View Seam Weld Resultant Forces

Display a table of seam weld resultant forces.

Total contact forces are displayed for each weld contact but seam weld resultant forces can also be evaluated per unit length along the middle of the weld. The number of data points for this evaluation is determined automatically by the length of the weld. Resultant forces per unit length can be used with seam weld design standards, specifically Eurocode 3 (EN 1993-1-8: Eurocode 3: Design of Steel Structures, Section

  1. In the Project Tree, open the Analysis Workbench.
  2. On the workbench toolbar, select (Weld forces) > Seam weld forces.
  3. In the Seam weld reaction dialog, navigate the table in the following ways:
    • Select any column header to sort the table.
    • Select any row to display a spot forces summary along with the force and moment vectors.
  4. Optional: Use (Zoom) to focus the modeling window on the chosen weld.
  5. View a plot of a seam weld's reaction per unit length over the length of the weld.
    1. For Reaction type, select the reaction type of interest from the drop-down menu.
    2. Select Evaluate.
      The selected reaction is plotted in a new window.

      Figure 1.
  6. In the plot window, select Save as to save results as an image or text file.