Two distortion modeling methods, mapping plastic strain and lump-pass modeling, were developed and validated for predicting distortion on large welded structures to reduce the computation time. The mapping plastic-strain method requires two kinds of models, local models and a global model. The local models are analyzed to predict plastic strains and the global model is analyzed by mapping the plastic strains to predict distortions. The lump-pass modeling method includes two kinds of analyses: a thermal analysis and a thermomechanical analysis. The thermal analysis is conducted to predict temperature history. The thermomechanical analysis is performed to predict distortion by inputting the predicted temperature history.
Development of Distortion Modeling Methods for Large Welded Structures
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Yang, Y. P., Castner, H., and N. Kapustka. "Development of Distortion Modeling Methods for Large Welded Structures." Paper presented at the SNAME Maritime Convention, Bellevue, Washington, USA, November 2010. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/SMC-2010-P09
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