The results of this weld connector simulation seem inconsistent or wrong. The ends of the weld seem to require a very large weld compared to the middle. Is this a correct solution?
Am i doing something wrong?
Thanks in advance,
Maybe post more details screen shots here.......
We don't know what's going on inside the weld sizing tool. But in a real part we would expect stress peaks at the free ends of an open bead.
So if we try a more realistic simulation, being literal about the shape, we can investigate the effect (up to the limits of continuum mechanics). In the 'real' 3D FEA result, stress does rise at the ends of a constant weld bead.
Using Solidworks as a pre-processor allows a user to increase confidence in results by using real geometry as input.
Stone Lake will always lean toward using detailed geometry, over shortcut tools with obfuscating interfaces (and sparse documentation).
Our methods for welded structures are outlined in Solidworks Simulation for Real Weldments.
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