Metal Science and Heat Treatment

, Volume 59, Issue 11–12, pp 799–804 | Cite as

Finite-Element Analysis of Residual Stresses Generated Under Nitriding Process: a Three-Dimensional Model

  • J. Sawicki
  • P. Siedlaczek
  • A. Staszczyk

A numerical three-dimensional model for computing residual stresses generated in cross section of steel 42CrMo4 after nitriding is presented. The diffusion process is analyzed by the finite-element method. The internal stresses are computed using the obtained profile of the distribution of the nitrogen concentration. The special features of the intricate geometry of the treated articles including edges and angles are considered. Comparative analysis of the results of the simulation and of the experimental measurement of residual stresses is performed by the Waisman–Philips method.

Key words

residual stresses finite-element method nitriding numerical simulation 3D-model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Materials Science and EngineeringLodz University of TechnologyLodzPoland

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