Modelling a weld
Dear Ladies and Gentleman,
I want to know the deflection and the stress of a very big modell.
Therefore I will calculate the deflection of the whole modell and then look at the importent areas closer with submodells.
The modell is an welded construction. There are many welds like shown on the following picture and I am not sure how to modell them in ansys.
I made an sketch to show you my idea of modelling this problem.
I will divide the frontal area of the beam in 3 areas and connect the red ones with an bonded contact to the wall and the blue one with an frictionless contact to the wall. Or is it enough to connect just the outer edge of the beam with an bonded contact to the wall and the frontal area with an frictionless contact to the wall?
Can anyone tell what is the best practice to solve such a problem?
Thank you very much and best regards,