Welded assemblies are used widely across industrial sectors. The design processes in rail, construction, heavy machinery, and many other industries rely heavily on regulations, codes, and norms such as FKM, DVS-1612, and Eurocode-3. Identifying the local degree of utilization of weld connections in accordance with individual or industry guidelines can become a challenge. A fast, automated, and practical fatigue strength verification for mechanically stressed components accelerates the design process significantly.
The evaluation and standard-based certification of welded construction is a repetitive and time-consuming process.Altair HyperLife™ addresses the challenges of weld inspection by combining CAE methodology with relevant norms and regulations in a guided and standardized workflow. This includes model preparation and verification calculations, as well as the generation of reports for documentation, making the analysis of welded joints easier, faster and more robust. Altair HyperLife provides a standard process and platform to handle changing product configurations.Learn More
By performing structural analyses on fully featured CAD assemblies within minutes, Altair SimSolid™ is a game-changing simulation technology for designers, engineers, and analysts. It eliminates geometry preparation and meshing: the two most time-consuming, expertise-extensive, and error-prone tasks performed in a conventional structural simulation. SimSolid can create seam welds directly from polyline definitions or from legacy data to enable program teams to perform fast and accurate seam weld design studies on large assemblies.Learn More
Seam welds are now modeled as 3D solids. This replaces the previous connection based approach. Welds are defined by section size and length along the edge. Simple trapezoidal shapes are used to represent the welds. Weld material properties are taken from the adjacent parts.
Structural stress method implementation for Seam welds idealized with plate or shell elements. The approach is based on VOLVO method. Supported weld type is FILLET weld and the weld lines (root and toe) are automatically identified.