Computational simulation of arc melting process with complex interactions

Hideya Nishiyama, Tomohiko Sawada, Hidemasa Takana, Manabu Tanaka, Masao Ushio

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The real-time computational simulation of arc melting process with considering complex interactions and solid-liquid mushy zone in molten anode has been successfully conducted to provide the fundamental data for highly economical performance of arc melting process. The configuration of molten anode predicted by realistic numerical model shows the quantitative agreement with the experimental data. The effects of sulfur content concentration in molten metal, arc current and cathode vertex angle on the welding structure is discussed in detail. Finally, the heat exchange efficiency and molten cross-sectional area are evaluated under different arc currents and cathode vertex angles for optimum welding process with high efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)705-711
Number of pages7
JournalIsij International
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Arc melting system
  • Complex interactions
  • Mushy zone
  • Real-time computational simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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