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Tuning spot weld models for vehicle body structural dynamics
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering, MWL Structural and vibroacoustics. (MWL Material och strukturakustik)
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2012 (English)In: Proceedings Of International Conference On Noise And Vibration Engineering (ISMA2012) / International Conference On Uncertainty In Structural Dynamics (USD2012), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven , 2012, 3915-3926 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Efforts focussing on modelling of spot welds in typical automotive structures have been spent during the last decades resulting in a number of different modelling techniques. One of the crucial aspects common to all these approaches is the difficulties related to the local complexity of the modelling of the actual connections. In order to handle this complexity, spot weld models are often dependent on parameters tuning their characteristics. This paper discusses the tuning of two different spot weld models with respect to certain parameters; the RBE3-Hexa-RBE3 model (also known as the ACM 2) and the Spider2 model available in the pre-processor Ansa. With the current trend towards increasingly refined finite element model meshes, current guide lines need to be updated and elaborated further in order to identify the best performing models. In this paper, model studies are discussed targeting tuning of spot weld parameters together with a new proposal for an exact method for updating the Young's modulus and density of isotropic shell structures analytically using an initial FE calculation.

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Katholieke Universiteit Leuven , 2012. 3915-3926 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-108095ISI: 000321063904008ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84906337589ISBN: 978-90-73802-89-6OAI: diva2:578974
International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering (ISMA) / International Conference on Uncertainty in Structural Dynamics (USD), KU Leuven, Dept Mech Engn, Leuven, Belgium, Sep 17-19, 2012
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Available from: 2012-12-19 Created: 2012-12-19 Last updated: 2016-03-10Bibliographically approved

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