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If bonded contact simulates full penetration weld, how can I simulate a fillet weld?

Question asked by Pedro Rangel on Aug 9, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 26, 2017 by Ananda Ganesh Madheswaran

Hello all,


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.