welding is also applied in aerospace industry for joining
of special metals with light weight and high strength such as
titanium alloys and aluminium alloys, as well as high temperature
resistant materials such as nickel chromium alloys etc.
Riveting is another joining process commonly used in aerospace
In order to support the applications in aerospace industry, special materials
have been added to the build-in material database, including
aluminium alloys, titanium alloys,
Inconel alloys and Incoloy alloys etc.
Besides the well developed functions for simulation and optimization
of resistance welding processes, SORPAS® has now been further
developed with the newly released version for simulation of
riveting process featuring large deformation
of the rivet.
Some examples of spot welding and riveting for industrial applications of the software
in aerospace industry are presented in the
Gallery of case studies.