Pressure Welding FEA Simulation: Friction welding, Resistance welding, Friction spot welding

FEA & CFD Based Simulation Design Analysis Virtual prototyping MultiObjective Optimization

Pressure welding is a group of diffrent joining processes which have all in common that the components are joined by applying heat and pressure. The heat can either be generated by an electrical current flow (resistance welding) or by friction (friction welding).

Pressure welding processes that can be simulated using Simufact products are:

  • Resistance welding
    • Resistance spot welding
    • Projection welding
    • Seam welding
    • Capacitor discharge welding
  • Friction welding
    • Rotational friction welding
    • Translational friction welding
  • Friction spot welding

In pressure welding simulation we looking for to find:

  • Determine the best process parameters for a given material-thickness combination
  • Determine a suitable window of process parameters
  • Understand material flow
  • Predict material properties due to phase transformation
  • Analyze strength of the joint to static and dynamic load
  • Examine influence of
    • wrong tool alignment on the joint
    • different coatings
    • shunting effect for multi-point consideration
  • Develop new joining technologies

We use advantage of Simufact for pressure welding processes

When your joining specialist perform robust and high-performance simulations with experimentally validated results, you are able to:

  • Predict the characteristic joining properties (e.g. nugget size) with variable process parameters
  • Evaluate the effect on robustness from deviations in material thickness, material properties and process parameters
  • Reduce expenses substantially
    • Fewer experimental tests
    • Fewer cross-section preparation and connection parameter measurements
    • Lower resources (time, staff, machines) for experimental analysis and evaluations
  • Gain significant process expertise
    • Determine the behavior of materials during joining
    • Increase the stability of the joints and the process
    • Predict failure of the joints

Enteknograte engineers simulate the Welding with innovative CAE and virtual prototyping available in the non-linear structural codes LS-DYNA, Ansys, Comsol, Simufact Welding and ABAQUS. We are experienced with FEA Welding simulation.

Enteknograte Engineers can simulate any type of welding such as Arc Welding, laser Beam Welding, RSW, FSW and transfer the results of welding simulation for next simulation like NVH, Crash test, Tension, Compression, shear test and fatigue simulation.