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The spotwelds are independent mesh spotwelds. They are modeled with spring type beam (type 13) elements and both sides of the spring are linked to the mesh with tied interfaces (type 2).


The spring property depends on the thicknesses of the parts to link and is defined in the file, <install directory>/environment/.../spotweld/rspdef.  This file contains all the parameters to define the spotwelds:

minimum length
maximum length
function force vs. thickness
mass and inertia of the spring
rupture parameters


How Do I ...

Create spotweld

Modify spotweld

Check spotweld

Delete spotweld

Import spotwelds

Extract spotwelds


See also

Time History Setting

Export File