SORPAS® 3D.testing is developed to simulate the common testing methods, then to predict the weld strengths as well as the failure modes by simulating fracture of the welded sheets.
CAE/CAD engineers need realistic weld strengths to make crash modeling and structural simulations depending on actual materials and realistic welding production conditions. SORPAS® 3D.testing can predict weld strength results based on welding simulations and export results to crash simulation models such as Abaqus and others.
Key applications of SORPAS® 3D.testing
- To evaluate the weld and joint strengths based on the welding simulations with actual welding and joining conditions.
- To provide the weld and joint strengths dependent on actual materials and welding conditions to the subsequent structural and crash simulations.
How to use SORPAS® 3D.testing?
You can make easily build a 3D testing model with sheet materials and defined weld points. You can also continue strength testing from the results of SORPAS® 3D.welding. This usually gives more accurate simulation. Because the material properties around the weld zone has significant effect on the weld strength.
Templates for making testing models
The SORPAS® 3D.testing has build-in 3D modeling templates for creating strength testing workpieces. By entering a few parameters for the dimensions and shapes, users can easily create a test workpiece. Currently supported templates are for:
- Tensile shear test
- Cross tension test
- Peel test
- KSII test
Below are some examples of weld strength testing simulated by SORPAS® 3D.testing. The simulation results include the weld strengths and failure modes as well as the load-elongation curve with maximum breaking force.