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Simulating Metals - Challenges and Limitations

Finite Element software has been extensively used over many decades to simulate the behaviour of metallic engineering structures with impressive accuracy. However, when simulating metal applications involving highly non-linear features such as extensive plasticity, very high temperatures and material damage, the analyst should keep in mind that there are limitations to the capabilities of the simulation software in representing these problems. In such cases, the accuracy of the Finite Element solutions must be questioned and, whenever possible, verified against experimental test data.

In this webinar Professor Becker will presents an overview of Finite Element simulations of some advanced non-linear metal behaviour involving plasticity, creep, welding and damage. The webinar highlights the potential challenges faced by the Finite Element analyst and the limitations of Finite Element software.

Document Details

AuthorBecker. A
Date 14th May 2020


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