FE Simulation of Residual Welding Stresses: Aluminium and Steel Structural Components
One of the decisive criteria in the selection of material between steel and aluminium could be the welding RS (residual stresses), which play an important role for the fatigue behavior of the structures under cycling loading. In the current paper simulations in commercial FE software ANSYS were carried out, in order to calculate the welding RS field for three different materials: structural steel S355 and the aluminum grades EN AW-6060 and EN AW-5754. In the case of EN AW-6060 influence of recrystallization on the yield strength of the HAZ (heat affected zone) was taken into consideration.
Federico M. Mazzolani, Francesco Bellucci, Beatrice Faggiano, Antonino Squillace
P. Knoedel et al., "FE Simulation of Residual Welding Stresses: Aluminium and Steel Structural Components", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 710, pp. 268-274, 2016