Third M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics June 14–17, 2005  

A numerical model of the resistance heating system for material tests on a Gleeble simulator

K. Soleka,*, Z. Mituraa, R. Kuziakb
aFaculty of Metallurgy and Materials Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland bInstitute for Ferrous Metallurgy, ul. Karola Miarki 12, 44-101 Gliwice, Poland

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A three-dimensional finite element model has been used to simulate the thermal behaviour of the resistance heating system of aluminium alloy specimens tested on a Gleeble thermomechanical simulator. The objective was to adapt the simulator to investigate the rheology of the aluminium alloys in a semi-solid state. The resistance heating system was optimized in order to obtain a uniform distribution of temperature in the tested material. The simulations of heating were carried out using ADINA software.

Keywords:  Resistance heating; Joule effect; Numerical simulation; Finite element method; Material tests; Semi-solid state

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