Model Preparation

The current version of HL-WC supports one type of weld connection modelling:

In this method of weld modelling, the plate components are connected using common nodes known as shared edges. For automatic detection of node2node welds, the below conditions must be met.
  • The connected shells must share the same nodes at the weld line.
  • The connected shells must be organized in different components.

    Figure 1.
Note: Only shell models are supported for a Both Welds & Unwelded evaluation.