Webinar: Enhanced Abaqus Welding Interface

January 26, 2017

Upcoming Webinar | Thursday 26th January, 8pm (GMT) | Register Now

Abaqus has always been a software of choice for modeling welding in various industries. This webinar will highlight the capabilities of Abaqus Welding Interface (AWI), including some recent enhancements that make realistic simulation of welding process possible in Abaqus.

AWI places an emphasis on the ease of weld model preparation and setup while supporting options and features that allow realistic predictions of quantities of interest such as distortion and residual stresses. A flux-based energy input option using the Goldak double ellipsoid model is now available for use with the AWI.

Another significant enhancement takes advantage of the new, strain-free element activation technique developed by SIMULIA R&D that has applicability in many important areas including welding.  This new technique improves preprocessing and analysis performance significantly for models of processes involving material deposition such as welding and additive manufacturing, with strain-free element activation no longer a step-dependent feature.

Who should attend the webinar?

This webinar would be of interest to anyone using (or considering using) the power of simulation as a cost-effective alternative to costly experimental trial-and-error approach to understand distortion, residual stresses etc. resulting from the welding process. This webinar is appropriate for both academic and commercial audience.

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About the Presenter: Murali Pandheeradi, SIMULIA Director, Technical Sales, SIMULIA Great Lakes

Murali Pandheeradi is a Technical Sales Director and Technical Expert located in the Cleveland office of SIMULIA Great Lakes.  He has been with the organization for over 13 years.  Murali received his Masters in Engineering Mechanics from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai (India) and PhD in Computational Mechanics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.  He has over twenty years of experience in theoretical and applied FEA, and has co-authored publications and presentations in the field.  His areas of technical expertise include advanced material models, composites, fracture and fatigue (including XFEM) and Abaqus User Subroutines.

About the Presenter: Mike Shubert, SIMULIA Expert Solution Consultant, SIMULIA South

Mike finished Masters Degree from University of Colorado in 1991, and has worked for DS for 25 years since that time. He started in support then worked briefly in the Explicit dynamics group before moving to the Abaqus/CAE development group where he spent 6 years until he moved to the Texas office. For the last 12 years he has worked at the South office in Texas working on scripting and customization of Abaqus/CAE.