETC2018-85574
From:
  • ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 1A: 38th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, August 26–29, 2018
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division, Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5172-2
  • Copyright © 2018 by ASME

abstract

This paper presents a numerical model able to control the temperature distribution along a 4340 steel cylinder heat-treated with Nd: YAG laser. The numerical model developed using the numerical finite element method, was based on a study of surface temperature variation and the adjustment of this temperature by a control of the heat treatment laser power. The proposed analytical approach was built gradually by (i) the development of a numerical model of laser heat treatment of the cylindrical workpiece, (ii) an analysis of the results of simulations and experimental tests, (iii) development of a laser power adjustment approach, and (iv) proposal of a laser power control predictor using neural networks. This approach was made possible by highlighting the influence of the fixed (non-variable) parameters of the laser heat treatment on the case depth, and has shown that it is possible by controlling the laser parameters to homogenize the distribution of the maximum temperature reached on the surface for a uniform case depth. The feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed approach leads to a reliable and accurate model able to guarantee a uniform surface temperature and a regular case depth for a cylindrical workpiece of a length of 50-mm and with a diameter of between 16-mm and 22-mm.

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