Delta T Offset For Bowing Effect in Assembly Process

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by Yonggang Duan on 14 Jan 2019
In case of butt joint of two plates, in reality, there is an eccentricity e between the neutral phase of bending and the centre of the tendon force caused by the weld which causes the typical horse saddle of a butt welded flat plate.. A functionality Delta T Offset  has been developed in order to overcome the limitation due to the shrinkage methodology that cannot provide correct results for a butt joint with a non-symmetrical welding. With this new development, it will be possible to apply an offset value on the thermal loading between upper and lower surfaces of shell. In consequence, the horse saddle effect of a butt welded flat plate is produced with Assembly solution.
Welding & Assembly