Distortion Analysis on Multipassed Butt Weld Using FEM and Experimental Study
This paper investigates the simulation technique for analyzing the distortion behavior induced by welding process on welded plate which was clamped on one side. This clamping method is intended to enable the investigation of the maximum distortion on the other side. FEA software SYSWELD was employed to predict multipassed butt weld distortion of low carbon steel with thicknesses of 6 mm and 9 mm. The simulation begins with the development of model geometry and meshing type followed by suitable selection of heat source model represented by the Goldak’s double ellipsoid model. Other parameters such as travel speed, heat input, clamping method etc. were determined. The model is dedicated for multipass welding techniques using Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). The experimental works were conducted by using Robotic welding process.
M. R. M. Redza et al., "Distortion Analysis on Multipassed Butt Weld Using FEM and Experimental Study", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 311-313, pp. 811-814, 2011