How to size welds using SOLIDWORKS Simulation?

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The edge weld connector estimates the appropriate size of a weld needed to attach two metal components. SOLIDWORKS Simulation calculates the appropriate weld size at each mesh node location along the weld seam.

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select face of sheetmetal body

 

select face of sheetmetal or solid body

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

reduces allowable shear strenght for calculation of weld strength

 

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Results list the min, max and mean values along weld seam and they are given per unit weld length. The values listed are

– weld size

– weld throat size

– Joint normal force

– shear weld force

– shear surface normal force

– bending moment

 

 

This is a great feature to make sure the welds work .

Rajat  Trehan

Product Manager- Design Validation

Computer Aided Technology Inc.