Numerical and experimental analysis of residual stresses at welding processes 2007-01-2727
Residual stress can affect directly the quality of products as result of manufacturing process, for example, the vehicular assembly of sheet metal parts, where the welding of thin plates is applied. One method that can prevent it is the use of CAE which helps to understand the mechanism of welding effects using finite element methods. Using this tool is possible to evaluate the impact of the welding process in order to reduce time and costs during the product development. It helps also to foresee future durability/customer usage problems during the product life.