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Vince Adams

IM11105: “A Job Weld Done”: Getting to the bottom of modeling welds in FEA… Debunking common perceptions.

(Duration 01:37:46)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Set realistic expectations for weld simulation in FEA
  • Learn the current best practices for including welds in a FE model
  • Learn how to reliably predict weld suitability for static loads using FEA results
  • Understand how to apply best practices for estimating weld fatigue

Description

Description

In this class, Autodesk Simulation experts will examine the commonly understood, and often published, methods for modeling welds in finite element analysis (FEA).  The true nature of welds, their physics, material characteristics, and failure modes will be reviewed in the context of what you can and can’t expect from simulation. Best practices for static weld sizing using FEA, primarily Nastran In-CAD, and Inventor will be revealed.  Evaluating welds for fatigue will also be reviewed to ensure participants are using state of the art simulation for all their welding applications.

Target Audience

Target Audience

All engineers that utilize welds and welding in their product design

Speakers

Speakers

Vince Adams

Vince Adams has been a consultant, instructor, and advocate for finite element analysis (FEA) in product design for over 20 years. He has written 3 books on the subject, including the popular Building Better Products with Finite Element Analysis, as well as numerous articles for Desktop Engineering and Design News magazines. Vince has been an invited speaker and instructor with engagements all over the United States, as well as in Europe, South Africa, and Asia. He was nominated by peers to lead the founding of NAFEMS North America (www.nafems.org) and was selected by this organization to be on the Founding Member list for the international Professional Simulation Engineer program based on his career contributions to the simulation industry. Prior to focusing on simulation, Vince was a design engineer and engineering manager accumulating numerous patents, many due to novel uses of FEA (at the time) and learning firsthand the importance of properly applied simulation for improved innovation.

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Tags

Published

  • 2015
  • IM11105
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Autodesk Nastran In-CAD
  • Autodesk Nastran In-CAD

Industries

  • Industrial Machinery
  • Consumer Products

Topics

  • Digital Prototyping