Simufact Engineering says it has further developed its welding simulation software (Simufact.welding) and is releasing the new version 4. This is a Finite-Element-based software with which the elastic-plastic material behaviour can be modelled.

The company claims the software realistically predicts the distortions and residual stresses that occur during welding, while considering phase transformations and controlling these in the component.

Improvements include:
• A new simplification method to shorten calculation time
• Optional use of an integrated meshing tool (Altair®-based)
• Improved usability of the software