Hamburg, Germany, November 15, 2016 - Simufact has launched an advanced version of their welding simulation solution: Simufact Welding 6. One of the most important novelties in the new simulation software is the addition of simplified calculation methods, which allow significantly shorter calculation times for thermal and thermal-mechanical welding processes. This has enabled the software to pave the way for the simulation of longer welding seams, multiple welding points and larger, more complex assemblies to be calculated within a practical simulation time.
Through the continuous further development of the solver, the ‘calculation core’ of the software, users of Simufact Welding 6 can now considerably shorten simulation times while being assured of an increased computational stability.
The new software version also covers a wider range of applications for the simulation of joining processes: Simufact Welding now differentiates between the methods of electron beam welding and laser beam welding, as well as expanding the arc welding and resistance spot welding processes to cover brazing and stress-relief heat treatment.
New calculation methods extend the application spectrum of the software
Within the aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding, plant engineering and machine construction industries, large complex assemblies are often created during production with, for example, meter-long welding seams and multiple welding points being common place. The simulation of such joining processes, with fully-transient calculation methods, involves a long computation time to produce a highly-accurate simulation result, as a large number of physical effects need to be taken into account. In industrial practice, often questions of feasibility or trend statements are at the center of interest. Here Simufact Welding 6 serves as a reliable tool for the user which provides statements for instance on distortions and residual stresses of complex structures within practical short calculation times.
The use of Simufact Welding has now become more scalable. In addition to the well-known, high-precision calculation methods already used, the welding simulationsoftware offers simplified calculation methods, which can quickly provide statements on e.g. distortion directions during thermal and thermal-mechanical joining processes, such as resistance spot welding.
These simplified simulation methods enable design departments to examine their models with regards to production issues. Such a ‘model check’ helps the users to adapt their models, according to the simulation result, and to optimize them prior to production.
Exhibitor: simufact engineering GmbH