WP 2: FE backbone

WP 2 Goal

  • Establish an industrially useful simulation tool (WeldsimS) that quantifies residual stress distributions in welded steel components and structures.

WP 2 Research challenges

  • Develop efficient and accurate numerical algorithms (growing domains, advanced material models, wide range of length and time scales).
  • Handling welding process characteristics (heat sources, fusion zones).
  • Handling export of stress fields etc. to other models for structural integrity assessment (different meshes etc.).

WP 2 Project results

WP2 Leader: Halvard Fjær,  

Published February 8, 2006