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.

The objective of this interface is to perform a restart with ABAQUS using a SYSWELD computation. The difficulty is to transfer the metallurgical effects in a data structure which is not designed for it.
Yonggang Duan
Welding & Assembly

How to Obtain Best Results within Reasonable Time from a Heat Treatment Simulation
Heat treated parts are in most cases not clamped during heat treatment, for an FEM analysis, at least a static determined clamping is needed that does not allow any rigid body motion.
Yonggang Duan
Welding & Assembly

Stamping/HT Chaining of 3D Ring - Restart tool in Visual Heat Treatment
This article is to show effects of heat treatment on stresses when industrial mechanical parts are stamped (or welded) by 3 typical heat treatment steps: Heating, Quenching and Tempering. Tempering is generally considered effective in relieving stresses induced by...
Yonggang Duan
Welding & Assembly

Heat Power display in Visual Weld
The aim of this development in Visual Weld 14.5 + Sysweld 2019.0 is to display the Power Density. Currently, this functionality is only available in the old SysWeld GUI. The new functionality "Heat Power Display" is available through the "Welding...
Yonggang Duan
Welding & Assembly

Conversion Files .fdb in .erfh5 on Network Drive
It is not straightforward to do the conversion Files .fdb in .erfh5 on Network Drive in Visual Viewer. In order to make it work properly, it is necessary to map network drive to the local machine. In this way, the files on network could be handled like on local...
Yonggang Duan
Multiphysics, Welding & Assembly

Boundary Layer Mesh tool demonstration
Easily creating a connection between a tetramesh and an hexamesh is possible, using Boundary Layer Mesh tool.
Sandrine Dischert
Multiphysics, Welding & Assembly, Virtual Integration Platform

Coupling windows for postreatment visualization
When comparison between results is needed, coupling windows and synchronizing animations is a key tool.
Sandrine Dischert
Multiphysics, Welding & Assembly, Virtual Integration Platform

Heat Sources in Sysweld
From finite element point of view, a heat source is modelled in SYSWELD by a volume density of energy named Qr (W/mm3) applied to elements, which move along the welding trajectory.
Yonggang Duan
Welding & Assembly

Physical Optics (PO) VS. Geometrical Optics (GO)
The purpose of this article is to compare two High Frequency formalisms, namely Physical Optics & Geometrical Optics, with a brief overview of their advantages & drawbacks.
Jean-Claude Kedzia

Model clipping feature in CFD-VisCART and CFD-GEOM
For better visualization of the geometry and mesh, a model clipping feature was introduced in CFD-VisCART and CFD-GEOM V2013.0. The following sections illustrate the usage and benefits of this feature.
Abraham Meganathan