Experimental data and simulation by the finite element method of the cylindrical steel shaft quenching in water

  • 1 University of Ruse, Bulgaria – Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering


In the present work, the process of water quenching of a steel cylindrical body imitating a stepped shaft is considered. The cooling function was determined experimentally, based on which the heat transfer coefficient was determined according to an existing methodology. The results obtained are used as input data for simulation using the finite element method. Results are obtained for the cooling functions at different points in two sections of the shaft. The results of the simulation are compared with the CCT curves and with the measured hardness at these points.



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