I have been reading some information with regards to the contact conditions on a simulation.
One of my colleagues asked me how do i know what type of welds am I representing on a simulation of an assembly of a steel frame where mates were used?
Is the bonded contact type between to mated faces of an assembly simulating a full penetration weld?
If so, what contact type would i need to simulate a fillet weld, where only the perimeter of the face is in contact with the adjacent member?
Would I need to recreate my assembly and define it differently?
Any help would be much appreciated.
yes, for weld we have to define bonded type of contact by selecting the mating faces with the weld face.
i request anyone who does the FEA, before applying the contacts first split the contact faces, so that the mesh quality and load transfer will be there.
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