Two Welding Models Application on Fatigue Analysis for Front Sub-Frame
This article firstly established two finite element models of seam weld and spot-weld for the front sub-frame, then used the two models for seam weld and spot weld fatigue simulation analysis, next cooperated with bench test results for verification. After the above steps, we not only found the weak portion of the front sub-frame, but also provide reference for both optimum design and improving the bench test design.
Helen Zhang and David Jin
J. T. Xu and R. X. Guo, "Two Welding Models Application on Fatigue Analysis for Front Sub-Frame", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 63-64, pp. 431-434, 2011