1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 26, 2017 3:07 AM by Ananda Ganesh Madheswaran

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

    Pedro Rangel

      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.

       

      Regards,

       

      Pedro