Browse Publications Technical Papers 2020-01-0195
2020-04-14

Full Body Car Analysis in the Time and Frequency Domains - Sheet, Spot and Seam Weld Fatigue Benchmark Studies 2020-01-0195

The fatigue analysis of a full car body requires the sheet metal (sheet fatigue), spot welds (spot weld fatigue) and seam welds (seam weld fatigue) to be thoroughly evaluated for durability. Traditionally this has always been done in the time domain, but recently new frequency domain techniques are able to perform these tasks with numerous advantages. This paper will summarize the frequency domain process and then compare the results and performance against the more usual time domain process.

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