International Journal of Automotive Engineering
Online ISSN : 2185-0992
Print ISSN : 2185-0984
ISSN-L : 2185-0992
Technical Paper
Numerical Simulation Approach for Immersion Quenching of Aluminum and Steel Components
David GreifRok KopunNejc KosirDongsheng Zhang
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2017 Volume 8 Issue 2 Pages 45-49


The paper describes the simulation approach for quenching of aluminum and steel parts. The two materials require different treatment due to the release of latent heat during the cooling of steel. The boiling process within the liquid domain is treated with the CFD tool AVL FIRETM regardless of the solid material being quenched. For aluminum parts the solid is simulated using the same software, whereas for steel the latent effect requires usage of DANTE running within a commercial Finite Element tool. Liquid and solid domains are online coupled in both configurations.

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