Weld Connections


Dear Simscale team,

I would like to ask if Simscale have the ability to calculate and take into concideration of the consequences of the welding, during a structural simulation of a welded construction? If yes, how do I define the characteristics of the welding?

Thanks a lot,


Hi Vasilis (@bflessas),

While there is no dedicated feature for welds (at least for right now), there are a couple of ways to take welds into consideration. One way would be, rather than modeling the weld profile specifically, to model the plates connected with a bonded contact. This is probably the easiest way to obtain the forces at the connection. Another possibility would be to model the weld as a solid connected to the plates with a bonded contact.

Hope this helps,


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