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Heat Transfer and Calorimetry of Tubular Ni/WC Wires Deposited with GMAW Open Access


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GMAW, Nickel, Tungsten Carbide, Calorimetry, Droplet Temperature, Droplet Heat Content, Metal Transfer
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University of Alberta
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Scott, Kevin
Supervisor and department
Dr. Patricio Mendez (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
Examining committee member and department
Dr. Sushanta Mitra (Mechanical Engineering)
Dr. John Nychka (Chair)(Chemical and Materials Engineering)
Dr. Adrian Gerlich (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

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Master of Science
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A calorimeter for the deposition of metal during free-flight GMAW was developed for the purpose of measuring droplet heat content in Ni/WC tubular wires. By approximating the thermal gradients within the calorimeter to be second order polynomials the energy transferred to the calorimeter by the droplets was accounted for with more accuracy than previous investigations. Testing with 1.2 mm (0.045 in.) ER70S-6 steel wire agreed with previous studies and confirmed a minimum droplet temperature in the transition between globular and spray transfer. Arc characteristics of the Ni/WC consumable were unstable and the transition from globular to spray transfer was gradual without a distinct demarkation. For a 1.6 mm (0.0625 in.) tubular wire manufactured by H.C. Starck droplet heat content reached a minimum at approximately 190 A using a voltage setting of 26.9 V, 172 in/min wire feed speed, 12.5 mm (0.5 in.) electrode extension and 12.5 mm arc length. Subsequent bead-on-plate trials indicated increased carbide survival at the minimum droplet heat content compared with a similar overlay at non-optimum parameters. Small, polygonal secondary carbides were nucleated indicating dissolution and re-precipitation occurred even at the optimum parameters.
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