Heat transfer modelling of rail thermite welding

  title={Heat transfer modelling of rail thermite welding},
  author={Y. Chen and F. Lawrence and C. Barkan and J. Dantzig},
  journal={Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit},
  pages={207 - 217}
  • Y. Chen, F. Lawrence, +1 author J. Dantzig
  • Published 2006
  • Materials Science
  • Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit
  • Abstract Rail thermite (or Thermit®) welding is a valuable welding technology for the railway industry because of its simplicity, portability, and economy. Using the finite-element method, a heat transfer analysis is conducted in this study. Only the heat transfer by conduction was simulated explicitly in the model, the other thermally significant phenomena were included through the boundary and initial conditions. Despite these simplifications, the model can be used to analyse the thermal… CONTINUE READING
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