MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 165, 201812th International Fatigue Congress (FATIGUE 2018)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||25 May 2018|
A numerical analysis to investigate the spot weld local influence
PSA groupe, Scientific and Future Technologies Department, 78943 Vélizy-Villacoublay, France
2 LMT - ENS Cachan - CNRS - Université Paris-Saclay, 61 avenue du Président Wilson, 94235 Cachan, France
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Relations between existing spot-weld finite element models and the mechanical behaviour of spot-weld are investigated for fatigue design application. Specifically, the different zones that constitute the numerical model are interrogated with respect to physical observation. In order to identify the Mechanical Influence Area of the Spot-Weld here designated as “MIASW” we propose a methodology to determine numerically its size. Hence, we develop a finite element coupon representing a spot-weld under a basis of four unit load cases. The coupon provides mechanical quantities of interest that allows us to characterize the spot-weld response that shell element are unable to represent. This response is crucial to be captured for further fatigue analysis.
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