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

Interface SYSWELD / ABAQUS

Interface SYSWELD / ABAQUS
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. read more
Welding & Assembly
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How to Obtain Best Results within Reasonable Time from a Heat Treatment Simulation

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. read more
Welding & Assembly
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Stamping/HT Chaining of 3D Ring - Restart tool in Visual Heat Treatment

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... read more
Welding & Assembly
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Heat Power display in Visual Weld

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... read more
Welding & Assembly
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Conversion Files .fdb in .erfh5 on Network Drive

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... read more
Welding & Assembly
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Boundary Layer Mesh tool demonstration

Boundary Layer Mesh tool demonstration
Easily creating a connection between a tetramesh and an hexamesh is possible, using Boundary Layer Mesh tool. read more
Multiphysics
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Coupling windows for postreatment visualization

Coupling windows for postreatment visualization
When comparison between results is needed, coupling windows and synchronizing animations is a key tool. read more
Multiphysics
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Heat Sources in Sysweld

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. read more
Welding & Assembly
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Weld Fatigue analysis based on the Dang Van Criteria

Weld Fatigue analysis based on the Dang Van Criteria
Numerical modeling of fatigue behavior has become critical for welding applications. For this purpose the ‘Dang Van criterion’ has been integrated in SYSWELD for fatigue evaluation of welded structure under multi-axial loadings. The Dang Van fatigue damage criterion is... read more
Welding & Assembly
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Materials in the database - Which material properties to use with respect to the three methods to simulate the heat effects of welding

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... read more
Welding & Assembly
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