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Simulation-based numerical optimization of arc welding process for reduced distortion in welded structures

Mohammad Refatul Islam's picture

This paper presents an effective numerical approach for welding process
parameter optimization to minimize weld-induced distortion in
structures. A numerical optimization framework based on coupled Genetic
Algorithm (GA) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is developed and
implemented for a low and a high fidelity model. Classical weakly
coupled thermo-mechanical analysis with thermo-elasto-plastic
assumptions is carried out for distortion prediction of numerical
models. The search for optimum process parameters is executed by direct
integration of numerical models and GA-based optimization technique. The
developed framework automatically inserts the process parameters into
the simulation models, executes the FE-based welding simulations and
evaluates the required simulation output data for iterative evolutionary
optimization. The optimization results show that the proposed approach
can contribute substantially to enhance final welded product quality
while facilitating and accelerating the product design and development.

 

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168874X14000201#

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