Tips & Tricks

Here you will find articles on how to solve specific issues related to ESI's software solutions. Missing ESI products will be added progressively. Each article has a short abstract which is accessible to everyone. As logged users you can see the full article with all attached screenshots, and you can post comments related to each article.

Delta T Offset For Bowing Effect in Assembly Process
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  ...
Yonggang Duan
Welding & Assembly
50

How to report and talk about simulation time in an objective manner
Reporting or talking about simulation time is a difficult subject. In the article a way to manage this problem in an objective manner is given.
Harald Porzner
Welding & Assembly
710

Materials in the database - Which material properties to use with respect to the three methods to simulate the heat effects of welding
A material is described with exactly one set of material properties. In simulation engineering - depending on the applied method and the moment in time when the simulation is carried out in the product development cycle - only subsets of a full material data set might...
Harald Porzner
Welding & Assembly
892

The transient method – the third out of three methods to simulate the heat effects of welding
In order to meet different requirements from first design to start of production, three different methods are available in the Virtual Welding & Assembly Suite from ESI. The third one – the transient method – is used when not only distortion but also residual...
Harald Porzner
Welding & Assembly
586

The instantaneous method – the second out of three methods to simulate the heat effects of welding
In order to meet different requirements from first design to start of production, three different methods are available in the Virtual Welding & Assembly Suite from ESI. The second one – the instantaneous method – is used when not only distortion but also residual...
Harald Porzner
Welding & Assembly
509

The shrinkage method – the first out of three methods to simulate the heat effects of welding
In order to meet different requirements from first design to start of production, three different methods are available in the Virtual Welding & Assembly Suite from ESI. The first one – the shrinkage method – is used in the feasibility and planning phase. Goal is...
Harald Porzner
Welding & Assembly
686
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The challenge of simulating casting and heat treatment
Foundries that have implemented casting simulation to shorten development time, further wish to use simulation in order to reduce the cost of subsequent processing steps. This often requires the simulation of heat treatment.
Vaclav Kunes
Casting, Welding & Assembly
555