Welding in Aerospace Industry

Mechanical joining and resistance welding are also widely applied in aerospace industry for joining components of special metals with light weight and high strength such as titanium alloys and aluminum alloys, as well as high temperature resistant materials such as nickel based alloys etc.

Riveting is the most commonly used joining technique in assembly of the wings and fuselage of airplanes, while resistance spot welding is also used in assembly of interior components.

In order to support the applications in aerospace industry, special materials have been added to the build-in material database, including aluminum alloys, titanium alloys, Inconel alloys and Incoloy alloys etc.

Besides the well developed functions for simulation and optimization of resistance welding processes, SORPAS® is now further developed with the new software system, SORPAS®2D.joining, specially for simulation of riveting processes.