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FEA on Welding Bead

Question asked by Won Lek Chua on Oct 6, 2010
Latest reply on Oct 6, 2010 by Derek Bishop

Hi,

 

I need to do the FEA on a water tank.

 

My supervisor said he is interested to know whether the welding is strong enough or not. But when I run the Mesh, the welding bead gives a lot of problem.

 

Because it is a water tank, actually I am thinking to use shell mesh.

 

But is that the correct way since my supervisor will ask me why don't I check the Welding in FEA?

 

Also, what is the best method to represent the water weight in this kind of FEA? I know the weight will be 2000Kg.

Any idea?

 

Thanks.

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