NAMTEC adds WELD PLANNER to its suite of simulation software for rapid analysis of welded assemblies

Welding & Assembly
Aerospace & Defense
Weld Planner has been used at the National Metals Technology Centre (Namtec) for modeling welding deformation of large and complex assemblies. We have found that the software is very fast and straightforward to achieve rapid results, even for large mesh densities with a high number of welds. A key attraction of this software is that the representation of the material is simplified as the analysis is based on shrinkage techniques only; no temperature-dependant material data or phase transformation data are required. The intuitive graphical interface has enabled us to define weld lines and clamps easily. The 'process definition' tool has been used to explore a range of weld sequences and clamping configurations rapidly, and therefore Weld Planner is ideal for investigating a high number of iterations of weld sequences at an early stage of the design process.
Dr. Kathryn Jackson, Technologist, NAMTEC