Weld assessment in practice
From CAD model to utilisation factors for the assessment of the Zefiro high-speed train battery container:
WeldFEM Main Window
The control center! All steps required to perform the weld assessment are controlled here.
The required calculation options for the verification are set. After the weld detection, the utilisation factors are calculated for a preliminary design with conservative parameters. Each weld is available for design layout in the weld editor for a successful assessment. The results of design changes are immediately monitored in Femap.
The info area logs the current design progress. The design status can be saved and loaded at any time.
Weld seam editor
All welds are distinctly listed in the weld editor. All parameters of a weld seam (such as weld type and thickness) are edited here in order to adapt them to the assessment requirements. The editor monitors the plausibility of user entries. An optimization feature is available for minimizing the weld seam thickness. Symbols and color coding indicate the design status and the assessment success.
Each weld seam with its utilisation factors can be evaluated in Femap at any time.
After completion of the design, the utilisation factors are prepared and available for the assessment report.