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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! PS:  Way cooler animation by EpsilonFEA: http://www.epsilonfea.com/happy-holidays-17/ PPS: Archived V18.2 file: Link

Weld Analysis with Ansys

Figure 1: Equivalent Stress of White Paper Model There are many software out there now that does weld analysis. Among others... For fatigue type analysis, there are: FE-Safe  (Verity Method) &  Ncode  (Volvo Method) For static type analysis, there are: FEWeld & EDRMedeso A good reference classic book is Blodgett's  Design of Welded Structures . This book is a real gem. Here are two links to a short write-up by the same author et al: Design for Welding & Welded Connections White Paper I came across this really good  white paper by Weaver Engineering that had a worked example comparing both hand calculation to their software along with in depth discussions. The example was detailed enough to be replicated. This is a great stepping stone when following the  crawl-walk-run philosophy. Model Comments A critical step in setting up the model is highlighted in Figure 2. Nodal Forces has to be computed for later post processing and "Save MAPDL db"  is r