The Weld Evaluation

There are six types of welds that are supported by HL-WC.

Table 1. Supported Weld Types
Weld Type Illustration
T - Welds
L - Welds
Butt Welds
Overlap Welds
  • Locations 3 and 4 correspond to the top plate.
  • Locations 5 and 6 correspond to the base plate.
  • Locations 3, 4, 5 and 6 are aligned, since we use the same evaluation distance.
Cross (X) Welds
Multiple (M) Welds

Some Considerations for Weld Evaluations

  • For T and L welds, the coordinate system of the 1D beam element is oriented in such a way that the Y axis of the coordinate system points to Location 1 of the weld and the Z axis of the coordinate system points to Location 3 of the weld element.
  • For all the supported weld types, the X axis of the 1D beam coordinate system is oriented along with weld direction.
  • You need to check and modify the classification parameters for all the welds to be evaluated.