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Friction Stir Welding Utility Menu

Friction Stir Welding Utility Menu

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Friction Stir Welding Utility Menu

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The Friction Stir Welding Utility menu lists options to import models into HyperMesh, create weld mesh, select and assign material properties, define and apply boundary conditions, define process conditions, and export data files to HyperXtrude. Options in the Utility menu fall into two categories:

shortcuts to native HyperMesh panels
TK popup menus.



Clear Temp Nodes

Clear temporary nodes

Model Setup Tools:

Create Mesh

Create the model, assign materials, boundary conditions, and process parameters through a wizard.

Select Units

Choose the units used in modeling the problem

Material Data

Select materials from a material database and assign material properties to components. View viscosity/flow stress graphs for materials.

Boundary Conditions

Inspect/Setup BCs

View and assign boundary conditions on element faces.

Check Undefined BC

Identify external faces without loads.

Check Duplicate BC

Identify duplicate loads.

Process Data


Specify process control parameters.

Extract Points

Define solution-monitoring points. The HyperXtrude solver prints detailed solution history at these monitoring points.

Model Summary

Inspect summary data such as number of elements and loads.

Export Data

Export/Launch Solver

Start the HyperXtrude solver using the current model, an existing data deck, or a restart file.



See Also:

Select Units

Friction Stir Welding User's Guide