Finite Element Predictions of Temperature Distributions in a Multipass Welded Piping Branch Junction

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Wei Jiang, Kadda Yahiaoui, Frank R. Hall

School of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Wolverhampton, Telford, TF2 9NT, United Kingdom

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 127(1), 7-12 (Mar 15, 2005) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1845450 History: Received August 24, 2004; Revised September 04, 2004; Online March 15, 2005
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Material properties of 316L stainless steel 11
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FE mesh of a tee branch junction component
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Detailed FE mesh near weld metal region: (a) flank area mesh detail, (b) crotch corner detail and location ID’s for temperature distribution plots, and (c) weld pass numbers and local coordinate system
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Dimensional details of experimental specimen 45
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Comparison of experimental and calculated temperature distributions: (a) predicted v measured temperature distributions at location a (11.5 mm from weld centerline) and (b) predicted v measured temperature distributions at location c (21.5 mm from weld centerline)
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Temperature distributions at various times after deposition of (a) pass 1, (b) pass 5, and (c) pass 10
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Temperature cycles at various times and positions: (a) temperature cycle at point a and b and (b) temperature cycle at point c and d
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Temperature vs distance in X direction



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