Simulation of Weld Seam in Suspension Components 2007-01-2534
The present paper introduces a weld seam simulation in suspension components. Are modeled seven types weld seam in shock absorbers structures. Hypermesh and Abaqus are used as pre-postprocessor and solver respectively to perform the numerical models. An experimental test was conducted to validate the numerical results. The design criterion used in the finite element models are fatigue or 0.7 yield stress to rotative flexion load. The correlation between numerical and experimental data are closed and the best option of weld seam to be used regarding manufacture and stress level was selected. The option will released for production after fatigue laboratory tests.